Find out about Ferragosto’s Background
September 8th, From 12 Noon – 6 PM
Dating back centuries, the Ferragosto tradition recognizes the end of the harvest season and the time to enjoy the fruits of those labors. It is a way for families to engage in part of the Italian culture and come 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. The goal was to allow visitors from the Tri-State area and beyond to engage in Italian culture, traditions, music and, of course, the finest foods. The Ferragosto event continues to grow each year with an average of 14,000-17,000 guests, who travel from near and far to make it part of their family tradition. 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. We hope that you will join us to experience first-hand the old-world charm and tradition of good taste at New York’s Real Little Italy’s Ferragosto. It’s the culinary destination for dining, hand-made and imported Italian products, and so much more.The Ferragosto celebration includes traditional Italian street performances, celebrity guests, great music, kid activities and more. Find out more about Ferragosta in Bronx Little Italy. Have a look at the photos from last year’s Ferragosta in Bronx Little Italy.
In addition to the wonderful musical performances there will be a screening of a documentary “UMBERTO E” by award-winning film maker Anton Evangelista. The showings will be at 2:00pm, 4:00pm, and 6:00pm in Fatima Hall at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
*Performances will begin at approximately 12:45pm. Come see:
Jim Altamore – A tribute to Sinatra.
Trio Primavera – A top Italian three-piece band.
Dominic Chianese – An actor and singer performing Italian classics.
Just Us – Old-school returns to the Bronx with a 20-year reunion performance.
Gene DiNapoli – Classic Italian songs.
Vetro Duo featuring tenors Christopher Macchio and Elio Scaccio.
Moreno Fruzzetti – An Italian singing sensation.
The Bronx Wanderers – Back by popular demand.
*All times and performers are subject to change.