94th Annual Saint Anthony’s FEAST Schedule Announced
Boston’s Largest Italian Festival Celebrates its 94th Year with Events for the Family
Friday, August 23 – Monday, August 26, 2013
Head down to the North End for the 94th annual Feast of Saint Anthony on August 23 – 26 on Endicott, Thacher, and North Margin Streets.
Saint Anthony’s Feast is one of the oldest and largest neighborhood celebrations in America. This authentic Italian festival is full of events for all ages, for the young and young at heart alike: colorful parades; authentic Italian festival food; strolling singers; the Filippo Berio Culinary Pavilion; Italian folk dancing; the Pizzeria Regina Open Air Piazza; and children’s activities throughout the weekend.
St. Anthony and St. Lucy Societies have highlighted special attractions in this year’s schedule:
Celebrity Chef Mary Ann Esposito
Join Celebrity Chef Mary Ann Esposito, creator and host of the PBS series, Ciao Italia, television’s longest running cooking show for a day of fun and interactive cooking demonstrations, recipe sharing and cookbook signing. Mary Ann will take you on a culinary journey as she prepares her favorite dishes and shares her stories of growing up in an Italian American home, on Saturday August 24th at 2:00 PM at the Filippo Berio Culinary Stage.
Following the demonstration Mary Ann will be signing a limited quantity of her newest cookbook: Ciao Italia Family Classics. Mary Ann returns to her family’s humble beginnings to bring you a treasure trove of more than 200 time-honored recipes. The book will be available for purchase and signing on Saturday afternoon.
The Filppo Berio Culinary Pavilion
Boston’s best chefs and the teachers and students of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School will be showcasing their “Cucina Italiana” live on the Filippo Berio Culinary Stage all weekend.
Visit the Filippo Berio Marquee Tent throughout the weekend for delicious recipe suggestions, helpful hints, coupons and special tastings – choose from Filippo Berio’s olive oil varieties, each carefully crafted to inspire your next appetizer, snack, meal, or dessert.
Dip freshly baked breads from Parziale Bakery, one of the North End’s oldest and most famous bakeries and taste why for nearly 150 years Filippo Berio Olive Oil has been the essential ingredient when you want to add a little extra to any recipe.
North End Idol Contest
MIX104.1, presents North End Idol. Contestants sing their hearts on the main stage at Saint Antony’s Feast for the title of North End Idol and the chance to win great prizes.
Regina Pizzeria Open Air Piazza
Since 1926 this authentic award winning Pizzeria has been dishing out pizza the old fashioned way – with crispy crust, tangy tomato sauce and perfectly aged cheese – Now you can enjoy the Regina Pizza experience Al Fresco – pull up a seat and enjoy an imported ice cold Peroni Beer or a glass of Naked Grape wines at the Pizza Regina outdoor seating area open only during Saint Anthony’s Feast!
Saint Anthony’s Grand Procession
The highlight of the weekend is the 10 hour Grand Procession of Saint Anthony beginning at 12:00 Noon on Sunday. The statue of Saint Anthony is borne on the shoulders of the members and devotees through the winding streets of the North End along with marching bands, drum & bugle corps, color guards, floats and hundreds of followers. The procession begins and ends with showers of confetti, streamers and balloons.
Other participants and events include The New England Revolution Travelling Soccer Camp, live appearances with Fast Freddy and Gregg Daniels of MIX104.1 and The Pat Whitley Restaurant Show. For a complete schedule of events visit our new website: www.stanthonyfeast.com.
Saint Anthony’s Feast and the North End have it all. Whether you are out for a night on the town with that special someone or out with the family, Saint Anthony’s Feast is a delight for all who attend. This summer, spend some time in the North End of Boston for four full days of free activities at this, the most Authentic of Italian Street Festivals: The Feast of Saint Anthony and Santa Lucia.