Princeton Today: Hometown Halloween Parade

HalloweenGhosts, goblins, witches, zombies, superheroes and princesses can show off their Halloween spirit today in Princeton. Dress up in your best costume and join the Arts Council of Princeton for the Annual Hometown Halloween Parade.

The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. on Hinds Plaza next to the Princeton Public Library. The Princeton University Marching Band will perform as the town’s ghosts, goblins and all things spooky gather. At 6 p.m. the marching band and a giant puppet parade will lead the procession to the Palmer Square Green for a spooky performance to celebrate Halloween.

The event is made possible by contributions from McCaffrey’s, the Princeton Merchants Association, Jazams, Palmer Square Management and Small World Coffee.


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Complete Streets to Complete Princeton – Sustainable Princeton hosts a discussion about sharing the roads with cyclists, motorists, and pedestrians. Event includes a zero waste, fair-trade breakfast. 8:30 a.m., Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton. Free.

Spooky Stories Storytime at Barnes & Noble – Spooky stories about ghosts and goblins. Costumes welcome. 1 p.m. MarketFair, 3535 Route 1 south. Free.
Princeton Farmers’ Market –  Stop by Hinds Plaza on Witherspoon Street for vegetables, fruit, cheese, breads, baked goods, flowers, eggs,  jams, honey and more. Music from noon to 2:30 p.m. Rain or shine.
Screening of “The Shining” – The Garden Theater on Nassau Street in downtown Princeton presents the 1980 classic starring Jack Nicholson. Tickets $11, $6 for members.

Bank St. in Princeton will be closed until Nov. 1 due to construction.

Route 518 between Canal Road and Carroll Place is down to one lane, with alternating traffic weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The speed limit in the construction area has been reduced to 35 miles per hour. Starting Nov. 10, the road will be closed with a detour in place. Starting Nov. 24, the road will be closed with a detour weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The work is part of a long-term project that will be completed by the end of 2015. Delays should be expected. Motorists should exercise extra caution in the area and follow posted detours during times of closure.

Starting on Oct. 31, Somerset County will be repaving portions of South Middlebush Road., Amwell Road., and Weston Canal Road. These will be nighttime paving projects and the roadways will remain open with an alternating traffic pattern. It is anticipated that the work will take less than 2 weeks to complete. Project areas are as follows: South Middlebush Road: Between Blackwells Mills Road and Buffa Drive; Amwell Road: Between Elizabeth Avenue and Millstone River Road in Millstone; Weston Canal Road: Between Cottontail Lane and South Main Street in Manville. Use caution driving in these areas and expect possible delays.


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    1. You can’t be referring to the parade, can you? the only area affected was Palmer Square and the base of Witherspoon.

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