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 8 from noon to 6pm.
This ancient Roman festival dates back to 18 B.C. when the gathering was created in honor of the emperor, Caesar Augustus. While celebrated on August 15th in Italy, we wait until the Sunday after Labor Day when it is a bit cooler in New York.
For over 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 Italian food and drinks.
The Ferragosto event continues to grow each year with 25,000 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, Natalie Pinto - International Vocalist, Ragdoll (Frank Valli & The Four Seasons tribute band), and RockSteady! Commedia Dell'Arte will also be performing comedic acts throughout the festival.
For more information on the event, entertainment schedule and more, please visit www.Ferragosto.com.
In addition to street parking, 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.
Ferragosto is free to attend and all are welcome. Sunday, September 8th, 2019 12-6pm on Arthur Avenue at East 187th Street in the Bronx!
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