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US Navy week movie night & band performance

Looking for a way to kick back and relax? Look no further than attending the Trenton Thunder movie night happening on May 6th from 6-9 pm. Located at 1 Thunder Road, Trenton, NJ the feature presentation will be Captain America—Civil War. The gates will open half an hour prior to the showtime. Concessions will be available and seating arrangements will be on the field or in the seating bowl.

Kite Day in Princeton

May 1st will kick off kite day at Princeton, NJ from 10 am to 5 pm. Located at Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ. You have two options, you can either bring your own kite or choose a ready-made kite from the wide selection in the store. You can also take a pony ride as well. It is definitely kid friendly, with a variety of children activities in the barnyard that includes hopscotch and hula hoop the horse. Everyone will enjoy Terhune Orchards’ famous apples, cider, donuts, pies, country chili, hot dogs and much more. Cost of attendance online is $12 and at the gate is $16.

Mayor W. Reed Gusciora

Gusciora's administration introduces budget with no municipal tax increase

Mayor W. Reed Gusciora announced that Trenton will not need to raise municipal taxes in his 2022 proposed budget introduced to the Trenton City Council. The City transitioned from a fiscal year budget to a calendar year budget last year, so this budget proposal would represent an unprecedented 30-month stretch where the City did not need to raise the municipal portion of tax rates.

“This was a priority for me, and I know a priority for many Trentonians. Most importantly, we were able to preserve all City services,” said Mayor Gusciora. “We have to do more with less, no different than all of the families out there right now. We restricted new hirings, but at the same time we were able to increase pay for more than half of our workforce. We’re very proud of this budget and what it does for the Capital City residents." In spite of challenges that Trenton face, Gusciora's office touted increased recreational programs for kids, leveraging state and federal grant dollars, above 80% covid vaccination rates, a new neighborhood health center, demolition of over 200 abandoned and dilapidated properties, and an increase in capital city aid as part of his administration's first term accomplishments.

Ride the Cyclone

Take a drive to McCarter Theatre Center located at 91 University Pl, Princeton, NJ. This event will take place on May 8, 2022 at 2 pm. Ride the Cyclone is a musical that tells the story of members of the the St. Cassian High School chamber choir, who perish on a faulty rollercoaster called "The Cyclone." Each tells a story to win the reward of a mechanical fortune teller—the chance to return to life. You won’t want to miss this exciting show. Bring your friends and family along for the ride. This is a perfect way to rewind from your busy work schedule and spend quality time with loved ones. The price of tickets start at $135. Click the link right here to register and purchase your tickets.

Calling all car lovers

Are you a car enthusiast? If so, come attend the Stadium Stance where hundreds of show-stopping vehicles will be on full display at Arm and Hammer Park home of the Trenton Thunder. Save the date for May 28, 2022. The event kicks off at 11 am and concludes at 5 pm. The occasion presents automotive and lifestyle events, two step contests, low car limbo, countless vehicles, vendors, food trucks, live music and a DJ. Click the link right to register for the event and purchase tickets.

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