All Are Invited to Attend the Annual Communiversity Festival on Sunday, April 17, 2016
The Communiversity celebration, which annually brings the University and the town of Princeton together for a day of performances, food, games and fun, is planned for Sunday, April 17, from 1 to 6 p.m.
Scheduled to take place rain or shine on Nassau and Witherspoon streets and on the campus, the event is sponsored by students at the University and the Arts Council of Princeton. Merchants, nonprofit organizations, musicians, performing and visual artists, food vendors, and many University student organizations and performing groups will turn the area into a colorful fairground with events for students and families alike.
The Princeton University Band will kick off the festivities as it marches up Witherspoon Street beginning at 12:45 p.m. Campus Communiversity activities will feature: performance groups including Expressions, Ballet Folklorico, Raks Odalisque, Tora Taiko, Songline Slam Poetry, Mas Flow Dance Company, Contraband, Princeton Brass Ensemble, Princeton Pianists Ensemble, Triangle, and the Princeton University Ballet; over 50 student and campus organizations and departments providing information, demonstrations, food and activities for children in front of Nassau Hall; a tiger-shaped bounce house and kids sports clinics put on by University athletes on the Firestone Library green; and performances by several of the University's student a cappella groups in the East Pyne Hall arch.
The day also will include; the TRASH ARTStravaganza, a sustainability art contest, judging at 2 p.m. near Nassau Hall; tours of the campus by the student-led Orange Key guide service at 3:30 p.m. in front of Nassau Hall; a parade of flags by the International students at Princeton University will make their way down Nassau Street; and visits from the University's tiger mascot and cheerleaders.
In town, the celebration continues on Nassau and Witherspoon Streets and Palmer Square. The streets are lined with food stalls, arts/crafts vendors, and booths manned by area non-profit organizations and local merchants. Performances on five more stages, parked fire trucks and ambulances for children to explore, arts demonstrations, and more add to the fun.
For more information on Communiversity, contact the Arts Council at (609) 924-8777 ext. 150, or visit www.artscouncilofprinceton.org; for more information about the Communiversity celebration on campus, call the University's Office of Community and Regional Affairs at (609) 258-5144.