About Our Neighborhood
Ask any New Yorker about Arthur Avenue in the Bronx and you get either puzzlement or a flood of loving sentiment about the real Little Italy of New York, the best place for bread, pasta, meat, pastries, the only place to buy Italian sausage, and more. The paradox is real: Many New Yorkers never heard of the place, while for others it's home away from home ... although it is often a well-kept secret. Find out more
about our neighborhood, Bronx Little Italy.
Upcoming and Ongoing Events in the Bronx….
The Feast of St. Anthony – Dance the Giglio 2013
IN SCENA! Italian Theater Festival NY will be bringing a very special performance to Bronx Little Italy. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the death of Anna Magnani, there will be a one-woman show, Solo Anna, that explores the life and career of the cherished actress. Italian-born, she was the first non-American actress to win an Academy Award for Best Actress. The 80 minute performance by Franco D'Alessandro, directed by Eva Minemar and with Lidia Vitale will be at 2pm on June 15th at the Enrico Fermi Cultural Center in the Bronx.
Make Music New York
Summer is just around the corner, and with it there are many exciting events in the Neighborhood. We're very pleased to announce (read our Press Release)
that "Make Music New York" will be holding a free public concert on June 21st, from 5pm-10pm, a great way to celebrate the official first day of summer! This will be MMNY's 7th year holding this festival that offers free concerts in all of the five boroughs. It includes an eclectic mix of music ranging from opera to indie-rock, an experience you won't want to miss! Find out more about Make Music New York in Bronx Little Italy
Come join us on September 8th, 2013, between 12 noon and 7 pm and help us celebrate Ferragosto. Dating back centuries, the Ferragosto tradition recognizes the end of the harvest season and the time to enjoy the fruits of those labors. This year we also celebrate 102 years for Arthur Avenue. Generations of family-owned businesses continue to thrive and appeal to people from all over with their small-town charm, family atmosphere and preservation of Italian culture that is unable to be found in surrounding areas. Find out more about Ferragosta in Bronx Little Italy. Have a look at the photos from last year's Ferragosta in Bronx Little Italy.
Past Events in the Bronx….
Fun With Pinocchio
The Enrico Fermi Cultural Committee presents: Fun With Pinocchio. Join us on May 29th at 4PM for a special family program - including stories, games, dancing, crafts and a special treat. Come to the Belmont Library and Enrico Fermi Cultural Center
Children’s Program, 3rd Floor. All Public Library Programs are free of charge.
Chazz Palminteri’s “A Bronx Tale”
Chazz Palminteri is coming to New York for one night only! Join us for an evening at the theatre for Palminteri's production of "A Bronx Tale," written and performed by Palminteri himself. The performance tells the tale of a classic coming of age story in the form of a one man show. The show will be on Saturday, June 1 at The Capitol Theatre in Portchester, NY. Get your tickets now because this is night you will not want to miss!
Doors open at 6:30pm
Show starts at 8:00pm
Ticket prices are as follows:
The JBF Greens Presents A Moveable Feast
The James Beard Foundation Greens and Stonehenge's second annual Moveable Feast will be held on Wednesday June 12th, from 6:30-8:30pm. The event will be hosted in a series of empty residential apartment buildings in a cool building in Chelsea. Bronx Little Italy will have it's very own apartment, complete with red checkered table clothes and Arthur Ave & 187th St. signs! Representing the Neighborhood will be Maurizio Gerbasi of Gerbasi Ristoranti, and Angelo Tuccinardi of Teitel Brothers Grocery. Join us as we eat, drink, and apartment hop! Find out more about Bronx Little Italy at A Moveable Feast
Pasta For The Planet
St. Joseph Pasta Night and the Screening of the Film, The Robe
We are very excited to announce two fundraisers being hosted by Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and School.
The first event is our annual St. Joseph Pasta Night which is being held on Saturday, March 23rd. We hope you can support this fun event which helps raise funds for our parish school. We have live entertainment provided by Charlie Russo - raffles - and as a special treat - from the Cannoli King - Jerome Raguso of Gino's Pastry Shop - St. Joseph Pastry -- yummy, yummy. Click on the St. Joseph Pasta Night in the Bronx Little Italy flyer for details.
The second event is something we are truly excited about! One of our alum, Anton Evangelista, is holding a special screening of the film, The Robe, on March 25th. It will be held at the Pelham Movie House
and you will be able to walk the Red Carpet - just like at the premiere of a new movie. Hey, we can even pose with a Roman Sentry and maybe have our picture taken by the paparazzi! Click on The Robe flyer for details.
All proceeds for this event will benefit our parish school.
We hope you all can join us at either or both of these important fundraising events. We promise both nights will be well worth it!
Digital Mammograms and Clinical Breast Exams
To the women of the area, this is a fantastic opportunity that we urge you to take advantage of. On March 17 from 9am-4:30pm there will be digital mammograms and clinical breast exams, at no cost to you. Look for the Mobile Care Clinic at the Arthur Avenue Retail Market located at 2344 Arthur Avenue, Bronx, NY 10458. Early detection of breast cancer saves lives!
To be eligible for this you must:
-Be a woman 40 years or older
-Have a NYC mailing address and
-Not have had a mammogram in the past 12 months
**Keep in mind an appointment IS NECESSARY.
Call 718-364-4657 or 1-877-628-9090
A Night of Napolitan Music
The Enrico Fermi Cultural Committee is offering a unique experience that you will not want to miss, an evening of live music! Come out for a Night of Napeolitan Music on Wednesday February 6, at 6:00pm. The show is a special dedication to the Belmont Community! Performers include Antonio Guarna, DJ and performer Antonio Maiorino, Nicola Albano, Roberto Di Roma, Rocco Fiore, Filippo Valli accompanied by Emilio Morelli. Check out our Facebook page here.
OLMC First Annual Beefsteak Dinner
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish and School presents their very first all you can eat filet mignon beefsteak dinner. Join us for a night of raffles, dancing, and music provided by DJ Gino.
Catered by Nightingale Catering, for $40 you will receive mixed green salad, unlimited filet mignon, french fries, ice cream sundaes, unlimited soda, coffee and tea, as well as a complimentary glass of wine or beer.
The proceeds will benefit OLMC's parish school, so be sure to join in the fun, while giving back! For more information look at our flyer, or call (718)295-3370 or email OLMCDEVCOMM@aol.com
**Advanced paid reservations are required.
**You must be 21 years of age or older to attend this.
This year's FanFest took place on Saturday September 15th, from 11AM-4PM. The festival was at Pier 86, located next to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space museum. Absolutely free of charge and open to the public, the event featured food, live music, games, and the chance to get an autograph from one of your favorite Yankee's! This year's radio broadcasts each featured a special segment dedicated to Italian heritage. Hope you didn't miss this event! Find out more here.
Have a look at the photos
from this years FanFest!