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.

Upcoming & Recent Events

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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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  • 072516-Picture-Healthier-You-Flier-f-PRINT_Page_1
    Health Fair

    Together with SBH Health System, the Belmont BID invites you to attend Picture a Healthier You.. a health fair with fun and healthy activities. Attendees can receive free health screenings,  watch cooking demos, and participate in yoga and zumba classes! There will also be activities for kids. For more information you can call 718-960-9158.


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