Ferragosto Festival in the Bronx
Sunday, September 10, 2017
12:00 – 6:00 pm
On Arthur Avenue between Crescent Avenue and 187th Street
As well as the official site here…
From 12 noon until 6:00pm, the Belmont Business Improvement District 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 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.
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 like no other area around. 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 all our fine-dining restaurants, our hand-made and imported Italian products and so much more. The festival also includes booths from local Bronx institutions like Saint Barnabas Hospital, as well as non-profit organizations like Love Holds Life, whose mission is to help children battle cancer.
The Ferragosto celebration includes traditional Italian Street Performances, celebrity guests, great music, kids’ activities and more! Among the performers scheduled to appear are Elio Scaccio, The 70’s Project, Natalie Pinto, and Bob Bisaccia.
Sponsorship for this event provided by Pepsi.
Parking is avaialble at Fordham University (685 E Fordham Road, with a free shuttle to and from Arthur Avenune.