Over 20 years ago, the merchants of Arthur Avenue and East 187th Street decided to bring the Italian tradition of Ferragosto to the Bronx Little Italy, giving visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in Italian culture, traditions, musical and theatrical entertainment, and of course, delicious food.
Since then the event has continued to grow, attracting thousands of guests each year, and it’s coming to Little Italy in the Bronx this September.
Taking place the Sunday after Labor Day weekend, September 11 from 12p.m. to 6p.m., this festival celebrates the end of the harvest season and gives local businesses the opportunity to showcase their signature products and dishes.
Many of the Bronx’s family-owned businesses are owned and operated by the same families that founded them nearly a century ago, and Ferragosto gives visitors the opportunity to experience this authenticity and preservation of Italian culture.
This year visitors can try tasty bites and browse products from businesses including:
- Artuso Pastry Shop
- Calabria Pork Store
- Vincent’s Meat Market
- Teitel Brothers
- Randazzo’s Seafood
- Marie’s Fresh Roasted Coffee Beans & Gifts
- La Casa Grande Cigars
- And more!
Ferragosto is the perfect way to immerse yourself in Italian culture and gives visitors the chance to experience the neighborhood’s old-world charm and authentic Italian fare. It will take place on Arthur Avenue between E 187th St and Crescent Avenue.
The stage will be located on East 186th St between Arthur Ave and Hughes Ave so you can enjoy live music and entertainment throughout the day as well. You can learn more about the entertainment schedule here.