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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
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
Lawrence Family Chiropractic
Lawrence, NJ
Chiropractic learning material. Complimentary nerve scans
Nutley NJ 07110,
Italian Souvenir, Shirts, etc.
Robbinsville, NJ
Honey Products, Honey Straws, Handmade Hats and Scarves, Evil Eye items, Italian Items And Assorted Jewelry Items


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.
Frank's Cigars
Hamilton, NJ
Dominican Hand Rolled Cigars, Cigar Ash Trays, Lighters & Cigar Cutters
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
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
LuLaRoe Ally O'Brien
Wall, NJ
Women's and Kids Clothing
LuLaRoe Courtney Kusiak
Hamilton, NJ
Mercer County Clerk's Office
Trenton, NJ
Promotional materials such as vote by mail brochures, passport applications, voter registrations, notary applications.
Mercer County Superintendent of Elections
Trenton, NJ
Promote voter registration
Order Sons of Italy NJ Grand Lodge
Hammonton, NJ
Medal of Honor
San Felese Lodge
Hamilton, NJ
Lodge Artifacts and Memorabilia
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
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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