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2017 Franklin Day Festival Boasts Biggest Year Yet!

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - On September 23, 2017, the Franklin Day Festival Committee hosted the Township’s annual Franklin Day Festival (FDF). After 4 years since its inception, FDF has proven to be the Township’s most widely attended event, reaching 20,000 attendees from Franklin Township and neighboring towns. Councilwoman Rozalyn Sherman started the Festival in an effort to bring the community together. Ukrainian, Chinese, West African, American, and Spanish communities were represented on this year’s FDF cultural stage. 

Inspira Performing Arts and Cultural Center, as well as the Franklin Township Board of Education (FTBOE) represented the American culture through dance performances.  Conerly Road School, Hillcrest, MacAfee Road School, Franklin Middle School, as well as Franklin High School were the FTBOE schools to perform.  The Ukrainian History and Education Center, as well as the Association of New Jersey Chinese Schools Orchestra and the Rutgers Chinese Church provided instrumentalists.  While the Rutgers Chinese Church provided instrumentalists and several dancers, the TNS African Dancers represented the West African community through their interpretive dance.  The Alborado Dance Theatre brought the best of Spanish Flamenco dance to the stage.

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 The Franklin Day Festival also featured programs designed for children, adults, and seniors.  The Art Walk was curated by the Princeton Photography Club featuring artwork from Franklin Township Public School students, winners of the Franklin Township Take a Trail Photo Contest, and the Princeton Photography Club.

The New York based acrobatics company known as the Robin Lynch Aerialist, gave the audience an exciting performance. The Recreation Department provided a free Kid Zone for the whole family to enjoy.  The events included JROTC rock climbing, golfing, the bouncy house, Bubble Soccer, Pickle Ball Demo & Clinic, pony rides, as well as the petting zoo.

The attendees also had their choice of 166 vendors to choose from including the Farmer’s Market, several Martial Arts schools, hospitals, jewelers, clothing designers, and insurance companies. There were over 20 food vendors providing a variety of foods for even the car enthusiasts to enjoy while watching the Classic Car Show.

The Franklin Day Festival Committee would like to thank all the volunteers, the township employees, Franklin residents who made this event a great success. We look forward to sharing even bigger years to come!

Photos of the event can be found on our website by clicking here.

Enjoy!

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