As a part of TDA's efforts with Sustainable Jersey, Trenton's Green Team organized a survey for Trenton residents and city workers to assess Trenton's arts and cultural assets. This cultural assets inventory we've called, Culture in the Capital, provides a clearer picture of Trenton's arts and cultural scene. With this survey we hope to generate a greater awareness of these activities not only for Trenton's residents and visitors, but for the city and state workers of Trenton as well. We've received over 70 responses so far, but need more responses to help our Capital's cultural scene continue to flourish.



As it stands our respondents attend arts and cultural events fairly regularly, most attending events monthly or even weekly, and as our results show, most of these events are in the Trenton area. Our respondents highlight Grounds for Sculpture and Art Works as some of the most popular art venues, with Trenton Social standing out as Trenton's most popular cultural destination. As one of Trenton's most active restaurants within the community, holding regular events such as Social Rides and Open Mic Nights, this comes as no surprise. However there are still lots of other things to see and do in Trenton! Just within downtown there are more than 6 museums. Some of our respondents' favorites? The State Museum, the City Museum at Ellarslie, and of course, The Old Barracks Museum.

Though you may not see anything about what Trenton has to offer on television, events can always be found in local news like The Trenton Times, The Trentonian, and The Downtowner. However, most of our respondents keep up with Trenton arts and culture on social media or by word of mouth. Of course there are always popular websites like Planet Trenton or Hidden Trenton, or my personal favorite, Destination Trenton, which keep tabs on all the local happenings for Trenton's residents and visitors.

More of a hard-numbers kind of person? See our survey results here.