@TeslaMotors Comes to #Princeton @Airstream_Inc

trailer20picTesla is hitting the road across North America with their first-ever Tesla mobile Design Studios.

Get the complete Tesla experience and design the Model S or Model X of your dreams as the fleet of mobile galleries roams to destinations near and far. Pulled by the Model X SUV, which can tow up to 5,000 lbs, each Airstream trailer is retrofitted with a full Tesla Design Studio and staffed with Tesla product specialists to give you a taste of what life is like with a Tesla.

They will be coming to Palmer Square and will be located at the Griggs Corner Lot, at the corner of Hulfish Street and Witherspoon Street.

We look forward to exploring with you!

Event dates are as follows:

Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16
9:00am – 7:00pm

Thrusday, October 20 – Sunday, October 23
9:00am – 7:00pm

Thrusday, October 27 – Sunday, October 30
9:00am – 7:00pm

Save the Date: JaZams’ Big Weekend



Friday, June 17th 6:00pm-9:00pm; Block Party on Palmer Square West and Concert with Dan Zanes at 8:00pm

Saturday, June 18th 8:30pm; Outdoor screening on the Green of Despicable Me

Sunday, June 19th 2:00pm; Concert by Alex Mitnick and the Kaleidoscope Band and Birthday Cake

Get “Down to Earth” this Weekend


zzdata-23921_688x480The Arts Council of Princeton presents Down To Earth: Artists Inspired By The Elements, an exhibition of work by artists who are influenced by elements such as fire, wind, and earth. Visitors can expect original works from Olivia Jupillat, Paul Mordetsky, and Alice Sims-Gunzenhauser. The art is on exhibit until February 27th at The Taplin Gallery.

About the Artists

From working in a vineyard in Oregon, to managing a traditional wine shop in Princeton, to traveling overseas, Olivia Jupillat’s experiences over the last few years have taken her work on an unexpected turn. “My fascination with root and earth structures stemmed from a brief introduction to viticulture and oenology in wine school, but fully emerged into an obsession once my studies were physically revealed in front of me and I could touch the sands, taste the dirt, and see the different strides in the rocks where ancient water once was.” Olivia’s travels to France inspired her to create work that fosters a “relationship between the viewer and the piece to connect and share a story about time, growth, history and tradition.”

Paul Mordetsky is drawn to “the landscape as a forum for representing space and light within the graphic language.” Of his paintings in Down To Earth, Paul describes how fire inspires his work: “Fire and smoke in the dark of night or in an encompassing timeless gray have been prominent aspects of these landscapes, and imply states of mind, passion, and inspiration rather than some apocalyptic vision. I find the notion of light in darkness to be a powerful and poetic image.”

Until a few years ago, Alice Sims-Gunzenhauser’s work focused on or relied on the use of line. As her work has headed more towards abstraction, her line has “metamorphosed into a more general focus on mark making.” “Though some marks may be lines”, Alice explains, “they are freed from the need to describe an observed reference and become entities of a somewhat different sort. When marks, whether linear or otherwise, move in and out of suggesting intelligible form, the work is most alive for me.”

Parking is available in the Spring & Hulfish St. garages and at metered parking spots along Witherspoon St. & Paul Robeson Pl.


Pies will fly!


Princeton Pi Day is right around the corner so get your throwing arm ready!

This year’s event will take place on  Saturday, March 12. The first pie will fly at 3:14 pm.

$1 per throw with all proceeds to benefit the Princeton Educational Fund Teacher Mini-Grant Program.

Albert Einstein’s birthday is March 14 – or 3.14, the numeric equivalent of Pi.  So come celebrate with us as we participate in Princeton Pi Day!

9:00 a.m. — Pie Eating Contest at McCaffrey’s in the Princeton Shopping Center – 301 North Harrison Street – moderated by Princeton comedic celebrity, Adam Bierman.  Contestant Age  Groups: Youth 4-8 and 9-13; Teens 14-18 and Adults 19 and above. There is no advanced registration. Simply arrive by 8:45 a.m. and report to the second floor inside McCaffrey’s to compete in this hysterical event.    There is no registration for these hysterical events!

10:00 a.m.— SHHHHHH!!!!!  We’re having a Surprise Birthday Party for Albert Einstein at Morven Museum and Gardens – 55 Stockton Street – Arrive on time to help get ready for Albert’s big birthday bash!  Albert thinks he’s arriving to see the incredible exhibit inside the museum only to find the museum dark.  After he thinks he’s gotten lost again, his favorite 4yrs, 5yrs, 6yrs olds spring into action to sing Happy Birthday, watch him blow out 136 candles and share a piece of cake provided by McCaffrey’s!  All little genius must pre-register for this popular event since space is limited.  Email abixby@morven.org to reserve your spot today!

10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. – World Premiere ofThe Future” with Selan Lerner – 10 Palmer Square at the piano inside the 2nd Floor Lobby of the Historic Nassau Inn.  Selan is an American musician, singer, songwriter, composer, arranger, musical director and producer who has worked with Adele, Toni Braxton, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Sting, Alejandro Sanz, Stevie Wonder and Roberta Flack.  He is known for combining electronic, pop, and soul music, possesses perfect pitch and musical total recall, also known as eidetic memory.  He is launching his first solo album on Pi Day but participants of Pi Day Princeton will hear songs prior to the release date.  Selan was introduced to Pi at a young age and has held a fascination for its literal and symbolic meaning:  “The fact that the numerical sequence of Pi is infinite corresponds with the underlying message in my album entitled, “The Future”. The future is filled with the prospect of infinite possibilities. What will we do as humankind to steer things in the right direction? Will we continue to allow corruption, inequality and suffering to exist, especially when core of the motives are profit and hate?”


Flower Power!

Hero_Flower_PowerTravel back to the groooovy era that was the 1960s! It was a decade of cultural upheaval, but it also produced some of the most vibrant and lasting pop music of the 20th century. Attend the Fall Musical Theater Cabaret Flower Power this weekend at Yvonne Theater, Rider University in Lawrenceville. The theater is located at 2038 Lawrenceville Road and the showtimes are Friday, October 23rd and Saturday, October 24th at 7:30 pm.

This is a FREE event.

Mariann Cook is the Stage Director and Wendy Feaver serves as Musical Director.

From dance crazes, to folk and rock and soul, to surf music, the legacy of the Beatles, join this all female cast of singers who shaped our pop music history.

Discover Offbeat Princeton

polImageA recent article on NJMonthly.com celebrates all that is unusual in  Jersey’s Ivy League town.

You might be familiar with Princeton’s bucolic campus, stately homes and historic inns. But there’s an offbeat side to Princeton, too, offering less traveled but equally compelling escapes—and they just happen to be particularly alluring in the fall. From a ghost tour to afternoon wine under a majestic sycamore at an 18th-century bed-and-breakfast, they comprise the lesser-known side of this Ivy League haven.

And Princeton FYI’s favorite ….

Ready for something truly offbeat?  The Princeton Tour Company’s Ghost Tours, which are offered on Saturdays in October, explore campus and surrounding neighborhood spots where apparitions or paranormal activity have been reported. They’re led by expert ghost hunters who provide dowsing rods, night-vision flashlights, electromagnetic field meters and thermometers. The hunts, which end with a tour of the Princeton Cemetery, typically sell out a week in advance.

Read the full article HERE and get out and find your Princeton adventure!

Palmer Square Hosts 24th annual JazzFeast

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Sunday, September 20
12:00pm – 6:00pm
Rain or shine

In its twenty fourth year, the JazzFeast event is an open-air jazz festival that swings with the joy of great music and food!

Featuring performances by some of the industry’s best jazz musicians and showcasing many of the area’s finest restaurants, the one-day festival draws thousands of people to downtown Princeton.

Free admission for music.
Food vendors charge accordingly.

Performance Line-up:

Alan Dale and the New Legacy Jazz Band

Ken Peplowski & his Quintet featuring Harry Allen

Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet with special guest Warren Vache

Marlene VerPlanck Quintet featuring Houston Person

Dennis Lichtman’s Brain Cloud featuring Tamar Korn on vocals

Are You “Just Peachy”?

zzdata-10124_720x480Celebrate Jersey Fresh and one of our state’s favorite fruits by visiting the Just Peachy Festival this weekend from 10 am – 5 pm at Terhune Orchards. The festival will include live music both days.

A special feature of this festival will be the “Summer Harvest” farm-to-fork tasting section featuring local chefs using local ingredients to prepare recipes for visitors to sample. The tasting area will be open from Noon – 4 pm both days and admission to the special tasting section is $12.

The weekend will be filled with plenty of activities for kids: a ride through the orchards on tractor-drawn wagons, pony rides, games and barnyard fun. Bring your appetites for Pam’s Food Tent, filled with lots of tasty treats: peach pie, sliced peaches and cream, peach salsa, BBQ chicken, hot dogs, gazpacho, salads, donuts, and cider slushies. Make sure to visit the winery tasting room to sample peach sangria.

Admission fee $5.00, children under 3 are free. Admission fee includes wagonrides, pedal tractors, barnyard of animals, music, play tractors, and children’s games. (Additional activities available for additional cost). The Farm Store, and winery and tasting room are open without admission fee and plenty of parking is available at the farm.

On Saturday August 1, enjoy tastings from:

Agricola, Princeton, NJ
Button’s Creperie, Lawrence, NJ
Casa Mono
Comfort Food, Morrisville, PA
Dina Rata at Andaz Wall Street, New York, NY
Huntley Taverne, Summit, NJ
Island Grill, Cape May, NJ
Jammin Crepes, Princeton, NJ
Triumph Brewing Company, New Hope,PA

On Sunday, August 2, enjoy tastings from:

Agricola, Princeton, NJ
Blue Bottle Cafe, Hopewell, NJ
Bufad, Philadelphia, PA
Button’s Creperie, Lawrence, NJ
Garden State Community Kitchen, Monmouth Junction, NJ
Island Grill, Cape May, NJ
Mediterra, Princeton, NJ
Pub & Kitchen, Philadelphia, PA

Seen in Princeton: Drumthwacket

Home_2When in the Ivy League town of Princeton, explore Drumthwacket, the official residence of the governor of New Jersey. In fact, Drumthwacket is one of the most fabled and elegant of America’s executive residences. Its history contains the stories of three families that made immense contributions to New Jersey and American history.

The property upon which Drumthwacket stands was once owned by William Penn, the Quaker who founded the colony of Pennsylvania.  In 1696, William Olden acquired the property; in 1799 Charles Smith Olden was born in the little white homestead by Stockton Street, called the Thomas Olden House that had been built forty years earlier.  Typical of the Greek Revival style, the house features a large portico with six Ionic columns. Drumthwacket is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been the official governor’s residence since 1981.

Charles Smith Olden, who gained his wealth in business ventures in New Orleans and an inheritance from an uncle, began construction of Drumthwacket in 1835, possibly using a design by architect Charles Steadman.  For its name, Drumthwacket was the estate of a hero in one of Sir Walter Scott’s popular historical novels, A Legend (of the Wars) of Montrose, published in 1819.  It is believed that Governor Olden gave his new house this Scots-Gaelic name (which means ‘wooded hill’) upon reading the book.  The original structure consisted of the center hall with two rooms on each side in addition to the large portico with detailed Ionic columns.

As a gentleman farmer and businessman, Olden was active in community and political affairs.  He was Treasurer and Trustee of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) from 1844-1850.  He served as a state senator, and was elected governor in 1860, becoming the first governor to live at Drumthwacket.  He was an ardent opponent of the secession and supported throughout the Civil War the leadership provided by Abraham Lincoln.

Nearby is historic Morven, the former New Jersey Governor’s Mansion and 18th-century home of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The National Historic Landmark, situated on five acres of manicured grounds and gardens, is now a museum showcasing New Jersey history and culture.

Make a reservation to tour HERE.

About the Drumthwacket Foundation

Founded in 1982, The Drumthwacket Foundation is a 501c3 non-partisan, non-profit organization. Its mission is to increase a sense of pride in New Jersey by preserving the Drumthwacket property and broadening access, furthering awareness and support of the Foundation and its activities and expanding civic understanding amongst New Jerseyans. www.drumthwacket.org

This Weekend: An Intimate Evening of Art Song


Participants of Westminster Choir College‘s CoOPERAtive Program will present an intimate evening of art song. Experience the talent of these young artists at the beginning of their operatic careers.

The concert will take place on Friday, July 17th at 7:30 PM at Bristol Chapel, 101 Walnut Lane in Princeton. Free to the public.

About the CoOPERAtive Program

The CoOPERAtive Program is a unique program, presented in cooperation and consultation with professionals in the field of opera, designed to help young singers prepare for the essential next step toward acceptance into an advanced young artist or summer apprentice program.

Graduates of the program have been finalists in the Metropolitan Opera Council’s National Auditions and have gone on to work with opera companies throughout the United States.