Princeton Today: Community and Staff Day at Princeton University Football Game

fireworks4Princeton University will celebrate Community and Staff Day at the first home football game of the season this Saturday. There will be activities for all ages before the game, including a Family Fun Fest from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with inflatables, face painting, music and more, a sports clinic hosted by Princeton University student-athletes for children ages 5 to 13 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., and the Princeton University vs. Davidson College football game at 6 p.m., followed by a fireworks display. All activities are free. Walk to the stadium if you can. There is a $10 parking fee per car at the stadium. Six free tickets per person. Must be ordered by noon Friday. To reserve free football tickets visit


Register to Vote – The League of Women Voters of the Princeton Area will hold a voter registration at the Princeton Farmers’ Market from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

Princeton Farmers’ Market – Rain or shine, the market runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Hinds Plaza. Fruit, veggies, flowers, honey, cheeses and more.

Princeton Atelier Talk by Multimedia Artist Ed Keller – Multimedia artist Ed Keller will give the talk, “Bioville: The City as Superorganism,” at 1:30 p.m.  in the Stewart Theater at the Lewis Center for the Arts, 185 Nassau St. The presentation is part of the Princeton Atelier course “Pay Attention: The Art of Here and Now” taught by visiting lecturer Marianne Weems, co-founder of the New York-based performance company The Builders Association.

 ‘Riverrun,’ a One-woman Show – The Lewis Center for the Arts’ Performance Central series presents Irish theater artist Olwen Fouéré in her one-woman show, “riverrun,” based on James Joyce’s “Finnegans Wake,” at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, September 25 and 26, in the Matthews Acting Studio.

Argentine Tango with Viva Tango – All levels class at 8 p.m. Intermediate level class at 8:30 p.m. Open dance, socializing, and refreshments from 9:30 to 11:45 p.m. No partner necessary. Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton Street, Princeton. Admission $15.


Rainy with a high of 65.


In Princeton, topsoil and seeding are being installed along Mercer Road from the Lawrence Township line to Stony Brook Bridge this week. The work began yesterday. Work hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This work will take approximately 2 to 3 days to complete. Traffic will shift to one lane while the work is being completed. Expect delays. The rain today could delay the completion of the project.

The reconstruction and realignment of Route 518 between Canal Road and Route 27 began this week. The tentative schedule: Sept. 22 to Sept. 26th possible isolated utility work. Oct. 1 to Nov. 7th one lane closure with alternating traffic weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 to Nov. 21: 24/7 road closure with detour. Nov. 24 to Dec. 23rd road closure with detour weekdays 9a.m. to 4 p.m..  This will be a long-term project with an expected completion at the end of 2015. Readers say the utility work between Route 27 and Canal Road began yesterday.

In South Brunswick, avoid Davidson Mill Road between Fresh Ponds Road and Rt 535 (Cranbury South River Rd.) due to paving until  4 p.m. One lane open. Expect delays.

In Lawrence, Bakers Basin Road is scheduled to be closed to through traffic September 22 to September 26 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Milling and resurfacing work will continue on Pennington- Lawrenceville Road (County Route 546) from Federal City Road to U.S. Route 206. Mercer County anticipates that this work will take approximately twenty working days, weather permitting. New Jersey American Water is reconstructing Route 206 between the Fackler Road Extension and Province Line Road as part of a water main project the company completed last year. The work is being done mostly from 9 .m. to 6 a.m. The work will take about 4 weeks to complete.


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