Princeton the town and the prestigious university that shares its name will again unite for the annual Communiversity ArtsFest on Sunday, April 26, 1-6 p.m.
What started in 1970 as “The Art People’s Party” now boasts an attendance of over 35,000.
The free rain or shine celebration of the arts takes place on Princeton University’s campus
and downtown at Palmer Square and along Nassau and Witherspoon streets.
A full afternoon of performances and family-friendly fun will commence at 12:45 p.m. when
the Princeton University Band marches up Witherspoon St.
In town, festival-goers will find more than 200 vendors, crafters and artisans, plus five stages of live entertainment (see full schedule here).
On campus, catch brass and piano ensembles, Japanese drumming, slam poetry and dance
performances from ballet to bellydance. Over 50 student organizations and campus departments will set up shop in from of Nassau Hall with information, demos, food and a host of activities.
Kids can take part in the campus sports clinics on the Firestone Library green. There will also
be the requisite bounce house for little ones to burn off that sugar high from sweet festival treats.
Over at East Pyne Hall, several student a cappella groups will be showing off their vocal chops.
The university will also host a sustainability art contest, TRASH ARTstravaganza near Nassau
Hall. Submissions will use upcycled materials or having a sustainability theme and be divided into three age groups. The $1000 grand prize will be awarded to the nonprofit sustainability organization of the winner’s choosing.
Need to know before you go
A detailed festival map can be found here.
Restroom facilities will include portable toilets by the Garden Theater on Nassau St. and those on Witherspoon, between Nassau and Spring streets. The public is also welcome to use toilets at the Arts Council of Princeton’s Paul Robeson Center, the Princeton Public Library and facilities on the university’s campus.
A park and ride shuttle service will operate from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. between the pick up location at the EDENS shopping center (by Rite Aid) and the return location on the corner of Witherspoon and Wiggins. Parking can also be found on campus at the North and West garages and Ivy Lane parking lot. Parking garages in town include those on Spring and Chambers streets.
And, yes, leashed pets are welcome!
Sunday, April 26, 1-6 p.m. – Downtown Princeton, N.J.
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