Monday October 12 2020 at 10:00 CDT. Arrigo Park, 801 S Loomis St, Chicago, IL 60607. Join us as we celebrate this Columbus Day, Monday, October 12 at 10:00 a.m. at Arrigo Park in Chicago's Little Italy. Our petition drive and support is growing each day and it's symbolic in that more than half of our signatures thus far are from other ethnicities...

Dear Friends, in an effort to protect our patrons, community, and volunteers Little Italy’s 93rd Annual Italian Festival Scheduled for October 3rd has been cancelled. As disappointed as you are, please know that the volunteers and families of Little Italy are devastated as well. Remember that nearly 100 years of tradition for us has been disrupted...

When the general public learns about the Italian immigration to the United States during the 1880s to the 1920s, they usually see it through the lens of those who settled in New York City on Mulberry Street. Unless of course they happen to live in a city with a Little Italy of their own. But even then, the stories of Italian immigrants in New York...

Little Italy brings you a NEW "Taste Of" Dining Experience... Taste of Little Italy: Take-Out Edition. October 4-8, 2020 | $50* (Meal for 1) | $80* (Meal for 2). BUY YOU TICKET TODAY! As Little Italy works to re-open, we look to find new ways to enjoy the neighborhood and highlight the restaurants that are the backbone of the community. The redesig...

Some NYC traditions aren't going anywhere. Come September, Mulberry Street is usually filled with the aroma of fried dough and grilled sausage, as a million visitors stroll through the streets of Little Italy for the Feast of San Gennaro. This year, even though parades, festivals and fairs are all still on pause, an event inspired by the Feast of S...

The community of Little Italy has always been known for its resilience and determination, dating back to nearly 100 years ago when the neighborhood was known as the “Tuna Capital of the World.” At that time, the demand in the U.S. for tuna was at an all-time high and more than 6,000 Italian families immigrated to the neighborhood in hopes to partic...

Please sign our petition to Save Chicago's Little Italy and bring back our Christopher Columbus statue to Arrigo Park. For every proud American who believes that our future belongs to those who learn from our past, we demand the return of our Christopher Columbus statue to be placed back at Arrigo Park in Chicago's Little Italy. Everything great is...

For 7 years I have been dealing with everything that is Italian American on a daily basis, and by now I have learned to recognize when a name comes back often, involved in many things: that is a leader of the community in which he/she lives and works. This is what happens in the Italian American community in Chicago: if there is music or the celebr...

The streets will be quiet in Little Italy this weekend. For one of the few times since 1898, the Feast of the Assumption will not be celebrated publicly in the neighborhood (other cancellations were in World War I and World War II). The street festival was called off in June due to COVID-19 concerns. Earlier this month, the public celebration of M...

Little Italy Neighborhood Association and Baltimore Jazz Alliance have announced the Little Italy Madonnari Arts Festival will be postponed until September 2021. During the hiatus, a permanent mural and gallery dedicated to Madonnari will be created - the first of its kind in the United States and only the second outside of Italy. Artist Michael Ki...