Belmont community celebrates Feast of St. Anthony

Belmont residents began the celebration ahead of this weekend's Giglio lift.

Belmont residents began the celebration ahead of this weekend's Giglio lift. (6/9/16)

THE BRONX - The streets of Little Italy this week have been taken over by food, fun and games as part of the annual Feast of St. Anthony celebration.

Belmont residents began the celebration ahead of this weekend's Giglio lift.

St. Anthony was known for charity, and many people pin money on his statue as a dedication and to ask for blessings.

The festivities will be continuing throughout the weekend.

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