All garages are located in downtown

  •  Liberty Commons Garage – 16 E. Front St. – 08608
  • Lafayette Garage – 1 W. Lafayette St. – 08608
  • Warren St. Garage – 110 N. Warren St. – 08608
  • Merchant St. Lot – 24 Merchant St. – 08608

There is fee-based parking in lots throughout the downtown Trenton area, as well as some metered street parking available in the War Memorial’s environs.

  • On evenings and weekends, free parking is available in the state parking lots on Memorial Drive near the War Memorial.
  • There is handicapped parking beside the War Memorial on West Lafayette Street, available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The War Memorial is fully ADA compliant.

Part of the State of New Jersey’s Capitol Complex, The War Memorial is located on Memorial Drive in downtown Trenton near the Delaware River. The building is a short walk from the New Jersey State House (the nation’s second oldest state capitol building), the New Jersey State Library, the New Jersey State Museum, the Old Barracks Museum (site of the Battle of Trenton on Dec. 26, 1776), and a short distance Sun National Bank Center (hosts concerts, sporting events, family programs), and Mercer County Waterfront Park (home of Trenton Thunder – NY Yankees Class A Affiliate baseball) and other attractions.

The Governor’s Awards in Arts Education began in 1980 to promote awareness and appreciation of the arts, recognizing the creativity, talent and leadership of the award winners. Each year, awards are presented to approximately 20 educators and 80 students. National and statewide organizations select the students for their exemplary work in creative writing, speech, dance, music, theatre and visual arts and the leaders for their exceptional commitment and contribution to arts education. The program also recognizes arts educators and arts education advocates, whose leadership has helped nurture the development of students in the arts across the state.

432 High Street Burlington, NJ 08016

The Governor’s Awards event is a partnership of the Arts Ed NJ, the Department of Education, Art Pride New Jersey Foundation, the Department of State and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Additional support is provided by: the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics; Art Educators of New Jersey; Art Administrators of New Jersey; Dance New Jersey; New Jersey Council of Teachers of English; New Jersey Speech and Debate League; New Jersey Music Educators Association; New Jersey Performing Arts Center; Writer's Theatre of New Jersey; Speech and Theatre Association of New Jersey; New Jersey Thespians and Young Audiences of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. The cooperating organizations, award sponsors and individual members of the planning council dedicate their time to make sure that excellence in the arts is rewarded, and work tirelessly throughout the year to plan this special event. The Governor's Awards in Arts Education ceremony are a major collaborative effort of the arts, education and state government.