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.
Directions to Arthur Avenue
Additional Parking is available at Fordham University 685 E Fordham Road, with a free shuttle to and from Arthur Avenue.
Events of the day:
11:30am Opening remarks by Philip Marino, Executive Director of the Belmont Business Improvement District
Italian National Anthem performed by Teo Ricciardella
American National Anthem performed by Nick Vero
12:00 – 12:45 The 70′s Project
12:55 – 1:40 Sal Valentinetti
1:50 – 2:20 Uncle Floyd
2:30 – 3:15 Two Gents & The Lady – Elio Scaccio, Jessica Carvo & Teo Ricciardella
3:20 – 3:30 – David Rubertone
3:35 – 4:20 – Bob Bisaccia
4:30 – 5:15 Two Gents & The Lady Elio Scaccio, Jessica Carvo & Teo Ricciardella
5:25 – 6:10 – The 70′s Project
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”.