AddressArthur Avenue and East 187th Street Bronx
TimeStarts: 12:00 pm / Ends: 6:00 pm
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 East 187th Street on Sunday, September 10, 2017. 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 20 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 our fine-dining restaurants, our hand-made and imported Italian products and so much more. Scheduled to perform this year are: Elio Scaccio, The 70’s Project, Natalie Pinto, and Bob Bisaccia. Commedia Dell’Arte will also be performing comedic acts throughout the festival. Stan’s Pepper Steppers, a world champion Queens based Double Dutch, will also be performing at Arthur Avenue Floral located at 615 East 187th Street! For more information please visit the Ferragosto website.
Parking available at Fordham University 685 E Fordham Road for $10 – there is a free shuttle to and from Arthur Avenue.
Jazz Saturdays on Arthur Avenue
AddressEast 186th Street and Arthur Avenue
TimeStarts: 12:00 pm / Ends: 5:00 pm
We’re enthusiastic to about introducing Jazz Saturdays to the summer months. Each Saturday, a jazz band will perform on East 186th Street at Arthur Avenue to brighten up the neighborhood and provide lively entertainment. Some tables and chairs will also be set up so you have the opportunity to relax from the hustle and bustle. The schedule of performances is as follows: Ron Petrides – July 8, July 29, & August 5, A Touch of Jazz – July 15 & August 12, The Louis Pettinelli Jazz Group – July 22 & August 26, and B.D. Lenz Trio – August 19.
3rd Annual Art Show
AddressEast 186th Street and Arthur Avenue Bronx
TimeStarts: 1:45 pm / Ends: 5:00 pm
On, Saturday July 15th from 1:45-5PM the Belmont BID will host its 3rd annual art show! Join us for an afternoon filled with art from dozens of local artists and live entertainment. Come get inspired by the works of art that are on display and then shop and dine on world famous Arthur Avenue! The day is sure to be a Saturday well spent. If you’re an artist who would like to be featured in the show please fill out an expression of interest form by April 7th.
Third Annual Car Show
AddressCrescent Avenue and Arthur Avenue Bronx NY
Please be advised that the Bronx Little Italy Car Show scheduled for Sunday, July 9th has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The Belmont Business Improvement District aims to hold high-quality events for the neighborhood and we felt we couldn’t guarantee that this year which lead to the events cancellation. If you have any further questions please email [email protected] or call 718-294-8259.
The Feast of St. Anthony
AddressArthur Avenue and East 187th Street Bronx
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Presents The Feast of St. Anthony in the heart of Little Italy in the Bronx. The Feast will take place from Wednesday, June 7th thru Sunday, June 11th. There will be games, rides, raffles, amusement and delicious food. There will also be live music and entertainment every night. Wednesday & Thursday 6-10pm, Friday & Saturday 6-12am, Sunday 5-10pm. For more information please call Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 718-295-3770.
“Picture a Healthier You” Health Fair
AddressCrescent Avenue and Arthur Avenue
TimeStarts: 10:00 am / Ends: 2:00 pm
In partnership with SBH Health System, the “Picture a Healthier You” Health Fair will be held on Sunday, June 4th from 10am-2pm, on Crescent Avenue at Arthur Avenue. This free street fair is an event for the whole family and will provide attendees with the opportunity to participate in free health screenings, fitness activities, a raffle (with prizes!), and more! Come join us for a day of fun activities and go home with ideas for how to live a healthy lifestyle this summer! For more information, please call 718-960-6375.
All Souls Remembrance Tree
Address627 East 187th Street
The “All Souls Remembrance Tree” will be lit on Sunday, December 4th at 2:45pm at Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Church. All are invited to bring a picture or memorial card of a departed loved one to the office which will then be placed on the tree. Refreshments will be served at the event sponsored by Lucia Brothers & D’Bari Funeral Homes.
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Hughes Avenue, Bronx
TimeStarts: 3:00 pm / Ends: 6:00 pm
Join us for our annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, December 3rd from 3-6pm at Ciccarone Park! Celebrate the holidays with us and listen to holiday music as you enjoy Italian cookies and hot chocolate. Santa will also be stopping by! Our Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is sponsored by Artuso Pastry Shop, Cerini Coffee & Gifts, Egidio Pastry Shop, Gino’s Pastry Shop and Morrone Pastry Shop & Cafe.
Small Business Saturday
This year Small Business Saturday takes place on November 26th. It’s a day to celebrate the local businesses that help make a neighborhood great. Falling directly between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, traditionally two of the busiest shopping days of the year, the day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Make sure to #ShopSmall in Bronx Little Italy and support the local businesses that have been for nearly 100 years or more! It’s also a great time to spend the day on Arthur Avenue, recently named a “Great Street of America” by the American Planning Association.
Holiday Train Show
AddressNew York Botanical Garden
Southern Boulevard, Bronx
The Holiday Train Show is now open at the New York Botanical Garden. This year’s exhibition includes classic model trains and a display of some of the most beloved New York City landmarks. After you enjoy this traditional festivity, stop by the neighborhood for an exquisite holiday dinner or cozy up to a delightful cappuccino. As one of our followers and a member of our community, you can receive a 20% discount on weekday tickets using code 9402 online at nybg.org. The show runs from November 19th, 2016 through January 16th, 2017.