ABOUT Mezzapalooza

In memory of John Mezzatesta Briarcliff's Best
In memory of John Mezzatesta Briarcliff's Best



It Takes a Manor.

Mezzapalooza was started in 2012 following the tragic passing of John Mezzatesta.  In his honor, the Briarcliff community came together to honor and lend a hand to the family of one of Briarcliff's favorite sons.

In this spirit, we come together as a community each year in support of a local family or charity in order to express our love and support.


The Mezzapalooza event will continue this legacy of giving.

Past Beneficiaries:
2012 The Mezzatesta Family
2013 The 4 Jake Foundation and The Landers Family
2014 The Sternschein Family
2015 The Zazzini Family
2016 The Mangialardi Family
2017 The Tribble Family
2018 The Fash Family
2019 The Ford Family


Mezzapolooza Executive Board:

Matthew Cooleen
Chris Fenimore
Andrew Hite
Brendan Kenney
Marc Milano
Sergio Prosperino
Matt Sesti
Dan Shine
Peter Veritas
Michael Vincent



The Mezzapalooza Foundation is a 501c(3) charitable organization.



Mezzapalooza is a Briarcliff based 501c3 organization founded in 2011 by Briarcliff residents in Memory of John Mezzatesta and families in need.

Contact us at mezzapalooza@gmail.com