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Spring Break Comedy Show

posted Feb 7, 2020, 10:09 AM by Bob Frankenfield   [ updated Feb 7, 2020, 10:10 AM ]


Family Promise Presents

Spring Break Comedy Show


     Family Promise of Warren County announces its annual evening of fun and laughter entitled The Spring Break Comedy Show featuring the hilarious comedy of Mick Thomas.



     Joining Mick will be three other comedians, Glen Jensen, Alex Barnett, and Phil Sweet. Please join us for comedy, food, 50/50 raffle, cash bar all night, and lots of laughs.


     The event will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Belvidere Manor 689 Water Street in Belvidere, New Jersey. Doors open at 6:30 pm. The show starts at 8:00 pm.


     Event tickets are only $40 each and include a sandwich buffet. Tickets may be purchased by checks made payable to FPWC and mailed to P.O Box 267, Oxford, New Jersey 07863. Tickets may also be purchased by credit card by calling 908-453-2194 or online at https://bpt.me/4481224 .


     The Spring Break Comedy Show offers various levels of sponsorship opportunities for both individuals and businesses. If you are interested in being an event sponsor, please email your inquiry to laughalot@wcihn or call 908-453-2194 for details.


     Family Promise of Warren County is a local non-profit organization that helps homeless and low-income families to achieve sustainable independence by providing temporary shelter, meals, re-housing,  comprehensive housing counseling services, and linkages to necessary assistance.


     For further information about Family Promise of Warren County, its services, or its volunteer opportunities, please send an email to bobf@wcihn.org  or call 908-453-2194.

March 23 - Join the FUN FUN FUN!

posted Mar 17, 2019, 1:57 PM by web feat

Come and join the fun with Jimmy and the Parrots on March 23rd, from 6 - 11 PM at Riverview Banquet and Catering.

Tickets are just $50 per person, and include an evening of great music, food, beer, tricky tray & 50/50 Raffles, while helping to provide much-needed support to Family Promise of Warren County.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. Just email beahero2015@yahoo.com or call 908-319-3533 for more  information and to order your tickets

Riverview Banquet and Catering is located at:

 91 Brunswick Avenue, 

Bloomsbury, NJ

Special thanks to Lisa Burd for organizing this event to benefit Family Promise. It is their 5th Annual Project BE A HERO Event!

The Grapes of Laugh - Comedy, Magic, & Tastings

posted Feb 25, 2019, 4:52 PM by web feat

Imagine -
ONLY $40.00!
Thalia Productions presents a fun night of comedy, magic, food, and wine tasting to benefit Family Promise of Warren County at Belvidere Manor, 689 Water Street, Belvidere, NJ 07823.

Howl with laughter for ONLY $40.00. That's right for just $40.00, support a noble cause with Family Promise of Warren County's 9th annual Evening of Comedy! The evening includes a tasting of wine, a 50/50 raffle, lite fare - all leading up to performances by three talented and very funny standup comics, and one magician/comedian. 

The evening line up is led by National Headliners Moody McCarthy and Peter Sasso, also featuring Joe Garsetti and Phil Sweet. The raffle will continue throughout the evening.

The show has sold out in previous years, so buy your tickets now! For sponsorship and ticket information call Bob, Colleen, or Rachel at 908-453-2194. Tickets are also available 24/7 at: www.BrownPaperTickets.com/event/4067349
or 1-800-838-3006.

Doors open 6:15 pm, wine tasting 6:30 pm, show 8:00 pm. 
The event is open to the public and all over the age of 21 are invited.

MOODY McCARTHY: Comic / Writer / Comic Writer

Moody McCarthy is a stand-up comedian who lives in New York with his wife, two daughters, and a Betta fish they rescued from a pet store. Moody was born “Matthew” in Syracuse, NY, into a rambunctious household with six siblings.  He began doing comedy in 1992.  After six years of performing regionally Moody decided his apartment was too big and moved to New York City.


Since then, Moody’s career has touched all of the comedy bases: He’s been featured on numerous TV SHOWS includingConan (TBS); Late Show with David Letterman (CBS, twice); Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC); America’s Got Talent (NBC); Last Comic Standing IV (NBC); Star Search 2003 (CBS); Gotham Comedy Live (AXStv);  The Early Show (CBS); MSG Network & Comcast Comedy Spotlight. He’s a regular atsome of the best COMEDY CLUBS  including the Comedy Cellar; Comic Strip; Gotham; Eastville and is heard regularly on Sirius XM RADIO.


Moody’s material is described as original but universal, and smart without being trite.  Couple that with a disarming stage presence & in-the-moment chops, you’ll see why he’s earned the admiration of his peers for his ability to “go up cold” and turn any setting into a lively comedy room.  From country clubs to pubs to corporate outings, he will brighten any event.  Moody McCarthy: few people hate him!


PETER SASSO – Comic / Writer

Peter Sasso’s stand-up is always met with non-stop laughter. His rapid-fire comedy  is not to be missed!

Peter’s jokes have been published in “Squeaky Clean Comedy”, “It’s a Man’s World”, “Comedy Thesaurus”, “Love’s Funny That Way” and the “Laugh Riot” issue of Reader’s Digest.

He's even  an accomplished juggler and often ends his act with a audience participation comedy juggling routine that never fails.


- JOE GARSETTI- Magician / Comedian / Impresario

Joe Garsetti is the CPO (Chief Prestodigitation Officer) of The Magic Garsetti, an Illusion company based in Sparta, NJ.  With his incredibly talented assistant, Ms. Lisa Marie Glover, he custom designs and performs all types of Magic events incorporating illusions, music, dance, comedy and most importantly theatre. Weaving stories of life and history with exceptionally skilled magic, he creates a fantastic evening of theatre for all age groups. In addition to performing all over the country, he is the owner of The Sparta Avenue Stage, anintimate 66 seat theatre that specializes in magic performances and has become one of the top venues in the country for visiting magicians to perform. 

PHIL SWEET -Comic/ Producer

Phil Sweet was born, raised and educated in PA, moved to NJ in 1992, retired in 2009 and began doing standup after realizing that his whole career was actually 35 years of comedy material. His clean material and laid-back style make his humor accessible to a wide range of audiences, while his insightful perspectives on modern life and a world gone wacky give you lots to think about and even more to laugh about.  Performing solo and with
a stand-up comedy ensemble, The Uncommon Comedy Co., he has appeared at comedy clubs, festivals and benefit shows in NYC, along the eastern seaboard from Florida to Massachusetts as well as St. Thomas and Riviera Maya Mexico.

2018 Unity Bank Sponsored Car Show: Our Best Yet

posted Jul 27, 2018, 1:56 PM by web feat

Unity Bank and Family Promise of Warren and Hunterdon Counties joined forces again for the 2018 Unity Bank sponsored car show. It was the best show yet!

We would like to thank everyone who participated and assisted with sponsorships. It was a beautiful day. Special thanks to Rosemary Fellner and all of the fantastic Unity Bank employees for hosting the show and to the Knights of Columbus for their hard work and commitment to our two agencies.

Doctor D did a great job as always.

Tracy Tortorello, Assistant Vice President of the Unity Bank Washington branch helped to make it a great week and presented a check in the amount of $4,272.00 that was raised at the car show. Unity Bank is a long time supporter of Family Promise. Thank you!

Pictured from left to right are: Rachel Buxbaum – Unity Bank Marketing Coordinator, Crystal Rose – Unity Bank Marketing Officer/Vice President, Maggie Koonz – Family Promise, Tracy Tortorello – Unity Bank Assistant Vice President, Colleen Baylor – Family Promise, Bob Frankenfield – Family Promise, and Rachel Opdyke – Family Promise.

Thanks to the Crane Fund!

posted Jul 26, 2018, 5:35 PM by web feat

Ruthanne Roome, MSW, ACSW, BCDF, and Senior Advisor for the Crane Fund and Melissa Arkin, MSW, LSW, and Advisor for the Crane Fund made July 24th one of our best days in a very long time. 

They presented a $3,500.00 check to Family Promise of Warren County for the deserving families and children served by our agency.

Ms. Roome, an experienced Social Worker with vast experience, was impressed by the grassroots efforts and works of our small agency. She was once again the sponsor of this contribution and we are most appreciative of their support and recognition.

Crane has one of the world’s oldest company ethics-based principles that still provide the foundation on which they operate today. Crane believes in fairness to their employees, customers and even competitors and their honesty and integrity are a fine example for everyone!

It is contributions such as these that allows us to continue our work for some of the most vulnerable and disenfranchised folks in our own backyards!

Thank you!

Pictured from left to right in front row are: Certified therapy Dogs Tyler and Bree.

Pictured from left to right in second row are: Bob Frankenfield, Family Promise, Ruthann Roome, the Crane Fund, Melissa Arkin, the Crane Fund.

Pictured from left to right in rear are: Rachel Opdyke, Family Promise, Colleen Baylor, Family Promise, and Maggie Koonz, Family Promise.

Meet the Talent for the 8th Annual Evening of Comedy

posted Feb 17, 2018, 2:48 PM by web feat

Our  "The Magic of Comedy & The Comedy of Magic" is coming soon, and you won't want to miss it!

The show will be held on Saturday, March 3 at Almond Tree Manor, on 319 East Central Avenue in Alpha, N.J. Doors open at 6:30 PM, with sit-down dinner at 7:15 pm. The Show will start at 8:30pm.  There will also be a 50/50 Raffle, and a cash bar open all night. Admission is $50, and may be purchased online, or call (24/7) 1-800-838-3006.

The talent for this year's show is impressive:

RC SMITH  possesses an innate ability to bond with an audience. His style is rapid-fire, relentless, and non-stop. And, audiences love it because he’s just plain hysterical. He’s at warp 10 speed the second he hits the stage. He can jumpstart even the toughest audience from ho-hum to hilarity. That’s why, in addition to headlining comedy shows around the country, he is one of the best and funniest “tv warm-up” guys in the business.  He’s the guy who makes sure  that the audience is in a GREAT mood when the show starts and he never misses. RC is currently the warm-up comic for ABC's “The Chew”, was a long-standing warm-up for "The Rachel Ray Show" and has also done warm-up for TV’s "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert", “The Colbert Report”, "The Tony Danza Show”, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”, “The Caroline Rhea Show” and “Ricki Lake”. RC works that same magic in a comedy club, theatre, private party, or corporate event.  He headlines all around the country and Canada, is a regular on a number of 50,000 watt radio stations around the country and regularly plays Atlantic City, Las Vegas and the Mohegan Sun Casino.

Joe Garsetti is a comedy magician based in Sparta, NJ.  Originaly from Huntington, NY, Joe’s magic talent is unusual because he performs both on the large stage as an illusionst as well as in the close-up arena as a sleight of hand manipulator.  His stage magic has taken him to State Fairs in Oregon, Idaho, Pennsyvlannia, the NJ Meadowlands and more recently, the NJ State Fair in Augusta, NJ.  Although classicaly trained in the art of magic and theater, Joe’s interest in comedy magic goes back to his college days, when to make a couple of bucks, he would work the comedy club circuit on Long Island with his magic, performing with and being skewered by young and upcoming comedians, one being Eddie Murphy.  In 2012, Joe and his wife, Diane purchased an old Firehouse in Sparta NJ and in two years transformed the space into the Sparta Avenue Stage-a small, intimate 66 seat theater-specifically designed for magic, comedy and performance theater.  For more information on the Magic Garsetti, please visit his website at www.magicgarsetti.com or for more information on the somewhat eclectic magic and comedy performances at the Sparta Avenue Stage, please visit www.spartastage.com.

Bob DiBuono has established himself as one of the most dynamic acts on stage. With a sarcastic and edgy wit coupled with a high energy and animated delivery, he exposes the absurdities in life, his family and the social conscious. The versatility of being able to go in and out of original characters along with dead-on impersonations heightens this unique act!!
Bob DiBuono just appeared on GOTHAM LIVE ON AXS TV and has also been seen on MTV, E!, CNN, FOX’S RED EYE, GOOD DAY NY, OPIE AND ANTHONY and BOB AND TOM radio. He was a regular on the JIM BREUER Show on SIRIUS and has been seen in numerous TV commercials.  Bob currently is based out of NYC and headlines around the country.

We hope to see you there!
Saturday, March 3 at Almond Tree Manor
319 East Central Avenue in Alpha, N.J. 
Doors open at 6:30 PM -- Dinner at 7:15 pm -- Show starts at 8:30pm  
50/50 Raffle & cash bar open all night 
Admission is $50, and may be purchased online, or call (24/7) 1-800-838-3006

Download the flier below, and help us spread the word!

Save the Date - March 3rd is Comedy Night

posted Jan 15, 2018, 2:50 PM by web feat   [ updated Jan 15, 2018, 2:53 PM ]

Come join us for this year's wonderful Evening of Comedy!

 "The Magic of Comedy & The Comedy of Magic" will be hosted by Phil Sweet, and features 3 Great Comics and 1 Amazing Magician. 

This year, the show will be held at Almond Tree Manor, on 319 East Central Avenue in Alpha, N.J. Doors open at 6:30 PM, with sit-down dinner at 7:15 pm. The Show will start at 8:30pm.  There will also be a 50/50 Raffle, and a cash bar open all night. Admission is $50, and may be purchased online, or call (24/7) 1-800-838-3006.

A flier is available for download, and we hope you'll share with your friends. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Gratitude to Our Supporters!

posted Jun 23, 2017, 2:50 PM by Joicy b

The healing starts with a tiny spark ... a glimmer of hope in children’s soft, soulful eyes.

For local homeless families with children who come to Family Promise, the hope and the healing are all because of you.

We have been very fortunate to receive donations of blankets, sheets, pillows, disinfectant wipes, and other supplies from the United Presbyterian Church of Belvidere.

The folks at UPC of Belvidere are always there for us and special thanks go out to Pastor Pamela Szurek, Diane Friedman, Ann Rogers, Rheva Smickle and everyone at UPC.

[In photo, from left to right: Jim Seng, Behavioral Health System Navigator, Angela Popp, RN, MSN
Patient Care Manager, Bob Frankenfield, Family Promise Director, Maggie Koonz, Family Promise Case Manager]

As a community program we cannot do our work without the collaborative efforts of everyone and we are pleased to announce a new friend. We are honored to work with St. Luke’s University Health Network - Warren Campus and their compassionate staff.

Thank you so very much for the recent supply drive and donation led by Angela Popp, RN, MSN Patient Care Manager at St. Luke’s University Health Network - Warren Campus and the nurse leadership team. Also special thanks to Jim Seng, Behavioral Health System Navigator at St. Luke’s - Warren Campus for the introduction to Angela and her team and for his efforts and support. Together we assist some of the most vulnerable folks in our own backyards. 

These kind donations of supplies are already being utilized and we are grateful for the assistance.

With best wishes and our sincere gratitude,
The staff and board of directors of Family Promise of Warren County

Father/Daughter Dance Raises Funds for FPWC

posted Jun 3, 2017, 2:39 PM by web feat

Our thanks to the Belvidere Elementary School Builders Club, their advisors, Kristi Weber, the fathers and daughters in attendance, and everyone from the Oxford Street School who helped to make the Father/Daughter Dance so successful.

The proceeds from the dance were donated to Family Promise of Warren County so that we may continue to serve some of the most vulnerable families with children.

The Builders Club is an international student-led organization providing members with opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership.
Their core values include:
• Character building: The ability to do the right thing, even when it might be the unpopular choice.
• Leadership: The ability to listen, communicate, serve and guide others.
• Inclusiveness: Accepting and welcoming differences in other people.
• Caring: The act of being concerned about or interested in other people or situations.

Clubs are chartered in partnership with a Kiwanis club and a school or community-based organization serving middle or junior high school students. You can learn more about this amazing organization at their web site:

This is not the first time that this club has provided financial support to the families and children served by Family Promise, and we are deeply grateful. 

Our Thanks to Madison, a Teen on a Mission

posted Jun 3, 2017, 2:30 PM by web feat

Our thanks to an extraordinary young lady, Madison McGourty, for her efforts to raise money to purchase supplies and to assemble first aid kits for distribution to the families involved with Family Promise of Warren County and Family Promise of Hunterdon County.

As Madison points out, a first aid kit is necessary in every home, and especially for the families with children assisted in our Family Promise programs.

The kits were assembled with the help of some friends in Madison’s high school biology class, and were personally delivered by Madison.

Madison's efforts were also featured in a story posted on NJ.com. Money is being raised to pay for the kits through a Go Fund Me page (https://www.gofundme.com/firstaidforhunterdon), and donations are greatly appreciated. 


On behalf of the families we serve, thank you Madison!

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