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PiTP 2003 Social Activities


Sunday, June 29 - Arrival and refreshments, 12- 5:30 p.m.

Monday, June 30 – Supermarket shopping trip

Tuesday, July 1 - Welcome dinner

Wednesday, July 2 - Pool Party at Nassau Swim Club

Thursday, July 3 – Bird watching in the Institute Woods, 7:00 a.m.  Please bring your binoculars, if you own them.

Friday, July 4 - Morning workshop at the Hayden Planetarium New York City; afternoon free  

Saturday and Sunday - See weekend activities below

Monday, July 7 - Supermarket shopping trip

Tuesday, July 8 - Poster Session and dinner

Tuesday, July 8 - Institute t-shirt sale (lunchtime)

Wednesday, July 9 - Pool party rain date

Thursday, July 10 -  Day-long workshop at Princeton University Physics Department  

Friday, July 11 - Farwell Lunch in Dining Hall

Friday, July 11 - Free Swim, Nassau Swim Club, 7-8 pm

Saturday, July 12 – Departure   

Lunch with the Lecturers

Students will be divided into small groups to have lunch with the lecturers once during the program.


Weekend Activities in Princeton

Downtown Princeton, centered around Nassau Street and Palmer Square, has many interesting buildings, shops and coffee places. Bainbridge House is a building from before the Revolutionary War located at 158 Nassau Street, adjacent to the Garden Theater. It is now a small museum, run by the Princeton Historical Society. Tours of historical Princeton depart from Bainbridge House at 2:00 PM on Sunday. The tours last two hours, but you are free to leave anytime you please.

Princeton University campus, between Nassau Street and Washington Street, has many interesting buildings, such as the historical Nassau Hall (where the U.S. Congress met at one point during the Revolutionary War).

Princeton University Museum contains great paintings (including a Monet), collections and exhibits. It
is open on Saturday 10AM-5PM, and on Sunday 1-5PM.

The Guyot Hall Natural History Museum contains dinosaur nests and many fossils. While on campus, look for black squirrels ( a Princeton specialty), and sculptures of famous artists (including Henry Moore’s).

The Mercer Street area is interesting, too. Einstein House is located at 112 Mercer Street. (Please note, this is private residence)  Woodrow Wilson House (where he lived as President of Princeton University) is at 82 Library Place, between Stockton Street and Hodge Road, in the elegant western section of Princeton.

Princeton Battlefield, site of the first U.S. victory during the Revolution, is located at 500 Mercer

The Clark House Museum, the house where General Mercer died, is open for tours on Saturday (10AM-12 Noon, 1-4 PM) and Sunday (1PM-4 PM).

Off Mercer Street, at the end of Springdale or Olden Lane, one can access the woods of the Institute for Advanced Study. There are many walking paths, some leading to the canal, some to the battlefield, some to a bird sanctuary. Excellent bird watching is possible.

Terhune Orchards, on Cold Soil Road off 206 South in Lawrenceville, is an excellent place for
children. They can pick berries and apples, and see many farm animals. Not too far away, on the
same road, there is a nature preserve, Pole Farm, which is ideal for walks with children, as some of
the paths are paved. It also offers great bird watching.