La Festa Italiana took place at Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton Aug. 30 through Sept. 2. The four-day festival featured live music and dancing, various types of performers, vendors, and of course every Italian food and dessert imaginable.
Photos by Emma Black
Damian the Magician performs on Courthouse Square Sunday at La Festa Italiana in downtown Scranton.
From left: Ryan Bamert, Brandy Parker, Abby Reid and Craig Parker, all of Scranton
Linda Menghini of Mountain Top and Mark Falcone of Hazleton
Clockwise from left: Richard Yancheck of Hanover Twp., Thomas Yancheck of Nanticoke, Amy Trathen of Nanticoke and Brigitte Yancheck of Hanover Twp.
From left: Glenn and Ryan Taranto, both of Kresgeville
From left: Teresa, Jessica and Jerry Palauskas of Scranton
Jay Kwiatkowski and Helen O’Neil, both of Scranton
Rich and Barbara Kaiser of Lake Ariel
Bonita and James McGovern of Wilkes-Barre
From left, Sue Crivellaro, Sheryl and Junior Creazzo and Sam Crivellaro, all of Easton
Cody Morgan of Meshoppen, left, and Dustin Ely of Montrose
Kaitlyn and Matt Costenbader of Tannersville
Dorothy Walsh of Clarks Summit and Gene Popien of Scranton
Dhanya Barragan, 2, of Scranton, shares an ice cream cone with her dad, Alex, at La Festa Italiana, Sunday, Sept. 1 in Scranton.
Members of the Bockelkamp family, from left: Hillary, Audrey, Jeff and Nick, of Dickson City
From left: Nicole and Victoria Johnson of Duryea and Yanna Daiello of Pittston
Samantha Kyle of Cambridge, Maryland, left, and Tara Sheahan of Philadelphia
Larisa Shemetera of Bloomsburg and John Naughton of Tunkhannock
Angeline Garzon of Taylor sprinkles flour onto dough at Cusomano’s stand, Sunday at La Festa Italiana in downtown Scranton.
Jo Ann Joseph of Glen Ridge, New Jersey volunteers in Cusumano’s stand serving a dish of pasta.
Tom Cusumano of Old Forge, owner of Cusomano, serves pasta during La Festa Italiana, Sunday in downtown Scranton.
Volunteers at Cusumano’s stand at La Festa Italiana were hard at work serving meatballs, gnocchi and more Sunday, Sept. 1 in Scranton.
Ann Marie Hughes of Old Forge, left, Nancy Holovack of Taylor
Jerry Auriemma and Marge Cimino, both of Scranton, dance in the street to the music of Connie Francis Tribute featuring Nikki Rasmus.
Roberta Gancarz of Endicott dances with Gary Truce of Binghamton.
Nikki Rasmus of Old Forge performs with a Connie Francis tribute band, Sunday at La Festa Italiana in downtown Scranton.
The crowd dances to the music of a Connie Francis tribute band featuring Nikki Rasmus.
Nikki Rasmus of Old Forge waves to the crowd as she finishes her performance with a Connie Francis tribute band.
Pat Pahoski of Clarks Summit and Bruce Holden of Newton
Marie Kyllikki Mirza, left, and Annina Mirza, both of Clarks Summit
Alexis Koczwara of Clarks Summit and Spencer Jacobsen of Norwalk, Connecticut
Members of the Tayown family, from left: Samantha of Waverly and Rebecca, Lorenzo and Antonio, all of Dalton
From left, John Oakes, Gerry Loveless and Justin Gerrity, all of Chinchilla
Emma Black is a photographer and writes Up Close and Personal, which spotlights people from all walks of life in NEPA who have a unique skill, craft, talent or trade. She is a graduate of Abington Heights High School and University of Scranton, where she studied journalism and electronic media. Emma has been with Times-Shamrock Communications since 2016 and enjoys playing, coaching and following soccer; exploring international cuisine; and doing arts and crafts in her free time. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9100; @emmablack_13