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Annual Communiversity celebration planned

Saturday, April 30, 2011, noon to 5 p.m. · Nassau and Witherspoon streets; University campus

The Communiversity celebration, which annually brings the town and University together for a day of performances, food, games and more, is planned for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 30.

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 11:30 a.m. Campus Communiversity activities will feature: performance groups including the Princeton University Rock Ensemble, Sympoh, TapCats, Ballet Folklórico de Princeton, Princeton Tora Taiko and the Black Arts Company; student organization booths, demonstrations and activities; sports clinics put on by University athletes on the Firestone Library green; and performances by the University's student a cappella groups in the East Pyne Hall arch.

The event also will include: tours of the campus by the student-led Orange Key guide service; an organ demonstration at the University Chapel at 2 p.m.; exhibitions of student work from the Lewis Center for the Arts; free bike repairs by the Cyclab; and visits from the University's tiger mascot and cheerleaders.

For more information on Communiversity weekend, contact the Arts Council at (609) 924-8777 or visit the council's website; for more information about the Communiversity celebration, also call the University's Office of Community and Regional Affairs at (609) 258-5144.

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