Recycling company TerraCycle is hosting the 10th annual Jersey Fresh Jam, Jersey’s biggest showcase for hip hop and graffiti, on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from noon to dusk.

The event offers graffiti artists from the tri-state area a place to showcase their work and will include performances from local MCs and musicians, featuring headliner Wu Tang Clan Member Cappadonna.

Visitors will also be able to check out fare from local food trucks and wares from vendors while watching artists paint the exterior walls of TerraCycle’s Trenton headquarters. Jersey Fresh Jam is free and open to the public. All painting spots are by invitation only.

Since 2005, when Jersey Fresh Jam started, TerraCycle has opened its doors to local artists and the community.  Jersey Fresh Jam has grown from a small, low-key celebration into, not only New Jersey’s premier hip hop festival, but one of the most respected celebrations of hip hop culture on the East Coast.

The event is held at TerraCycle office, 121 New York Avenue, Trenton, N.J. 08638. (Rain Date: Sunday, August 23). For more information about the event, visit


About TerraCycle: Founded in 2001, TerraCycle, Inc., is the world’s leader in the collection and repurposing of hard-to-recycle post-consumer waste, ranging from used chip bags to coffee capsules to cigarette butts.  The waste is collected through free, national, brand-funded platforms called “Brigades,” as well as various consumer and government-funded models.  The collected waste is reused, upcycled or recycled into a variety of affordable, sustainable consumer products and industrial applications.  Each year, across 21 countries, TerraCycle collects and repurposes billions of pieces of waste, donating millions of dollars to schools and charities in the process. TerraCycle is the subject of a new half-hour comedy, ‘Human Resources,’ on Pivot TV. Season two airs August 2015. To learn more about TerraCycle or get involved in our recycling programs, please visit


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Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.


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