ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - For the first time in over 30 years, an Italian festival was held downtown Saturday.
The festival celebrates Italian culture with cooking demos, music and even a spaghetti eating contest. After only four years, the Little Italy Festival has already become one of the city's most popular cultural events.
Little Italy Association's CEO, Silavno Orsi, noted how this year's event marked a special occasion.
"This festival begins the rebirth of the Lyell Avenue -Little Italy historic district. The neighborhood has already been there for about 150 years. It's a truly historic neighborhood which needs revitalization."
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