Celebrating St. Joseph’s Day with food and festivity

A corner of Canarsie showed its Italian roots on March 19, as local legend Frank Seddio, retired judge and current Kings County Democratic chairperson, once again donned an apron and hosted his annual Feast of St. Joseph lunch for the borough’s legal eagles and political luminaries.

There was a standing-room-only crowd at Seddio’s office, at the intersection of Flatlands Avenue and East 93rd Street which in the winter transforms into a Little North Pole with a large and elaborate holiday display that draws thousands of people to the intersection to soak in the seasonal spirit.

With spring just around the corner, St. Joseph’s Day calls for lots of red sauce and such home-cooked classics as baked ziti and eggplant parmesan.

Many Sicilians regard St. Joseph as their patron saint and it’s customary to wear red clothing to honor the occasion.

BROOKLYN MEDIA GROUP/Photos by Arthur de Gaeta

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