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Sydney – Primo Italiano Italian Festival East Sydney

May 23, 2010

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Primo Italiano East Sydney : an extravaganza of Italian food, pop music, trivia, icons and bygones.  Meet the Fonz and Pinky.

  • When: 11am – 5pm, Sunday 23 May 2010
  • Where: Stanley, Yurong and Riley Streets, East Sydney

 Meet the Fonz and Pinky from the hugely successful TV show Happy Days, Romeo and Juliette, traditional Sicilian dancers, and ‘Tony and Tina’, TV quiz show hosts stupendi.

Primo Italiano celebrates Italian culture, from the cliché to the contemporary, and transforms Stanley Street into a piazza complete with a fountain, al fresco dining, providore market stalls and entertainment.

“Primo salutes our first little Italy in East Sydney and brings the authentic tastes and sounds of Italy to this unique village,” Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP said.

Food will feature heavily with a festa of flavours on offer from truffle risotto to calzone fritto, and Italian coffee and dolci.

Live entertainment will be spread across three stages, including two live performances inspired by the screen musical Nine, the Slick Eyeties, I Miracoli, The Italian Americans, a DJ, and trivia with prize giveaways.

New this year is an outdoor cinema with Italian themed short films and documentaries on Italian fashion, music and cooking.

Italian designed Abici and Pinarello bicycles will be on display in the MTV Gallery Space.

Hands-on pizza making workshops will be a special focus for children, while “big kids” can indulge in a spaghetti-eating competition.

Primo 2010 will also focus on sustainable food as part of the City’s 2030 plan. There will be inspiration to grow fruit, herbs and vegetables like the Italians next door with seedlings available from The Italian Gardener.

Festival goers can pick up some fresh produce from Sydney’s own Hawkesbury Harvest, and learn about the future City Farm.

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