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!

 

02/07/2016 - 02/13/2016

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.

The Arts Council of Princeton Announces Applications to Participate in Communiversity Now Available

  • Date(s): 12/15/2015 - 02/23/2016
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: Nassau & Witherspoon Streets, Palmers Square, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • Admission: See Application
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Applications are now available for Communiversity ArtsFest 2016, the town-gown event that attracts more than 40,000 people to the heart of Princeton every spring. Communiversity ArtsFest is presented by the Arts Council of Princeton in collaboration with Princeton University and the town of Princeton. This year’s festivities will take place on Sunday, April 17, rain or shine, from 1-6pm. Over 200 booths showcasing original art and contemporary crafts, unique merchandise and taste-tempting food, plus six stages of continuous entertainment draw attendees of all ages to downtown Princeton on Nassau and Witherspoon Streets, in Palmer Square and throughout the University campus. All interested participants—including artists, crafters, merchandise and food vendors, non-profit organizations and performers—should visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org to download and print an application. Deadline to submit an application is February 23, 2016. The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP), founded in 1967, is a non-profit organization with a mission of Building Community through the Arts. Housed in the landmark Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, the ACP fulfills its mission by presenting a wide range of programs including exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, and studio-based classes and workshops in the visual, performing and literary arts. Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population in the greater Princeton region. For more information, visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org or call 609.924.8777.

Lunch and Learn Series

  • Date(s): 01/11/2016 - 03/21/2016
  • Recurring every 2 weeks on Monday
  • Times: 11:30 AM 12:30 PM
  • Location: Watershed Center, Pennington, NJ
  • Contact: Maryann Polefka
  • Phone: (609) 737-7592
  • Admission: Series fee: $25/child; Individual class fee: $5/child
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Parents and children 5-10 years old - pack your lunch and join Senior Naturalist Allison Jackson for a nature-themed lunch! Bring your lunch to enjoy in the Watershed Center, coupled with a nature mini-lesson to whet your appetite and a hands-on activity. We will send you home with ideas to explore and projects to tackle for further enrichment. Registration is not required, drop-ins are welcome! Join us for the entire series (and save) or drop in for just a few – it’s your choice. Series dates: January 11 & 25, February 8 & 22, March 7 & 21

Aging Gracefully with Ballet

  • Date(s): 01/18/2016 - 03/21/2016
  • Recurring weekly on Monday
  • Times: Mondays 11:15 - 12:15
  • Location: Princeton Dance& Theater Studio 116 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Princeton Dance & Theater Studio
  • Phone: (609) 514-1600
  • Admission: $100 for 10 week session
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Aging Gracefully with Ballet taught by professional ballet dancer Talin Kenar will enable all adult ages to enjoy the benefits of ballet. Balance, posture, form, toning, and grace will be the natural result of these gentle and inspiring 1 hour classes.

Aging Gracefully with Ballet

  • Date(s): 01/20/2016 - 03/23/2016
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: Wednesdays 6:30-7:30
  • Location: Princeton Dance& Theater Studio 116 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Princeton Dance & Theater Studio
  • Phone: (609) 514-1600
  • Admission: $100 for 10 week session
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Aging Gracefully with Ballet taught by professional ballet dancer Talin Kenar will enable all adult ages to enjoy the benefits of ballet. Balance, posture, form, toning, and grace will be the natural result of these gentle and inspiring 1 hour classes. Two 10-week sessions to choose from or come to both! Mondays run January 18-March 21 and Thursdays run January 20-March 23. Only $100 per session! Come make new friends and bring or bring back ballet into your life.

Dance with Me

  • Date(s): 01/26/2016 - 03/15/2016
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times: Tuesdays 3:45 - 4:15pm
  • Location: Princeton Dance& Theater Studio 116 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Princeton Dance & Theater Studio
  • Phone: (609) 514-1600
  • Admission: $48 for the 8 week session
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Children enjoy learning the basics of dance and musicality in a nurturing and fun environment. New Pricing! Only $6 per class!! This class may be taken with or without a caretaker.

Winter Preschool Nature Class in Pennington

  • Date(s): 01/26/2016 - 03/01/2016
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times: 10:00-11:30AM
  • Location: Watershed Center, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ
  • Contact: Maryann Polefka
  • Phone: (609) 737-7592
  • Admission: Class fee per child: $10 Members/$15 non-members
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Children 3-5 years old learn about nature while exploring the out-of-doors with one of the SBMWA Teacher-Naturalists. Topics change weekly and each class includes outdoor exploration, stories and simple crafts. Registration is required, discounts apply for multi-week registration. No class on February 9.

Winter Preschool Nature Class in Pennington

  • Date(s): 01/27/2016 - 03/02/2016
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: 1:00-2:30PM
  • Location: Watershed Center, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ
  • Contact: Maryann Polefka
  • Phone: (609) 737-7592
  • Admission: Class fee per child: $10 Members/$15 non-members
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Children 3-5 years old learn about nature while exploring the out-of-doors with one of the SBMWA Teacher-Naturalists. Topics change weekly and each class includes outdoor exploration, stories and simple crafts. Registration is required, discounts apply for multi-week registration. No class on February 10.

Rider University Art Gallery- Scott Noel

  • Date(s): 01/28/2016 - 02/21/2016
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Tuesday-Thursday: 11:00am-7:00pm; Sunday: 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Location: Bart Luedeke Center: Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Admission: Free Admission
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Professor of Art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Scott Noel’s exhibition will focus on his still-lifes, city views, landscapes and large figure compositions. His paintings explore ideas that come from direct observation and also make reference to history, mythology, literature and narration. Rider University Art Gallery Bart Luedeke Center Rider University Lawrenceville, NJ Free admission

Conserving Energy in Your Home

  • Date(s): 02/03/2016 - 03/09/2016
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: 7:30PM - 9:00PM
  • Location: Watershed Center, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, Pennington, NJ
  • Contact: Maryann Polefka
  • Phone: (609) 737-7592
  • Admission: SBMWA Member- $180; SBMWA Non-Member- $230
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Are you interested in learning about steps you can take to reduce your use of energy in your home, save money on your electric bills and help the environment? Curious about how solar energy and geothermal systems really work and whether they are right for you? Registration is now open for our adult education course focused on home energy efficiency to be held in our award-winning Watershed Center, which has received the highest “Platinum” rating from the US Green Building Council. The course aims to extend many of the lessons learned from designing and building our energy efficient Center to what a homeowner can do in either building a new house or retrofitting an existing home to use energy more efficiently, reduce energy bills and lower impacts on the environment and climate change. The course will be led by Watershed-member Ted Borer, Energy Plant Manager at Princeton University and Robert Harris, a former Watershed trustee and retired faculty member at Princeton University who taught a senior engineering design course on energy efficient buildings. The course will consist of six Wednesday evening lectures and three Saturday morning field trips beginning on February 3 and ending March 9. The classroom sessions will focus on how energy is used for heating, cooling, and lighting a house, the energy used for hot water and “plug loads”, and what determines the efficiency of energy use, as well as what practical cost effective measures can be taken to lower energy bills and be better stewards of the environment. The field trips will be designed to illustrate how an energy audit is done, the use of solar panels to produce electricity and hot water, and the methods of weatherizing a house to reduce the loss of heat in the winter or gain of heat in the summer.

Dance with Me

  • Date(s): 02/04/2016 - 04/07/2016
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Times: Thursdays, 11:15-12:00
  • Location: Princeton Dance& Theater Studio 116 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Princeton Dance & Theater Studio
  • Phone: (609) 514-1600
  • Admission: $48 for the 8 week session
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This class may be taken with or without a caretaker. Children enjoy learning the basics of dance and musicality in a nurturing and fun environment. New Pricing! Only $6 per class!!

Arts Council of Princeton Presents New Exhibition, "Down To Earth: Artists Inspired By The Elements"

  • Date(s): 02/06/2016 - 02/27/2016
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Reception: 3-5pm, Exhibition: M-SAT 10am-4pm
  • Location: Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Princeton
  • Phone: (609) 924-8777
  • Admission: Free and Open to the Public
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The Arts Council of Princeton presents Down To Earth: Artists Inspired By The Elements, an exhibition of work by artists who are influenced by elements such as fire, wind, and earth. Visitors can expect original works from Olivia Jupillat, Paul Mordetsky, and Alice Sims-Gunzenhauser. Down To Earth will be on view in the Arts Council’s Taplin Gallery from February 6-27, with an Opening Reception on Saturday, February 6 from 3-5pm. Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ. Parking is available in the Spring and Hulfish Street Garages and at metered parking spots along Witherspoon Street and Paul Robeson Place. For more information, please visit artscouncilofprinceton.org or call (609) 924-8777.

Dance with Me

  • Date(s): 02/06/2016 - 04/02/2016
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: Saturdays 8:30-9:00 am
  • Location: Princeton Dance& Theater Studio 116 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Princeton Dance & Theater Studio
  • Phone: (609) 514-1600
  • Admission: $48 for the 8 week session
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This class may be taken with or without a caretaker. Children enjoy learning the basics of dance and musicality in a nurturing and fun environment. New Pricing! Only $6 per class!!

Wine and Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend

  • Date(s): 02/06/2016 - 02/14/2016
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: 12pm to 5pm
  • Location: Terhune Orchards 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Farm Store
  • Phone: (609) 924-2310
  • Admission: $5 tastings
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Looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Stop by a New Jersey winery for the annual Wine and Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend! Surprise your special someone this Valentine’s Day weekend with a wine tasting where you can learn about and taste local wines paired with chocolate treats and more. Sponsored by the Garden State Wine Growers Association. Visit us in the Terhune Orchards Vineyard & Winery tasting room as we join other New Jersey wineries across the state for a weekend of wine and chocolate. Sample our award winning wines, enjoy a glass in our 160 year old barn and take home a bottle. This weekend, we will offer chocolate treats made from scratch in our bakery along with our wines. With the purchase of a bottle of wine, enjoy a free local Thomas Sweet chocolate. Warm up with a sample of our hot mulled wine by the fire. Tastings are $5.

Rider Musical Theater: Red Carpet! Music and the Movies

  • Date(s): 02/12/2016 - 02/13/2016
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 7:30pm & 9:30pm
  • Location: Bart Luedeke Theater at Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Phone: (609) 921-7100
  • Admission: Free Admission
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Franklin Trapp returns to Rider University after bringing us last season’s high-kicking “Constant Craving: A Country Music Cabaret.” Come experience some of the best musical theatre talent in the region before these talented students head to the Big Apple. Westminster College of the Arts gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Herbert B. Mayo Performance Endowment.

Art for Families: Art from the HeART

  • Date(s): 02/13/2016 - 02/13/2016
  • Times: 10:30 am-1 pm
  • Location: Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton NJ
  • Phone: (609) 258-3788
  • Admission: Free and open to the public
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Join us on Saturday mornings for family fun in the Art Museum. Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and enjoy an engaging gallery activity followed by a related art project. Each week has a different theme. Come for fifteen minutes or two hours—whatever your schedule allows! All ages are welcome; no tickets or reservations are needed. Learn about the love stories that inspired some of the works in the Museum’s collection and create a love-themed masterpiece to take home.

Ricotta Lunch Class

  • Date(s): 02/13/2016 - 02/13/2016
  • Times: 11am
  • Location: 3200 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Contact: Tamara Chrisitans
  • Phone: (609) 895-1502
  • Admission: $70
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The introduction to home cheese-making, ricotta is the easiest cheese to make at home. It requires only a few simple ingredients and very little time. Plus it can be eaten right away, making it ideal as a meal ingredient or a quick snack. In this hands-on class, you’ll watch side-by-side demonstrations on making ricotta using different coagulants before creating a savory lasagna lunch with a sweet ricotta dessert, using the cheese made in class. You’ll have time to ask questions while dining on your cheesy lunch (including a tasting of cheeses from Cherry Grove Farm), and then depart for the day with our signature class folder full of materials and recipes to use at home.

Romantic Candlelit Valentine’s Dinner

  • Date(s): 02/13/2016 - 02/14/2016
  • Recurring daily
  • 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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Romantic Candlelit Valentine’s Dinner At Crossing Vineyards & Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Rd, Washington Crossing, PA 2 dates! Saturday, February 13, 7:00 pm, AND Sunday, February 14, 7:00 pm Come to Crossing Vineyards & Winery to treat your Sweetheart to a unique romantic evening. Includes a five-course gourmet dinner and a bottle of house wine per couple. Cost: $89 per person, plus tax (gratuity not included) Call for reservations: 215-493-6500, ext. 19 or buy on-line: www.crossingvineyards.com. Email: info@crossingvineyards.com (Main course substitution may be arranged in advance)

Winter Tree Exploration in Pennington

  • Date(s): 02/13/2016 - 02/13/2016
  • Times: 2:00-3:30PM
  • Location: Watershed Center, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ
  • Contact: Maryann Polefka
  • Phone: (609) 737-7592
  • Admission: Free for members, $5 non-members
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Learn about life in the forest by uncovering the secret lives of trees. Discover the many ways that trees provide for others in the forest community. Free hike for members of Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association or Washington Crossing Audubon Society. Adults and families (children 8yo+), registration required.

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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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