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Wine Dinner at Brick Farm Tavern May 4

This five-course wine dinner will feature select vintages of Matteo Correggia paired with a menu of Double Brook Farm proteins and local produce fresh from the field. Giovanni Correggia, son of Matteo, will lead the discussion of these special wines from the Piedmont region of Italy. The vineyard incorporates practices that are "natural and sustainable whenever possible" which they believe produces a superior product. Come explore wines from this unique and interesting vintner.


Reserve by calling 609.333.9200 or
by emailing
$125 per person (including wine) plus tax & tip


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May Programs at the Nature Center at Washington Crossing

The following is a list of activities being offered through the Nature Center at Washington Crossing State Park in Titusville, NJ. Some programs are offered without registration requirements; some will require advanced registration as indicated below. A fee of $5.00 ($7.00 out-of-state) will be charged to motor vehicles entering the park on weekends and holidays 5/28 - 9/5 (Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day). All programs will initially meet at the Nature Center unless otherwise indicated. Attendance is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult. In the event of inclement weather, some programs might be canceled. It is always advisable to call ahead before coming out. Phone: (609) 737-0609.

WILD EDIBLE PLANTS (3 yrs. - adult) Sunday May 1, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Participants will learn to identify and prepare some of the many native and introduced plants which earlier inhabitants of the area used to supplement their diets. This program will be led by plant lore enthusiast Pat Chichon of Lambertville. Bring a pair of plant clippers and a garden trowel. Advanced registration required.

SHELTER BUILDING/WILDERNESS SURVIVAL (6 yrs. - adult) Saturday May 7, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. This program will deal with the fundamentals pertaining to survival when lost in the wild. Participants will construct a weatherproof shelter completely from native materials.

PRETZEL JAR TERRARIUMS (all ages) Sunday May 15, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. The forest floor is a fascinating community with its own unique woodland wildflowers, ferns, mosses and other organisms. Join us and build one of these ecosystems in a jar to take home. Advanced registration required.

(pre-teen – adult) Sunday May 22, 1:30 – 4:00 p.m. We will take the Summit Trail from its trailhead on Fiddlers Creek Rd. Meet at the parking lot by Neiderer's Pond (Church Rd).We will carpool to the trail. Advanced registration required after 4/14. Bring a water bottle and wear hiking shoes.

FAMILY NATURE WALK (all ages) Saturday May 28, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Join us for an informal naturalist-guided trail walk. Park vehicle entrance fee applies.

SOLAR OBSERVATION ( all ages) Sunday May 29, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. View magnetic sun storms safely through special filters via a telescope. Observe sun spots, solar flares, prominences and other solar phenomena. Learn how these storms can affect the earth as well as other interesting facts about Earth's closest star. Gene Ramsey and other members of the Amateur Astronomer's Association of Princeton will lead this activity. Clear skies required. Park vehicle entrance Fee: $5.00/car. Rain date: Monday May 30, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Park vehicle entrance fee applies.


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3rd Annual Storewide SALE at Labyrinth Books May 5 -8

Join us for our third annual storewide sale! We'll be featuring a bargain-books basement sale with books priced between $1 and $15, and additional discounts on new and used as well as on already discounted quality sale books throughout the store. Extra savings on these titles: 10-20% for non-members, 20-30% for members.

• As a special thank you to our loyal members, the first day of the sale is a members' sale day. The store will remain open both to members and non-members, but only members can take advantage of the special sale prices on May 5th. Sign up, get first dibs on the books, and start saving (membership is $15 for a year-long 10% discount).

books• We'll be adding lots of extra books from private libraries to our inventory in time for the sale, featuring rare and exciting titles in Philosophy, Art, African American Studies, Medieval Studies, Poetry, and much more.

Summer reading list selections for Princeton public schools will be in stock and on sale. Plus, lots of like-new kids' sale books just in!

booksAnd help us help others while you are at the store:
* Labyrinth is continuing its book drive for NJ prisons in collaboration with the Princeton Teaching Initiative and NJSTEP. With your help, Labyrinth is currently working to assemble its second prison library in the state. Browse our selection of titles requested by South Woods State Prison and buy a book for the prison library at 20% off -- Labyrinth will match every book donated.

* We have recently added a clothing drive to our ongoing food drive for Trenton. Drop off gently used clothing and/or non-perishable foods any time the store is open.

* The Princeton Clay Project for Syrian Refugees: buy a beautiful, hand-made mug or vase -- all proceeds go to The Amal Foundation, helping to fund scholarships for Syrian refugees and give them a path towards a more hopeful future.
Come early, come often, and be sure to come back on Saturday May 7th between 10AM and 1PM for our free bagel brunch.

Directions: Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
Mondays - Fridays from 9AM - 8PM
Saturdays from 10AM - 6PM
Sundays from 11AM - 6PM

Princeton Girlchoir Now Scheduling Auditions for 2016-2017 Season

Princeton Girlchoir (PGC) is now accepting audition appointments for the 2016-2017 season.  Any girl who will be entering grades 3-12 next fall is warmly welcomed.

The 2016-2017 season promises to be an exciting one, with concerts planned throughout the East Coast. The Performing Division choirs will also embark on a summer concert tour, with the location soon to be announced. Recent tours have taken the choirs to Hawaii, Colorado, Austria, the Czech Republic, and Trinidad in addition to this year’s trip to Ireland.

In addition to these performance opportunities, PGC offers a first-class music education to the choristers who participate in all six of their ensembles. Girls who have trained with PGC are regularly accepted into prestigious University music programs across the country. While most of PGC’s alumnae go on to successful careers outside of music, all benefit from the discipline, community, and female empowerment that has been the hallmark of Princeton Girlchoir for 25 years.

A strong desire to learn, a musical ear, and an eagerness to share music with others are key to a successful audition. Despite the many musical opportunities PGC offers during the year, the auditions remain low-key and enjoyable and no advance preparation is required. This year, girls will be asked to sing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat," along with some exercises that demonstrate their vocal range, and to complete a few musical challenges to help our music directors understand their current level of musical ability.

Auditions for new choristers are scheduled for June 4 and 11 at Princeton Day School, however, PGC will work with families who are unable to attend auditions on that date, to find an alternative. Interested choristers may also wish to attend Princeton Girlchoir’s Spring Concert Series on Friday, May 6, 7:00pm at Nassau Presbyterian Church in Princeton and on Saturday, May 7, 7:00pm at Princeton University Chapel, to hear the beautiful music showcased by all six ensembles of the Princeton Girlchoir. These performances promise to be events filled with wonder and radiance; a special delight to the audience. For concert and ticketing information, visit

To schedule your audition and download an application, visit For more information, please contact the Princeton Girlchoir office at 609-688-1888 or You can also visit their website at


More About the Princeton Girlchoir
Where girls make powerful, graceful, and joyous music, and music makes powerful, graceful, and joyous girls.

The choir that Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus Jan Westrick started in 1989 as an after-school activity for a small number of girls interested in choral music has grown into the area's premier training and performance choir for over 260 girls aged 8 to 18. To date, Princeton Girlchoir's alumnae number more than 600 young women, many of whom continue to sing in their schools, churches, communities and on professional stages around the world.

Princeton Girlchoir presents a wide array of musical genres, conductors, and composers. While honing their musicianship, our choristers begin life-long friendships, enjoy professional performance opportunities, and travel the world.

We are a family of six choirs, beginning with third-graders and including girls through their high-school years. Choristers from towns throughout Central New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania come together each week from September through May to rehearse, and they perform some four to twenty concerts throughout the year, depending upon their choir level. Members of the Performing Division Choirs may also take part in the annual summer tour. 

The Princeton Girlchoir makes powerful, graceful and joyous music, and music makes powerful, graceful and joyous girls. We are dedicated to presenting extraordinary treble music while building artistry, confidence, and a life-long love of singing together.  

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Hopewell Valley Soccer Association Travel Tryouts Schedule

The Hopewell Valley Soccer Association (HVSA) will be holding tryouts for the 2016/2017 season at our fields in Washington Crossing Park (1239 Bear Tavern Rd, TItusville, NJ 08560). 

Teams will be formed by birth year, so click the birth year below in order to register for tryouts. If you are considering staying with your existing team, please also register under the birth year of your team's oldest player. Players are eligible to "play up" one year in order to play with former teammates or classmates.

More Information:

Click the appropriate YEAR in order to register for tryouts for that team. Dates/times are below. It is encouraged, but not necessary to attend both time slots.
Team Age Group 1st 2nd Rain Date
2009 U8 5/2 Mon 5/4 Wed TBD
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2008 U9 5/2 Mon 5/4 Wed TBD
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2007 U10 5/3 Tue 5/5 Thu TBD
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2006 U11 5/2 Mon 5/4 Wed TBD
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2005 U12 5/3 Tue 5/5 Thu TBD
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2002 U15 5/9 Mon 5/11 Wed TBD
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2000 U17 5/9 Mon 5/11 Mon TBD
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Music at Princeton University May 2016

May 1, 2016 at 3:00pm
Rockefeller Common Room
Directed by graduate student Jane Hines, Early Music Princeton, an ensemble consisting of Princeton University students, faculty, staff, and members of the surrounding community, for "Musique de Salon," presents an intimate afternoon of chamber music. The salon-inspired concert features works by Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre, Jean-Féry Rebel, Jean-Baptiste Lully, and others. The concert is free and open to the public.
FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.
Student chamber
May 2, 2016 at 4:00pm & 7:30pm
Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall
MUS213 is a performance class in chamber music coached by Performance Faculty, visiting guest artists, and members of Princeton's Ensemble-in-Residence, So Percussion. These culminating concerts will feature the works rehearsed by student ensembles this past semester.
PROGRAM: 4:00pm
DAVID LANG               Wed, arranged and performed by 
                                         Mike Mulshine and Jacob Schulman, percussion
JOHN STEINMETZ    Common Ground for Oboe and English Horn
                                         Ann-Elise Siden, Ethan Petno, and Lia Hankla
ANTONÍN DVO?ÁK    Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81
                                         Richard Tuckwell, violin; Marcus Spiegel, violin;
                                         David Shroeren, viola; Maxwell Watkins, cello; Anna Ziv, piano
PROGRAM: 7:30pm
MAX BRUCH               Acht Stücke, Op. 83
                                         Paul ChangclarinetTess Jacobson, violaMin Joo Yipiano
SUSAN POWELL        The Gilded Cage
JOHN CAGE                Living Room Music
                                         Raj Balaji, Collin Edwards
                                         David Graff, and Adam Petno, percussion
EUGENE BOZZA         Trois Pièces pour Quatuor Trombones
                                         Rajeev Suchet Erramilli, Riley M. Fitzgerald, 
                                         Kyle Goodman, and Evan Wood, trombones
ANTONÍN DVO?ÁK    Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81
                                          Tabitha Oh, violin; Hyunnew Choi, violin;
                                          Nathan Wong, viola; DG Kim, cello; 
                                          William Atkinson, piano
                                     Piano Trio No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 65
                                           Jessie Chen, violin; Calvin VanZytveld, cello;
                                           Edward Leung, piano
FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.
May 3, 2016 at 4:30pm
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
Scott Burnham, the current Scheide Professor of Music History, has been a beloved member of the Princeton University Department of Music for over two decades. It is with great sadness that we must bid him farewell as he goes on to continue spreading his wisdom elsewhere, but also with immense gratitude for all that he has given to our community. We hope that this celebration will be able to relay how much we have cherished his presence and his invaluable contributions to Princeton's campus. 
FRANZ SCHUBERT                           Three Military Marches for Piano Four-Hands, D. 733 
                                                                   performed Paul von Autenried '16 and 
                                                                   Dasha Koltunyuk '15 
                                                             Lieder performed by Gabriel Crouch, baritone, 
                                                             and Paul von Autenried, piano 
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN             String Quartet, Op. 135 
                                                              performed by the Brentano String Quartet
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART  Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364 
                                                                  performed by soloists from the 
                                                                  Brentano String Quartet and members of the 
                                                                  Princeton University Orchestra 
                                                            Ave Verum Corpus, K. 618, 
                                                                  performed by Princeton University Chamber Choir 
FREE and open to the public. Reservations required.
Tickets at the Frist Campus Center Box Office or 609-258-9220
May 4, 2016 at 7:30pm
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
May the Fourth be with you!  Join the  Princeton University Wind Ensemble  on the first Wednesday of the month and hear an "Imperial Rhapsody" of some of the most popular film scores of modern times: to name a few, the Lion King, the Pink Panther, Phantom of the Opera, and, of course, Star Wars!  Other pieces include Steven Reineke's Fate of the Gods, Bryant's autumnal Dusk, and an arrangement of Edvard Grieg's famous Peer Gynt suite. 
STEVEN REINEKE                     Fate of the Gods
STEVEN BRYANT                      Dusk
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER     Phantom of the Opera 
MITCH LEIGH                            Suite from Man of La Mancha 
EDVARD GRIEG                        Peer Gynt suite 
JOHN PHILIP SOUSA               Stars and Stripes Forever 
HANS ZIMMER                          Suite from Lion King 
JOHN KANDER                         Suite from Chicago
JOHN WILLIAMS                       Suite from Star Wars
HENRY MANCINI                       Theme from The Pink Panther 
Tickets $10 General; $6 Students; $4 Children
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May 6, 2016 at 7:30pm
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
The Princeton University Sinfonia will close its 2015-16 season with a concert featuring student soloists and a new work by graduating Music Major Jacob Shulman
JEAN SIBELIUS                       Finlandia, Op. 26
ALEXANDER GLAZUNOV       Violin Concerto in A Minor, Op. 82
                                                      Fangying Shi '16, violin
SAMUEL BARBER                   Violin Concerto, Op. 14
                                                      Elijah Ash '19, violin
JACOB SHULMAN '16             By Induction for the People 
                                                       WORLD PREMIERE
ANTONÍN DVO?ÁK                  Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88
Tickets $10 General; $5 Seniors/Students
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Opus 21 Logo
May 7, 2016 at 3:00pm
Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall
Founded in 2014 by Edward Leung '16 and Jisoo Kim '16, Opus 21 is dedicated to bringing an eclectic repertory of chamber music to Princeton University and beyond. Consisting of an impressive roster of undergraduate pianists and string players, Opus 21 presents innovative programming, embracing both traditional and contemporary repertoire.
Selections from
FRANZ SCHUBERT:              String Quintet in C Major, D. 956 
EDVARD GRIEG:                   Violin Sonata No.3 in C Minor, Op. 45 
JOHANNES BRAHMS:          Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34 
SERGEI PROKOFIEV:           Cello Sonata, Op. 119 
SAMUEL BARBER:               Souvenirs, Op. 28 (1951)
JENNIFER HIGDON:             Pale Yellow, from Piano Trio (2003)
ERNEST CHAUSSON:          Concert for Violin, Piano, and String Quartet, Op. 21 
FREE and open to the public.  No reservations required.
May 7, 2016 at 8:00pm
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
The University Concert Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Anthony D.J. Branker, with guest pianist Orrin Evans and the Orrin Evans Quintet
Two time Grammy nominee and Pew Fellow, Evans has been recognized as one of the most distinctive and inventive pianists of his generation. In a short span of time he has earned the titles of pianist, composer, bandleader, teacher, producer and arranger. The New York Times described the pianist as "... a poised artist with an impressive template of ideas at his command", a quality that has undoubtedly assisted in keeping Orrin at the forefront of the music scene. Sponsored by the Program in Jazz Studies.
Tickets $10 General; $5 Students
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May 8, 2016 at 3:00pm
Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall
Seven Deadly Sins is a ballet chanté written by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht in 1933. Weill's evocative, languid and dark piece follows Anna who as a Brecht-ian theatrical choice is portrayed by both a singer and a dancer. The Annas travel around to seven cities in the United States hoping to make money to build a "little home".
This thesis production, choreographed by Anna Kimmel '18, features Jacqueline Levine '16 (Conducting Certificate),  Alyson Beveridge '16 (Theater & Vocal Performance Certificates), Ellie Albarran '16 (Dance Certificate), Alex Quetell '17 (Choreography/Design in completion of Visual Arts independent work), and is directed by Nico Krell '18. Featuring: Kevin McElwee '18, Hun Choi '17, Teddy Chow '17, Alicia Ejsmond-Frey GS, Irineo Cabreros GS. 
FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.
May 8, 2016 at 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Woolworth Music Building
The Woolworth Music Building will be overtaken by a public electronic music installation. 
The crafty students of the Electronic and Computer Music classes (MUS/COS 314 and MUS316) have created  final projects that explore the many possibilities of creating sound with computers. They will present them for all to experience and enjoy. Cookies will be served! 
FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.
May 9, 2016 at 7:30pm
Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall
FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.
May 10, 2016 at 8:00pm
Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall
Having visited Princeton this past fall to perform with So Percussion, these leading arbiters of contemporary music return to perform new works by Princeton University graduate composers Yuri Boguinia, Viet Cuong, Noah Kaplan, Pascal Le Boeuf and Kendall Williams, as well 
as faculty composers Juri Seo and Dan Trueman.
The Princeton Sound Kitchen is an experimental series in which professional musicians perform new works by Princeton composition faculty and graduate students. This concert is the last in the series this academic year. 
FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.
Behind-the-scenes Trailer
Behind-the-scenes Trailer
clatter and flow, the falling stars
May 11, 2016 at 7:30pm
Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall
Premieres of new compositions for shakuhachi, percussion, electric guitar, piano, and voice, composed by MUS 308 students Ofer KimchiMatt SmithHarrison Davis,Matt Wie. Riley Lee, shakuhachi, with So Percussion members Adam Sliwinski and Eric Cha-Beach, percussion.
FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.
May 13, 2016 at 7:30pm
Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall
Pianist and composer Michael Mulshine composed a set of three pieces (marblenotebook, Two seventy-five, and LIPS) for his senior thesis project. Each was the end result of the same multi-tiered compositional process involving translation between three forms of media: image, electronic sound, and live performance score. His senior recital features these three compositions along with musical works and visual media that directly influenced his compositional output. 
DANIEL TRUEMAN:             Selections from The Nostalgic Synchronic Etudes 
MICHAEL MULSHINE:         tealcube [prelude]
J.S. BACH:                           Selections from The Well-Tempered Clavier and The Musical Offering 
MULSHINE:                          marblenotebook, in two forms
MULSHINE:                         Two seventy-five, in two forms
FREE and open to the public.  No reservations required.
May 14, 2016 at 3:00pm
Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall
Soprano Erika Baikoff, a senior in the French & Italian Department, is training to become a professional opera singer. Her program includes songs by Samuel Barber, Claude Debussy, Joaquin Turina, and Sergei Rachmaninoff
FREE and open to the public. No reservations required.
May 14, 2016 7:30pm
Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall 
Concertmaster of the Princeton University Orchestra, violinist Jessie Chen will present his senior violin recital -- a program of works for solo violin. 
EUGÈNE YSAYE           Violin Sonata No. 6, Op. 27
BÉLA BARTÓK             Sonata for Solo Violin
JOHN CORIGLIANO     The Red Violin Caprices
FREE and open to the public.  No reservations required.
May 15, 2016 at 3:00pm
Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall
Music major Stephanie Leotsakos shares that her "program includes works by nine different composers in seven different languages, resonating with my heritage and exposing me to a diverse solo repertoire with many different vocal challenges. However, through the poetry and music of these pieces as I discovered them, I discovered that they may have something in common. I believe much of my program expresses the mysteries and complexities of love and nature, often in tandem with each other. Thus, I was inspired to include in the program an original piece of my own as well that draws from these themes but fascinates nature and love beyond the earthly realm."
Works by Hugo Wolf, Richard Strauss, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Samuel Barber,Carlos Guastavino, W. A. Mozart, Sergei RachmaninoffGiacomo Puccini, and Stephanie Leotsakos.
FREE and open to the public.  No reservations required.
May 16, 2016 at 7:30pm
Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall
Paul Noh, an alumnus of the Department's exchange program with the Royal College of Music in London, presents a program centered around juxtaposing the religious and transcendent with the diabolical.
FRANZ SCHUBERT         Impromptu No. 3 in B-flat Major, Op. 90 
FRANZ LISZT                   From Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S. 173:
                                            Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude 
                                            Pensée des morts  
                                          Mephisto Waltz, S. 514
SERGEI PROKOFIEV      Suggestion Diabolique, Op. 4
FRANZ LISZT -                 Waltz from Faust S. 407
FREE and open to the public.  No reservations required.
May 18, 2016 at 7:30pm
Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall
Specialists in historic performance on period instruments, violinist Debbie Diamond and Grammy-nominated harpsichordist Corey Jamason will perform works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von BiberDario Castello and Johann Jakob Froberger, and will discuss various aspects of baroque performance practice.
FREE and open to the public.  
No reservations required.
May 19, 2016 at 7:30pm
Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall
Pianist Edward Leung, a senior in the Woodrow Wilson School also pursuing a Certificate in Piano Performance, presents a graduation recital featuring an eclectic assortment of rarely-programmed 20th-21st century works. 
NINO ROTA                       Legend of the Glass Mountain (1949) 
RICHARD ADINSELL       Warsaw Concerto (1941) 
HUBERT BATH                 Cornish Rhapsody (1944) 
MIKLÓS RÓZSA               Spellbound Concerto (1945)
WILLIAM HIRTZ                Wizard of Oz Fantasy (2002) 
JOE HISHAISHI                "One Summer's Day," from Spirited Away (2001) 
                                          "The Wind of Life," from Piano Stories II (1996)
                                           Theme from Howl's Moving Castle (2004) 
PAUL DUKAS                    L'apprenti sorcier (The Sorcerer's Apprentice
EARL WILD                       Fantasy on George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess (1975)
FREE and open to the public. 
No reservations required.
May 20, 2016 at 7:30pm
Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall
Riley Fitzgerald is a senior in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences, also pursuing Certificates in Robotics and Intelligent Systems as well as in Musical Performance. This recital presents the culmination of Riley's musical career, having recently been selected to perform in a masterclass with the acclaimed brass musician Chris Gekker. 
LEOPOLD MOZART                          Trombone Concerto in D Major, First Movement
STJEPAN SULEK                              Sonata for Trombone and Piano, "Vox Gabrieli" (1973)
ARTHUR PRYOR                               Fantastic Polka 
GORDON JACOB                              Trombone Concerto
ERIC EWAZEN                                   Sonata for Trombone and Piano
JOSEPH GUY MARIE ROPARTZ      Pièce in E-flat Minor for Trombone and Piano
FREE and open to the public.  No reservations required.
May 27, 4:30pm
Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall
Every year, past and present members of the Princeton University Glee Club join to sing the famous 40-part motet by Thomas Tallis, Spem in Alium. For further information, please click HERE.
FREE and open to the public. 
May 28, 2016 at 8:00pm
Finney Field
Before the beloved Annual Reunions Fireworks Show, the Princeton University Orchestra performs a fun selection of favorites from the symphonic pops repertoire. 
FREE and open to the public. 
No reservations required. 

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ArtWorks Announces Family Art Making Day This Weekend and Next

TRENTON, N.J. – April 27, 2016 – Artworks invites families to bring their children out this Saturday and next for Art Making Day, at three locations in the Trenton area. Candle art, printmaking, collage, drawing and painting are some to the activities taking place. Children can make art to hang at the 10th anniversary Art All Night, coming up on June 18-19, or just participate in fun and creative activities. All materials and activities are free.


Family Art Making Day will take place this Saturday, April 30 at Artworks’ 19 Everett Alley galleries in Trenton, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Next Saturday, May 7, Art Making Day will take place at two locations from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: the Boys & Girls Clubs’ Spruce Street Community Center at 1040 Spruce Street in Lawrenceville; and the New Jersey State Museum at 205 West State Street in Trenton. In addition to Artworks partners Boys & Girls Clubs of Mercer County and the New Jersey State Museum, Art Making Day is a partnership with the I Am Trenton Community Foundation and Jerry’s Artarama of Lawrenceville.


“For years Art Making Day has given kids the ability to create a piece of art for free, to hang at our wildly popular Art All Night event,” said Artworks Executive Director Lauren Otis. “Last year, we had over 500 children at Artworks for Art Making Day, so this year we’ve expanded to two new partner locations on a second Saturday. This gives families the maximum opportunity to take advantage of this great, free program,” he said.


For more information on activities at each location, contact:

Jesse Vincent at Artworks –, 609.394.9436

Kelly Watts at the Boys & Girls Club –, 609.392.3191, ext. 127

Melissa Kelly at the NJ State Museum –, 609.292.6310

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Passages Theatre Presents 'White Guy on the Bus' May 5 -22

White Guy on the Bus

by Bruce Graham, directed by Michelle Tattenbaum
May 5 - May 22, 2016
Thursday-Saturday @ 8p; Sunday @ 3p
Tickets $30 ($35 Saturday night) - Included in Membership. Student, senior and group tickets available


Why is wealthy white suburban Ray riding the bus every day? What does he want with fellow bus-rider Shatique? And what does his wife have to do with it?

Bruce Graham’s fearless and incisive play takes a no-holds-barred look at hidden and not-so-hidden racism and prejudice within us all.

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French Pop-Up Boutique at Hopewell Train Station May 6 & 7

As a celebration of Spring and right before Mother's day, a French Ephemeral boutique named "Oh-la-la!" will pop up in the Hopewell Railroad Station, May.6-7. Organized by a group of French artisans, designers and sellers, the 8th edition of "Oh-la-la! Ephemeral boutique" will take you in a garden like atmosphere, bucolic and romantic, with lots of gift ideas, refined products and piece of arts for all budgets.

For its 8th edition, "Oh-la-la!" is back in Hopewell following its November 2015 edition. Each time different in terms of display and participants, this unique sales event will feature French artisanal confectioneries, oil paintings, arts photographs, home textile and decor, handmade tailored clothing, kids book, jewelries and sculptures.

Open to the general public, the Oh-la-la! pop-up boutique is a free admission event promoting French talents and creativity, with a strong human factor dimension. 
"We want to create a friendly cross-cultural encounter, bringing a piece of France in New-Jersey!" declares the Oh-la-la team. Every visitor can also participate in a free raffle and win a gift basket!

For this 8th edition, the theme for the sale is "Co?te? Jardin", which means that the boutique will be set to create a bucolic and relaxing garden atmosphere. Visitors can expect to see high-quality, refined products, many of them home made or imported from France. New in 2016, The "Cafe? de la gare" will carry French snacks (like "quiches"), "Cafe? gourmand" (a cup of coffee served with a selection a treats) and the unavoidable French breakfast cafe?-croissants...Take a break and enjoy the French food!

On Friday evening, from 6-8pm, a special Ladies night-out is proposed with good deals and surprises. A trunk show will feature our special "Fashion" guest, Cristina Depascal, with a fashion show presenting her Summer collection of urban and refined Parisian small dresses, handmade and tailored in New-Jersey. Don't miss the opportunity to meet the Oh-la-la team 2016 who will be delighted to welcome you: Catherine Arnoux (Illustrator and writer), Sophie Bailly-Soulier (Furniture redesigner and owner of Tacks and Fabrics), Sandrine Ducos (Jewelry La Dune), Carole Jury (Artist- Painter), Marie-Mathilde Laplanche (Artist), Anne-Elisabeth Mugnier (Artisan confectioner and owner of Les De?lices d'Annelise), Laurent Ouzilou (Artist-Photograph).


  • French home decor, by Sophie Bailly-Soulier, featuring upholstered and redesigned furniture, high- quality home linens imported from France, Mediterranean beach towels from Turkey.
  • La Dune Jewelry, by Sandrine Ducos, beads & silver jewelry pieces whose simplicity of style captures the essence of pureness of "la dune.
  • Sculptures and suspended creations by Marie-Mathilde Laplanche, creations influenced by the treasures found along the South Brittany shore and the nature's beauty.
  • Paintings by Carole Jury. A series of abstract paintings inspired by the art of the French painter Pierre
  • Classic, handmade French confectioneries by Les Delices d'Annelise, featuring candies and caramels made from local ingredients, such as honey from Tassot Apiaries and dairy products from Halo Farm.
  • Kids Book "Running from my Shadow" by author and illustrator Catherine Arnoux.
  • Handmade tailored Parisian dresses by Cristina Depascal.,
  • Photographs by Laurent Ouzilou, presenting his photos of landmarks, in both color and black-and-white and in three different sizes. 
Event sponsored by WEICHERT and Smith ACE HARDWARE Princeton

OH LA LA "Ephemeral Boutique"

2 railroad place, Hopewell, New-Jersey FREE ADMISSION
Friday, May 6 from 2pm-8pm
Ladies night-out, Friday from 6-8pm
Saturday, 10am-5pm 

"Small-Dish" Restaurant Crawl in Chambersburg and Downtown Trenton May 13 - 15

TRENTON, NJ – The Trenton Council of Civic Associations (TCCA) and the Trenton Downtown Association will jointly host Taste Trenton 2016, a restaurant crawl featuring more than twenty-five of the restaurants that have helped make Trenton one of the Top Foodie Destinations in the nation. The three-day event begins on Friday, May 13th and continues through Sunday, May 15th.


To participate, visitors must purchase a Taste Trenton 2016 wristband, valid for all three days, making them eligible for reduced price specialty menu items ($2.00 to $5.00 apiece) at each of the 20+ restaurants. Participants also receive a guidebook describing each restaurant's specialty menu and a detailed map. While the crawl is self-guided, a complimentary trolley will be shuttling between the downtown and Chambersburg hubs.


Details at:


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Princeton School Board Passes Resolution on Proposed State Graduation Requirement


Princeton, NJ - The Princeton Public Schools Board of Education passed a resolution at the April 26, 2016, board meeting in response to a state-proposed graduation requirement which would impact seniors of the 2016 graduating class. Under the state proposal, PARCC scores from the spring of 2015 would weigh heavily in the granting of a high school diploma. The PPS Board firmly opposed the measure, noting that the new graduation requirements do not conform to existing state law, and that school districts, parents and students were not given adequate and fair notice of the change.


If passed, the new state proposal would require graduating students to achieve a minimum passing score on PARCC, which was administered for the first time last year and resulted in a less than 50% passing rate statewide. While alternatives to PARCC as a graduation requirement have been cited by the NJDOE, the Board noted that none of these have been authorized by the NJDOE's current assessment regulations.


New Jersey would join only 13 other states - down from 25 in 2012 - that tie standardized high school exit tests to the awarding of diplomas. Research shows a correlation between implementation of such exit tests and a rise in dropout and incarceration rates, with no attendant improvement in college participation rates or economic prospects for students.
The Board urged the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) to withdraw its proposal and to use the transition to PARCC as an opportunity for conducting broader public dialogues regarding graduation policies and equitable assessments for all students.

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Princeton Day School Announces Partnership with SOCCOM on Climate Change Project

7th Grade Science Students Will Analyze and Track Data


Princeton – The 7th grade science students at Princeton Day School are fortunate to be working with the Princeton-based Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) project to learn how the Southern Ocean influences global climate change.


The Southern Ocean circles Antarctica and is the one ocean on earth where all the waters of the world mix. By deploying 200 autonomous floats directly into the Southern Ocean, SOCCOM is able to track and gather crucial data about how this ocean affects carbon and heat circulation around the world.


MS Science teachers Ron Banas and Jack Madani initially connected with Greta Shum from SOCCOM and made a plan to “adopt” three floats—christened Huey, Louie, and Dewey—so that our own 7th grade students would be able to track and analyze data, which is downloaded via satellite.


In March, the 7th grade was also honored to welcome to campus Princeton professor Jorge Sarmiento, who is the director of the project, for a presentation on the important work SOCCOM is doing, and how these floats are able to provide critical information about climate change trends and future impact on marine and, ultimately, human life.


As Mr. Madani noted, “Our immediate plan is to develop investigations for our 7th grade students that will let them interpret SOCCOM’s float data and develop a greater understanding of how natural global systems are interconnected.”

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SPIRIT of the JERSEYS State History Fair


SPIRIT of the JERSEYS State History Fair
Saturday May 14, 2016
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monmouth Battlefield State Park

16 State Route 33
Manalapan, NJ 07726

(732) 462-9616

Free Admission

Parking/$10 per vehicle

Rain or Shine


The SPIRIT of the JERSEYS Returns to Monmouth Battlefield!


Experience five centuries of New Jersey’s history all in one place at the annual SPIRIT of the JERSEYS State History Fair - a historical festival for all ages on Saturday, May 14th at Monmouth Battlefield State Park in Manalapan, NJ.


This year’s SPIRIT of the JERSEYS State History Fair will be held on Saturday, May 14 at Monmouth Battlefield State Park from 11am-5pm, rain or shine. Five centuries of NJ’s history will be represented by exhibitors from all 21 NJ counties, Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania. Highlights of the day’s programs will include an exhibit that features a replica of President Lincoln’s casket with the 14th NJ Volunteers serving as an Honor Guard.  A series of historical presentations on such Civil War era topics as music, literature and soldiers’ personal accounts of their service, will be presented in support of the exhibit.  Kenneth Serfass, who will portray General Ulysses S. Grant, will talk about his relationship with the late President.  Many other favorite activities will return including 19th c baseball, plowing demonstrations, Lenape foodways, antique cars and historical figures from NJ’s past.


One of the largest battles of the American Revolution took place in the fields and forests that now make up Monmouth Battlefield State Park.  The park preserves a splendid rural 18th-century landscape of hilly farmland and hedgerows that encompasses miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, picnic areas, a restored Revolutionary War farmhouse and a new Visitor Center that opened to the public on Flag Day 2013.  The park is easily accessible from Routes 9 and 33.


For more information and a complete list of activities about the Fair, visit or call (732) 462-9616.


The Fair is sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Historic Sites, Division of Parks and Forestry, and its partners.


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Would You Like to Host an Opera Singer This Summer?

The Princeton Festival is seeking generous area residents with a spare room (or rooms) to host visiting artists for up to 6 weeks this summer.  Many artists will be here for less than the full six weeks, but our need is from May 17 – June 26.

All that is required from you is a private room and use of a bathroom and the kitchen.  A private bathroom is great, but not necessary, and a little space in the fridge and pantry are welcome as well.  Artists will provide for their own meals and transportation.

Hosts have access to free ticket(s) to some Princeton Festival performances, depending upon availability.

For more information, please visit:

or contact:

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West Windsor Arts Council Presents Generation Next Art Exhibition May 2 - July 9

Princeton Junction, NJ (April 20, 2016) - West Windsor Arts Council (WWAC) presents its annual "Generation Next" exhibit featuring original artwork by up-and-coming artists with a twist.  This year WWAC invited six "established" artists to exhibit their work and to each choose one "up-and-coming" artist to exhibit with them.


Curated by artist and WWAC Exhibition Committee member Kathleen Liao and Executive Director Aylin Green, this exhibition takes a fresh look at how we learn about new artists to watch and the best way to shine a spotlight on their work.  "One of the goals of this show has always been to find new talent and to encourage artists in their development. By inviting established artists to select and exhibit alongside them, we hope to bring this experience to a new level." says Green. "The artists in this exhibition are at all different places in their development. We found that as a whole, who was established and who was up-and-coming was actually really relative. This exhibition features talented and hard-working artists at all stages."

Showcasing various mediums and styles in art today, exhibiting artists listed in pairs by established and up-and-coming include: Jon Naar and Alina Bliach, Eve Ingalls and Goia von Staden, Zhiyuan Cong and Eileen Foti, Will "Kasso" Condry and Chelsea Perron, Frank Rivera and Kyle Stevenson, Cynthia Groya and Aleta J. Wolfe. The media they work in ranges from photography to oil painting, to mixed media, spray paint, lithographs and more.


During the reception on May 15 from 4 – 6 pm, visitors will have the opportunity to meet and hear from the artists as they speak about their work in an informal gallery talk format. Light refreshments will be served.


About the West Windsor Arts Council: The West Windsor Arts Council's mission is to provide professional quality community arts programming in order to support, educate, inspire, and promote the arts and art appreciation for all.  Founded in 2002, the West Windsor Arts Council opened the doors of the West Windsor Arts Center in 2010 in the historic Princeton Junction Firehouse at 952 Alexander Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550.


For information on the West Windsor Arts Council and West Windsor Arts Center, please visit Office and gallery hours: Tues-Fri, 10:00 am-6:00 pm and Sat, 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Call 609.716.1931 or write

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HomeFront's Run/Walk for Hope 2016 May 22, 2016


Join us for HomeFront's eighth annual 5K and 1 Mile Run/Walk for Hope. Help homeless children in our area have the summer of their lives! Your donations and registration will help send homeless children in our area to award winning summer camp. Summer camp is critical for homeless children; many homeless families are headed by a single parent, which means that children may be left unattended during the day. Summer camp provides a safe and engaging environment of social, intellectual and personal enrichment. These children would not have this opportunity without your help! Join us for a fun-filled day and help our neighbors in need! 

Save time and please register in advance! Advanced registration is $30, $35 Day of the Event.

Get a team together - ask your friends and family to sponsor you, challenge your friends/family to run or walk with you! It's a great way to help those in need!

HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO RUN A HALF OR FULL MARATHON? Run PRIOR to the HomeFront race; you can track your accumulated miles and target either 12 or 25 miles prior to May 22, 2016. Run or Walk your last 1 mile at the event and receive a HALF or FULL MARATHON medal.  Contact Heather at to get your packet. You must email Heather to register and receive your packet!

Awards will be given as follows:

5K trophies awarded for top 3 male/female runners overall and in each age group:  0-14, 15-25, 26-35, 36-45, 46-55, 56-65, Over 65.

Ribbons awarded for top 3 male/female children in 1 Mile Fun Run.

All registered Half and Full Marathon participants will receive a medal.

Prizes awarded for largest team, top fundraising individual and top fundraising team.

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Job Opportunities at the Community Foundation

The Community Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of two positions.
To apply, please email a resume, cover letter and three professional references to Jeffrey Vega, President & CEO at

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Watershed 10K/5K Trail Run & Festival May 22

Date: Sunday, May 22, 2016

Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Location: The Watershed Reserve – 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ 08534

Format: Trail Run

Distance: 10K (6.2 mi) / 5K (3.1 mi)


Sign Up


We’re excited to present the first annual Watershed Trail Run and Festival. The 10K and 5K help support the efforts of Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association’s mission to protect and restore clean water and a healthy environment in central New Jersey.

Whether you are a competitive runner or an avid walker, this event has something for you. The 5K trail loop is designed to tour the different types of habitat we feature on the Watershed Reserve with views of meadow and forest. The path nears our pond ecosystem, parallels our wetlands, and runs straight through the Honey Brook Organic Farm.

Family and friends can cheer you on from our victory village, tour our new Watershed Center, and listen to live music by our race day band, “The Dadz”. The festival will also have beer and wine available for purchase and food from Antimo’s Italian Kitchen.

Course Map:


Trail Description:

This 5K trail loop follows a series of existing paths along the Watershed Reserve, starting at the new Watershed Center and continuing toward Wargo Pond, following along the Honey Brook Organic Farm, and repeating for 10K racers. The Watershed Reserve trails have several intersecting paths along the route which will be well marked for race day, staffed by volunteers, and maintained to avoid major hazards. The trail is designed with wider sections at the beginning for clusters of runners and narrows as it enters the woods and parallels roadways. This is an off-road experience that, although evenly graded, includes natural and often uneven terrain. The wooded sections are relatively debris free with occasional roots and rocks. The field sections often contain slick and wet areas depending on weather leading up to the event.

Entry Fees:

Runners will receive an Inaugural Watershed Trail Run T-shirt, a race bib and timing chip. There will be a cash prize of $100 for the fastest overall male and female times in both the 10K and 5K races. Top times in each age category will receive a 16oz stainless steel souvenir cup. Same day registration opens at 10:00 AM and is available up to one hour before race start.

Pre-Race Registration Race Day
Children 12 years
and under
$15 $25
Student $25 $35
Member $40 $50
Non-Member $50 $60


Race Categories:

We will be awarding $100 cash prizes to our overall first place male and female finishers for the 10K and 5K races. The top male and female finishers in each age group per race will receive a 16oz stainless steel souvenir cup (12&U, 13-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, 61-70, 71&U) – you must be present to receive your prize. We will not mail them to you.

Race Sponsors:

Click for information about becoming a sponsor.

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