Communiversity brings together town, University

Communiversity, an annual celebration that brings Princeton University and the town of Princeton together for a day of performances, food, games and fun, drew tens of thousands on Sunday, April 17.

Six stages — located on campus, Nassau Street, Witherspoon Street and Palmer Square — featured dance and musical performances from 1 to 6 p.m. In addition, the event included more than 200 booths of food stalls, arts and crafts vendors, and area non-profit organizations and local merchants, as well as parked fire trucks and ambulances for children to explore. Communiversity is presented by students at the University and the Arts Council of Princeton.

Below, view some of the highlights of the day, with a focus on student performances, through the images of University photographer Denise Applewhite.

Band at Communiversity

The Princeton University Band, a fun-loving scramble band, shows off its school spirit as it kicks off Communiversity, an annual town-gown festival that draws thousands to the area for student performances, food, games and fun.


Tiger at Communiversity

The Princeton Tiger mascot joins the Princeton University Band for its performance on Nassau Street.


Dancers at Communiversity

Triple 8 Dance Company, which performs a variety of styles including traditional Asian dances and martial arts, is one of many University student dance groups that performed at Communiversity.


A Capella at Communiversity

A number of University a cappella groups performed in an arch at East Pyne Hall. Above, Umqombothi, the African a cappella group, sings.


Flag parade at Communiversity

Sophomore Shriya Sekhsaria poses with the Indian flag before participating in the International Parade of Flags on Nassau Street.


Taiko drummers at Communiversity

Princeton Tora Taiko demonstrates the art of Japanese drumming during their set near the University's Stanhope Hall.


Communiversity in front of Nassau Hall

The front lawn of Nassau Hall, facing Nassau Street, was filled with booths and activities for all ages, such as a contest for art with sustainable themes or materials.