Growing Up in New York’s Italian South Village
A Book Talk by Tony Vivolo

This evocative memoir captures life in the South Village during the 1950s, when this vibrant neighborhood was filled with close-knit Italian families. Join author Tony Vivolo as he describes growing up on Sullivan Street: a world of stickball games and going to school at Saint Anthony’s; generations of families living together; dinners of ravioli and lasagna, with baked calamari on Christmas Eve; grandparents speaking Italian dialects; wooden casks of vino rosso secreted in the tenement cellars; pushcarts lining the streets; gardens of tomatoes and basil growing on fire escapes. Growing Up in New York’s Italian South Village will be available for purchase and signing.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
6:30 pm

Saint Anthony of Padua Church
155 Sullivan Street (off Houston Street)