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May 2019

Artists’ Roundtable |Nixon in China (The Princeton Festival Guild)

May 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Cooper Room at the Erdman Center, Princeton Theological Seminary, 20 Library Place
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Free

Artists from the opera and production staff of The Princeton Festival’s June production of John Adams’s Nixon in China will share their personal experiences with the audience during this refreshing and stimulating forum. Hear the pleasures and perils faced both on stage and off, as the artists bring the opera to life for its opening performance. The Artists’ Round Table offers a rare opportunity to meet the performing artists up close and hear in their own voice how they develop…

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Artists’ Roundtable – Nixon in China (The Princeton Festival Guild)

May 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Cooper Room at the Erdman Center, Princeton Theological Seminary, 20 Library Place
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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Free

Artists from the opera and production staff of The Princeton Festival’s June production of John Adams’s Nixon in China will share their personal experiences with the audience during this refreshing and stimulating forum. Hear the pleasures and perils faced both on stage and off, as the artists bring the opera to life for its opening performance. The Artists’ Round Table offers a rare opportunity to meet the performing artists up close and hear in their own voice how they develop…

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June 2019

Women in the American Musical Theater

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Professor Stacy Wolf will lead a journey through musical theatre history from the 1950s until today – including She Loves Me in 1963 – to examine what women do in musical theatre and why it matters. Co-sponsored by Princeton Public Library and The Princeton Festival. For more information about this lecture and other free Princeton Festival lectures and events visit https://princetonfestival.org/event.

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Book Launch for ‘Tell Me Who You Are: Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture, and Identity’

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Labyrinth Books, 122 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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The book launch for Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi's "Tell Me Who You Are" will take place at 6 p.m. on June 5 at Labyrinth Books in Princeton. Come listen to the co-authors and Princeton natives tell their story and bring your questions. In the book, the two recount their experiences talking to people from all walks of life about race and identity on a cross-country tour of America. Spurred by the realization that they had nearly completed high school…

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Cultivating Mindfulness: The Path to a More Joyful, Effective Life

June 6 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08540 Select a Country:
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$5

Cathy Quartner Bailey will be speaking about “Cultivating Mindfulness: The Path to a More Joyful, Effective Life”. Bailey, president of Quartner and Associates, LLC, has coached and facilitated workshops for executives from Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial ventures across a broad range of industries. She recently published the book Show Up as Your Best Self: Mindful Leaders, Meditation, & More. Cathy also works as an executive coach in Wharton’s MBA leadership program and has taught at New York University’s Leadership…

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20th Century Music: John Adams

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Free

Professor Stephen Allen will investigate how the music of John Adams’s opera Nixon in China, although technically described as ‘minimalist,’ actually allows the audience a rich experience in sound. Co-sponsored by Princeton Public Library and The Princeton Festival. For more information about this lecture and other free Princeton Festival lectures and events visit https://princetonfestival.org/event.

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The Emperor’s New Sounds: Baroque Music in China

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mary Jacobs Memorial Library, 64 Washington St.
Rocky Hill, NJ 08553 United States
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Early music expert John Burkhalter will discuss Chinese emperors’ fascination with Western music and musical instruments in the Baroque era. Pre-registration is required. Please call 908.458.8430. This event is co-sponsored by The Princeton Festival and Mary Jacobs Memorial Library. For more information about this lecture and other free Princeton Festival lectures and events visit https://princetonfestival.org/event.  

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Talking Baseball with Bob Ryan and Art Shamsky moderated by Bill Glovin

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$15 – $20

​‘69 Mets World Series winning baseball star Art Shamsky and ESPN’s “The Sports Reporters” celebrity journalist Bob Ryan share professional baseball highlights and insights with noted New Jersey sportswriter Bill Glovin. Q&A and book signings follow discussion. Ryan and Shamsky’s books available for purchase and signing separately following discussion. Special Opportunity: 5:45 p.m. doors open to the Mansion  for exclusive meet and greet wine reception with Bob Ryan & Art Shamsky: $100 per person, includes access to the exhibition, light…

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” Ping Pong Diplomacy”

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Free

Popular Princeton Festival lecturer Marianne Grey will provide historical and societal context about China circa 1972, providing opera-goers with critical background for The Princeton Festival’s production of John Adams’s Nixon in China. Co-sponsored by Princeton Public Library and The Princeton Festival. For more information about this lecture and other free Princeton Festival lectures and events visit https://princetonfestival.org/event.

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Trends in Israeli Society: The Surprising Rise of Ultra-Orthodox Feminism

June 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Jewish Center of Princeton, 435 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08540 Select a Country:
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$36.00

It’s 2019 in the Start-up Nation, but women struggle for suffrage, like 1919. A woman was Prime Minister, but women are forced to sit in the back of the bus. Challenges to Israel’s ‘progressive’ nature are often blamed on its rapidly growing Ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) sector, an insular politically powerful minority misaligned with Israeli secular culture. Now, a brave outspoken haredi feminist movement is emerging to challenge traditional norms from within. With multiple forces and transformations at play, will it lead…

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Nixon in China: Much More Than Minimalism

June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
West Windsor Branch Library, 333 North Post Rd
Princeon Jct, 08550 United States
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Professor Timothy Urban will discuss the many musical styles found in John Adams’s opera Nixon in China and their relationship to the story, greatly enhancing opera-goers’ appreciation of one of the finest examples of American opera. For more information about this lecture and other free Princeton Festival lectures and events visit https://princetonfestival.org/event. Co-sponsored by The Princeton Festival and the West Windsor Branch of the Mercer County Library System.

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How Harmonic Structure Shapes Characterization in John Adams’s “Nixon in China”

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Professor Timothy Johnson, author of the book John Adams’s Nixon in China, will explore the harmonic structures underlying that opera’s three most memorable arias to illuminate Adams’s compositional style and its role in characterizing the historical figures portrayed in the opera. For more information about this lecture and other free Princeton Festival lectures and events visit https://princetonfestival.org/event. Co-sponsored by Princeton Public Library and The Princeton Festival.

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Ping Pong Diplomacy

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lawrence Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville , 08648
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Popular Princeton Festival lecturer Marianne Grey will provide historical and societal context about China circa 1972, providing opera-goers with critical background for The Princeton Festival’s production of John Adams’s Nixon in China. For more information about this lecture and other free Princeton Festival lectures and events visit https://princetonfestival.org/event. Co-sponsored by the Festival and the Lawrence Branch of the Mercer County Library System.

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Nixon in China: Much More Than Minimalism

June 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ United States
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Free

Professor Timothy Urban will discuss the many musical styles found in John Adams’s opera Nixon in China and their relationship to the story, greatly enhancing opera-goers’ appreciation of one of the finest examples of American opera. For more information about this lecture and other free Princeton Festival lectures and events visit https://princetonfestival.org/event. Co-sponsored by The Princeton Festival and the Princeton Public Library.

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July 2019

What Does it Mean to be an American? A Community Conversation

July 12 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$50

Morven is honored to collaborate with the National Writing Project and Rider University for a screening of the film American Creed in Morven’s Stockton Center and a community conversation on what it means to be an American. Film screening from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. followed by a quick “write and share” facilitated by Dr. Heather Casey of Rider University and Morven’s Curator of Education & Public Programs Debra Lampert-Rudman. Small group conversations led by Rider University NWP facilitators on…

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August 2019

Introduction to Krav Maga Combatives With David Kahn

August 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Barnes and Noble, Market Fair, 3535 US Highway 1 Suite 400
Princeton , NJ 08540 United States
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David Kahn will talk about Krav Maga Combatives. If you are interested in self-defense and prevailing without serious injury, you need only learn a few core combatives to be an effective fighter. The aim is to build a strong self-defense foundation through the ability to optimally counter-attack.  Seating will begin at 2:30 p.m. Seating is on a first come, first served basis with the purchase of David Kahn's book. Barnes & Noble proof of purchase required.

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The Color Line on the Baseball Diamond

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Morven Museum and Garden, 55 Stockton Street
Princeton, NJ 08540 United States
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$10

Join historian and film producer Lawrence Hogan, Negro league’s last team Captain of the Kansas City Monarchs and All Star James Robinson, and poet Kevin Kane for a multifaceted presentation on the complex relationships in “Blackball” during America’s era of segregation. Included are clips from Hogan’s documentary Before You Can Say Jackie Robinson: Black Baseball in New Jersey and America and Kevin Kane’s rendition of his original poem “K.C. at the Bat,” a black version of the iconic “Casey at…

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