Tonight! Join Palmer Square For A Girl’s Night Out

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Join the community of Palmer Square to experience an evening of exclusive promotions and discounts brought to you by the shops and restaurants of Palmer Square in downtown Princeton.

Plus, we are collecting gently used handbags for Dress For Success Mercer County. Bring one to donate and find their tent located on the Green.

Since registration is now closed (sorry guys), any day-of registrants will receive the “Shopping & Dining Guide” for GNO sales, discounts, and promotions but will not receive the “Taste of the Square” and free parking. 

Visit Palmer Square’s website for more information.



via BisNow – While Philadelphia and New York City have been attracting New Jersey’s Millennials, Princeton—equidistant from both cities—is having its time in the sun again. “People are beginning to rediscover the quality of life we have right here,” says Palmer Square Management VP David Newton, who’s been watching its rise since joining the ongoing Palmer Square mixed-use development in 1995.

This renewed interest is particularly benefiting the nearly 80-year-old Palmer Square, which is built around (you guessed it) a square across from Princeton University’s main gate. “A lot of people want to live where they work and play,” notes David, snapped above with Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners’ Greg Mardirossian, whose firm has been the development’s architect of record since 2005. Today, the development—which opened in 1937 and was first conceived in 1906 by Edgar Palmer, heir to the New Jersey Zinc Co and a 1903 Princeton grad—boasts 150k SF of Class-A office space, 110k SF of retail, 228 residential units over 1,000 parking spaces in two garages, and the 188-room historic Nassau Inn.



Are You Ready to Art Party?!

Sunday, April 17 from 1:00-6:00pm

-c9dee8126de3a8a7Presented by the Arts Council of Princeton and the students of Princeton University, the event originated as “The Art People’s Party” on the lawn of Nassau Hall in 1970. Later renamed Communiversity to capture the Town-Gown spirit of the event, the popular arts festival has grown to attract more than 35,000 visitors to Princeton, NJ each spring.

Communiversity Festival of the Arts 2016 will feature more than 200 artists, crafters, and merchants from around the tri-state area; continuous live entertainment on five stages; children’s activities and games; a wide array of delicious food from around the globe; and a broad representation of the many businesses and organizations that play a prominent role in the vibrant life of the Princeton community.

The event takes place on Nassau and Witherspoon Streets, the University campus and on part of Palmer Square, inlcuding a performance stage on the Green.

Admission to the event is free for the public.

More Information can be found HERE.

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 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?”


Longtime Princeton Resident Feeds her City Living Passion with a New Adventure at Palmer Square

PRINCETON, NJ – Peggy Hughes-Fulmer has lived in Princeton for the better part of 50 years.  With her daughters now grown and living with their children close by, Ms. Hughes-Fulmer’s expansive single-family home on two acres of property in a quiet, serene part of Princeton no longer seemed necessary — or all that appealing.

“I was ready for a new adventure,” said Ms. Hughes-Fulmer.  “My late husband loved the big house and the acres.  I’m a city girl at heart.”

An active member of the community, including serving on the Boards of the Princeton Symphony and McCarter Theatre, Ms. Hughes-Fulmer had no intention of leaving Princeton.  What she desired was a new lifestyle experience, which is where her professional and personal lives intertwined.  Working as a real estate broker at what is now Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty in Princeton for 40 years, Ms. Hughes-Fulmer was quite familiar with Palmer Square, the vibrant epicenter of downtown Princeton featuring boutique shops, restaurants and a new collection of townhomes, single-level flats and rental residences – all situated directly across from Princeton University.

Palmer Square Townhomes Exterior SMALL“Before The Residences at Palmer Square opened, there really wasn’t an opportunity to live in the heart of downtown,” Ms. Hughes-Fulmer points out.  “When the new homes were introduced, I brought many customers to see them, and always thought how much I’d like to live there.”

Deciding earlier this year that there was no time like the present, Ms. Hughes-Fulmer moved from the no-longer-needed single family home to an elegant-yet-manageable single-level residence in Palmer Square.

“Palmer Square offers what we never had before but so sorely needed; the ability to live within walking distance of all that downtown Princeton has to offer,” she said.   “And I am taking full advantage of it, attending McCarter Theartre, lectures at the library, visiting the Princeton Art Museum, enjoying the Princeton campus with the various activities offered, running errands, all of which I do walking.  What could be more appealing?”

Ms. Hughes-Fulmer also appreciates the energy associated with living downtown.

“On a recent Saturday evening, I realized I had nothing to eat in my refrigerator and decided to go out for a meal,” she recalls.  “I walked outside my door and there was a band playing, people were dining outside at the many eateries, kids were playing in the Square.  It was such a lively atmosphere, it felt a little bit like New York.”

While Ms. Hughes-Fulmer is embracing the downtown lifestyle she often dreamed about, she also appreciates the privacy and scenic beauty of Palmer Square’s residential enclave.

“The residences are surrounded by beautiful landscaping that is extremely well maintained, which creates a picturesque buffer from the shops and restaurants,” she said.  “It’s just a very desirable place to live and has added to the overall image of Princeton, becoming a destination in its own right.” Continue reading

It’s Time for Summer Movies on the Green!

Princeton’s Summer Movies on the Green kicks off on Friday, July 17 – Saturday and runs through August 22. Admission is FREE so just bring your own blanket/lawn chair. Make your night complete with a little shopping, some ice cream, food or drinks from around Palmer Square.
Movies begin at 8:45 pm.

Come enjoy a family-friendly movie under the stars on the Green!

Friday, July 17 – Journey to the Center of the Earth

Friday, July 24 – Horton Hears a Who (rain date from June 20th)

Friday, August 14 – Shark Tale

ArtJAM pop-up exhibition on Palmer Square in Princeton benefits HomeFront

via The TImes of Trenton

17168656-largePicture this: A pop-up ArtJam exhibition of 902 affordable works of art submitted by 91 artists. And all in a bright, cheerful and convenient venue right on Palmer Square in Princeton with curbside parking and two parking garages nearby. Not all the art is displayed at the same time, however. When works are sold, others are brought out and put in their places. Hence, it’s a show that is continually evolving. You can visit often and there will always be something new to see.

Could it get any better? The answer to that is a resounding yes because 50 percent of the price of any work purchased is tax deductible. It goes to support the programs at HomeFront, whose mission is to end homelessness in Central New Jersey.

“We weave untrained artists’ artwork in with the trained professionals,” said ArtSpace Director, Ruthann Traylor. “We celebrate creativity, the arts, and most importantly, we work to bring people together, break barriers, and have compassion for our neighbors in need.”


Where: 19 Hulfish St., Palmer Square, Princeton
When: Through March 15. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Closing reception 6 to 9 p.m. March 13
Contact: 609-883-7500 or ruthannt@homefrontnj


Princeton Pi Day Is Coming!


This year’s Princeton Pi Day is right around the corner! On the plus side, the event falls on a Saturday (3.14.15) and on the plus side PIE!

But there is more to Pi Day than edible pie. Here’s some items on the jam-packed schedule:

7 a.m. — Walk a Pi Event sponsored by YMCA Princeton.  Grab your gym bag and head to the new work out facility at YMCA at 59 Paul Robeson Place.  Log 3.14 miles on one of the state of the art treadmills or elliptical trainers, take a photo of your Pi Mile and post it on the Pi Day Princeton Facebook Page!  All participants will win a free Pi Day Princeton commemorative poster and free two week trial membership with a waived joiner fee if you join the YMCA!

9 a.m. — Pie Eating Contest at McCaffrey’s in the Princeton Shopping Center – 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!

9:26:53 a.m. — Announcement of “My Once in a Lifetime Teacher” Video Contest  in the  Nassau Inn Prince William Ballroom – in collaboration with Princeton Educational Foundation, Princeton children, 18yrs and younger,  send a 3 minute and 14 second video describing their Once in a Lifetime Princeton teacher!    Parents send 3min 14sec videos to The winning student video will win $314.15!  Why is this event at 9:26:53 a.m.? Because 3.141592653 will only happen once in everyone’s lifetime, silly!

And so much more! See the full schedule HERE

Princeton Places Book Launch


On Wednesday, February 11, students from 2013-15 Princeton Arts Fellow Danielle Aubert’s advanced graphic design course will present and discuss a collective book created during the fall semester at a launch party at the Princeton Public Library. The book, entitled Princeton Places, uses written and visual material to examine different sites in the region including the Princeton Airport, Palmer Square, the Delaware and Raritan Canal towpath, the YMCA and YWCA, Princeton Running Company, and others. The event is free and open to the public.

Check out Anne Levin’s post on Town Topics

Summer Sidewalk Sale & Live Music on the Green


Come out and enjoy three days of great deals in downtown Princeton! Stores and restaurants at Palmer Square will be holding a Summer Sidewalk Sale on Friday, August 15 – Sunday, August 17. Live music will also be performed by area musicians. See you there!


Bucks County Dry Goods
Carter and Cavero
Old World Olive Oil Company
Cranbury Station Gallery
The Farmhouse Store
Indigo by Shannon Connor Interiors
Jack Wills
kate spade new york
Kitchen Kapers
Lace Silhouettes Lingerie
Palm Place, A Lily Pulitzer Signature Store
The Papery
Princeton Soup & Sandwich Company

Enjoy live music too!
Friday, August 15, 5-7pm: Karl Latham
Saturday, August 16, 2-4pm: Carnaby Street Band
Sunday, August 17, 1:30-3:30pm: The Alice Project