At 6:30 pm on Thursday, April 26, at Sacred Heart Church Hall, 9 Sun Court Street, North End, Dr. Augusto Ferraiuolo, will discuss his book on the North End feasts, entitled Religious Festive Practices in Boston’s North End.
Ferraiuolo is an anthropologist, and he carried out fieldwork in the North End between 2002 and 2005. He compares the feasts in Boston to each other as well as to those in Italy. Please join to hear his conclusions about the role of the church, religious societies, cultural symbols, and what they say about Italian-American identity in the historic North End.
Ferraiulo is a native of Italy and a visiting Lecturer at Boston University, Department of Anthropology.
This event is FREE and open to the public.