The Italian St Anthony of Padua Festival kicks off in Harrison tonight

HARRISON, NY – Italian culture is alive and the music is in the air in West Harrison this weekend during the Italian Festival at St. Anthony of Padua Church.

The festivities begin Friday evening and continue until Sunday. The celebration of all things Italian will include food, games and activities for all ages, and live music.

The three-day event will feature Italian dramatic tenor Gianpaolo DiGrazia in his first Westchester appearance. The “Bel Canto” singer delighted audiences across the East Coast and Italy.

His set list for the festival will include some of his favorites, including “Amor, Amor, Amor”, “Il Mondo” and “Quando Quando”. There will also be traditional songs of “Volare” and “Eh Compare”.

DiGrazia will take the stage on Saturday at 8 p.m.

The event is sponsored by DeCicco and Sons Italian Markets, Anna Maria’s Wine Bar of Rye and Steel Horse Motor Cars, under the direction of David FranZe, Director of Entertainment.

Frank DeCicco Sr. and Gianpaolo DiGrazia are ready for the big show. (Hollywood Enterprises USA)
Anna Maria Santorelli of Anna Maria’s Wine Bar in Rye definitely gets backstage passes. (Hollywood Enterprises USA)

The Italian Festival of St. Anthony of Padua begins Friday, June 3 at 5 p.m. and the fun doesn’t stop until midnight. On Saturday June 4, the festivities resume, from 5 p.m. to midnight and again on Sunday June 5, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Italiano Festival will be held at St. Anthony’s Church at 85 Harrison St. in Harrison.

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