Event Notices

Canceled: Fisherman’s Club Easter Celebraton Mar. 29

CANCELED DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK The Madonna Del Soccorso Society will host their Easter celebration on Sunday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fisherman’s Club, 11 Lewis Street, in the North End. There will be arts & crafts, photo ops with the Easter bunny, doughnuts, and more! Contact Justin Amoroso Read More…

Arts & Culture Featured Photos & Videos

108th Annual Fisherman’s Feast [Photo Gallery]

The 108th Fisherman’s Feast continued the tradition of the North End’s oldest running Italian festival. The celebration honors Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca. Opening night featured the Blessing of the Fishing Waters and the feast ended with the famous aerial grand finale, Flight of the Angel. Photos by Matt Conti.

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Fisherman’s Club Makes History (Again) in Sicily at Procession of Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca [Videos]

The Fisherman’s Club from Boston’s North End traveled to Italy this week bringing the statue of the Madonna del Soccorso “home” to Sciacca, Sicily and participating in the religious procession there. This is the second time the Boston club has made the trip, following a visit in the 1990’s. In this video, the Madonna statue Read More…

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North End’s Fisherman’s Club Brings Madonna Statue Home to Sciacca, Sicily

The Society of Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca, known for the famous Fisherman’s Feast, brought the statue of the Madonna from its chapel in Boston’s North End to its founding home in Sciacca, Sicily. The Boston replica stood next to the larger statue at the Basilica Chiesa Madre in Sciacca. As part of this historic Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Photos & Videos

Video: Grand Procession of the 103rd Fisherman’s Feast in Honor of Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca

This video captures the Sunday Grand Procession of the Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca through the streets of Boston’s North End for the 103rd Anniversary Fisherman’s Feast. The eight hour procession was held on August 18, 2013 with many devotions and celebrations along the way. Society members were kept in rhythm by the North End Read More…

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Jeff Tamagini Photos: 103rd Fisherman’s Feast in Honor of Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca

We are thrilled to display these inspiring images from the 103rd Fisherman’s Feast Grand Procession of the Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca, by photographer Jeff Tamagini. He also shares the spectacular Flight of the Angel at the end of the feast. (Ed: My favorite are the confetti hats.) See more of Jeff’s work at Tamagini Read More…

Arts & Culture Government People Photos & Videos

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino Presented “Italian American of the Year” Award at Fisherman’s Feast [Video]

The Madonna del Soccorso Society of Boston presented Mayor Thomas M. Menino with their annual “Italian American of the Year” award during the Opening Night of the 103rd Fisherman’s Feast in Boston’s North End on August 15, 2013. “We are honored to be able to give this award to the mayor for everything that he Read More…

Government People

Fisherman’s Feast to Award Mayor Thomas M. Menino “Italian American of the Year”

In recognition of his 20 years of service to the city of Boston as mayor, the Madonna del Soccorso Society of Boston will present Mayor Thomas M. Menino with their annual “Italian American of the Year” award during a presentation at the society’s headquarters at 9-11 Lewis Street on Thursday, Aug 15 at 6:00 pm. Read More…

People

Matteo Gallo Honored by Fisherman’s Club as Neighbor of the Year

News from the Fisherman’s Club and Society of Madonna Del Soccorso Di Sciacca: The Fisherman’s Feast is Boston’s oldest Italian festival, which began in 1910 based on the devotion of Sciacca’s fishermen to the Madonna del Soccorso (Our Lady of Help). These fishermen brought their traditions with them from Italy and their spirit continues for Read More…

Arts & Culture

Watching the Fisherman’s Feast in Sciacca, Sicily Versus Boston’s North End [Videos]

The Society of Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca in Boston and the Cultural Councillor of Sciacca, Sicily recently announced a February 2014 visit by the North End’s Fisherman’s Club to Sicily with the Boston replica statue of Madonna. In Sicily, the procession is twice a year, in February and August. This year’s Fisherman’s Feast in Read More…

Arts & Culture Community

North End’s Fisherman’s Club to Carry Madonna Statue “Home” to Sciacca, Sicily

The following post is from the Cultural Councillor of Sciacca, Sicily, Salvatore Monte, announcing the upcoming 2014 visit by members of the Society of Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca (Fisherman’s Club). The post is shared by Louis Strazzullo, President of the Society known for continuing the tradition of famous Fisherman’s Feast in Boston’s North End Read More…