Bronx Little Italy’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony is back again this year on Saturday, December 3, 2022. Ciccarone Park at the intersection of East 188th Street and Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. The event is open to the public from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM and attendees can get into the holiday spirit by meeting Santa and an elf, singing along to h...

News 12 takes a trip to Little Italy, the heart of the Bronx where families can grab a slice of pizza, fresh seafood and have fun. Forget the expensive flight and the jet lag - There's no passport needed to arrive on Arthur Avenue for a day in Little Italy. Just bring your appetite. For your first stop, head to the corner of East 187th Street and A...

New Yorkers looking to dance, dine, and celebrate Columbus Day made their way to Arthur Avenue on Monday afternoon. David Greco, owner of Mike’s Deli in the Arthur Avenue Retail Market, was ecstatic to see so many people in the Little Italy neighborhood celebrating. “To the Italian Americans, this is a very important day to us,” said Greco. “…Peopl...

A premiere is always a gift to the attending public because of its novelty, regardless of the content and validity of the performance, but in the case of After Dinner Opera Company’s “Sacco and Vanzetti” an extra layer of glamour and interest was added, both because of the composers and the topic of the opera. Yes, it’s composers and not composer,...

Though its demographics have shifted over the years, the borough remains a hotbed of Italian food. Arthur Avenue—known to many as the “real” Little Italy—is home to many specialty stores and restaurants, as well as Arthur Avenue Market, an enclosed culinary oasis featuring fresh pasta, homemade sausages and cuts of meat of all kinds, extra-virgin o...

Over 20 years ago, the merchants of Arthur Avenue and East 187th Street decided to bring the Italian tradition of Ferragosto to the Bronx Little Italy, giving visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in Italian culture, traditions, musical and theatrical entertainment, and of course, delicious food. Since then the event has continued to grow,...

After Dinner Opera Company presents the New York and Orchestral staged premiere of Sacco and Vanzetti, begun by Marc Blitzstein, completed & conducted by Leonard Lehrma, and directed by Benjamin Spierman. Playing Saturday, Sept 10, 2022 at 7 pm, and Sunday Sept 11, 2022 at 3 pm at Lehman College Studio Theatre, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, The...

As proud Italian Americans, it is important to buy products from Italian American-owned businesses. Equally as important, it is enjoyable to pay visits to neighborhoods that are historically Italian, specifically communities that still have a significant amount of Italian American residents. The Empire State has Little Italy in Manhattan, Bensonhur...

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church kicked off the Feast of St. Anthony Wednesday in the Bronx. Games, rides and entertainment were centered along East 187 St. in Belmont. The feast is meant to honor St. Anthony, a priest who preached spreading love and sharing with the less fortunate. "We always say this is the real Little Italy, the one in the Bronx. E...

Former Bronx Assistant District Attorney Phil Foglia may have fought and won against many of NYC’s rogue gallery as a longtime prosecutor, but his legacy in Belmont’s Little Italy is one of a fighter for his fellow Italian Americans. Phil Foglia died in 2020 at the age of 69 due to complications from COVID-19, but now East 189th Street and Belmont...