Annual Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Comes to Berkeley Heights This Week

897879749ea7cc2d8a14_ea893612925aeb0e435bd5904bf17a0acarmel2.jpg
Annual Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Comes to Berkeley Heights This July
ab3b539b40e508a2587d_3a2699c4d09bd5467dd20e169badb2e9carmel1.jpg
Annual Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Comes to Berkeley Heights This July
897879749ea7cc2d8a14_ea893612925aeb0e435bd5904bf17a0acarmel2.jpg

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, a four day festival that attracts local residents, returns to Berkeley Heights for its 102nd year this week.  The festival begins on Wednesday July 13th and ends on Saturday July 16th.  Festivities will take place between 6 PM and 11 PM Wednesday through Friday and from 6 PM to 12 PM on Saturday.

Member of the Mount Carmel Society and event organizer Paul Ippolito describes the feast as “a special event.”   “It’s the 102nd year anniversary of the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.  It’s the largest event in Berkeley Heights, and no one ever leaves without having a good time.”

Amusement rides and games will be offered for children, as well as BaDaBoom!, a special kids night fireworks spectacular presented by Overlook Medical Center on Friday, July 15th at 9:30 PM.

Sign Up for E-News

Evening entertainment will be provided by the following local bands on Friday and Saturday night: After The Ending, Easily Confused, Close Third Rail, The Barefoot Tramps, Rebel Pawn, Negative IQ, and Andrea Ceresa and Vic Della Pello.  For a full performance schedule, please visit www.feastofmountcarmel.org.

Festival goers can expect fabulous food at the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, including, but not limited to, sausage and peppers, London broil sandwiches, barbeque, pizza, Greek food, hamburgers, hot dogs, seafood, cheese steaks, zeppoles, funnel cakes, ice cream, and much more.  In addition, a beer and wine garden will be provided for adults.

And as tradition holds, the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel will conclude on Saturday with a Feast Day Parade and a fireworks extravaganza.

The procession will begin at the Little Flower Church at Berkeley Heights at 8:30 AM on Saturday, July 16th.  Mount Carmel Society club members will proceed through the Streets of Berkeley Heights carrying the statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and will return to the Little Flower Church for a mass in her honor at 11 AM.  A picnic will held directly following the mass in Peppertown Park.

The fireworks extravaganza, presented by Investors Savings Bank, will begin at 11 PM on Saturday night.  Paul Ippolito explains that “you can never get closer to a fireworks show of this size.  The fireworks are so close to you, they’re right above your head.”

The Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel will be held on Mount Carmel Field at the corner of Springfield Avenue and River Road in Berkeley Heights, NJ.  There is free admission to the feast Wednesday through Friday, however donations are requested from adults only on Saturday.

Proceeds of the feast will benefit the renovation of the Little Flower Church in Berkeley Heights.  “People who come to the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel are supporting the Catholic church,” says Paul Ippolito.

Springfield Avenue will be closed from Plainfield Avenue into Long Hill Township on Saturday July 16th.  Festival goers can park at Columbia Middle School where a shuttle bus will take them to the event.  Due to necessary precautions, motor vehicles will not be permitted to park on the Mount Carmel Field on Saturday.

Major sponsors for this year’s Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel include Investors Savings Bank, Overlook Hospital, Garden State Fireworks, the Township of Berkeley Heights, and the County of Union.  Other sponsors include nj.com, 92.3 NOW FM, WDHA 105.5 FM, Q104.3 FM, 101.1 WCBS FM, Budweiser, Pasqua, ReadyMade, Ikea, BTIG, and Bud Light.

For more information, please visit www.feastofmountcarmel.org
 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Berkeley Heights

Pieces of Time: Applause Rings Out In Two Columbia Middle School Classrooms

February 23, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Thursday night, the mass murder of students and faculty members at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday, Feb. 14, seemed to be on everyone’s mind at the Board of Education meeting.

The board observed a moment of silence following the Pledge of Allegiance for the 17 people killed and 14 wounded in the shooting, as well as ...

Local Advisor Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Roth IRA

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Roth IRA. First made available to American investors in 1998, a Roth IRA is an individual retirement account that is funded with after-tax dollars and provides tax-free growth and income for retirement.

In honor of this significant milestone, Walter Pardo, CEO/Certified Wealth Strategist at Wealth ...

Giving Back: Learn How to Help Victims of Sexual Violence

February 24, 2018

Every year since 1984, trained volunteers with the Union County Rape Crisis Center have helped victims of sexual violence through the emotional, medical and legal aftermath of trauma. New volunteers are welcome to join the next series of training classes beginning on Thursday, March 22.

No previous experience in crisis counseling is necessary.

“Over the years our Rape Crisis Center ...

New Providence High School Presents The Addams Family -Tickets are Now On Sale

The Addams Family, who first came to life in the 1960s television series, will come back to life and take the stage at New Providence High School in March in a comedic musical twist on the classic story and characters.  Morticia, Gomez, Wednesday, Grandma, Fester, and Lurch, along with new characters and a full cast of Addams Ancestors will bring the creepy, kooky, all together ooky ...

WFP Tax Partners Walks You Through 4 Step Tax Return Process

Over 80% of Tax Returns Have Errors or Missed Deductions. You're Probably Paying More Than Your Fair Share in Taxes

BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Tax returns certainly give a clear picture of the past year, but WFP Tax Partners believes it's wise to strategize for the current year to have a plan for moving forward. 

At your tax appointment, they ...

Reminder: Free Wellness Program for Union County Military Women

All Union County women with military service – veterans, active duty and reserve – are invited to join “Boots 2 Heels,” a free event designed to foster wellness and connect women with resources and guidance for empowerment. Boots 2 Heels will be held on Saturday, February 24 at the Westfield Armory, located at 500 Rahway Avenue in Westfield.

The event is free but ...

Colleen Mahr Has Paid Her Dues, Earned Peoples’ Trust, and Left a Track Record of Success

February 20, 2018

Dear Editor:

As a 26-year-old Scotch Plains resident who cares more about the well-being of our town than about local politics, I am extremely disappointed that the Scotch Plains Democratic Committee leadership has decided to abandon Colleen Mahr in her run for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee.

Mahr, who as Mayor of Fanwood for 15 years has worked closely with Scotch Plains ...

We Need More Women Like Colleen Mahr in Municipal, County and State Government

Dear Editor:

I’m proud to support Colleen Mahr for Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee  (UCDC) and am encouraging my Scotch Plains peers to join me.

I was a first time candidate wanting to make a difference in my hometown of Scotch Plains, when Mayor Mahr of neighboring Fanwood stepped in to help me campaign and win my election to be Councilwoman three years ago.

Democratic Party Would Be Making a Big Mistake by Not Recognizing Colleen Mahr's Talents

Dear Editor:

Mayor Colleen Mahr has been a valuable friend to the Township of Cranford. Whether it’s offering advice and assistance during devastating flood cleanup, supporting the Mayor's Council on the Rahway River, or her insight and assistance in meeting our affordable housing obligations, Mayor Mahr is always there for Cranford.

Colleen’s fairness and integrity is ...

Chatham Borough Police Chief Crosson has Retired; Captain Gibbons is Acting Commander

February 12, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - Phil Crosson Jr., who has been a member of the Chatham Borough Police Department since 1992, retired from his position as the police chief on Feb. 1.

"It came on pretty quickly," Crosson said when reached by phone on Sunday. "I was on vacation for six weeks and I bought a business. I came back for one day and retired."

According to Crosson, ...

‘Reefer Madness’ Comes to Chatham Borough Council; Cannabis Advocates Make Pitch for Chatham Marijuana Shop

February 14, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - A group of pro-cannabis activists came to the Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday night and used the public commentary portion of the meeting to ask the council to support a marijuana dispensary in town.

The advocates, who say they have attended more than 80 town meetings to inform about the benefits of medical cannabis, mentioned the 1936 movie "Reefer ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, February 24

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Sat, February 24, 10:00 AM

Municipal Court Room/Council Chambers, BERKELEY HEIGHTS

Return Berkeley Heights Public Library's Books, ...

Other

Carousel_image_ebabe6d4e0eb6af7bda2_https---cdn.evbuc.com-images-40285364-230483587926-1-original

Sat, February 24, 3:00 PM

White Tiger Dojo, Berkeley Heights

White Tiger Dojo Hosts Trauma Response Seminar: ...

Health & Wellness

Sun, February 25

Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, Bernardsville

NJ Audubon: Volunteer Art Show!

Arts & Entertainment Green

Carousel_image_2e2e4830042112095f66_94f09724857a937db1ac_d6404e0a-7afd-4279-b56f-19b0f9b2138c

Sun, February 25, 10:00 AM

Camp Riverbend, Warren

Camp Riverbend Open House

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_8e821e02ba44390d688c_olympics_oh_feb_2018

Sun, February 25, 10:00 AM

Camp Riverbend, Warren

Camp Riverbend "Wacky Winter Olympics" Open House

Arts & Entertainment Other

I've Always Wanted to be a Doctor...Or an English Teacher

Think about the impossibility of the task we lay in front of high school students.  In addition to getting good grades, filling up a resume, finding the right colleges and writing countless admissions essays they also need to decide on their life’s passion at 17 years old...or do they?

As a college admissions representative the first question most students would ask me was whether ...

Now That The Dust Has Settled…Smart Tax Moves In 2018

Now that the dust has settled, here are some smart tax moves to lower your taxes and/or avoid higher taxes/penalties in 2018. These steps may be especially helpful if you live in high property and high income tax states (e.g. New Jersey, New York, California) since state and local tax deductions are capped.  Unfortunately all these changes mean you’ll need more time and energy to ...