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Street festival on Ditmars open through Sunday

Festival Preparations

June 20, 2014 By Michael Florio

The 45th annual St. Antonio Abate Street Festival on Ditmars Blvd kicked off last night.

St. Antonio Abate Fraternal Society of Castrofilippo, a nonprofit organization connected with the St. Francis of Assisi Church, has been hosting the event since 1970, according to a spokesman for the organization.

The festival runs along Ditmars Blvd from 35th Street to 38th Street. The festival will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 4pm-11pm each day.

The festival features rides, games, and a variety of food stands for those in attendance.

On Sunday, there will also be a ceremonial mass at the St. Francis of Assisi Church at 4:30 p.m, which will be followed by a procession through the streets of Astoria, said the spokesman.

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