Picture it: The Garwood Italian-American Festival
Many towns host festivals, and in New Jersey a large number of those are Italian-themed. The idea behind a classic Italian feast is usually based in religion, and most of the time, is used to celebrate a Christian Saint.
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Garwood, like Clark, has a large Italian-American population and a similar feast may be a good draw for Downtown. A festival could also help build some local pride. October is Italian American Heritage Month- so it would be an ideal time to acknowledge the contributions of many local residents.
The St. Anne's Festival:
The borough's Roman Catholic Parish could string festival lights on North Avenue and use their large parking lot for food, rides and games.
The Garwood Italian-American Festival:
The Knights of Columbus or another volunteer group could stage a more secular feast that could be held at the Little League Field. Just don't forget the festival lights!
The Center Street Italian-American Festival:
Or- how about one right down Center Street in Downtown. The festival could provide some much needed attention to the strip.