On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, Princeton Community Housing, the largest provider of affordable housing in Princeton, launched a celebration of its 50th anniversary during a party with residents, staff, and Trustees at its initial affordable housing development--Princeton Community Village, home to 238 households. This “birthday party” was the first in a series of events to celebrate five remarkable decades of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization’s work, leading up to a Gala on October 26th at The Boathouse at Mercer Lake, featuring acclaimed musicians Buddy Miller & Friends.

Beautiful art and writing, submitted by Princeton Community Village residents in response to the theme “What does HOME mean to you?” adorned the Ted M. Vial Clubhouse. The party-goers viewed the submitted works while mingling with friends, neighbors, guests, and co-workers.

Some of the art was created by PCV youth at PCV’s Marcy T. Crimmins Center during the YMCA’s Princeton Young Achievers program, in coordination with Susan Hoenig of the Arts Council of Princeton. Thanks so much to the YMCA and the Arts Council of Princeton, including Ms. Hoenig, for encouraging these young artists!  

We greatly appreciate the efforts of all the residents who participated! 

Image Arts mounted the works as part of a generous donation and Art Sparks, LLC kindly provided the easels for display. Later in the evening, Maria LoBiondo’s captivating, interactive storytelling, made possible through a wonderful contribution from Storytelling Arts, Inc., engaged the entire audience of all ages.  

The night ended with participants singing “Happy Birthday” and sharing delicious cake and cupcakes, all donated by McCaffrey’s Food Markets.  

Many thanks for all of these generous in-kind contributions!

Please see the Program Brochure below and in the "photo array" for more details about the evening, including Maria LoBiondo's bio.  Please check back for more photos, as further photo releases are signed!  Thanks!