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!

 

03/01/2015 - 03/07/2015

Ongoing Events

Winter Nature Preschool Class

  • Date(s): 02/24/2015 - 03/31/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times: 10:00-11:30AM
  • Location: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed, 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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Nature classes designed for children 3-5 years old. Topics vary weekly and relate to the season. Registration is required, parent must stay with child younger than 4. Register and prepay for 5 classes, receive 6th class free. We always go outside so dress accordingly, boots are recommended.

Winter Nature Preschool Class

  • Date(s): 02/25/2015 - 04/01/2015
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: 1:00-2:30PM
  • Location: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed, 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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Nature classes designed for children 3-5 years old. Topics vary weekly and relate to the season. Registration is required, parent must stay with child younger than 4. Register and prepay for 5 classes, receive 6th class free. We always go outside so dress accordingly, boots are recommended.

Art Salon with Bruce Lindsay

  • Date(s): 03/05/2015 - 03/05/2015
  • Times: 11am - 2pm
  • Location: Rat's Restaurant, Hamilton, NJ
  • Admission: $50 Members; $60 Non-members. Price includes lunch and one glass of wine sponsored by Hopewell Valley Vineyards.
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Meet Bruce Lindsay, local sculptor, arts activist, and GFS instructor. Bruce is a professional sculptor and educator based in Trenton, New Jersey and has been actively creating sculpture in cast metals and glass for over thirty years. His sculptures Use of Memory and Between Essence and Existence, are part of the Sculpture Foundation permanent collection, and are sited at Grounds For Sculpture. Join Bruce for a lively discussion on the new technologies (like 3D printing) traditional sculptors are using to push their art form in new directions.

Art Talk: Hugo Navarro & Armando Sosa

  • Date(s): 03/05/2015 - 03/05/2015
  • Times: 7 PM - 9 PM
  • Location: Taplin Gallery, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Maria Evans
  • Phone: 6099248777x105
  • Admission: FREE
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Presented by the Princeton Public Library and the Arts Council of Princeton, two artists with a local connection, Armando Sosa and Hugo Navarro, exhibit their work through March 30, 2015. Sosa’s work includes brilliantly colored, hand-woven tapestries and other textiles. In his work, Sosa employs symbols and images derived from dreams and memories of traditional icons and figures, both religious and secular – some dating back to his native Mayan or pre-Columbian heritage, others to actual memories of a Central American childhood. Additional visual influences incorporated into his designs include African textiles, European Jacquard patterns and Renaissance tapestry details. Navarro, a photographer who was born in Guatemala and raised in New Jersey, will exhibit his “Fishing for a Dream” portfolio.

Anything Goes

  • Date(s): 03/06/2015 - 03/07/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 3/6 8pm; 3/7 2pm & 8pm
  • Location: 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Admission: $35-75
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ALL ABOARD for this saucy and splendid production of Anything Goes, winner of three 2011 Tony® Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography! Peppering this Cole Porter first-class comedy are some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including “I Get a Kick out of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.” Don’t miss what the AP exclaims as, “So DELIGHTFUL, So DELICIOUS, So DE-LOVELY!”

Brown Bag Series ~ Inside Katrina Ballads by Composer Ted Hearne, University of Southern California

  • Date(s): 03/06/2015 - 03/06/2015
  • Times: 12:30-1:30pm
  • Location: The College of New Jersey's Mayo Concert Hall, Ewing, NJ
  • Admission: Free and Open to the public
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Ted Hearne is a composer, performer, singer, and bandleader, who draws on a wide breadth of musical and artistic influences to create intense, personal, and multi-dimensional works. Hearne’s Katrina Ballads, a modern-day oratorio with a primary source libretto, was awarded the 2009 Gaudeamus Prize and the recording, on New Amsterdam Records, was named one of the best classical albums of 2010 by several publications including The Washington Post. Ted Hearne will be speaking in conjunction with Katrina Ballads, an interdisciplinary week-long series of events sponsored by the School of the Arts and Communication and Department of Music revolving around the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Katrina Ballads joins together disciplines including music, education, communication studies, and the humanities and will include musical performances, film screening, lectures, and a day-long symposium by leaders in the arts and social justice.

Concert: The Katrina Ballads

  • Date(s): 03/06/2015 - 03/06/2015
  • Times: 8:00PM
  • Location: The College of New Jersey's Mayo Concert Hall, Ewing, NJ
  • Admission: http://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/EventSearch?presenter=TCNJ&event=Katrina
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Justice means upholding what is just; but who determines what is just? How is justice perceived and defined across time or cultures? Is justice contextually bound or does it represent a universal truth? How is justice related to notions such as fairness, equality, generosity, opportunity and love? The Katrina Ballads project, timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the hurricane, will serve as a platform to engage with these questions. What have we learned about (in)justice as a result of Hurricane Katrina? How did this event reveal, alter, or magnify perceptions about race and socioeconomic status in the United States? How does Hurricane Katrina force us to engage with ideas about truth, fairness, equality, opportunity, generosity, and love? The Katrina Ballads by composer Ted Hearne is a 65-¬minute song cycle that is set to primary source texts from the week that followed Katrina in early September of 2005. Music critic Allan Kozinn of the New York Times wrote that the work is “not a documentary about Katrina as the people of New Orleans experienced it, but rather an inflected, interpreted record of how the rest of the country watched it unfold — that is, as the news media presented it, complete with resoundingly famous sound bites.” Composed in the form of a contemporary oratorio, the live music is accompanied by a film by Bill Morrison that is projected above the group onstage and uses video footage from CNN and the Weather Channel. The ensemble consists of five solo vocalists, eleven instrumentalists, and live electronics for some of the movements.

Woodcock Watch

  • Date(s): 03/06/2015 - 03/06/2015
  • Times: 6:00-7:30PM
  • Location: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ
  • Contact: Maryann Polefka
  • Phone: (609) 737-7592
  • Admission: FREE
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Discover the local avian harbinger of spring, the woodcock, on a short hike on the Watershed Reserve trails with Education Director Jeff Hoagland. Join us at dusk as we watch and learn more about their spring courtship dance and fascinating life. Open to adults and families with children 6yo+, registration required. This hike is co-sponsored by Washington Crossing Audubon Society.

Art for Families: "A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words": Napoleon in Egypt

  • Date(s): 03/07/2015 - 03/07/2015
  • Times: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm drop in
  • 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. This week look carefully at the details of this painting and create a marionette to take home.

Cinderella, The Uggly Version

  • Date(s): 03/07/2015 - 03/07/2015
  • Times: 2 PM & 7 PM
  • Location: Stuart Little Theater at Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, 1200 Stuart Road, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Maria Evans
  • Phone: 6099248777x105
  • Admission: $15/$12 ACP Members, Students, Seniors
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A home-made version of Cinderella, set in Princeton and comprising high schoolers, a prom and a curious obsession with comfortable shoes! The Princeton Variety Theater’s 7th Annual Community Play, co-sponsored by the Arts Council of Princeton, features the traditional cross-dressing, humans dressed as animals, audience participation and local humor that are the hallmark of Panto in the British style.

Concert: The Katrina Ballads

  • Date(s): 03/07/2015 - 03/07/2015
  • Times: 1:00PM
  • Location: The College of New Jersey's Mayo Concert Hall, Ewing, NJ
  • Admission: http://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/EventSearch?presenter=TCNJ&event=Katrina
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Justice means upholding what is just; but who determines what is just? How is justice perceived and defined across time or cultures? Is justice contextually bound or does it represent a universal truth? How is justice related to notions such as fairness, equality, generosity, opportunity and love? The Katrina Ballads project, timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the hurricane, will serve as a platform to engage with these questions. What have we learned about (in)justice as a result of Hurricane Katrina? How did this event reveal, alter, or magnify perceptions about race and socioeconomic status in the United States? How does Hurricane Katrina force us to engage with ideas about truth, fairness, equality, opportunity, generosity, and love? The Katrina Ballads by composer Ted Hearne is a 65-¬minute song cycle that is set to primary source texts from the week that followed Katrina in early September of 2005. Music critic Allan Kozinn of the New York Times wrote that the work is “not a documentary about Katrina as the people of New Orleans experienced it, but rather an inflected, interpreted record of how the rest of the country watched it unfold — that is, as the news media presented it, complete with resoundingly famous sound bites.” Composed in the form of a contemporary oratorio, the live music is accompanied by a film by Bill Morrison that is projected above the group onstage and uses video footage from CNN and the Weather Channel. The ensemble consists of five solo vocalists, eleven instrumentalists, and live electronics for some of the movements.

Focus On Sculpture Juror's Talk with Frank Peluso

  • Date(s): 03/07/2015 - 03/07/2015
  • Times: 11am
  • Location: Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
  • Admission: Free with park admission
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Frank Peluso, juror for this year’s Focus on Sculpture, will discuss his selection process and the photographic works on view. Peluso is a distinguished photographer who specializes in architectural photography depicting the built environment. In the past, he has served as the President of the Art Director’s Club of America and has received numerous awards for his photography, including Photographer of the Year from the Industrial Photographers of New Jersey.

Food & Wine Pairing

  • Date(s): 03/07/2015 - 03/07/2015
  • Times: 7 pm
  • Location: Crossing Vineyards and Winery, Washington Crossing, PA
  • Contact: Tasting Room
  • Phone: 2154936500,ext19
  • Admission: $65 (+ tax & gratuity)
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Food & Wine Pairing At Crossing Vineyards & Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Rd, Washington Crossing, PA Saturday, March 7, 7:00 pm Learn the basics of food and wine pairing from one of Crossing Vineyards’ certified instructors. Enjoy a multi-course “tasting menu”, award-winning wines and a private tour. Cost: $65 per person, plus tax & gratuity. Reservation required. Call 215-493-6500, ext. 19 or buy on-line: www.crossingvineyards.com. Email: info@crossingvineyards.com

Harlem Globetrotters 2015 World Tour

  • Date(s): 03/07/2015 - 03/07/2015
  • Times: 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
  • Location: Sun Center
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: (800) 298-4200
  • Admission: Ticket Prices: $120 - Courtside, $55 - VIP, $45, $35, $28, $22 (Additional fees may apply) Parking is $10 (cash only)
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The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are coming to town with their unrivaled family show, featuring some of the greatest athletes on the planet. With incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and unequaled on-court fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family – creating memories that will last a lifetime. The Globetrotters will face a great challenge this year, as the infamous Washington Generals are more determined than ever to beat the Globetrotters. The Generals, the last team to beat the Globetrotters, are now coached by a former member of that 1971 team. They are on a mission and will do whatever it takes to win, with a new strategy that’s sure to give the Globetrotters a run for their money. Before the game, take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your family where you have an opportunity to spend time on the court with the Globetrotters – shooting, trying out ball tricks, and getting autographs and photos! The unique 30-minute pre-show, “Magic Pass,” will create memories of a lifetime. All customers must have a game ticket AND Magic Pass for entry.

Maple Sugar Memories

  • Date(s): 03/07/2015 - 03/07/2015
  • Times: 10:30AM - 12:00PM AND 1:30-3:00PM
  • Location: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ
  • Contact: Maryann Polefka
  • Phone: (609) 737-7592
  • Admission: Family fee: $10 members/$15 non-members
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Bring your family to the Watershed Reserve to enjoy the maple syrup made on site this year! After a short walk to visit our tapped trees and the ‘evaporation station’, take our maple syrup taste test challenge and warm yourself by our fire. Come dressed for wintery weather; boots recommended; 2 sessions offered. Registration is required.

Princeton Photo Workshop: Special Class for Kids! Getting To Know Your Digital SLR Camera

  • Date(s): 03/07/2015 - 03/07/2015
  • Times: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 20 Library Place, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: b cuneo
  • Phone: (609) 921-3519
  • Admission: $59
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Instructor: Frank Veronsky This is a hands-on photography class for kids 12-17 who have a digital camera and want to learn basic photography techniques. You will learn about Camera Settings, including the relationship between Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO, how and when to use Aperture Priority Mode, Shutter Priority Mode and Manual Mode, Lenses, Composition, In-Camera Cropping and Lighting.

Red Rhone Release Weekend

  • Date(s): 03/07/2015 - 03/08/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 12pm to 5pm
  • Location: Unionville Vineyards, 9 Rocktown Road, Ringoes, NJ, 08551, Ringoes, NJ
  • Contact: Stacy Brody
  • Phone: (908) 788-0400
  • Admission: Tastings are $10 per person.
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Join us March 7th and 8th in our historic tasting room as we release our 2013 Amwell Ridge Vineyard Counoise and 2012 Syrah. The tasting room is open 12pm to 5pm and we offer a public tour at 230pm. Tastings are $10 per person.

Reock & Roll Revue

  • Date(s): 03/07/2015 - 03/08/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Saturday @ 8:00pm and Sunday @ 2:00pm
  • Location: Kelsey Theater at MCCC, West Windsor, NJ
  • Contact: Box Office
  • Phone: (609) 570-3333
  • Admission: $25
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The historic Concert for Bangladesh which took place on August 1, 1971 at Madison Square Garden in New York City was the first ever musical humanitarian aid project of its kind featuring George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Leon Russell, Bob Dylan, Billy Preston, Badfinger, Jim Keltner and Ravi Shankar. This one-day supergroup event raised international awareness and funded relief efforts for refugees from Bangladesh and became the model for all future rock music charity benefits including Live Aid in 1985. The high-performance group Reock and Roll Revue will perform the Concert for Bangladesh in its entirety interspersed with a video presentation explaining how the concert was conceived and planned.

Rider Dances: Collaborate and Innovate

  • Date(s): 03/07/2015 - 03/08/2015
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 7:30 PM & 2 PM
  • Location: Bart Luedeke Center Theater Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Phone: (609) 896-7775
  • Admission: Admission: $20 students and $10 students/seniors
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This year’s event features Rider dance students in the making of original artworks with esteemed professionals. Composer Ron Hemmel will collaborate with Kim Chandler Vaccaro and local dance artist Dawn Berman; Justin Burton and Brea Heidelberg will create original digital music and dance; and renowned local choreographer Jannell Byrne will create a new ballet with Westminster Choir College graduate composition student Eunbi Kwak. In addition, Ted Thomas of Thomas/Ortiz Dance will set his piece Undamely from last year’s Emerging Choreographers Showcase on Rider University dancers.

Terhune Orchards Read and Explore: Composting

  • Date(s): 03/07/2015 - 03/07/2015
  • Times: 10am
  • Location: Terhune Orchards 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Farm Store
  • Phone: (609) 924-2310
  • Admission: $7
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Terhune Orchards Read and Explore Program is our winter education series, following the popular seasonal Read and Pick Program. Our program is about Composting. We will talk about turning our “garbage” back into soil. Reading stories and looking at compost materials. Each child will make their own compost container to take home. Everyone is welcome. Please call 609-924-2310 to register. Registration is requested. The fee is $7.00 per child.

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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