Passage Theater, Trenton’s only nonprofit professional theater, held its annual fundraising gala on Saturday, February 29, at the Trenton Country Club.

On Saturday, September 28, Centurion, a national non-profit (501c3) organization dedicated to the vindication of the innocent in prison gathered with supporters and special guests for an exciting fundraising event, One Night One Life, at the Cherry Valley Country Club in Princeton.

There’s still a month to go before this year’s Princeton Festival gets underway with its eclectic combination of opera, musical theater, and chamber music, and jazz.

Mid-century Cuban style was on full display as McCarter Theater Center hosted its 40th gala benefit, supporting its ongoing artistic and educational missions in Princeton and around the region. This year’s gala, A Night in Old Havana, featured a special performance by the Jazz at Lincoln Cen…

When Taneshia Nash Laird was hired to replace outgoing executive director Jeff Nathanson, the Arts Council board noted that she brought “a unique blend of arts, economic development, and marketing expertise” that would “deepen our outreach to the greater Princeton community.” The welcoming r…

There were no Clinton or Trump signs at the Princeton YMCA’s Centennial Awards. Just ubiquitous buttons reading “Zoe for President.” Mind you, Zoe isn’t on any ballot; she’s not even a real person: she is the Y’s every-toddler, the future leaders in every community who need support to reach …

McCarter Theater’s May 7 gala was marked with style, music, and tribute. The theme, Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball, marked the 50th anniversary of the celebrity novelist’s famous 1966 ball – an event that defined 1960s elegance, and edginess. Some of the 380 McCarter dinner guests enli…

If the 200-plus guests at the April 9 Princeton Symphony Orchestra gala didn’t arrive with rhythm, they got some soon enough at the sold out event at Jasna Polana. The theme was Gersh­win in Paris, and the revelers were treated to the sights and sounds of jazz-age Paris. Patrons sipped cockt…

‘Sublime and beautiful” described both the setting and the theme for the Princeton University Art Museum’s annual gala, which this year coincided with the winter exhibition “Pastures Green and Dark Satanic Mills: The British Passion for Landscape.” The exhibit, on view through April 24, feat…

Editor’s Note: For the full photo spread of the December 2 gala, see page 39 of the U.S. 1 December 9 print edition. Photos by Mark Czajkowski. The Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Leadership Awards Gala is as old as the chamber itself, dating back to 1960. But in rec…

Artists and arts lovers were out in style at a most artful setting for the annual “Dining by Design” gala for the Arts Council of Princeton. The venue was Grounds For Sculpture and the program included wearable paper fashion created by students in the ArtsExchange/Homefront program, inspired…

Editor’s Note: See full picture spread on p. 31 of the May 13, 2015, issue of U.S. 1 Newspaper. Morven Museum & Garden in Princeton stepped out in style with its annual Morven in May preview party on Friday, May 1. The $125 a head Max Hansen-catered event was the official opening of a we…

Fine art, fine wine, and fine food took center stage for the Arts Council of Princeton’s Pinot to Picasso ~ Vintage 2015 fundraiser on Saturday, April 18. The event supports the Arts Council’s Anne Reeves Fund, which benefits community arts initiatives and the artist-in-residence program. Th…

Editor’s Note: Full picture spread on page 32 of U.S. 1 Newspaper. It was billed as “A Night in Old Vienna” but it was also an elegant success. The Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s sold-out gala attracted more than 200 gracefully attired guests to the grand mansion at Jasna Polana. The reveler…

Editor’s note: See p. 32 of the April 1, 2015, print issue of U.S. 1 for the full picture spread. March 21 was a big night for two area nonprofits that underwrite performances in very different venues. The American Repertory Ballet marked its 30th year with a gala performance and reception a…

Editor’s Note: To see all 23 party crash pictures, check out pages 22 and 23 on the online PDF version. Better yet grab a print copy. Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler! Yes, the good times did roll for about 200 guests on Saturday, February 28, at Greenacres Country Club in Lawrenceville, with en…

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Eden Autism Services embraced a ruby theme for its annual gala, “A Ruby in Winter — Reflections of a Rich Life.” The luxuries were more than reflections. Guests passed by several exotic cars as they entered the recently renovated Hyatt Regency, and then spen…

McCarter Theater Center’s Saturday, May 17, Gala Benefit brought together more than 500 area supporters to help the two-time Tony Award-winning regional theater company and performing arts venue reach its end-of-year financial goals and ensure the ongoing vitality of this important cultural,…

Marking what orchestra president David Tierno rightfully called one of its most creative years, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra — under the music direction of Rossen Milanov — turned its annual gala at the Bedens Brook Club into a well-deserved jazz celebration. “A Jazz Night Cap” mixed Pri…

Princeton Senior Resource Center Benefit Gala Saturday, November 23 | Stuart Country Day School Photos: Mark Czajkowski Reporting: Cara McCollum Given all the news out of Washington, a little humor goes a long way, especially when it comes direct from D.C., in the form of the Capitol Steps s…

Big Brothers Big Sisters held the kick-off event for its 40th Anniversary Gala on Thursday, June 20, at the Salt Creek Grille. The gala will take place on Friday, October 25, at the Hyatt Regency Princeton. Gala co-chairs Hal English and Scott Kent announced October’s honorees at the event. …

The MIDJersey Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner on Wednesday, April 17, at the Hyatt Regency Princeton. More than 450 attended the event, which celebrated the chamber’s hall of fame honorees and as well as the chamber’s rebranding from the Mercer County Chamber to the MIDJersey Cham…

CASA for Children of Mercer and Burlington Counties held what was obviously a swinging fundraising event on Saturday, March 16, to benefit abused and neglected children in the foster care system in Mercer County. The event, held at Greenacres Country Club in Lawrenceville, featured the 17-pi…

After years on and off the court, Dave Haggerty’s love for tennis grew into more than a passion, but also a career and a new lifestyle. On Saturday, March 2, Haggerty was honored at the New Jersey Tennis and Learning of Trenton’s (NJTLT) 20th anniversary gala for his upcoming presidency of t…

Sunday, January 6 A Benefit for Housing Initiatives of Princeton, At the Edgehill Street Home of William & Joanna Storrar Is that a look of displeasure from our host for the Downton Abbey Season III premier party? Is there a problem with our tie? Or is there a problem in the kitchen and …

As everyone oohed and ahhed over the ornaments, each tree in the Festival of Trees seemed more beautiful than the last. Morven Museum and Garden hosted the Princeton Regional Chamber’s “business after business” party on Thursday, December 6. The 250-year-old building, home to one of the sign…

Ominous weather forecasts notwithstanding, supporters of Boheme Opera NJ turned out in force for a gala fundraiser that kicked off the company’s 24th season. After strolling by the cannon marking the entry to Princeton University’s Cannon Dial Elm eating club, gala celebrants were treated to…

Habitat for Humanity of Trenton celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Nassau Club on Saturday, September 29, by honoring its retiring founder, David H. McAlpin, and staying true to night’s theme of “Continuing the Dream” by inaugurating three McAlpin awards. The recipients were HFH Trenton …

The D&R Greenway had reason to celebrate at its May 18 fundraiser. The Rosedale Road-based open space preservation group has earned accredited status — the highest level of distinction — from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. Acco…

On the same stage where she made her acting debut 40-some years ago as a mouse in “The Nutcracker,” Bebe Neuwirth made another entrance last Saturday, this time taking the stage as the headliner of McCarter’s annual gala. With Scott Cady on grand piano, Neuwirth captured the crowd with her s…

Community colleges are supposed to open doors to higher education for all sorts of people, and the annual student scholarship fundraiser for Mercer County Community College underscored that fact. With the tones of a jazz combo (consisting of Mercer students, naturally) drifting through the W…

It is uncannily refreshing to attend a gala for a nonprofit that reins in the glitz and puts its money where its mouth is, or in the case of Crisis Ministry of Princeton and Trenton, in the mouths of its clients. The organization’s 30th anniversary celebration was a modest affair yet full of…

The timing couldn’t have been better: Kevin Sbraga, the executive chef at Rat’s restaurant at Grounds For Sculpture, won the Bravo Network’s “Top Chef, D.C” a mere 11 days before the Epicurean Palette, GFS’s annual fundraiser. A special reception was held prior to the event on the upstairs l…

When Truman Capote threw a masked ball to celebrate the phenomenal success of “In Cold Blood,” everyone who was anyone vied for an invitation to the lavish event, held on November 28, 1966 at the Plaza Hotel in New York. Capote knew his unique concept — a black and white ball where the world…

Everyone knows if you want to throw an elegant party in town you want to be at Prospect House on campus. In our coverage of last year’s patrons party of Westminster Choir College of the Arts at Rider University — held annually in conjunction with the Evening of Readings & Carols at the P…

At another sold-out Palmer Square Fashion Show emcee Robin Vitale (who is also senior director for advocacy at the American Heart Association) opened the show by encouraging attendees to do as they did at Fashion Night Out, one of the top events at Fashion Week in New York, this year: embrac…

More than 450 guests packed the grand lobby of the ultra-modern Carl Icahn Laboratory on Princeton University’s campus Saturday evening, October 28, for Dining by Design, the annual Arts Council of Princeton fundraiser. Vodka martinis in a decidedly scientific neon green hue were served, app…

Once upon a time, in July, 1948, Sally Pitcher embarked on a trip to Europe on the Marine Flasher, a converted Liberty Ship. At the dock, Pitcher met fellow traveler and recent Princeton graduate, William Sword. They traveled to Paris together, fell in love, became engaged the next year, mar…

Close to 450 intrepid members and friends of the Junior League of Greater Princeton braved a spring downpour to attend the patrons’ preview party of the League’s 14th Designer Showhouse & Gardens on Saturday, April 22, at 50 Hodge Road in Princeton. Leaving hundreds of umbrellas at the f…

As if in homage to “Dr. Zhivago,” the snowfall on Saturday, February 11, set the perfect stage for “From Russia with Love,” this year’s annual black tie benefit of the Princeton University Art Museum, inspired by the museum’s upcoming exhibit, “Mir Iskusstva: Russia’s Age of Elegance.” It wa…