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

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Princeton Photo Workshop: NEW! Portrait Photography from Start to Finish 3 Sessions

unnamed_7-1501543181-5276Saturday, September 16, 2016, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Saturday, October 7, 2017, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn from a pro! Portrait photographer Frank Veronsky teaches you how to compose your portraits to make them more interesting, how to capture the character of your subject and how to use outdoor and artificial light and backgrounds.
In the second, hands-on shooting workshop, we’ll discuss lens choices and work with natural and artificial light and posing. During the class, we will shoot in the studio and outdoors, if weather permits. Participants will take turns modeling and shooting for an important insight into the experience on both sides of the camera.
In the third, post-processing class, we’ll learn how Frank uses Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to make his portraits publication-quality. We will work with exposure, contrast and color corrections and learn tools and techniques for precision facial retouching. You will leave this class with useful information to take your portrait work to the next level.
Requirements: Laptop loaded with Photoshop Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC. Free trial versions available.
Participants must have a working knowledge of the Lightroom Import function and understand the basics of Lightroom and Photoshop.
3-part Portrait Series $375 (regular price $437) Read More>

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.

Kinnara Ensemble Presents “Provenance”

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Saturday, April 1st at 8 pm/ All Saints Church/ Princeton

New Jersey’s premiere professional chamber choir, Kinnara Ensemble,
presents “Provenance” The final concert series of its 2016-2017 season,
“Provenance” is a celebration of the diversity and richness of Kinnara
Ensemble’s decade of music-making. Highlights of the program inlcude
selections from Poulenc’s Sept Chansons, Ginastera’s Lamentations of Jeremiah, as well as works by the late composer Stephen Paulus, among others.

Tickets are $10 for students and $25 General Admission.

‘Tis the Season! #nutcracker

the_nutcracker_800x600pxPrinceton Youth Ballet presents “The Nutcracker”, choreographed by Risa Kaplowitz.

Saturday December 10th at 4 pm and Sunday December 11th at 4 pm at Princeton High School Performing Arts Center.

Tickets $15 – $20 in advance, $20 – $25 at the door.
Group / corporate discounts and special pricing for Scout groups available.

Visit www.princetonyouthballet.org or call 1-800-838-3006 option 1 for tickets

‘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!

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.

Kinnara Ensemble Presents “Lament”

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Join Kinnara Ensemble and conductor, JD Burnett for Monteverdi’s Sestina, a collection of six poems titled “Lament at the tomb of the beloved”, which forms the centerpiece of this hour of singing.

This concert will also feature Ginastera’s Lamentations of Jeremiah and other choral works. The concert will be held Friday, March 13th at 8:00 P.M. at Trinity Church in Princeton. Tickets are $25 with student discounts available.

To find out more about the ensemble or to purchase tickets in advance, please visit: www.kinnaraensemble.org

About KINNARA Ensemble

Comprising 32 voices, KINNARA Ensemble is a professional choir based in the Princeton, NJ area. Singers hail from all over the country for a week in residency together as they prepare for each concert series. Singers in KINNARA Ensemble perform with other professional ensembles such as Conspirare, The Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Apollo Master Chorale, Tucson Chamber Artists, and Skylark Ensemble.

Wassailing Festival

Spice Punch Quartet

Spice Punch Quartet

Celebrate the ancient British custom of wassailing, Olde English for “be in good health”, when people would gather around gather and sing songs to drive away evil spirits.

Terhune Orchards in Princeton will be following this tradition again this year on Sunday, January 25th between 1 PM and 4 PM.

Everyone joins in with chanting and music making, toasts of hot cider and placing gifts of cider-soaked bread in the tree branches while chanting the lively words of praise and New Year.

Warm yourself next to our bonfire (marshmallows included) or in our store.  Farm wagon rides, weather permitting. Live music, provided by the Spice Punch Quartet playing traditional music using violins and flutes of many kinds, will be performed all afternoon in the farm market.  The festivities are free and open to the public, young and old.

Join the fun. Bring noisemakers— drums, whistles, bells, clackers, or put a few pebbles in an empty coffee can with a lid. These will make a joyful and worthy noise to drive away any and all spirits.

For information or directions, call the Farm Store at 609-924-2310 or visit www.terhuneorchards.com.