Hamilton –  Isles fundraiser:  Not Your Run of the Mill Event!

Hamilton Township, NJ
Isles fundraiser:  Not Your Run of the Mill Event!

On Saturday October 21, 2017, Isles will present an evening of eclectic local food, drink, arts, and entertainment at the new Social Profit Center at Mill One. This fundraiser will invite guests to savor the flavor of the local community and celebrate Isles and the renovated, formerly vacant historic mill. Fall Fest will showcase local restaurants, offering a variety of dishes, local wines, craft brews, NJ cider and more. Local musicians will perform, and artists will create work on site as guests explore the historic building.

While touring Mill One, guests can learn more about the story of the stunning large brick and timber frame 1894 factory building. Guests will get to see the new spaces being created at the Isles’ Social Profit Center at Mill One, which is bringing together social impact businesses, nonprofits, and arts spaces under one roof, offering flexible office, warehouse, studio and event spaces.

Artists will be on site throughout the evening of Fall Fest. Stampy Goblyn will be sketching, inking, and painting tattoo and dark style art, while Trenton born sculptor Eric Schultz will create a found object sculpture. Jonathan Conner (LANK) will create a mixed media painting during the evening, combining spray-paint stencils and watercolor. Leon Rainbow will be live painting on canvas using a mixed media approach to create a large-scale piece. Mill One artist-in-residence, Malcolm Bray will work on a large-scale canvas in his studio, one of several artist spaces in the new Social Profit Center. “The energy and potential is tremendous…a diamond in the rough,” says Bray on the new space.

As guests arrive they will be treated to the fabulous skills of the Trenton Circus Squad, and as they move throughout the venue they can listen to a variety of local musicians performing jazz, classical, and contemporary styles. Occasion by Cintron will provide appetizers as guests explore the building. Local favorite DJ, ItsJustAhmad, will be sure there is something for everyone to enjoy whilst mingling in the new Mill One Event Space and visiting a range of local restaurants who will be showcasing favorite items from their menus.

The Cheesecake Lady, Lisa Parysz, will provide one of the dessert options. Lisa told us, “I recently restarted my cheesecake business in Hamilton Square where everything is made on premises. I participate in the Capital City Market in Mill Hill Park, which was how I found out about the Fall Fest event. I am very familiar with Isles and the work they do, so I was excited to be able to participate in this exciting event.” See below for a list of food and drink vendors who will participate that night.


Isles’ Fall Fest will be a fun evening that will engage all the senses, showcasing all things Trenton, celebrate and support Isles’ sustainable development work, and provide an opportunity to peek inside a historic gem that is being transformed into a superb, multi-purpose space. Fall Fest takes place at 5:30pm on Saturday, October 21st at Mill One, 1 N Johnston Avenue, Hamilton Township. Tickets, program ads, and sponsorships are available at http://www.isles.org/fallfest For more information, please contact Karen Hollywood at KHollywood@isles.org or 609-341-4722.



Fall Fest Food and Drink Line Up

1911 Smokehouse located in downtown Trenton will keep the meat lovers happy.

Health is Wealth Restaurant and Juice Bar will offer a fantastic array of meatless entrees, which even die-hard meat lovers will enjoy.

Long time Trenton chef Dapper Brown will present a range of options from his family-owned Caribbean restaurant The Dapper Chef.

Trenton Junior Chefs will delight guests with their menu which includes vegetables and honey from Isles’ own gardens.

Soul food lovers will not be disappointed as Trenton’s Ila Mae’s serves up favorites from their menu.

Café Seventy Two/Cuginos, a Ewing classic for fresh and inventive American and Italian inspired foods will also join the lineup.

Hamilton’s own Annie’s Hot on the Spot Roti shop will have an array of roti, fillings and sides from their authentic Caribbean menu.

New Orleans Studio B Bakery and Bistro, will serve both fabulous entrées and their delectable beignets for dessert.

La Cabaña Bakeshop and Restaurant is also serving up both sweet and savory styles of their Latin American fare.

People’s Italian Bakery will share their famous cannoli and other favorites.

Franca Bakery, Trenton, will use Isles’ honey on puff pastry tarts.

The Cheesecake Lady will serve fall-inspired gourmet and specialty cheesecakes.

Tea, coffee and great service round out the dessert offerings courtesy of Judy Borselle of Judy’s Party Trays.

Jersey Cider Works, a Newark brewery on a mission to restore New Jersey cider to its former glory will have two of their ciders to share.

Ewing’s River Horse Brewery will offer a variety of seasonal beers.

Trenton’s own BAI fruit flavored drinks will also be on hand.



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