Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Annual Italian Festival in honor of St. Andrew is this week in New Haven

St. Andrew Apostle Society, Inc., in celebrating members' Amalfi heritage and traditions, will hold ther Annual Italian Festival in honor of St. Andrew beginning on the evening of June 23 through June 26 at the club grounds in Wooster Square, 515 Chapel St.

"New Haven is such a wonderful place to live with all of its history and culture. However, not many people know of the hard work and dedication that the Italian-American citizens of New Haven do in keeping their history alive," organizers said in a statement.
"The St. Andrew the Apostle Society was formed on November 1, 1900 by the Italian immigrants from the Town of Amalfi who settled in New Haven. The Society was named after their patron Saint of Amalfi. As some of you may know it is a common practice for Italian-Americans to commemorate the patron saints of their various villages and towns with liturgical feasts and festivals."
The St. Andrew Festival includes "great Italian food, free live musical entertainment nightly, and games and rides for children of all ages," the statement said. "Over the years the St. Andrew's Feast has grown to attract hundreds of people of various ethnic backgrounds. It is a great time to reunite and visit with old friends many of them from the historic Wooster Square area. It also provides an opportunity for people of all heritages to learn and enjoy the Amalfitani Italian culture."
for more. visit http://www.ssaanewhaven.com/
Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.

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