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Princeton NJ Summer Fun Guide

Summer's here and the time is right for outdoor concerts, festivals, farmers' markets and all things FRESH, FABULOUS, & FUN! Our annual feature is "the" guide to summer events, activities, caterers, gourmet to go, fresh flowers and produce, outdoor dining, recipes, and more! So whether you are hitting the beach, the streets, or your favorite al fresco restaurant - POL has it covered. The only thing we don't provide is sunscreen. Now GET OUT THERE!
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Five Star Swim School


609-212-2122

Five Star Swim School is the place for quality swim lessons! We are dedicated to the success of each student, whether it be getting over a fear of water or reaching the next level of competitive swimming. Our classes are grouped by age and skill level. With a 3:1 student to teacher ratio, each individual is sure to get plenty of attention.

For more information, please visit our website or give us a call!

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Cargot Brasserie


Cargot brasserie is a French inspired restaurant designed to be vibrant, while also being familiar and relaxed. Offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch, it combines classic dishes with contemporary interpretations in several distinct dining spaces. Everyday or special occasions will be accommodated in our café room, dining room, private room or outdoor patio.

The name Cargot honors the fact that the building was used as the cargo hold for the train station, while playfully referencing the iconic French dish (escargot). The 100-year old stone building was restored and expanded in 2017. McCarter Theatre Center for the Performing Arts is conveniently located across the street.

Whether enjoying your morning meal and a paper in the café, meeting an associate for lunch, or joining friends for a celebration or preshow meal, Cargot is a welcoming gathering place for the Princeton community.

Kelsey Theatre


609-570-3333

The Kelsey Theatre is proud to be home to a talented student company, modern dance ensemble, symphonic band, and 12 different resident theater community and semi-professional theater companies. Theater lovers can revisit their favorite musicals and dramas, and enjoy some newer Broadway gems, while younger audiences will have an opportunity to see the greats for the very first time.

Extra, extra. Read all about it! Mercer County Community College’s (MCCC’s) Kelsey Theatre has announced its blockbuster schedule for 2018-19. The curtain goes up on Kelsey’s 45th season Sept. 6 with the award-winning musical "Newsies," followed by other major musicals, dramas, comedies, and shows for the entire family. Kelsey Theatre is located on MCCC’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible with free parking next to the theater. To view the current performance schedule, visit www.kelseyatmccc.org

Princeton Summer Theater


732-997-0205

We are proud to announce that our last season won the 2018 JerseyArts.com People's Choice Award for “Best Small Theater” and we look forward to continuing in PST’s proud tradition of bringing excellent theater to our community!

Since its inception over forty years ago, Princeton Summer Theater (PST) has helped launch the careers of hundreds of young artists while bringing high-quality, affordable theater to the greater Mercer County area. This summer's season explores self-discovery, as seen through critical turning points in our characters' lives. With four brilliant takes on responding to adversity and change, these plays push us to closely examine our lives, to dream big, and to fight for those we care about. We look forward to sharing these stories with you! Don't miss our annual Children's Show – Greetings From Mars - July 6th-July 28th at 11am