Free Art-Making Workshop

September 14

After you stop by the Children’s Book Festival at Princeton Public Library, join us for a free art-making workshop inspired by our fall exhibition, Wonder. 

Art Against Racism Poetry Event

September 27

Held in collaboration with the Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice, local literary artists including Daniel Harris will perform at a poetry event at the Arts Council of Princeton. This event is held in conjunction with Art Against Racism, a platform to promote social justice, inclusivity, equity, & anti-racist community-building through the visual arts.

Hidden Figures of the Green Book

September 18

The Witherspoon-Jackson Historical and Cultural Society is pleased to present a lecture and book signing by noted author and playwright Calvin Ramsey. Mr. Ramsey will discuss the creation and history of The Negro Motorist Green Book, a travel guide for African Americans during the Jim Crow Period that mapped the places where they would be allowed to eat, lodge, and enter establishments in segregated America. The book was originated and then published from 1936 to 1966 by African American, New York City mailman Victor Hugo

Dance, Princeton, Dance: Holiday with Soul

December 13

Gather your friends and get ready to celebrate the holidays in style! Join us for our monthly Dance, Princeton, Dance series. The Arts Council’s Solley Theater will transform into a holiday dance party, featuring festive, funky tunes by DJ Darius. $5 suggested donation for this celebration of community! Thank you to our fabulous party partners: Princeton Record Exchange Small World Coffee the bent spoon Housing Initiatives of Princeton Princeton Human Services Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice Olives Princeton

Tricks and Treats

October 19

Gear up for Halloween at Tricks and Treats with Arts Council of Princeton and the Princeton Shopping Center. Design a custom canvas bag for trick-or-treating, contribute to a community project, and find out why pumpkins are orange with a hands-on DNA experiment with the Graduate Molecular Biology Outreach Program of Princeton University. Plus, join Alex and the Kaleidoscope for a sing-along! Free and open to the public.

Opening Reception: Wonder

September 7

During the Fall Open House, the Arts Council’s award-winning Taplin Gallery will feature the  Opening Reception of “Wonder”, showcasing the work of Marilyn Keating, Eric Schultz, and the Oiseaux Sisters, Susan Andrews and Carolyn Fellman.  Learn more here!

Festival Cultural Latino: Mercado on the Plaza

October 6

The rich cultural life of Princeton’s Latino community is celebrated with an afternoon of music, dance, food, and crafts. The plaza will be transformed into a Mercado during the three-hour event with local artisans and restaurants on-site along with family-friendly activities and free entertainment. Co-sponsored by the Princeton Public Library, the Arts Council of Princeton and Mi Pueblo Lindo.

Dance, Princeton, Dance: Welcoming Week Salsa Night!

September 13

Gather your friends and get ready to let your hair down! In celebration of Princeton Welcoming Week, the Arts Council’s Solley Theater will transform into a Salsa dance party and ALL are welcome! $5 suggested donation for this celebration of community! Thank you to our fabulous party partners: Princeton Record Exchange Small World Coffee the bent spoon Housing Initiatives of Princeton Princeton Human Services Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice Olives Princeton

An Evening with Bollywood

September 21

Join the Arts Council of Princeton for a community event celebrating Bollywood culture! Enjoy live dance performances by Uma Kapoor’s award-winning NachNation Dance Team, Mehndi henna tattoos,  vendors, and folk arts and crafts. Contribute to a collaborative Bollywood-inspired mural and drop-in for a free yoga workshop with the Integral Yoga Community Center! The evening concludes with a Bollywood Dance Party with DJ Atresh. This event is free and open to the public. Free, ample parking is available at the Princeton Shopping Center.

Holiday Rock: A Community Stage Event

December 12

Join the Arts Council to celebrate the songs of the holiday season! The Einstein Alley Musicians Collaborative and musical director Rob Freeman present an evening of Christmas and Hanukkah themed rock music, including a set of music from Phil Spector’s 1963 album “A Christmas Gift For You” along with rocking holiday tunes by members of The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Mariah Carey, Joan Osborne, The Kinks and more. The Einstein Alley Musicians Collaborative​ includes members of popular area bands such as The Beagles, So It