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Nutley Dads celebrate Father’s Day with Street Fair and BBQ

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Ryan and his son Dennis Maguire spend time together at the annual Father's Day Street Fair raising funds for the Nutley Ice Hockey League on Sunday, June 18 on Franklin Avenue. Credits: Deborah Ann Tripoldi / Photographer
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Ledian Perez of United Tae Kwon Do in Nutley teaches David Tallarida, of Nutley, how to use the nunchaku, aka "nunchuks" during the Father's day Street Fair on Sunday, June 18. Credits: Deborah Ann Tripoldi / Photographer
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Carlos Proana plays Skee-ball with his daughter, Giavanna,1, at the Father’s Day Street Fair. Credits: Deborah Ann Tripoldi / Photographer
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Jason Cecire, 4 and his dad, Jason, of Bloomfield, catch a "Great White" at the Father's Day Street Fair on Sunday, June 18. Credits: Deborah Ann Tripoldi / Photographer
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Steven Cook, of Nutley, takes a selfie with his daughter Natalie, 8, while playing Skee-ball at the Father's Day Street Fair on Sunday, June 18. Credits: Deborah Ann Tripoldi / Photographer
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Father and son Ryan and Andrew, 5, Gumbny enjoy some snow cones at the Father's Day Street Fair on Sunday, June 18. Credits: Deborah Ann Tripoldi / Photographer
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The Cascio family of Nutley, Patricia, Joe and Emily 4, sit on the high school lawn watching RC Unlimited perform during the Father's day Street Fair on Sunday, June 18. Credits: Deborah Ann Tripoldi / Photographer
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Amanda Besterci, 7, and her dad Joe, of Nutley, show off the prizes they won during the Father's Day Street Fair on Sunday, June 18. Credits: Deborah Ann Tripoldi / Photographer
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NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley families flocked to Franklin Avenue for the Father’s Day Street Fair. The annual event raises funds for the Nutley Ice Hockey League. 

There were rides for the children and games where fathers and their kids could play together. Tables of varieties of crafts to purchase along with a variety of pickles and olives to sample and buy lined both ends of the avenue. United Tae Kwon Do Center instructed children how to break boards with different kicks and punches.

Dennis Maguire was spending time with his dad, Ryan, collecting donations at the Booster Club’s table for the Hockey League. “After this we are going to my sister’s, have a barbecue and some beer, perfect weekend,” said Ryan.

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A variety of bands performed throughout the event playing tunes to get the crowd entertained. People sat on the lawn of Nutley High School to watch as they ate food from the several food trucks parked on Franklin Avenue. Kebobs, empanadas, sausage and peppers and snow cones were a few of the offerings at the fair.

David Tallarida, 9, was learning how to break a board with a snap kick as his father Mike was watching. “Earlier in the morning we went to a father-son whiffle ball game at the Nutley National Little League field,” said Mike.

Joe Cascio and his family, wife Patricia and daughter, Emily, 4, were sitting on the NHS lawn watching the band RC Unlimited, eating chicken teriyaki kebabs and drinking ice cold lemonade. “After this we will be grilling, clean out the basement, watch a movie and watch golf. We love it here, this is the third year we came to the street fair,” said Joe.

Carlos Proana was with his one-year-old daughter, Giavanna, playing Skee-ball. “We are going to barbecue after. It’s all about being with the family and enjoying this beautiful Father’s Day.

Andrew Gumbny, 5, was with his dad Ryan. “I made a card and a present for my dad, a lady bug out of a rock,” said Andrew.

Joe Besterci and his daughter Amanda, 7, were enjoying some snow cones.  “We’re going to a barbecue, it’s a gorgeous day,” said Joe.

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