Arts & Culture Featured Health & Environment

North End Feast Societies Raise Over $6000 for Local Charities

The North End Religious Societies recently joined forces to benefit the neighborhood’s food insecurity programs run by the ABCD and NEW Health Center. The group designed and sold special edition All Saints shirts that have raised over $6,000! The money will fund neighborhood efforts addressing the ongoing public health crisis, as well as the purchase Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Event Notices Featured Food & Drink

Summer 2020 North End Italian Feasts & Processions Canceled for COVID-19 Concerns

With no large public gatherings in the City of Boston being permitted this summer, city officials have consulted with the North End feast societies to cancel scheduled 2020 feasts and processions through Labor Day. St. Anthony’s Society, Madonna Del Soccorso Society (Fisherman’s Feast) and St. Agrippina Society, have issued cancellations today regarding their feasts scheduled Read More…

Community Featured

North End Feast Societies Organize Fundraiser to Combat Food Insecurity During COVID-19

The North End Feasts Societies have teamed up to create an All Saints t-shirt to raise money for food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Proceeds from the online sale of the special edition shirt will benefit the neighborhood’s food insecurity programs run by the ABCD Neighborhood Service Center and NEW Health Center. These programs ensure fresh Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured

“All Saints Day” Procession in Boston’s North End

All the North End feast societies came together on All Saints Day for a celebratory gathering in Boston’s North End. Known primarily for their feasts and processions, the groups sponsored a Community Mass on November 1st at Saint Leonard Church. After the Mass, a special “All Saints” procession commenced through the streets with the North End Marching Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured Food & Drink

Saint Anthony’s Feast 100th Anniversary Spectacle!

A once in a generation celebration came to fruition for the 100th Anniversary of the Saint Anthony’s Feast as the gold-adorned statue emerged for its centennial to the faithful under the glory of confetti and streamers. The largest Italian festival in New England attracted hundreds of thousands over the weekend to honor San Antonio and participate in Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured Photos & Videos

Santa Lucia Honored at 98th St. Lucy’s Feast [Photos]

The St. Lucy Society kicked off their 98th Feast on Thursday night in honor of Santa Lucia, St. Lucy, Vergine e’ Martire – Protectress of Eyesight. The annual event comes a day before the opening of the big centennial for the St. Anthony’s Feast. This is the third year St. Lucy’s Feast has been held on the Thursday Read More…

Community

Reader Poll: What’s Your Favorite Part of the North End Feasts?

With the big centennial St. Anthony’s Feast coming up this weekend, the neighborhood is abuzz with excitement and preparations! People from near and far visit Boston’s North End during the summer months to take part in the many Italian feasts that often feature live music, food stalls, games and processions through the streets. What’s your Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices Featured

100th Saint Anthony’s Feast August 23 – 25; Santa Lucia Begins the Festivities Thursday, Aug. 22

The 100th Saint Anthony’s Feast is coming to the North End Friday, August 23 through Sunday, August 25 on Endicott, Thacher and North Margin Streets. Festivities begin Thursday evening with the Feast of Santa Lucia. Opening ceremonies and the procession of the Feast of Santa Lucia will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 22. The Statue will be Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured Kids & Families Photos & Videos

Flight of the Angel Headlines Grand Finale of 109th Fisherman’s Feast

On the night before the Red Arrows flew over Boston Harbor, it was a flight of a more spiritual kind in Boston’s North End with the annual Flight of the Angel capping off the grand finale of the 109th Fisherman’s Feast in honor of Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca. The 2019 Flying Angel was Victoria Carregal with side angels Mia Graffeo and Gianna Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured Photos & Videos

109th Fisherman’s Feast Celebrates the Madonna on Assumption Day [Photos]

The 109th Fisherman’s Feast kicked off this weekend continuing the tradition of the North End’s oldest running Italian festival. The feast honors Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca with ceremonies at the Fisherman’s Club on North & Lewis Streets. Opening ceremonies fell on Assumption Day, August 15th, so all the Madonna groups joined for a special Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices

109th Fisherman’s Feast Comes to North, Fleet & Lewis Streets August 15-18

The 109th Fisherman’s Feast in Honor of La Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca is scheduled for Thursday, August 15 through Sunday, August 18, 2019 in Boston’s North End at North, Fleet and Lewis Streets. Opening ceremonies start at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday night when the statue of La Madonna Del Soccorso will leave her permanent chapel Read More…