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Princeton Today: Poems and Percussions

poemsandpercussionsGood morning on this lovely Thursday.

Small World Coffee will host a fundraiser for Sustainable Princeton tonight called “Poems and Percussions for the Planet.” You can make a donation at the door or buy a ticket online via Eventbrite. Performances by Dan Johnson and Arul Karttikeya. 7 p.m., Small World Coffee, 14 Witherspoon Street. Suggested donation is $10.

Speaking of sustainability, people are gearing up for the Climate March Sunday in New York. More than 100,000 people are expected to fill the streets for the event and fill the air with bells, whistles and noisemakers at 1 p.m. to sound the alarm on climate change.  The march starts at 11:30 a.m. at Columbus Circle and ends at 11th Avenue and 34th Street, where participants can join a party until 5 p.m. Similar events will take place in more than 150 countries. The United Nations Climate Summit will take place in New York on Sept. 23.

WEATHER

Mostly sunny skies with a high of 74.

COMING UP TODAY

Princeton Farmers’ Market – Produce, cheese, breads, flowers and more. Music from noon to 2:30 p.m. Hinds Plaza, Witherspoon Street, Princeton. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Quaker Bridge Mall will host Girl’s Night Out from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Mall-wide event includes retail deals,  beauty and makeover sessions with Lord & Taylor, Macy’s, Sephora and Regis Hair and food samplings by Brio Tuscan Grille, Starbucks, Teavana and local business Simply Spirited Cupcakes. Swag bag giveaways to the first 250 registrants and a free mini-manicure treatment from Sleepover Spa for the first 50 registrants are among the hourly prize giveaways. Attendees will also be able to win up to $100 in Simon Visa giftcards courtesy of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton-sponsored games.

Princeton University Glee Club Concert with the Schola Cantorum –  Glee club oncert with the Schola Cantorum of Oxford University. Works by John Sheppard, Orlando Gibbons, Sir Hubert Parry, William Walton, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Tarik O’Regan. 7:30 p.m., Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton. Suggested donation $15.

The Princeton Planning Board will consider an ordinance banning fracking tonight (manufacturing and drilling are already banned in Princeton).  The board will also review a new proposal from the Institute for Advanced study to build housing on its campus near the Princeton Battlefield. Residents have challenged the proposal to build the housing on land they say was an important part of the Battle of Princeton during the Revolutionary War. The planning board will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the main meeting room at town hall, 400 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ.

COMMUTE

5 to 10 minute delays reported on NJ Transit between Princeton Junction and New York (as of 7:30 a.m.) Delays in tunnel.

Construction on I-195 in both directions between West of Exit 6 – New Jersey Turnpike and West of Exit 7 – CR 526 in Robbinsville. Right shoulder blocked until 4:00 P.M.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

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