Princeton Area Alumni Association

Social Activities

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PA3 Event Grants - Apply for up to $300!

Request for Proposals:

PA3 Event Grants
(Receive Up to $300 for Your Event!)

Do you have an idea for an event that may be interesting to other Princeton alumni and haven’t the funds or ability to reach out to other local alumni?   Here’s your chance to get it started…with a grant for up to $300!  All ideas are welcome.  Keep reading for details...

The Princeton Area Alumni Association (PA3) requests grant applications for PA3 events.   We are especially interested in events that 1) are a different activity than previously tried, 2) interest a different segment of our constituents, and 3) are located outside of the Princeton area.   Our region encompasses New Brunswick to Mansfield, and Flemington to Freehold.  The demographics of our members span the gamut of ages, ethnicities, professions, interests, etc.   As such, the PA3 Executive Committee is always looking for new ideas and outreach. 

Here are the details:
  Please submit in writing (email is fine) a brief description of your idea and your estimate of costs.  Although your event may target a group or area, you must agree to invite all alumni that live within our region to attend (including graduate students and parents of current students). You may limit the total number of attendees, if you like.  We will certainly help with the event if you need it:  advertising, supporting planning and logistics, collecting RSVPs and/or ticket payments (if desired), decorating with PA3 banners or other paraphernalia, and reimbursing expenses up to $300. 

Please note:
  The grant monies cannot be used for commercial interests or to be donated to a charity or cause.  It can be used to buy supplies or tickets for a charity event at which PA3 members participate. 

Submit proposals to:
Princeton Area Alumni Association
c/o Kristin Epstein, President
11 Madison Dr.
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

There is no due date.  Multiple proposals from one person are welcome. You will be notified within 2 weeks if your proposal is accepted. 

Thank you!

-The PA3 Executive Committee

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First Friday Lunch at the Nassau Club - June 8, 2012


Join us for First Fridays, a monthly recurring event for undergraduate and graduate Princeton alumni, graduate students, and parents.  On the first Friday of each month, area alumni and their guests will meet to enjoy a prix fixe luncheon buffet at the Nassau Club in downtown Princeton.  As a special bonus for PA3, a Princeton PhD candidate will present his/her work to the group in this informal setting.  Topics vary monthly and are always interesting!

This month, we will be joined by Josue Sanz-Robinson, a graduate student in Electrical Engineering.  Josh is currently involved in a team project on developing flexible, large-area, electronic systems for monitoring civil infrastructure (e.g., bridges).  This article gives a general introduction to structural health monitoring.

Specially priced at $25/person (or $30 if you choose not to pay PA3's annual dues), lunch includes the Nassau Club’s full buffet as well as a complementary beverage (wine, beer, soft drink). Pre-registration is required.

>> Looking forward to seeing your orange and black! <<

Date: Friday, June 8th, 2012
Time: 12 noon - 2 pm
Location: Nassau Club, 6 Mercer St, Princeton, NJ
Nassau Club membership is not necessary to attend this event.

For more information, contact Lydia Zaininger '83.

Lunch Reservation
Josue Bridge
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First Friday Lunch ( Friday, June 8, 2012 - 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM )
Location: Nassau Club
Cost: $25 for dues payers, $30 everyone else
Organized by: PA3

Posted by Princeton AAA over 6 years ago.


"Are You There, McPhee?" at McCarter Theater

$20 tickets for ANY AVAILABLE SEAT in the house for alumni and guests.  Call 609-258-2787 and mention ALUMNI.

PLUS: Join PA3 alumni and friends for this performance and a post-show reception

on Wednesday, May 9th, 7:30 PM

PA3 members can pay $20 for ANY AVAILABLE SEAT in the house, normally priced up to $60. Also, admin fees for phone and internet purchases will be waived.  Please mention ALUMNI when you order your tickets through the ticket office:  609-258-ARTS (2787)  or on the McCarter's website .

Following the show, PA3 will host a complimentary reception with wine and sweets in the Lockwood Lobby of the Matthews Theater (main theater).  The Director and cast of the show have been invited to join us. Note: the play is being held in the Berlind Theater (lower theater, closest to the WaWa). 

The show:
A Nantucket house with a mysterious past. A pair of abandoned children. An 11 pound lobster.  Master playwright John Guare (
House of Blue LeavesSix Degrees of Separation) takes us on an epic and suspenseful ride in his newest play, a McCarter Theatre commission. Edmund Gowery is trapped and knows the only way to escape is to change his life—he just doesn’t know how. Guare spins a darkly comic and spine-tingling tale in what promises to be an unforgettable theatrical experience.

Check out the teaser

Read more about the show on McCarter's website.

Purchase tickets on  McCarter's website.

Questions: contact Lydia Zaininger '83

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"Are You There, McPhee?" ( Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM )
Location: McCarter Theater
Cost: Specially priced for PA3 at $20 for ANY available seat & NO admin fee
Organized by: PA3 & McCarter Theater

Posted by lydia over 6 years ago.


Wikipedia & Women at Princeton

The Princeton University Archives is hosting a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on the theme of Women at Princeton!

She roars.  We record.

WHO: Interested University community members (students, graduate students, professors, staff, community).  Limited to 15 participants; please RSVP before Wednesday, 16 May 2012.

WHAT: Creating and expanding existing Wikipedia pages about the history of women at Princeton as faculty members, wives, visitors, and students; and on the history of coeducation at Princeton. Participants will set up individual Wikipedia accounts, learn how to write an article, and then use University Archives resources to write and edit articles.

WHEN: Saturday, 19 May 2012, 12:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M.  Lunch and snacks will be provided.

WHERE: Wiess Lounge, Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library (next to Sherrerd Hall and across from the Friend Center).

WHY: To increase the number of pages on Wikipedia about the history and roles of women at Princeton and to help close the Wikipedia Gender Gap.

OTHER: Please bring your laptop since you will be asked to create a Wikipedia account (if you do not already have one; you are not required to have an account before participating).

IMPORTANT: Please RSVP by emailing AND adding your name to the list on the Wikipedia Meetup page before Wednesday, 16 May 2012 because space is limited.

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Wikipedia & Women at Princeton ( Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM )
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Posted by Sara over 6 years ago.


Wine Tasting during Reunions

PA3 is invited to join uncommon wine expert Chris Kern '97 under the 15th Reunions Tent (Dodge Osborne Courtyard, in Wilson College) on Friday, June 1, at 3pm for a taste of five of his favorite Forgotten Grape wines. You'll get a generous pour of all five wines as Chris uses his own pop-culture-centric way of describing wine, which includes comedy, skits, props, and lots of interactive audience participation. For more details about Chris' wine business and his wine experience, visit his website at

The event RSVPs are closed at this time.  If you would like to be included on the wait list, please 
Kristin Epstein '97 at .

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Reunions Wine Tasting ( Friday, June 1, 2012 - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM )
Location: Dodge Osborne Courtyard - 15th Renunion
Cost: $15 for dues payers, $20 for others
Organized by: Kristin Epstein '97

Posted by Princeton AAA over 6 years ago.