The Rockland Lodge 2176 of the Sons of Italy will host the 10th Annual Blauvelt Sons of Italy Italian Feast and Carnival at Tappan Masonic Park Fair Grounds from Thursday, September 12 through Sunday, September 15. The popular event draws thousands of people from around the Tristate area during the four-day celebration of all things Italian.
The Feast features a vast array of Italian food, from sausage and peppers to brick oven pizza made right on site, to a huge variety of pasta dishes, Italian desserts and pastries. Beer and wine are also available each day.
The carnival area has rides and games for all ages. Carnival bracelets which offer a discount are available Thursday. For adults over 21, the Italian Feast features a casino with tables for blackjack and poker, as well as wheels of chance. Numerous vendors will be on site selling everything from jewelry and home goods to hand-made artwork and Italian-themed clothing and souvenirs.
For the tenth consecutive year, the entertainment director and emcee for the festival will be actor and director Paul Borghese, a long-time member of the Blauvelt Sons of Italy’s Rockland Lodge 2176. Artists scheduled to appear during the event include Country singer Lauren Mascitti; The Kickstart Charlie Band; Joe D’Urso and Stone Caravan; Italian accordionist Richard Piti; Sinatra vocal impersonator Steven Maglio; The Jenna Esposito Band; The Louis Vanaria Band; Al Sapienza and Deborah Rennard and The Vanessa Racci Band. Updates for the festival may be found on the Sons of Italy Facebook page: www.facebook.com/BlauveltSons/
The hours for the festival are Thursday, 5:00-11:00pm; Friday, 5:00-midnight and Saturday, Noon- midnight. Sunday will begin with an outdoor Mass celebrated at 10:30am and the Festival will be open from noon until 9:00pm.
Parking is free and admission is $5.00 for adults and free for kids under 12. Tappan Masonic Park Fair Grounds is located at 89 Western Highway in Tappan, New York.