The Italian Festival of the Healing Saints Cosmas and Damian

 

2009 Feast Schedule

83rd
 Anniversary
Celebration

 

Saturday September 12th, 2009
&
Sunday September  13th, 2009

 

83rd annual Festival in Honor of
Saints Cosmas & Damian 

 

Location: Warren Street, (off Cambridge Street), East Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Saturday, September 12th, 2009
2:00 PM - 11:00 PM

D.J.  music, children's activities, games, 
carnival, food and various vendor items available.

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Music by DJ's
 Mike and Sue Philips of American Entertainment

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Amusement Rides by:
"North American Amusements"
and "Cully's Games"

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Saturday
6:30 PM

The festival officially begins with a short candlelight procession including the Saints, Society members, The  Roma Band, and devoted.

Saturday
7 PM

Special Healing service for all,  in honor of 
"I Santi Medici", the "Healing Saints".

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Entertainment on the 
"Warren Street Stage" 

Saturday
7:30 - 9PM

Italian & American Favorites by
Boston's own, 

"Jimmy Bono Geany" 
and his band 

Jimmy Geany

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Saturday
9:00 PM 

Special performance by doo- wop group:

"Joey Dee and the Starlighters"

Joey Dee

 

There is no fee for the shows !

COME EARLY TO ENSURE A GOOD SEAT !!

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Sunday, September 13th, 2009 
8:30 AM

Procession with the Saints, The St. Alfio Band, The Roma Band, Society members, children, and devoted to Saint Francis of Assisi Church in East Cambridge for 9:30AM, Mass.

Bring the kids and please join 
us in any of our parades !!

 

Sunday
11:30 AM

Open House at the  Society's Chapel on Porter Street, East Cambridge. All parade participants are invited to traditional Italian Sunday dinner, hosted gratis by the Society members.

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Sunday
Noon -11PM

D.J. music, children's activities, games, carnival, and food continue throughout Sunday afternoon/evening on Warren Street, East Cambridge.


Amusement Rides by:
"North American Amusements"
and "Cully's Games"

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Sunday
1PM

The Grand Procession begins !

 
The Statues accompanied by several floats, trolleys, The St. Alfio Band, The Roma Band,  the Society members, and devoted from near and far will wind their way through the surrounding neighborhood streets in East Cambridge and Somerville.  All are welcome to join in the parade and enjoy the afternoon with the Society members, area residents, and visitors.

Favorite focal points are;
1)At the Somerville Boys & Girls Club on Washington
    Street, Somerville, at 2:30PM.

God Bless America !    Money/Confetti/fireworks!


2) Cambridge Street at St. Anthony's Church, East
     Cambridge, at 4:30PM.

Confetti, fireworks !     Money !


3) Porter Street, East Cambridge, at 6PM.

The crowd grows as Saints, accompanied by the procession, are dramatically rocked down  Warren & Porter Streets, meeting confetti, streamers, money ribbons, and fireworks by Society friend Joe Devito. A display not to be missed !

Money !   Confetti/fireworks !

4) Porter Street, East Cambridge, at 10PM. 
Feast Closing.

Don't miss the Feast closing parade!

Annual raffle is held and the festival ends as the Saints are carried back into their permanent chapel on Porter Street, East Cambridge.

Confetti/fireworks!   Fireworks end the feast weekend

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Warren Street Stage entertainment for Sunday:

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Sunday
7PM - 10:30 PM

Italian and American Favorites by:

"Seabreeze".

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Sunday
10:30 PM

Annual Raffle is Drawn followed by candleight procession to return the Saints to their perment chapel on Porter Street

 

***PARKING***

Free parking for the Feast can easily be found:

1) On Street.

2) Millbrook/Twin City Plaza, at the Gore/Medford Street end of Warren Street. Park in posted areas only. Do not park too close to the train tracks. Park to the left of the Twin City Plaza sign in front of "The Storage Depot".

3) Somerville, (just a short walk up the street on the Gore/Medford Street side of Warren Street), at the A.C. More/Target Plaza on Somerville Ave.

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Sunday, September 27th, 2009
(The actual feast day of the Saints)

The Society will host, "Open House", at the chapel on Porter Street, East Cambridge.
Mass will be celebrated at 7PM, followed by refreshments and entertainment

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Annual Banquet

"Gaeta Night"

Sturday evening, November 28th

"Spinelli's Functions" Rt1 South, Lynnfield

Ticket cost  to be announced

 

Come join us for a magical evening 

An unforgettable menu is a promise by the Society members.

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All are welcome to
 attend this traditional,
 fun filled, weekend
 celebration!!

"VIVA LA FESTA !"

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(music on this page: "La Domenica Andando")

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