Italian Festival in Bronx, New York
September 11th, 2016 – 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.
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Directions to Arthur Avenue
Additional Parking is available at Fordham University 685 E Fordham Road, with a free shuttle to and from Arthur Avenue.
Ferragosto 2016 Events of the Day:
12:00 – 12:30 Opening remarks by Philip Marino, Executive Director of the Belmont Business Improvement District
Italian National Anthem Performed by Vincent Ricciardi
American National Anthem Performed by Nick Vero
12:30 – 1:15 The 70’s Project
1:30 – 2:15 Sal Valentinetti
2:30 – 3:15 Two Gents & the Lady
3:30 – 4:00 Uncle Floyd
4:15 – 5:00 The 70’s Project
5:15 – 6:00 Two Gents & the Lady
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”.