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Holy Family 20th Annual Italian Festival
In Honor of Our Lady of Sorrows - Join us for 4 days of Fun for the Family! Homemade Italian & Filipino Specialties! Entertainment nightly! Games & Rides. Raffles! Super 50/50 drawn on Sunday night at 9:00.
7:00 Mass each evening. On Sunday at Noon - Mass & Procession through the neighboring streets.
Known for all the homemade Italian specialties, lots of other delicious food is offered. The Filipino Community hosts a stand of their ethnic favorites: spring rolls, shish kebabs, rice, noodles, etc. The Men’s Prayer Group of Holy Family serves peaches and wine to the adults and chicken fingers and French fries to the kids (of all ages). The Italian specialty list is endless- various pasta with several different sauces, polenta, broccoli rabe and sausage, escarole and beans, meatball sandwiches, eggplant parmigiana sandwiches, Italian hot dogs - and that’s their homemade list! Also on the menu is pizza, cheesesteaks, burgers, etc! For dessert, visit the Italian Café and taste all the delicious pastries, cakes, and homemade cookies. Don’t miss tasting the homemade waffles and ice cream either! And what is an Italian Festival without zeppole and torrone? All this and much, much more will be offered. Their prices are family-friendly!
Entertainment nightly is something everyone loves! Dance to their deejay’s music every night. They are happy to have DJ Louie playing all the Italian favorites as well as music of every genre. On Saturday, from 9 to 11 p.m., popular singer and keyboardist, Jerry, will entertain at the event and on Sunday, from 5 to 9 p.m., Louie, Jerry, Charlie and Christina will take the stage. Take chances on hourly 50/50s and the big 50/50 will be drawn on Sunday night at 9:00. Although they sell religious articles, they do not use outside vendors - anything they sell is to benefit the continuation of the religious programs offered at Holy Family Church.
Four days of great fun and activities are planned for "kids" of all ages! Lots of carnival rides and games of chance, processions with the Sorrowful Mother, marching bands and renewing old friendships are part of the attraction. Discounted tickets for the rides are now on sale at Holy Family Church – you may buy now and save! A sheet of 18 tickets is only $11 (during the festival, a sheet of 12 tickets costs $10.)
They will honor Maria SS. Addolorata at the noon Mass on Sunday and, weather permitting, will process through the surrounding streets, continuing our annual tradition - everyone is welcome to join in!
The festival hours are: Thursday, Sept. 22, 6 to 10 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 23, 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, 4 to 11 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25, noon - 9 p.m.
Holy Family is located at 28 Brookline Ave., between Centre and Harrison Streets in Nutley. For more information, call Holy Family Church at 973-667-0026.