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!

 

09/28/2014 - 10/04/2014

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.

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

"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.

Oasis Family Day Time Pumpkin Fun

  • Date(s): 09/12/2014 - 10/31/2014
  • Recurring daily
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We have a lot of great things happening at Oasis Family Farm U-pick Pumpkin Patch Fall Sand Art Haunted Gem Mine Fossil Adventure and our FunZone!! The FunZone includes: 50 foot slide Zip line Pirate Ship Farm basketball Spider Web Crawl Horse Swings Trike Track And it's all done up for Halloween!! For more information please visit www.oasisfamilyfarm.com

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.

Oasis Island Of Terror

  • Date(s): 09/26/2014 - 10/31/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
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Looking for some spooky fun ? Come see our Oasis Island of Terror! Visit our Back Woods Bayou: Walk through the Back Woods Bayou. Feel the experience of where reality ends and fiction begins. You may squeeze through rat tunnels or hog traps just to escape. This walk through will rattle you, startle you, and maybe even make you cry! or maybe take a trip to the Turnpike Apocalypse: The Apocalypse has begun at exit 7A off the turnpike. We were told not to text and drive. This one mistake caused a major accident into a local bayou grave yard. The toxins from the vehicles and the mangled bodies may be the least of the problems for the rescuers. The walking dead has begun! The Woods Have Eyes: The myths are real. There is no explanation. Bodies have been found, camp sites have been destroyed, parks have been closed. But people just won't stay away! Face your fears in our Maze of Phobias: Twist and turn, your phobias are real. This just isn't a farm maze. Watch where you step... and don't touch the ground. Live spiders are lurking! You may never be found! For more information visit www.oasisislandofterror.com

Young Women in STEM Workshop

  • Date(s): 10/01/2014 - 10/01/2014
  • Times: 6:30-8:30 PM
  • Location: Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, Princeton, New Jersey
  • Contact: Risa Engel
  • Phone: (609) 921-6105
  • Admission: FREE
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Young Women in STEM Workshop For girls in grades 5-8 and their parents Wednesday, October 1 or Tuesday, October 7, 2014 6:30-8:30 PM In this free hands-on workshop, girls will select from one of two projects through which they will explore the engineering design process. 1. Design a package to ship malaria medicine into 
a remote tropical area. 2. Design a zip-line to rescue climbers from 
Mount Everest. Join us as we explore fascinating opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and learn about many STEM related fields, including computer science, manufacturing, robotics, materials science, finance, biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Register online at www.stuartschool.org/STEM or 609.921.2330 x202

Little Rock Written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj Premieres at Passage Theatre

  • Date(s): 10/02/2014 - 10/26/2014
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Thursday-Saturday @ 8pm; Sunday @ 3pm
  • Location: Mill HIll Playhouse 205 E. Front Street, Trenton, NJ
  • Phone: (609) 392-0766
  • Admission: $30-$35 (discounts available for groups, students and seniors)
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Passage Theatre Company in association with Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC will present Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj’s new play with music, Little Rock at the Mill Hill Playhouse in Trenton, NJ on October 2-26, 2014. Told in music and memory, Little Rock is the courageous story of the nine black students who fought for integration at Little Rock Central High School in 1957. The story hurtles from present to past, tragedy to triumph. They never planned to be change agents, and they didn’t consider themselves hero.es. They just wanted to go to school.

Princeton University Concerts Presents the Emerson String Quartet

  • Date(s): 10/02/2014 - 10/02/2014
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, Princeton, NJ
  • Admission: $45, $35, $20 General; $10, $5 Students
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The internationally renowned Emerson String Quartet will open the Princeton University Concerts’ Concert Classics Series at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall on October 2, 2014 at 8pm. Although the Emerson have performed in Princeton many times, this concert will be the first time Princeton audiences can hear the Emerson with newest member, cellist Paul Watkins, who replaced David Finckel in May 2013. Mr. Watkins, music director of the English Chamber Orchestra and longtime member of The Nash Ensemble of London, has already infused the Emerson Quartet with a rich tone and vibrant sense of humor. A pre-concert talk given by Professor Scott Burnham will take place at 7pm and is free to ticketholders. The complete program follows: HAYDN Quartet in G Major, Op. 33, No. 5 BEETHOVEN Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 95 “Serioso” RAVEL Quartet in F Major Tickets are $45, $35, $20 General; $10, $5 Students. Please call 609-258-9220 or visit princetonuniversityconcerts.org.

Rider University Art Gallery: Artists' Talk: Landscape: Social, Political, Traditional

  • Date(s): 10/02/2014 - 10/02/2014
  • Times: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Rider University Art Gallery: Bart Luedeke Center, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
  • Contact: Anne Sears
  • Phone: 6099217100ext8307
  • Admission: Free admission
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Exhibit on display: Thursday, September 18 through Sunday, October 12. Gallery Hours: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sundays, 12 noon to 4 p.m. Opening Reception: Thursday, September 18, 5-7 p.m. Gallery Talk: Thursday, October 2, 7 p.m. A discussion with artists Josh Brilliant, Annie Hogan, Joshua Lutz and Wendel A. White. This exhibit is curated by Aubrey J. Kaufffman, gallery manager for the Mason Gross Galleries of Rutgers University. This program is made possible in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.

Brown Bag Series: Frank Migliorelli, Director of Digital Experience at The New York Public Library

  • Date(s): 10/03/2014 - 10/03/2014
  • Times: 12:30-1:30pm
  • Location: Mayo Concert Hallwhich is located in the Music Building on The College of New Jersey campus at 2000 Pennington Rd, Ewing, NJ 08628
  • Admission: free and open to the public
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Wayne Brady

  • Date(s): 10/03/2014 - 10/03/2014
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Contact: Kelly Blithe
  • Phone: (732) 246-7469
  • Admission: $35-65
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See comedian Wayne Brady in his State Theatre debut! For more than a decade, Wayne Brady has entertained audiences with his acting, improv, singing, and dancing on stage, on television and in film. Since his debut on the hysterical improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway—for which he won an Emmy—Brady’s success has continued with the two year run of his talk show The Wayne Brady Show, and guest starring on primetime television series’ such as How I Met Your Mother, 30 Rock, and The Dave Chappelle Show. Brady is currently featured in the new Whose Line Is It Anyway?, along with new host Aisha Tyler and fellow stars Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie, who put their comedic skills to the test through a series of spontaneous improv games.

Cranberry Fest 2014

  • Date(s): 10/04/2014 - 10/06/2014
  • Recurring daily
  • Times: Saturday, October 4 & Sunday, October 5 - 11am - 5 pm
  • Location: Farnsworth Avenue, Downtown Bordentown City, Bordentown City, NJ 08505
  • Contact: April Sette
  • Phone: (609) 516-9306
  • Admission: Free Admission
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Cranberry Fest 2014 We are Celebrating 25 years of one of the largest and authentic juried craft shows in the state where 150 vendors display “only” handmade products. The weekend’s festivities include a kid zone, gourmet food vendors, Jersey Fresh wineries, music and amazing handmade, original crafts and art for show and sale. Saturday, October 4th for the Annual Quentin Hausser Memorial Car Show. NEW EVENT Sunday - October 5th - Isaac Dripps Motorcycle Show FREE Parking for Cranberry Fest is available throughout town. Bordentown Elk's Lodge Parking Lot, 11 Amboy Rd Bordentown, NJ 08505-1901. Shuttle bus transportation will be provided free of charge every 30 minutes from various points around the city. Event Details: Saturday, October 4 & Sunday, October 5 Times: 11am – 5pm Visit Web-Site: http://www.downtownbordentown.com/event-details.php?eid=267

George Lopez

  • Date(s): 10/04/2014 - 10/04/2014
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Contact: Kelly Blithe
  • Phone: (732) 246-7469
  • Admission: $36-76
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See comedian and multi-talented entertainer George Lopez in his State Theatre debut! One of the most recognized and respected names in comedy today; Lopez’s career encompasses television, film, standup comedy, and late-night television. For two seasons, Lopez hosted Lopez Tonight, a late-night television talk show on TBS, which represented Lopez’s return to series television after co-creating, writing, producing, and starring in the hit sitcom George Lopez, which ran for six seasons on ABC. George Lopez remains a hit with viewers in syndication on both broadcast stations and cable’s Nick at Nite, ranking as one of the top-rated shows on the network Most recently he can be seen starring in his new FX sitcom, Saint George. On the big screen, Lopez can be seen in feature films such as Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Swing Vote, Balls of Fury, and Valentine’s Day. A veteran of the comedy stage as well, Lopez has appeared in several televised specials, including his most recent HBO special, It’s Not Me, Its You. He was also nominated for a Grammy® Award for “Best Comedy Album” for his third standup album, El Mas Chingon, and has served as host of the Latin Grammys® twice and co-host for the Emmy® Awards.

The Wiggles

  • Date(s): 10/04/2014 - 10/04/2014
  • Times: http://www.statetheatrenj.org/wiggles
  • Location: 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Contact: Kelly Blithe
  • Phone: (732) 246-7469
  • Admission: $25-45
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After years of captivating children from around the globe, the number one children’s entertainment group, The Wiggles, are bringing their “catchy brand of preschool pop” (Chicago Tribune) back to North American audiences. This Fall, “the band that rocks the cradle” (The New York Times) will delight families across the country in support of their new CD and DVD, Apples and Bananas (available August 26), as well as a new season of their hit television show airing on Sprout. Founding member Anthony Field (Blue Wiggle) along with Emma Watkins (Yellow Wiggle), Simon Pryce (Red Wiggle), and Lachlan Gillespie (Purple Wiggle) will be joined on stage by the lovable Dorothy the Dinosaur, Captain Feathersword, Wags the Dog, and Henry the Octopus for a wiggly good time! The Aussie Fab Four will treat audiences to new music from Apples and Bananas, a collection of classic nursery rhymes such as "This Old Man" and "The Wheels on the Bus," as well as old favorites including “Hot Potato,” “Rock-A-Bye Your Bear,” “Do The Propeller,” and “Get Ready to Wiggle.”

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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