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PRINCETON: Communiversity Arts Fest 'an awesome event and an awesome day'
Annual arts festival marries Nassau Street and Nassau Hall
The gates of Princeton University seemed invisible this Sunday afternoon as Communiversity ArtsFest, the annual arts fair, took over both Nassau Street and Nassau Hall.

Organized by the Arts Council of Princeton with support from Princeton University students and the town of Princeton, Communiversity draws over 40,000 patrons and 200 vendors every year. Highlights included multiple stages for live bands, food being sold by local restaurants, and a variety of arts and crafts activities for kids.

Carolina Firbas, a volunteer at the Arts Council, noted Communiversity’s relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.


Princeton Environmental Commission
Sue Parcheggio, Princeton
Ronald LeMahieu, West Windsor
    Schools throughout New Jersey are gearing up to give another round of the PARCC tests. Families are rightly opting out of these tests. Tests measure a very narrow range of skills and abilities — they can’t possibly measure what we value most in young people: creativity, inspiration, kindness, curiosity, collaboration. In fact, the focus on standards and testing can actually undermine these things. Tests and test prep can squeeze out of schools the most important parts of learning.



Dance the Night Away

MCCARTER Theatre Center is known for putting on a memorable gala each season, and this year should be no exception as its annual Gala Benefit, with the theme of “Shaken and Stirred” takes place May 9.

   The event will include a silent auction and a post-concert party complete with music and dancing by the legendary Pink Martini.

   ”People can expect a good time,” says Storm Large, who will be lead vocalist on the night. “It’s a lot of fun, a lot of dancing. I speak about 17 different languages and you can expect lots of craziness — but not too much.”


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