Food, music and bocce

Saturday’s Saint Liberata Feast


A bocce tournament, zeppole-eating contest, and singers crooning hits from Italian-American icons Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett were all part of the annual Italian Feast of Saint Liberata, on Saturday in downtown Patchogue.

Eleven teams competed in the bocce tournament held on the front lawn of Carnegie Library. The participants included Rob Calarco, who was named 2013 Italian-American of the Year.

The Saint Liberata Feast was started by Patchogue resident Carmine Bianco, who died in 1949. It was held originally on Waverly Avenue. These days, the feast is held on Main Street.


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