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PHOTOS: Lyndhurst Festival Draws Hundreds

Lou Barone and his niece, Olivia
Lou Barone and his niece, Olivia Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
Let the games begin
Let the games begin Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
Step up and win a prize
Step up and win a prize Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
Test your strength
Test your strength Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
Ready to throw a strike
Ready to throw a strike Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
Cooling off
Cooling off Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
Ready to send the frog flying
Ready to send the frog flying Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
Italian specialities were on sale
Italian specialities were on sale Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
Zeppole
Zeppole Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
Eaglemania
Eaglemania Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
Eaglemania
Eaglemania Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
Mayor Robert Giangeruso enjoying the music
Mayor Robert Giangeruso enjoying the music Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
This is the 25th year of the festival
This is the 25th year of the festival Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
Lyndhurst High School students
Lyndhurst High School students Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
Lyndhurst Police Officer Eric Cerrito
Lyndhurst Police Officer Eric Cerrito Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
Everybody dance now
Everybody dance now Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
Enjoying the music under the stars
Enjoying the music under the stars Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
Hundreds of people attended opening night
Hundreds of people attended opening night Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
And the winner is?
And the winner is? Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
There were rides and games
There were rides and games Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero
Enjoying some Italian ice
Enjoying some Italian ice Photo Credit: Anthony Locicero

LYNDHURST, N.J.– Hundreds of people of all ages lined the street and Town Hall Park in Lyndhurst to celebrate the opening night of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel's 25th annual Italian-American Festival.

Rides, carnival games and vendors were set up along Delafield Avenue.

There were plenty of Italian specialties – Italian ice, zeppole, and meatball parm heroes – for sale.

Every hour, a 50/50 raffle drawing is scheduled to take place. The super 50/50 will be drawn after the last concert on Saturday.

There was also "Music Under The Stars" courtesy of Eaglemania, an Eagles tribute band. Voyage, a Journey tribute band, performed afterward.

The free festival will run through Saturday:

Friday – 6-10 p.m.

Saturday – 5-11 p.m.

Live music will continue:

Thursday

  • 7:00 p.m. – Tusk (Fleetwood Mac tribute band)
  • 9:00 p.m. – The Duprees

Friday

  • 7:00 p.m. – Beginnings (Chicago tribute band)
  • 9:00 p.m. – Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot (Billy Joel cover band)

Saturday

  • 7:00 p.m. – The Vogues
  • 9:00 p.m. – The Stylistics

A mass in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sunday. A procession will carry the statue down Copeland Ave., 10th Street, and Sanford Ave. following the mass.

Town Hall Park is located at 299 Delafield Ave.

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