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!

 

04/24/2016 - 04/30/2016

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.

Museum Exhibition | By Dawn's Early Light: Jewish Contributions to American Culture...

  • Date(s): 02/13/2016 - 06/12/2016
  • 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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Living in an age when Jews are fully integrated into so much of America’s public and popular culture, it is difficult to imagine a time before they shone on the stage and printed page. Such a future for Jews was scarcely imaginable in the crucible years after the birth of the United States. In the colonial period, there was little precedent for Jews speaking for themselves vocally and volubly in the public arena. At the dawn of the Republic, they were new to American public life. Yet as the United States started its grand experiment with liberty, and began to invent a culture of its own, Jews, too, began a grand experiment of living as equals. In a society that promised exceptional freedom, this was both liberating and confounding. As individuals, they were free to participate as full citizens in the hurly-burly of the new nation’s political and social life. But as members of a group that sought to remain distinctive, freedom was daunting. In response to the challenges of liberty, Jews adopted and adapted American and Jewish artistic idioms to express themselves in new ways as Americans and as Jews. In the process, they invented American Jewish culture, and contributed to the flowering of American culture during the earliest days of the Republic. This exhibition, organized by the Princeton University Library, consists of more than 160 books, maps, manuscripts, prints, and paintings, including some of the earliest novels, plays, scientific treatises, and religious works produced by Jews in the United States. The exhibition is based on the loans and gifts to Princeton University of Leonard L. Milberg, Class of 1953, as well as loans from museums, libraries, synagogues, and private collections.

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

Adult/Teen Ballet Class

  • Date(s): 02/29/2016 - 05/23/2016
  • Recurring weekly on Monday
  • Times: Mondays 7:00 - 8:30
  • Location: Princeton Dance& Theater Studio 116 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Princeton Dance & Theater Studio
  • Phone: (609) 514-1600
  • Admission: $195 for 12 week session
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Have fun and learn basic ballet to help stay in shape or improve in other dance genres. 12 week session.

Adult/Teen Ballet Class

  • Date(s): 03/02/2016 - 06/01/2016
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: Wednesdays 8:00-9:15pm
  • Location: Princeton Dance& Theater Studio 116 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Princeton Dance & Theater Studio
  • Phone: (609) 514-1600
  • Admission: $195 for 12 week session
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Have fun and learn ballet basics to help you stay in shape or improve in other dance genres. 12 week session.

Adult/Teen Tap Class

  • Date(s): 03/08/2016 - 05/24/2016
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times: Tuesdays 7:15 - 8:10
  • Location: Princeton Dance& Theater Studio 116 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Princeton Dance & Theater Studio
  • Phone: (609) 514-1600
  • Admission: $195 for 12 week session
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Have fun & learn to tap! 12 week session with renowned tapper Karen Calloway-Williams.

Step into Spring. Ready. Set. Win!

  • Date(s): 03/08/2016 - 06/06/2016
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: Mercer County
  • Contact: GMTMA
  • Phone: (609) 452-1491
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To encourage walking and help parents plan walks, GMTMA launched a Walking School Bus App and on March 7th, 2016, GMTMA launched the “Step into Spring. Ready, Set, Win!” campaign. The campaign includes a contest open to children and parents in Ocean and Mercer County. To qualify for the “Step into Spring. Ready, Set, Win!” parents have to download the GMTMA Walking School Bus App, create an account, join an existing walking school bus group or create a new group, and schedule and participate walks to and from school. The app is easy to use and parents can search by elementary school for existing walking groups, create walking groups and invite neighbors to join, plan walks to and from school, assign parent leaders to walk with students, group text within the app, and alert the other parents when students have arrived safely at school. Every time parents and/or children walk to and from school, they get entered to win prizes. First group to organize a walk will automatically win prizes for both parents and children. A random drawing will be conducted from all entries on June 6th. Prizes include Trenton Thunder tickets and a grand prize of $250 for the school of the winning walking group to be used for walking and biking programs, and $100 gift card and other prizes for parents and children.

5 Star Shameless Name Dropping Walking Tour

  • Date(s): 04/02/2016 - 06/25/2016
  • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • 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!

"Olivia's Rainbow" Eden Institute Student Art at D&R Greenway through May 13

  • Date(s): 04/07/2016 - 05/13/2016
  • Recurring every week day
  • Times: business hours, business days free
  • Location: D&R Greenway Land Trust, One Preservation Place, off Rosedale Road, Princeton NJ 08540
  • Phone: (609) 924-4646
  • Admission: free
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Princeton, N.J.– D&R Greenway Land Trust’s Olivia Rainbow Gallery presents “Olivia’s Rainbow” through May 13. Art by Eden Institute students of all ages has been selected to celebrate April, Autism Awareness Month. Vivid works in primary colors evoke the gallery’s iconic rainbow. The exhibit may be visited during business hours of business days. D&R Greenway is at One Preservation Place, off Rosedale Road, south of Princeton. 609-924-4646 www.drgreenway.org

Linda Park Photography Exhibit

  • Date(s): 04/11/2016 - 06/01/2016
  • Recurring every week day
  • Times: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Location: Tiger Labs 252 Nassau Street, Princeton, New Jersey
  • Contact: Linda Park
  • Phone: (609) 851-6207
  • Admission: free
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Photography Exhibit on Display and all Photographs for Sale of “Nature Photography of Princeton, NJ and beyond” by Linda Park through June 1. My photography focuses on flowers, trees & landscapes. I am inspired to take hundreds of photos with the right sunlight, shading, or motion to create a unique masterpiece for your interior design.

Arbor Day Celebration

  • Date(s): 04/30/2016 - 04/30/2016
  • Times: 2 to 4 PM
  • Location: Mapleton Preserve/D&R Canal State Park Headquarters, 145 Mapleton Road, Kingston NJ
  • Contact: Karen Linder
  • Phone: (609) 683-0483
  • Admission: Free
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Following the planting of a tree in memory of Dave Reed of Mapleton Nurseries, Bob Wells of Wells Tree & Landscape will lead an hour-long walk beginning in the heart of the Mapleton Preserve and looping through the canal side of Mapleton Road. He will offer basic ID techniques, and explore the importance of trees to the environment and to our well-being, and threats posed by the changing climate.

Cycle and Sip

  • Date(s): 04/30/2016 - 04/30/2016
  • Times: 9 am
  • Location: Crossing Vineyards and Winery, Washington Crossing, PA
  • Contact: Tasting Room
  • Phone: 2154936500,ext19
  • Admission: $45
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Cycle and Sip. Saturdays, starting at 9 am. April 9 and 30 May 14 and 21 June 11 and 25 Enjoy a 16-mile guided bicycle excursion from Washington Crossing Historic Park to New Hope/Lambertville and back. Then visit the winery to savor a tasting of Crossing's award-winning wines paired with cheeses, cured meats and chocolates. A winery tour is also included. Fun for all levels from beginner to advanced. Bring your own bike and helmet. Hybrid bikes are recommended. Reservations necessary. Please note that you must be 21 years of age and sign a waiver to participate in this excursion. Please download waiver from our website, complete and bring it with you for the tour. The meeting address is at: 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA 18977 (parking lot across the visitor's center). Cost $45 per person. Reservations necessary. Call 215-493-6500, ext. 19 or buy on-line: www.crossingvineyards.com. Email: info@crossingvineyards.com.

Food & Wine Pairing

  • Date(s): 04/30/2016 - 04/30/2016
  • Times: 7 pm
  • Location: Crossing Vineyards and Winery, Washington Crossing, PA
  • Contact: Tasting Room
  • Phone: 2154936500,ext19
  • Admission: $65 + tax (gratuity not included)
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Food & Wine Pairing At Crossing Vineyards & Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Rd, Washington Crossing, PA Saturday, April 30, 7 pm Learn the basics of food and wine pairing from one of Crossing Vineyards’ certified wine instructors. Enjoy a multi-course “tasting menu” and award-winning wines. Cost: $65 per person + tax (gratuity not included). Reservation required. Call 215-493-6500, ext. 19 or buy on-line: www.crossingvineyards.com. Email: info@crossingvineyards.com

Kite Day at Terhune Orchards

  • Date(s): 04/30/2016 - 05/01/2016
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: 10am to 5pm
  • Location: Terhune Orchards 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Farm Store
  • Phone: (609) 924-2310
  • Admission: $5
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Kite Day is a perfect time to explore the farm during our spring festival. Spring on the farm is one of the most beautiful and exciting seasons. All is ready for the bountiful growing season. Bring your own kite or choose a ready-made kite from the wide selection in the store. Or better yet, make your own "guaranteed to fly" kite. Whichever you choose, test fly your kite in our wide-open 10-acre pasture with all the farm animals looking on. The farm will ring with country music and entertainment all weekend. The whole family can tour the orchards and fields while riding in a tractor-drawn wagon. The sheep will be shorn on Sunday and children can take home a piece of real fleece. There will be special games and activities for children in the barnyard. For all those hungry kite-fliers, we will have lots of good country food. The whole family will enjoy Terhune Orchards' famous apples, cider, donuts, pies, country chili, hot dogs, our own grilled asparagus, salads, soup and all kinds of cookies and goodies. Taste our own Terhune Orchards Vineyard and Winery wines in the Tasting Room. Parking is at the farm. Admission to the festival is $5 ages 3 and up.

pARTy: Festival Fundraiser for Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) and Trenton Community A-TEAM

  • Date(s): 04/30/2016 - 04/30/2016
  • Times: 6-10pm
  • Location: Windsor Athletic Club, 99 Clarksville Rd, West Windsor, NJ 08550, West Windsor, NJ
  • Contact: J Steinhauer
  • Phone: 6096955456ext108
  • Admission: $50
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On April 30th, from 6pm to 10pm, join the “pARTy” at the exciting Windsor Athletic Center, 99 Clarksville Road, in West Windsor! The event will feature savory small plate offerings from a host of local restaurants and caterers, delicious desserts, exotic nonalcoholic beverages, a variety of live entertainment, art by local artists, a silent auction, and more! For more info or sponsorship opportunities contact J Steinhauer,at (609) 695 5456 ext. 108.

Princeton Photo Workshop: Night Photography: Philadelphia After Dark

  • Date(s): 04/30/2016 - 04/30/2016
  • Times: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Location: Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia PA
  • Contact: Barbara Cuneo
  • Phone: (609) 921-3519
  • Admission: $99
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Instructor: David Hartz Learn the fundamentals of night photography. Capture the atmosphere and allure of the night scene in Philadelphia's historic Center City. We will start with a discussion of the basics of night photography, including proper camera settings, light, color balance, contrast and composition in architectural photography, then proceed into the city for hands-on experience shooting in twilight and the dark of night.

Spring Hoedown Barn Dance

  • Date(s): 04/30/2016 - 04/30/2016
  • Times: 6:00pm
  • Location: Robbinsville Field House 153 W Manor Way, Trenton, NJ 08691
  • Contact: Advancing Opportunities
  • Phone: 6098824182ext511
  • Admission: $175 pp
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FUNDRAISER HOWDY, PARTNER! , Its time to get gussied up for the Spring Hoedown Barn Dance! A night of country music, line dancing and a FULLY stocked Saloon! Don’t forgot we are cookin up some FINE vitals too! SO come on out and kick it up to help Advancing Opportunities Inc./Cerebral Palsy of NJ. #supportlocalcharities Advancing Opportunities provides services and supports for people with disabilities and their families so they can live life fully and achieve their goals.

TCNJ Wind Ensemble ~ Bandthology

  • Date(s): 04/30/2016 - 04/30/2016
  • Times: 8:00PM
  • Location: The College of New Jersey, Kendall Main Stage Theatre, Ewing, NJ
  • Contact: Brenda Sewell
  • Phone: (609) 771-2065
  • Admission: $5-$15
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This concert by The College of New Jersey Wind Ensemble features some of the most beloved cornerstones in the wind band repertoire. We encourage all alumni that have been involved in music at The College of New Jersey to come and enjoy this concert as well! Featuring guest conductor, Dr. Marian Stewart, Assistant Director of Bands. Program: El Capitan – John Philip Sousa Sea Songs – Ralph Vaughan Williams (Marian Stewart, guest conductor) If Thou Be Near – JS Bach arr. by Alfred Reed (Sean Ferguson, student conductor) First Suite in E-flat for Military Band – Gustav Holst Ye Banks and Braes O’ Bonnie Doon – Percy Grainger (Cristina Villagomez, student conductor) Lincolnshire Posy – Percy Grainger

The Princeton Festival Gala

  • Date(s): 04/30/2016 - 04/30/2016
  • Times: 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Greenacres Country Club, Princeton, NJ
  • Phone: (609) 638-5201
  • Admission: $250
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Cocktails, dinner, auction, entertainment, and dancing with the Courtney Colletti Band!

If you've attended one of our galas before, you know what a fun time to expect with great food and drink, entertainment and dancing. And of course, this is our big fundraiser for the year and the proceeds support The Princeton Festival's 2016 season of world class performances including opera, jazz, piano, dance, chamber & symphonic concerts, musical theater throughout June. http://princetonfestival.org/event/2016-gala/

If you'd like to contribute by donating an item for our Gala auction - such as theater or sports tickets, use of a vacation home, professional services, or curated theme baskets of favorites - please contact Lisa Graf at lisamccombgraf@rocketmail.com.

And if you love entertaining or organizing events, please consider joining our Gala Committee! Just email us at events@princetonfestival.org and we'll get you plugged in doing what it is you like to do.

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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