Ferragosto Italian Festival Celebrated In Belmont

Teitel Brothers served up some tasty treats to festival goers.
Photo by Miriam Quin

Bronxites ate, drank and were merry while celebrating a centuries old Italian tradition in Belmont’s ‘Little Italy’ on Sunday, September 9. Hosted by the Belmont Business Improvement District, the festival honored the Ferragosto tradition dating back to the Roman Empire which recognizes the end of the harvest season. This year’s edition featured loads of delicious Italian cuisine and live performances from Elio Scaccio, Nick Vero, JulieAnna, Natalie Pinto, Frankie Sands, Commedia dell’Arte and Rock Steady.

Larger-than-life cheese wheels were on display.
Photo by Miriam Quin

These little piggies had everyone’s taste buds squealing with delight.
Photo by Miriam Quin

Gino’s Pastry Shop co-owners Jerome ‘Gino’ and Giovanna Raguso treated everyone to some refreshing java.
Photo by Miriam Quin

Artuso Pastry Shop’s Anthony Artuso, Sr., co-owner; Natalia Corridori (2nd from r), manager and their employees welcomed everyone to sample their bakery’s delicious pastries.
Photo by Miriam Quin

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