From the arts to food to play, Communiversity offering it all

Annual town-gown event on Saturday offers wide range of activities.

   Communiversity 2002 will return to downtown Princeton and the Princeton University campus on Saturday with a wide range of activities between noon and 4 p.m.
   Presented by The Arts Council of Princeton and the students of Princeton University, the event features visual and performing arts, crafters, children’s activities, a wide array of foods and broad representation of the many businesses and organizations that play a prominent role in Princeton life.
   Opening ceremonies are scheduled to include Princeton Borough Mayor Marvin Reed, Princeton Township Mayor Phyllis Marchand, university President Shirley Tilghman and special guest Gov. James E. McGreevey.
   Here is the schedule of performances:
On Nassau Street, Stage 1:
   Opening ceremony, noon; Barbuda, 12:30; diSiac Dance Company, 1:15; The Klez Dispensers, 1:40; Chinese Lion Dance, 2:10; International Parade of Flags, 2:20; BodyHype Dance Co., 2:35, and The Shaxe, 3 p.m.
On Nassau Street, Stage 2:
   Arts Council Fiesta Flamenca, 12:15; Catfish, 12:40; Rita Baidyaroy, dancing the Bharat Natyam, 1:25; Eco del Sur, 1:50; Dance Improv, Live!, 2:35; Fist Full of Funk, 3:15.
On the Witherspoon Street stage:
   Futhermore Susan, noon; Castor Troy, 12:40; mfeeldz, 1:20; Battle of the Bands, 2 p.m.
On the Stanhope Hall stage:
   Raks Odalisque, 12:30; Chinese Dances, Princeton Chinese Language School, 1 p.m.; International Children’s Dances, The Friends School, 1:20; Triangle Club, 1:40; Expressions, 2 p.m.; Flamenco Puro, 2:25; International Service Award, 2:50; Naacho, 3:15, and Grupo Ballet Folklórico de Princeton, 3:30.
On "The Grassy Knoll" in front of Firestone Library, bordering Nassau Street:
   Middle Earth Children’s Theater, 12:30; ATA Blackbelt Academy, 1:30; Middle Earth Children’s Theater, 2 p.m.; Caroline Moseley, 3 p.m., and Middle Earth Children’s Theater, 3:30.
   Parking will be available in lots and garages located on Chambers Street, Hulfish Street (next to Halo Pub) and Spring Street (behind CVS).
   Additional parking can be found on side streets and in Princeton University lots 10 and 10A, located off Washington Road on William Street.
   Bike racks will be available off Nassau Street in a driveway to the south of Firestone Library.
   For more information, call The Arts Council of Princeton at (609) 924-8777 or visit
   In the event of cancellation because of inclement weather, there is no rain date. If in doubt, participants and visitors can listen the morning of the event to radio stations WPST (97.5) and WNJO (94.5), which will carry cancellation information.