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Planet Princeton Reunions and Holiday Weekend Picks, May 27-30

It's that time again -- Princeton University reunions and graduation. There are several free events at the university this weekend.
It’s that time again — Princeton University reunions and graduation. There are several free events at the university this weekend. File photo from the 2015 P-rade.

Friday, May 27

Annual Princeton University Organist Reunions Concert – Eric Plutz, the Princeton University organist, will perform a free concert during Reunions at 3:30 p.m. in the Princeton University Chapel.

Coloring Event & Book Signing with Tim Jeffs, Illustrator of Intricate Ink – Join jaZams and acclaimed artist Tim Jeffs for a special coloring event and book signing. Mr. Jeffs’ new coloring book “Intricate Ink” is so beautiful that most jaZams customers say the images will be more beautiful if they don’t color on them. Not true! 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., jaZams Pop-Up-Space, 30 Nassau Street ( right next door to LuLu Lemon), Princeton. Free. More information

Princeton University Glee Club and Alumni Perform ‘Spem in Alium’ – Current and alumni members of the Princeton University Glee Club will give a free performance of Tallis’ “Spem in Alium” at 4:30 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium at Princeton University.

Princeton Folk Dance – Beginners welcome. Lesson followed by dance. No partner needed. 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Suzanne Patterson Center, 45 Stockton Street, Princeton, Admission $5.

The Princeton Triangle Club Presents “Tropical Blunder” – The Princeton Triangle Club presents an encore performance of its original musical-comedy extravaganza, “Tropic Blunder” at McCarter Theatre Center. Tropipop soda sales have gone flat, and in a last ditch effort to add some fizz, the company holds a raffle for an all-expenses-paid island getaway. Just one problem: the island is cursed! Pirates, mermaids, a love triangle and our famous all-male kickline —Tropic Blunder blows into Princeton bringing music, song and a lot of hilarity. With a cast of 25 students, be prepared for all the music, puns, and general mayhem that makes a Triangle show not-to-be-missed. 8 p.m., McCarter Theatre. Admission $25, $10 for students.

Saturday, May 28

Princeton Rotary Club Annual Pancake Festival – Held on the green in the center of Palmer Square in Princeton. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds for college scholarships and other casues. $10 at the door, children under 5 free.

Pennington Farmers Market – Opening day for the 2016 season. Nut butters and nut milks, salsa, eggs, freshly squeezed juices, coffee, tea, vegetables, artisan breads, sauces, wine, meats, pastries, desserts, crafts, vegan soaps, fermented vegetables and and more. Vendors include Karmalize Me, Fiery Chicks, Chuck House, Mudd Juice, Beechtree Farm, Caribbean Delights, Chickadee Creek, Hopewell Valley Vineyard, Skylands Roastery, Terra Momo & Camella Sauces, Bubbly Jen’s, Daily Moments Photography, Jamie Moore, Kerr’s Kornstand, Littl B Organics, Naturally Fit & Well, Nine Acre Farm, Sacred Rose Herbals, Stace of Cakes, Seeds to Sew, and O’Savon.  9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rosedale Mills, 101 Route 31 North, Hopewell Township.

West Windsor Community Farmers Market – Produce, meats, cheese, flowers and more. Live music by DBB Jazz Trip. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 Vaughn Drive next to the Princeton Junction Train Station, West Windsor.

Spirit of Princeton Memorial Day Parade – Parade route is along Nassau Street. Marchers will step off at 10 a.m. at intersection of Princeton Avenue and Nassau Street and march to Princeton Monument Hall for an 11:15 a.m. ceremony.

Lawrence Township Memorial Day Parade – Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. at Lawrence High School. Marchers head down Princeton Pike to Darrah Lane. Parade ends with ceremony at Veterans Park.

Mother, Can You NOT? – Kate Siegel discusses her essay collection based on her @CrazyJewishMom Instagram account. 11 a.m., Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street, Princeton. Free.

Princeton Battlefield Memorial Day Weekend Activities – Battlefield encampment and mini-reenactments. Jack Kelly, author of “Band of Giants,” will sign copies of his book and George Washington will make a special appearance to answer questions about the Battle of Princeton. Display of flags honoring those who died at Princeton, camp follower demonstrations of colonial skills, young patriots learn marching in formation, learn about the Battle of Princeton, tours of the Battlefield, artifacts, and more. Free Admission. 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 500 Mercer Street, Princeton. Free.

Princeton University P-rade – Princeton alums, led by the school’s marching band, line up by class in their finest orange and black, and walk through the campus to Poe-Pardee Field. 2 p.m.

Trenton Pork Roll Festival – The Trenton Pork Roll Festival at Trenton Social, featuring a live performance by C+C Music Factory, is the ultimate place to celebrate all the things you love about Jersey’s iconic meat delicacy … in the city that makes it! 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Trenton Social, 449 S Broad St., Trenton. Admission $5. More information

“Negri-Nepote Native Grasslands Preserve” a Free Public Birding Trip with the Washington Crossing Audubon Society – Join the Washington Crossing Audubon Society for a free birding trip led by Sharyn Magee, Charles Brine and Brad Merritt at the Negri-Nepote Grassland Preserve in Franklin Township. 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free. More information and directions

Composer Portrait: Christian Carey – Contemporary Undercurrent of Song Project (CUSP) is Princeton’s newest concert series dedicated to the elevation of modern art song composition. CUSP closes out their inaugural season with a concert dedicated to the music of Christian B. Carey. 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church of Princeton, 16 All Saints Rd, Princeton. Free. More information

Free Concert by the Tone Rangers Band – Live music outside of  Halo Pub, 9 Hulfish Street, Princeton. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Arts Council of Princeton presents Cafe Improv: A Night of Live Music, Poetry and Comedy – The Arts Council of Princeton and Café Improv present home-grown performances of local and regional music, poetry and comedy. $2 General Admission; $1 ACP Members, students and seniors. Check cafeimprov.com before the performance to view the line-up 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Arts Council of Princeton. More information

The Princeton Triangle Club Presents “Tropical Blunder” – The Princeton Triangle Club presents an encore performance of its original musical-comedy extravaganza, “Tropic Blunder” at McCarter Theatre Center. Tropipop soda sales have gone flat, and in a last ditch effort to add some fizz, the company holds a raffle for an all-expenses-paid island getaway. Just one problem: the island is cursed! Pirates, mermaids, a love triangle and our famous all-male kickline —Tropic Blunder blows into Princeton bringing music, song and a lot of hilarity. With a cast of 25 students, be prepared for all the music, puns, and general mayhem that makes a Triangle show not-to-be-missed. 7 p.m., McCarter Theatre. Admission $25, $10 for students.

Princeton University Fireworks – Spectacular fireworks display coordinated to music. Concert by the Princeton University Orchestra at 8 p.m. Fireworks begin around 9:15 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket to Finney Field.

Sunday, May 29

Hopewell Memorial Day Parade – Parade kicks off at 1 p.m. from Taylor Terrace, then goes east on Broad Street in Hopewell Borough.

Sunday Story Time at the Princeton Public Library – Stories, songs and rhymes for children 2 to 8 and their families. Adults must accompany their children.

Jazz Sundays at Hopewell Valley Vineyards – Alex Otey performs. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., 46 Yard Road, Pennington. Free.

Monday, May 30

Princeton University Art Museum – The Princeton University Art Museum will be open on 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission.

West Windsor Memorial Day Parade – The parade kicks off at 11 a.m. at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South. Marchers walk down Clarksville Road to the West Windsor Municipal Complex for a  noon ceremony. Refreshments will be served.

All municipal offices, federal offices and public libraries are closed Monday for the Memorial Day holiday. There will be no trash or recycling pick up.

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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