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.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Roving Asian mendicant, can occasionally be seen wandering the streets of downtown Washington, muttering unintelligible gibberish to passers-by while pushing a “bag lady” shopping cart full of old blankets, American flags, soda cans, and healthy secondhand snacks from organic food shop dumpsters. Used to live in a cardboard box at 16th and K but the rent was too expensive.

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