Join us for Ferragosto 2023 - The St Louis Italian Summer Party on Friday, August 18th at the Enterprise Pavilion at Shaw Park in Clayton. Ferragosto is an ancient tradition going back over 2,000 years. It is the largest Italian summer festival of the year. Today we invite to taste and experience contemporary Italian cuisine and culture.
WHEN: FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2023 ~ 5PM - 11PM
WHERE: ENTERPRISE PAVILION, SHAW PARK, CLAYTON
Chef Alessandro Valentino and Pizzaiolo Scott Hoff will be making Neapolitan pizzas. $10 will get you a large pizza (any topping), an Italian cocktail or other alcoholic beverage, and a soft drink.
For anyone who doesn't want pizza, feel free to bring a dish or drink to share. The $10 is for those who want to order pizza which also comes with an alcoholic beverage and a non alcoholic beverage. These pizzas are made to order and made by hand by our pizzaiolos and you can choose any topping. If you just want to come and dance and sing, there's no cost to do that. The nearby sand volleyball courts and playgrounds are also available for our use.
How to pay: We accept CASH or VENMO. Giovanna Leopardi, our Treasurer, will accept cash at the pavilion or you can Venmo her: @Giovanna-Leopardi
Our DJ will play contemporary Italian music and popular Italian hits. Make sure to stay for Italian style karaoke later in the evening so prepare yourself with a few of your favorite songs! Sarebbe meglio se potete cantare in italiano!
Tutti sono benvenuti! All are welcome!
SPONSORS FOR FERRAGOSTO 2023
FRANK LETA AUTOMOTIVE
DESIGN N PRINT, INC.
MR. GIORGIO BUCCI
MR. PIERO SCAPINI
MR. TIMOTHY KEELEY
MR. DOUGLAS & ANGEL JOST
CAV. FRANCO GIANNOTTI
VOLUNTEERS FOR FERRAGOSTO 2023
CARLO PIETRO SANFILIPPO
SCOTT M. HOFF
THE ITALIAN COMMUNITY OF ST LOUIS
with the support of our member organizations
ITALIAN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION OF ST LOUIS
CLUB ITALIANO PER PIACERE
ST LOUIS - BOLOGNA SISTER CITIES
YOUNG ITALIAN PROFESSIONALS IN ST LOUIS
The Italian Community of St Louis is proud to partner with The Magic House, St Louis Children's Museum, in creating CIAO BAMBINI, an interactive exhibit for kids which opens September 23rd.
From pizzas to piazzas, Ciao Bambini will transport families to the beautiful country of Italy. The exhibit will highlight Italy’s world-renowned architecture, art and food, and pay tribute to its significant historical contributions while showing what life is like for children in Italy today.
Families will learn to make pasta in a traditional Italian home, serve delicious treats in a gelateria, create a mosaic masterpiece, and learn Italian. Plus, capture your travels with a photo on a Vespa in a typical piazza.
A special thanks goes to the following individuals from the Italian community who have participated in the advisory board for an entire year and who saw this entire idea come to life: Tiziana Orsini, Alessandro Valentino, Michael Cross, Federica Bertolini, Benedetta Orsi, Jessica Glunt, Anthony Lancia, Iva Youkilis, Franco Giannotti, Jack Baumann, Rebecca Messbarger, Barbara Klein, Elizabeth Bernhardt, and Scott Hoff.
A grand opening ceremony is scheduled for Friday, September 22nd at the Magic House. The event is invitation only.