I've been holding this in for a while, but I'm finally ready to announce that we will debut our print magazine in December! Over the past few months my team and I have been hard at work putting together an issue that will celebrate the strong arts community in the capital city, the people, and places that make up the fabric of the city. We shot the cover story in Mill Hill Park during the summer with five amazing local artists who have each made an impact on the local arts scene in their own way. Thank you Leon Rainbow, Tamara Torres, April Cooper, Raven George, Jonathan Conner, and our amazing photographer Habiyb Shu'Aib (Beloved1) for being a part of this project. Stay tuned for details as the release date draws near. Email Kenneth@TrentonJournal for sponsorship and advertising opportunities.
Trenton Journal Founder and Publisher, Kenneth Miles
We're on the move
On another note, after a lengthy review process Meta has made the difficult decision to discontinue the Bulletin platform early next year. While I'm disappointed, I'm so grateful for the community we've built and I hope that you will follow me over to Indiegraf. I will be wrapping up my Bulletin Newsletter on November 15th. If you have enjoyed our content thus far, don't worry all of my articles will be moved over to my next platform. All current Bulletin paid subscriptions will be fully refunded regardless when you purchased your subscription. Please do not cancel your subscriptions as only active subscriptions will be refunded. I truly appreciate those who have lent their support via paid subscriptions, liking, and sharing our newsletter. I created the Trenton Journal for the people and will continue to be led by being of service. I'm committed to covering the community, so expect more updates in the coming weeks, including the findings and implementation from our recent focus groups and surveys. After all, if we don't document our stories, who will?
Trenton Public Schools makes access to information easier
Trenton Public Schools (TPS) recently launched a new and improved website to improve how the district communicates with families, staff, students, and the community. The district has been updating its website and cleaning up existing information for the past year. The previous webpage included years of outdated information and made it difficult for community members to navigate and find school and district information. Alongside this new change, TPS has promised to continue construction, as it aims to make the website more accessible and in compliance with the Americans Disability Act (ADA). For more information, visit https://www.trentonk12.org/.
Financial Aid Workshop
Getting ready for college or caring for a student who will soon be on the path to higher learning? If so, the Trenton Housing Authority (THA) will host a Financial Aid workshop for students and families on Nov 4 from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. This event is a collaborative initiative between Assemblywomen Verlina Reynolds-Jackson and the THA to teach students 9th through 12th grade how to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is a federal form that assesses a student's financial needs and can help a student pay for college through federal grants, state grants, work-study, and other loan options. Every student is responsible for filling out this form at the beginning of every academic year. Beginning to tackle the many steps toward higher education early is the key to elevating stress when it comes to the college process. To register, click here.
Artwork's annual fundraiser
Calling all artists! Whether professional or amateur, Trenton's downtown area is home to Artworks, a nonprofit art center, and a charitable corporation that helps to foster creativity, learning, and the appreciation of the arts in order to promote artistic diversity. As part of its mission to make art accessible to the public, Artworks regularly hosts exhibitions, workshops, and events. Artworks will host its annual “Red Dot 10×10 Fundraising Exhibition” this winter from Dec 10 until Jan 7. The exhibition allows community artists to create and sell original art and split the proceeds 50/50 with the center, helping fund continued programming and providing publicity for the artist. Happy creating!
The Process To Submit Art Is As Followed…
- Pick up your FREE canvas from Artworks, October 28 – November 19, 2022 (one FREE canvas per artist at Artworks Trenton while supplies last) or Jerry’s Artarama–Lawrenceville, NJ, for 2.00 a canvas.
- Create your masterpiece!
- Register your art by November 26, 2022. Registration opens November 8 at https://10×10.artworkstrenton.org.
- Drop off your masterpiece at Artworks November 29–December 3, 11 am-5 pm.
The art of survival
On November 4, Artworks Trenton will host the “Bold Will Hold'' exhibition, inspired by the history of tattoo art. The art form which was once unacceptable, and taboo has now become extremely popular and a pursued art form. Artwork notes, “For thousands of years, tattoos and the artists that create them have utilized their human canvases to tell tales of survival and the hunt, lost love, life at sea, and the weary road traveler.” The show is curated by the Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market and will feature tattoo artists as well as traditional artists who have been inspired by tattoo culture and style. The opening reception will be from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm at the Artworks Center and the exhibition will run until November 19.
Saving our democracy
The Trenton House Association will be hosting virtual talk with its former President, Princess Hoagland, “Removing Barriers of Civic Engagement for African Americans,” based on a research study Hoagland conducted amongst the Trenton community. Hoagland recently received a doctorate in Education, Organizational Leadership from Stockton University and has over 20 years of corporate management experience working in the financial, legal and manufacturing sectors. As the Trenton Downtown Association notes “At this critical time–as our city, our state, and our country are choosing our elected officials–this talk by Princess Hoagland addresses a critical issue facing our democracy today." Based on Dr. Hoagland’s in-depth interviews among Trenton residents and her experiences as a community activist, this free talk will be held via Zoom at https://tinyurl.com/TalkNov5 on Saturday, November 5th, at 2 pm.
Relax, relate, release…
Are you stressed? Tense? Looking for a night of relaxation? Accredited yoga instructor, Cathy Frank, will host Gentle Yoga and Meditation classes every 2nd, and 4th Tuesday of every month for the year. This Tuesday Nov 8, a class will be held at the Tulpehaking Nature Center from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm for a stress free evening. Some benefits of yoga include increased flexibility, improved strength, improved cardio and circulatory health, improved vitality, energy and it can even aid with easing symptoms of arthritis and pain. Tickets are just $5. Classes have limited space so get your tickets now! For tickets and more information visit Eventbrite.com.
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