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Downtown Derby: Race for a Cause

May 5 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

downtown derby: race for a cause

You are cordially invited to Palmer Square’s Downtown Derby: Race for a Cause

When: Sunday, May 5th, 3 o’clock in the afternoon

Where: The Green – 1 Palmer Square, Princeton NJ

Join us as we gallop into our month-long celebration of giving with a Derby-themed soiree! Break out your finest wide-brimmed sunhats, fascinators, bowties, and seersucker suits, and let the outlandish fun begin! Throughout the festivities, representatives from the YWCA Princeton, HomeFront, Womanspace, and Community Options will be present to collect your generous donations and raise awareness about their causes.

Hold on to your stirrups, the fun doesn’t stop there! Prepare for “the most exciting two minutes in sports” with a charity horse race!!! Place your donations, rally behind your favorite cause, and watch in anticipation as each organization’s decorated wooden horse takes off from the starting gate. With lively commentary from our track announcer, you won’t want to miss a single moment of the action. In this exhilarating race, everyone will come up roses!

Saddle up for…

  • Live music – Owls & Lions Duo, KickStart Band
  • Derby-inspired cuisine and libations
  • Charity horse race with a live track announcer!
  • Dress For Success – bring your gently used handbags, jewelry & accessories to donate
  • EASEL, Animal Rescue League – meet a new furry friend and apply to adopt
  • Complimentary parking – bring a new box of diapers (any size) to drop-off at HomeFront’s table and receive your garage parking validation (one per person)
  • Giveaways
  • More exciting info to come!

Aimed at fostering community engagement, and supporting local non-profits, this event features charitable organizations that are crucial in driving positive change in the Princeton area and beyond. Mark your calendars and take part in something special on May 5th.

*Dress To Impress Tips: Wedges! A chunky block heel or wedge sandal are both grass and feet friendly!!