Italian Processions March On

This episode of CUNY TV’s Italics – “television for the Italian-American experience” – takes viewers to two religious processions in the city.

The first is the Santa Fortunata procession in Brooklyn. Ciro Quattrocchi, president of the Società Santa Fortunata di New York, goes into the history and significance of the tradition that came from the small town of Baucina, Italy.

The second procession takes place on the Lower East Side in Manhattan – the 125th annual feast of St. Rocco, held at St. Joseph’s church. The piece includes an interview with Stephen S. LaRocca, president of St. Rocco Society of Potenza in New York, which organizes the event.

Watch the full 30-minute episode above.

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