World's Largest Portuguese Feast - New Bedford Ma
So the photographers running around the feast this year must have captured some great pictures. When will the 2013 pictures be up on the webpage?
Added by Steve Pimentel on August 5, 2013 at 5:48am — No Comments
I've been away since 1990 , I've had enough time to sort out over and over the reasons for such a long absence and have decided today to put it all in back of me and give it a go again. Especially since we are about to celebrate our 100th anniversary. What better time is it for the return, and my daughter who just loves the feast, said today, Dad I would like you to serve on the 100th anniversary so I have the memories to keep with me. Although the first meeting is Sunday evening 8:00pm, I…Continue
my grandfather Joseph Alfonso ,was one of the immigrant men started the feast ,,with three other men ,,the boat was very shaky and they all agreed if they made it here safely ,they would start this feast ,,Thank God my aunt (who was on the boat with them ,is stil alive to tell the story todayContinue
Added by tracy rose on August 4, 2013 at 11:57am — No Comments
Our number one Goal is to make your experience the best it can be! How are we doing? We want to hear about your Feast experience! What did we do well? What can we do better? You feedback is very important to us! The 100th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament is already in planning! Lets make it the Best Feast Ever!…Continue
The Feast has been part of my life and my families life since 1930 in the USA. I was part of the Celebration since 1945 and remember it well. In 1945 we the Madierians of the Camasha Village and many other Madeirans marched on Union St to celebrate the end of the 2nd World War. We the Madeirans wanted to share and have continued to with great love to share our Mother Land Madeira and our Heritage which started in 1914 in New Bedford by four fellow Madeirans from the village of Chelate…Continue
Added by William Teixeira on July 27, 2013 at 6:49pm — No Comments
Added by Joseph Wood on July 27, 2013 at 6:03pm — No Comments
Mercy Meals and More will once again have a booth at the Feast and we look forward to people coming by to say hi. If you have some change at home bring ( dollar bills and checks also accepted) that by and help us change lives one breakfast at a time. We will also be accepting non perishable breakfast items at the booth. See our website at mercymealsandmore.org for a list. Look forward to being a part of the feast and thank the committee for allowing us to be a part.
Added by Rev. Russ Chamberlain on July 25, 2013 at 11:13pm — No Comments
WE ARE NEW BEDFORD looking forward to the comraderie at the feast Also 5k on the 3rd is great Love my boyhood town and love the people see you all soon . Also went to Immaculate Conception in the the early 60 s Mrs Rimmer was my Kindergarten teacher
Added by Rick Roderick on July 23, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
The feast is a great way to get back to your roots. where the community gets together for fun and laughter. Where we show our pride of our Portuguese Heritage. I am more than proud to be Portuguese & look forward to the feast every year to be able to surround myself with those who share the same roots as me :)
Added by Alison F Gravito on July 21, 2013 at 9:52pm — No Comments
Win a chance to meet and be photographed with the band members from everclear.…Continue
Wonderful time at the Feast last night. Great bands, enjoyed good food and met people I had not seen for awhile. Thank s to all the hard working volunteers that help support this successful event.
Added by Sharon Pinho on August 5, 2012 at 11:19am — No Comments
last night was my first time ever going to the feast i just moved to new bedford about 7 months ago and i have to say it was awesome my fiance and i had a really good time the music was awesome food was great and we are going again tonight and very excited about it!!!!
Added by brittany richard on August 4, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
Ola Friends from the Feast:
We had a blast performing on main stage and in the museum in 2010.
With both of my parents being from Madeira, I was totally embraced and immersed in the beautiful community.
My band and I had a memorable experience and look forward to returning to attend and or perform next time, perhaps even next year!
We are sorry to have missed it this year, but enjoy reading all of the amazing talents and fun that we know you have all…
Each year, the spirit of the Feast of the Blessed Sacrement is sealed within us all at the cooking pits. Barbequing Carne de Esprito, in its many forms, some using onions, peppers, sauces, traditional salt, wine, beer or any other incantation known to man, while standing closely side by side, elbow to elbow, the heat from the pits purifies us by burning away our pettiness and attitudes, binding us all to the precepts of the Feast itself; selflessness and brotherhood. Whether you see me there…Continue
Added by timothy bigham on August 1, 2012 at 11:25am — No Comments
Added by Beth irvin on July 26, 2012 at 9:52pm — No Comments
Coming from San Diego, CA to the Feast. Looking forward to good food, music and exploring new places.Continue
Added by Elsa Machado on July 24, 2012 at 3:01pm — No Comments
My wife and I attend the feast every year and we are looking forward to seeing Fuel this year they are a great band!
Added by Stephen Black on July 21, 2012 at 5:42pm — No Comments
I grew up on Nash Road. The Feast was the highlight of the summer in this Portuguese community, where it seems everyone we knew would make the effort to be there so they could see everyone they knew. We would watch the parade on Sunday, see all the candidates running for election that year, eat espetada, cacoila, stewed favas, wonderful goat and rabbit dishes, linguica, and so much more. As kids we would love the rides and the candy apples. The adults would watch the bands play, meet each…Continue
Added by Danny Baptista on July 11, 2012 at 10:29pm — No Comments