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Joe Caliva singing Maria, Mari

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October 2, 2021

100 Plus 1

Italian Street Festival

  • Senape’s famous cold "Pitza" fresh from Hazelton will be available by the slice at the Festival or whole pies can be purchased for pick-up the day of the Festival by PRE-ORDERING HERE

  • Buy a Tortoni, reminiscent of Mazzoli's

  • Sample some Italian specialties featured by James Pronio of Pronio's Market 

  • Purchase La Cucina di Nonna, a locally published Italian cookbook 

  • Buy some walk-away meatballs and gnocchi by Jean Marie

  • Attend a special Italian Mass by Father Anthony Dill at 5 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc church

  • Open to the public 4 – 6 p.m., at the former St. Joan of Arc School, 359 W. Areba Avenue (in front of the Rectory)

Hershey History Center's 24th Annual Preservation Gala 


This event features centennial anniversary celebrations for two of the community’s most recognizable organizations, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and the Hershey Italian Lodge.

Highlights for Gala guests include:

  • Social hour with Italian hors d’oeuvres and authentic, locally-sourced Italian cuisine reminiscent of a Sunday dinner at nonna’s

  •  Enjoy a toast with "il vino" provided by the Piaggio Bar Kart hosted by Steve Pichini

  •  A variety of live Italian music performances including sing-a-longs with Joe Caliva, and dancing to Sinatra standards performed by Crooner Rich

  • Traditional Italian dance performances including the Tarantella

  • A special commemorative Italian exhibit

  • A silent auction featuring one of-a-kind-items for bidding 

  • The annual Preservation Awards presentation will be featured during the program

Pre-purchased tickets required for admittance.  Tickets available until September 28th.

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Each year our  Preservation series focuses on an historic theme about Hershey and Derry Township.

Pictured:  Mr. Richard Dwyer  "Mr. Debonair" brought the house down with his spectacular skate show during our 2019 Preservation Gala celebrating 85 years of the Hershey Figure Skating Club.     

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Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 11, 2021
10am to 4pm

Christmas Decorations