Today, Downtown Trenton will be abuzz as crowds line the streets for First Fridays and Trenton’s Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Residents and visitors can check out two simultaneous Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Downtown Trenton on South Warren Street and East Front Street. Activities on South Warren Street are part of the City of Trenton’s celebration and activities on East Front Street are part of First Fridays put on by The African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County. Both events will feature music, food, and more!

In addition to the Cinco de Mayo celebrations, patrons can visit many of the following art exhibits being ushered in as part of First Friday.

May First Friday at Base Camp Trenton (247 E. Front Street 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.)


The opening show features 31 active members of the Trenton Community A-Team (TCAT), a local non-profit organization that supports, develops, and promotes self-taught artists in the Trenton community. The TCAT team and artists believe “art can be transformative by reframing artists’ connectedness to self and others.”

Each active member will have one piece (some with more!) exhibited in the show, so there’s A LOT of local talent to see! Learn more about TCAT @ https://www.tcateam.org/about

The Art of Pork Roll and Mother’s Day First Friday at the Mill Hill Saloon (300 South Broad St. 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.)

She doesn’t want to do any dishes so bring your Mom out for some scrumptious Pork Roll, great art and the best time of her life at “The Art of Pork Roll and Mother’s Day Edition” First Friday at The Mill Hill Saloon.

Featuring Art From The Beautiful Brilliant Minds of: Sophia Louis (Friday Art-Party) Jennalea Polascak andC.a. Shofed

A Jaw Dropping Rare Acoustic Set By Hometown Heroes:Alpha Rabbit.An Amazing DJ Set By The Incredible: DJ Flea Market (Kelvin Smith). Hosted By The Man In The Streets And In Your Face: Unc Elroy.Drinks Being Slung By The Amazing: MondayNight OpenMic. Delicious Free Vodka Rig Prepared By The Illustrious:The Mill Hill Saloon. Associate Production By “AAA”. Approved Local Tour Guides: Jonathan Silva, Scott Miller (Exit 7A Creative Services & Studios) and Tony Goggles (D.I.Why? Films).

1st Friday at Social Presents “Real and Imaginary” by Hulya Guler (449 S Broad St. starts at 7 p.m.)

Every month, the walls of Trenton Social feature the work of a different regional artist, kicking off with an opening event on First Friday. Meet the artist, view the collection, and enjoy great drinks, food and music.

About May’s Artist: For the past five years, Hulya Guler has been working in two distinct modes: from life and from imagination. In analogy with “real” and “imaginary” numbers in mathematics, she likes to whimsically call these works “real” and “imaginary”. For more information visit
https://www.facebook.com/events/2339961829582953/.

If all this isn’t enough, there is also a fashion show being presented by Mercer County Community College’s Fashion Club. The show starts at 6:30 at the JKC Trenton Hall (102 N Broad St.). For more information visit
http://www.mccc.edu/news/2019/general/FashionShow_Pre.shtml.