Robert DeFalco named first-ever Staten Island Fig Fest Grand Marshal!

Posted by Robert DeFalco on Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 at 4:35pm.

 And with that, we'll announce that Robert DeFalco, owner of DeFalco Realty in Grasmere, is the 2016 Fig Fest Grand Marshal — congratulations, Robert!

Via Pamela Silvestri for Staten Island Live.

And so it is!! Staten Island Advance yesterday announced the exciting news that our very own Robert DeFalco is this year’s Staten Island Fig Fest Grand Marshal!! Fig Fest is a relatively new event, having begun in 2010, but it is already a Staten Island staple.

Fig Fest has outgrown its original location at the Turtle Fountain in Midland Beach and has since been held in several places on Staten Island, with an ever-growing audience of Fig lovers and Gardening enthusiasts! This year, for the first time, the festival has incorporated the title of “Grand Marshal”, to complement the traditional “Fig King”. We could not be more honored and excited that the festival chose our own Robert DeFalco to be the first-ever Fig Fest Grand Marshal! From the article:

Robert, now a New Jersey resident, is known for gifting fig trees to fans of the ancient fruit. He and his daughter Amanda typically take a weekend in summer to plant the specimens in appropriate places of Staten Islander's yards. Robert customarily scouts the property and, depending on the light and terrain, then plant and fertilize the creature. He also tends a prolific garden, the bounty of which he gives away to colleagues and friends.
This year’s Fig Fest will take place at Killmeyer's Old Bavaria Inn in Charleston on Sept. 15, 2016. Robert, as Grand Marshal, will emcee the event! Stay tuned for updates and details as they arrive, and tune in on September 15th to facebook/robertdefalcorealty for LIVE coverage of the event and Robert’s turn as Grand Marshal! IMG_9180 Picture3 Picture2 Picture1
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