POST-GAZETTE, AUGUST 27, 2010
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Boston’s Own Jimmy “Bono” Geany Performing at SAN GENNARO’S FEAST
91st Annual Saint Anthony & Saint Lucy Feasts
Boston’s own Jimmy Geany to sing at San Gennaro’s “Feast of all Feasts” in New York City. Popular Boston based Italian-American singer Jimmy “Bono” Geany is slated to per- form at San Gennaro’s Feast on Wednesday afternoon; September 22nd at 2:00 pm on the main stage located on the corner of Grand and Mott Streets in New York’s “Little Italy. Jimmy will be singing all your Ital- ian favorites such as “O ‘Sole Mio,” “Torna Sorrento” and “ Mamma,” etc. Jimmy is an annual favorite performer at the feasts in Boston’s “Little Italy,” the North End. The feast of San Gennaro is the largest Italian festival in the United States with over 300 street vendors and 80 arches of festive lights illuminating the streets of New York’s “Little Italy.” The feast runs from September 16th through September 26th. An event not to be missed!!!
EAST BOSTON MAIN STREETS ANNOUNCES 1 0 t h A n n u a l C o u n t d o w n t o
On Friday, September 10, 2010, East Boston Main Streets will hold its 10th Annual Countdown to Kindergarten Parade.
East Boston Main Streets along with the Boston Public Schools Countdown to Kindergarten staff, Boston Main Streets, the East Boston Social Center, YMCA, Little Folks and Head Start programs, Boston Police and MBTA will host the 10th Annual Countdown to Kindergarten Parade. With the help of many groups and individuals and the generos- ity of local merchants, every child in East Boston who is entering Kindergarten will receive a back pack filled with school supplies and will enjoy a festive day designed to pro- vide a positive experience as they begin their education.
Beginning in Central Square at 10:45 AM, parade mar- shals Lorraine Clougherty, Donna Concannon, Ellie Blackstad and Dora Hijuita, who are the caretakers from the children’s preschools, will march with the children and their parents along Meridian Street to receive school sup- plies. Upon returning, DJ John Dudley will play music and food will be supplied along with face painting and special programs from Read Boston and the Suffolk County Sheriffs Department. For more information contact Sonia Gomez Barney at 617-635-6816 or the East Boston Main Street office at 617-561-1044.
Boston’s Largest Italian Festival Celebrates its 91st Year with Special Events and Attractions
The Saint An- thony & Saint Lucy Societies of Boston welcomes neigh- bors, friends and visitors to “continue the tradition” at the 91st annual fes- tival celebration on August 27-29 on Endicott, Thacher and North Margin Streets. Saint Anthony’s Feast is one of Boston’s largest events of the summer. This authentic Italian festival of- fers colorful parades; authentic Italian festi- val food; strolling singers; the Filippo Berio Culinary Pavilion; Italian folk dancing; the Pizzeria Regina Open Air Piazza; religious and cultural services and time honored cus- toms throughout the weekend.
As part of the 91st anniversary celebration, St. Anthony and St. Lucy Societies have highlighted many special attractions to this year’s schedule.
Ciao Italia & Mary Ann Esposito Join Special Guest Chef & Maestra Di Cucina Mary Ann Esposito on Saturday, August 28th for a day of cooking demonstra- tions, recipe sharing, cookbook signings, a North End Iron Chef competition, photo op- portunities and live filming of her acclaimed television show PBS series, Ciao Italia; television’s longest running cooking show.
Join Mary Ann at 6:30 PM for a special cook- ing demonstration at the Filippo Berio Culi- nary Stage. Later in the evening Maryann hosts and judges the North Iron Chef Com- petition – come watch as Maryann unveils the secret ingredient and referees this year’s high pressure culinary showdown. Brought to you by Perillo Tours, King Arthur Flour and Viking Kitchens.
Perillo Tours Trip to Italy Steve Perillo of the world class Perillo Tours Company has hand selected this unfor- gettable ten day vacation to beautiful Italy featuring overnight stays in the eternal city of Rome, sun-soaked Sorrento & the Renaissance city of Florence with excursions to Naples, Pompeii, Capri & Venice. This memorable trip includes airfare, first class hotel accommodations, delicious meals, deluxe motor coach and guided tours. (Some restrictions apply.)
ence Al Fresco — pull up a seat and enjoy an imported ice cold Peroni Beer or a glass Bella Sera vino at the Pizza Regina outdoor seat- ing area open only during Saint Anthony’s Feast!
St. Anthony’s Feast Marketplace Drop by the Saint Anthony’s Feast and browse a selection of imported and domestic pastas, antipasti and other Italian pantry essentials as well as an array of cookies, candies and confections. Fill up a special edi- tion Saint Anthony’s Feast tote bag to enjoy immediately or bring it home for special treats for your family and friends. While you’re there don’t forget to pick up your official Saint Anthony’s Feast T-shirt! The Marketplace is sponsored by Cirelli Foods of Middleborough, which has been supplying Massachusetts with quality food items for decades!
Saint Anthony’s Grand Procession The highlight of the weekend is the 10 hour Grand Procession of Saint Anthony beginning at 12:00 Noon on Sunday. The statue of Saint Anthony is borne on the shoulders of the members and devotees through the winding streets of the North End along with march- ing bands, drum & bugle corps, color guards, floats and hundreds of followers. The proces- sion begins and ends showered with confetti, streamers and balloons cascading from the rooftops.
International Sensation SpongeBob SquarePants Comcast and Nickelodeon welcome chil- dren of all ages on Saturday, August 28, between 5:30PM and 8:00PM when SpongeBob will drop by Saint Anthony’s Feast to say ahoy to all his maties. SpongeBob and Patrick will be available for autographs and photos and lots of giggles!!! Soak up every sec- ond with your pal SpongeBob at this year’s Saint Anthony’s Feast.
For a complete schedule of events visit our new website: www.stanthonyfeast.com.
Saint Anthony’s Feast and the North End have it all. Whether you are out for a night on the town with that special someone or out with the family, Saint Anthony’s Feast is a delight for all who attend. This summer, spend some time in the North End of Boston for four full days of free activities at the most Authentic of Italian Street Festi- vals: The Feast of Saint Anthony and Santa Lucia.
Don’t miss this opportunity to win a vaca- tion of your dreams! To purchase your lucky ticket, visit the society’s raffle tents on Endicott Street throughout the weekend of the Feast.
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The Filppo Berio Culinary Pavilion Visit the Pavilion featuring Boston’s best chefs and the teachers and students of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School showcasing their “Cucina Italiana” — Stop by for some fabulous and fun demonstrations as well as a Filippo Berio Olive Oil tasting.
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Regina Pizzeria Open Air Piazza Since 1926 this authentic award winning Pizzeria has been dishing out pizza the old fashioned way — with crispy crust, tangy tomato sauce and the perfectly aged cheese. Now you can enjoy the Regina Pizza experi-