Princeton junior Nwanneka Onuekwusi helped youngsters make bead bracelets at a table on the front lawn of Nassau Hall during the annual Communiversity celebration on Saturday, April 28. The event, which annually brings the town and University together for a day of performances, food, games and more, attracted a large crowd to the downtown and campus areas.
Above left: The Princeton University Band kicked off the celebration with a concert at the intersection of Nassau and Witherspoon streets in front of FitzRandolph Gate.
Naacho, Princeton's Indian dance troupe, showcased its skills in front of Nassau Hall. The group was one of 70 University student organizations and performing groups who participated in Communiversity.
Above left: Princeton junior Ishna Berry applied a temporary henna-like tattoo to a youngster's hand.
Below left: The University's International Center continued its tradition of participation with an elaborate flag procession. Each flag represented a Princeton student's home country.
Bottom left: Members of the Chinese Students Association performed a traditional lion dance, "devouring" a head of cabbage to the delight of crowds along the street.
Photos: John Jameson
Striking a chord for Communiversity
Posted April 30, 2007; 12:25 p.m.
The Princeton University Band struck a chord for town and University collaboration as it opened the annual Communiversity celebration with a concert at the intersection of Nassau and Witherspoon streets on Saturday, April 28.
Communiversity annually brings the town and University together for a day of performances, food, games and more. It attracted a large crowd to the downtown and campus areas, which were turned into a colorful fairground with events for students and families alike.
Sponsored by students at the University and the Arts Council of Princeton, the event featured merchants, nonprofit organizations, musicians, performing and visual artists, food vendors and 70 University student organizations and performing groups.
Campus Communiversity activities included: more than a dozen performing groups on a stage near Stanhope Hall, such as the Princeton University Players, diSiac and three student bands; numerous student organization booths and demonstrations by the cheerleaders and the Kokikai Aikido martial arts club in front of Nassau Hall; and performances by the University's a cappella groups in the East Pyne arch.
The University's International Center continued its tradition of participation with an elaborate flag procession led by Chinese lion dancers. Each flag represented a Princeton student's home country. As the culmination of a month of programming for the International Festival, Communiversity sponsored a "Global Village," featuring food, information booths, performances and artwork from around the world.
Tours of the campus by the student-led Orange Key guide service left from in front of Nassau Hall throughout the festival.
The University's participation was coordinated by the Office of Community and Regional Affairs.