Feast of Saint Anthony Festival returns to Little Italy
The Feast of Saint Anthony Festival is back in Little Italy in the Bronx after it was scrapped last year because of the pandemic.
This year is the 115th anniversary of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.
Last year, the church could not host its annual festival, but this year the community is excited to have one of its most popular events back in the Bronx.
This festival is five days filled with food, drinks, music and rides.
The church says the festival is a way to honor Saint Anthony, who is remembered for his dedication to giving back to the community.
"He was taking care of them, giving love and that's what we need these days more than ever - love to give to others," said Father Jose Felix, pastor at Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
The festival runs through Sunday night.