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Tha Block Trenton, INC. presents: A seat at the table: A community meal event

Who doesn’t love to get together with others to enjoy a delicious meal, coupled with friendly faces and meaningful conversation? Tha Block Trenton, INC. recently announced their first ever, A Seat at The Table: A Community Meal event to take place on August 13th, 2022 in Cadwalader Park. As the first of many events of this kind, Tha Block Trenton, INC. hopes to share the spirit of community with Trenton residents via this free festival which will include dinner and a chance for Trentonians to collaborate on an art mural to pay homage to the 1979 Heritage Days of Trenton. Tha Block Trenton, INC. is currently seeking sponsors who would be interested in supporting the event, as well as volunteers. For more information on the event or to inquire about becoming a sponsor or volunteer, please contact Lucia Wallis Smith at (609) 233-7911 or

Celebrate Juneteenth all around Trenton!

June 19th or otherwise known as Juneteenth is a holiday to commemorate the 1865 emancipation of enslaved people in the United States following the Civil War. People all over the world will be celebrating this historic day with events and commemorations, and the city of Trenton will join in with their own festivities. Here are a few free or low-cost events around town that Trentonians can enjoy with their families:

Juneteenth Celebration

The African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County (AACCofMC) in partnership with the NJ Legislative District 15 Outdoor Equity Alliance is holding a free collaborative event complete with cultural arts, health and wellness, food and activities. Contact for more information.

When: June 18th

Time: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Location: Mill Hill Park

Juneteenth Black Business Expo

The New Jersey Small Business Development Center at The College of New Jersey, The United States Small Business Administration, NJ Business Action Center and the Mercer County Office of Economic Development presents the first Black business expo in support of Black-owned businesses in the Mercer County area. The event will include food, shopping, live DJ and giveaways. Live entertainment by Alyson Williams, Anissa Gathers and Pamela Williams. Sponsorship is also available via The event is free, but RSVP is required. For more information, please click here.

When: Jun 18th

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: RWJ Conference Center 3100 Quakerbridge Rd, Hamilton Township, NJ

Juneteenth Celebrate Freedom

This celebration of the new federal holiday will include music, food and dance, as well as vendors. If you’re interested in the event or would like to participate as a vendor, contact

When: June 19th

Time: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Greenway Meadows Park, Princeton, NJ

Looking to buy your first home?

On Wednesday, June 15th, homebuyers are invited to the virtual Welcome Home Fair for First-Time Homebuyers presented by Isles Inc. The event will provide individuals with everything they need to know before purchasing their first home, which includes information on the buying process, and tips from real estate experts and professionals. There will also be virtual vendor tables, along with videos and downloadable materials on financial assistance programs, mortgages and other services. Registration is required. Contact or 609.341.4714 more information.

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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