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FAFI’s Board Members. From left, Mert Lezaron, Rowena Aquino, Madeline Bansil (standing), Abe Aquino, Val Villarba (host), Jessica Herb, Cristy Gania and Ludi Hughes. Meeting held at Bodyworks Rehab in Bergenfield, N.J.


The Filipino American Festival, Inc. also known as FAFI, is a registered non-for-profit organization in the State of New Jersey with ID#: 0101-0101-47 is a non-partisan organization and its goal and objective is to celebrate, integrate and promote cultural diversity by celebrating annual cultural heritage celebration through festival, concert and defining community values with our unique identities.

In celebration of the Filipino culture and celebrate heritage, the 5th Annual Filipino American Festival will be held on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the New Overpeck Bergen County Park (199 Challenger Road, Ridgefield Park, N.J.) located in Bergen County, Exit 68 of New Jersey Turnpike.

Exit 70A of Route 80 and accessible to all major highways.

A form of partnership with Filipino-American owned businesses, as well as mainstream companies who value and protect county, statewide and countrywide markets and to continue doing business with Filipino-American community and to appeal to all that define our present and future unique identity that become more heritage oriented for the sake of our young generation to come.

The characteristics of Filipinos being family oriented, value education and understanding the power of hard work relate to the culturally accessible history of the our country that attributes to the preservation of many successful Filipinos passing down to the young generation on which they will treasure the rest of their lives.

Ludi Hughes, the Chairwoman for FAFI, stated that the cultural attractions like cultural shows at the festival are meaningful because we share to our old, young and children audiences year after year.

She also said, “We preserve these values as part of our heritage in form of the arts, entertainment and fashion.”

Hughes continued to say that part of the wider preservation of our traits and traditions is to influence the community, our leaders, our youth and the entire Filipino community to continue to sacrifice by giving back to the one we value.

“The organizers have to carry on as purely volunteers for this organization,” said Rowena Aquino, President of FAFI.

FAFI created a distinctive way of life and value the people and its unique identities by opening a heritage oriented community, Aquino repeatedly says to everyone.

To join as an organization, participate as a performer, display of products for sale, or to become food vendors, please e-mail us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , message us on Facebook Page: Filipino American Festival, Inc., Instagram: filipinoamericanfestival or our Twitter: fafi82010.

You can also get in touch for more information with Ludi Hughes at (201) 841-3070, Rowena Aquino (201) 757-2568 or Madeline Bansil (201) 374-1930.

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