Saturday, October 18th, 2014 from 11:00 am 2:00 pm
Hester Street between Mott and Mulberry Streets (Outdoor Theater)
Transportation: Subway: N/Q/R/W trains to Canal Street and/or B/D trains to Grand Street
For All Ages
This fall, Two Bridges will host the 6th Annual Marco Polo Festival, celebrating the Chinatown & Little Italy Historic District, and the special relationship between the Chinese and Italian American communities of Manhattan’s Chinatown & Little Italy.
Since 2009, the annual Marco Polo Festival, sponsored by Two Bridges Neighborhood Council, symbolically celebrates the special relationship between the Chinese & Italian-American communities of Manhattan’s Chinatown & Little Italy. The festival invokes the story of the Silk Road, where the ancient markets of Europe and Asia met, marking a new beginning of world commerce and cultural exchange.
In 2010, Two Bridges sponsored the designation of the Chinatown & Little Italy Historic District, New York City’s only National Register Historic District that recognizes two unique cultural communities. This single district, encompassing the historic cores of both Little Italy and Chinatown, acknowledges the long and ongoing relationship of these two vibrant and dynamic immigrant neighborhoods.
Now its sixth year, the multi-day Marco Polo Festival serves as the preeminent New York City occasion to celebrate the rich heritage of Asian & Italian history and culture.