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Trenton Downtown Association

16 East Hanover Street
609-393-8998

The Trenton Downtown Association is the non-profit organization that manages the Special Improvement District in downtown Trenton, New Jersey. Since 1986, TDA has offered programs that promote economic growth and development in the capital city. TDA provides ombudsman services, financing information, referrals, public relations consulting, event planning, and marketing assistance for Trenton businesses. Through maintenance of a clean and safe commercial district, support for the arts and cultural heritage, and public policy planning and advocacy, the TDA is leading the revitalization of the City of Trenton.


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Trenton Downtown Association Weekly Newsletter - July 22, 2021

Hot Days and Cool Museums What could be better on a hot summer day than a visit to a super cool museum? From the Old Barracks to the State Museum, Artworks to the Ellarslie, Trenton is a prime destination for arts and culture that's right in our…

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Lucky's Lunchbox Ribbon Cutting: Monday, July 19, 2021

A SPECIAL INVITATION New Restaurant Opening Celebration Monday, July 19, 10 to 11 a.m. 13 East Front Street Lucky's Lunchbox is not just another burger joint, although the burgers at Lucky's (with endlessly creative toppings) are always a…

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Trenton Downtown Association Weekly Newsletter - July 15, 2021

Grab a Blanket and Some Popcorn: It's Family Movie Night! What says summer more than an outdoor family movie night? The City of Trenton is presenting "Movies Under the Stars" in various locations throughout the summer. Tonight brings Disney's…

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Trenton Downtown Association Postpones 2021 Levitt AMP Trenton Concerts in Mill Hill Park

Trenton, NJ -- The Trenton Downtown Association (TDA) has announced that it has postponed the 2021 Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series in downtown Trenton’s Mill Hill Park until the summer of 2022.  TDA presented the Levitt AMP Trenton…

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Trenton Downtown Association Weekly Newsletter June 17, 2021

MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2021, 1–5pm Greenwood Avenue Farmers Market PRESENTED BY: Capital YMCA LOCATION: 427 Greenwood Ave. Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs, Smoothies and More! Free Health Services, Free Games, Music and Activities! LEARN…

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Parklets and Ice Cream Sundaes Welcome to the Summer of 2021

We're Pumped about Parklets! Stop by the cheerful new parklet at 26 South Warren Street, then stop in Sunrise Luncheonette to grab a bite to eat. Who doesn't love a parklet? Once one of these "mini parks" pops up alongside a retail area, people…

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Trenton Downtown Association News May 13, 2021

Click here to visit site: Take a History Walk, Plant a Garden, See a Show, Go to a…

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Trenton Downtown Association News - April 6, 2021

And So Are the TDA Ambassadors!!     When the sun comes out, so does the community of Trenton, says James Keith Bethea. And he should know. For more than 27 years, Keith has been representing Trenton Downtown Association as a Clean…

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Congratulations to Tiajuana Reyes of Royal Cake Creations,Who Won the TDA Holiday Window Contest

Show your love for someone special this Valentine’s Day with a sweet treat (or two) from Royal Cake Creations, where you’ll find cupcakes in every flavor you can imagine—and custom cakes and cheesecake too! When you stop…

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TDA Announces the Retirement of Tom Gilmour, Executive Director

Tom Gilmour, Executive Director of Trenton Downtown Association (TDA), has announced his retirement, effective January 31, 2021. Patricia Hall has been appointed TDA’s Interim Executive Director by its Board of Directors. For the past four…

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Traditional Patriots Week Postponed Until 2021

The Battle of Trenton reenactment cannot be safely performed during the coronavirus pandemic. With the continuing spikes in COVID-19, Trenton Downtown Association has announced that the traditional events associated with Patriots Week, including…

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Trenton Downtown Association News - Dec 16, 2020

Let's Create Some Light & Love! We are inviting every business in downtown Trenton to submit photos of their windows decked out for the holidays. We're also asking all of you to post photos (selfies looking festive!) and vote for your favorite…

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Trenton Downtown Association News - December 10, 2020

The Holiday Display Contest Is On! There is nothing that says "holiday time" more than beautiful shop windows, except for the act of giving. TDA's Holiday Window Decorating Contest does both! We are inviting every business in downtown Trenton to…

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Craving Empanadas Delia's Is Open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Is it just us, or is the fall foliage especially spectacular this year? Or maybe we appreciate being outdoors more than ever. If you are out and about, be sure to stroll down Warren Street. And while you are enjoying the crisp fall air, check out…

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Murals on Front Street Is Coming Back - Starting July 30th!

Together We Are TDA We awarded more than $50,000 in grant money to 27 small businesses. It’s a great start, but they need all of our support. Downtown Trenton is, in many ways, a “small town” within an urban setting. Its small…

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What's Happening Around Town? An Outdoor Fish Fry This Weekend Andlots Of Local Love!

The Entrepreneurial Spirit that Is Trenton Trenton is a city of history and hope, diversity and creativity, determination and grit, not to mention some really great food, amazing people and a collaborative culture. Base Camp Trenton exemplifies…

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Let's Keep Loving Local This Summer, Plus Guide to Local Farmers' Markets

Though the Capital City Farmers' Market is closed for the summer season, there are still several places in our area where you can stock up on locally grown and produced items! Trenton Farmers' Market, 960 Spruce Street in Trenton, Wednesday -…

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Who's Open for Takeout, Delivery and Outdoor Dining

It’s no secret that Trenton makes … and delivers … some pretty amazing food. From iconic pizza and smokehouse ribs to vegan empanadas and authentic Caribbean seafood, Trenton’s restaurant scene continues to delight its…

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Trenton Downtown Association - Spotlight On The Starbucks Trenton Community Store

The thoughtful reopening of our state has begun, and not a minute too soon for many of our local businesses. Arlee’s Raw Blends and the Starbucks Trenton Community Store just reopened (curbside only) in downtown Trenton! Others are soon to…

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An Urgent Message to Small Business Owners

An Urgent Message to Small Business Owners: The application process for both NJEDA’s Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program and the federal Paycheck Protection Program begins tomorrow, Friday, April 3rd at 9 am and is set to close…

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Trenton Downtown Association News - December 11, 2019

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Trenton Downtown Association Newsletter - July 18, 2019

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Trenton Downtown Association News - July 3, 2019

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Trenton Downtown Association News - February 20, 2019

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Trenton Downtown Association News - February 13, 2019

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Trenton Downtown Association News - February 6, 2019

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Trenton Downtown Association Newsletter - January 31, 2019

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Trenton Downtown Association Newsletter - January 23, 2019

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Trenton Downtown Association News - January 4, 2019

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Patriots Week December 26 - 31, 2018

Historic Walking and Bus Tours Cannon Firing Battle Reenactments Colonial Ball Pub Crawl Kids Activities Musket Demos Join in on the Celebration of Trenton's Revolutionary History Use Your Holiday Break for a Fun & History-Filled Family…

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Trenton Downtown Association News - November 28, 2018

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Join in on the Celebration of Trenton's Revolutionary History Patriots Week December 26 - 31, 2018

Use Your Holiday Break for a Fun & History-Filled Family Staycation! Trenton, NJ -Each year New Jersey's Capital City provides the unique opportunity for local residents and tourists to experience the events that shaped our nation during…

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Trenton Downtown Association News - November 21, 2018

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Trenton Downtown Association News - November 16, 2018

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Trenton Downtown Association News - November 8, 2018

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Trenton Downtown Association News - November 1, 2018

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Trenton Downtown Association WinsMulti-Year Grant to Present the Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series

On November 1, 2018 the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation named the Trenton Downtown Association as one of three nonprofits across the United States to win a new, $75K multi-year matching grant over the next three years to present the…

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Trenton Downtown Association News - October 26, 2018

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Trenton Downtown Association News - October 18, 2018

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Trenton Downtown Association Newsletter - October 4, 2018

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Trenton Downtown Association News - September 26, 2018

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Trenton Downtown Association News - September 19, 2018

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Destination Trenton Newsletter - August 29, 2018

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Destination Trenton Newsletter - August 22, 2018

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Trenton Downtown Association Newsletter - July 11, 2018

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Trenton Downtown Association News - June 27, 2018

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Popular Mural Program Returns to Support 2018 LevittAMP Trenton Music Series in Mill Hill Park

Trenton, NJ - The Trenton Downtown Association (TDA) is excited to announce that the popular Murals on Front, the live public art installation introduced in 2017 to support and expand the Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series, will return for 2018. …

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Trenton Downtown Association Newsletter - June 6, 2018

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Inside Out Fabric of Trenton Art Installation Project

Trenton, NJ - A group of TCNJ art students will be installing the last of 50 portraits, each standing 5-ft tall, in select locations in Trenton as part of a special topics course on community-engaged art led by Assistant Professor Carolina…

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Mix of Local Artists Redefines Sculpture BSB Gallery Opens New Exhibit: Sculpted

Trenton, NJ - Leveraging the success of its' opening exhibit, Trenton's newest gallery mixes up our image of sculpture with the opening of Sculpted. The new show features a sample of nine exceptional artists who utilize unique creative processes…

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Trenton Downtown Association Qualifies for Levitt Grant Competition Public Voting to Begin November 1, 2017

Trenton, NJ - Trenton Downtown Association (TDA) is now in the running to bring back the Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series, the 10 -12 week live music series that will take place in Mill Hill Park next summer.  The Levitt AMP [Your…

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2017 Levitt AMP Trenton Is Looking For Volunteers

Trenton - The Trenton Downtown Association is seeking volunteers for our 2017 Levitt Amp Trenton Music Series, running from June 29th through August 31st from  5-8pm in Historic Mill Hill Park!   Trenton has been awarded the Levitt Amp…

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Trenton Downtown Association News - May 3, 2017

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Major Changes Planned for 2017 Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series

Trenton, NJ - The Trenton Downtown Association (TDA) will be making some significant changes for this summer's Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series.  The ten-week free concert series will be relocated from the Capital Green behind the State House to…

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Locally Grown Produce Andartisanal Products the Capital City Farmers Market Opens May 11, 2017

Trenton, NJ - The Capital City Farmers Market is on its way, downtown Trenton's gathering place for workers and residents to come together and develop a sense of community. The farmers market will run every Thursday, May 11 - October 26, 2017, from…

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Trenton Patriots Week - Celebrate America's History

In Trenton, the American Revolution isn't some abstract concept from the dusty past, it is a living breathing part of the city, which has shaped its streets and buildings, and how people live even today. Recognizing this, the Trenton Downtown…

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Online Voting Competition Has Begun for Levitt AMP Trenton

TRENTON, NJ - The City of Trenton by way of the Trenton Downtown Association (TDA) is once again now in the running to bring a 10 -12 week FREE live music series to Trenton during the summer of 2017.  Trenton was the recipient of 2015 & 2016…

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New Jersey Capital Philharmonic Will Again Bring In The New Year

The New Jersey Capital Philharmonic will be bringing in the New Year as it presents one of this area’s most treasured traditions--the annual New Year’s Eve concert at the War Memorial Patriots Theater on Thursday, December 31 at 8:00 pm. The…

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TDA Names Interim Executive Director

Trenton, NJ -- The Executive Board of the Trenton Downtown Association announces that Christian Martin has stepped down as Executive Director effective November 15th, 2015. Mr. Martin is leaving to become the founding Executive Director of the…

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