November 28th - Young Alumni Happy Hour

Young Alumni are invited to our semiannual social at The Cask Republic (179 Crown Street, New Haven; mapon Wednesday from 8-10! We'll have our own little space, PAAEC will be providing light bar snacks, and Cask is giving our group a $1 discount on pints of Elm City Pilsner, so come join us and hang out with fellow tigers in the area!

The taps at The Cask Republic

No need to RSVP – just come on out and celebrate being a Tiger in Eli territory. Hope to see you there!

November 10th - Tiger Tailgate and Football vs Yale

UPDATE: We are in the 2nd row of Lot D! Look for the orange balloons above the 30ft food-filled tent!

This years's helmet design
features an inversion of
the orange and black.
The PAAEC is excited to host its biennial tailgate; a bonfire is on the line as our Tigers (3-1 Ivy) take on the Bulldogs! Before heading to the game, join us for a spectacular brunch that will include salmon & cream cheese bagels, sandwiches (both pre-made subs/grinders and “build-your-own”), hamburgers, hotdogs, chili, cornbread, assorted cheeses, brownies, mimosas*, beer*, wine*, assorted soft drinks, juices, and bottled water.

Please let us know if you're planning to attend (; 917-612-4334) as even rough numbers will help us prepare. Also, please also inform us if you can help (a) prep (b) set up and/or (c) clean up. It's a big event and we appreciate any and all help! 

Date:Saturday, November 10
Party Time:10:30am - 11:55am
Location:Parking Lot D (see below)
Attire:Lots of orange!
Party Cost:$20 for adults; $10 for students*; children eat free
Parking Cost:$5 per vehicle (collected by Yale. Student shuttles available from campus; see below.)
Game Cost:$8-$20; free for Yale graduate students (see below)
RSVP:Gilles Carter '80 (gillescarter@yahoo.com917-612-4334)

*In accordance with Yale Athletic Office & CT State Law, young attendees will be carded and PAAEC wristbands will be issued to those 21 and over. Underage drinking will not be permitted under any circumstances, including "parental permission."

Please note that we hope to tailgate in close proximity with the famous Class of 1956, but their food and beverages ARE NOT part of the PAAEC tailgate. ("Hands off!")

Continue reading for information on tickets, parking, and directions!

October 14th - Apple Picking (and Other Fall Fun)!

Diagram of the corn maze at Lyman Orchards
Meet tigers and their families from both the PAAEC and PACC at this joint event to celebrate fall! Pick your own apples from their orchards, get a pumpkin for Halloween from their patch, navigate your way through the corn maze, and get some treats (fudge, pies, maple sugar) to take home from their Apple Barrel farm store!

We will be meeting at the apple-picking stand at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, CT at 1:30 pm. (Map below.)

In case of questions, feel free to contact Hope Connolly (PACC) at 609-933-9150 or Daniel Gadala-Maria (PAAEC) at 803-446-5467. $1 discounts on corn maze tickets are available by pre-purchasing on their website

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October 10th - Fall Tiger Party

We invite all area alumni, parents and friends to help us welcome new Tigers at our Fall Tiger Party (featuring wine, beer, and heavy appetizers)! Meredith Gavrin '91 will give us a brief talk on the outstanding, highly successful program she heads at New Haven Academy.

Meredith Gavrin speaking in April 2011 at the Facing History
and Ourselves Small Schools Network retreat in Washington, D.C.

September 30th - Wine Making Party

Peter Beardsley *71 is planning a festive occasion featuring a lamb roast, and he will apply his PU Ph.D. in Chemistry to a joyful wine-making adventure for us! We'll also start this year's (his 28th) wine making (crushing the grapes), and will help bottle last year's. Great fun, but wear suitable clothes because there are often a few splashes!

Photos from last year's wine-making event! (Click to start the slideshow!)

Although there will be plenty to eat and drink, any appetizers and/or desserts would be appreciated! Transportation will be available to Yale students (and others) via other alumni; please contact Barry Nann at, who will be arranging rides to this event.

Date:Sunday, September 30th
Place:288 Mile Creek Road, Old Lyme (map and directions below)
RSVP:Barry Nann '57 (

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  1. Take I-95 to Exit 71 (Four Mile River Road, OId Lyme).
  2. Turn LEFT at end of ramp onto Four Mile River Rd., regardless of which direction you were traveling on I-95.
  3. About 3/4 mile from the exit ramp you will arrive at a "T" intersection ( 3 way stop signs) with CT 156. Turn RIGHT onto 156.
  4. In about a mile, you will see the Bayberry Inn Motel on your right and Clark Veterinary Hospital on your left. Perhaps 100 yards further along, Mile Creek Road branches of to the right, as 156 curves off to the left. Keep right here. You will pass a very small white country church, Union Chapel, on your right.
  5. About 1/2 mile from the turn you will go over a little bridge, so small you may not notice it. Just ahead a road marked Chestnut Hill with a large sign leads off to the right up the hill. Pass this by, but start slowing down, you are almost there.
  6. In another 100 yards, you will see a pair of black mailboxes with driveways on either side. Our is the closer one, unpaved (The Road Less Traveled). We'll try to have some orange and black ‘Princeton’ balloons.
Note: Peter can be reached at 203-314-1505 in case you're completely lost!

October 28th - Community Service: TFA in Connecticut

The three Connecticut Princeton Alumni Associations (Fairfield County, Central Connecticut , and Eastern Connectiucut) invite you to learn more about Teach for America in Connecticut and we hope you will join us on October 28 to support the 208 Teach for America professionals who provide their impressive expertise to over 80 inner city schools in Connecticut. Meet many of the 2000+ Princeton Tigers in Connecticut, as well as their parents, friends and Teach for America teachers!

August 25th - Shakespeare in the Park

James Andreassi and Marianna Bassham in Macbeth (from
We hope you can take advantage of this opportunity to see a well-directed play (Macbeth) in a beautiful setting (New Haven's Edgerton Park) and socialize with fellow Tigers. Also, the Carters have offered to serve beer and wine at their home at 100 Edgehill Road in New Haven to give everyone a chance to get together, then we'll walk over to the park (a block away).

August 12th - Tiger Summer Party!

A view from the Conovers'.
You are all cordially invited to a late summer outing in at the Conovers' home in Guilford to meet and mingle with Princetonians of all ages, including some of our area's incoming students- let's give them a warm welcome and send off to the best old place of all. There will be good food, good drink, and maybe some lawn games. There is also a very nice Audubon nature walk on the property, with 14 interpretive signs (about 3/4 mile in length).

May 17th - Dinner and a Concert

Back by popular demand, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra will host Princeton folks and their guests Thursday at their closing concert at Woolsey Hall, featuring Elgar's Enigma Variations and the Haydn trumpet concerto (program here).

A pre-concert dinner will be at Heirloom, (5:30pm) at the Study Hotel on Chapel Street (map below). Total cost per person for dinner (including tax and tips) plus orchestra seat is $50. Cash bars at the restaurant and at the concert are extra.

Please contact Elaine Carrol, NHSO Executive Director (865-0831, Ext. 12.), for details, questions, and to purchase tickets. Checks may be brought to the Heirloom Restaurant. Reserve your ticket by noon, Wednesday, May 16.

A special thanks to Burton Alter ’62, President of the NHSO Board for making this special Tiger event possible.

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April 14th - Garden Party & Annual Meeting

Please join us for the 4th annual PAAEC Garden Party; come mingle with Tigers in the region, friends of Tigers, and new CT admits to the Class of 2016!  This is a family-friendly event and kids are most welcome.   Beer, wine, Champagne and heavy appetizers will be served.

Princeton Psychology Professor Danny Oppenheimer, will give a brief, entertaining talk on “Democrazy: The Paradox of Democratic Success” (see detailed description below) at the start of the party. The annual PAAEC board meeting will be held during the party as well, during which our Executive Committee will be elected. Any Tigers who wish to be considered for nomination to the PAAEC Executive Committee (more info. here) should contact Daniel (

Time: 4:30 - 7:30 pm
Date: Saturday, April 14
Place: 100 Edgehill Road, New Haven (map below)
Cost: Free!

Please reply to Gilles Carter '80 (; 917-612-4334) if you are able to attend. (Head counts are very helpful!!)

Talk Description
Psychologists and political scientists have found that most voters are uninformed, inconsistent, and easily swayed by irrelevant considerations. Moreover, politicians can use ballot design, media control, and gerrymandering to distort the will of even the most knowledgeable voters. In short, politicians win elections because of things like their height, their facial features, their famous last names, and their position on the ballot, none of which make them qualified leaders. It would be all too easy to conclude that democracy is inherently broken - except that citizens of democracies are healthier, happier, and freer than citizens of other countries. In this talk Professor Oppenheimer will explain why a system that shouldn't work at all in fact works so well. How a system comprised of irrational voters, choosing leaders in poorly designed and biased elections, can still lead to such consistently good outcomes.

100 Edgehill is on the corner of Ogden and Edgehill; interactive map below. Street parking is readily available. Look for the orange balloons!

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Princetonians now at Yale: The Yale Shuttle (blue line) picks up/drops off at East Rock Road and Edgehill (only a block away), and you can always arrange for a security car to take you door to door (203-432-6330).

March 17th - Women's Basketball NCAA Tournament

The Princeton Alumni Association of Fairfield County (PAAFC) invites us all to come support the Tigers as our  Women's Basketball team (9th seed) competesvs Kansas State (8th seed) in Round 1 of the NCAA Division I Championships! Saturday's winner will advance to face the winner of the Connecticut (1st seed) vs Prairie View (16th seed) on Monday, March 19th. (Bracket.)

Game starts at 11:20am in Bridgeport, CT.
Click here to purchase tickets, and visit for updates!

Alternatively, follow from home! The game will be broadcasted on an ESPN affiliate channel (ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPN3).

February 15th - Young Alumni Happy Hour

Kelly's Bar
The fall young alumni happy hour was such as success, we're doing it again!

We'll have a private room and drink specials at Kelly's, with free appetizers (while supplies last) courtesy of the Princeton Alumni Association of Eastern Connecticut. The event is free, though as always, we encourage you to consider paying $10 young alumni dues to the PAAEC (either via cash or check at the event or online). RSVPs are not required; just come and plan to bring your Princetonian friends!

Date:Wednesday, February 15th
Place:Kelly's Restaurant & Bar (196 Crown Street; map below)
Cost:Free! Just bring some cash for drinks.

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