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 note that as of March 2020, $5 Fridays have been canceled, with the exception of Story & Verse. Check our calendar for current happenings, and contact us with any questions. 


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!

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

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.