Mimi Omiecinski, owner of Princeton Tour Company moved to Princeton in 2006 and became strangely possessed by All-Things-Princeton. She is married to Steve (better known as Steve O) and they have a son named Stosh.
Einstein and Pi Day? Albert Einstein was born on March 14th, or 3.14, the numeric equivalent of Pi. He was a resident of Princeton, which Mimi proudly boasts is home to more Nobel Prize Winners than any two square miles on earth. This shocking coincidence sparked a genius moment!
In 2009, Mimi approached the Princeton Public Library and they agreed to host the first incredible celebration. Mimi and the librarians called in a ton of favors from shop owners, local officials, family and friends and created the first Pi Day Princeton. Eventually the crowds grew so large we asked if we could move the major contests to the Prince William Ballroom of the historic Nassau Inn! They said yes and we are so grateful!
The celebration is meant to honor Pi, mathematics, science, famous Princeton geniuses, local merchants and, of course, Einstein’s big day. Enjoy the activities and see how Princeton residents, non-profit organizations, academic institutions and business communities work together brilliantly to celebrate our one of a kind Ivy League town!
The town of Princeton went nuts for this quirky event and hopes the Universe will come visit our town to celebrate Pi Day Princeton! (If you can’t make it in person, we hope you’ll celebrate online with us!)