Join us in celebrating Italian heritage at the Little Italy event in San Jose’s Little Italy neighborhood. Didn’t know there was such a neighborhood? Well, this is the perfect time to come on by and check it out with a glass of chianti or pinot grigio in hand. The event is Sunday, October 2, from 11-8, and I’ll be out there from 4 till 8.
Little Italy is next to Henry’s Hi Life BBQ alongside highway 87 at Julian Street. Look for the big red arch welcoming you, and grab a coffee at Bel Bacio. The event raises funds for a museum of Italian American history, and vendors will be on hand with their Italian-inspired wares. Here are some details about the event:
Little Italy San Jose is proud to announce the First Annual Street Festival Sunday October 2nd from 11 am to 8pm in the heart of Downtown San Jose.
It is because of the tremendous support we have had from this community that we were able to Build our 31 ft. Landmark Arch, Install the 30 plus Banners of Prominent Italian Americans along the Guadalupe Park path, enjoy the Piazza Piccola with the hundreds of Legacy Bricks as well as purchase our 10,000 sq. ft. lot and two buildings for our
Italian Cultural Center & Museum. We still have more to accomplish making “Little Italy San Jose” area truly Italian, turning this area into a destination for locals and visitors to San Jose and Santa Clara County. Our efforts are now focused on the completion of our Italian Cultural Center and Museum including plans for a Pinocchio Children’s Village in our beautiful Piazza. Over the past year we have secured numerous In Kind
contributions for the project. We are very close to planning approval and ability to begin construction.
I’ll be there selling books and talking about Italy with anyone who wants to share their stories (or listen to mine!) Photographer and writer Marco Zecchin will join me, too, in case you need yet another reason to hang out. Here we are at a previous event.