Santa Marina Society celebrates century-old tradition in Inwood

Jul 06, 2024 199

BY: Melissa Berman

For over 100 years, the Santa Marina Society in Inwood (NY) has been celebrating and honoring the patron saint Santa Marina. The annual feast and mass is held to commemorate their ancestor’s immigration from Filandari, a small town in the Calabria region of Italy to Inwood. Their devotion to Santa Marina is what makes this feast special.

“So many people immigrated from that town and stayed local to the Five Towns and do come back every year to participate in this annual event,” said Fran Cimato-Perna. The Santa Marina Society’s annual feast will be held on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13. There will be Italian food, games, rides and music starting at 7 p.m. each night.

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