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Princeton Parklet returns as public gathering space

Princeton Parklet 2021

The Princeton Parklet has returned, marking the Arts Council of Princeton’s (ACP) fifth iteration of the public gathering space.

The parklet is a sidewalk extension that provides outdoor seating and space to enjoy time with friends and neighbors.

The parklet has found a new home for 2021, outside of Chez Alice at 5 Palmer Square West, where it will remain until November.

In 2015, the first parklet was installed in front of Small World Coffee on Witherspoon Street and in 2017, an interactive parklet, “Energy Playground” came to life in front of jaZams, according to information provided by ACP. The springs of 2018 and 2019 saw the parklet return to Small World.

The 2021 parklet uses the same structure designed by architect James Hobart Weiss in 2017, updated by the design team at Chez Alice with chic touches like dangling wisteria and French bistro-inspired furnishings, according to the statement.


“After a year of keeping our distance, we’re ready to enjoy the simple pleasure of having a coffee with a friend in the fresh air and sunshine,” Artistic Director Maria Evans said in the statement. “We’re so happy to be back in 2021 to make some good memories in a beautiful new location.”


Sponsors for the parklet include the Whole Earth Center of Princeton, Cherry Grove Organic Farm, MacLean Agency, The Watershed Institute, and the Princeton Entrepreneurship Council.


To learn more about the Princeton Parklet and Arts Council of Princeton community programs, visit artscouncilofprinceton.org.


The Princeton Parklet has returned, this year on Palmer Square West outside of Chez Alice. The parklet is a public gathering space free for residents, visitors and passersby to enjoy.
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