Fiesta del Día de Los Reyes Magos: A Three Kings Day Celebration

January 5

Join the Arts Council of Princeton for a special dance performance! Fiesta del Día de Los Reyes Magos, or Three Kings Day, is celebrated throughout the world by several different cultures, marking the culmination of the twelve days of Christmas and commemorating the three wise men who traveled from afar, bearing gifts for the infant baby Jesus. During Día de Los Reyes, many families serve Rosca de Reyes, or King’s Cake. “Rosca” means wreath and “reyes” means kings. Another tradition includes children placing their shoes

The Sea Becomes the Seeing: Artist Talk with Christine Lafuente

December 10

Artist Christine Lafuente will be speaking about painting seascapes and how it has changed her way of seeing and evolved her still life compositions. Please join us on Tuesday, December 10 at 7pm in the Arts Council of Princeton’s Solley Theater. This event is held in conjunction with a solo exhibition entitled Looking Into Water at Morpeth Contemporary in Hopewell, NJ. The exhibition opens on December 7 and runs until January 4. Christine Lafuente has been teaching Alla Prima painting workshops at the Arts Council

Katie Welsh: Holiday Melodies

December 7

Join singer Katie Welsh for an evening of holiday songs from Broadway and Hollywood musicals! Katie sings and shares the stories behind such favorites as “Silver Bells,” “White Christmas,” and many more! Katie is accompanied by pianist David Pearl. Tickets are $20 and available online on Eventbrite by clicking here. Tickets will also be sold at the door for cash-only. Katie Welsh is a singer specializing in musical theater and the Great American Songbook and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Princeton University. Katie’s recent

Princeton Holiday Family Jam with Alex & The Kaleidoscope

December 15

Celebrate the season with local family favorite musician Alex Mitnick and his fun-loving band, Alex & The Kaleidoscope! What makes the holidays special? Being together with your family, and what better way to spend time together than with a rollicking, super-fun interactive concert for all ages. Winner of the 2015 New York Emmy® for Best Children’s Programming, Alex Mitnick has been entertaining families in the Princeton area for almost 20 years. His sensitivity, humor, and ability to connect with adults and children alike make his shows

Your Inner Space: Meet the Artists/Gallery Talk

November 12

Meet and greet with the artists of Your Inner Space, Mira DeMartino and Ifat Shatzky. Their works, created in completely different mediums, evoke similar reactions of self-reflection on deep, universal emotions. Whether it’s Ifat’s landscape or Mira’s human figure, they all relate to inner space. Join them for an intimate artist talk surrounding their work in the Arts Council of Princeton’s award-winning Taplin Gallery.

“Journey” Mural Dedication and Reveal Party

November 9

The Arts Council of Princeton announces a reveal party and dedication by Mayor Liz Lempert for the Journey mural currently being painted on the corner of John Street and Leigh Avenue, Princeton. Light refreshments will be served. Lead artist, Marlon Davila, who grew up in the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood is the ACP’s Fall 2019 Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residence, bringing his art to life on the exterior wall of La Lupita Groceries. The Anne Reeves Artist-in-Residence Program, named after ACP Founding Director, was established by the Arts Council

OnStage Seniors: Community Stage Event

December 4

OnStage Seniors, a community project of McCarter Theatre, creates documentary theater performances that explore the stories and issues of our community. Ensemble members – all over 55 – perform locally, generating delight, insight, and affirmation about senior memories and experiences. In 2014, Onstage officially became a part of McCarter Theatre Center, joining a host of programs designed to educate and engage the community. This year’s performance is around the theme In or Out: Exclusion, Inclusion, and Being Out of Your Comfort Zone. “OnStage shatters all the myths that

Neighborhood Children’s Choir of Westminster Choir College: Community Stage Event

November 18

This choral experience for young singers in grades 3 through 5 is led by Assistant Professor Tom Shelton, assisted by Westminster Choir College students, in collaboration with the Princeton Family YMCA. The Westminster Neighborhood Children’s Choir offers choir members the opportunity to sing together, play musical games and develop music reading skills. This performance is part of the Arts Council of Princeton’s Community Stage Series. Community Stage productions are free (and nearly free) held in collaboration with local artistic groups and organizations. Community Stage programming enable the

Soul-Filled Ceramics: Mugs Benefit

November 29

The Arts Council of Princeton’s ceramics community is hosting the 4th annual Soul-Filled Ceramics on Friday, November 29, 4-7pm. Come to the Arts Council’s Taplin Gallery to purchase beautiful handmade mugs by local ceramic artists for $20 each. “After three successful years of selling Soul-Filled bowls, we have decided to mix things up this year and instead make mugs which will be perfect for cozy nights by the fire,” says Kathleen Preziosi, Arts Council of Princeton Ceramics Manager. With the purchase of a mug, shoppers

Dance, Princeton, Dance!: 90’s Party

November 8

Gather your friends and get ready to dance! Join the Arts Council and the Princeton Record Exchange for our monthly Dance, Princeton, Dance series. Back by popular demand, we are throwin’ it back to the 90s with a dance party featuring DJ ModCon02, snacks provided local favorites, and best of all, a celebration of community! Thank you to our fabulous party partners: Princeton Record Exchange Small World Coffee the bent spoon Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice Olives Princeton