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!

 

05/01/2016 - 05/07/2016

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.

Emotional & Behavioral Challenges Associated with Learning Disabilities – An Interactive Workshop &

  • Date(s): 05/04/2016 - 05/04/2016
  • Times: Wednesday, May 4th from 6:00-8:00pm
  • Location: Fusion Academy Princeton at 116 Stanhope Street, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Matt Douglas
  • Phone: (609) 919-9193
  • Admission: FREE
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The final installment of Fusion Academy Princeton’s Spring Speaker Series “Why Is My Child Struggling in School? Strategies to Improve Social, Emotional, and Educational Outcomes” will be hosted by Michael C. Selbst, PhD., BCBA-D, Director of Behavior Therapy Associates. His research-based workshop will explore the various emotional and behavioral struggles students with learning differences may face, including low self-esteem, social skills deficits, peer rejection, comorbid diagnoses (e.g., ADHD, depression, anxiety), increased school failure and drop-out rates, acting out behavior and juvenile delinquency, substance abuse, and health complaints. He will discuss key symptoms, resiliency factors, positive coping strategies for the student and family, and interventions and supports to consider. Time will be provided for questions and answers. Interested in learning more about Dr. Selbst? Check out his website at www.BehaviorTherapyAssociates.com. The evening will begin with a Fusion Academy Open House at 6pm and the Workshop will begin at 6:30.

I. M LOST!, a show about clowns, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater

  • Date(s): 05/05/2016 - 05/05/2016
  • Times: May 5, 6, and 7 at 8 p.m. and May 7 at 2 p.m.
  • Location: Marie and Edward Matthews ’53 Acting Studio, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Steven Runk
  • Phone: (609) 258-5262
  • Admission: $12/$11 students and seniors when purchased in advance; $17/$15 students and seniors when purchased day of the performance.
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This new one-person, devised ethnographic play is based on interviews with people who clown, conceived and performed by senior Nathalie Ellis-Einhorn and directed by senior Oge Ude.

Princeton Research Day

  • Date(s): 05/05/2016 - 05/05/2016
  • Times: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: Frist Campus Center on the Princeton University Campus, Princeton, NJ
  • Admission: Free and open to the public
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A celebration of the research and creative endeavors of Princeton University undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Students, early-career researchers and artists will share their work from the natural sciences, social sciences, engineering, humanities and the arts with the community. The program will feature talks, posters, performances, art exhibitions, demonstrations and digital presentations.

Princeton Research Day, presented by Princeton University

  • Date(s): 05/05/2016 - 05/05/2016
  • Times: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Frist Campus Center on the Princeton campus, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Steven Runk
  • Phone: (609) 258-5262
  • Admission: Free and open to the public
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A celebration of the research and creative endeavors of Princeton University undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Students, early-career researchers and artists will share their work from the natural sciences, social sciences, engineering, humanities and the arts with the community. The program will feature talks, posters, performances, art exhibitions, demonstrations and digital presentations.

The Last Boat, presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Princeton Atelier

  • Date(s): 05/05/2016 - 05/05/2016
  • Times: 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Location: New South, Level B, on the Princeton campus (off University Place across from McCarter Theatre), Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Steven Runk
  • Phone: (609) 258-5262
  • Admission: Free and open to the public
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Students from the spring Princeton Atelier course “Waking the Dead,” taught by Co-Artistic Director of Third Rail Projects Jennine Willett and graphic novelist Kevin C. Pyle, present The Last Boat, a 28-minute immersive theater experience. Featuring projected imagery, text, movement, and art installations.

Junior League of Princeton's 2016 A Day at the Races

  • Date(s): 05/07/2016 - 05/07/2016
  • Times: 5 pm
  • Location: Greenacres Country Club, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
  • Admission: $85 to $140
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Support the mission of the Junior League of Greater Princeton at the 3rd Annual “A Day at the Races” event to celebrate the Kentucky Derby. Watch the Kentucky Derby on a Jumbo screen, enjoy Southern fare, wine/beer and Junior League Juleps! Have fun playing games, select fantastic items from the tricky tray auction, and view the fanciful hats on the ladies in the Hat Contest, all while supporting our community programs that improve the lives of women and children in the Greater Princeton area.

Museum Exhibition | Women, Art, & Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise

  • Date(s): 05/07/2016 - 07/10/2016
  • 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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Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise brings together works created during the 45-year lifespan of the Newcomb enterprise—an artistic and commercial venture which provided a rare opportunity for Southern women to support themselves and resulted in one of the most vital workshops of the American Arts and Crafts movement, including iconic pottery as well as textiles, metalwork, jewelry, and bookbinding. Newcomb Pottery, established in 1895 as an educational experiment of H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College (Tulane University’s former women’s college), is considered one of the most significant makers of American art pottery of the twentieth century, both critically acclaimed and highly coveted. Women, Art, and Social Change builds on Princeton’s longstanding role in shaping public understanding of the Arts and Crafts movement. Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise is organized by the Newcomb Art Gallery at Tulane University and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, and is supported in part by the Henry Luce Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. The exhibition at Princeton has been made possible by the Frances E. and Elias Wolf, Class of 1920, Fund; the Kathleen C. Sherrerd Program Fund for American Art; and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support has been provided by the Allen R. Adler, Class of 1967, Exhibitions Fund; the Curtis W. McGraw Foundation; and the Friends of the Princeton University Art Museum.

Paint and Sip for Moms

  • Date(s): 05/07/2016 - 05/07/2016
  • Times: 1 pm
  • Location: Crossing Vineyards and Winery, Washington Crossing, PA
  • Contact: Tasting Room
  • Phone: 2154936500,ext19
  • Admission: $55
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Paint and Sip for Moms! At Crossing Vineyards & Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Rd, Washington Crossing, PA Saturday, May 7, 1 PM Looking for a different Mother’s Day gift? Treat your favorite Mom to a fun afternoon at Crossing Vineyards. She’ll sip award-winning wines while learning how to paint her own masterpiece. Better yet, join her and create your own! Includes wine tasting, cheese and all materials. Reservations necessary. Cost: $55 per person. Call 215-493-6500, ext. 19 or buy on-line: www.crossingvineyards.com. Email: info@crossingvineyards.com

Pied Piper Of Hamelin &

  • Date(s): 05/07/2016 - 05/07/2016
  • Times: 1 pm
  • Location: The College of NJ (TCNJ) - 2000 Pennington Rd, Ewing NJ., Ewing, NJ
  • Contact: Roxey Ballet Company
  • Phone: (609) 397-7616
  • Admission: $15-52
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Event Description Roxey Ballet Company of Lambertville, NJ presents “Pied Piper of Hamelin” which is a zany romp through the dark ages of history. Originally co-written by Richard Jarboe and Harvey Shield, "Pied Piper" premiered as a musical theatre piece in Los Angeles in 1984 at the Olio Theater. In 1986 it moved Off-Broadway to the Circle-in-the-Square. Mark Roxey’s original choreographed version made its debut performance in 2002. This production is among the all time favorites by Roxey Ballet audiences young and old. With a resounding message of hope and the things we value the most, this performance is dedicated to all the Mothers on Mother's Day. Carnival of the Animals is a musical suite of fourteen movements by the French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saens. The ballet takes place in a Zoo after hours where Margaret (little girl) gets lost as the Zoo is closing. She encounters a variety of animal friends that promise to return her to her parents.

Princeton Photo Workshop: Private Access: Eastern State Penitentiary with "Hands On History" Areas

  • Date(s): 05/07/2016 - 05/07/2016
  • Times: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Location: 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
  • Contact: Barbara Cuneo
  • Phone: (609) 921-3519
  • Admission: $129
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Instructor: Alan Kesselhaut Eastern State Penitentiary was one of the most famous and expensive prisons in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. We have obtained before-hours private access to restricted areas such as Soup Alley, the Operating Room, the Ruins of Death Row and other off-limits areas. During the day, we'll discuss composition, camera settings and how to shoot in various lighting situations. Your instructor will be with you every step of the way to look at your work and answer questions. Together, we will explore this fantastic ruin while we put into practice the rules of composition to create memorable images. Registration includes one hour private tour, admission and tripod fees ($30 value)

Sun Power – Green Plants, Solar Balloons & the Watershed Center

  • Date(s): 05/07/2016 - 05/07/2016
  • Times: 10:00AM – 12:00PM
  • Location: Watershed Center, Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, Pennington, NJ
  • Contact: Maryann Polefka
  • Phone: (609) 737-7592
  • Admission: FREE
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Enjoy this unique look at the power of the sun. Through a tour and exploratory hike, learn how the Watershed Center and the plants on our Reserve are powered by the same energy source – the sun. Families will explore practical and creative uses of the sun’s energy including our solar balloon launch and solar bug race. This event is co-sponsored by Washington Crossing Audubon Society. Families (children 6yo+)

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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