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December 2, 2021

Friday, December 3 4 to 7 p.m.: Ice skating on Palmer Square’s “eco-friendly” outdoor synthetic skating rink, on Hulfish Street behind the Nassau Inn. Open skating, bring your own skates or borrow the rink’s. Skate rental included in ticket price -- $10 per person cash or $12 plus fees for ...

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Authors are back – in person – at Labyrinth Books at 122 Nassau Street. This week the bookstore hosts two hybrid events, with the public welcome at the store or to join the discussion via a livestream. On Wednesday, December 1, at 6 p.m. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon will discuss ...

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“What does our community want now? Music. Correction, live music! For most, the pandemic is like a dissonant chord that just won’t quit – it’s annoying and soul-draining. To combat it, Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) patrons have resolved to take back their cultural lives with a renewed ...

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Happy Thanksgiving and hooray for what might be a long weekend for many of our readers. Mindful of the busy schedules that many of you lead, we will cut straight to the listings of events – almost all of which happen within walking distance of Princeton’s central business district. If you or ...

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Celebrating a return to stages this holiday season, world-renowned ballerina Gillian Murphy will appear as the Sugar Plum Fairy in American Repertory Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Murphy will perform on Saturday, November 27, at 7:30 p.m. at McCarter Theater. “What an incredible opportunity for local ...

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Friday, November 19 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.: Pop-up Gallery, Garden State Watercolor Society, 19 Hulfish Street. More than 40 area artists are selling affordable art in all mediums. Twenty percent of proceeds to benefit Mercer Street Friends-Send Hunger Packing. The sale will run for three ...

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Two intriguing mid-week events might lure you out of your post-Covid cocoon and into the real world. On Wednesday, November 17, at 6 pm., Keith Wailoo of the Department of History at Princeton, and Ruha Benjamin of the African American Studies Department will discuss Wailoo’s new book from the ...

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Saturday, November 13 10 a.m. to Noon: Princeton University Eating Clubs Walking Tour, with Clifford Zink, author of The Princeton Eating Clubs. Learn about the architecture, origins, and development of the 16 Classical and Gothic-style clubhouses, which date from 1895 to 1928. This tour may ...

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Friday, November 12 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Friends of the Public Library annual used book sale. There will be a limit of 25 shoppers allowed in the Community Room at any one time. Masks, covering both nose and mouth, must be worn at all times in the library. Also Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., ...

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If our weekend update is any indication, life seems to be getting back to normal. This weekend’s calendar is busy enough that it’s worth doing a little advance planning. On Friday, November 5, for example, McCarter presents two musical plays, Early Decision and Late Bloomer. The shows are ...

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Pianist Shai Wosner, who has what his website describes as a “penchant for eclectic pairings of diverse repertoire,”: will appear Thursday, November 4, at 7:30 at McCarter’s Matthews Theater in a performance with the Princeton Symphony. True to form, Wosner will center his performance with ...

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Not surprisingly, Princeton resident Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist and former foreign correspondent and bureau chief in the Middle East and the Balkans for the New York Times, has most recently been doing some college teaching. What is surprising, however, is the institution ...

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A Princeton High School senior with a strong interest in human rights will get a chance to discuss two turning points in American history – the 1963 March on Washington and the 2017 Women's March – with a person who attended both of them at a Princeton Public Library zoom talk Wednesday, November ...

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We know it in English as Day of the Dead. And it’s Día de los Muertos in Mexico. But in either place it’s a holiday that seems to be as much about the living as the dead. The Arts Council of Princeton brings the holiday to life this week in the form of a colorful exhibit of holiday decorations ...

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Is the weather getting worse, or are we just getting worse at dealing with the weather? Or is it some combination of the two? As Princeton Community News has reported before, the weather really is getting worse, and there are any number of experts around to add empirical data to back up that ...

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An otherwise vacant retail space in Palmer Square is being put to good use by a nonprofit that is trying to find homes for families who are either homeless or at risk of being homeless. Homefront, which worked for 25 years to break the cycle of poverty and end homelessness in Central New Jersey, ...

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If a crotchety old Princeton alumnus from the 1920s, ‘30s, ‘40s, or even early 1950s were time transported into the present, he might be a little miffed when he heard about the college football game coming up at Princeton Stadium on Saturday afternoon, October 23. The game is a battle of the ...

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In the late 1960s and early 1970s, people around Princeton often took note of a solitary character walking aimlessly around town near the university campus, repeatedly brushing off the ash from a cigar on the nearest tree trunk. Who’s that, townspeople would ask, and why is he acting so ...

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Lots of Princeton readers know Lauren B. Davis as the author of seven novels that have won numerous accolades. Lots of Princeton writers also know Davis as the facilitator of various writers’ workshops, including Sharpening the Quill. Back when U.S. 1 newspaper was putting out its annual Summer ...

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When the School of Rock Princeton, an afterschool music program for kids/tweens/teens, held its grand opening last month, it designated the Princeton-based Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice in Princeton as its beneficiary. The results: First, a donation of $350 to the Rustin Center, the ...

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When it comes to the arts, Princeton offers a lot, especially when you consider its size. But Princeton is not a particularly good town for casual music. There is no jazz club or folk music café or – heaven forbid – rock ‘n’ roll venue. On Fridays and Saturdays, when you would expect a bar or ...

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Kenneth Bean, an instructor and conductor in the Philadelphia area and an active trumpet player, has been appointed assistant conductor of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra. Bean, selected following a competitive search and audition process, will serve as cover conductor for the PSO’s music director ...

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Our first crack at the weekend update for October 8 through 10 failed to mention the resumption of live theater in town. Princeton University’s student-run Theatre Intime is continuing its production of “Sniper” at Murray Theater on the campus with shows Saturday and Sunday, October 9 and 10, at 8 ...

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Masks are still in order, and proof of vaccination should be on hand, but other than that Princeton is snapping back to something close to pre-pandemic normal. Another turning point comes this weekend when the Princeton University Orchestra offers its first live performances since the pandemic ...

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Oh no, they haven’t just canceled Halloween; they’ve canceled the entire month of October! Well that’s what we first thought when we looked at the Princeton Community News weekend update below and saw a screening of The Hunchback of Notre Dame as one of the first items up. If it’s Halloween ...

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Here's what’s happening around town this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 25 and 26 Saturday, September 25 If you wake up Saturday morning and something feels unusual, that’s because it is. Princeton, a college town, is doing what college towns do – enjoying a college football ...

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The Pineys, as the residents of Pine Street call themselves, every year for the past 44 years in mid-September get together and celebrate proxemics - the study of the human use of space. Pineys have studied the way they use space, and they take pride, comfort, and joy in declaring that their use of ...

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Artists are supposed to be somewhat ahead of the curve, but we still marvel at the how quickly the Arts Council of Princeton seems to be snapping back to normal – i.e. live and in-person – operations after these many months of COVID-era restrictions. The ACP kicks off another busy weekend ...

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Princeton entrepreneur, artist, and businessman Jim Levine beat me fairly, squarely, and creatively. To be perfectly truthful, my mini personal loss translates to a huge win for the entire Princeton community of artists and art lovers – including myself. On Saturday, September 18, Princeton Makes, ...

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The Princeton community will mark the 20th anniversary 9/11 with two services of remembrance. At Princeton University an interfaith service to remember the 14 Princetonians who died in the September 11 attacks will be held at the 9/11 Memorial Garden, located between Nassau Hall and Chancellor ...

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