Night Under the Stars

Date(s) - September 25, 2021
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Updike Farmstead
354 Quaker Road

COVID-19 Update (9-14-21): Considering the spread of the Delta variant and the knowledge that Mercer County is still in an area of high transmission, we will require all guests at the Night Under the Stars to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Guests will be asked to show proof of vaccination at the event check-in, either as an original vaccination card or a photo of a card. Any guests who require an exemption for religious or medical reasons should contact the Historical Society of Princeton. All third-party vendors, such as valets, caterers, and bartenders, will be masked at all times during the event.

Please note that special arrangements will be made for ticket holders to access Quaker Road for the event.

ADVANCE TICKET PURCHASED REQUIRED. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Night Under the Stars is an exciting evolution of the Historical Society’s annual Concert Under the Stars, featuring its beloved “boots and blue jeans” flair for an outdoor farm dinner experience with acoustic tunes.

The evening will begin with craft cocktails mixed with Sourland Mountain Spirits. Bill Flemer’s Stony Brook Bluegrass Band will entertain from the farmhouse porch as guests explore the farmstead grounds and enjoy a variety of casual lawn games. Afterwards, guests will settle under strings of vintage lights to dine on a family-style, multi-course, seasonal meal prepared by Harvest Catering and Events. Local craft beers and a selection of wines will be available throughout the evening. After dessert, local musician (and HSP Board President) Paul Pessutti will entertain guests with an array of acoustic favorites for dancing and singing along. All festivities will be outdoors amidst the bucolic beauty of Updike Farmstead, a unique historic setting surrounded by nearly 200 acres of farmland.

All proceeds support HSP’s important history education programs and collections.

Click here to see the full benefits of the below Early Patron ticket packages. The response deadline for Early Patrons to be listed in the event invitation is July 16.

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By purchasing tickets, you affirm that you and all of your guests are over the age of 21. This event serves alcohol under the terms of the State of New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Social Affair Permit No. 89684.

Thank you to our Star Sponsor:


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Bookings are closed for this event.