“Little Bear Ursino” couldn’t wait to enjoy a delicious Italian cannoli at St. Agrippina’s Feast in the North End of Boston!! In his own words, “The best things in the world are all ITALIAN!” Photo by Anonymous. “Neighborhood Photo” is a regular feature on NorthEndWaterfront.com. Did you take a great photo? Have it featured and [...]
Color Me Badd (remember “All for Love“?) was the headline act at this weekend’s Saint Agrippina Feast, playing their fan favorites and drawing a huge crowd on Saturday night. The event comes after opening night where the statue of Saint Agrippina di Mineo was unveiled on Hanover Street in the North End. The photo gallery [...]
Friday, August 3, 2012 was opening night for the Feast of Saint Agrippina di Mineo on Hanover Street in the North End. The statue was unveiled and processed down to the Greenway before returning to her weekend chapel. Saint Agrippina Di Mineo was a beautiful blond princess who was unmercifully tortured to death by the [...]
This is the second photo gallery for the 2012 Saint Joseph Feast, held on Sunday July 29, 2012 on Hanover & Battery Streets with a grand procession through the streets of the North End. See Part 1 here. The gallery shown below contains dozens of photos showing the Sunday night scene at the Feast along [...]
The 2012 Saint Agrippina Di Mineo Feast will be celebrated on the first weekend in August from Friday, 8/3 to Sunday 8/5.The annual feast is in honor of a beautiful blond princess who was unmercifully tortured to death by the Emperor Valerian in 256 A.D. After her death, her body was taken from Rome to [...]
In addition to the photos we previously posted of the San Rocco procession, here are a few video clips of some musical moments. Included is the statue of San Rocco getting ready for the procession along with Portuguese dancing by Rancho Folclorico de Peabody accompanied by the Roma Band and Northeast Italian Band. Always a [...]
The 2012 Saint Joseph Feast Grand Procession was held on Sunday, July 29th for seven hours through the streets of the North End. After a Saturday night washout at the feast, the weather held out for the procession which covered nearly every block in the neighborhood and where residents and businesses dressed the statue with [...]
Kicking off the 3-day feast weekends in the North End, Friday was the opening night of the Saint Joseph Feast. The ceremonies included the blessing of the statue of St. Joseph at the Hanover Street chapel followed by a short procession with the North End Marching Band and the Italian Serenaders through the North End. [...]
The 87th Annual Saint Joseph Feast kicks off on Friday, July 27, 2012, 5:00 pm with the blessing of San Giuseppe at the Hanover Street chapel along with activities on Battery Street. The festival runs through Sunday, July 29, 2012, featuring a star-studded lineup is scheduled including Marc Antonelli, Sharon “Z”, Frank Zarba, Ray Cavicchio, [...]
The Society of San Rocco held their annual procession on Sunday through the streets of Boston’s North End. Joining the statue of Saint Rocco and his devotees were Portuguese dancers, Rancho Folclorico de Peabody accompanied by the Roma Band and Northeast Italian Band. Saint Rocco was born into an aristocratic French family. He turned away [...]
Devotees of Madonna Delle Grazie held their annual procession in Boston’s North End on Sunday, July 8, 2012. The society was founded in Boston in 1903 San Sossio Baronia Avellino. Featuring Saint Alfio’s Band and the Northeast Italian Band, the procession started at St. Leonard’s Church at the corner of Hanover & Prince Streets and [...]
Updated Video: Film Preview for Boston’s North End: America’s Italian Neighborhood; Produced by the North End Historical Society Following a successful preview event, the North End Historical Society provided an updated film trailer with additional footage from the in-progress film documentary, Boston’s North End: America’s Italian Neighborhood. The film is being created from stories of [...]
In addition to the 70+ photos from the procession of Saint Padre Pio, I captured these video clips from last Sunday, June 24, 2012. The video includes scenes from the carrying the statue of Saint Pio through the streets of Boston’s North End and inside Pizzeria Regina.
Video: Film Trailer for Boston’s North End: America’s Italian Neighborhood; Produced by the North End Historical Society The North End Historical Society held a preview event of the in-progress film documentary, Boston’s North End: America’s Italian Neighborhood. The film is being created from stories of the Italian-American community that has called the North End home [...]
On Sunday, June 24, 2012, devotees to Saint Padre Pio held an Italian Mass and carried his statue from Saint Leonard Church throughout the streets of Boston’s North End. Accompanied by the North End Marching Band, this is the second year for the procession of Saint Pio, a relatively new saint canonized by Pope John [...]
Clips are assembled in this video from the June 10, 2012 procession of the statue of Saint Anthony of Padua. Don’t miss the end part, at 5:20 in the video, where St. Anthony, the North End Marching Band and the entire procession go into Pizzeria Regina where the customers and staff really get into the [...]
The Saint Anthony of Padua procession took place on Sunday, June 10, 2012, with the statue leaving from Saint Leonard Church to be blessed throughout the streets of Boston’s North End. For four hours, the statue of Saint Anthony was carried on the shoulders of dedicated worshipers accompanied by the music of the North End [...]
The following traffic advisory has been issued by the Boston Transportation Department: The St. Anthony Procession will be held in the North End on Sunday, June 10, from 2 PM until approximately 6 PM. The route is from the Peace Garden, right on Hanover Street, right on Prince Street, right on Salem Street, left on [...]
Christopher Columbus Park sported an Italian flair on Sunday with the Festa della Repubblica, the 66th anniversary of Italy as a united nation. Bostoniano.info has the details and photos. Featuring Consul General of Italy, Giuseppe Pastorelli, the event was held on June 3, 2012 and sponsored by Comites and the Federazione Associazioni Italiane & Italo-Americane [...]
It is officially summer in Boston’s North End with Sunday’s first religious procession of the season, honoring Santa Maria di Anzano. The procession was held on June 3, 2012 and started at St. Leonard Church before traversing the North End streets during the afternoon with the traditional live music of the Italian-American Band. See the [...]
Hello NorthEndWaterfront.com Readers! It is after Memorial Day and that means time for summer in the North End! Here is a summer 2012 update, including new site updates. The 2012 North End Feast Schedule is now posted. This weekend brings the first religious procession of the summer festival season, with the procession of Santa Maria [...]
North End Stories produces another terrific interview as part of its historical digital narrative project on the North End. In this video, Joe Scrapicchio explains the origins of the North End feasts, a tradition of festivals that immigrants brought over with them from Italy. View more videos and photos at NorthEndStories.com.
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. [...]
In doing some backup computer work, I came across some feast videos from last summer that I had never posted. It feels like feast weather too, so here is one featuring the Acappella doo wop group, Street Magic, performing at the 2011 Fisherman’s Feast.
North End Stories posts lifetime North End resident Frank “Bubby Popcorn” Dasaro, now 71 years old, talking about the fisherman in his family, their involvement in the Fisherman’s Feast, and spending time on the family’s fishing boats. View more information on the digital narrative project at NorthEndStories.com.
Photo: St. Lucy Society with Ricky Scimeca earlier this year.Two Thumbs Up To the St. Lucy Society! On Wednesday, November 9th the St. Lucy members got together at their monthly meeting and wrote Christmas cards and made goodie bags that were mailed Saturday, November 12th to our very own North Ender Ricky Scimeca and his [...]
With the Snowtober Nor’easter come and gone, North End families came out on Sunday for the annual Halloween Parade, sponsored by the Madonna Della Cava Society and City of Boston Special Events. Leading the parade were members from the Saint Alfio’s and NorthEast Italian Bands with music selections ranging from Mickey Mouse, When Saints Come [...]
The bi-annual North End Columbus Day Parade was held on Sunday, October 9th, featuring dignitaries, marching bands and community organizations. Through a massive street cleaning (and towing) effort, the neighborhood has never been so clean! This year’s parade was held in honor of the late Michael Nazzaro, former State Representative of the North End. The [...]
The Society of Santa Rosalia Di Palermo held its annual procession through Boston’s North End streets on Sunday, September 11, 2011. Starting at Sacred Heart Church in North Square the statue visited Christopher Columbus Park, the other religious societies, Pizzeria Regina and all the usual stops for folks to add their ribbons of dollars. The [...]
Watch the evening procession of the statue of San Antonio Di Padova Da Montefalcione from the Saint Anthony’s Feast held on September 4, 2011. At this late hour in the day, the statue of St. Anthony is quite a sight “loaded” with gifts and money. The bands are still going strong with some of the [...]
The Santa Rosalia Di Palermo Society commemorated the 10th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks as part of their annual procession through Boston’s North End with the statue of Santa Rosalia. The society presented a plaque to the North End Fire House in thanks to their years of service to the community. The procession also [...]
At the 2011 Saint Anthony’s Feast in Boston’s North End, the statue of Saint Lucy joined with the statue of St. Anthony for a special appearance in honor of the 90th Festival in honor of Santa Lucia. This video shows the closing ceremony and fireworks at the end of the festival on September 4, 2011. [...]
The Sons of Italy Drum & Bugle Corps played at several North End feasts this summer. This video features some of their performance at the 2011 Fisherman’s Feast. The Sons of Italy Drum & Bugle Corps was established in 1939 and is the only Sons of Italy Drum and Bugle organization in the United States [...]
Video: St. Anthony’s Grand Procession through the streets of the North End. Watch for some special cinema, black & white and vivid special effect filters starting at halfway through the video. After last week’s rainout of the “feast of all feasts,” the Saint Anthony’s Society held a special feast day on Sunday, September 4, 2011. [...]
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At last night’s North End Public Safety Meeting, Boston Police brought in Lt. Detective Chuck Wilson to update the neighborhood on the latest sexual assault investigation and the fights that broke out last Friday at the St. Anthony’s Feast. He prefaced his discussion of recent incidents with a general perspective view. “As someone who grew [...]