Robeson House Benefit Concert

Sunday, October 15, 3:00 p.m., Sanctuary
Reception following, Assembly Room

Join us for a musical afternoon celebrating the Paul Robeson Songbook and raising critical funds for the Paul Robeson House of Princeton. The Westminster Jubilee Singers, Kevin Maynor, Bass Baritone, the Verse Speaking Choir of Witherspoon Presbyterian, and remarks from Paul Robeson’s granddaughter, Susan Robeson, will round out the event. A reception to meet the artists will follow the performances. Let’s unite to make Paul Robeson a household name!

Tickets: The Paul Robeson House of Princeton (link)

Download flyer: Paul Robeson 125th Anniversary Concert (PDF)

Robeson Birthday Celebration (April 4-9)

Join us as we celebrate Paul Robeson Day in Princeton

After a year of confinement and cancellations because of the COVID 19 pandemic, the Paul Robeson House of Princeton will sponsor a series of activities to commemorate the 123 anniversary of Paul Robeson’s birth in Princeton. A combination of virtual and live events is scheduled for the week of April 4-9, including:

  • a “Football Toss and Hunt” in Palmer Square on Sunday, April 4, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • the Princeton Public Library will host a Robeson themed virtual “Storytime” on Tuesday, April 6
  • a short video featuring Robeson House Board members and friends will premiere on the Paul Robeson House of Princeton YouTube channel on Thursday, April 8.

The highlight of this year’s celebration will be the memorial wreath laying ceremony at the Robeson Bust in front of the Arts Council of Princeton on Friday, April 9, at 12:00 noon. Mayor Mark Freda will present a Proclamation designating April 9 as Paul Robeson Day in Princeton. The celebration will end with a tour of Robeson sites in the Witherspoon Jackson Neighborhood led by our historian Shirley Satterfield. We will wear masks and observe social distancing for all in-person events.

For more details visit the website: Paul Robeson House of Princeton.