First Fridays are Back in Downtown Trenton!
Nothing is better than a Friday night: work is done, school is out, and the fun can begin! So if you’re looking for a way to kick off your weekend this upcoming summer, Trenton’s First Fridays are back with an action-packed way to start your weekend.
First Fridays have been a hit in the Trenton community for seven years. What started as a way of engaging employees and invigorating Downtown during after-work hours has quickly flourished into an all-encompassing community celebration. These events will occur on the first Friday of each month, from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm on Warren St. and Front St. First Fridays begin in May and conclude in October, meaning Trentonians are in for a summer of fun ahead! These events are family-friendly and free nights out, so bring the kids along. The theme of this year’s First Fridays is Roots and Culture. More information will be forthcoming regarding culturally-themed events, so stay tuned for those exciting announcements!
One of the highlights of First Fridays is the opportunity to enjoy live music and performances. Some of the entertainment from previous events include recording artists, DJs, jazz musicians, and more. Likewise, if you’re in the mood for some retail therapy, vendors will be available and offering a wide array of goods. There will also be activities for children available, meaning even little ones can be a part of the fun.
If you’re interested in vending or performing, please get in touch with Bella@AACCMC.firstname.lastname@example.org for additional details on how to get started. As a cornerstone event with wide attendance, First Fridays greatly benefit patrons and performers alike. If you’re an entertainer looking to share with a new audience or a vendor hoping to market your wares, this is a fantastic way to get your name out there with a great group of patrons.
These events are hosted by African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County (AACCMC) collaborating with 1911 Smokehouse, the Trenton Downtown Association, and the City of Trenton. In collaborating with the City of Trenton, the AACCMC saw the opportunity to expand and broaden the scope of these enriching events. However, in order to reach their full potential, they need your help! If you’re a business owner and are willing to offer extended hours, etc., please feel free to contact the organizers for additional details regarding how you can get involved.
The African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County is a dynamic group of stakeholders seeking to improve residents’ the quality of life through arts, education, and culture. The Collaborative brings diverse families to the forefront and provides them with a safe, positive space to build healthy families and communities. Their leadership brings together a distinguished panel of educators, executives, business representatives, officials, and others who oversee and support the development and execution of programming and services throughout the year. If you’d like to learn more about all the Collaborative has to offer, please visit their website here: Home – AACCMC.
May is just a few of short months away, so mark your calendars and get excited! More information regarding this year’s calendar is forthcoming, so please keep an eye on TAACF.com for further updates. Also, if you have any questions or would like additional information regarding how you can get involved, please contact (609) 474-4073 for details. Fridays are already great, but stay tuned – they will be even better!
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