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!

 

08/31/2014 - 09/06/2014

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.

First Capital Princeton

  • Date(s): 09/06/2014 - 09/06/2014
  • Times: 1:00pm
  • Location: Event starts at Morven Museum & Gardens - 55 Stockton Road, Princeton, NJ
  • Contact: Princeton Tour Company
  • Phone: (609) 865-0234
  • Admission: Free
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On Saturday, September 6th starting at 1 p.m., there will be a 90-minute free tour, led by Mimi Omiecinski, owner of Princeton Tour Company and Tom Murphy, a recent graduate of the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. The tour, which will highlight the accomplishments of Princeton as a revolutionary town, will begin at Historic Morven, where guests will learn the home served as the nation’s first White House and end at the historic Yankee Doodle Tap Room where George Washington toasted the birth of the nation in 1783. The tour will illustrate how Princeton became both the first capital (town where the action happens), how Nassau Hall on the Princeton campus became the first capitol (building where the action happens) and little known events of Princeton’s role in the revolution. Did you know Princeton had their own Boston Tea Party? TRUE! According to Omiecinski, an active member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution – Princeton Chapter, in 1783 the Continental Congress fled to Princeton. The soldiers who fought during the Revolutionary War hadn’t been paid and a rumor spread in Philadelphia than an angry mob might attack congressman in Independence Hall. The Continental Congress convened inside Nassau Hall from June 30, 1783 until November 4. It was also in Nassau Hall during the first week of September of that year, that Congress received the news that Great Britain signed the Treaty of Paris, officially and finally ending the war. This event is generously brought to the town by Princeton Tour Company, Morven Museum & Gardens, Yankee Doodle Tap Room, Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton Magazine and the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution - Princeton Chapter.

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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