The Blauvelt Sons of Italy will host the fifth annual Italian Feast and Carnival this September 11 through the 14. The event draws thousands of people from around the tri-state area during the four day celebration of all things Italian. Opening Day, Thursday, September 11, will feature a tribute to the fallen heroes of 9/11 at 5:30 p.m.
Also on Friday night attendees can hear the Mighty Spectrum Band and Kick Start Charlie on Saturday night. Back by popular demand will be Tre Bella, Lauren Mascitti all the way from Nashville, Jenna Esposito, Steve Maglio, Al Sapienza and Louis Vanaria and the Tony T orchestra along with many other performers over the four day festival.
The event is a showcase for area talent and live entertainment hosted by MC Paul Borghese who has appeared in HBO’s 61*, Sopranos and Law & Order and more recently he starred in The Family with Robert DeNiro. Also on site for the four days will be rides and games for the kids, a casino and games of chance for the adults, service providers, artisans and boutiques offering gift items, clothing and jewelry for purchase, as well as vendors offering every kind of Italian food imaginable.
“The Italian Feast is a County Fair, food fest, carnival and live concert venue all rolled into one themed with a slice of Italian culture unlike any other festival you’ve ever been to, I assure you!” – says Nick Sfraga, current President of the Blauvelt Sons of Italy.
Hours for the festival are Thursday 5 – 11 p.m., Friday 5 p.m. – midnight, Saturday 11 a.m. – midnight and Sunday will begin with an outdoor mass at 10:30 a.m. and the Festival will be open from noon until 9 p.m. Admission is $2 per person with children under 10 free. The festival takes place at Masonic Park located at 89 Western Highway in Tappan. The updated entertainment schedule can be found on the Sons of Italy website at www.blauveltsonsofitaly.org.