Come out and celebrate Trenton’s creative talent and one of its most resilient commercial strips at the second Passaic Street Classic! From hip hop to classic cars; from jazz to comedy; from live art to a paper boat race, it’s all happening today, Saturday, June 11th, 12-7 p.m. on Passaic Street in Trenton, NJ.
Last held in 2021, this block party is hosted by the Passaic Street Business Association and Isles, with the half-block of Passaic Street closed between Willow and Kafer Streets.
“We’re thrilled to support the Passaic Street Business Association – the Passaic Street Classic is an opportunity to appreciate all of what Trenton has to offer,” explains Chris Shimchick, Senior Project Manager of Community Planning & Development at Isles. “The Passaic Street Classic continues a growing tradition of community events that the business owners have been organizing for years.”
Neighboring barbershop and community hub Razor Sharp, along with Laff Out Loud by Nina and Landy will bring a mix of hip hop, spoken word, and comedy throughout the day. The Candle Light Lounge will feature an outdoor Jazz performance at 3:30 p.m. and provide free Italian ice for kids. Activities for kids will include a bounce house, Isles’ T-Recs mobile recreation truck and The Great Trenton Paper Boat Race on the Delaware & Raritan Canal coordinated by Jon and Iana at 2:30 p.m.
Classic Cars from Capitol City Cruisers will be on display throughout the day. Trenton’s art lovers can enjoy live painting by artist Liz Amaral and the Leslie Floyd exhibition at The Candle Light’s LightBox, a converted shipping container that serves as an art gallery.
● Hardwork Art
● Kayy’s Closet
● Helping Hands ● Trenton Community A-Team ● She Smokes ● Dedicated Vibration
Live performances include:
Music by DJ Prime Minister (Main Stage)
Candle Light Presents Outdoor Jazz – coordinated by Candle Light Lounge (3:30pm |Candle Light Lounge Parking Lot)
Performances coordinated by Laff Out Loud by Nina and Landy throughout the day (Main Stage):
● Deekay – Comedy (host)
● Hekima Amour – Hip hop
● James DeWalt (R&B)
● Jo Rivers (R&B)
● Todd Evans – Spoken Word
● LaMange – Violinist
● Amazing Grace Little (Headline Singer)
Hip hop/R&B artist sets – coordinated by Razor Sharp Barber Shop (4:30pm-6pm | Main Stage)
● Moet Fly
● Mag B
● Curtix Star
● Lucky Ozzy
● The Final Four
● Don Blaq
● Loud Pacc P
● Queen Marley
● Big Ooh
This event is made possible with financial support from New Jersey’s Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit Program and coordinated with the Passaic Street Business Association, Isles, and the City of Trenton.
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