The Harrison Fest 2017 Main Banner was installed early today with the assistance of the Harrison Department of Public works in its traditional place in front of Town Hall. All along Harrison Avenue, the Street Arches were also worked on today to replace sensors which were preventing a couple of the arches from lighting up at night. The sensors have been replaced. Here are a couple pictures of the Main Banner and some Street Arches. We have more to post here and on Facebook. Thank you, Sponsors, which are noted on the different light arches.
We continue to spread the word about how grateful we are for the Package Sponsors of Harrison Fest 2017. We just installed a 40 foot banner on South Frank E. Rodgers Blvd. Thanking our sponsors. We hope that if you are given the opportunity you also thank the men and women of these organizations for their support: (click on a name to learn more about the sponsor)
J.Supor & Sons, Goya Foods, Jaime Lucero, Chinatown Restaurant, G&S Logistics, Gree Air/Heat/Solar, Berto Construction, Hockmeyer Equipment, Harrison Chinese Association, Lusitania Bank, Pharmacy Plus, Investors Bank, St. Michael’s Medical Center, New York Red Bulls, Hudson County Chamber of Commerce, Silva Construction, Spanish Pavillion Restaurant, Kearny Bank and Alaris Health.
Many of these organizations made it possible to have a record number of Street Arches all along Harrison Avenue from First Street to almost Schuyler Avenue.
A Special Thank You to the members of the Harrison Fire Department for their assistance throughout the year volunteering to assist all of Harrison Fest's activities including Thanksgiving Turkey Drive, the December Holiday Party for Children and Parents with Santa Claus, and of course our United Nations Queen Gala, Harrison Fest Parade & Street Festival.
Note: The picture of the banner is only a portion of the banner.
The Harrison Police installed their portable information billboard to let everyone know that Harrison Fest 2017 is on its way. The sign on Harrison Avenue at 2nd Street just passed the Route 280 Overpass lets everyone know "Harrison Avenue Closed", "Harrison Multi-Cultural Festival" and "Sat & Sun, Sept 23rd & 24th". Thank You Harrison Police Department.
The installation of The Harrison Fest 2017 Banner has been delayed over concerns of high winds expected on Wednesday and Thursday. The Street Arches are up and this year there are more arches thanks to our sponsors. A Harrison Fest 2017 Banner has been installed however along the fence on the Route 280 off ramp and the intersection with Harrison Avenue.
We have added some of the pictures from the United Nations Queens Gala 2017 to our website. These are only some of the pictures taken and we will have additional pictures in the future. We are in the last week of preparations for Harrison Fest 2017 so we will be busy for sure. Enjoy the pictures and don't forget to check out pictures on Facebook as well. Thank you all who contributed to making this a special night. A special thank you to all the Queens representing Twenty-One nations. It was, as usual, a wonderful evening.
Last night the Harrison Fest 2017 Miss United Nations Queens Gala brought together Twenty-One Queens representing a country of their family heritage. The Holy Cross Banquet hall was sold out and as the room filled up there was, as usual, the mood of anticipation before the Queens took the stage. Once the Queens took the stage everyone relaxed and enjoyed the evening. Master of Ceremony Tiffany Monterossa did a wonderful job. Tiffany is a former Harrison Fest Queens Gala. Queen. If you were at the Gala Dinner please share your photos on Facebook. The Queens will at the Harrison Fest Parade next Saturday, September 23, 2017. The Queens have their own float. The Parade kicks off at 12 noon along Harrison Avenue from Davis Street to North 2nd Street
All that is Harrison Fest doesn't just happen. It takes a lot of planning, hard work, and financial support. We updated our web page to recognize the organizations that are supporting Harrison Fest 2017 by committing their support by signing up for our Sponsorship Packages.
Those organizations and individuals are the following:
J.Supor & Sons, Goya Foods, Jaime Lucero, Chinatown Restaurant, G&S Logistics, Gree Air/Heat/Solar, Berto Construction, Hockmeyer Equipment, Lusitania Bank, Pharmacy Plus, Investors Bank, St. Michael’s Medical Center, Red Bulls, Hudson County Chamber of Commerce, Silva Construction, Spanish Pavillion, Kearny Bank, Harrison Fire Dept and Alaris Health.
We have added the logos and links to their websites on our website's footer. So go take a look. We also produced a video highlighting our sponsors.
Outfront Media is a member of the Harrison community and it has continued its support of the greater Harrison community by having its artist create some very beautiful Electronic Billboard Advertisements to spread the word that Harrison Fest's United Nations Pageant will be held on Friday, September 15th, 2017 and our Street Festival and Parade will be held on Saturday, September 23 and 24th. Three years ago OutFront media converted its billboard overlooking Route 280 in Harrison from a traditional (static) billboard to an electronic billboard. The billboard went live shortly thereafter and coincided with Harrison Fest 2015. Outfront Media was nice enough to produce and display advertisements on short notice.
OutFront Media has once again designed and offered to display information about our events to get the word out about our United Nations Gala Pageant, our Parade, and our Street Fair events. There are three distinct Harrison Fest 2017 advertisements. So take a look. A big Thank You for OutFront Media for your support. The Route 280 location is ideal for running an Advertisement with the traffic traveling on Route 280 and coming into Harrison off the exit ramp. If you are interested in having Outfront create a Billboard advertisement for you visit their website for additional information www.OutfrontMedia.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the number at the bottom of the page.
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.
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.