Italian families continue annual tradition at East Portal Park

Oct 18, 2013 723

by Lance Armstrong

A tradition continued at East Portal Park at 51st and M streets last weekend, as descendants of immigrants from Castanga in the Calabria region of Italy presented the 17th edition of the Calabrese Picnic.

The Sunday afternoon and early evening gathering drew more than 100 people of Italian descent who enjoyed potluck Italian dishes and other edibles, a bocce ball tournament and conversations focusing on a variety of topics, including family history.

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