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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  • Ferragosto 2016
    Ferragosto 2016

    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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  • A Night in the Bronx on Arthur Ave (2)
    A Night in the Bronx on Arthur Avenue

    A Night in the Bronx on Arthur Avenue will feature live entertainment and Italian-American fare. Proceeds will benefit the 28 elementary schools in the Bronx Catholic school region. The event will honor Susan George and the special guest is His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan. Tickets can be purchased at arthuravenue.eventbrite.com.


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  • Mozart Requiem 911 Concert Poster
    9/11 Living Memorial Concerts in NYC

    The Schiller Institute NYC Community Chorus will be participating in a series of performances of the Mozart Requiem, “Dedicated to All Victims of September 11, 2001 and Its Aftermath.”  The concerts are sponsored by The Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture. “The time has come to end the scourge of war and terrorism.  This can only occur by creating a shock of beauty and happiness, a celebration of a new paradigm, which uplifts all humanity.” Performance at the Verdi tuning of A=432 HZ. There will be a performance in the Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information visit http://www.fftrocc.org. $10 suggested donation.


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