Starting on May 1, 2020, and continuing through September, the African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County (TAACC) will host its fifth season of “First Fridays” in downtown Trenton from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

TAACC’s Executive Director Latarsha Burke continues to bring the community of Trenton closer together by engaging with local businesses in a family friendly event she calls “First Fridays,” a collaborative effort between the TAACC, the City of Trenton, and local businesses in Trenton’s downtown area where companies such as Starbucks, 1911 Smokehouse, Hummingbird Restaurant and others will extend their business hours into the evening to enhance Trenton’s nightlife.  

As they welcome returning sponsors TD Bank and NJM Insurance Group, the Collaborative looks to expand from Front Street to S. Warren Street and is promising a larger space, more venue opportunities and a “dynamic infusion into downtown Trenton after hours.” Attendees can expect an abundance of delicious food, singing and dancing, music, and loads of other pleasant spectacles that the whole family can enjoy. 

“The event has attracted people to downtown Trenton and those numbers are increasing every year,” Burke stated. “The mission of the collaborative is to improve the quality of life for Trenton residents and I believe that events like ‘First Fridays’ are a step in the right direction to making that happen.”

In 2018, TrentonDaily spoke with Burke about The Trenton African American Cultural Festival, which hopes to make its way to back Trenton in 2021.

Whether you are a resident of the beautiful city of Trenton or someone looking for engaging family fun for the weekend, make sure to mark your calendars for May 1st, 2020. If you’d like more information on “First Fridays” or The African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County, please visit their website at .      

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