Einstein was born on March 14th - 3.14 - the numeric equivalent of Pi! Every year the town of Princeton celebrates with an irrational number of events! Pie Eating, Pie Judging, Pie Throwing, Pi Recitation and Pizza Pie Judging Contests! Events with prize money are for contestants 12 yrs and younger!
Every year the town of Princeton celebrates with an irrational number of events! Pie Eating, Pie Throwing, Pi Recitation, Pizza Pie and Cupcake Decorating Contests!
Einstein Look A Like Winner receives $314.15!
Pre-Teen Pi Recitation Winner receives $314.15!
Pizza Pie Contest winner receives a free pizza for a three months!
Memorization suggestions from the first champion to break 10,000 digits
For the non- competitive types, there are Surprise Birthday Parties, a Pi-Rade, story time and book signing and professionally guided tour of Einstein’s neighborhood. Adults can enjoy a guided Pub Crawl! Be sure to head to Landau’s at 102 Nassau Street to get commemorative tees!
Princeton is honored to host the world to celebrate our most beloved Princeton genius!
Click here for the expanded schedule with full descriptions and locations for each official event!
Princeton Tour Company & Nassau Inn
Yankee Doodle Tap Room, McCaffrey’s SuperMarket, Princeton Pi, Princeton Black Squirrel Promotions, Palmer Square, Landau’s, Princeton Public Library, Historical Society of Princeton & Paul Robeson Center for the Arts
Pi Recitation & Einstein Look A Like Registration – $3.14 per contestant | Ages 12 and under | Guarantees participation in Pi Recitation & Einstein Look A Like events | Winners of Einstein Look A Like & Pi Recitation contest each receive $314.15
Most events are free to the public. Some non-profits charge nominal fees. See schedule for details.
March 14th, 2020
All Day – March 20th, 2020
Most events are free and located in downtown Princeton. We recommend arriving early to guarantee participation; however, purchase of contestant registration guarantees participation to compete in the Einstein Look A Like and Pi Recitation Contests.
Pi Day Schedule | Saturday 3.14.20
9:00 a.m. Apple Pie Eating Contest – 2nd Floor Dining Area inside McCaffrey’s Supermarket
10:00 a.m. Surprise Birthday Party for Albert Einstein – Princeton Room inside Nassau Inn
10:30 a.m. Einstein in Princeton Guided Walking Tour – 2nd Floor Lobby of Nassau Inn
12:00 p.m. Princeton School Gardens Cooperative Fundraiser – the bent spoon & lillipies
12:30 p.m. Einstein Look-A-Like Contest – Princeton Room inside Nassau Inn
1:00 p.m. Learn to recite Pi from the first person to achieve 10,000 digits! –Princeton Room inside Nassau Inn
1:30 p.m. Pi Recitation Contest – Princeton Room inside Nassau Inn
1 :59 p.m. “Our Magnetic Universe” Presentation by Dr. Susan Clark, Institute for Advanced Study Member
2:45 p.m. Pizza Pi Competition – Princeton Pi
3:14 p.m. Pie Throwing Event – Palmer Square Green
5:00 p.m. Guided Pub Crawl – Yankee Doodle Tap Room inside Nassau Inn
Click here for the expanded descriptions and rules for each event!
Most events are free; however, Einstein Look A Like and Pi Recitation Contestants are encouraged to register in advance to guarantee participation. Payment is a one-time upfront payment with no refunds for cancellations for any reason.
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