Princeton Events

There are so many things to see and do in the Princeton area.  Check out our calendar of events below.  If you're looking for a place to stay while in Princeton, check out our great hotels.  We also have a variety of wonderful restaurants and things to do.  There are also a few great annual events in the Princeton area.  Enjoy your visit with us!

 

04/26/2015 - 05/02/2015

Ongoing Events

Art, Architecture, Nature Exhibition at D&R Greenway through May 29

  • Date(s): 03/30/2015 - 05/29/2015
  • Recurring every week day
  • Times: business hours, business days -- call to be sure galleries not rented at time of visit
  • Location: D&R Greenway Land Trust, One Preservation Place, off Rosedale Road, Princeton
  • Contact: Carolyn Edelmann
  • Phone: (609) 924-4646
  • Admission: free but call to be sure galleries not rented at time of prospective visit
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D&R Greenway’s dynamic new exhibition explores relationships in the realms of art, architecture and the natural landscape:. “Coexisting Structures: Artists, Architects, and Nature” is available at D&R Greenway, business hours, business days, from March 30 through May 29. Catalyzed by a group of retired architects who are now full-time fine artists, this display includes architecture-inspired paintings and drawings, photomontages and infrared photography, dramatic story boards prepared for competitions, three-dimensional models, and professional drawings. Key regional firms represented include Studio Hillier and Michael Graves Architecture & Design, and The Barn Company. Themes range from avant-garde cityscapes to rustic landscapes and subterranean photomontages.. D&R Greenway Opening Reception Friday, April 17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., One Preservation Place, Princeton. Free; register for reception at rsvp@drgreenway.org 609-924-4646 www.drgreenway.org

Spring After School Classes

  • Date(s): 04/14/2015 - 06/09/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times: 4:15-5:30PM
  • Location: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington NJ 08534
  • Contact: Maryann Polefka
  • Phone: (609) 737-7592
  • Admission: Class fee per child: $10M/$15NM . Register and pay for 4 classes, receive a 5th class free.
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Children 6-10 years old will explore the Reserve with one of the Teacher-Naturalists. Outdoor discoveries, hikes, seasonal surprises await you each week! Class size is limited. April 14 – Spring Explorations April 21 – Weather Watchers April 28 – Web of Life May 5 – Nature’s Camouflage May 12 – Birds and Nesting May 19 – Wild Wildflowers May 26 – Insect Safari June 2 – Pond Exploration: Around the Pond (Meet at Wargo Pond) June 9 – Pond Exploration: In the Pond (Meet at Wargo Pond)

Picasso at the Lapin Agile

  • Date(s): 04/24/2015 - 05/03/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Fridays @ 8:00pm, Saturdays @ 8:00pm and Sundays @ 2:00pm
  • Location: Kelsey Theater at MCCC, West Windsor, NJ
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: (609) 570-3333
  • Admission: Tickets: $18 adults, $16 seniors, $14 students/children
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So, Einstein and Picasso walk into a bar, and… The punch line to this joke is in The Pennington Players’ production of this imaginative comedy, written by comedian Steve Martin (yes, that Steve Martin.) While the play is not exactly a classic, you can’t get more museum quality than these two classic visionary figures, one who is on the verge of publishing his Theory of General Relativity and one who is close to painting Les Demoiselles d’Avignon—his ground-breaking foray into modern art. And you can’t get funnier than this imaginary meeting between the two in a bar at the turn of the 20th Century. Join us, faster than the speed of light, for a Post-show Talkback on Friday, May 1st. Also, at Noon and 2:00 pm there will be a scene from "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" (Performed by the Pennington Players at the Bainbridge House).

Drop-in Days/Lunch with a Naturalist

  • Date(s): 04/27/2015 - 04/27/2015
  • Times: 11:30AM – 12:30PM
  • Location: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington NJ 08534
  • Contact: Maryann Polefka
  • Phone: (609) 737-7592
  • Admission: Families, $5 per child
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Parents and children 5-10 years old - pack your lunch and join one of the Teacher-Naturalists for a nature-themed lunch! Enjoy your lunch with us in the Watershed Center or outdoors (weather permitting) coupled with a nature mini-lesson and a hands-on activity. We will send you home with ideas to explore and projects to tackle for further enrichment. Each lunch/learn will whet your appetite as we take a peek at a different environmental topic. Registration not required, drop-ins are welcome!

Free Redfin Home Buying Class

  • Date(s): 04/27/2015 - 04/27/2015
  • Times: 6:30-8:30
  • Location: Pizzeria Uno, Hamilton, NJ
  • Contact: Gina Sapnar
  • Phone: (609) 439-4735
  • Admission: Free
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Thinking about buying a home but don't know where to start? Redfin Agent Gina Sapnar will walk you through the home-buying process so you know what to expect. We'll cover if buying is for you, South New Jersey area home prices and inventory levels, home financing and the mortgage process. Click on link to RSVP. Come hungry because dinner and drinks are on us! Redfin is a technology-powered real estate brokerage putting clients first. We pay our agents based on customer surveys instead of commissions and can save you thousands when buying or selling a home.

Ian Bostridge

  • Date(s): 04/27/2015 - 04/27/2015
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Location: McCarter Theater Center, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: (609) 258-2787
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There are tenors, and then there is Ian Bostridge, who is his own category. Is there a more admired singer in the world today than this British artist, whether in opera, orchestral, or recital repertoire? He defines the word eclectic, which is why everyone wants him all the time (the Queen apparently also noticed, and made him a CBE in 2004). But it’s his unique and challenging programs that set him apart, like the one he will bring to McCarter. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I (our “forgotten” war), he will explore the music and poetry of The Great War, including settings by George Butterworth and Kurt Weill, of poems by A.E. Housman and Walt Whitman, plus “war songs” by Ivor Gurney, Mahler, Lehar, and of course, Benjamin Britten.

Rider University Band: Spring Concert

  • Date(s): 04/28/2015 - 04/28/2015
  • Times: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Bart Luedeke Center Theater Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: (609) 896-7775
  • Admission: Free Admission
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Annual spring concert of Rider University's one and only concert band and The Blawenburg Band, a local community band founded in 1890. The performance will feature traditional band favorites.

Wendy Whelan Dance Project

  • Date(s): 04/28/2015 - 04/28/2015
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Location: McCarter Theater Center, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: (609) 258-2787
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For 25 years, the great dancer Wendy Whelan captivated New York City Ballet audiences with her elegant yet thrilling movement. If the NYCB had the equivalent of a “prima ballerina,” she was it. In Restless Creature, she joins forces with four of today’s top male choreographers in a vibrant suite of duets, created by and danced with: Kyle Abraham (who brings his own company to the Berlind Theatre in October); Joshua Beamish and Brian Brooks, both of whom also have their own companies; and Alejandro Cerrudo, the Resident Choreographer of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. It’s not often that McCarter gets to host the New Jersey premiere of a major dance event, so we’re thrilled—and so will you be watching what this dance legend and her colleagues have created.

BERNSTEIN: Mass: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers

  • Date(s): 04/30/2015 - 05/03/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Verizon Hall The Kimmel Center 300 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
  • Contact: Anne Sears
  • Phone: (609) 921-2663
  • Admission: Tickets can be purchased through The Philadelphia Orchestra box office.
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Westminster Symphonic Choir joins The Philadelphia Orchestra in performances of Leonard Bernstein's Mass: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers. While Bernstein employed many of the elements of a traditional Mass, he also drew upon his Broadway experience, as well as other religious and popular genres. The piece is a remarkable and visionary work that utilizes a plethora of musical styles to relay the text. The spiritual center of the work travels through a crisis of faith to eventual reconciliation and peace.

Fusion Academy One Year Celebration and Meet the Founder Event

  • Date(s): 04/30/2015 - 04/30/2015
  • Times: 7-9pm
  • Location: Fusion Academy at 116 Stanhope Street, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Matt Douglas
  • Phone: (609) 919-9193
  • Admission: FREE!
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Join Fusion Academy Princeton for our EPIC One Year Celebration and Meet the Founder event! Rock out with our live band, dine on fine hors d’oeuvres, and meet the staff, families and professionals who have made Fusion Princeton what it is today. Michelle Rose Gilman, founder of over 25 Fusion Academies nationwide, will also be in attendance. This unique opportunity allows you to hear the history and vision of our relationship-based learning model from the woman who started it over 20 years ago.

Five Mile lake

  • Date(s): 05/01/2015 - 05/03/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Friday: 8:00pm, Saturday: 8:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm
  • Location: McCarter Theater Center, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: (609) 258-2787
  • Admission: $25-$70
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A play about a small town and the wide world. Rachel Bonds’ Five Mile Lake is a stunning new play by an astonishingly talented writer. With exquisite care, Bonds paints a moving portrait of a group of young people, yearning to make the right choices—and facing the choices they have already made—as they journey into their thirties in a rapidly transforming world. Directed by Emily Mann, Five Mile Lake continues McCarter’s tradition of introducing major new plays and writers to the American stage (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The Convert, and Anna in the Tropics). Don’t miss this funny, tender, and heart-wrenching play about those who stay, and those who go away.

Laurie Anderson

  • Date(s): 05/01/2015 - 05/01/2015
  • Times: 8:00pm
  • Location: McCarter Theater Center, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: (609) 258-2787
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Still the foremost performance artist of our time, Laurie Anderson’s genre-crossing work encompasses everything from film and music to writing, photography, and sculpture. She continues to challenge audiences with her multi-media solo presentations in her various roles as visual artist, composer, poet, filmmaker, ventriloquist, electronics whiz, vocalist, and instrumentalist. Infused with her hallucinatory language, she weaves in eloquent leitmotifs and brilliantly conceived tangents to create a uniquely satisfying meta-narrative addressing universal themes in the vernacular of the commonplace.

Rider Art Gallery: Annual Student Exhibition

  • Date(s): 05/01/2015 - 08/01/2015
  • Recurring monthly on the 1st
  • Times: 11:00 a.m
  • Location: Rider University Art Gallery Bart Luedeke Center Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: (609) 896-7775
  • Admission: Free Admission
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Exhibit on display: Thursday, April 30 through Sunday, August 30. Gallery Hours: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sundays, 12 noon to 4 p.m. Works created by Rider University visual arts students. This program is made possible in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.

Rider University Choir: Themeless Thinging

  • Date(s): 05/01/2015 - 05/01/2015
  • Times: 7:30 p.m
  • Location: Gill Memorial Chapel Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: (609) 896-7775
  • Admission: Free Admission
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Performing classical and contemporary choral works.

Back to the Future: Enable, Inc.'s 25 Anniversary Gala

  • Date(s): 05/02/2015 - 05/02/2015
  • Times: 7 pm - 10 pm
  • Location: Greenacres Country Club, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Contact: Lisa Jordan
  • Phone: (609) 658-6754
  • Admission: $175 per person
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Mark your calendar for Enable, Inc.’s 25th anniversary gala, Back to the Future. On Saturday, May 2, 2015, Enable – a non-profit leader in providing programs, services and supports to seniors and persons with disabilities – presents a gala dinner at the beautiful Greenacres Country Club in Lawrenceville, NJ. An online auction opens on April 17 at https:/www.biddingforgood.com/enable25backtothefuture. Bidding closes during the Gala dinner. All proceeds benefit seniors and persons with disabilities.

Emerging Choreographers Showcase

  • Date(s): 05/02/2015 - 05/02/2015
  • Times: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Bart Luedeke Center Theater Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: (609) 896-7775
  • Admission: Admission: $20 adults and $10 students/seniors
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The culmination of an extensive choreography competition, this annual event will feature the work of winning choreographers and a discussion with legendary dancer and artistic director Edward Villella. The performances will be followed by a talk back with the choreographers and the competition adjudicators. Westminster College of the Arts gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Jamie Kleinberg Kamph and Daine Spitz.

Head To Toe Woman's Expo

  • Date(s): 05/02/2015 - 05/02/2015
  • Times: 9:00am- 3:00pm
  • Location: Robbinsville Highschool, Robbinsville, NJ
  • Contact: Diana St. John
  • Phone: (855) 478-6888
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Grab your girlfriends and join Mercer County Woman Magazine for their 9th annual Head to Toe Women’s Expo featuring seminars and tips on everything from finances to food, health and wellness, beauty, shopping, psychic corner, plus prizes and entertainment!

Kite Day at Terhune Orchards

  • Date(s): 05/02/2015 - 05/03/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 10am to 5pm
  • Location: Terhune Orchards 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Farm Store
  • Phone: (609) 924-2310
  • Admission: $5
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Kite Day is a perfect time to explore the farm during our spring festival - Saturday, May 2nd & Sunday, May 3rd - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Spring on the farm is one of the most beautiful and exciting seasons. All is ready for the bountiful growing season. Bring your own kite or choose a ready-made kite from the wide selection in the store. Or better yet, make a "guaranteed to fly" kite. Whichever you choose, test fly your kite in our wide-open 10-acre pasture with all the farm animals looking on. The farm will ring with country music and entertainment all weekend. Weekend music is TBD (music is from 12-4 pm each day).The whole family can tour the orchards and fields while riding in a tractor-drawn farm wagon. The sheep will be shorn on Sunday and the children can take home a piece of real fleece. There will be special activities and games for children in the barnyard. For all those hungry kite fliers, we'll have lots of good country food. The whole family will enjoy Terhune Orchards' famous apples, cider, donuts, pies, country chili, hot dogs, barbecued chicken, our own fresh, grilled asparagus, salads, soup and all kinds of cookies and goodies. Parking at the farm. Admission fee $5.00-children under 3 are free. The Farm Store and our winery and tasting room are open without admission fee.

LAYERS OF INSPIRATION FOR 3D PRINTING

  • Date(s): 05/02/2015 - 05/09/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 10:00 am- 1:00 pm
  • Location: Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
  • Phone: (609) 586-0616
  • Admission: $155 Members; $170 non-Members
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Want to create your own 3D printed sculpture? Now you can! In this unique 2-part Studio Workshop, you’ll experiment with 3D-modeling and printing technologies. Using the layered paper assemblages of exhibiting artist Jae Ko as inspiration, you’ll create your own miniature installation using paper. Your textural paper model will be laser scanned and printed using a plastic compound (PLA) before the next class. In your second class, you’ll finish your completed model and alternate finishing techniques will be discussed. Don’t miss this unique chance to 3D print your own artwork using the latest Makerbot technology! Instructors: Bruce Lindsay and Scot Thompson

Pairing Wine & Dessert

  • Date(s): 05/02/2015 - 05/02/2015
  • Times: 2 pm
  • Location: Crossing Vineyards and Winery, Washington Crossing, PA
  • Contact: Tasting Room
  • Phone: 2154936500,ext19
  • Admission: $40
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Pairing Wine & Dessert At Crossing Vineyards & Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Rd, Washington Crossing, PA Saturday, May 2, 2:00 pm Event Manager Kate Sielski will offer a fun class filled with tips on how to pair wine and desserts. Includes instruction, wine tasting and assorted sweets. Cost: $40 per person. Call for reservations: 215-493-6500, ext. 19 or buy on-line: www.crossingvineyards.com. Email: info@crossingvineyards.com

Spring Soirée with the Winemaker

  • Date(s): 05/02/2015 - 05/02/2015
  • Times: 7 pm
  • Location: Crossing Vineyards and Winery, Washington Crossing, PA
  • Contact: Tasting Room
  • Phone: 2154936500,ext19
  • Admission: $89 + tax (gratuity not included)
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Spring Soirée with the Winemaker At Crossing Vineyards & Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Rd, Washington Crossing, PA Saturday, May 2, 7:00 pm. Join Crossing’s owners for an elegant evening of hors d’oeuvres, pairing stations, delicious wines and live classical music. Mix and mingle throughout the winery and garden patio, and experience the beauty of the vineyard in Spring. Cost: $89 per person + tax (gratuity not included). Reservations necessary. Call 215-493-6500, ext. 19 or buy on-line at www.crossingvineyards.com. Email: info@crossingvineyards.com.

The Nile Project

  • Date(s): 05/02/2015 - 05/02/2015
  • Times: 8:00pm
  • Location: McCarter Theater Center, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: (609) 258-2787
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The Nile Project, a cross-cultural musical collaboration that brings together 18 musicians from East African Nile-sharing nations including Uganda, Nubia, Ethiopia, Sudan South Sudan, Eritrea, and Egypt who have learned from one another and translated that experience into collectively composed new musical works. A powerful pan-Nile percussion section drives this orchestra of Ethiopian masenko and saxophone, Egyptian ney, oud, violin, simsimiya and tanbura, and Ugandan adungu, bass guitar, plus six vocalists singing in 11 different languages. The concert will be preceded by a lecture-demonstration showcasing the musical traditions and instruments featured in the ensemble and will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.

Westminster Chapel Choir - Songs of Fate and Faith

  • Date(s): 05/02/2015 - 05/02/2015
  • Times: 8:00 p.m.
  • Location: Bristol Chapel Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: (609) 896-7775
  • Admission: Admission: $20 adults and $15 students/seniors
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The Westminster Chapel Choir will perform a collection of works spanning more than four centuries of music history, finding the common thread in music both ancient and new.

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Princeton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau
182 Nassau Street, Suite 301
Princeton, NJ 08542
Phone: 609-924-1776
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