It almost didn’t happen, but the Italian-American Family Festival went ahead last weekend with food, rides and music.
The fair was held at Our Lady of Grace parish. It almost didn’t happen after the bazaar, originally scheduled for earlier this month, had been cancelled due to an issue with the previous concessionaire. But the fair was rescheduled and went on from Aug. 21 through 25.
Revelers enjoyed Italian favorites like sausage and peppers and zeppoles, top, and rides like the Jumpin’ Star, above left, while Fazio Dance performers Christal Taormina, clockwise from left, Ellie Folias, Victoria Bencivengo, Alexandra Hausser, Nancy Colamarino, Gabriella Ramaglia and Alyssa Molina stopped for a photo after a routine.