On Friday, January 26th, you are invited to the Trenton City Museum for 2024’s very first installment of Freedom Fridays. The festivities will kick off 7pm at the Trenton City Museum’s Ellarslie Mansion, located at 299 Parkside Ave., Trenton, NJ 08606. Admission for this event is a $5 donation, which will go toward supporting and uplifting the vital work of the Trenton City Museum. For the price of your admission, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy an evening of performance, explore the many exhibits currently on display in the museum, and can even enjoy a bit of shopping at the museum’s gift shop, Molly’s! Light refreshments will be also served throughout the evening. A true feast for the senses, there’s no better way to spend your Friday night!

The featured performer for this month’s open mic is William Washington, a poet and open mic artist. Over the course of his career, Washington has performed all over the country, including on New York City’s Broadway. He has also opened for the legendary Delefonics and performed with The Last Poets. Now, he is bringing his tremendous talents to Trenton for Freedom Fridays, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy his work in a tight-knit, intimate setting.

William Washington, featured performer for this month’s Freedom Fridays.

Your hosts for the evening’s activities includes Son of Black and Jane Malloy. In addition to this month’s featured performer, guests will also have the opportunity to hear from a number of local artists and performers at the open mic portion of the evening. All are welcome to show off their skills and take to the mic with a performance of their own. Some past performances include poetry, lyrics, song, dance, and instrumentals. With a mic, a piano, and an enthused crowd waiting to cheer you on, this is the perfect setting for you to break outside that comfort zone and share your talents and gifts with the community. If you do plan on performing at the upcoming event, please be sure to arrive a few moments early in order to get signed up.

This engaging evening of art, performance, and connection is brought to you by the Trenton City Museum, an institution playing a pivotal role in keeping Trenton’s rich history alive and accessible to visitors from near and far. In addition to their ever-evolving calendar of events and community education opportunities, the Trenton City Museum also offers a remarkable rotation of exhibits designed to introduce you to the art, memorabilia, and history that makes Trenton so great. To learn more about the Trenton City Museum and how you can best support their incredible efforts, please visit their website, linked here: TCM – Home.

If you’d like to learn more before this month’s Freedom Fridays is officially underway, you can get in touch with the Trenton City Museum at (609) 989-1191 or info@ellarslie.org for additional assistance. Freedom Fridays is the perfect beginning to any weekend, so don’t miss out on being a part of this exciting evening!

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