Fall Fest


Sunday, October 21st at Palmer Square

Enjoy live music by Some Assembly Required while savoring seasonal food, wine and beer on the Green.

Food and drinks are available for purchase by:
-Carter & Cavero
-Chez Alice
-Princeton Soup & Sandwich
-Olsson’s Fine Foods
-The Bent Spoon
-Teresa Caffe — visit stand on the Green!
-Thomas Sweet — visit stand on the Green!
-Winberie’s Restaurant & Bar — visit stand on the Green!
-Yankee Doodle Tap Room — visit stand on the Green!

The first 200 attendees will receive a complementary Palmer Square shopping bag filled with specials offers from around the Square and your guide to “Treats” around the square. “Treats” can be anything from a delicious snack to an in-store demonstration or promotion.

Fun for all ages!
Blankets and chairs welcome on the Green!

Time: 12:00pm- 3:00pm
Location: Palmer Square | 40 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542


Pi Day Princeton

pie-throwingEinstein was born on March 14th – 3.14 – the numeric equivalent of Pi! Every year the town of Princeton celebrates Pi Day by hosting an irrational number of events around Palmer Square. Join in the fun on Wednesday, March 14th from 12:00pm – 6:30pm to commemorate our most beloved Princeton genius!

There will be Pie Eating, Pie Judging, Pie Throwing, Pi Recitation, Pizza Pie and Cupcake Decorating Contests! (Nearly all events are free but purchasing a VIP pass guarantees seating and participation to the main Pi Day Princeton events!)

  • Einstein Look A Like and Pi Recitation Winners receive $314.15!
  • Pizza Pie Contest winner receives free pizza for a year!
  • Cupcake Contest winner gets free cupcakes for a year!
  • Best Apple Pie professional chef gets bragging rights for a year!

For the non- competitive types, there are Surprise Birthday Parties and Dinky Rides with Einstein, live musical and theatrical performances, a Pi-Rade, a children’s violin demonstration, family friendly self guided Grub Crawls, a Pi Day inspired family movie, professionally guided tours of Einstein’s neighborhood, live theater performances, biking, running and walking tours. Adults can enjoy self guided Pub Crawls, three live performances, book signings and an “Inventors Only” Cocktail Making Course. Continue reading

26th Annual JazzFeast

Sunday, September 17
12pm – 6pm

(Please note: This event now takes place on a SUNDAY each year)

Rain or shine

In its twenty sixth 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.

Roedels Split Time Between Palmer Square and LBI for Best of Both Worlds Lifestyle

palmer-square-exteriorPRINCETON, NJ – Arthur Roedel summed up his decision to move to Palmer Square in downtown Princeton with one simple sentiment: “It was time to make it about me.”

Mr. Roedel spent the past 37 years living with his wife Debbie in South Brunswick where he still runs his business, but the time had come to make a change.

“When I was a kid, my goal was to make sure I always gave back to my community and those around me,” he said.  “When I turned 73, it was time to focus on me.  Debbie and I always wanted to live in an environment where we could walk to dinner, to get coffee or just some ice cream.  Palmer Square was the only location we looked at.  We knew this was where we wanted to live.”

The Roedels initially opted for a two-story residence at Palmer Square, which features a new collection of luxury homes integrated into a vibrant array of boutique shops and dining options across from Princeton University.  The couple later decided that single-level living was a better fit for them, and moved into a spacious one-story floor plan with nearly 2,400 square feet of living space.  The flexibility to make the change stems from Palmer Square’s myriad of residential options ranging from single-level and duplex condominiums to multi-story townhomes to rental residences.

“We love the open layout of our new home,” said Mr. Roedel.  “The grounds here are immaculate and well-maintained.  And while we enjoy being able to walk to all of the shops and restaurants within Palmer Square, we also appreciate the privacy this community affords us.” Continue reading

Palmer Square in Downtown Princeton Launches Newly-Designed PalmerSquareResidences.com

palmer-square-residences-websitePRINCETON, NJ – Palmer Square announced today the launch of the community’s newly-redesigned residential website, www.PalmerSquareResidences.com.  The improved website represents a ground-up redesign to better showcase Palmer Square’s collection of sophisticated homes and incomparable location in the heart of downtown Princeton.

Blending improved functionality with a strong design aesthetic, the website features new interior and exterior photography and videos of the community’s distinctive multi-story townhomes and single-level flats.  A separate photo gallery captures the unique charm and appeal of Palmer Square’s picturesque surroundings, including Princeton University’s historic campus and the area’s vibrant shopping and dining landscape.  Prospective buyers and renters can access real-time availability of for-sale and rental homes, download and print 3D floorplans, view pertinent details on amenities and finishes, and “tour” the culturally-rich neighborhood through an illustrative map that links to 50 points of interest.

“We developed the new website to create a more positive user experience for our future residents,” said Lori Rabon, Vice President of Palmer Square.  “We also wanted the site to reflect the unique and sophisticated lifestyle offered at Palmer Square which is ideally located in the heart of one of the country’s most desirable places to live.  We believe the new website accomplishes both objectives and are delighted to now launch it to the public.” Continue reading

@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

I Will Scream, Will You?

web1_thomas-sweet-choicesOnce upon a time, 15 or 20 years ago, summer in Princeton meant a quiet, relatively empty downtown — and only two choices for families or friends in search of a cold ice cream cone on a hot day. You could go to Halo Pub, where a “tiny” size (half scoop) cup or cone would cost you just $1, or Thomas Sweet, famous for its “blend-ins” — ice cream blended with toppings.

Fast forward to today, and Princeton has shed its summer ghost town reputation and instead become a destination for tourists by the busload. As Princeton’s appeal has expanded, so have its ice cream offerings: six shops downtown now specialize in ice cream, gelato, or frozen yogurt.

Of course, some things never change: Halo Pub is still the least expensive option in town, with a “tiny” cup or cone now priced at $1.75 and a small (one scoop) at $2.25. At Thomas Sweet, where blend-ins are still the main attraction, a regular small is $3.25; blending in one topping brings the price to $4.50. Both will have lines out the door on a warm summer evening, but both also offer live music on weekends that entertains while you wait, and the line moves quickly.

In 2004 the Bent Spoon joined the ice cream scene in Palmer Square, offering a constantly changing lineup of ice creams and sorbets made on the premises. At peak times lines can stretch down the block, slowed by customers sampling one or more of the not-so-ordinary flavors. A small there, which can include two flavors, is $4.75. Cookies and cupcakes there are $2.50 to $3. Continue reading

Is old-timey your idea of cool?

2016-07-13_12-24-11People are probably most familiar with the sounds of mechanical organs as background at amusement parks or carnivals. They don’t always know the rich heritage, the grand design, or the incredible, versatile sounds these glorious machines can make.

That’s why, with the help of the Princeton Merchants Association, the Carousel Organ Association of America (COAA) and the Automatic Musical Instruments Collectors Association (AMICA) will combine with a band organ rally that will bring more than two dozen ornate, elaborate mechanical organs to the streets, squares, and parks of Princeton for the first time on August 6 and 7.

This wonderful weekend of music will be one of three or four organ rallies around the country this summer, and is unique in that most of these rallies happen in more rural areas. But then, Princeton is a pretty unique place, with its deep love for arts and culture, and COAA and AMICA figured it would be an ideal venue to show off these magnificent instruments.

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