Dina’s Guide to Italian-American Foods & Festivals

Italian Foods:

Bagna cauda

Cannoli at the San Gennaro Festival in NYC 2013

Cannoli at the San Gennaro Festival in NYC 2012





Feast of the Seven Fishes

Fried calzones

Italian bow knot cookies

Italian Easter rice pie

Obscure Easter foods


Pizza chiena, or pizza rustica

Pizza grano, or pastiera




Struffoli, Italian honey balls

Traditional Neapolitan treats

Wacky Christmas traditions

Italian-American Festivals:

St. Joseph’s Day, March 19

Good Friday procession, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, Good Friday, March/April

Feast of St. Anthony, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Arthur Avenue, Bronx, occurs in June

Feast of St. Anthony of Padua, St. Anthony of Padua Church, Sullivan and Houston Streets, Soho, June 13

Giglio Festival, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, occurs in July

La Festa Italiana, Holy Rosary Church, Jersey City, New Jersey, occurs in August

Feast of St. Rocco, St. Joseph’s Church, Monroe Street, Manhattan, occurs in August

Giglio di Sant’Antonio, East Harlem, Manhattan, occurs in August

Festa di Santa Rosalia, Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, occurs in August

Hoboken Italian Festival, Hoboken, New Jersey, occurs in September

Ferragosto, Arthur Avenue, Bronx, September

Festa in Honor of the Sicilian Black Madonna del Tindari, Phoenix Bar, East Village, Manhattan, September 8

San Gennaro Festival, Most Precious Blood Church, Little Italy, Manhattan, occurs in September

Columbus Day Parade, Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, October

Feast of St. Frances Cabrini, Shrine of Mother Cabrini, Uptown Manhattan, November

Neapolitan crèche at the Metropolitan Museum, Christmas

San Gennaro Festival 2013

San Gennaro Festival 2012

San Gennaro Festival 2011

Italian-American Neighborhoods/Areas:

Arthur Avenue in the Bronx

Boston’s North End

Father Demo Square

Little Italy’s Grand Street

Valdese, NC



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