Pi Day Princeton

Sat 3/9 | Wed 3/14 | 2019

Pi Recitation & Einstein Look a Like Registration

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, Pizza Pie and Cupcake Decorating 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 Judging, 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 free pizza for a year!
  • Cupcake Contest winner receives free cupcakes for a year!
  • Best Apple Pie professional chef gets bragging rights for a year!
  • Memorization suggestions from the first champion to break 10,000 digits
  • Seth Fletcher, chief features editor at Scientific American, will speak about his new book, Einstein’s Shadow
  • Free Motown Inspired Live Musical Performance!

For the non- competitive types, there are Surprise Birthday Parties and Dinky Rides with Einstein, a Pi-Rade, story time and book signing, 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!

Event Partners

Princeton Tour Company & Nassau Inn

Event Sponsors

Yankee Doodle Tap Room, McCaffrey’s SuperMarket, Princeton Pi, Princeton Black Squirrel Promotions, Palmer Square,  Landau’s, Princeton Public Library,  Historical Society of Princeton, House of Cupcakes & Paul Robeson Center for the Arts



Pi Recitation, Einstein Look A Like, Cupcake Decorating 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.

Available Times

March 9th & 14th, 2019


All Day – March 9th & March 14th, 2019

Check-In Information

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 3.9.19

  •  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 – Conference Room A&B inside Nassau Inn
  • 10:00 a.m.   Einstein in Princeton Guided Walking Tour – 2nd Floor Lobby of Nassau Inn
  • 12:00 p.m.   Einstein Look-A-Like Contest – Conference Room A&B inside Nassau Inn
  • 12:00 p.m.  Dinky Train rides with Einstein – Dinky Train
  •  1:00 p.m.    Learn to recite Pi from the first person to achieve 10,000 digits! -Conference Room A&B inside Nassau Inn
  •  1:30 p.m.    Pi Recitation Contest – Conference Room A&B inside Nassau Inn
  •  1 :59 p.m.   Pizza Pi Competition – Princeton Pi
  •  2:00 p.m.   Book signing and reading of children’s book on Einstein with Wil Mara – 3rd Floor Princeton Public Library
  •  2:30 p.m.   Best Princeton Apple Pie Contest – Nassau Inn
  •  3:14 p.m.   Pie Throwing Event – Palmer Square Green
  •  4:00 p.m.   House of Cupcakes Decorating Competition – House of Cupcakes
  •  5:00 p.m.   Guided Pub Crawl – Yankee Doodle Tap Room inside Nassau Inn

Thursday | 3.14.19

  • 10:00 a.m.   Tour of Landau’s Albert Einstein Museum – 102 Nassau Street
  • 12:00 p.m.   Princeton School Gardens Cooperative Fundraiser – the bent spoon & lillipies
  •   3:14 p.m.    Complimentary Wedding & Vow Renewal Ceremonies – Princeton Pi
  •   4:00p.m.    Interactive STEAM Event – Paul Robeson Center for the Arts
  •   7:00p.m.    Free Motown inspired concert by Einstein Alley Musician Collaborative – Paul Robeson Center for the Arts

Click here for the expanded descriptions and rules for each event!


Cancellation Policy

Most events are free; however VIP guests pay in advance of the event for increased access for participation provided VIP’s arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled event. Payment is a one-time upfront payment with no refunds for cancellations for any reason.

About Us

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