Mercer County Italian American Festival 2014

Arts and Entertainment

August 12, 2014

From: Mercer County Italian-American Festival

Join us as we celebrate our Italian and Italian American Heritage and Culture at the 15th Annual Mercer County Italian American Festival.

Schedule of Events:

September 26, 2014

Entertainment Schedule:

05:30 - 06:30pm: Masterpiece Orchestra - Investors Bank Stage
06:00 - 06:45pm: Penny & The Puppettes - Puppet Theater
07:00 - 08:00pm: Ray Massa's EuroRhythms Orchestra - Investors Bank Stage
07:30 - 08:30pm: Diverse "POP" Group - Cabaret Stage
08:00 - 08:45pm: Penny & The Puppettes - Puppet Theater
08:30 - 09:30pm: Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools - Investors Bank Stage
08:45 - 09:45pm: Charles Laurita, Rock & Blues Group - Cabaret Stage
09:45 - 10:15pm: Fireworks - Festival Grounds

Cultural Schedule:

01:00 - 05:00

The New Jersey Italian and Italian American Heritage Commission - Learn about the exciting new statewide activities scheduled by the NJIIAHC. Cav. Gilda Rorro Baldassari, Ed.D and Fred Proulx Reprsentative of the NJIIAHC

Presenter: Frederick Proulx, NJIIAHC Executive Director

05:30 - 06:30

Pizzelle Made Easy. Prepare and savor this Italian favorite.

Presenter: Catherine DiCostanzo

September 27, 2014

Entertainment Schedule:

01:00 - 02:00pm: Pat Pratico - Sounds of Sinatra - Investors Bank Stage
02:00 - 03:00pm: Michael & Nicholas Testa - Jersey City Pizza Bosses - Cabaret Stage
02:30 - 03:30pm: Cora D'Italia Folk Dance 15 Members - Investors Bank Stage
03:30 - 04:30pm: Frank Tenaglia -Tenor - Cabaret Stage
04:00 - 05:00pm: Natalie Pinto With International Orchestra - Investors Bank Stage
04:00 - 04:45pm: Penny & The Puppettes - Puppet Theater
05:00 - 06:00pm: Living The Dream Band - Cabaret Stage
05:30 - 06:30pm: Ray Massa's EuroRhythms Orchestra - Investors Bank Stage
06:00 - 06:45pm: Penny & The Puppettes - Puppet Theater
06:30 - 07:30pm: Paul Plumeri Blues Group - Cabaret Stage
07:00 - 08:30pm: Lights Out Music Tribute to Frankie Valli - Investors Bank Stage
08:00 - 08:45pm: Penny & The Puppettes - Puppet Theater
09:00 - 10:00pm: Lightnin' Lou Christie - Investors Bank Stage

Cultural Schedule:

02:00 - 03:00

"Unchained Memories:"Learn how growing up in Chambersburg influenced a young author to write a romantic novel.

Presenter: Maria Imbalzano, Esq. Attorney and Author

03:30 - 04:30

Cansoni d'amore: Italian love melodies by Mercer's favorite "Jersey Boy" and friend.

Presenter: Bart DiNola

05:00 - 06:00

Ricotta Made Easy - See and Sample Ricotta Made Easy

Presenter: Maria Verzilli

06:30 - 07:30

How to become a "Pizzaiolo" and toss a pie like the young "Pizza Spinners." Jersey City Pizza Bosses: The Testa Family

Presenter: Testa Family

September 28, 2014

Entertainment Schedule:

11:00 - 12:00pm: Catholic Mass - Investors Bank Stage
12:00 - 12:30pm: Procession of the Madonna - Festival Grounds
01:00 - 02:00pm: Lawrence Community Concert Band - Investors Bank Stage
01:00 - 02:00pm: Ewing Talent - Cabaret Stage
02:00 - 02:45pm: Penny & The Puppettes - Puppet Theater
02:30 - 03:30pm: Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra - Investors Bank Stage
02:30 - 03:15pm: Abbott and Costello - Cabaret Stage
03:30 - 04:30pm: Sidewalk Serenade - Cabaret Stage
04:00 - 05:00pm: Aaron Caruso Tenor - Investors Bank Stage
04:00 - 04:45pm: Penny and the Puppettes - Puppet Theater
05:15 - 06:00pm: Abbott and Costello - Cabaret Stage
05:30 - 06:30pm: Gabriella Rea From Italy - Investors Bank Stage
06:30 - 07:30pm: JADE - Cabaret Stage

Cultural Schedule:

01:30 - 02:30: Discover the unknown life of Joe DiMaggio

Presenter: Prof. Michael Riccards Former College President, Educator and Author

03:30 - 04:30: Under a Spell? How to Break the Evil Eye

Presenter: Rose Feterik, National Overseer to Garibaldi/Meucci Museum

04:30 - 05:30: Pizzelle Made Easy: Prepare and savor the Italian favorite.

Presenter: Catherine DiCostanzo

Date: September 26 - 28, 2014

Hours:
Friday: 3pm - 11pm
Saturday: 12n - 11pm
Sunday: 12n - 9:30pm

Location: Mercer County Park, 1638 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550

Admission:
Adults: $5.00
Senior Citizens, 65 years of age and older: $4.00
Children, 12 years of age and younger: FREE

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