Fresh Pond Road Street Festival will bring four nights of fun to Ridgewood

Ridgewood Fresh Pond Festival
(Photo courtesy of the Federazione Italo-Americana Di Brooklyn and Queens)

The annual Fresh Pond Road Street Festival is returning to Ridgewood this September for four days of fun, food, music and entertainment.

The Federazione Italo-Americana Di Brooklyn and Queens will hold its annual street fair from Thursday, Sept. 8, to Sunday, Sept. 11. The festival will begin at 6:30 p.m. every day except for Sunday when it will begin at 3 p.m. It will close down a portion of Fresh Pond Road for a five-block stretch between Woodbine Street to Menahan Street.

Residents from all over Queens are invited to partake in the two-day event celebrating Italian culture in Ridgewood.

“This is an annual tradition and were proud to be able to share this tradition with the community each year, where people of all ages can come and enjoy the food, entertainment and rides,” said Michael Conigliaro, managing director and adviser of the Federazione. “As the years go on, people who move out of the neighborhood get the opportunity to come back and enjoy time in the neighborhood and enjoy the amenities of the festival.”

The community event will feature several artists like DJ Roberto, Joe Nastasi, Angelo and Maria Venuto, Biagio and Luigi Trombetta. LDE Dance will also perform at the festival. There will be food, games and rides on every day of the festival.

Aside from food and drink vendors, fun games, rides and live entertainment, the festival will also have vendors handing out important and beneficial information to the public in the areas of education and healthcare issues.