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!

 

04/20/2014 - 04/26/2014

Featured Events

Arbor Day Celebration at Terhune Orchards

  • Date(s): 04/25/2014 - 04/25/2014
  • Times: 10am
  • Location: Terhune Orchards 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton
  • Contact: Farm Store
  • Phone: (609) 924-2310
  • Admission: free
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Trees are one of our favorite things at Terhune Orchards so we would like to celebrate Arbor Day with all our friends! Join your neighbors and friends on Friday, April 25, at 10 a.m. as we invite all the little ones to the farm to listen to a “tree” story and receive a free blue spruce seedling to take home and plant. Come enjoy the farm, the orchards in bloom, and fields being planted and celebrate the wonder of trees! No admission fee. For more information call 609-924-2310 or visit www.terhuneorchards.com

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.

500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum

  • Date(s): 02/27/2014 - 05/11/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10 am-5 pm, Thursdays 10am-10pm, Sundays 1pm-5pm
  • Location: Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton NJ
  • Phone: (609) 258-3788
  • Admission: free and open to the public
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500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum focuses on the renowned collection of more than 1,000 Italian drawings at the Princeton University Art Museum, which includes significant works by artists Luca Cambiaso, Guercino, and Giambattista Tiepolo, as well as masterpieces by Carpaccio, Michelangelo, and Modigliani. Featuring more than 90 rarely seen highlights, this exhibition will provide a fresh examination of Italian draftsmanship by mapping issues and concepts such as technique, function, and connoisseurship. A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

Edvard Munch: Symbolism in Print: Masterworks from the Museum of Modern Art, New York

  • Date(s): 02/27/2014 - 06/08/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10 am-5 pm, Thursdays 10am-10pm, Sundays 1pm-5pm
  • Location: Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton NJ
  • Phone: (609) 258-3788
  • Admission: free and open to the public
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Edvard Munch: Symbolism in Print: Masterworks from the Museum of Modern Art, New York, features 26 of the artist's most powerful and well known compositions, represented in a wide array of printmaking techniques. Drawn entirely from the Museum of Modern Art’s Collection of Prints and Illustrated Books, the exhibition vividly demonstrates Edvard Munch’s innovative creative process and unique artistic vision. Munch (Norwegian, 1863-1944), renowned as a Symbolist painter, is also considered among the greatest printmakers of the modern period who employed printmaking techniques to distill his complex imagery into potent and universal signs that continue to speak to basic human impulses and concerns.

Art Exhibition "Oasis and Mirage -- Disappearing Water" at D&R Greenway

  • Date(s): 03/31/2014 - 05/23/2014
  • 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: (609) 924-4646
  • Admission: free, but call 609-924-4646 to be sure galleries not rented
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400 entries were received for D&R Greenway's first juried exhibition, from whom the best of the best regional artists were chosen. "Oasis and Mirage – Disappearing Water" will be on view , March 31 through May 23

Artworks Trenton Exhibition

  • Date(s): 04/05/2014 - 05/03/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Gallery Hours: Wed, Thurs, & Friday 11-6, Sat 11-4
  • Location: Artworks Trenton, 19 Everett Alley, Trenton, NJ 08611
  • Contact: Artworks Trenton
  • Phone: (609) 394-9436
  • Admission: Free and open to the public.
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The College of New Jersey student exhibition of painting, sculpture, and performance. For more information about Artworks Trenton, please visit artworkstrenton.org. Gallery Hours: Wed, Thurs, & Friday 11-6, Sat 11-4

"Wine & Spirits" Tarot Card Reading & Wine Tasting

  • Date(s): 04/24/2014 - 04/24/2014
  • Times: 7 pm
  • Location: Crossing Vineyards & Winery, Washington Crossing, PA
  • Contact: Tasting Room
  • Phone: (215) 493-6500
  • Admission: $40
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"Wine & Spirits" Tarot Card Reading & Wine Tasting At Crossing Vineyards & Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Rd, Washington Crossing, PA Thursday, April 24, 7:00 pm Get together with your friends for a fun "Ladies Night Out." Enjoy wine tasting, dessert and a private Tarot Card reading. Space is limited. Reservations are a must. Cost: $40 per person. Must be 21 or older to participate. For entertainment purposes only. Call 215-493-6500, ext. 19 or buy on-line: www.crossingvineyards.com. Email: info@crossingvineyards.com

Princeton University Ballet's 2014 Spring Productiton

  • Date(s): 04/24/2014 - 04/24/2014
  • Times: Aprtil 24, 25, and 26 at 8pm.
  • Location: Princeton University's Frist Film and Performance Theater, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: University Ticketing
  • Phone: (609) 258-9220
  • Admission: $8 General Admission
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Princeton University Ballet will put on its annual Spring Production, showcasing a variety of classical variations and a debut of student-choreographed pieces. The dancers of Princeton University Ballet all come from technical, pre-professional backgrounds, making for an exciting, family-friendly show for all.

Rider Musical Theatre: Merrily We Roll Along

  • Date(s): 04/24/2014 - 04/27/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 7:30 p.m. on April 24, 25 and 26th; 2:00 p.m. on April 26 and 27th
  • Location: Yvonne Theater, Rider University, Lawrenceville, N.J.
  • Contact: Rider University Box Office
  • Phone: (609) 896-7775
  • Admission: $20 adults and $10 students/seniors
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Nathan Hurwitz, director Robin Lewis, choreographer Louis F. Goldberg, music director With lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, the story revolves around Franklin Shepard, a talented composer of Broadway musicals, abandoned his friends and his songwriting career to become a producer of Hollywood flicks. Moving backwards through time the plot centers on the most important moments and decisions of his life.

Banff Mountain Film Festival at Princeton University

  • Date(s): 04/25/2014 - 04/25/2014
  • Times: 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Location: Princeton University, McCosh Hall, Room 10, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: University Ticketing Office
  • Phone: (609) 258-9220
  • Admission: $15.00
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Join Princeton University faculty, students, and the local community for the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. Featuring exotic landscapes and remote cultures, the film festival brings audiences up-close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports. The 2014 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world. Dates: Two nights: Friday, April 25 & Saturday, April 26, 2014 Time: 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM Location: McCosh Hall, Room 10, on the Princeton University campus Sponsored by Princeton University's Outdoor Action Program, and Blue Ridge Mountain Sports. Tickets: $15.00 Purchase tickets online at: www.princeton.edu/utickets Or call Frist Campus Center ticket office: 609-258-9220

Brown Bag Series: Learning Interaction Design from the Real World / Presented by Anh Dang

  • Date(s): 04/25/2014 - 04/25/2014
  • Times: 11:30am-12:20pm
  • Location: The College of New Jersey, Mayo Concert Hall (Music Building), 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ 08628
  • Contact: Ms. Deanna Biase, Community & Outreach
  • Phone: (609) 771-2065
  • Admission: Free and open to the public.
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Brown Bag Series: Learning Interaction Design from the Real World / Presented by Anh Dang, Lead Experience Strategist at the NY Times Against the backdrop of increasingly complex online experiences, Ms. Dang will discuss how to draw inspiration from the real world to craft delightful digital experiences through thoughtful designs, meaningful interactions, and a li’l bit of magic. Feel free to bring your lunch and relax! Visitors coming to the Brown Bag series are able to obtain a day parking pass from the information booth at Paul Loser Hall and can park in the visitor lots on campus.

Folk Music - The Honey Dewdrops

  • Date(s): 04/25/2014 - 04/25/2014
  • Times: 8:15 pm
  • Location: Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Alexandra Radbil
  • Phone: (609) 799-0944
  • Admission: $20 ($15 members, $10 students and $5 children)
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The Princeton Folk Music Society welcomes The Honey Dewdrops, Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish, modern day folk singer / song writers whose songs express the joys and tribulations of love and tackle contemporary issues such as the environment. "[Their music] perfectly captures the spirit of the Blue Ridge foothills, feeling like a collection of tunes delivered late at night on someone’s front porch" - Kim Ruehl, Folk Alley

HAIR

  • Date(s): 04/25/2014 - 05/04/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
  • Location: The Kelsey Theatre, West Windsor, NJ 08550
  • Contact: The Box Office
  • Phone: (609) 570-3333
  • Admission: $20 adults; $18 seniors; $16 students
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HAIR Fri. Apr. 25 & May 2, 2014 at 8pm Sat. Apr. 26 & May 3 at 8pm Sun. Apr. 27 & May 4 at 2pm The talents of MCCC’s Theater and Dance Program and Entertainment Technology Majors are featured in this exuberant musical about a group of young Americans in the 1960s searching for peace and love in a turbulent time. You don't have to be a hippie to enjoy this ground-breaking rock musical. Enjoy dozens of unforgettable songs, including “Aquarius,” “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Good Morning, Starshine” and of course HAIR! Rated 17 and older $20 adults; $18 seniors; $16 students 609-570-3333 www.kelseytheatre.net

Interactive Multimedia Spring Lab

  • Date(s): 04/25/2014 - 04/25/2014
  • Times: 5:00pm-9:00pm
  • Location: Art & Interactive Multimedia Building, The College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ 08628
  • Admission: Free and open to the pubilc
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Meet the people and experience the projects that power the Interactive Multimedia program at The College of New Jersey. Connect with IMM students and faculty... past and present and future. Experience the inventive work of our current students. Learn from our alumni, students and faculty. Refreshments starting at 5:30 pm, followed by: • A showcase of senior capstone projects; • A selection of other work from across the IMM curriculum; • A panel discussion with IMM alumni; • A reception in honor of our graduating seniors. This event is free and open to the public.

Pinot to Picasso ~ Vintage 2014

  • Date(s): 04/25/2014 - 04/25/2014
  • Times: 6:30-10:30pm
  • Location: The Technology Center of Princeton 330 Carter Road, Princeton, NJ 08542
  • Contact: Lisa Patterson
  • Phone: (609) 924-8777
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Pinot to Picasso is the Arts Council of Princeton's (ACP) signature spring art and wine fundraiser. Approximately 500 guests attend the event which includes a salon style exhibition, gourmet tastings, wines from around the world, local beers and dancing. Proceeds support the ACP's Community Arts Initiatives and the Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residence Program.

Pinot to Picasso ~ Vintage 2014

  • Date(s): 04/25/2014 - 04/25/2014
  • Times: 6:30-10:30pm
  • Location: The Technology Center of Princeton 330 Carter Road, Princeton, NJ 08542
  • Contact: Lisa Patterson
  • Phone: (609) 924-8777
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Pinot to Picasso is the Arts Council of Princeton's (ACP) signature spring art and wine fundraiser. Approximately 500 guests attend the event which includes a salon style exhibition, gourmet tastings, wines from around the world, local beers and dancing. Proceeds support the ACP's Community Arts Initiatives and the Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residence Program.

Scratch and Save at BoConcept

  • Date(s): 04/25/2014 - 04/26/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Friday 4/25 10am-8pm, Saturday 4/26 10am-8pm, Sunday 4/27 12pm-6pm
  • Location: BoConcept Princeton, 640 Nassau Park Boulevard, Princeton NJ 08540
  • Phone: (609) 799-5300
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Danish contemporary interiors retailer BoConcept is hosting an exclusive Scratch and Save Weekend with the chance of saving up to 30% on the entire BoConcept collection. Visit BoConcept Princeton to receive a flyer, scratch away and discover the savings the revealed image matches. You'll find savings on every flyer. Don't miss this one weekend only chance to save on BoConcept's entire collection, including the new fusion collection by nendo!

TCNJ Wind Ensemble and Concert Band: “Blasorchester: Original Works by German Composers”

  • Date(s): 04/25/2014 - 04/25/2014
  • Times: 8:00pm-10:00pm
  • Location: The College of New Jersey, Kendall Main Stage Theater (Kendall Hall), 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ 08628
  • Contact: TCNJ Box Office
  • Phone: (609) 771-2775
  • Admission: $5-$15
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After focusing primarily on modern American works in the first half of the season, the TCNJ Wind Ensemble will feature original works for winds by German composers on this concert. Program includes pieces by Bach, Beethoven, Strauss and Mendelssohn. This event is ticketed. Please visit www.tcnj.edu/boxoffice for more information. Disclaimer: Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes in advance to allow sufficient time to park, purchase your tickets, and be seated. All events and performances are subject to change. Please check our website for possible scheduling changes. The Department of Music at The College of New Jersey promotes music study in a program where performance, music education, technology, creativity and scholarship are closely integrated. Soloists and ensembles exemplify the high performance and creativity standards achieved by the Department.

TGIF! Friday Music

  • Date(s): 04/25/2014 - 04/25/2014
  • Times: 8 pm
  • Location: Crossing Vineyards & Winery, Washington Crossing, PA
  • Contact: Tasting Room
  • Phone: (215) 493-6500
  • Admission: $10
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TGIF! Friday Music At Crossing Vineyards & Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Rd, Washington Crossing, PA Friday, April 25, 8:00 pm. You worked hard all week. Now treat yourself to a relaxing evening featuring the music of popular local artists. Even the price is laid back! Cost: $10 per person. Reservation suggested. Call for reservations: 215-493-6500, ext. 19 or buy on-line: www.crossingvineyards.com. Email: info@crossingvineyards.com

Wine Tasting for Singles

  • Date(s): 04/25/2014 - 04/25/2014
  • Times: 7 pm
  • Location: Crossing Vineyards & Winery, Washington Crossing, PA
  • Contact: Tasting Room
  • Phone: (215) 493-6500
  • Admission: $10
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Wine Tasting for Singles At Crossing Vineyards & Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Rd, Washington Crossing, PA Friday, April 25, 7:00 pm Wine, Cheese and Music. A Unique Way to Meet New People. Cost: $10 per person. Call 215-493-6500, ext. 19 or buy on-line: www.crossingvineyards.com. Email: info@crossingvineyards.com.

Art for Families: A Chip off the Old Block

  • Date(s): 04/26/2014 - 04/26/2014
  • 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 a self-guided, interactive tour 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 explore sculpture on the Princeton University Campus and create a sculpture of your own.

Composition-on-Location: Grand Central Terminal

  • Date(s): 04/26/2014 - 04/26/2014
  • Times: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY
  • Contact: Barbara
  • Phone: (609) 921-3519
  • Admission: $129
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Special Admission Limited to 10 Participants with Tripods Instructor: Alan Kesselhaut We have obtained special permits to photograph inside the iconic GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL using TRIPODS. Photographers of all skill levels will learn how to capture this landmark building's many unique features, including its Beaux-Arts facade and its main concourse, one of New York City's greatest public spaces. We’ll start with a discussion of composition, lighting and camera settings. Together, we will explore this historic building while we put into practice the rules of composition to create memorable images. Your instructor will be with you every step of the way to look at your work and answer questions. HDR instruction and tips will be available to interested participants. At the end of our tour, we will review the day's instruction and discuss students' questions.

Spring Winemaker's Dinner - "La Gastronomia Espana"

  • Date(s): 04/26/2014 - 04/26/2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Crossing Vineyards & Winery, Washington Crossing, PA
  • Contact: Tasting Room
  • Phone: (215) 493-6500
  • Admission: $89 (+ tax & gratuity)
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Spring Winemaker's Dinner – “La Gastronomia de Espana” At Crossing Vineyards & Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Rd, Washington Crossing, PA Saturday, April 26, 7:30 PM. NEW! Join us for a unique wine dinner featuring Crossing Vineyards' internationally acclaimed wines creatively matched with classic Spanish cuisine. Cost: $89 per person (+ tax & gratuity.) Reservations necessary, space is limited. Call 215-493-6500, ext. 19 or buy on-line at www.crossingvineyards.com. Email: info@crossingvineyards.com.

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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