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December 9, 2022

Princeton, NJ – Anyone needing a break from the steady beat of the holiday season may find some offbeat moments on Sunday, December 11, at 4 p.m. at the Princeton Shopping Center. That’s when Princeton Makes, the artist cooperative based at the Shopping Center, and Ragged Sky Press, a publisher ...

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Princeton, NJ – It’s hard to believe that it has been three years since the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future have stalked the boards at McCarter Theatre. The calendar does not lie. But those ethereal creatures are back, taunting and tormenting Scrooge the Charles Dickens classic – and ...

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Princeton, NJ – As winter approaches, days are fleeting, the shadows lengthen. Maybe because there are fewer hours of daylight, opportunities to enjoy the natural world become more valuable experiences for some people. Two events on Sunday, December 4 transport people – literally or figuratively – ...

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Princeton, NJ – Halloween is over, we’re not in November anymore. Now is the time to embrace the holiday spirit with these amazing events happening in our region. There are the traditional concerts and opera, with the Nutcracker and Hansel and Gretel. And then there’s a classic, and a ...

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Princeton, NJ – We often receive energetic releases from publicists eager to obtain some publicity for their organization. But we sensed some extra enthusiasm from the Princeton University Concerts publicists, promoting the venue’s upcoming “Do-Re-Meet” on Tuesday, December 13. The event is ...

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Princeton, NJ – Here we are at Friday, November 25, also known as Black Friday. Normally our arts and entertainment desk wouldn’t have much shopping news to offer, but this year we have a few recommendations. First there are the artists and crafters who are showing their wares at the Arts ...

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Princeton, NJ – If you are already settled in for Thanksgiving and the holiday weekend ahead, good for you. Sit back and relax, unless you are participating in the annual Trinity Church 5K Turkey Trot, starting out at 8:30 a.m. from Mercer Street near Alexander Street and the race sponsor, Trinity ...

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Princeton, NJ – The newest Spring Street mural, just unveiled by the Arts Council of Princeton, will be worth a look, and maybe even a second or third look. Designed and installed by artist Dave DiMarchi, the mural, titled “Somatic Pause,” is meant to change over time. During the time of its ...

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Mercer County, NJ -- After enjoying a Thanksgiving meal around the table, you might want to head outside on Friday, November 25, with family and friends for the annual "Opt Outside" day at Mercer County Parks.  The Mercer County Park Commission is urging residents to take a break from Black ...

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Princeton, NJ – Our first best bet for the upcoming weekend is literally a good bet, if you’re a betting person. Our second best bet is more like “all bets are off” -- an unusual act in an unusual setting might turn out to be a lot of fun. Best Bet No. 1: The Princeton Penn football game, ...

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Princeton, NJ – Having just recently celebrated its first anniversary, Princeton Makes, the artist cooperative at the Princeton Shopping Center, is adding a new way for artists to interact with the community. On Thursday, November 17, at 7 p.m., artist Pamela Somer-Pagan will open a new series of ...

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Princeton, NJ – If you happened to attend the Princeton Council meeting on Monday night, November 14, you would have learned that 1.) the first phase of the Witherspoon Street reconstruction project will not quite get done by Thanksgiving as hoped but more likely by December 9 instead; 2.) that the ...

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Princeton, NJ – Beginning in the late 19th century and then through much of the 20th century, the architecturally majestic eating clubs lining Prospect Avenue dominated the social life of Princeton University’s upperclassmen. Today, while not as numerous or as dominant as they once were, the now ...

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Princeton, NJ –Happy Veterans Day, a three-day weekend for many that’s also a time to commemorate the men and women who have served in our military forces. In Princeton there are multiple places to honor the memory of those who fought in our first, the War for Independence. Historian and author ...

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Princeton, NJ -- If you’re a fan of visual arts, music, theater, dance, and/or enjoy spending an afternoon shopping for unique handmade gifts by local artisans and makers, there is much to be thankful for this month. These are just my recommendations, not the exhaustive list. So please be sure to ...

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Princeton, NJ – Three longstanding Princeton University institutions will be sharing the spotlight this weekend with events that may appeal to people in town as much as those on the campus. When we say longstanding we mean just that – the baby of the group has just turned 100. We’ll start with the ...

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Princeton, NJ – Don’t mean to scare you but Halloween is coming up, and we can’t be sure exactly when it is. The official date, of course, is October 31, but that’s on a Monday and it’s inconvenient for many would-be revelers. But don’t be frightened: Lots of this weekend’s events will be ...

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Princeton, NJ – Every once in a while (such as last week) we take note of a Princeton University football game. This week we do it again, even though the team plays on the road Friday night against Harvard. We point the game out not because it is a battle between two unbeaten Ivy League teams ...

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Princeton, NJ – How do you prefer to engage in the arts? This weekend you can follow several different paths thanks to the Arts Council of Princeton. You can start with a traditional arts panel and opening reception for a major new exhibit on Friday, October 14, at the Arts Council’s gallery at 102 ...

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Princeton, NJ – Fireworks will precede the Princeton University football game against Brown on Friday night, October 14 – a sure sign that this event will be something more than an ordinary football game. What could it be? A homecoming of former Princeton football stars? A special event to honor ...

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Princeton, NJ – If you have some spare time this week and if you do not happen to be a rabid follower of any of the eight major league baseball teams still playing in the post-season playoffs, then you might be interested in getting out of the house, or away from the office. Here are some midweek ...

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Due to October bursting at the seams with many cultural events, I proudly present Dan Recommends -- Part II. Click here to read Part I. Princeton Symphony Orchestra American-born Finnish violinist Elina Vähälä will make her Princeton Symphony Orchestra debut on the weekend of October 15 and ...

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Princeton, NJ –More than four weeks after the rest of the performing arts world took notice, McCarter Theatre finally announced the departure of its managing director, Michael Rosenberg, who will start his new duties as president and chief executive of the New York City Center on November 1. In ...

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Princeton, NJ – Two outstanding singers and songwriters – one raised in Princeton and one from an eclectic personal and musical background in North Carolina – are appearing at McCarter Theatre on this busy weekend in the arts. Born to American parents in France in 1969, Laurie Berkner was raised ...

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Brave the October chill to discover some of the hottest events happening in Princeton, Hopewell, and Trenton this month.  Let’s kick off the month at a venue that I hold near and dear: Princeton’s McCarter Theatre Center (mccarter.org)!  McCarter’s October calendar welcomes back Princeton’s own ...

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Princeton, NJ – Drama has often been a part of sports, and it almost always comes with no planning and no orchestration. But taking a sport and making it the setting for a drama seems to be a greater challenge. McCarter Theatre artistic director Sarah Rasmussen has taken on that challenge in her ...

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Princeton, NJ – Not every musical series begins not with a concert but rather with a live music meditation – free and unticketed – several hours before the main event. But that’s how the Princetonn University Concerts “Healing with Music” series begins on Thursday, September 29, at Richardson ...

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Princeton, NJ -- It’s the first weekend of the fall – time for some football and two hometown teams will be in action. On Friday night, September 23, Princeton High School celebrates its homecoming weekend with a game against Bishop Eustace Prep. The Little Tigers are still looking for their ...

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Cranbury, NJ -- Holy Grounds Coffee House, part of Cranbury Church's First Friday Series, will be held on Friday, October 7. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for coffee and desserts. Music begins at 7 p.m. This month's musical guest is "Jim Winder and the Race" who will be presenting "Journey to the ...

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Princeton, NJ – It’s another busy weekend, filled with enough in-person events to make you begin to forget that it was once another way. Some highlights include the Friends of the Public Library book sale Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17; the folksinger John Roberts on Friday; the Rev.

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