Pi Day Princeton 2024!

Pi Day Princeton
Einstein's Birthday Celebration — 3-9-24 & 3-14-24

Einstein was born on March 14th, the numeric equivalent of Pi!

Every year the town of Princeton celebrates with irrationally fun events! Presentations by a recent Nobel Prize winner, Pie Judging Experience, tours and more! For the Einstein Look-a-Like and Pi Recitation contests, youth winners take home $314.15!

“Pi Day Princeton is a real treat for anyone who loves pi, pie and Einstein!” says Mimi Omiecinski, founder and coordinator for the delightful event. When asked how the event was started, Mimi credits the remarkable collaboration between Princeton businesses, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions and residents: “In 2009, various folks and I called in a ton of favors from shop owners, local officials, family and friends and created the first Pi Day Princeton, which attracted nearly 4,000 visitors! Over the years, crowds grew so large we had to move the events to various downtown locations. This year, major events are being held throughout various areas of downtown Princeton and the Princeton Shopping Center, including the very popular Einstein Look-a-Like & Pi Recitation contests and the Pie Judging Experience.

“The residents of Princeton adore this quirky event and hope everyone will come visit our town to celebrate Pi Day Princeton! If you can’t make it in person, we hope you’ll celebrate online with us!”

― Mimi Omiecinski

Mimi is quick to note the magic comes together because of the Event Partners, including: Princeton Tour Company, Princeton Public Library, Bill Agress, LilliPies, McCaffrey’s, Proof Pizzeria, the bent spoon, Princeton Shopping Center, Historical Society of Princeton, Princeton University  & Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber & Princeton Convention Visitors Bureau.

Pi Day Princeton, celebrated in Princeton, New Jersey, was founded in 2009 by Mimi Omiecinski, who owns Princeton Tour Company, a full-service tour company offering Princeton walking tours, bus tours, ghost tours, and team building/private corporate events since 2007. She admits she is “strangely possessed” by All Things Princeton and never tires of celebrating the university’s/town’s unique history, architecture and fascinating residents. She began Princeton Tour Company as a fun way to spend her mornings; with the help of her world-class guides, it has grown and is rated the #1 Princeton Activity by Tripadvisor, AAA Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post and more.

LOCATION: Events located throughout the heart of Princeton and Princeton Shopping Center
DATES: March 9, 2024 and March 14, 2024
COST: Free unless specified
CONTESTANTS: Register online at https://princetontourcompany.com/tours/pi-day/

For more information please contact:
Mimi Omiecinski — (855) 743-1415 or (609) 865-0234 (cell)

2024 Pi Day Celebration Schedule

Saturday – 3.9.24

  • 8:00  a.m.   LiLLiPIES Pie Flight Contest – Princeton Shopping Center (offered through 2:00 p.m.)
  • 9:00 a.m.    Pie Eating Contest – McCaffrey’s at Princeton Shopping Center (up to 40 folks so arrive early!)
  • 11:00 a.m.   Einstein Look-A-Like Contest – Princeton Public Library  – community room
  • 11:00 a.m.   Pi Day & Einstein Birthday Picnic Party with self guided tour map (thru 9:00 p.m.)
  • 12:00 p.m.  Pi Recitation Contest – Princeton Public Library (Pi-Rade immediately follows) – PPL
  • 1:00 p.m.    Princeton School Gardens Cooperative Fundraiser – the bent spoon & LilliPies (all weekend)
  • 1:30 p.m.     Einstein Story Time with the Historical Society of Princeton – Princeton Public Library – story room
  • 2:00 p.m.   Dinky Train Rides with Albert Einstein (meet at Wawa Station – Bill Agress is famous re-enactor)
  • 3:30 p.m.   “That Physics Show” with Dave Maiullo of Rutgers University – Princeton Public Library

Thursday, PI DAY – 3.14.24

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