Queens Pageant

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Queens Pageant

The Harrison Fest Queens United Nations Pageant will be held on Friday, September 15, 2017. Over twenty queens will participate in the pageant which will be held at the Holy Cross Banquet Annex in Harrison NJ. The pageant brings together contestants who practice together and form friendships and bonds many of which have continued past the event.  There is still an opportunity to join the group of contestants.  The Pageant is looking for contestants who qualify to represent Italy and/or Scotland.  So it in your family history (it can be generations ago) you have someone who immigrated to the United States of American from Jamaica, Japan, Germany, Honduras, India, Italy, and Scotland, you qualify.  You must complete an application and show commitment and desire to fully engage in the practice sessions and the pageant. The Queens United Pageant Coordinator, Yanina T. Paz, has been holding training sessions to teach the contestants the various parts of the Pageant and how to built confidence and stage presence.  The group is already bonding and building those friendships that continue well beyond the very special event.  If you are interested in participating in the Queens Gala as a contestant please email at info@harrisonfest.org or call the number at the bottom of the page.

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What's Available: Harrison Fest Sponsorship Packages

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What's Available: Harrison Fest Sponsorship Packages

There are only five Sponsorship Packages available.  Here is a summary of what's Available and what's Reserved:

Queens Sponsor Package (Reserved)

Queens Trophies Package (Available)

Stage Sponsor Package (Available)

Lamp Post Sponsor (Reserved)

Veteran Package (Reserved)

Senior of Year Package (Reserved)

Family of the Year Package (Reserved)

School Package (Reserved)

NJ Statewide Multicultural Celebration Package (Available)

Light Arches Package (Available)

Front Inside Cover Official Magazine Package (Reserved)

Bank Cover Official Magazine Package (Reserved)

Little King & Queen Package (Reserved)

Band Sponsorship (Available)

Float Sponsorship (Only Floats Not Included in Other Packages) (Available)

Check our Sponsorship Package by clicking here for updates on what's available as we will be updating that page as soon as packages are reserved.

 

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Sponsorship Packages: No Time To Waste In Getting One

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Sponsorship Packages: No Time To Waste In Getting One

There has been a very emotional and warm reception to the Harrison Fest 2017 Sponsorship Packages. Today the Family of the Year Sponsorship Package was reserved along with the Senior of Year Sponsorship Package. We are more than half way to reaching our goal of having every Sponsorship Package reserved.  If you were thinking about a particular package it's time to see if it's still available and reserve it before someone else does.  Check out the Sponsorship page and complete the application and call us to reserve the package.  Once all the Packages are reserved there are no more.  A Big Thank You to the Sponsors who have reserved their packages already.  It's gratifying to know Harrison Fest is loved and supported by our Sponsors. 

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Time to Reserve Your Sponsorship Package

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Time to Reserve Your Sponsorship Package

Three sponsors have reserved the Schools Sponsorship Package, the Veterans Sponsorship Package and the Lamp Post Sponsorship Package.  Those who want to support Harrison Fest should take the time to review the remaining packages on our Sponsorship page for complete descriptions of the packages. It's time to take a look at each of the remaining packages and decide which one fits your Organization or Business the best.  We want the best media exposure for you and we know that there is great value in each of the Sponorship packages.  Don't hesitate to sign up because once all the packages are sold there are no others.

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Sponsorship Packages Available

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Sponsorship Packages Available

Harrison Fest is made possible by the generous donation of time of our volunteers and support of businesses and organizations who see the value of sponsorship in a variety of ways. There are various ways you can support Harrison Fest and get your business or organization positive publicity and exposure.  There are a variety of Sponsorship Packages which endeavor to provide our sponsors with the opportunity to fully engage with our events and front and center to garner the maximum exposure for the business or organization supporting such an important Statewide Multicultural event.

We are very proud to present some very special Sponsorship packages this year which will allow our sponsors to participate on stage at our Queens Gala and otherwise put the spotlight on our supports in a meaningful way throughout the year in our various activities.

For a full listing of sponsorship opportunities visit our Sponsorship page by clicking here.

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VisitNJ.orG: Great Website for NJ Events

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VisitNJ.orG: Great Website for NJ Events

One of the great websites for New Jersey residents and out of state residents can find a fun activity is the New Jersey Tourism website www.VisitNJ.com

Harrison Fest has been listed on the website for a couple of years and it has helped in getting the word out about our Multicultural Parade and Street Fair. 

Harrison Fest wants to thank New Jersey Tourism and the people at the State of New Jersey who work behind the scenes to promote events like Harrison Fest.

Visit our listing on www.VisitNj.org by clicking on this link: http://www.visitnj.org/nj-events/harrison-fest-new-jersey-statewide-multicultural-celebration

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Sponsor Thank You Dinner

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Sponsor Thank You Dinner

The Harrison Fest Committee held a Thank You Sponsors dinner last night to show our appreciation for the Organizations and Companies that lend their financial support to our organization.  We thought it appropriate to show our gratitude to those who have for years sponsored the many activities that Harrison Fest does not only in our September weekend Parade and Street Festival but for the Thanksgiving Dinner drive, the Holiday Party of Children & Families, Street Fairs throughout the year, and recently the 4th of July Celebration. 

Our goal this year is to support in several ways the organizations that support us and let as many people know who cares for our community with their sponsorship of Harrison Fest.  Two months from today, the Opening Day Mass will kick off the Harrison Fest 2017 weekend (September 22nd through September 24th 2017) and a week before that is the Harrison Fest Queens Gala to be held at the Holy Cross Annex Auditorium.

Thank you Sponsors we appreciate all that you do to support Harrison Fest, A Statewide Multicultural Celebration.


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Save the Date: Harrison Fest 2017

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Save the Date: Harrison Fest 2017

On Friday, September 23, 2017, through Sunday, September 24, 2017, the Town of Harrison will be celebrating Harrison Fest and be joined by the Harrison Fest Queens who will hold their Gala Dinner on Friday, September 15, 2017.

If last years successful Harrison Fest, doesn't convince you to come to enjoy the diverse ethnic groups gathered together in a festive weekend with a parade, street festival with vendors, games, DJ and live act and performing artists then we don't know what to say. Last year the Harrison Fest was a spectacular success. This year, it is anticipated that the crowds will be much larger since word has gotten out that it’s the place to have fun and be seen.

On Saturday, September 23, at 12 noon there will be a parade formed by many different ethnic groups, political leaders and community groups including marching bands and floats. There will be the main stage area where following the parade multicultural performing artists and folkloric groups will perform on Saturday, September 23 from 2 pm to 10 pm and on Sunday, September 24 from 1 pm to 5 pm.

Harrison Avenue from Davis Avenue to 2nd Street will be closed to vehicle traffic and turned into a pedestrian mall.  On Saturday, September 23, Harrison Avenue will be closed temporarily at Joseph Supor Blvd or approximately 1 hour to allow the Harrison Fest Parade to come off Joseph Supor Boulevard onto Harrison in route to Harrison Town and 2nd Street.  Harrison Avenue will remain closed at Davis Avenue during the festival.

Check back for additional details in the meantime explore our site which contains photos and videos of past Harrison Fests.

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Annual Food and Toy Drive

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Annual Food and Toy Drive

One of the most important parts of the holiday season is giving to those in need. Here in Harrison there are hundreds of underprivileged families, children and Seniors that need your help to make it through another year. If you want to spread some holiday joy to those in need, contact us at 201-719-6567 , donate or volunteer your time and services. It’s only through the compassion and goodwill of local citizens that keep our organization going strong, and helps put smiles on the faces of the less-fortunate.

Please make sure the food items you donate are not expired. CANNED FOOD ONLY All grocery items are marked with an expiration date. As you can appreciate, we can not accept expired food items.

Food and Toy drive drop-off locations and contact numbers.

Holy Cross Church - all day EVERYDAY TILL NOVEMBER 18

Harrison Seniors Center -3:30pm to 8:pm

Contact Numbers 201-719-6567 or 973-735-4733

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Annual Fundraiser Brunch

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Annual Fundraiser Brunch

Please join us at the Harrison Fest Committee Annual Holiday Fundraiser Brunch to be held at the Spanish Pavillion, 31 Harrison Avenue, Harrison on Sunday, November 20, 2016 between 11:00 am and 2 pm.  Tickets are $25.00 for Adults and $10.00 for Children over 6 years old.  Children under 6 accompanied by a Parent are Free.  For Further information call us at (973) 268-5858.  You can pay at the Door or send a donation to Harrison Fest Committee Inc., P.O. Box 509, Harrison NJ 07029.

Proceeds from the Fundraiser go directly to assist families in need to provide a Turkey and all the fixings for a family Thanksgiving meal and for Food, Gifts (age appropriate) from Santa, and Entertainment at the Annual Holiday Party in December for children and their families.

Please Share this post to spread the word about this wonderful event that helps differ the cost of doing two spectacular events for the community.  You can also volunteer to help with the Thanksgiving Turkey event and the Holiday Party in December.  Two meaningful and special events.  The Spirit of the Season will uplift you.

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