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The Filipino American, Inc., FAFI to many, is making noise lately for their upcoming festival.

There will be great Filipino-American artists to perform at the event.

On FAFI’s Facebook page, named Filipino American Festival, features all the performers and by logging in you will have a chance to know all the performers with pictures and short bios of each one of them.

The sponsors are 1st 2nd Mortgage Companies, AT&T, Bodyworks Rehab in Bergenfield, Hackensack Meridian Hospital.

Wells Fargo and Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus are all in support financially of FAFI to have a free event this coming Sunday, Sept. 2, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., at The New Overpeck Bergen County Park, 199 Challenger Rd., Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660, in Bergen County, Exits 68 off NJT, 70A off Route 80, Teaneck Road off Route 4 East & West and three miles (six minutes) away from the famous George Washington Bridge.

Media partners are Filipino Reporter, Asian Journal, Filipino Express, TFC-The Filipino Channel Network already aired and published about the festival, as well as NJ Tourism VisitNJ where all events in New Jersey are listed.

FAFI is in partnership with Fiesta In America, County of Bergen, Tommy Fox’s, Vynz-NY Entertainment, Digital Media, JB Entertainment and Zuasola-Grillo Filipino Funeral Services.

An overwhelming production headed by its President and Chair of Cultural Show, Rowena Aquino, R.N., FAFI will present The Pinoy Broadway Ballyhoo featuring Broadway Barkada composed primarily of Filipino performers who have professional credits in the performing arts and share their pride and passion for the Filipino community.

FAFI’s Pinoy Broadway Ballyhoo segment of the program will be hosted by Scott Siegel, the Creator of the acclaimed Broadway by the Year series for Town Hall and many more accomplishments on Broadway with an accompaniment by Eugene Gwozdz, a Music Director/Arranger/Orchestrator and Pianist, and has worked with numerous Broadway stars.

As many said, FAFI has a very unique concept and welcome everyone to be part of the Filipino event, said Ludi Hughes, Chairwoman and Founder of FAFI.

“After all, we are here in America who gave us many opportunities in life and as Filipino-Americans living the American dreams, FAFI embraces and values the concept of bringing all Americans together, and lets us celebrate the Filipino values together with everyone and it can be done,” Hughes added.

The one that everyone should not miss is the “BEER GARDEN” whom FAFI partnered with Tommy O’Reilly of Tommy Fox’s Public House in Bergenfield.

Filipino beers will be served.

For an exciting segment of the program that people are waiting for is the “EMMANUEL COUTURE FASHION SHOW.”

The Fashion Show creates the big looks in the Runway to be showcase by the one-and-only Emmanuel Guinto, a famous couturier catered to the elite Filipino women here in the U.S.

He managed to design many of Filipino women gowns and Filipina dresses, as well as Barongs in the community that are exquisite.

For the Filipino performers all of the artists are excellent performers.

Each one of them has their own special performances.

The cultural performances will be performed by Kinding Sindaw, Oasis of Grace Church and PNANJ Bergen/Passaic.

To get more information about the event, please log on to the Facebook page: Filipino American Festival; Twitter: @fafi810; Instagram: filipinoamericanfestivalinc; and VisitNJ.com

For those who are looking to sell their products and services and reach out to a targeted market which, according to American Community Survey, Bergen County is one of the richest counties in the United States.

Booths are still available for non-food vendors.

Please do not hesitate to call for any inquiries at (201) 841-3070 (Ludi), (201) 757-2568 (Rowena), (201) 981-5678 (Madeline), (201) 952-8874 (Cristy) or (201) 452-4384 (Jessica).

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