Princeton Area Closings and Cancellations for Thursday, Nov. 1

Aurelie and Florian Schaison survey the tree damage on Harriet Drive after Hurricane Sandy. Students are entering their fourth day off Thursday because of the storm. Photo by Philippe Schaison.

Gov. Christie announced Wednesday night that state offices will reopen Thursday. Princeton Borough and Princeton Township offices will be open with limited services. The Princeton University campus will reopen (many students are gone because this week is fall break). Many other government agencies, community organizations, public schools, private schools, colleges and universities remain closed for Thursday though. If you have a closing to add to the following list, please let us know.

Mercer County offices (will be closed Thursday and Friday)
Mercer County courts

Colleges and Universities

Institute for Advanced Study
Princeton Theological Seminary classes canceled until next week, offices closed. Prayer service in the chapel at 11:30 a.m. Thursday.
Mercer County Community College
The College of New Jersey is closed for the rest of the week.
Rider University (including Westminster Choir College) closed for the rest of the week.
Rutgers University New Brunswick, Newark classes canceled for the rest of the week. Employees must report to work though.

Public Schools

South Brunswick
East Windsor Regional
West Windsor Plainsboro

Private Schools

Chapin School
Cherry Hill Nursery School
The Hun School
Peddie School
The Pennington School
Princeton Day School
Saint Ann
Stuart Country Day
The Lawrenceville School
The American Boychoir School
Wilberforce School

Community Organizations

The Arts Council of Princeton will be closed until further notice.

Corner House (PADA meeting also canceled)
Crisis Ministry
Princeton Adult School
Princeton Center for Yoga and Health
Princeton YMCA – The Child Development Center will be closed. If power is restored, other programs will open later in the day.
YWCA Princeton


Marketfair will have a partial opening at 10 AM tomorrow (Thursday) with limited operations
Princeton Shopping Center will have at least a partial opening. Even without power, some stores are still open.


Princeton Chamber luncheon canceled.

The McCarter Lab Fall Festival 2012 has been postponed.

Dining by Design will be postponed, date to be determined.

Judging for the Princeton logo contest will be rescheduled.

The Institute for Advanced Study has had to postpone the following Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 public events:

– Songs of the Fertile Crescent, originally scheduled for Nov. 1, has been postponed due to disrupted travel of participants and a power outage on the IAS campus. Please check or for updates.

– Public Lecture: “The Works of the Old Men in Arabia: Exploring and Mapping a Prehistoric Landscape from the Air and from Space,” by David Kennedy, originally scheduled for Nov. 2 at 4:15 p.m., has been postponed due to a power outage on the IAS campus. Please check or for updates.

– Public Lecture: “Gone with the Wind: Black Holes and their Gusty Influence on the Birth of Galaxies,” by Nadia Zakamska, originally scheduled for Nov. 2 at 6:15 p.m., has been postponed due to a power outage on the IAS campus. Please check or for updates.


  1. Corner House Remains Closedosed although phone contact with agency is available on Friday, November 2…this is on a very limited basis from 9AM to 5 PM.
    Posted by Gary DeBlasio, Executive Director

  2. Corner House remains closed on Fridsy, November 2….there will be limited telephone access today from 9 AM to 5 PM….posted by Gary DeBlasio, Executive Director

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