Italian-American Paisani Keeping Italian Traditions Alive

Sep 10, 2019 224

Traditions are the cornerstone of many cultures in America and for Italian-Americans, it’s an opportunity to remind us that we are part of a history that defines our past and shapes who we are today. The festival celebrations of towns and patron saints in Italian-American communities throughout the US serve as a thank you to the ancestors who came before them.

The descents of a small town named Mariotto in the province of Bitonto (Bari) italy and devotees of La Madonna Addolorata continue the cultural tradition of commemorating their heritage every September. Of course, no celebration would be the same without having friends, family and neighbors join in on the fun. Join the festivities on September 15, 2019 at 11 AM in honor of Maria SS. Addolorata (Sorrowful Mary) at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in the Belmont section of the Bronx.

The celebration will continue at Scavello’s on the Island on City Island, Bronx, NY from 1 PM - 5 PM. There will be a cocktail hour, followed by dinner and dessert while enjoying Italian and American music. The cost is $80 per adult, $45 per child over 4 years old. Children 4 years and under are FREE. Reserve your seat by contacting or Lorenzo Dello Russo (646) 542-4485. Seating is limited. Act Now.

The Feast of Mariotto and Maria SS Addolorata has been an ongoing celebration for more than 50 years in the Bronx and continues to be an opportunity for paisani to get together and honor their heritage. The organizers are all volunteers and work together to serve the community and devotees of La Madonna Addolorata.

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