www.greatertrenton.org ......................................... August 2018
Mill Hill Park at Dusk
Note from the CEO
In this month’s Greater Trenton newsletter, there are multiple links to articles discussing the City of Trenton, our organization and other people and assets in, and around, Trenton. You will also find information on multiple upcoming events reflecting the great diversity of the city ranging from the orchestra to a pork roll eating contest.

Finally, we are very excited about the impending launch of TrentonDaily which will be coming on line September 10th. If you haven’t already done so, please sign up to receive daily news alerts at TrentonDaily.com or reach out to Bryan Evans, our Vice President of Marketing and Communications with any questions you may have. 
On behalf of all of us at Greater Trenton, thank you for your continued support and we hope you enjoy this month’s newsletter!



George D. Sowa
Chief Executive Officer
George Sowa Uplifts Trenton in The National
As published in the August edition of The National, Amtrak's onboard magazine, Trenton is affordable, diverse and has great accessibility to New York, Philadelphia and along the NE corridor. Local leaders are convinced that the NJ capital has tremendous potential as a place to live and a place to invest.
"The Trend across the country is that people want to live in authentic urban communities, especially those with a high transit orientation," said George Sowa, Chief Executive Officer of Greater Trenton. "Trenton has that, and then when you combine it with the vibrant arts community that's here in the performing and visual arts, and the history that's already happened on these streets and will continue to happen...people need to look at the city in a different context and reconsider moving either themselves or their companies into Trenton."
Northwest Organization Sites Greater Trenton as a Model to Replicate
One Region, which recently created the Northwest Indiana Regional Opportunities Council (NIROC), a council of CEOs and executives, modeled itself after organizations across the country such as the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership (Fort Wayne), Greater Trenton (New Jersey), the Allegheny Conference (Pittsburgh), and the Aurora (Colorado) Economic Development Council.

Leah Konrady, president and CEO of One Region, toured the city of Trenton with George Sowa early last year and was impressed by Greater Trenton's efforts to help revitalize New Jersey's Capital City.
Mercer County Executive Speaks on Trenton-Mercer Airport's Promising Future
Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes hopes an expansion of Trenton-Mercer Airport will attract other airlines. "I’m proud of Trenton-Mercer Airport’s illustrious past and energized by its promising future as a premier travel hub, providing safe and convenient transportation options, and offering the right venue for smart growth and development by the public and private sectors," said Hughes in a statement.
A segment on WHYY last month reported that an increasing number of travelers have turned to Trenton-Mercer Airport in an effort to reduce flight costs. Mercer County numbers show that, in 2013, the number of passengers at the airport was 147,826. In 2017, the number jumped to 727,252.
Old Masonic Temple Celebrates 225 Years
Sunday, August 26, 2018 marked the 225th anniversary of the first Masonic Temple at 102 Barrack Street. The historic building, owned by the Masons, serves as the headquarters of Greater Trenton and is also used by the Trenton Downtown Association as the city's visitors center.

M.W. Roger B. Quintana, Grand Master of Masons for the State of New Jersey, led a rededication ceremony exactly at high twelve on this day to commemorate the historic laying of the cornerstone on August 26, 1793.
The new Masonic Temple, directly across from The Old Barracks, broke ground on May 8, 1926.

Tours of the old and new Masonic Temples took place after the rededication ceremony.

Love is the Message
Now - September 22, 2018

The Trenton Downtown Association is excited to invite you to the opening reception for the launch of our new exhibit, Love is the Message, featuring the work of renowned photographer Jamel Shabazz at the BSB Gallery.

The exhibit is presented in partnership with the Trenton Downtown Association and the African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County.
Love is The Message is on display from until September 22, 2018. Regular Gallery Hours are Thursday to Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm.

The BSB Gallery
143 East State Street
Trenton NJ 08608
The Capital City Farmers Market
Now - October 25, 2018

The Capital City Farmers Market runs every Thursday through October 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Mill Hill Park. Each week the market draws around 2,000 visitors — workers from the surrounding state/government offices and private businesses, as well as residents and tourists. 

The market features Jersey Fresh farm produce and regional producers, artisanal food, specialty produce, baked goods, handmade crafts, jewelry, all natural body and face care products, and much more.
Mill Hill Park
165 E. Front Street
Trenton, NJ
The Music of Elton John with Michael Cavanaugh in Trenton
OCTOBER 6, 2018

Michael Krajewski, Conductor

Since 2002, the Philly POPS has performed an annual benefit concert at the Trenton War Memorial in support of Morris Hall and St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center.

In 2018, the POPS will play The Music of Elton John with Michael Cavanaugh. Cavanaugh and his energetic band, last seen in Trenton in 2016's Music of Billy Joel, will rock Elton John’s greatest hits, including “Rocket Man,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Your Song,” “Candle in the Wind,” “Crocodile Rock,” and, of course, “Philadelphia Freedom".
An in-demand artist who tours the globe, Cavanaugh earned Grammy and Tony nominations as the lead in Broadway’s Movin’ Out. Music Director Michael Krajewski leads this tribute to Elton John, complemented with music by his contemporaries: Paul McCartney, Pete Townshend, and many more.

Patriots Theater at the Trenton War Memorial
1 Memorial Dr
Trenton, NJ 08608
River Fest
September 2

River Fest is back on the banks of the Delaware River for a consecutive year! Since 2015, ARM & HAMMER Park in Trenton, New Jersey has played host to the Trenton Thunder World Famous Case’s Pork Roll Eating Championship. A family fun-filled day of games, live music, craft beers, and menu items inspired by the Trenton-founded Case’s Pork Roll culminated in a ten minute eating competition featuring some of the world’s most talented eaters.

Join us in celebrating the return of River Fest at ARM & HAMMER Park in 2018! Featuring food trucks and Case’s Pork Roll menu items, be sure to bring your appetite. A variety of seasonal craft beers will cleanse your palette as you’re eating throughout the day. Live music from local bands will act as back drop as you take part in the myriad of fun games and activities for fans of all ages throughout the park. And finally, the day ends with the 4th Annual Trenton Thunder World Famous Case’s Pork Roll Eating Championship.
Arm & Hammer Park
1 Thunder Road, 08611
Trenton, New Jersey