• Arts Council of Princeton Announces Installation of Princeton Parklet: Beloved public art parklet returns to its 2015 debut location at Small World Coffee on Witherspoon Street

  • Witherspoon Street
  • Princeton, NJ 08542
  • Phone: (609) 924-8777
  • Presented By: Arts Council of Princeton
  • Dates: June 9, 2018
  • Location: Downtown Princeton
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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  • The Arts Council of Princeton announces the installation of its next Princeton Parklet, returning to its debut location at Small World Coffee on Witherspoon Street this week. In 2015, the first parklet was installed in front of Small World Coffee on Witherspoon Street and in 2017, an interactive parklet, “Energy Playground” came to life in front of jaZams. “After the great experience we had last year with the jaZams’ Energy Parklet, and all of the energy features we built, this year’s parklet will be more about relaxing with friends, unplugging for a brief time, and just enjoying the design of the structure,” said Maria Evans, Arts Council of Princeton’s Artistic Director and curator of the project. “Jessica Durrie, owner of Small World Coffee, is such a great host for the parklet. She and her amazing team make sure the parklet stays clean and well kept for the public. I’m certain this will be another great year for this beloved public art project.” The public is invited to the Opening Celebration on Saturday, June 9 at 1pm on Witherspoon Street in front of Small World Coffee. The 2018 parklet will use the same structure of the 2017 installation, designed and built by Princeton architect, Joseph Hobart Weiss. A welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, the 2018 parklet will debut new features, including a green roof to serve as an educational venue to teach the importance of water, soil, and plants in our urban environment. This parklet was made possible by the dedication and support of lead sponsors: Princeton University, Small World Coffee, Palmer Square/Nassau Inn, Watershed Institute, and Davidge Design Studio. The Arts Council of Princeton, founded in 1967, is a non-profit organization with a mission of building community through the arts. Housed in the landmark Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, designed by architect Michael Graves, the ACP fulfills its mission by presenting a wide range of programs including exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, and studio-based classes and workshops in a wide range of media. Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population of the greater Princeton region. For more information, and to inquire about Princeton Parklet sponsorships, please contact the Arts Council of Princeton at 609.924.8777, info@artscouncilofprinceton.org or visit artscouncilofprinceton.org.

Arts Council of Princeton Announces Installation of Princeton Parklet: Beloved public art parklet returns to its 2015 debut location at Small World Coffee on Witherspoon Street