About Our Neighborhood

The authentic Italian culture found in the vibrant community of the Real Little Italy in the Bronx, often known as Arthur Avenue, sustains a thriving business district that includes world-class restaurants, high-quality artisanal food shops and specialty stores carrying superb handmade local and imported items. We are also home to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church and the Enrico Fermi Italian Cultural Institute.

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  • 2016 Upcoming Events
    Upcoming Events

    Mark your calendars! These are the scheduled upcoming events taking place in Bronx Little Italy this year! More information to follow.


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    Bronx Little Italy 2016 Bocce Ball Tournament

    Join us for our first Bronx Little Italy Bocce Ball Tournament! We are so excited to have teams from the United States Bocce Federation compete in our very own Ciccarone Park. Join us from 8am-4pm as we root players on and celebrate Columbus Day. The event will be filled with food, entertainment and fun for all! Special thanks to our sponsors Felix’s Custom Tee’s, Mike’s Deli, Teitel Brothers, and Tino’s Deli & Catering.


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  • Ferragosto 2016
    Ferragosto 2016

    September 11th, 2016 – 12 to 6pm

    Parking available at Fordham University 685 E Fordham Road for $10 – there is a free shuttle to and from Arthur Avenue.

    The Belmont BID is set to host its annual FERRAGOSTO festival that draws thousands of visitors from the tri-state area and beyond to the intersection of all-things-Italian at world-famous Arthur Avenue and 187th Street on Sunday, September 11, 2016. This ancient Roman festival dates back to 18 B.C. when the gathering was created in honor of the emperor, Caesar Augustus. For the past 19 years, the merchants of Bronx Little Italy have banded together to keep this lively Italian tradition alive by engaging visitors in Italian culture, traditions, music and of course, the greatest food. The Ferragosto event continues to grow each year with an average of 20,000 – 28,000 guests who travel from near and far to make it part of their family tradition. Attendees love to explore the Italian culture and experience all the fun, food and music the festival has to offer. Ferragosto is a chance for people to experience first-hand the neighborhood’s old-world charm and tradition of good taste, including all our fine-dining restaurants, our hand-made and imported Italian products and so much more. For more information please visit the Ferragosto website


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