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!

 

07/20/2014 - 07/26/2014

Ongoing Events

Wednesday Tea & Tour at Morven Museum & Garden

  • Date(s): 01/05/2011 - 11/26/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: Tea is served at 1:00 p.m.. A docent-led tour of the museum accompanies the tea and can be taken at 12:00 or 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: Morven Museum & Garden, 55 Stockton St. Princeton, NJ
  • Phone: (609) 924-8144 ext.103
  • Admission: $16 Members, $20 Non-Members
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Invite a friend (or a few!) to relax in the classic elegance of Morven's Garden Room overlooking the Colonial Revival Garden. Tea is served at 1:00 p.m. and includes tea sandwiches, scones, and an assortment of fresh fruit and sweets. A docent-led tour accompanies the tea and can be taken at 12:00 or 2:00 p.m. Advance reservations are required and subject to availability.Payment is due at the time of booking. To reserve your spot, call (609)924-8144 ext.103.

Seward Johnson: The Retrospective

  • Date(s): 05/04/2014 - 09/21/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton
  • Contact: Grounds For Sculpture Info
  • Phone: (609) 586-0616
  • Admission: Adults: $15; Senior (65+): 12; Children (6-17): $10
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Featuring more than 120 sculptures by artist and GFS founder Seward Johnson, The Retrospective will include work in every indoor gallery, and many new works out in the park, including the much-anticipated monumental land sculpture titled, "The Awakening,” sited in The Meadow. Joining his internationally admired large-scale works such as "Forever Marilyn" will be dozens of key works comprising the "Icons Revisited," "Beyond The Frame," and "Celebrating The Familiar" series. These notable sculptures will be joined by Mr. Johnson's lesser known but perhaps most intimate work—a collection of trays upon which he has painted landscapes and moments of great personal meaning to him. Seward Johnson: The Retrospective represents nearly 50 years of work, and is a culmination of the prodigious whimsy and humanity of this extraordinary man. Visit www.sj2014.org for installation news, updates, special events, and more.

"Best of 'Species on the Edge'" D&R Greenway Prize Student Art with Conserve Wildlife NJ

  • Date(s): 06/13/2014 - 08/29/2014
  • Recurring every week day
  • Times: businness hours, business days
  • Location: D&R Greenway Land Trust, One Preservation Place, P
  • Contact: Carolyn Edelmann
  • Phone: 6099244646X131
  • Admission: free
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D&R Greenway Land Trust, Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ announce "The Best of 'Species on the Edge”" in land trust’s Olivia Rainbow Gallery. Maria Grace, --departing Education and Outreach Manager, of Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ--, selected personal favorites from Foundation’s Endangered and Threatened Species art and essay contests back to 2008. Winning wildlife art by fifth graders from every New Jersey county is present in the Olivia Rainbow Gallery, where children’s art honors the memory of Olivia Kuenne, who loved nature and art. Available business hours of business days, through August 29. D&R Greenway is at One Preservation Place, off Rosedale Road, Princeton, NJ 08540. This is D&R Greenway’s 25th year of preserving land, now in seven New Jersey counties. [www.drgreenway.org 609-924-4646] Among the art currently gracing Olivia Rainbow Gallery walls are multiple winners from Mercer, Hunterdon, Middlesex and Somerset counties. One arresting bobcat was created by a Warren County home-schooled student, Joseph Hernandez. Maria has chosen a bobcat array to remind that this elusive wild creature can be found in healthy habitat in our state, primarily the northwest section

"Seasonal Splendors" Juried Garden State Watercolor Show @ D&R Greenway Land Trust

  • Date(s): 06/13/2014 - 08/08/2014
  • Recurring every week day
  • Times: business hours of business days, but call to be sure galleries not rented at time of prospective visit
  • Location: D&R Greenway Land Trust, One Preservation Place, Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Contact: Carolyn Edelmann
  • Phone: 6099244646X131
  • Admission: free, but call 609-924-4646 to be sure galleries not rented
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Seasonal Splendors" at D&R Greenway Land Trust presents nature's worth and beauty in watercolor and other mediums, in juried show by Garden State Watercolor Society. Gallery Walks and Exhibiting Artist demos - call for info.

Rockin Summer Camps 2014!

  • Date(s): 06/23/2014 - 08/29/2014
  • Recurring every week day
  • Times: 10am - 3pm
  • Location: Princeton School of Rock 3570 Quakerbridge Rd, Hamilton NJ 08619
  • Contact: Joshua Villwock
  • Phone: (609) 890-7090
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Our summer sessions are a great way to learn guitar, drums, bass, keyboard (piano), or vocals whether your a beginner with little or no experience to a veteran School of Rock student. Students spend 1 on 1 time with instructors learning songs and techniques so that we can put it all together in a group and perform a mini-concert at the end of the session. Camps focus on the Rock n Roll greats such as Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Beatles, Black Sabbath, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, and more. RUNNING FROM 6/23-8/22 *INQUIRE ON BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND THROUGH CYBER MONDAY FOR A SPECIAL DEAL

JERSEY HARMONY CHORUS PRESENTS FREE SUMMER VOCAL WORKSHOP

  • Date(s): 07/21/2014 - 08/04/2014
  • Recurring every 7 days
  • Times: 7:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Location: 1065 Canal Rd., Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Carole Auletta
  • Phone: (732) 236-6803
  • Admission: FREE
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Love to sing? Ladies, here's your opportunity for a break from the summer routine. Jersey Harmony Chorus is hosting "The Heat Is On" free vocal workshops for women in the recreation hall at Griggstown Reformed Church, 1065 Canal Road in Princeton, NJ. On three Monday evenings, July 21, 28, and August 4, all level of singers are invited to attend classes with certified director and coach, Roberta Smith. The evening will begin with a meet and greet at 7:15, classes from 7:30 to 9:00, and guests are then invited to observe the Jersey Harmony Chorus rehearsal. Come and explore the exciting sound of 4-part harmony! It can open up a whole new world of fun for you! Jersey Harmony Chorus sings 4-part a cappella harmony, performing songs from many genres such as popular, jazz, and Broadway while spanning several decades from the 40s to recent years. Please call Carole at 732-236-6803, or contact jhc.membership@gmail.com. Visit JHC’s website at jerseyharmonychorus.org.

Great Watershed Stream Exploration- Opossum Road Woods

  • Date(s): 07/26/2014 - 07/26/2014
  • Times: 10:30AM-12:00PM
  • Location: Opossum Road Woods, Montgomery, NJ
  • Contact: Maryann Polefka
  • Phone: (609) 737-7592
  • Admission: Families and Adults, 5$ per person
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Join us at Opossum Road Woods in Montgomery for an exploration of life in and around the Beden Brook. Expect to meet a variety of creatures including salamanders, frogs, and aquatic insects. Wear old sneakers for wading and bring a water bottle. Nets are provided. Registration is required.

Great Watershed Stream Stomp

  • Date(s): 07/26/2014 - 07/26/2014
  • Times: 10:30AM-12:00PM
  • Location: Opossum Road Woods, Montgomery, NJ
  • Contact: Maryann Polefka
  • Phone: (609) 737-7592
  • Admission: Families and Adults, 5$ per person
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Join us at Opossum Road Woods in Montgomery for an exploration of life in and around the Beden Brook. Expect to meet a variety of creatures including salamanders, frogs, and aquatic insects. Wear old sneakers for wading and bring a water bottle. Nets are provided. Registration is required.

Moth Mania

  • Date(s): 07/26/2014 - 07/26/2014
  • Times: 8:30PM
  • Location: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Reserve, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ
  • Contact: Maryann Polefka
  • Phone: (609) 737-7592
  • Admission: Families (children 6yo+) and Adults; Fee per person: $10 Members / $15 Non-members
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Begin the evening by learning the differences between butterflies and moths, then venture into the night with SBMWA Education Director Jeff Hoagland to 'meet the moths'. Under the enthusiastic guidance of several moth specialists, and utilizing some moth-ing equipment (ie. Mercury-vapor and ultraviolet lamps) and techniques, we will discover a fascinating and colorful world hidden by night. Bring a flashlight. Registration is required.

Trigger Hippy

  • Date(s): 07/26/2014 - 07/26/2014
  • Times: 8 pm
  • Location: 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ
  • Contact: State Theatre NJ
  • Phone: (732) 246-7469
  • Admission: $35-55
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Jam along to this powerful, soul-infused rock and roll band founded by Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman featuring twin lead vocals from multi-platinum recording artist Joan Osborne and singer-songwriter Jackie Greene who also plays guitar and keyboards. Rounding out the group are lead guitarist Tom Bukovac and bassist Nick Govrik. Trigger Hippy’s first recorded material, a self-titled limited edition 10-inch EP, was released in November 2013. The four songs on the EP were written collectively by the band who draw much of their musical inspiration “…from the members’ shared love of R&B and soul—lots of Al Green and Stax, some old blues covers and a little bit of Led Zeppelin and Little Feat thrown in for good measure” as described by The Memphis Commercial Appeal.

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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