Staten Island's 4th Annual Fig Fest moves to Casa Belvedere, Grymes Hill

Sep 14, 2013 4096

by Pamela Silvestri

Fig Fest this Sunday is the same time (7 p.m.) with the same program --- a fig swap, recipe exchange and general celebration of all things fig. And, it's still free. But it will be held at a different venue: Casa Belvedere, the Italian Cultural Center, on Grymes Hill.

The foundation's director, Gina Biancardi, is delighted to host the event, which will show off the historic, recently renovated mansion. "We are delighted to have Fig Fest moved to Casa," she said. "Figs are an ancient fruit associated with Italian culture. So, it makes sense that the event takes place in a venue that reveres traditions in food — like figs!"

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