The Official Site of Businesses of Arthur Avenue Known As LITTLE ITALY IN THE BRONX ™


Due to Emergency Executive Order No. 130 to address the threat that COVID-19 poses to the health and welfare of New York residents and visitors, the Belmont BID is not currently planning on hosting its annual Ferragosto festival in 2021. Please continue to check back as regulations and guidelines update. In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you in the neighborhood for shopping and dining, and outdoor dining at our Piazza di Belmont.

The Belmont BID will host its 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 11, 2022.

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 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 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.

2022 Performers will be announced closer to the event date.

For more information please visit the Ferragosto website.

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

RSVP on our Facebook Page here!