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Isles Fall Fest

Saturday, November 3, 2018
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On November 3, 2018, Isles will hold its second annual Fall Fest at the Social Profit Center at Mill One. Last year’s event was a sellout success as we celebrated the local community and Isles’ work, with friends and supporters. We came together to savor the flavor of the Trenton area with an evening of local food, drinks, art, and entertainment and tours of historic Mill One!

Tickets on sale below!

In the meantime, feel free to peruse some of the highlights from last year! -

Our Honorees


Stuart Essig, Ph.D., has been Integra LifeSciences Corporation Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2012 and a Director since he joined Integra as CEO in 1997. For the last six years, Mr. Essig served as a Trustee of Isles as Chair of the Resource Development Committee and member of the Executive Committee. As Isles’ President Marty Johnson describes, “Stuart is the tough and talented trustee that every CEO can benefit from – he asks the hard questions, cuts through issues quickly, and steps up to the table to get work done and connections made. He’s had an important impact on Isles, and me, over the past six years. While some business executives talk about civic virtue, Stuart rolls up his sleeves. The Integra Foundation has supported Isles’ growth with flexible funding to maximize our impact and invest in learning and innovation.” This year, the Integra Foundation is a Presenting Partner of Fall Fest.


Mitch Livingston has served as President & CEO of NJM Insurance Company since April 2018. Mr. Livingston joined NJM in 2006. His experiences and responsibilities within and outside the legal department over the next several years culminated in his promotion to Vice President and Corporate Counsel in 2011. In 2013, Mr. Livingston was named Senior Vice President and Corporate Counsel, the same year he was elected to NJM’s Board of Directors. In 2016, he was named Executive Vice President, prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel in 2017. The ninth chief executive in the Company's 104-year history, Mitch succeeded Bernie Flynn, who retired in April. “The executive team at NJM are thoughtful and instrumental supporters of Isles’ and our work in Downtown Trenton,” says Julia Taylor, Isles Deputy Operations Officer. “NJM’s funding, both direct and through New Jersey’s Neighborhood Revitalization Tax Credit program, has enabled Isles to be creative and innovative with residential stakeholders to make positive change in Trenton neighborhoods. We value NJM’s generosity and continued partnership under Mitch’s leadership.” NJM Insurance Company is a Presenting Partner of Fall Fest.

With a Special Tribute to Paul and Anke Volcker

Paul Volcker, former Chair of the Federal Reserve, grew up in New Jersey and his father founded the first non-profit housing finance organization in the state. He has been a longtime supporter of Isles. Paul and his wife Anke live in New York City.


Food & Drink


 Lady and the Shallot was voted the Best Vegetarian Restaurant by Town Topics this year. This plant based Trenton restaurant will be serving tacos and other comfort foods at this year's Fall Fest.


Jerry's Vokdka is your neighbor's vodka. Why buy vodka from Texas when you can drink Jerry's from new Jersey? Support local.


The Cheesecake Lady is a Trenton-Hamilton staple serving gourmet and specialty cheesecakes. Her inspired flavors will make your mouth water.


Arctic Ice Cream has been serving homemade ice cream since 1931, and they'll be bringing ice cream cups of various flavors to Mill One.


Party tray's by Judy will cover all our warm beverage needs at Fall Fest What’s dessert without tea and coffee? Don’t forget a dollop of Isles’ honey for your cup of tea!


Our Sponsors


Isles Fall Fest Presenting Partners:

Silver Partners:

Bronze Partners: