Wednesday, June 25, 2014

St. Andrew the Apostle Society 114th Italian Festa celebration begins Thursday in New Haven

NEW HAVEN - The St. Andrew the Apostle Society and the Amalfitani-Italian Community of New Haven will continue to celebrate their heritage and traditions with the 114th Italian Festa celebration that begins at 6 p.m. Thursday with the opening parade through Wooster Square, organizers said in a release.

The festa at 515 Chapel St. will include Italian food, music, entertainment nightly and games and rides for children., the release said,

There is no charge for admission.

The festa open at 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, the release said.

See the schedule below:


Opening Night - Thursday, June 26, 2014

6:00 p.m.                   Opening Parade through Historic Wooster Square

                                                            Immediately followed by the Blessing of the Festa with the unveiling of the statue of Saint Andrew the Apostle by JOSEPHINE (PETTOLA) ESPOSITO and ANDREW CALABRESE, JR.


7:00 - 10:00 p.m.      Vocal talents of Michael Nigretti


Friday, June 27, 2014

5:30 -  7:30 p.m.       Vocal talents of Michael Nigretti

8:00 - 10:00 p.m.      Vinnie Carr


Saturday, June 28, 2014

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.        Charlie sALERNO Band and friends

7:30 - 11:00 p.m.      NEAPOLITAN NIGHT By Richard DiPalma & Special Guests. 


Sunday, June 29, 2014     

10:00 a.m.                             Old World Traditional Procession through historic Wooster Square

11:30 a.m.                             Mass at St. Michael’s Church in Wooster Square

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.        Strolling Italian Serenades by NICK GRASSO

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.       Vocal talents of Michael Nigretti with special guest Big Eddie

7:00 p.m.                               Honoring the Luigi and Elizabeth Pettola Family

                                                            Awarding of the St. Andrew’s Ladies Society Scholarships

9:00 p.m.                               Raffle Prizes


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