PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Most of the major events in our region were canceled last year due to COVID and there were fears that there would be more cancellations this year.
But Tuesday says the popular Little Italy Days in Bloomfield will return this summer.
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Corporations have been devastated by COVID-19. Bloomfield was particularly hard hit when it had to cancel its little Italy Days, which brings tens of thousands of people to this community in one weekend. Well, it’s that time again this year.
Italian music will fill the air and there will be tons of pizza and meatballs devoured during Little Italy Days. It celebrates the Italian heritage and it’s all free. The four-day street festival begins on August 19th. In addition to numerous snack bars, there are around 30 acts on three stages. They reckon with 100,000 people in the four days.
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That’s good news for at least one restaurant owner whose business is recovering from the COVID shutdown.
“When I meet people outside of Bloomfield, they say, ‘Oh, you’re in Bloomfield, we’re coming to Little Italy Days.’ It makes a big impact, ”said David Namestnik of Lot 17.
“We are making progress with the plans. This weekend everyone will be Italian. We are ready to rock. We’ll make the plans as we speak, ”said organizer Sal Richetti. He added, “We all got our shots in the arm. Now companies need a shot in the arm. That’s why we have it again. ”
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Everything Italian – the food, the music, the bocce tournament – is coming back to Bloomfield in August.