Little Italy Comes to South Florida - Enjoy a Weekend of Italian Fun, Food and Fabulous Musical Entertainment - The Feast of Little Italy in Jupiter Florida Nov 4, 5, 6

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Al Pisano, of Piazza Pisano and one of the sponsors of The Feast of Little Italy, says "Who has better food than Italians? Or better music? The Feast is just a fun event for the whole family."

The Feast of Little Italy in Jupiter, Florida is a "must attend" event for any lovers of Italian music, Italian food or Italian gift shopping. Starting Friday, Nov. 4 at 3 pm the fun begins! And continuing throughout the weekend you can stroll through the charming creation of Little Italy with booths offering Italian pastries, Italian sausage and peppers and everyone's favorite: Zeppoles.    Relax with a glass of wine from Banfi, one of the Feast sponsors, while listening to live music performed by 60’s teen idol, Lou Christie, performing his hits, “The Gypsy Cried”, “I’m Gonna Make You Mine”, “Lightning Strikes” and more along with Tre Bella and the amazing Tommy Mara - The Pavarotti of Doo Wop. While the Feast only costs $5 admission, the opportunity to listen to them live is priceless! Strolling around the Feast is Peppino, the Italian accordion player serenading with all the Italian classics. The smells of roasted peppers, homemade pizza and Pasta Fagioli... will fill the air as the music fills your ears. That’s amore!

A Feast of Little Italy sponsor, Al Pisano of Piazza Pisano, will be selling his uniquely crafted Italian art. "We are one of the sponsors of this Festival because it brings together so many people who love Italian culture--from the vendors to the guests and the entertainers--we are all there because we love our Italian heritage."    

Jerry Somma, the producer of the Feast of Little Italy says that “the Feast is for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re Italian or not, everyone gets to be Italian this weekend. It's about celebrating Italian heritage and all the great contributions of Italians and Italian-Americans; it’s about family and friends coming together - and family and friends is what Italians are all about."

What makes the Italian culture so engaging? Perhaps it is “Sempre Famiglia” and “Sempre Amici” - Family Forever and Friends Forever. These are two sentiments that define Italian culture, along with another hallmark of Italian culture: "Mangia Mangia" or "Eat Eat". The Event Producer, Jerry Somma says" As you stroll through the Feast of Little Italy you will feel all this Italian culture, and you can enjoy it through the eating and listening to music and gift buying." .

These wonderful Italian feelings for Home, Family and Food will also be on display in the work of Al Pisano, one of the Festival sponsors. Al will be offering all of his unique Italian art at the Feast of Little Italy. The collection of Pisano's art includes plaques that say "Mangia Mangia" or "Mangia Statti e Zitto". He has handcrafted vintage plaques with the words "Sempre Famiglia" and "Sempre Amici". Pisano will be offering a new selection of Buon Natale plaques and his best selling series of Bella Cucina signs. All of Mr. Pisano's artwork is locally made-Made in America!- and inspired by his Italian American heritage. The uniqueness and high quality of the Italian art make Pisano's artwork distinctive in today's marketplace. Mr. Pisano will also sign the art you purchase at the Feast.

Al Pisano is an artist originally from The Bronx NY and spent years working in art and design in New York City. He founded his company Piazza Pisano 20 years ago to create art for home decor and restaurant and business decor. Al's specializes in wood carvings and plaster sculptures. He has developed a line of Italian wall plaques, Italian signs and other Italian and Tuscan wall decor that is very popular with not only Italian Americans, but people everywhere who love Italian culture.

The Feast of Italy is in its 9th year and gets better every year! This year’s Feast will be one for the senses and for all generations to enjoy. There will be the familiar Italian traditions; and the opportunity to create new family memories too. The Feast will include many favorite activities such as: the Sorrento Cheese La Cuccina Cooking Pavilion, Banfi wine seminars, Bocce Ball tournaments and some new additions as well. The focus this year will be on the Arts and contributions made by Italy to the world of Art.

Feast Schedule:
Friday, November 4, 2011 from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 6, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Admissions $5.00 and children 12 and under are free.

About Al Pisano:
For more information about Al Pisano's Made in America artwork, visit his website http://www.piazzapisano.com or call him 800.766.5051.

About Feast of Little Italy
Feast of Little Italy was established in 2003 to create an experience rich in Italian culture that celebrates the contributions of great Italians through food, music, art and tradition within the community for the entire family to enjoy. For the latest updates on Feast activities please visit feastoflittleitaly.com or by calling the Feast office.

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Kay Coulter
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