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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 23, 2016
03:15- 05:00

The New Jersey Italian Heritage Commission (NJIHC): Overview and Documentaries.
Presented By:
Cav. Dr. Gilda Rorro Baldassari
See Presenter Bio
07:00- 08:00

"Flying Colors" Innovative Live Art Performance
Presented By:
John Gowdy
See Presenter Bio
Saturday, September 24, 2016
01:30- 02:30

Italian "Slave" Children. Learn about a little-explored chapter of Italian American history pertaining to the exploitation of children in the USA in the 20th century.
Presented By:
Thomas Frascella, Esq.
See Presenter Bio
03:00- 03:30

Meet the New Jersey Italian Heritage Commission
Presented By:
Robert DiBiase, Chair, NJIHC, Umbert Mucci
See Presenter Bio
04:00- 04:45

"Brief Encounters: The memoirs of an Italian Grandfather". A nostalgic, humorous reading from a recently published work.
Presented By:
Michael Riccards, Ph. D.
See Presenter Bio
05:00- 06:00

Ricotta Made Easy

See and sample Ricotta made the easy way!
Presented By:
Maria Verzilli
See Presenter Bio

07:00- 08:00

Jersey City Pizza Bosses
Presented By:
Boss of the Toss Jersey Style
See Presenter Bio
Sunday, September 25, 2016
02:00- 03:00

Italian "Slave" Children. Learn about a little-explored chapter of Italian American history pertaining to the exploitation of children in the USA in the 20th century.
Presented By:
Thomas Frascella, Esq.
See Presenter Bio


Main Festival Grounds
Vendor Description
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.
Italian Market Tent
Vendor Description
Andiamo Enterprises
Hamilton, NJ
Suncatchers, night lights, Italian Novelties, Fashion Jewelry, Sterling Silver Cell Phone Cases
Demca Demo
Swiftwater, PA
Ceramic food grating plates and bowls handmade and hand painted in Spain
Jackson, NJ
Flashcopter: a novelty toy for children of all ages
Home Style Candle
Cherry Hill, NJ
Hand poured candles and novelty pies
Kearney, NJ
Cell phone accessories
Lawrence Family Chiropractic
Lawrence, NJ
Chiropractic learning material. Complimentary nerve scans
Lightbridge Academy of Lawrenceville
Lawrenceville, NJ
Italian flag tattoos, raffle and giveways
Nutley NJ 07110,
Italian Souvenir, Shirts, etc.
Maryann Mosko
Lebanon, NJ
Religious Articles, Rosaries, Angel Pins, Statues, Prayer Cards
Pacha Mama
Saugerties, NY
Native American Art & Crafts, Musical Instruments, Sweaters, Bracelets, Alaska Jewelry
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
Tabacalera Cibaosa
New York, NY
Hand Rolled Demonstration Cigars
Window D'Cor & More
Hobe Sound, FL
Hand etched night lights


Italian Heritage Pavilion
(Located in the Ice Skating Center Ice Rink)
Vendor Description
14th Legislative District - Wayne DeAngelo
Hamilton, NJ
14th Legislative District outreach table with information on State programs and benefits.
Amici Della Lingua
Columbus, NJ
Display Italian history, club information and Italian lessons.
Ella's Craft
Browns Mill, NJ
Soft Sculpture, Children's Cloth Books, Sachet Scarves, "Dress-Up Your Kitchen", Kitchen Towels/W Crocheted Tops.
Exclusively Yours
Mercerville, NJ
Hand knitted children's animal hats, scarves, gloves,novelty felt bags
Gemstone Jewelry
Yardville, NJ
Jewelry, Italian Chains, Italian Goldstone Jewelry, Murano Glass Jewelry, Italian Cameos
Gordon Carlon
Jackson, NJ
Veterans Hats, Veterans License Frames, Licensed Wounded Warrior Shirts, and complete bullshit about what I did while I was in the Navy.
Homs Base Sports Collectibles
Bordentown, NJ
Sports photos and memorabilia, also team apparel, included are many players of Italian-American decent.
L&B Crafts
Hillsborough, NJ
Doll Furniture, Bird Houses, Bird Feeders, Pet Beds
LBC Blanket Corp
Passic, NJ
Olive Wood Figurines, Linen Blankets, Comforters, Sheet Sets and Pillows
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
Distributing information about the Prosecutor's Office
Mercer County Sheriff's Office Public information brochures on operations of County Sheriff's Office
Mercer County Superintendent of Elections
Trenton, NJ
Promote voter registration
Mercer County Surrogate Office
Trenton, NJ
Materials Referencing the Subject Matter Provided by the Surrogate's Office
Navila Natural Shop
North Bergen, NJ
Wooden Russian Nesting Dolls, Natural Shea Butter Soap
Order Sons of Italy NJ Grand Lodge
Hammonton, NJ
Medal of Honor
Plank Art
Lawrenceville, NJ
Original artwork, related gift items, hand-knit, crocheted and jewelry items.
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
Teresa's Precious Beads
Cherry Hill, NJ
Teresa's Selections of Beads, Jewelry, Necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets
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
Hopewell Valley Vinyards
Coccia Foundation
Barry Chiorello
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