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Cultural Theater
Located in the Heritage Pavilion

Ice Skating Center

Presentations throughout the festival 
on Italian and Italian American topics.

Date/Time   Topic
Friday, September 22, 2017
01:00- 04:00 The New Jersey Italian Heritage Commission (NJIHC): An Overview Nicholas Schaefer: Manager, NJIAHC
Presented By:
Can Gilda Rorro Baldassari; Consular Correspondent for Italy
06:00- 07:00 "Earthquake Update: Saint Benedict and the Monks of Norcia"
Presented By:
Fr. Cassian Folsom: Founder and Prior Emeritus of the Monks of Norcia
04:30- 05:30 Discover the Life of Saint Francis of Assisi
Presented By:
Dr. Michael Riccards, President, American Institute of Public Policy
Saturday, September 23, 2017
04:00- 04:30 Bonapart in Bordentown
Presented By:
Thomas Frascella, Esq.
05:00- 06:00 Making Homemade Ricotta the Easy Way
Presented By:
Maria Verzilli
Sunday, September 24, 2017
01:30- 02:30 Traditional Italian Remedies of an Italian Grandfather
Presented By:
Angelo Bianchi, Esq.
02:30- 03:30 Tales from My Italian Grandpa
Presented By:
Dr. Michael Riccards


Main Festival Grounds
Vendor Description
Franks Cigars
Hamilton, NJ
Cigars - Hand Rolled
Information/MCIAFA Merchandise Tent
Hamilton, NJ
Information Tent - For directions, location information about vendors ,entertainers, EMTs, stages, etc. or questions or comments about our festival. We also have Lost and Found items that are reported and recorded. (Location by festival entrance near clock) MCIAFA Merchandise Tent - Our MCIAFA T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Golf Shirts, and Reduced for Quick Sale Items (Location alongside Information Tent)
Investors Bank Festival Partner and Presenting Sponsor. Meet the friendly staff from Investors Bank and enjoy free face painting.
New Jersey Lottery Festival Partner - Feeling lucky? Purchase a lottery ticket and get free swag while visiting with the folks from the New Jersey Lottery.
Penny And The Puppettes - Puppet Show, Tent-24 Puppet Show for Children, held at various times during the festival
Italian Market Tent
Vendor Description
Airbrush Tattoos
Staten Island, NY
Airbrush Tattoos and Sand Art
Andiamo Enterprises
Hamilton, NJ
Suncatchers, night lights, Italian Novelties, Fashion Jewelry, Sterling Silver Cell Phone Cases
CJ Expressions
Yardley, PA
Handcrafted Leather Jewelry and Hand-etched Night Lights
Home Style Candle Co.
Cherry Hill, NJ
Hand poured scented candles and candle pies.
LaLaRoe Courtney Kusiak
Wall, NJ
Lawrence Family Chiropractic
Lawrence, NJ
Chiropractic learning material. Complimentary nerve scans
Lu Cafe
Nutley, NJ
Italian Jersey, Jackets, Souvenirs, Italian Dishes, Coffee Makers
LuLaRoe Ally O'Brien
Wall, NJ
Women's and Kids Clothing
Maryann Mosko
Lebanon, NJ
Statues, Rosary Beads, Medals, Religious Bracelets, Prayer Cards, Angel Pins, etc., Car Clips, Key Rings
Robbinsville, NJ
Honey Products, Honey Straws, Handmade Hats and Scarves, Evil Eye items, Italian Items And Assorted Jewelry Items
E. Brunswick, NJ
Marionettes, Furry Animals, Die-cast Cars


Italian Heritage Pavilion
(Located in the Ice Skating Center Ice Rink)
Vendor Description
Amici Della Lingua
Columbus, NJ
Display Italian history, club information and Italian lessons.
Ella's Crafts
Browns Mills, NJ
Soft Sculpture, Children's Fabric Books, Sachet Scarves
Gemstone Jewelry
Yardville, NJ
Jewelry, Italian Chains, Italian Goldstone Jewelry, Murano Glass Jewelry, Italian Cameos
Giftique International
Oro Valley, Arizona
One of a kind semi-precious stones from around the world are set mostly in sterling silver pendants and earrings. Adjustable sterling silver chains are available
Home Base Sports
Bordentown, NJ
Sports Memorabilia Photos both Matted and Framed, Team Apparel
ISee Spain
Swiftwater, PA
Ceramic Food Grating Plates and Bowls Handmade in Spain
L&B Crafts
Hillsborough, NJ
Doll Furniture, Bird Houses, Bird Feeders, Pet Beds
Mercer County Clerk's Office
Trenton, NJ
Promotional materials such as vote by mail brochures, passport applications, voter registrations, notary applications.
Mercer County Prosecutor's Office
Trenton, NJ
Information on Prosecutor's Office. We're gunna make yous an offer yous can't refuse. Stop by, or we'll bring the full force of government down on you.
Mercer County Superintendent of Elections
Trenton, NJ
Promote voter registration
Mia Grace Creations Homemade Soy Candles, Bath Bombs, Wax Cubes & Hand Soap
Order Sons of Italy NJ Grand Lodge
Hammonton, NJ
Medal of Honor
San Felese Lodge
Hamilton, NJ
Lodge Artifacts and Memorabilia
Allentown, NJ
Team Key Chains, Team Beanies, Team Desk Clocks, Team Travel Mugs. Sterling Silver Celtic Rings and Pendants, Crystal Necklaces and Vintage Necklaces, Woolen Ear Warmers.
State of NJ - Unclaimed Property
Trenton, NJ
State agency providing a free public service to do individual name searches on our database. Free promotional items and brochures
Umbrella House Umbrellas of all types with matching tote bags.
Window D'cor and More
Yardley, PA
Handmade Leather Jewelry


Please visit our sponsors who make this festival possible.
Trenton Times
Investors Bank
Bud Light
New Jersey Lottery
XFINITY only from comcast
News 12 NJ
Italian Tribune
Impact Remodeling
K McCoy Inc
Rose Hill
Martin Financial Group
Coccia Foundation
Hopewell Valley Vinyards
Saker ShopRites
Barry Chiorello
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