Reunions Weekend: Our Picks for Fun In & Out of Town!


It’s Reunions Weekend! Downtown Princeton is a sea of orange and black as Princeton alumni return to campus to celebrate (we’re talking orange and black cars, orange and black outfits, and of course, their signature ‘beer jackets!’) We’re setting our Weekend Picks up a little differently this weekend, for the occasion…

If you love the season (like this writer does!) and want to be in Princeton, here are some things to check out:

Friday – The Triangle Club performs a musical comedy “Greece’d Lightning” on stage at McCarter Theatre to celebrate the historic club’s 125th anniversary! $25.

Saturday on campus – ‘P-Rade’: Starting at 2pm at the Fitz-Randolph Gate, the P-Rade brings Princeton University alumni and the Class of 2017 together to march by class through campus in all of their orange and black regalia. It’s a sight to see!

Saturday on campus – Fireworks! The show begins at 9:15pm over Finney and Campbell Fields. (Overheard from an alum on Nassau Street this morning: “They’re the best fireworks ever, seriously.”)

And while the Tigers celebrate at their tent parties on campus, don’t miss some evening Arch Sings from different vocal groups. It’s a fun and wild weekend to explore Princeton University! Full schedule:

If you’d rather steer clear of the crowds, we recommend:

Friday night in Hopewell: Cruise Night! Broad Street in Hopewell hosts classic and collectors’ cars for their summer Cruise Night, which includes food & drink and lots of community fun. 5-8pm.

Saturday in Bordentown: Go back in time at the 8th Annual New Jersey Renaissance Faire, being held at Liberty Lake Day Camp! It’s everything you’d think it will be: jousting, sword fighting, comedy, music, vendors, and more. Rain or shine. $25 for adults, 10-6pm.

Saturday in Pennington or West Windsor: Shop the Farmers Markets! Head over to the Princeton Junction Train Station for the West Windsor Community Farmers Market, or visit Rosedale Mills on Route 31 in Pennington for the Pennington Farmers Market. Both are FREE, and run from 9am-1pm.

Sunday in Lambertville: Take a walking tour! Explore historical Lambertville with the Lambertville Historical Society on a guided walking tour of the river town. Starts at Marshall House Museum at 60 Bridge Street. 2pm.

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