Ridgewood’s four-day Italian street festival gets the green light from Community Board 5

Mar 19, 2020 148

BY: Max Parrott

After the Fresh Pond Road Street Festival was the only one not to immediately be approved at Community Board 5 of five street festival applications this year, the celebration of Italian-American heritage finally got the green light at the board’s meeting on March 11.

 The street fair, managed by Federazione Italo-Americana di Brooklyn and Queens since 1995, was restored to its full four-day span last year after reducing its length for several years. But the increase in length raised concerns over traffic congestion from shutting down a five-block stretch of the neighborhood thoroughfare for four days. 

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SOURCE: https://qns.com

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