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2nd Annual Food Truck Fest Comes to Port Newark Tomorrow

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Last year's Food Truck Fest drew about 250 people. Credits: Courtesy of the Seamen's Church Institute
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Last year's Food Truck Fest drew about 250 people. Credits: Courtesy of the Seamen's Church Institute
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Last year's Food Truck Fest drew about 250 people. Credits: Courtesy of the Seamen's Church Institute
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Last year's Food Truck Fest drew about 250 people. Credits: Courtesy of the Seamen's Church Institute
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Last year's Food Truck Fest drew about 250 people. Credits: Courtesy of the Seamen's Church Institute
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Last year's Food Truck Fest drew about 250 people. Credits: Courtesy of the Seamen's Church Institute
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Last year's Food Truck Fest drew about 250 people. Credits: Courtesy of the Seamen's Church Institute
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Last year's Food Truck Fest drew about 250 people. Credits: Courtesy of the Seamen's Church Institute
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Last year's Food Truck Fest drew about 250 people. Credits: Courtesy of the Seamen's Church Institute
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Last year's Food Truck Fest drew about 250 people. Credits: Courtesy of the Seamen's Church Institute
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Last year's Food Truck Fest drew about 250 people. Credits: Courtesy of the Seamen's Church Institute
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Last year's Food Truck Fest drew about 250 people. Credits: Courtesy of the Seamen's Church Institute
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Last year's Food Truck Fest drew about 250 people. Credits: Courtesy of the Seamen's Church Institute
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Last year's Food Truck Fest drew about 250 people. Credits: Courtesy of the Seamen's Church Institute
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Last year's Food Truck Fest drew about 250 people. Credits: Courtesy of the Seamen's Church Institute
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Last year's Food Truck Fest drew about 250 people. Credits: Courtesy of the Seamen's Church Institute
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Last year's Food Truck Fest drew about 250 people. Credits: Courtesy of the Seamen's Church Institute
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Last year's Food Truck Fest drew about 250 people. Credits: Courtesy of the Seamen's Church Institute
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NEWARK, NJ - The Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) will throw its second annual Food Truck Fest at Port Newark tomorrow to raise funds for the nonprofit organization.

The festivities kick off at the Port Newark International Seafarers Center and will run from 3 to 7 p.m. Five food trucks will participate in the event and will include Oink & Moo BBQ, Mexi Flip Taco Truck, Luke’s Lobster, Pizza Vita and Rita’s NYC.

A DJ will be on hand and families can partake in outdoor lawn games like volleyball, cornhole and ladder ball, too.

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Hunterdon Brewing will provide a beer tasting section, featuring Founders Pilsner, River Horse Summer Blonde, Troegs Crimson Pistil, Flying Dog Raging Bitch IPA and Great Divide Titan.

Last year’s turnout saw about 250 people, said SCI Communications Director Naomi Walker. No rain date is scheduled for this year’s festival.

The event is organized by SCI and utilizes sponsors to help underwrite the event, Walker said. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to SCI, which has been serving mariners for over 180 years by offering education, spiritual care and legislative advocacy.

Tickets start at $25 and may be purchased online or at the door.

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