Festa Italiana

What! you ask, DC has an Italian festival? Once upon a time, DC had a Little Italy right downtown, around Holy Rosary Church on 3rd St NW. That neighborhood is mostly office and judicial buildings today, but since 1999 the DC Italian community has used that same stretch of 3rd St for their Italian Festival, sponsored by the church itself and a couple of related Italian cultural societies. Food, music, fun, crafts, history — think of it as an extension of the folklife festival, but with calzones. And Ferraris.

Festa Italiana DC is tomorrow (Sunday), from 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM at 3rd and F St NW. I’ll be there. Stuffing my face.

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