The Philadelphia Art Museum will be offering free admission on February 25 in honor of a month-long celebration of Black history, culture, and art. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., a series of programs and activities will be offered to engage visitors of all ages in the work of Black artists and revolutionary thinkers.  more

The Princeton Senior Resource Center (PSRC) has recently released the course offerings for spring 2023. Beginning in February, the offerings span from Highlights in the History of Philosophy to The French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon and Holding Hands with the Brothers Grimm. The 24 courses in total vary in subject matter to include science, literature, art, history, social studies, and culture.  more

Dr. Geraldine Parsons. Photo courtesy Dr. Geraldine Parsons.

On February 3 at 4:30 p.m., Princeton University welcomes University of Glasgow scholar Dr. Geraldine Parsons for a lecture entitled, “The Quiet Girls of Early Ireland: Women in Medieval Irish Literature.” This lecture is free to attend and open to the public. The event will be held at the James Stewart Film Theater at 185 Nassau Street. more

Join New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) for Philip Roth Unbound, a weekend-long festival that will celebrate, challenge, and explore the life, legacy, and work of novelist and Newark native Philip Roth, on what would have been his 90th birthday weekend.  more

MLK Day of Service 2023 will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, January 16 at Mercer County Community College’s James Kerney campus located at 102 North Broad Street in Trenton. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Speakers and performers will lead a presentation at 2 p.m. and this year’s keynote speaker is the Rev. Toby Sanders. Sanders will speak on the subject of “First Steps.” more

Princeton Public Library will host Sensory Storytime, a program for children ages 2 and up and is especially welcoming to those who are differently abled, on the autism spectrum, have sensory processing issues or feel overwhelmed by noises and crowds. Children are encouraged to bring a favorite toy or fidget. Registration is required at https://bit.ly/3VGQl1b.  more

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A collaborative research group led by the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has been awarded a $788K grant from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to implement restoration and protection measures for polluted lakes and ponds. 

The grant is part of a $10M allocation announced by the Murphy administration to develop water quality improvement projects across New Jersey, funding for which stems from the federal government’s American Rescue Plan that was appropriated by the state legislature.  more

In May 2022, Rutgers University Press announced the addition of a new series editor to the board of its award-winning scholarly book series, Critical Issues in Health and Medicine. Rana A. Hogarth, a professor of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, officially stepped into this new position. more

In advance of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming performance of “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” by Samuel Barber, the Princeton Public Library and the Orchestra present a behind-the-scenes discussion taking place on Thursday, January 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. more

On Sunday, January 8 at 9:45 a.m., visitors are welcome to watch a narrated reenactment of the Battle of Princeton at Princeton Battlefield State Park. Originally fought on January 3, 1777, 2023 marks the 246th anniversary of this pivotal event in American independence.  more

At the ready, the Y’s Youth Development and Outreach Team are   (back row, left to right) ACE Coaches RJ Becton and Alyssa Roman, and Preschool Assistant Teacher and PYA site director Michael Woods (front row, left to right) PYA counselor Lilian Chipix-Lopez, Associate Director of Youth Development and Outreach Claudia Orostizaga, and Director of Youth Development and Outreach Keshon Bennett.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, COVID-19 had significant impacts on the development, emotional and behavioral health, and social well-being of children and teens across the country. The report adds, “Building resilience in children, youth, and families can help promote equity and support recovery efforts.” more

Princeton Nursery School has announced that they will host their annual Starry, Starry Evening Gala on Saturday, February 4 at The Meeting House in Princeton. The Meeting House is a short walk from the Princeton Nursery School in the historic Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood.  more

Back by popular demand, Bucks County Playhouse will relaunch their Acting for Adults class, which will take place January 10 through February 28. The class will meet in person each Tuesday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuition is $450. The class is open to anyone age 17 and older. more

Can you imagine rowing through ice floes and then trudging through a blizzard in the middle of the night, with miles to go and only fragmentary remnants of shoes on your feet? This was no ordinary escapade. The fate of an entire country rested on these men’s shoulders and their pursuit of outsmarting and out battling the enemy.  more

On Saturday, December 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Howell Living History Farm in Hopewell Township will host a festive Christmas on the Farm event. Holiday cheer will be in the air as guests wander the 130-acre county park, visiting the forge, horse barn, gift shop, barnyard, and horse-drawn bobsled used for sleigh rides.  more

On Saturday, November 19 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, November 20 at 2 p.m., join a guided walking tour of the campus collections with a Princeton University Art Museum guide and discover a variety of artworks by modern and contemporary sculptors, from Henry Moore to Maya Lin. Learn about materials and techniques and explore elements of design and balance.  more

On Saturday, November 12 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., the French American School of Princeton (FASP) will host a Fall Open House where interested parents and students are invited to discover what sets FASP apart from other Princeton area schools.  more

Do you feel you’re lacking a little biodiversity in your own backyard? Have you recently lost an ash tree or would simply like to see more birds, butterflies, and flowers? Well, consider the Sourland Conservancy’s new Biodiversity Tree Kit.

Each kit contains one back tree, two Carolina rose bushes, deer protection, and a new perennial bed design. This design was created by Pensive Weeds, a full service floral and landscape company located in Pennington. Conservancy members will also receive three little bluestem plants. These plants are ideal for replacing mowed lawn in a sunny, well-drained spot.  more

On Wednesday, October 19 at 12 p.m., Morven Museum presents an entirely virtual experience on the subject of “The Mysterious World of the Garden Grotto.” General admission is $5 and free for Morven Museum and Garden members. The Zoom webinar link will be shared via email prior to the event date. A recording will be sent to those registered following the program. Purchase tickets in advance at https://bit.ly/3e0Uaytmore

Join the Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) on Wednesday, October 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for “Art of People & Stories/Gente y Cuentos.” From collecting art to tasting wine, the ART OF series aims to introduce attendees to the endless creativity and innovation in the community. Created by locals, for locals, these all-inclusive experiences require no supplies or commitment. Just bring your friends and the ACP will do the rest. more

Arts Ed NJ has been approved for a $500,000 multi-year grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. The grant was awarded to support its mission as a unifying organization and central resource for arts education information, policy, and advocacy in New Jersey. 

“We are so proud to have continued support from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation,” said Arts Ed NJ Executive Director Wendy Liscow. “This grant is a testimony to years of hard work from all our partners across New Jersey who have fought to make New Jersey a leader in arts education.” more

Join author Clifford Zink on Saturday, October 8 at 10 a.m. for a walking tour outside Princeton University’s storied and majestic eating clubs. Learn about the architecture, origins, and development of the 16 Classical and Gothic-style clubhouses, which date from 1895 to 1928. There will be an opportunity to visit inside one of the eating clubs; masks will be required during this portion of the tour. Copies of Zink’s 2017 book, The Princeton Eating Clubs, will be available for sale at a discounted price at the tour.  more

Join The Watershed Institute for the 47th Annual Watershed FEST on October 1 at 6:30 p.m. FEST is the largest fundraising event of the year and supports The Watershed Institute’s mission of keeping water clean, safe, and healthy. Last year’s FEST was an evening to remember,  and the organization is hoping to beat last year’s amount of $140,000 raised. All funds support The Watershed Institute’s conservation, advocacy, education, and scientific research efforts.  more

Open to the Stuart School community and the public, Toddler Time at Stuart (ToTS) is a free program that will have newborns and toddlers smiling and clamoring for more. 

Your tots will enjoy a 45-minute session centered around different themes depending on the month. So, invite your friends, neighbors, family, and anyone else who may have a newborn or toddler in need of a little interactive fun! more

On Saturday, September 24, join Monmouth Museum staff and New Jersey DEP’s lead environmental educator, Marc Rogoff, on a fossil frolic through Big Brook, one of the premier late Cretaceous fossil localities in the eastern United States. The Cretaceous period was a time when dinosaurs roamed the Earth and New Jersey was submerged beneath a shallow inland sea. more

On Sunday, September 11 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., join Morven Museum for a special event entitled, “9/11 Day of Remembrance: The History of the American Flag.” This only in-person patriotic presentation is a way to honor and pay tribute to those who lost their lives on this date 21 years ago. Admission is free and all are welcome. more

Learn the basics of self-defense in this multi-session, in-person, activity-based program presented by Penn Medicine Princeton Health and held at the Community Wellness Center at the Hamilton Area YMCA. For $40 person, women will be led through RAD Women, a nationally certified defense course that includes safety drills, muscle memory work, physical defense techniques, and sensory awareness techniques. This course is open to all, regardless of age or physical fitness levels. Dress in sneakers and comfortable clothing. more

Astrid Bayiha in “Angela Davis une histoire des Etats-Unis.” (Photo by Jeremie Levy). 

Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts, Department of French and Italian, and L’Avant-Scène will present the 11th edition of Seuls en Scène French Theater Festival, which will take place September 9 to 23 at venues across the University’s campus. Most performances will be in French, and several will include English subtitles. All are free and open to the public.  more

The Hun School of Princeton welcomes Sean Costello to the position of co-director of athletics following the retirement of Bill Quirk. Costello will collaborate with Tracey Arndt in leading the Athletic Program for Middle and Upper School students and will coach girls’ varsity basketball. Costello previously served as associate director of athletics at The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Pa., and as a general manager of Maplezone Sports Institute in Aston, Pa.  more

Drew University and Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) have announced a Dual-Degree partnership through the BUSPH Select Scholars program. 

The BUSPH Select Scholars program provides Drew undergraduates the opportunity to explore different options available in the field of public health and to connect with Boston University mentors for academic and career advising. 

Students accepted into the highly competitive graduate program at BUSPH may choose to pursue a Master of Public Health, a Master of Science in Population Health Research, or a Master of Science in Applied Biostatistics.  more