February 28, 2017

Celebrate St. Joseph's Day at Cacio e Vino in New York City

Photo courtesy of Experience Sicily
Sunday March 19, 2017 @ 2PM–5PM ($55)
Cacio e Vino
80 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10003


Bring the whole family to celebrate St. Joseph's Day or La Festa di San Giuseppe! 
San Giuseppe, or Saint Joseph, is one of the most venerated saints south of Rome. The spouse of the Virgin Mary and the guardian-father of Jesus, he is regarded as the patron saint of fathers, carpenters, and those who toil for their work. 
In the 10th century, a drought caused a severe famine. Devotees of Saint Joseph prayed to him to bring rain, and in return, they promised to hold a feast in his honor. Rain and recovery from hunger did come, and since then, the ritualistic feast of Saint Joseph has been celebrated. 
In addition to lunch, there will be a short concert of Sicilian folk songs and folk music presented by the duo Villa Palagonia and a discussion about Saint Joseph and the feast day traditions presented by Allison Scola of Experience Sicily.
Niki Masino Gelsomino of Gelsomino Imports, LLC will have artisanal products from Sicily for sale. 
Read more about Saint Joseph's Day.
For more info visit Celebrate St. Joseph's Day in New York City with a Prix-fixe Lunch on Facebook