Italian tradition celebrated in Belmont’s ‘Little Italy’ Sunday, September 13

Ferragosto 2015

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Guests feasted their eyes and filled their stomaches with a rotisserie cooked pig that was prepared in front of them.
Chefs were hard at work making freshly prepared zeppoles for guests.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church pastor Jonathan Morris (fifth on left) with Rooted group members held a ‘Mega Raffle’ to help support their church. The raffle gave a lucky few the chance to see the pope during his historic stateside visit.
Classically trained performer and vocalist, Elio Scaccio (l), singer and songwriter, Jessica Carvo and Italian-born tenor, Teo Ricciardella gave a crowd pleasing performance during the festival.
Crowds gathered in front of Randazzo’s Seafood while others dined on the local seafood restaurant’s tasty delicacies.

Keeping with an Italian tradition which can be traced back centuries, the Ferragosto Italian Festival was held Sunday, September 13 in Belmont’s ‘Little Italy’. Hosted by the Belmont Business Improvement District, this celebration honors the Ferragosto tradition recognizing the end of the harvest season and enjoying the fruits of the season’s labor. This year’s edition featured tons of delicious Italian cuisine and live performances from Two Gents and The Lady, violinist David Rubertone, the 70’s Project, singer Sal Valentinetti and Commedia Dell’Arte.

Updated 5:01 pm, July 9, 2018
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