2 settembre 2016
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earthquake relief efforts for italia
Saint Leo's Church held a prayer vigil for Italy's earthquake victims this past Monday, followed by Benediction and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
little italy events
what is the Madonnari Arts Fest?
September 30 thru October 2 along the streets of Little Italy
(click image to view video)
Saturday, OCTOBER 1
Singles: $40 entry fee per person
16 participants maximum

Sunday, OCTOBER 2
Doubles: $80 entry fee per team
16 teams maximum
  • $10 per entry donated to Saint Leo's Church
  • 1st and 2nd place trophies
  • double elimination tournament
  • cash prizes to be determined by number of participants
photo blast from the past
Bricklayers and cousins on a job site: the late Paulie Manna of Little Italy and the late Luigi Molino, originally of Fayette Street, later Perry Hall. Their mothers were sisters who began life in America in 'The Neighborhood.' 
what Italian thing would you
like to learn?
How to play Italian cards? How to make Italian cookies? Join the Book Club, learn Italian language, or sign up the kids for KiTcHeN KiDz. It's all offered at Pandola Learning Center in Little Italy (and satellite centers) Thursday evenings and/or Saturdays.

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Congrats to these 5 winners of our 
Passaporto Raffle who each 

won 2 gift cards:

Regina Anthony 
Pat Folio

Mark Potenzone

Anthony Aversa

Candy Camimillo

New York City
Bus Trip - Wed. Sept 21
$60 per person

NY's San Gennaro's Festival is known the world over for its festive atmosphere, religious processions, colorful parades, free musical entertainment and a wide variety of ethnic food among charming restaurants and cafes in Little Italy, NY.
Baltimore departures:
  • 8 am Seling Ave/Philadelphia Rd (Moose lodge)
  • 8:15 am: Rt 152/Mountain Rd/I-95
    Park 'n Ride
  • dropoff in Little Italy, NYC
Return departure from NYC:

8 pm from Little Italy - Mulberry & Canal Sts

Contact Frank DeSimone
Italian American Civic Club

I had four fun, moving, totally enjoyable days in Baltimore ... I attended Mass three mornings at the beautiful, old Saint Leo's Church ... I ate twice at Mugs' Italian Bistro on Exeter Street, including an omelet decorated like an Italian flag. The family and I had a fantastic meal at Ciao Bella Restaurant.

Most importantly to me, I found where Mom's house stood, at the very edge of Little Italy near Jonestown. Mom was born Osea Marie Ceccarelli August 14, 1916 at 24 South Front Street, and went to heaven February 23, 2015. On S. Front Street, the even numbered homes are gone, and a bit of green space is where they once were ... I left flowers there and the kids left a stuffed Orioles mascot from a fun night before. At the other end of that same block is the Carroll Mansion. Obviously that area has been many things in the life of Baltimore. 

With Baltimore's Little Italy book as a guide and wearing my 'Neighborhood T-shirt,' I explored many things, including the bocce courts, synagogues and Jewish museum, Friends Meeting House, and toured the Star Spangled Banner Flag House. I was thinking that probably many of the residents are on low incomes and cannot leave their homes, when a man in his 30's came out of the house carrying his suit coat, asked me nicely what I was taking pictures of, then drives away in his BMW. So fear not. Little Italy shall go on.

So thank you many times over for your book, your assistance, and your kindness during this very personal experience. I will always remember it and always be grateful to you.

Larry Gatti
Haddonfield NJ

paid sponsors
Promotion Center for Little Italy, Baltimore  |  info@LittleItalyMD.com promotioncenterforlittleitaly.org

S uzanna Molino, director

Ray Alcaraz, past president
Gianni Andracchio, president

Promotion Center for Little Italy, Baltimore is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that
promotes Little Italy's events, community organizations, history and Italian heritage.