Mark your calendars for $5 Fridays with the Arts Council of Princeton! A $5 donation made at any of the $5 Friday events gets you a fun, affordable night out, all while supporting the Arts Council’s year-round community programming. Bring your friends, bring your family, and say goodbye to boring Friday nights!


Please stay tuned for updates on the status of the following events. This page will be updated to reflect any cancellations.

2nd Friday of the month: Dance, Princeton, Dance | 7:30-10pm

Join us for this DJ’d community dance party series for all ages – the perfect way to unwind at the end of a long week!

  • April 10 
    Theme: in celebration of  Earth Day and the Whole Earth Center’s 50th anniversary, we’re going back to the 70’s!
  • May 8 
  • June 12
    Theme: Princeton PRIDE – dance to your favorite Pride anthems!

Dance, Princeton, Dance is held in partnership with the Princeton Record Exchange, with support from Small World Coffee, the Bent Spoon, the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice, and Olives.

3rd Friday of the Month: BINGO for the Arts! | 7:30-9:30pm

BINGO for the Arts is a chance to win gift cards from some of your favorite Princeton establishments, enjoy light refreshments, and have some fun with others from your community

  • May 15
  • June 19

4th  Friday of the Month: Story & Verse | 7:30-9:30pm

An evening of community-created entertainment in the form of storytelling and poetic open mic! The evening will start with 45 minutes of storytelling, followed by 45 minutes of spoken word poetry. All are invited to tell a well-prepared story, perform their poetry, or attend as an audience member! Read more important details for performers here.

Story & Verse is held in collaboration with the Central Jersey Story Slam and the African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County

  • May 22
  • June 26