Holy Rosary Church celebrates 113th Italian Festival in Downtown JC
By Sally Deering
August nights are a time to celebrate when La Festa Italiana, the Old World Italian Street Festival hosted by Holy Rosary Church turns Historic Downtown Jersey City into five summer nights of music, dancing, food and fun!
La Festa Italiana 2016 begins Wed, Aug. 10, and continues through Sun, Aug. 14, on Sixth & Brunswick Streets. On these five summer nights, the neighborhood surrounding Holy Rosary Church will come alive with rocking dance music, games of chance, kidsâ€™ activities, and a wide-array of delicious foods and libations. La Festa Italiana runs from 5 pm-11 pm Wednesday-to-Friday, and 3 pm-11 pm Saturday & Sunday. The last night (Sunday) at 11 pm, the â€œSuper 50/50â€ Raffle winner will be chosen. Last yearâ€™s ticket-holder won over $10,200.
La Festa Italiana honors the veneration of Maria SS. Dellâ€™Assunta & San Rocco, and offers the Downtown community the opportunity to party with its neighbors. This yearâ€™s La Festa Italiana features live bands, fun for the kids, food and souvenir vendors and Italian delicacies made by Holy Rosary Church parishioners like Fresh Hot Zeppoles, lemony Limoncello and â€œOur Famous Rice Ballsâ€. Continue reading EAT, PRAY, LOVEâ€¦ Â La Festa Italiana 2016 promises Fun, Dancing and Great Food