NORWICH – Cannoli, pasta fagioli, ravioli, gnocchi and so much more will be offered-up this weekend as St. Bartholomew’s Italian Parish celebrates its 84th annual Italian Feast Day at the Monsignor Festa Parish Center, 81 East Main St.
The celebration begins with a vintage Car Cruise-In at 5 p.m. on Friday, followed by ‘A Celebration of Italian Music in Song and Dance’ at 7 p.m. Now in its second year, the musical extravaganza will feature dancing and acting by members of St. Bart’s parish, with a little help from local dance schools. Friday night will also feature a wide array of Italian cuisine, according to JoAnn Testani, just one of many organizers who help put together the yearly celebration of all things Italian.
Coordinated by Mary Musson, ‘A Celebration of Italian Music in Song and Dance’ will return once again due to its popularity last year, which saw a standing-room only crowd enjoying the music and dance of southern Italy. This year’s performance, according to Musson, will focus on Italian cities such as Naples, Rome and Genoa, and their ties to Italy’s most sentimental love songs.