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!

 

07/27/2014 - 08/02/2014

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.

Forts & Fairies

  • Date(s): 07/29/2014 - 07/29/2014
  • Times: 10:30AM-12:00PM
  • Location: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Reserve, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ
  • Contact: Maryann Polefka
  • Phone: (609) 737-7592
  • Admission: Children 5yo+; Fee per child: $8 Members / $12 Non-members
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Travel with us into the 'secret gardens' of the Reserve in search of magical residents of the woods! Join us in creating a fanciful fairy village far away from where the grown-ups tread. Children should bring a refillable water bottle. Fairy finery and gnome haberdashery is encouraged! Registration is required.

Happy Together Tour 2014

  • Date(s): 07/29/2014 - 07/29/2014
  • Times: 8 pm
  • Location: 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ
  • Contact: State Theatre NJ
  • Phone: (732) 246-7469
  • Admission: $35-95
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Starring THE TURTLES featuring FLO & EDDIE (“It Ain't Me Babe,” “Let Me Be,” “Happy Together”) CHUCK NEGRON formerly of THREE DOG NIGHT (“Joy To The World,” “Mama Told Me Not To Come,” “One”) MARK FARNER formerly of GRAND FUNK RAILROAD (“The Loco-Motion,” “Walk Like a Man,” “We're an American Band”) MITCH RYDER & THE DETROIT WHEELS (“Devil with a Blue Dress On,” “Sock It to Me-Baby!”) GARY LEWIS & THE PLAYBOYS ("This Diamond Ring," “Count me in,” “Everybody Loves a Clown)

Les Agréments de musique - Le Goût Français: An Evening of French Baroque Music

  • Date(s): 07/29/2014 - 07/29/2014
  • Times: 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Bristol Chapel of Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ
  • Admission: Free admission
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Les Agréments de musique will perform French Baroque works by composers who were associated with the courts of Louis XIII and Louis XIV, including Étienne Moulinié, Henry Demarests, Michel Lambert and Jacques-Martin Hotteterre. In addition, they will perform works by the French composer Charles Dieupart and his contemporary Jean-Baptiste Loeillet. John Burkhalter, recorders Minju Lee, piano David Kellet, tenor

Terhune Orchards Read and Pick: Flowers

  • Date(s): 07/29/2014 - 07/29/2014
  • Times: 9:30am and 11:00am
  • Location: Terhune Orchards 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Farm Store
  • Phone: (609) 924-2310
  • Admission: $7.00
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Flowers – Tuesday, July 29 - 9:30 am session & 11:00 am session Read & Pick is an innovative program that combines a hands-on activity with your young child and listening to a story highlighting the activity. Parents and young children (ages preschool to 8 years) are welcome to celebrate everything wonderful about Flowers. We will be reading a book about flowers, gardens and insects followed by an educational component. Then everyone will pick his or her own bunch of flowers. The cost is $7.00 per child and includes the flowers. Pre-registration is requested. For more information call 609-924-2310 or visit www.terhuneorchards.com

Rodrigo y Gabriela

  • Date(s): 07/30/2014 - 07/30/2014
  • Times: 8 pm
  • Location: 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ
  • Contact: State Theatre NJ
  • Phone: (732) 246-7469
  • Admission: $35-75
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Enjoy the fast playing, rhythmic acoustic guitar musicians, Rodrigo y Gabriela! The Mexican duo (of Rodrigo and Gabriela) has sold in excess of 1.2 million albums.They gained a reputation by playing on the streets of Dublin, Ireland, and later experienced a boost in the U.S. when they were featured on MTV. Their self-titled album, Rodrigo y Gabriela, entered the Irish Albums Chart at #1 beating Arctic Monkeys and Johnny Cash to the top spot. They released their fifth album, 9 Dead Alive on April 28, 2014.

Adult Workshop: Creating Abstract Photographs from Sculpture

  • Date(s): 07/31/2014 - 07/31/2014
  • Times: 10am-5pm
  • Location: Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
  • Contact: Grounds For Sculpture
  • Phone: (609) 586-0616
  • Admission: $100 Members; $120 non-Members
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Create your own unique abstract photographs from existing artwork. Michael S. Miller, of Visions Photographic Workshops, will help you visualize the hidden beauty in the remarkable sculptures and picturesque surroundings of Grounds For Sculpture. After a discussion of technique, participants will head outdoors. Michael will be by your side, offering guidance in conceptualizing the abstract before releasing the shutter. Create your own innovative compositions by extracting details, textures, and colors that surround you. A digital SLR camera is required, and a 50mm lens is recommended for this workshop. Rain or shine! Instructor: Michael S. Miller. $100 Members; $120 non-Members. To register, please call (609) 586-0616.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

  • Date(s): 07/31/2014 - 07/31/2014
  • Times: 8 pm
  • Location: 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ
  • Contact: State Theatre NJ
  • Phone: (732) 246-7469
  • Admission: $35-85
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Enjoy an evening with the irresistibly swinging Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and its musical director Wynton Marsalis! Marsalis is the world’s first jazz artist to perform and compose across the full jazz spectrum from its New Orleans roots to bebop to modern jazz. He attended the prestigious Julliard School in 1979 and two years later began performing over 120 concerts every year for the next 15 years. He also pursued classical music and won the Grammy® Award for “Best Classical Soloist with an Orchestra” on his debut recording. To date, Marsalis has produced over 70 records which have sold over seven million copies worldwide.

Butterfly Tea Party

  • Date(s): 08/01/2014 - 08/01/2014
  • Times: 10:30AM-12:00PM
  • Location: Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Reserve, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ
  • Contact: Maryann Polefka
  • Phone: (609) 737-7592
  • Admission: Families (children 3yo+), Fee per person: $8 Members / $12 Non-members
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Come 'take tea' with the butterflies of the Watershed Reserve! Begin by learning more about butterflies, and then try to catch them with a net for a closer look at their beautiful but fragile bodies. Finally, settle into our backyard for story time, accompanied by iced tea, lemonade, and butterfly sugar cookies. Parents must stay with children. Registration is required.

Dickey Betts & Great Southern with Special Guest Pat Travers

  • Date(s): 08/01/2014 - 08/01/2014
  • Times: 8 pm
  • Location: 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, NJ
  • Contact: State Theatre NJ
  • Phone: (732) 246-7469
  • Admission: $35-75
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See Grammy® Lifetime Achievement winner and Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer Dickey Betts with his band Great Southern! Co-founder of the Allman Brothers Band, Betts is the man behind the Band’s greatest musical triumphs—“Ramblin’ Man,” “Blue Sky,” “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed,” and the Grammy® Award-winning “Jessica.” Betts is one of the top 10 rock guitarists of all time, according to the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame, and in September 2003, Rolling Stone magazine counted him among the “100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time.” After splitting with the Allman Brothers Band in 2000, Dickey Betts began a solo career when he released the acclaimed Lets Get Together, which included the songs “Rave On,” “Tombstone Eyes,” “Dona Maria,” and the instrumental odyssey, “One Stop Be-Bop.”

Summer Wine & Music Series

  • Date(s): 08/01/2014 - 08/01/2014
  • Times: 7 pm
  • Location: Crossing Vineyards & Winery, Washington Crossing, PA
  • Contact: Tasting Room
  • Phone: (215) 493-6500
  • Admission: $10
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Summer Wine & Music Series at Crossing Vineyards & Winery. 1853 Wrightstown Road, Washington Crossing, PA Friday, August 1, 7PM. Performing: The Mango Men: Rock, Pop & Country, Island Style! Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at gate. Bring a Lawn Chair. Wine & cheese available for purchase. No outside beverage permitted. Call for reservations 215-493-6500, ext. 19 or buy on-line: www.crossingvineyards.com. Email: info@crossingvineyards.com.

Just Peachy festival at Terhune Orchards

  • Date(s): 08/02/2014 - 08/03/2014
  • 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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Celebrate Jersey Fresh and one of our state's favorite fruits by joining us for our second annual Just Peachy Festival August 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A special feature of this festival will be our "Summer Harvest " farm-to-fork tasting section featuring local chefs who will use locally sources ingredients to prepare recipes for visitors to sample. The tasting area will be open from noon to 4 p.m. both days and admission to the special tasting section is $10 for adults. Children 12 and under are $5. The weekend will be filled with plenty of activities for kids, including a ride through the orchards on our tractor-drawn wagons, pony rides, games and barnyard fun. Bring your appetites for Pam's food tent, filled with lots of tasty peach treats: peach pie, sliced peaches and cream, and peach salsa. Enjoy tasty summer fare like barbecued chicken, hot dogs, homemade gazpacho, salads, apple cider donuts, and cider slushies. Enjoy live local music both days, 12pm-4pm. Make sure to visit our winery tasting room to sample our wines, including our award-winning Just Peachy wine. Filled with the freshest summer fruit, try our own peach sangria. Pam Mount's popular free canning class will be held during the festival at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3. Plenty of parking is available at the farm. Admission to the festival area is $5, age 3 and up. No admission fee to farm store or winery. Parking is at the farm. For more information call 609-924-2310 or visit www.terhuneorchards.com

Lake Carnegie Paddle

  • Date(s): 08/02/2014 - 08/02/2014
  • Times: 9:30AM-12:00PM
  • Location: Lake Carnegie, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Maryann Polefka
  • Phone: (609) 737-7592
  • Admission: Families (children 8yo+) and Adults; Fee range: $25-$50 depending on watercraft.
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Join us for a guided morning paddle on Lake Carnegie, in cooperation with Griggstown Canoe and Kayak Rental in Princeton. Naturalist and Education Director Jeff Hoagland will share some of the many wonders of Lake Carnegie. View the lake from a different perspective, discovering firsthand a wide array of plant and animal life. Registration is required.

Pam's Annual Freezing, Canning and Preserving Class at Terhune Orchards

  • Date(s): 08/02/2014 - 08/02/2014
  • Times: 10am to 11am
  • Location: Terhune Orchards 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Farm Store
  • Phone: (609) 924-2310
  • Admission: free
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Pam is frequently asked for her advice on freezing and canning the fresh fruit picked at the farm. Learn Pam Mount’s secrets for enjoying summer’s bounty all year long! This free class is offered only once every summer. Please call in advance to reserve your place. The class will be held rain or shine. Terhune Orchards’ own cider and donuts will be served as refreshments. For more information call 609-924-2310 or visit www.terhuneorchards.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