Princeton Alumni Association of Essex and Hudson Counties


The Princeton Alumni Association of Essex and Hudson counties (PAAEHs, pronounced “paws”) covers both of these north-central counties in the Garden State, including Jersey City, Hoboken and Newark, as well as the suburban areas directly to the west. There are roughly 1,000 Princeton alumni in the area, making ours one of the larger alumni associations in the country. PAAEHs sponsors events throughout the year, including receptions for newly-admitted Princeton students, an annual holiday party and trips to Princeton-affiliated events. Many of our members are also active in the Princeton Prize in Race Relations, the Alumni Schools Committee (which conducts applicant interviews) and the Princeton Women's Network.

Upcoming Events

All area Princeton alumni – are welcome at PAAEHs events. Unless otherwise noted, there is no charge to attend, but we encourage you to RSVP via the Eventbrite links so we can track guest lists and send out a reminder right before the event. In addition, we try to highlight local events sponsored by the University and other alumni groups in the area. If are interested in planning or promoting events through PAAEHs, please get in touch.

Past Events
Informal Cocktails in Montclair (Novvember 9, 2017, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., De Novo European Pub, Montclair)

Twenty five Essex and Hudson County Tigers shared a wonderful evening at De Novo European Pub in Montclair.

WomenRising Service Project (September 17, 2017, Jersey City)

Twenty eight members of the Princeton Women’s Network and area alumni associations including PAAEHs participated in a community service interior painting project on Sunday, September 17. The project was in support of WomenRising, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of women and children at risk and in need.

Informal Cocktails in Montclair (July 27, 2017, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., The Crosby, 191 Glenridge Ave, Montclair (Map))

Essex County Tigers had a great time at the Crosby in Montclair as the inaugural local event.

Informal Cocktails in Jersey City (July 27, 2017, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Taphaus, 2 2nd St)

Hudson County Tigers enjoyed some waterfront views at the first in a series of coctail events in the Jersey City, Newark and Hoboken area.

Princeton Prize in Race Relations - Northern New Jersey Ceremony (April 25, 2017, Newark)

Each year, the Princeton Prize in Race Relations is awarded to students across the country. The goal of the prize is “to promote harmony, understanding, and respect among people of different races by identifying and recognizing high school age students whose efforts have had a significant, positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities.” Congratulations to Yu Jin Emily Choi, the prize winner for Northern New Jersey and to certificate winners Adina Aamir, Isaiah Moore, Lena Anglin, Ajibabi Oloko, Talia Evans Farkas, Whitney Porter, Aneela Kanhai, Lily Roberts, Naomi Merlain, Nicole Williams and Yves-Myriam Millien.

Princeton Reception for Newly Admitted Students (April 9, 2017, Montclair)

This year Princeton offered admission to 6.1 percent of applicants to its Class of 2021. PAAEHs held a reception to congratulate new admits in our region and to help them gain a better sense of what life is like as a Princeton undergrad.

Get Involved

Please get in touch if you are interested in planning or hosting an event or otherwise getting involved in PAAEHs. Although many of our events are open to all local alumni, we do encourage you to become a dues-paying member of PAAEHs. We are a member-funded organization, and your generosity allows us to hold more frequent and more ambitious events. In addition, we do offer certain special events and discounts on admission to those alumni who are kind enough to support our efforts.

$35.00 – Recent Graduates (Class of 2012 Onward)

$50.00 – All Other Alumni

$100.00 – Sustaining Members

$250.00 – Patrons