53rd Annual St. Liberata Festival of Patchogue



At the St. Liberata festival in Patchogue, everyone is Italian for the day.

Thousands of people gathered on Main Street in the village to celebrate Patchogue’s rich Italian history and the Italian feast of St. Liberty on Saturday.

This festival was the city’s second cultural heritage weekend celebration, which also includes the third annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration on September 17 and Irish-themed May the Road Rise to Meet Ye Half 5k on September 19.

Participants drove around downtown Patchogue watching classic Italian cars, enjoying great meals at participating restaurants and vendors, and participating in family activities such as kids’ karaoke, face painting, magician , bounce houses, pétanque tournaments and shows.

Joseph Brandi has been honored as Italian American of the Year 2021 for his lifelong contributions to the Patchogue community.

Another main attraction was the 800-pound 2 X 2 1/2 foot Mount Carmel Church Bell, which rang through the streets of Patchogue for the first time in 50 years.

“People say Patchogue, why? Well I saw why not, ”Brandi said. “There isn’t another community on Long Island that has what we have here in Patchogue – I have been fortunate enough to live here for 72 years and be associated with all of these wonderful people.”

Scroll below for photos from the 2021 St. Liberata Festival.


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