Pencil These In: October

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2017 Princeton Poetry Festival

October 5–6, 12–6 p.m. and 2–6 p.m.

Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center

Cost: None

The Princeton Poetry Festival features well-known poets from around the world. Activities at the festival will include reading sessions, group discussions, and panels open for audience participation.


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Apple Days Fall Harvest Festivals

September 30–October 29, Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Terhune Orchards

Cost: $8

Celebrate the start of fall with a day full of seasonal activities at Terhune Orchards. Pick your own apples, ride ponies, pedal tractors, visit the corn maze, or paint your own pumpkins! There is farm-fresh food available, including Terhune Orchard’s famous apple cider donuts. The event will also feature live music played by local musicians.  


VOICES (Voices on Important Conversations Engaging Students)

October 21, 3–5 p.m.

Princeton Public Library Conference Room

Cost: None

Discuss important topics such as racial profiling, global warming, and international politics in a moderated setting with teenagers who are passionate about activism.


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Annual Hometown Halloween Parade

October 27, 5 p.m.

Palmer Square

Cost: None

Get in the Halloween spirit with the annual costume parade. The parade will begin at Palmer Square and will end at the Princeton YMCA, where there will be live music, food, and other activities.


24 Hour Psycho

September 29–October 22, 10 a.m.–8:30 p.m.

Hurley Gallery, Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University

Cost: None

24 Hour Psycho, an art installation created by Douglas Gordon, a Scottish artist, depicts Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film, Psycho. The film has been slowed down to two frames per second, allowing for a full viewing of the movie to last 24 hours.

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