Tailgate photos!

A very big "thank you" to all who came out to support the football team on a very cold day! Despite our loss on the field, we were at least able to enjoy a good game and the company of fellow tigers. Below are photos from the tailgate; email princetonaaec@gmail.com if you'd like to contribute your own!

November 15th - Tailgate and Football vs Yale

We're right next to the armory (south side of lot D)...look for orange balloons!

The PAAEC is excited to host its biennial tailgate as our Tigers take on the Bulldogs! Before heading to the game, join us for a spectacular brunch!

Co-captain Mike Zeuli racked up 72 tackles as a junior last year.
[Photo by Beverly Schaefer via goprincetontigers.com]

Please let us know if you're planning to attend (gillescarter@yahoo.com; 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 15
Tailgate Time:10:30am - 12:30pm
Tailgate Rates:

Dues-paying PAAEC members get a $10 discount (pay dues here)!
Save time on game day by purchasing your tailgate wristband online!
(Day-of sales will be cash only.)
Young Alumni ('04 and younger)
Current undergrads
Location:Parking Lot D (map here, or see below)
Parking:$5/vehicle (collected by Yale. Student shuttles available from campus.)
Kickoff Time:12:30pm
Game Tickets:$8-$25; free for Yale graduate students (see below)

Underage drinking will not be permitted under any circumstances, including "parental permission." PAAEC will issue different wristbands to those 21 and over. In accordance with Yale Athletic Office and CT State Law, young attendees will be asked to show ID.

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!")

The tailgate from the last time Princeton played Yale was very popular!

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

September 21st - Glass House Tour and Reception


Save the Date! And, register early to join the Fairfield County Alumni Association for a private guided visit to the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan. The tour will explore the sublime, bucolic campus of the Johnson estate and include, of course the Glass House, the Painting Gallery, the Sculpture Gallery and “da Monsta”, Johnson’s final work on the estate. In addition, experience the currently installed, site specific artwork, “the Veil” by Fujiko Nakaya.

For more information on the Glass House go to http://theglasshouse.org/

Following the visit, PAAFC will host a short reception with refreshments at the Gores Pavilion in the nearby Irwin Park . Landis Gores, a Princeton graduate,went on to become one of the “Harvard Five” and following early collaboration with Philip Johnson, established his practice in New Canaan.

Glass House and Gores Pavilion $50
Glass House - tour only $38.50
Space is limited for this tour. RSVP to Mark at mjmarkiewicz@gmail.com
Payment will reserve your spot.

September 7th - 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).

August 22nd - Shakespeare in the Park (Pericles)

Join us on Friday the 22nd as the Elm Shakespeare Company performs Pericles in Edgerton Park (map)!

The performance begins at 8pm, and the Carters have offered to serve beer, wine, and appetizers at their home nearby (100 Edgehill Road; map) starting at 6pm in order to give everyone a chance to get together before the performance. We will be joined for a short meet and greet and quick talk by Elm Shakespeare founder and Artistic Director James Andreassi and Managing Director Daniel Fitzmaurice at 6:20pm. (Click here to read their bios.)

We'll walk over at 7:30pm, but good seating is limited, so RSVP to Gilles Carter (917-612-4334 or gillescarter@yahoo.com) if you're coming and would like us to hold a space for you!

Consider bringing an appetizer to share at the pre-party, as well as a lawn chair, jacket, snacks, and drinks for the performance. Elm Shakespeare Company performances are free with a suggested (but completely voluntary) donation of $20 Adults, $10 Students, and $5 Children. Rain date: Friday, August 27.

May 7th - Young Alumni Happy Hour at Firehouse 12 and Thali

Firehouse 12, via nhpt.org
Join the area's young tigers this Wednesday in our final happy hour before Reunions! For this last one, we'll be meeting at Firehouse 12 (map) at 5pm for cocktails, before moving to Thali (map) at 6:30pm for dinner. No need to RSVP for cocktails (just look for orange when you arrive), but please email Daniel '09 S09 (dgadala@gmail.com) if you're interested in joining for dinner!

This is a pay-as-you-go event. As always, paying of dues is not required to attend our events, but is highly appreciated. Please consider doing that now, before you forget. (Information here.)

April 27th - Sculpture Tour at the Stony Creek Quarry

Join us in learning about the unique collaborative work process between sculptor Darrell Petit and the men and women of the historic Stony Creek Quarry in Stony Creek, Connecticut. Stony Creek granite has been used for the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, Boston's South Station, the West Point Battle Monument, the Yale University Peabody Museum's Torosaurus Project, as well as many other projects in the US and around the world. There will be two parts; you are welcome to attend either or both!

April 24th - Spring Fling!

Image by Flickr user tambako
Join us for our annual Spring Fling! As in years past, new Princeton admits (Class of '18) and their parents are invited to this event. Kids and friends of Tigers are also welcome! Come rub shoulders with other Tigers, and learn about our many PAAEC events and activities. Wine, beer, Mimosas, and heavy appetizers will be served.

There is no charge for attendees, but payment of dues (link) and other contributions are always appreciated. Dues-paying members will be invited to vote during this event for the next iteration of the PAAEC Executive Committee, following our (brief) annual constituent-wide meeting. 

** More information (including speaker) to be added soon. For now, be sure to mark your calendar! **

Place: 100 Edgehill Road, New Haven, CT 06511 (map)
Time: Thursday April 24th. 5:30-7:30pm

April 22nd - Young Alumni Happy Hour

Image via caskrepublic.com
Join all our Young Alumni at a happy hour on Tuesday, April 22nd! PAAEC will be providing snacks at Cask Republic (map) from 7-9pm. Just bring some cash for beer!

As always, there is no charge for this event. However, payment of our (non-mandatory) dues really helps support various club-sponsored events throughout the year. To make your annual contribution online (a mere $10 for young alumni), use this link. Please consider contributing!

April 17th - Princeton Prize Award Dinner

Please join us for the 2014 The Princeton Prize in Race Relations Connecticut Recognition Dinner and Awards Ceremony as we honor exemplary high school students whose efforts have had a significant, positive effect on race relations in their schools and communities. The event will take place from 6:00-8:30pm at The Graduate Club (155 Elm Street, New Haven; map here. Parking is available in Yale Lot #51; map here). There is no cost to attend this event*, but RSVP to schwab@alumni.princeton.edu by April 9th if you can make it!

This year's Prize winners are are Adam Petno (Greens Farms Academy) and Ryan Shepard (Choate Rosemary Hall), with a Certificate of Accomplishment being given to Colette Kroop (Hamden High School). The event will also feature guest speaker Cheryl Greenberg '80, Professor of History at Trinity College.

*Dinner costs are covered by your local Princeton Prize committee; donations are appreciated, but not expected. (Prize money is provided by Princeton University.)

April 9th and 26th - Coffee and Opera

Meet us at Common Grounds (map) and/or at the Regal Cinema (map) (both in Branford) for coffee and chat before the opera broadcasts!
  1. On 4/9 we'll meet for coffee at 5:30 preceding the 6:30pm broadcast of La Boheme.
  2. On 4/26 we'll meet at noon before the 12:55pm broadcast of Cosi Fan Tutte.

Contact Barry Nann at barrynann@comcast.net to let us know to look for you!

April 6th - Schartz '55 Seminar

Fellow alum Marc Schartz '55 conducts monthly public seminars on topics of current interest at Blackstone Library in Branford (map). At 4pm on 4/6, he will engage us in a mock trial of Edward Snowden! (info here). Please contact Barry Nann at barrynann@comcast.net if you are interested in attending.

March 21st & 22nd - Men's Lacrosse Dinner, Tailgate, and Game

A smattering of events are on the horizon as we prepare for our Tigers to take on the Bulldogs this weekend!

Image via goprincetontigers.com
6:30pm March 21st at 100 EDGEHILL Rd. (map)
All Tigers and friends of Tigers- please come join us for a dinner with the Men's Lacrosse Parents 6:30pm, Friday March 21st at 100 Edgehill Road, New Haven, CT 06511. Self-serve, Delmonico steaks, beef lasagna, vegetarian dishes, and pescatarian options (salmon and shrimp scampi) will be available. Wine and beer. Kids are welcome!

**There is no charge for this event but seating is limited. Please contact Gilles Carter with an email to gillescarter@yahoo.com or call (917)-612-4334

11:00am March 22nd at Lot H (map detail)
Join us for a pre-game men's lacrosse tailgate, Saturday morning, March 22nd, 11am and following the game at lot H, a short walk (200yds) from Reese Stadium. Lot H is located at the north end of the Yale Bowl, just off Chapel Street. A 20 x 20 tent will be set up and Mimosas and other treats will be available. There is no charge for this event.

March 22nd 12:00pm at Reese Stadium (map)
Both Princeton and Yale have teams that are ranked nationally in the top 20. Yale won the Ivy championship last year and hopes to do so again. Princeton starts out the Ivy season 1-0 having defeated Penn in a close contest last Saturday while Cornell narrowly defeated Yale who is now 0-1. Every game is crucial in the Ivies and for an NCAA bid. Yale charges $8 CASH ONLY for general admission.

March 4th - Happy Hour at 116 Crown

Join us Tuesday, March 4th at 7:30pm as our happy hour series continues at 116 Crown! (See map here; please note that this is a different location than initially planned.) ALL members of the alumni community are welcome, so be sure to stop by to meet some fellow tigers over a cocktail!

Image via www.yelp.com

PAAEC will provide some appetizers for this event, deferred by annual dues paid by those in our region. Paying of dues (info here) is not required to attend any PAAEC event, but dues are highly appreciated. Please consider taking the next two minutes to do that. See below for the list of other upcoming happy hours:

Thurs, April 10th at Cask Republic [RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 22ND]
Young Alum Happy Hour (ft. PAAEC-provided appetizers)

Wed, May 7th at Firehouse 12 & Thali
Young Alum Happy Hour and Dinner

February 15th - Men's Hockey vs Yale

Image via goprincetontigers.com
The Princeton men's hockey team is coming to New Haven to play the defending 2013 National Champion Yale team on Saturday, February 15 at 7:00pm. This year, the Princeton Alumni Association of Eastern CT will be hosting a pre-game dinner/party at the home of Gilles Carter '80. Details for these two exciting events below!

February 5th - Young Alumni Happy Hour (plus many other Happy Hours!)

Our semesterly happy hours have been getting a good response, but no time works well for everyone who would like to go, so our solutions is...more of them! Here's the first:

Join us at 6:30 at Prime 16 in New Haven (map) for drinks on Wednesday, February 5th. We also have an 8:00pm reservation for dinner; email Matthew '09 to reserve a spot: mhalgren@gmail.com. You can also find this event on Facebook!

Of course, we will still have our semesterly PAAEC Young Alumni Happy Hour (April 10th this year) but have now added an All-Alumni Happy Hour (March 4th this year) as well as two events simply for those Princetonians who enjoy the company of their fellow tigers. Schedule (with tentative locations) below:

UPDATE: The All-Alum gathering on March 4th will be at 116 Crown instead of Heirloom.

Wed, Feb 5th at Prime 16
Young Alum Happy Hour (6:30pm) & Dinner (8:00pm RSVP mhalgren@gmail.com)

Tues, March 4th at 116 Crown
All-Alum Happy Hour (7:30pm, ft. PAAEC-provided appetizers)

Thurs, April 10th at Cask Republic [RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 22ND]
Young Alum Happy Hour (ft. PAAEC-provided appetizers)

Wed, May 7th at Firehouse 12 & Thali
Young Alum Happy Hour and Dinner

New Facebook Page!

We're pleased to announce that we now have a Facebook page for our group! We'll be using it as an additional way of publicizing our events as well as a place to post photos from past events. So what are you waiting for? "Like" us to stay in touch!

January 17th - A Beautiful Mind

We're also excited about a new initiative to have a smattering of small young alumni (YA) events throughout the year. For now, come watch A Beautiful Mind, hosted by Jakub *13 at 7pm this Friday (the 17th) on the 6th floor of 360 State St (map). Drop Jakub a line via email (jakub.szefer@gmail.com) to let him know if you can come! We'll be publishing a full list of YA events in the near future.

We need your help with interviews!

Every year the Alumni Schools Committee (ASC) accomplishes the incredible feat of offering every Princeton applicant a chance to interview with an alumnus. However, this cannot happen without your help, and this year we are especially short-staffed to interview the number of applicants from our region; if you can even spare time to interview ONE applicant, it would be a huge help. Karen Packtor '90, the chair for the Eastern Connecticut ASC is recruiting volunteers; email her right away at kpacktor@casciac.org!

As we've said before, the work of the ASC does make a difference. A local newspaper in one of our southern US regions reported last year that a high school student who had been accepted at virtually all of the most selective schools in the country chose Princeton and his decision was based on the positive impression of Princeton that was forged through his contacts with local alumni in his interview and at the ASC post-admit reception he attended. So what are you waiting for? Email Karen!