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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
01:00- 02:00 Boss of the Toss - Pizza Spinning Acrobatics Exhibition
Presented By:
Michael & Nicholas Testa & family
04:00- 04:30 Bonapart in Bordentown
Presented By:
Thomas Frascella, Esq.
05:00- 06:00 Captivating Your Readers With Your Life Story. Attendees will learn about writing their stories easily and freely, in order to share their lives with their families, friends and even the public.
Presented By:
Rodney Richards
06:30- 07:30 Pizza Spinning, Acrobatics Exhibition
Presented By:
Michael & Nicholas Testa & family
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
Golden Years Design Benefits
Freehold, NJ
Festival Partner - Sellers of Medicare Products for over 30 years. They walk you through the Medicare maze.
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 - Meet the friendly staff from Investors Bank and grab some free swag. And don't forget to ask them about Care2Share.
Kmart of Hamilton Festival Partner - for the Sports Café where you can watch college and NFL football all weekend. (Eagles vs Giants - Sunday!)Stop by their booth and say hello. They will have giveaways and Shop Your Way rewards information all weekend.
New Jersey Lottery Festival Partner - Stop by the new gaming lounge to learn about and play the new Quick Draw game from New Jersey Lottery. Plus purchase a ticket for any of their drawings.
News 12 New Jersey Festival Media Partner - stop by and say hello to the folks from News 12 New Jersey on Saturday only.
Performance Spine & Sports Medicine
Lawrenceville, NJ
Festival Partner - Free face painting! Stop by and learn about their services too. It's the place to go when suffering an injury. They offer a non-surgical, holistic, fully integrated and patient-centered approach to health and wellness.
The Times
Trenton, NJ
Festival Media Partner since 2000. Pick up a free copy of The Times and check out their print and digital subscription packages.
WPST - 94.5 FM
Princeton , NJ
Festival Media Partner - Games, Prizes, Prize Wheel, and Giveaways. Stop by, play some cornhole, meet the staff and PST Street Team and enter to win some great prizes
XFINITY Festival Partner - Sponsor of FREE Admission for Children 12 and under. Games and Giveaways. Say hello to the good people from XFINITY and experience the capabilities of XFINITY.
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
Franks Cigars
Hamilton, NJ
Cigars - Hand Rolled
Home Style Candle Co.
Cherry Hill, NJ
Hand poured scented candles and candle pies.
Kearney, NJ
Cell phone accessories
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
LuLaRoe Courtney Kusiak
Wall, NJ
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
West Windsor Tae Kwon Do & Kickboxing Academy
West Windsor, NJ
Information and sign up sheets
Willaim Chen Die Cast Car, Marionettes, Toys and Hand Spinners


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.
Bucks County Genealogical Society
Washington Crossing, PA
Organization and membership information will be available as well as family history research assistance in the U.S. and Italy.
Ella's Crafts
Browns Mills, NJ
Soft Sculpture, Children's Fabric Books, Sachet Scarves
Ferrante Fotography
Baltimore, MD
Photographs taken of Italy and Italian Cookbook
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 Sheriff's Office
Public information brochures on operations of County Sheriff's Office
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
Town of Norcia
Norcia, Italy
Fr. Cassian Folsom, Founder and Prior Emeritus of the Monks of Norcia will be giving out information on the town of Norcia and the Monks
Umbrella House Umbrellas of all types with matching tote bags.


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
K McCoy Inc
Rose Hill
Coccia Foundation
Hopewell Valley Vinyards
Saker ShopRites
Barry Chiorello
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