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Saturday, May 23

Dance, Princeton, Dance: Living Room Dance Party

If you miss getting jiggy at our community dance parties as much as we do, join us for our first virtual dance party and let’s bring back the funk! This party is a fund — and fun! — raiser to benefit the Arts Council, so show your support while bustin’ a move.
DJ Mick will stream the tunes via Zoom right into your living room or dining room, yard, barn, or wherever you can get your groove on! Call your friends, family, and neighbors and tell them to tune in and all dance together!
Your community-based Arts Council needs your support more than ever, so your donation of $5, $10, or $20 (or however much you can spare!) will help ensure that our dance beat continues when we reopen our doors.
— To gain access to the Zoom Living Room Dance Party, make a donation here under ‘Dance Party’.
— You’ll then receive an email with information about logging into the Zoom party. 
— On Saturday, May 23 at 8pm, tune into Zoom to join the party! 
With a donation of $20 or more, request three of your favorite songs in the Memo section while making your donation. We’ll make sure to play (at least!) one. We ask that you please get your requests in by noon on dance day.
We thank you in advance for your support. Not only will this get you up outta your chair, but it will also help sustain what we’ve continued to do for over 50 years, building community through the arts!

Sunday, May 24

Monday, May 25

Tuesday, May 26

In Conversation with Mira DeMartino and Timothy M. Andrews


The Arts Council takes great pride in our diverse community of artists, authors, and creatives of all disciplines. In Conversation is a curated series of discussions designed to celebrate and connect those who make art and those who love art! Breaking down the barriers between artist and art-appreciator, In Conversation delves into inspiration, studio practice, and artistic aspirations

Mira DeMartino, awarded sculptor, presents empowerment through Artfirmations. Over a decade ago, Mira developed a technique of sculpting she calls AlumnixArt, consisting mostly of hand-hammered aluminum. Using this technique, she explores the area of modern spirituality and challenges viewers to connect with their potential of self-empowerment through art. 

Mira will be in conversation with Timothy M. Andrews, art collector and major supporter of the Arts Council of Princeton’s Artist-in-Residence program, for virtual conversation.  Register HERE.

This program is a part of the Arts Council’s apART together initiative, created to provide virtual programming in order to stay creative and connected during this time while we are all physically distancing.


Wednesday, May 27

Thursday, May 28

Free Virtual Drawing Class with Princeton University Art Museum: Drawing Still Life

- Free!

The Arts Council is partnering with the Princeton University Art Museum to provide free, live, online art-making experiences.

These weekly drawing classes will be taught by ACP artist-instructor Barbara DiLorenzo over Zoom. Each week’s lesson will feature works from the Art Museum’s collections, and will relate to the Art Museum’s weekly online curatorial lecture. Techniques will emphasize drawing with pencil and paper.

This week’s lesson, inspired by the 5:30pm Veronica White lecture, “An Art Historical Tasting: Food and Drink in Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art”, will focus on the techniques of drawing a still life composition.


Live closed captioning is available for this webinar. To turn on this feature, click on the “CC” icon in the Zoom toolbar.

LATE THURSDAYS!  This event is part of the Museum’s Late Thursdays programming, made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970.


Artwork: Juan Gris, Spanish, 1887–1927. Tumbler, Knife, and Plate of Fruit, 1918. Graphite. Princeton University Art Museum. Bequest of Clinton Wilder, Class of 1943

Friday, May 29

Virtual Story & Verse: A Storytelling & Poetic Open Mic

- Free and open to everyone!

Held in collaboration with the African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County and the Central Jersey Story Slam, the Arts Council presents a special evening of community-created entertainment in the form of storytelling and poetic open mic!

Each month, we’ll be inviting inspiration from a well-known song title. All are welcome to tell a well-prepared story or perform their poetry, interpreting the theme as broadly as they wish. Performers should present their own work, inspired by May’s theme: “Lean on Me”. The evening will include 45 minutes of poetry followed by 45 minutes of storytelling.

— We will be virtually connecting via Zoom. Click here to register and join us on Friday: https://bit.ly/2SHle7Q
You will receive an email confirmation with instructions to join.

— When you join (by clicking the link above), there will be an opportunity to put your name in the ‘hat’ from 7:15 to 7:30pm. The event will begin at 7:30.

— If you plan to perform, please test your microphone and camera ahead of time to be sure that they are working! If you’re new to Zoom, click on the above link (under ‘TO JOIN’) ahead of the meeting so you can download the software you’ll need to join the event.

— Storytellers should prepare a 5-minute story on the theme, true and about the teller. Storytellers should follow “The Moth” guidelines: https://bit.ly/3aPS6TG

— Poets should perform their own poetry, up to 5 minutes in length, related to the theme.

PLEASE NOTE: performers will be selected at random, so it’s possible that not everyone will get to perform.

Story & Verse would typically be included in the Arts Council’s $5 Friday series held in our Paul Robeson Center for the Arts. Funds raised through these events benefit the ACP’s outreach programs that serve our community’s seniors and underserved youth. If you’d still like to make a contribution as we navigate this challenging time, please click here: https://bit.ly/2Uds6eq