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TRENTON, N.J., May 30, 2023—First Fridays Downtown Trenton was launched seven years ago as a way to keep the capital district energized afterbusiness hours with a lively, block party-type happening. The event has growninto one of the most popular community-wide gatherings in Downtown Trenton.
Once a month, from May to October, South Warren and West FrontStreets come alive with music, food and fun activities for the whole family.The first First Fridays of 2023, held on May 5, was very well attended, despitea few passing rain showers.
“We’re going ‘back to basics’ with this year’s First Fridaystheme, providing a fun, family-friendly atmosphere and the opportunity tofellowship with your neighbors,” says Latarsha Burke, CEO/Executive Director ofthe African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County, which ispresenting the series in collaboration with the City of Trenton, 1911Smokehouse BBQ, and the Trenton Downtown Association (TDA) to broaden itsscope.
Entertainment will range from DJs to spoken word to jazz ensembles. “We are committed to showcasing the talents of new and local talent,” notes Burke.
The June 2 First Fridays event will be hosted by Deekay and IMD with DJ Playnwudo. There will also be live music by artists Kozzie Kellz, Jax The Geenius and Gifted Goddess.
“You can expect a vibrant street fair atmosphere, great music,amazing food and lots of activities,” adds Burke.
About the African American CulturalCollaborative
At the AfricanAmerican Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County, unity, community and education are at the core of everything we do. Our mission is to unite diverse communities to enhance cultural awareness and build a better future for all.
For more information,visit www.taacf.com
Contact: Latarsha Burke
African American CulturalCollaborative of Mercer County