Halloween Flashlight Tour

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Thursday, October 25th at the Princeton University Museum of Art

Student tour guides will lead a flashlight tour of sculptures throughout campus. Come in costume and earn some candy! Meet in the McCormick Hall lobby. This event will take place rain or shine.

Student Playwrights Festival

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Friday, April 20th at Theatre Intime located at Princeton University

Every year, Theatre Intime hosts the Student Playwrights Festival, a full production of original one-act plays written by Princeton students! This year, Intime is returning SPF to its two-weekend format, affirming its dedication to honoring and showcasing the brilliance of our student writers.

Our performances will exhibit the familiar in a new light — from biblical stories to the suburban American ideal to what it means to be a performer. We invite you to discover the absurd, the hysterical and the uncomfortable through our three selections:

“A Place for Dust & Flies” by Aidan Gray ’18
“Orsen” by Richard Peng ’20
“Ribs” by Hannah Wang ’21

Theatre Intime is proud to be the creative platform for these works and excited to bring these stories to life!

$8 for students
$10 for faculty, staff, and seniors
$12 for general public
FREE with student events eligibility
Available at the Frist Box Office, 609-258-9220, or at tickets.princeton.edu in advance
Available at the Theatre Intime box office before each performance

Annual Hometown Halloween Parade

halloween-parade-marching-e1422473508258Dress up in your best costume and join the Arts Council of Princeton for the Annual Hometown Halloween Parade!

Join us at 5:15pm on Palmer Square to enjoy the music of the Princeton University Marching Band before the parade will make its way through Downtown Princeton and end at the Princeton YMCA.

The parade will leave Palmer Square Green promptly at 5:45pm.

The festivities continue at the YMCA with live music, a bounce house, trunk or treat, food and drink, crafts and family-friendly activities, and more!

Princeton University Offers Best Education Value In Nation, Report Says

princeton_university-1499781386-1351While the general population is logging on to find the best savings for Amazon Prime Day, Money Magazine is helping those looking at potential colleges find the best education for their buck. And it’s good news for New Jersey residents.

Princeton University topped the magazine’s recent list of Best Colleges For Your Money. The list was compiled using six areas, including median SAT/ACT Score, estimated price without aid for the upcoming year, estimated price with a grant, percentage of enrollees who get grants, percentage of enrollees who get merit grants and the estimated amount of money graduates will make early in their career. A total of 711 colleges were ranked on the list.

According to the list, the average SAT score for a Princeton University student is 1500, and the estimated ACT score is 33.

Continuing reading on Patch.com >>>

5 Star Shameless Name Dropping Tour of Princeton

princeton-tour-company0_d84d95dc-5056-b3a8-49569459a53c1e99On this scenic 3 mile stroll, you’ll learn the chronological history of Princeton University while seeing all the essential sites on Princeton campus – including Nassau Hall, Princeton Chapel, Prospect Garden, Blair Hall and Rockefeller College. Outside the gates, you’ll see the homes and hangouts of Albert Einstein, F Scott Fitzgerald, TS Eliot, Woodrow Wilson, Grover Cleveland, Robert Wood Johnson and more! The public tours begin at 116 Nassau Street inside the Princeton University Store and end in the heart of downtown inside Mistral restaurant at 66 Witherspoon Street. Private tours are available year round. Please call 1-855-743-1415 to inquire about availability.

Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra Spring Concert

so_group_photoSaturday, June 10th at 7 PM at the Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University

Sponsored by Princeton Violins, LLC, Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra presents its 57th Annual Spring Concert at Princeton University’s Richardson Auditorium. GPYO will feature Concerto Competition Winner, Anna Gugliotta performing Edvard Grieg Piano Concerto, first movement.   The Concert and Symphonic Orchestras will also present works by Beethoven, Berlioz, Borodin, Holst, Prokofiev,Suppe under the batons of Dr. Arvin Gopal and Mr. Kawika Kahalehoe.  This concert will be a delight to all as well as an inspiration to upcoming musicians in the area. Pre-concert reception is at Nassau Presbyterian Church (in front of Richardson Auditorium) for all ticket holders from 5- 6:30pm.

GPYO is made up of elementary to high school students from Central New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania, entrance is by competitive audition. Through their involvement with the orchestra, gifted young musicians from across central New Jersey and Pennsylvania hone their skills as performers in a large orchestral group, as well as in chamber and quartet ensembles. They learn to work with others in pursuing common goals, and enrich all of our lives through public performances of classical music.

The concert orchestra is comprised of talented developing musicians ranging from middle school through high school. This ensemble offers students the full symphonic orchestra experience, which is not common amongst most school programs in New Jersey. The Symphonic Orchestra is the flagship ensemble for the GPYO. Students invited to play in the symphonic orchestra enjoy playing music of the highest
level, most of which is played by professional ensembles around the world.

‘Tis the Season …. to See Ghosts @PrincetonTour

2016-09-13_14-07-24Princeton is haunted and the Princeton Tour Company will let you use their ghost hunting equipment to prove it!  Experienced ghost hunters will walk you through battlegrounds, neighborhoods and squares where unexplained apparitions or paranormal activity have been reported.   All ghost tours provide access to EMF Meters, Therma-meters, Dowsing Rods and Night Vision flashlights. . Don’t wait, people are just dying to join in! (Yes, we love saying that!)

Af the end of the ghost hunt, history buffs take over and escort the group inside one of America’s oldest cemeteries – where a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, a United States President, Vice President, Nobel Prize winners and famous inventors have chosen to rest. This cemetery is owned and operated by Nassau Presbyterian Church.

Public tours start in the Fall at 116 Nassau Street inside the Princeton University U-Store.  Customers are entitled 10% discount off purchases at the U-Store the same day of the tour along with many valuable discounts in downtown Princeton!

Palmer Square’s Luxury Rental Residences Provide an Appealing #Princeton Living Alternative

palmer-square-exteriorIn today’s residential market, living in luxury doesn’t necessarily require the purchase of a home.  From Millennials to Generation X-ers to Baby Boomers, more and more people are choosing to rent, and in some cases, the high-end options available to them have become virtually impossible to distinguish from for-sale properties.

In downtown Princeton, for example, Palmer Square has successfully drawn discerning homebuyers with an incomparable location directly across from Princeton University, a vibrant array of shopping and dining options, and a collection of new condominium and townhome residences that combine sophisticated living spaces with architectural charm.  Those same attributes are also present in the community’s rental residences, which come with a level of flexibility some new Princeton residents are looking for.

“The common denominator is the appeal of Palmer Square’s location in the heart of this dynamic setting which allows residents to live just steps from acclaimed shops, restaurants, culture, arts and education,” says Lori Rabon, Vice President of Palmer Square.  “While some are ready to make a long-term commitment to the area with a new home purchase, others prefer the freedom of renting which might align with employment contracts or their children attending Princeton schools.  In either case, Palmer Square delivers the quality, luxury and lifestyle they’re looking for.”

Incorporated into Palmer Square’s overall residential offering, the rental residences feature the same architectural charm, elegant living spaces and upscale finishes and appointments as the for-sale homes.  Available residences offer one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans with monthly rents starting at $4,490.

Palmer Square also features two- and three-bedroom, single-level flats priced from $1,230,000, and multi-level, two- and three-bedroom townhomes with private street-level entrances priced from $1,825,000.

Designed by Minno & Wasko Architects and Planners of Lambertville, NJ, the community’s distinctive elevations expertly complement the brick, Federal-style exteriors and Colonial-era structures of the immediate Palmer Square environment.

Custom interior features and appointments include private elevators and 10-foot first-floor ceiling heights in townhomes, nine-foot ceilings in condominiums, and tray ceilings in living and dining areas and master bedrooms. Extensive millwork, including striking fire- places with marble hearths, pocket doors and elegant crown moldings, add style and elegance to the homes. Gourmet kitchens are notable for maple cabinets, granite countertops and Viking stainless steel appliance packages, while spa-like Master baths feature whirlpool tubs, double sinks, glass showers, and marble countertops.

Steel and concrete construction provides the highest level of quality and privacy, while terraces in many homes and promenades, courtyards and common areas offer desirable outdoor space. Indoor parking is also available.

The community’s sophisticated residences are integrated into Palmer Square’s acclaimed collection of more than 40 brand-name stores, boutique shops, specialty food stores and restaurants. Residents also enjoy proximity to Princeton University, award-winning public and private schools, and world-class entertainment and cultural offerings.  NJ TRANSIT access to New York and Philadelphia (and beyond) is only a short walk from the community, while businesses and shopping venues of the nearby Route 1 corridor are also within easy reach.

For additional information on The Residences at Palmer Square and to make a private appointment to view fully-furnished townhome and single-level model homes, please call 609-924-3884, or visit www.palmersquareresidences.com. The sales and leasing center is located at 22 Paul Robeson Place in Princeton.

New Closings Prompts Release of Final Homes for Sale at Palmer Square in Downtown Princeton

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THE RESIDENCES AT PALMER SQUARE IN DOWNTOWN PRINCETON

Four new closings ranging upwards of more than $2 million were recently recorded at The Residences at Palmer Square, downtown Princeton’s premier luxury residential development.

The new sales has prompted the developer to release the community’s final homes for sale — a move that will bring to fruition an historic plan to create a sophisticated lifestyle experience in one of the most unique and culturally-rich residential settings.

The flurry of new high-end sales activity demonstrates the market’s confidence in Princeton in general, and in The Residences at Palmer Square specifically.

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Downtown Princeton has long been viewed as a desirable place to live, thanks in large part to its comfortable, small-town existence that’s coupled with an urban vibrancy and international presence usually found in a big city. Its appeal grew exponentially with the continued development of Palmer Square. Today, the carefully-curated array of one-of-a-kind boutiques, brand name shops, great restaurants and open space situated directly across Nassau Street from Princeton University is the cornerstone of Princeton’s celebrated Downtown. Continue reading

Here, there, everywhere

2016-06-02_13-02-46New Jersey Monthly Magazine recently posted an article about the ubiquitous Hamilton. Not the Broadway musical but the man himself, Alexander Hamilton, was right here in Princeton.

The Mudd Manuscript Library discovers:

When discussing the cannonball legend, it has sometimes been suggested that Hamilton took a certain delight in firing on Old Nassau since he had been admitted to the college and then later denied entrance. The oldest reference to Hamilton’s alleged admission to Princeton is in the narrative of his life as told by Hercules Mulligan, a companion from his time at King’s College, which was later put to paper and printed in John C. Hamilton’s 1834 biography “The Life of Alexander Hamilton.” According to the story recounted by Mulligan, Hamilton met with John Witherspoon in September of 1772 and was granted admission to the College. The decision was then revoked by the Trustees on account of Hamilton’s desire to pursue his studies at an accelerated pace and earn his degree in less than four years. Mulligan reports that Hamilton was notified of the decision through a letter from Witherspoon; however if it ever existed this letter has never been recovered.

From the magazine:

If Lin-Manuel Miranda’s masterful Broadway distillation of the extraordinary exploits of Alexander Hamilton has you thinking that “the ten-dollar/founding father/without a father” only ventured to New Jersey to meet his untimely end, think again. Hamilton also studied, dreamed, fought and loved on our side of the Hudson.

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Arriving from the Caribbean in 1772, the brainy immigrant first lived in Elizabethtown and, like his future nemesis, Aaron Burr, attended Elizabethtown Academy on the grounds of the First Presbyterian Church (42 Broad Street, Elizabeth). He also lived at Liberty Hall, William Livingston’s Georgian-style home in Union.

In 1776, an ailing Hamilton crossed the Delaware to the First Battle of Trenton (bas-relief of Hamilton, 1 West State Street, Trenton, former site of a Revolutionary-era tavern), and his artillery helped Washington surprise British forces at Princeton on January 3, 1777 (Princeton Battlefield State Park, 500 Mercer Road). At the Battle of Monmouth Courthouse (now Freehold) on June 28, 1778, Hamilton had his horse shot out from under him (Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Route 33, Manalapan). As part of Washington’s contingent, Hamilton stayed at the Gothic Revival Hermitage (335 Franklin Turnpike, Ho-Ho-Kus), where Burr later married the widowed Theodosia Prevost. And in the winter of 1778 to 1779, Washington, Hamilton and the rest of the rebels’ military brain trust made their beds at the Wallace House in Somerville (71 Somerset Street).

Read more at New Jersey Monthly