At the end of another long work week, there are few things better than a fun night on the town to help you unwind. Whether it’s dinner and drinks, a night at the theater, or even wandering the city with a good group of friends, there’s always something happening in Trenton to help kick off your weekend right. If you’re looking for a great way to start the last weekend in July, the Trenton City Museum has you covered with this month’s installment of their Freedom Fridays celebrations.

Join the Trenton City Museum on Friday, July 28th, for an evening of creativity, connection, and community. Freedom Fridays is a monthly event offered by the Trenton City Museum to bring together local artists, authors, and creatives to enjoy poetry and performance from some of the region’s most talented up-and-comers. Whether you’ve been performing your work for years or wouldn’t know where to start while on the stage, all are welcome to step up to the microphone and share their work with a like-minded group of community members, some of the many incredible performers that have graced the Ellerslie stage include musicians, poets, singers, and other performance artists of all kinds.

This month’s featured poet is Jane Malloy, and the emcee for the evening will be Todd “The Son of Black” Evans. If you are interested in attending, admission is available for $5 per person. The event will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Trenton City Museum’s Ellarslie Mansion at 299 Parkside Ave., Trenton, NJ 08606. If you’re feeling inspired and plan on performing at the upcoming open mic, please come early to sign up on the evening’s list of performers. If you don’t plan on sharing but still wish to attend, all are welcome to kick back and enjoy the show!

The Trenton City Museum, a beacon for cultural enrichment and creativity in the Trenton community, hosts this event. In addition to meaningful community events, the museum offers access to an unparalleled collection of art, artifacts, and memorabilia, all connected to the fascinating history of the City of Trenton. As the sole museum in the community dedicated to Trenton and its past, the Trenton City Museum serves a distinct role in the arts and cultural scene in the Capital City. If you’d like to learn more about the Trenton City Museum and find out more about how you can support this incredible work, please visit their website here: TCM – Home.

If you have any questions before this month’s Freedom Friday, please get in touch with the Trenton City Museum at or (609) 989-1191 for additional details. Don’t miss the opportunity to shine behind the mic – join a community of creatives at this month’s Freedom Fridays!

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