Italian Festival in Bronx, New York
September 13th, 2015 – Noon to 6pm
Going back centuries, the Ferragosto tradition recognizes the end of the harvest season and to enjoy the fruits of those labors. It is a way for families to engage in part of the Italian culture and coming together in a solid bond of family and friendship.
Over 15 years ago, merchants of the Arthur Avenue/Belmont section decided to bring the Italian tradition to the Bronx and engage visitors from the Tri-State area and beyond in Italian culture, traditions, music and of course, the greatest food. The Ferragosto event continues to grow each year with an average of 20-25,000 guests who travel from near and far to make it part of their family tradition.
Arthur Avenue is a section of New York City’s northernmost borough, The Bronx. This traditional neighborhood is also known as the Bronx’s “Little Italy”.
“Best of the Bronx” is a series of 1-minute video vignettes to help promote New York City’s northernmost borough. The Bronx is well known for landmarks like the Yankee Stadium, the New York Botanical Garden or the Zoo.
To learn more about the “Best of the Bronx” visit lehman.edu/bestofthebronx/
Best of the Bronx – Arthur Avenue “Little Italy” from The Digital Distillery Inc. on Vimeo.