How it started:
The artistic group A little taste of Sicily was formed on December, 16, 2009 in Revere Massachusetts. We originally formed this group just for fun trying to do something productive for the community. Then one day we saw an ad online and decided to participate in the Wakefield Fourth of July parade.
A Little Taste of Sicily is an artistic group that proudly promotes art and culture from Sciacca, Sicily. Our group is composed of students who balance school, work and our own private life to make all of this happen. Thanks to the help of Italia Unita, we were able to participate in two parades in Wakefield for their Fourth of July parade. We also were able to help out in organizing Italia Unita’s first Carnevale event in East Boston which turned out to be a great success.
ABOUT BUILDING FLOATS:
Building floats is not all about work. Friends would gather together to work on these work of art not knowing how the end result will turn out. It’s just like a jigsaw puzzle only you start off with wood and need ton of imagination. With food, jokes and music we would work each night constructing the float. This would make the time go by quicker and memorable. After months of work, we would assemble the float for the first time and have the joy to see our final result. The assembly is a very satisfying moment for the all group because we see all of our hard work come together into one giant piece.
Over the past two years, we were able to build all the floats in the Basement of Angelo Gangi’s house thanks to his generous hospitality. Unfortunately this year the basement is under construction and will not be available to be used. We hope to find a new place soon. We would also like to make the floats mechanized and bring the work of art to life. We hope to continue to build floats and find a bigger place to build them.
Our next event which we have been working on for years is organizing The Fisherman’s feast Carnevale Di Sciacca. We hope to bring this fun tradition from Sciacca and fill the streets of the Northend with floats, music, dancing, plays and costume. We also hope to get the young generation involved in this fun festival and enjoy a loved Italian tradition. Join us this summer don’t miss out on this fun event!