April 14th, 2018 • 11am - 6pm LaGrande Park • Fanwood, New Jersey
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STORY Mallory Banks, age 15, has dedicated many years to shining a light on autism awareness. Inspired by her brother Ethan and all those affected by autism spectrum disorder, Mallory has tirelessly raised more than $35,000 for Autism NJ. Mallory is an Autism Awareness Junior Ambassador, and ranks among the top kids in New Jersey who raise money for Autism Awareness Month. While Mallory’s initial bake sale fundraiser took place in 2011, the event has grown each year by leaps and bounds. In the fall of 2015, Mallory approached Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr during the town’s annual Fannywood Day celebration and pitched her idea for hosting a music festival in LaGrande Park. In April 2016, Mallory launched her brainchild, Rockin’ For Autism. This all-day festival featured musical acts, food trucks, vendors, autism workshops, raffles, an obstacle course, sports clinics, as well as the Scotch Plains Fanwood Youth Baseball Opening Day ceremony. Rockin’ for Autism was such a huge success and is now an annual celebration for our community to rock it out and feel good while making a difference for those impacted by autism spectrum disorder.
2018 ROCKIN' FOR AUTISM On April 14th 2018, Mallory and the Rockin' for Autism group will be hosting the 3rd annual Rockin' for Autism. The event will take place in LaGrande Park, Fanwood NJ. All the event details will be posted below as well as in local papers and on social media. If you would like to make a donation on line feel free to click the link below. All donations will go directly to...
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2018 Schedule:
AT THE "DEVA CURL" STAGE
11:00am - 11:45am 11:45am - 12:00pm 12:00pm - 12:15pm 12:15pm - 12:45pm 12:45pm - 1:30pm 1:30pm - 2:30pm 2:30pm - 3:15pm 3:15pm - 3:30pm 3:30pm - 4:15pm 4:15pm - 4:30pm 4:30pm - 5:15pm 5:15pm - 5:30pm 5:30pm - 6:00pm - Anthem - Sami Gootman - Patrick Bamburak (solo) - Cindy Smith Dance Studio - Patrick Bamburak & Friends - SPFBA Opening Day ceremony. - Three Piece Nugget - Jammin’ Jenn - Leave the Gun - Matt Levine - The Bryan Hansen Band - Announcements - Eric Harrison’s Crash Chorus
MORE FUN THINGS TO DO
All Day 11:00am - 12:00pm 12:00pm - 1:00pm All Day All Day All Day 2:30pm - 3:30pm - Child’s Play Challenge Courses - Drills with SPFHS Girls Soccer Team - Drills with SPFHS Girls Soccer Team - Meet The Caped Crusader - Stilt-Walker & Magician, Peter Juris - Face Painting - Meet Mascot Sparkee of the Somerset Patriots
THE CHILL ZONE Back again this year - We’re turning the building near the playground into our Chill Zone, where kids and adults can get away from all the music and activity. It will have some chairs, picture books, and low-key crafts. We’ll also have a few visitors in the Chill Zone. It will also have earplugs if anyone needs them.
All Day 4:00pm - 4:30pm Story Time with Special Guest readers Jammin’ Jenn and her acoustic guitar
IN THE VENDOR AREA Visit our vendor tables. We have more than 15 companies and nonprofit organizations in our vendor area, including Hospitality 10 Card, Lisa Sky Jewelry, Chloe & Isabel, 31 Bags, Creature Comfort Pet Therapy (with therapy dogs!), Autism NJ, and PM Pediatrics. FOOD & DRINK If you’re over 21, stop by the Sheelen’s Crossing Beer & Wine Garden at the gazebo. This year it’s close enough to hear the bands while you enjoy an adult beverage. Get lunch or a snack from Nick’s Pizza • The Empanada Guy American Heroes Smokehouse • Fanwood Grille The Juice House • Thai Elephant Our Legendary Bake Sale - homemade baked goodies donated by 30+ local bakers! THE RAFFLES Play the tricky tray raffles. We have more than 75 amazing raffle prizes donated by local restaurants, beauty salons, stores and other organizations. Some of these prizes are truly priceless, including sports memorabilia donated by the NY Giants, NY Jets, NJ Devils, and Philadelphia Eagles. Seriously, check them out. SPECIAL THANKS TO... Mayor Colleen Mahr and the staff of the Borough of Fanwood • Clint Dicksen and the Fanwood Department of Public Works • Chief Richard Trigo and the Fanwood Police Department • The Fanwood Fire Department and Rescue Squad • Everyone at Autism NJ • Chris Bates and the SPFBA • SPF High School Baseball Teams • SPF High School Student Council • Fanwood Bagels • Plainfield Dairy Queen • American Water • Deva Curl. All of our performers, volunteers, vendors, and donors! Thank you for being so generous with your time, hard work, talent, and generosity. We couldn't do it without you. See you next year!
2018 PROMO VIDEO Video by Noah Sokolsky
2016 PRESS
2018 PARTNERS Special thanks to all our friends, volunteers & partners! Eric Harrison's Crash Chorus • Three Piece Nugget • Anthem • Sami Gootman Patrick Bamburak Band • Jammin' Jenn • Cindy Smith Dance Studio Leave the Gun • Matt Lavine • The Bryan Hansen Band • Mayor Colleen Mahr and the staff of the Borough of Fanwood • Clint Dicksen and the Fanwood Department of Public Works • Chief Richard Trigo and the Fanwood Police Department • The Fanwood Fire Department and Rescue Squad • Everyone at Autism NJ • Chris Bates and the SPFBA SPF High School Baseball Teams • Fanwood Bagel • Plainfield Dairy Queen DivaCurl • American Water • 1958 Cuban Cuisine All of our performers, volunteers, vendors, and donors! We couldn't do it without you. See you next year!
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