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!

 

06/26/2016 - 07/02/2016

Ongoing Events

Exhibition: "Charles & Anne Morrow Lindbergh: Couple of an Age"

  • Date(s): 11/13/2015 - 10/23/2016
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location: Morven Museum & Garden | 55 Stockton Street, Princeton, NJ
  • Phone: (609) 924-8144
  • Admission: $10
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Spanning the 20th century, the exhibition is the first to explore the Lindberghs as a couple, examining Charles and Anne as complicated and imperfect American icons.

Spring onto the Scene with Barbour!

  • Date(s): 02/15/2016 - 08/31/2016
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: 67 Palmer Square West, Princeton, NJ
  • Admission: Free
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Spring and Summer are fast approaching; embrace the warmer weather with Barbour’s new Spring/Summer 2016 collection! This collection encompasses a wide selection of garments and accessories, from light jackets designed for biking across the desert to cashmere cable knits and casual daywear. This diverse arrangement of clothing is now available at your local Barbour Princeton store. For more information, visit Barbour.com. http://www.barbour.com/shop/barbour-princeton

Museum Exhibition | Women, Art, & Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise

  • Date(s): 05/07/2016 - 07/10/2016
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Thursday, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 pm Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, July 4
  • Location: Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
  • Phone: (609) 258-3788
  • Admission: FREE
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Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise brings together works created during the 45-year lifespan of the Newcomb enterprise—an artistic and commercial venture which provided a rare opportunity for Southern women to support themselves and resulted in one of the most vital workshops of the American Arts and Crafts movement, including iconic pottery as well as textiles, metalwork, jewelry, and bookbinding. Newcomb Pottery, established in 1895 as an educational experiment of H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College (Tulane University’s former women’s college), is considered one of the most significant makers of American art pottery of the twentieth century, both critically acclaimed and highly coveted. Women, Art, and Social Change builds on Princeton’s longstanding role in shaping public understanding of the Arts and Crafts movement. Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise is organized by the Newcomb Art Gallery at Tulane University and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, and is supported in part by the Henry Luce Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. The exhibition at Princeton has been made possible by the Frances E. and Elias Wolf, Class of 1920, Fund; the Kathleen C. Sherrerd Program Fund for American Art; and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support has been provided by the Allen R. Adler, Class of 1967, Exhibitions Fund; the Curtis W. McGraw Foundation; and the Friends of the Princeton University Art Museum.

American Pickers to film in New Jersey

  • Date(s): 06/21/2016 - 09/30/2016
  • Recurring daily
  • Phone: 1-855-OLD-RUST
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Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to New Jersey! They plan to film episodes of the hit series, AMERICAN PICKERS, throughout the region this summer.

 AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them.

As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, the Pickers want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items. The pair hopes to give historically significant objects a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way.

 Mike and Frank have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them. AMERICAN PICKERS is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to:

americanpickers@cineflix.com or call 855-old-rust

Montgomery Township Fireworks Spectacular

  • Date(s): 06/30/2016 - 06/30/2016
  • Times: 6 pm
  • Location: Montgomery High School,1014 Rt. 601, Skillman
  • Admission: $15.00 Priority Parking
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 There will be lots of fun for the whole family on the front lawn of Montgomery High School on June 30th! Starting at 6 pm there are games and vendors including grilled foods, drinks, and the ever-popular kettle corn and funnel cakes. Get there early to get a great picnic spot under the stars! Feel free to bring a blanket or chairs and enjoy the sounds of a popular music band, "Just Duet - with Friends" playing at 7:00 pm up on the stage. After the playing of the Star Spangled Banner, at dusk (approx. 9:15 pm), get ready for a spectacular display of patriotic fireworks, sure to bring out the kid in everyone!

This event is funded by contributions from corporations, small business leaders, individual citizens, and fees from high quality vendors and non - profit organizations. The event rain date is set for Thursday, July 7th.

The event will be held at Montgomery High School,1014 Rt. 601, Skillman. To reserve priority parking in the High School parking lot, at a cost of $15 per space, go to: https://register.communitypass.net/montgomery and if you do not have a Montgomery Recreation account, create one and then choose "Summer 2016". (Note: handicapped parking spots will be reserved at the high school and available at no charge).

5 Star Shameless Name Dropping Walking Tour

  • Date(s): 07/02/2016 - 08/27/2016
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Location: Saturday tours begin at 116 Nassau Street at the Princeton U-Store, Princeton, New Jersey
  • Contact: Princeton Tour Company
  • Phone: (855) 743-1415
  • Admission: $25 per Adult; $20 per 12 yr and under
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Learn about the famous students and residents that help to make Princeton the most treasured Ivy League town in America. On this scenic 3 mile stroll, you'll see all the essential sites and learn the broadest information regarding the campus and the surrounding neighborhoods! $25 Per Adult; $20 for 12 yrs and under 3 mile walk - 2 hour leisurely paced walk Guests will learn the broadest information of the amazing chronological history of our town and gown as they see the homes and office buildings of Princeton's most notable characters including James Madison, Aaron Burr Jr., Albert Einstein, TS Eliot, F Scott Fitzgerald, Woodrow Wilson, Grover Cleveland, Paul Robeson, JFK, Adlai Stevenson, Brooke Shields, David Duchovney and more!

Museum Exhibition | Surfaces Seen and Unseen: African Art at Princeton

  • Date(s): 07/02/2016 - 10/09/2016
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Thursday, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, and Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 pm Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, July 4
  • Location: Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
  • Phone: (609) 258-3788
  • Admission: FREE
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Surfaces Seen and Unseen: African Art at Princeton examines how ornamental and ritual additions to the evolving surfaces of African sculptures alter an object’s appearance and power over the course of its lifetime. The exhibition also showcases the Museum’s growing African collection and loans from private collections. African artists tended to define the underlying form of a work but over many years, a range of users or ritual experts could intervene to renew its surface. In some examples, substances such as earth, oils, or grains applied to a sculpture during ritual offerings activated the form for power or healing and, in the process, transformed the object’s patina. Other objects were empowered over time as ritual experts attached materials, including feathers, fabrics, and mirrors. Surface colors changed when masks were repainted for subsequent performances. As the works reached the West, however, dealers of African art often removed these layers of surface, shaping a different (and arguably false) understanding of African art. More recently, however, the complexity of objects’ surface accumulations have come to be appreciated as bearers of cultural and aesthetic value, displaying layers of color, encrustation, or attachments and thus of artistic and cultural intervention.

Summer Music Series

  • Date(s): 07/02/2016 - 08/27/2016
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 2 pm-4 pm
  • Location: The Green on Palmer Square
  • Admission: FREE and open to the public
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 Bring your own lawn chairs and picnic blankets.

JULY:

2- Nassau Brass - Dixieland, Ragtime, Pop, Broadway Showtunes & Americana

9- Gyrl Band - Four Rockin' Singer/Songwriters who are Fun. Energetic, Witty, Talented & Great Performers

16- Richard Reiter Swing Band - NJ's Best Swing!

23- Sun Dog - Contemporary, Classic & Country Rock

30- Strictly 60's - A Musical Jouney Through One of the Country's Most Musically Diverse Decades

AUGUST:

13- B.D. Lenz - Funky, Highly Melodic and Supremely Groovin' Jazz

20- Kindie (Kid-Indie), Top-10 Best-Selling Kids' Artist According to Billboard Magazine

27- The Alice Project - Intelligent, provocative Rock n' Roll

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