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!

 

09/14/2014 - 09/20/2014

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.

Art Alumni Exhibition 2014

  • Date(s): 09/03/2014 - 10/08/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Times: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12Noon-7:00pm and Sundays from 1:00-3:00pm
  • Location: The Art Gallery located in the Art and Interactive Multimedia Building (AIMM) on The College of New Jersey campus at 2000 Pennington Rd, Ewing, NJ 08628, Ewing, NJ
  • Admission: Free and open to the public
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The Art Gallery at TCNJ is very pleased to present the 2014 Alumni Art Exhibition to showcase the exemplary, innovative artwork of the College’s graduates. The exhibition includes art in all media—drawings, prints, paintings, sculptures, videos, mixed media works, and an interactive installation. The artists in the show represent classes from the 1970s all the way up to graduates in 2014. The exhibition juror has been Sara Reisman, director of New York City’s Percent for Art program, which commissions permanent artworks for new and renovated city-owned spaces, both indoors and outdoors. Reisman’s extensive knowledge of contemporary art and experience as an independent curator enabled a thoughtful and careful review of the many excellent submissions for the exhibition. For more information about exhibitions and programs and for directions and parking, visit tcnj.edu/artgallery or call 609-771-2633.

Antony and Cleopatra

  • Date(s): 09/05/2014 - 10/05/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Tues-Thurs- 7:30pm; Fri- 8pm; Sat- 3pm & 8pm; Sun- 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Location: McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ
  • Phone: (609) 258-2787
  • Admission: $25-$75
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She was the seductive queen of Egypt and he one of the generals of Rome. Their tempestuous love affair would tear empires apart. Actress Nicole Ari Parker (Boogie Nights, Soul Food) reunites with director Emily Mann after their sizzling Broadway collaboration in A Streetcar Named Desire. Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra is one of literature’s great masterpieces, full of romance, passion, and betrayal. Don’t miss this intimate tale of two legendary lovers whose desires shaped the destiny of the world.

Preschool Nature Class

  • Date(s): 09/09/2014 - 12/09/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times: 10:00-11:30AM
  • Location: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed, Pennington, NJ
  • Contact: Maryann Polefka
  • Phone: (609) 737-7592
  • Admission: Fee per class per child: $10M/$15NM; register and pay for 4 classes, receive a 5th class free.
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Nature programs designed for children 3-5 years old. Each class covers a different seasonal topic and includes stories, simple crafts and outdoor exploration with a Teacher-Naturalist; children and adults should dress for the weather. Parent must stay with child younger than 4. Register for entire season or single classes. Registration required. September 9 – Snakes September 16 – Monarch Madness September 23 – Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall! September 30 – Eye See You No preschool classes during October November 4 – Skeletons November 11– Who? Owls! November 18 – Oh Deer November 25 – Nuts to You December 2 – Star Gazers December 9 – Winter Wildlife Theater

Preschool Nature Class

  • Date(s): 09/10/2014 - 12/10/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: 1:00-2:30PM
  • Location: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed, Pennington, NJ
  • Contact: Maryann Polefka
  • Phone: (609) 737-7592
  • Admission: Fee per class per child: $10M/$15NM; register and pay for 4 classes, receive a 5th class free.
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Nature programs designed for children 3-5 years old. Each class covers a different seasonal topic and includes stories, simple crafts and outdoor exploration with a Teacher-Naturalist; children and adults should dress for the weather. Parent must stay with child younger than 4. Register for entire series or single classes. Registration required. September 10 – Snakes September 17 – Monarch Madness September 24 – Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall! October 1 – Eye See You No preschool classes during October November 5 – Skeletons November 12 – Who? Owls! November 19 – Oh Deer November 26 – Nuts to You December 3 – Star Gazers December 10 – Winter Wildlife Theater

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

  • Date(s): 09/10/2014 - 09/24/2014
  • Recurring every 2 weeks on Wednesday
  • Times: 8:30-9:30AM
  • Location: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed, Pennington, NJ
  • Contact: Maryann Polefka
  • Phone: (609) 737-7592
  • Admission: FREE for Watershed members/$5 non-members
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Start your autumn days off right with a walk on the Watershed Reserve trails with Teacher-Naturalist Allison Jackson. Allison’s well-trained eye and experience will help you better observe seasonal changes and enjoy all the benefits of being outdoors. Walks will happen rain or shine so dress appropriately for seasonal temperatures and possible muddy conditions. Binoculars and nature journal are encouraged. Adults only, registration requested.

"People of Preservation" Art Exhibition at D&R Greenway Through November 5

  • Date(s): 09/12/2014 - 11/05/2014
  • Recurring every week day
  • Times: 9:30 to 5:00 on business days
  • Location: D&R Greenway Land Trust, One Preservation Place off Rosedale Road, Princeton New Jersey
  • Contact: Carolyn Edelmann
  • Phone: (609) 924-4646
  • Admission: free but call to be sure galleries not rented at time of visit
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Multi-media art, from hyper-realism through hand-weavings through sculpture to abstract, celebrating sites preserved from NJ to Patagonia, and the people who saved them. Artists' Reception September 26, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. -- free, but rsvp@drgreenway.org. All art is for sale, a percentage supporting D&R Greenway's NJ preservation. Art available to view business hours of business days; call to be sure galleries not rented at time of prospective visit. This is D&R Greenway's 25th year of preserving New Jersey land.

Rider Art Gallery: Landscape: Social, Political, Traditional

  • Date(s): 09/18/2014 - 10/12/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • Times: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11am - 7pm, Sundays 12pm - 4pm
  • Location: Rider University Art Gallery, Bart Luedeke Center, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Contact: Anne Sears
  • Phone: 6099217100ext8307
  • Admission: FREE
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This exhibition brings together four documentary photographers: Josh Brilliant, Annie Hogan, Joshua Lutz and Wendel A White. Their vision is directed toward the landscape and how selected images presented in a very particular way can move the viewers’ ideas away from thinking about the landscape as a pastoral image. Their interests are concerned with land and buildings as strong metaphors for experiences related to racial segregation, loneliness and tragedy.

Brown Bag Series: Social Art Practice ~ Collaborating with Communities via George Mason University’s

  • Date(s): 09/19/2014 - 09/19/2014
  • Times: 12:30-1:30
  • Location: Mayo Concert Hall which is located in the Music Building on The College of New Jersey campus at 2000 Pennington Rd, Ewing, NJ 08628, Ewing, NJ
  • Admission: Free and open to the public
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Sue Wrbican of The Floating Lab Collective. FLC is a group of artists working collaboratively on social research through public and media art projects in Washington DC, as well as nationally and internationally. They experiment with the aesthetics of direct action in crafting responses to specific places, communities, issues and circumstances. FLC artists move across visual art, performance, new media, and publications to engage and integrate such social topics as housing, the environment, migration, labor and urban mobility. One of FLC’s most important tools is a converted taco truck– a Floating Museum– that circulates projects among different neighborhoods, communities and regions. FL Collective was started in 2007 in partnership with Provisions Library, an arts and social change research and development center at George Mason University. To date, over 50 groundbreaking community projects have been produced in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, New York City, Mexico City, Detroit (MI), Louisville (KY), Medellin (Colombia) and Port of Spain (Trinidad).

Communication Studies Filmmaker Series: “Possession” by Dan Cordle

  • Date(s): 09/19/2014 - 09/19/2014
  • Times: 3:00-5:00pm
  • Location: The College of New Jersey campus at 2000 Pennington Rd, Ewing, NJ 08628, Ewing, NJ
  • Admission: Free and open to the public
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Dan Cordle holds an M.F.A. from NYU’s Graduate Acting Program. He has also studied at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and at The American Conservatory Theatre. Dan Cordle (Director) was raised in the Caribbean, Europe and United States. For many years he worked as an actor, predominately in New York City. His teaching, directing and photography work led him to exploring ways of adapting his work in the theatre for film, resulting in several short films. In 2010 Dan Cordle co-founded Scribe Films– a development and production company. The company’s first production is the feature film Possession, directed by Dan Cordle. Possession is the story of a young woman who inherits land after the sudden and unexpected death of her father.

Creepy Spider Night Hunt

  • Date(s): 09/19/2014 - 09/19/2014
  • Times: 7:30-9:00pm
  • Location: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed, Pennington, NJ
  • Contact: Maryann Polefka
  • Phone: (609) 737-7592
  • Admission: Per person: $8 members/$12 non-members
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Crab spiders, jumping spiders, wolf spiders, orb and funnel weavers and more! Join our annual night hunt with flashlights on the trails of the Watershed Reserve. Families (children 5yo+), registration required.

Rep at Rider: Fall Kick-Off Performance

  • Date(s): 09/19/2014 - 09/20/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 7:30pm
  • Location: Bart Luedeke Center Theater, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Contact: Anne Sears
  • Phone: (609) 896-7775
  • Admission: $20 Adults, $10 Students/Seniors
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The America Repertory Ballet returns to Rider University’s Bart Luedeke Center Theater to present an evening of compelling narrative works. The Fall Kick-Off Performance will feature ballets choreographed by former Joffrey Ballet dancers: Philip Jerry’s poignant Our Town, a ballet based on Thornton Wilder’s timeless play and set to music by Aaron Copland; Mary Barton’s playful Fantasy Baroque, set to music by Bach; and Trinette Singleton’s dark psychological pas de trois Dreams Interrupted, set to an original score by Pierre Bohemond. The program will also feature Confetti, choreographed by Joffrey Ballet co-founder and great choreographer of the 20th century Gerald Arpino. Confetti is a virtuosic ballet created in the spirit of the tarantella, set to Gioachino Rossini's Semiramide Overture.

Harvest Tour & Tasting in the Vineyard

  • Date(s): 09/20/2014 - 09/20/2014
  • Times: 12 pm
  • Location: Crossing Vineyards and Winery, Washington Crossing, PA
  • Contact: Tasting room
  • Phone: 2154936500,ext19
  • Admission: $50
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Harvest Tour & Tasting in the Vineyard. At Crossing Vineyards & Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Rd, Washington Crossing, PA Saturday, September 20, Noon Explore the beauty of the vineyard at harvest time with Tom Carroll, Sr.,co-founder of Crossing Vineyards & Winery. Includes wine tasting and light lunch. Cost: $50 per person. Reservations necessary. Call 215-493-6500, ext. 19 or buy on-line: www.crossingvineyards.com. Email: info@crossingvineyards.com

On the Move

  • Date(s): 09/20/2014 - 09/20/2014
  • Times: 9:30-11:30am
  • Location: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed, Pennington, NJ
  • Contact: Maryann Polefka
  • Phone: (609) 737-7592
  • Admission: $5 per person
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Discover the mystery and magic of migration on the Watershed Reserve. During this morning walk, we will scan the skies for migratory hawks and search our meadows for Monarchs and dragonflies on their way to their winter grounds. Want to join the journey south? Families (children 5yo+), registration required. Co-sponsored by Washington Crossing Audubon Society.

Plein Air Painting Workshop

  • Date(s): 09/20/2014 - 09/20/2014
  • Times: 10:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Location: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed, Pennington, NJ
  • Contact: Elizabeth Murray
  • Phone: (609) 924-8777
  • Admission: $50 members/$60 non-members
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This exciting new workshop at the Watershed embraces the great tradition of painting outdoors. Using oils, acrylics, or watercolors, participants will discover the challenge of painting natural light and how it changes over time, explore how color defines forms, learn how to represent natural colors, experiment with brush strokes and create textures. ACP instructor Ray Brown will offer suggestions to participants individually during the session, then near the end of day, the group will meet to share their work and the day's painting experience. The workshop begins with a short Naturalist-led walk on the Watershed Reserve trails. Bring a bag lunch to enjoy while lingering with fellow artists. Registration is exclusively through the Arts Council of Princeton; for more information and to register, please visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org or call 609-924-8777. 16 years old - Adult.

Princeton Photo Workshop: Getting To Know Your Digital Camera

  • Date(s): 09/20/2014 - 09/20/2014
  • Times: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: 20 Library Place,, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Barbara Cuneo
  • Phone: (609) 921-3519
  • Admission: $59
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On the Princeton University Campus Instructor Frank Veronsky This class is a hands-on photography course for students who own a digital camera and want to learn basic photography techniques.

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