El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

November 2

The Arts Council of Princeton and the Princeton Shopping Center present Princeton’s annual Day of the Dead celebration! Celebrate Mexico’s El Día de los Muertos with strolling mariachis, sugar skull decorating, face painting, folk arts and crafts, and a performance by Grupo de Danza Folklorica la Sagrada Familia. Surf Taco Princeton will also join us with their prize wheel! Learn about the traditions of this rich cultural holiday at this free, family-friendly afternoon event. Day of the Dead is observed throughout the world at this

Opening Reception: Your Inner Space

October 12

Join the Arts Council of Princeton in our award-winning Taplin Gallery for the Opening Reception of Your Inner Space, featuring Ifat Shatzky and Mira DeMartino. Working in different dimensions, Ifat – working in paint and mixed media – and Mira – working in sculpture – both choose to leave their pieces raw, unfinished, and organic. They feel that precise definition of a  form can leave the viewer passive. There is an inner space of interpretation and finishing the piece by the viewer, who experiences it

Dance, Princeton, Dance! 80’s Party

October 11

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 80’s 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

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 let’s dance! Celebrate the holiday by dancing along to Soul, Motown, and Funk music played by Princeton-favorite, DJ Darius the 1st! $5 suggested donation for this 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

Tricks and Treats

October 19

Get Halloween-ready with the Arts Council of Princeton and the Princeton Shopping Center! Design a custom bag for trick-or-treating and join Alex & the Kaleidoscope for a sing-along! Get hands-on with Halloween-inspired art activities and find out why pumpkins are orange with a DNA experiment courtesy of the Princeton Graduate Molecular Biology Outreach Program. Get a taste of fall flavors with seasonal tastings from Sweetberry Bowls! The event culminates with a parade through the shopping center — costumes encouraged!

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.