dicembre 2018
little italy tree lighting
draws record crowd!
Father Bernie Carman (center), pastor of Saint Leo's,
poses with the Bozel, Licata and Singleton families, part of
the shoulder-to-shoulder crowd attending the Little Italy Tree Lighting December 7. This annual event has been held
for a few decades and is hosted by the
Original Little Italy Restaurant Association.
Baltimore Choral Arts Society sings carols at the tree lighting, having first performed in Saint Leo's after the Vigil for the
Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
Shhhhh, don't tell the kids! SANTA CLAUS was graciously portrayed by Matt Cipriano, a Little Italy resident.
Santa gifted the kids with complimentary candy canes,
stickers, colored pens and Play-Doh, donated by
Original Little Italy Restaurant Association volunteers
offer complimentary hot chocolate, hot cider,
roasted chestnuts and pizzelle cookies
at the annual Little Italy Tree Lighting.
around the neighborhood
Saint Leo's Christmas Masses
Christmas Eve -
Monday, Dec 24
  • 4 pm Mass
  • 6:30 pm Children's Mass
  • 12 am Midnight Mass

Christmas Day -
Tuesday, Dec 25
  • 9:30 am Mass
New Year's Eve -
Monday, Dec 31
  • 6:30 Vigil Mass for Solemnity of Mary

New Year's Day -
Tuesday, January 1
  • 9:30 am Mass for Solemnity of Mary
  • ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER FOR THE HOMELESS Monday, December 17, Saint Leo's Church Hall, 12-3 pm. VOLUNTEERS are needed to serve the underprivileged. Donations of pies are welcome. Wear your bells and Christmas hats, sweaters and aprons, as you join in for this festive and fun service project!

  • LITTLE ITALY LODGE EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS TO BE AWARDED IN 2019 - The Little Italy Lodge OSIA #2286 Foundation, Inc. will be awarding educational scholarships totaling $12,000 (two $4,000; two $2,000) for the 2019-2020 academic year. These awards assist individuals of Italian descent in furthering their education. Eligible Little Italy Lodge members, their spouses and certain family members may apply. Applications are now available at the Lodge and on its website and facebook page. The related Taste of Italy fundraiser for the scholarship foundation will be April 28, 2019.

  • BALTIMORE RESTAURANT WEEK - These Little Italy restaurants are listed as participants for January 11-20, 2019 Restaurant Week: Aldo's, Da Mimmo, Germano's, La Tavola. Visit Little Italy for brunch, lunch or dinner! Make a date night with a sweetie or a friend! Two-course brunch and lunch menus range from $12-20; three-course dinner menus range from $20-$35.
For 35 years, the late Tony DeSales, (1941-2000) a Little Italy resident, sat on the corner of Fawn & High Streets, where he illustrated and sold his paintings to neighborhood visitors. Tony handed out complimentary postcards imprinted with sketches of Little Italy scenes, and asked people to mail them back to him once they returned home. As a result, he received postcards from around the U.S. and the world.
Genevieve DeSales often sat near her son, Tony DeSales, as he painted. Tony took care of his mother since he was a young boy almost up until her death in 1998. He lived with her during his entire bachelor life.
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Promotion Center for Little Italy

Director & Founder

Ray Alcaraz

Promotion Center for Little Italy, Baltimore is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization established in 2010 with a mission to promote Little Italy's events,
community organizations, history and Italian heritage.