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3rd Annual Fall Bocce Classic, “Michael’s Tournament” at Langone Park [Photos]

Labor Day weekend brought the 3rd Annual Fall Bocce Classic, known as “Michael’s Tournament” to Langone Park. The event welcomes North Enders and friends to serious bocce while honoring the late Michael Mendola. The event is organized by Michael’s brother, Joe Mendola, and features the expresso and ziti of Natale DeMarco among other homemade offerings. Joe Mendola adds,

 “The purpose of “Michael’s Tournament” is to celebrate our connection to each other through bocce for a day of friendship and appreciation. My brother, Michael, a Franciscan priest and psychologist, was an uncommon man with a kind heart and gentle spirit. As a tribute to him, we express our commitment to the North End community by preserving the tradition of bocce. All North End residents are welcome, as well as those who value the importance of our community. In addition to the tremendous support of many North End businesses, we are especially grateful to Pato and Frankie Mendoza at Mercato Monica for an incredible variety of delicious food.

This year’s tournament champions are Enzo Leone and Matteo Norcia. Between the glorious hospitality, I managed to catch these photos.

3rd Annual “Michael’s Tournament” – Fall Bocce Classic 2012 – Serious Group Shot


3rd Annual “Michael’s Tournament” – Fall Bocce Classic 2012


Theresa Scicchi and Concila Barone Display the Champion Plaque


3rd Annual “Michael’s Tournament” – Fall Bocce Classic 2012


Bocce Team Line-ups


Family and Friends at the Fall Bocce Classic – 3rd Annual “Michael’s Tournament”


Master Chef and Bocce Player, Natale DeMarco


3rd Annual “Michael’s Tournament” – Fall Bocce Classic 2012 – Group Shot

3 Replies to “3rd Annual Fall Bocce Classic, “Michael’s Tournament” at Langone Park [Photos]

  1. Why are cars double parked along Commercial St. blocking the bike lane allowed. In one of the pictures you can see cars double parked.

    There are plenty of parking lots for people to use. The city needs to get proactive about stopping this sort of tradition.

  2. There are no double parked cars in that picture. R U looking to start trouble again?

  3. The North End is an Italian neighborhood. It is not that often that cars double park on Commercial St. If you lived in another neighborhood there are cars double parked on Broadway st. and Main streets. Let the police and elected officials take care of the city and try to welcome the Italian traditions we have here in the North End just as we welcomed you when you FIRST MOVED IN.

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