Story & Verse: Circle of Life

Pettoranella Gardens 20 Mountain Avenue, Princeton, NJ

Monthly open mic poetic and storytelling event that welcomes local and regional talent to perform original works inspired by that month's theme and brings diverse communities together.  Interested performers should arrive 15 minutes before the start time of each event.

Clay Street Block Party

Clay Street 16 - 82 Clay Street, Princeton, NJ

Back after a hiatus of a few years, the Clay Street Block Party.  There will be food, music, games, and face-painting. Come join the fun.


The Trifecta: The Secret Sauce of Researching the Formerly Enslaved, with Nicka Sewell-Smith

Plainfield Public Library 800 Park Avenue, Plainfield, NJ

Genealogists and family historians alike have spent decades looking for a tried and true method for unearthing slaveholders of those enslaved prior to 1865. Learn how three crucial record sets (Civil War Pensions, the Freedmen’s Bureau, and Probates/Successions) can become just the wrecking ball needed to obliterate brick walls related to slavery. Presenter Nicka Sewell-Smith […]


Artist Conversation: Rose B. Simpson

Art@Bainbridge 158 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ

Drawing inspiration from her life, Rose B. Simpson creates figural sculptures that evoke common human experiences—insomnia, aspiration, gender stereotypes, and more—and encourage an empathic response from the viewer. Join us for a virtual conversation with Simpson, facilitated by curator Bryan R. Just. Simpson will discuss specific works included in Witness as well as her artistic practice […]


1619 Project: Reckoning w/ The Truth. Nikole-Hannah Jones, Khalil Muhammad

Old First Church Presbyterian 820 Broad Street, Newark, NJ

A Very Special Community Conversation Featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Magazine and Creator of The 1619 Project, "The 1619 Project: Reckoning With The Truth." Moderated by: Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Ford Foundation Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, 1619 Project Contributor. Click here to register. 1:30pm - 2:30pm: Performances Produced […]


Mississippi Living Legacy Pilgrimage

Join the Living Legacy Project on a 5-day pilgrimage to learn Mississippi’s Civil Rights Movement history from visiting the sites and speaking with people who lived it. Registration is open now and is capped at 40 participants. Reserve your seat on the bus today! You'll find information about registration, fees, cancellation policy, scholarship information, travel insurance, […]