This weekend bring your inner artist to The Bronx Museum. All you need is two hands: on for drawing and one for drinking with South Bronx-raised artist Ivan Velez. International food tours company Feast On History is also hosting 2 tours featuring some of Arthur Avenue’s most classic food stores and bakeries like Vincent’s Meat Market, Calabria Pork Store and Addeo Bakery with samples and tastings from each site visited. Continue reading for more details!




“Join Ivan Velez for a special Bronx Haiku Drink N Draw featuring great artists, beautiful model monsters to draw, live music, and videos. Meet new people or share with old friends an evening of joyous interaction and art-making.” – The Bronx Museum

When: Friday June 9, 6:30pm – 10pm

Where: 1040 Grand Concourse

Admission: FREE





  • Say hi to Peter at Vincent’s Meat Market named one of the 10 best butcher shops in New York City.
  • Sample scamorza, parmigiano reggiano and a decadent truffle cheese at Calandra’s as well as the housemade mozzarella and ricotta cheese, the best you’ll find outside Italy.
  • Take a stroll through the enormous Arthur Avenue Retail Market and sort through high quality pastas, flours, cookies, and canned tomatoes imported from Italy at Mount Carmel Foods.
  • Look up at the “sausage chandelier” at Calabria Pork Store and sample their house cured pork products.
  • Taste pistachio dipped cannoli at Arthur Avenue Pasticceria
  • Visit Addeo’s bakery for a taste of the addictive “cheegola” bread and Madonia for the white chocolate bread.

After our tasting tour we’ll sit down together for a special pizza dinner at Mario’s.

Price includes:

  • Tastings of bread, cheese, salume and pastries led by Italian food experts.
  • Dinner at Mario’s featuring their famous pizza!
  • 20% discount to the nearby New York Botanical Garden if you would like to also visit their blockbuster exhibition CHIHULY

When: Friday June 9, 4:30pm – 6pm

Where: 2344 Arthur Ave (Arthur Avenue Retail Market)

Admission: $99; purchase tickets here

Tour Guide: TBA for Feast On History



“Taste a thousand years of history while visiting the Italian pastry shops of Little Italy in the Bronx, also known as Arthur Avenue. Authentic Italian pastry shops are disapearing, but here in the Bronx we have 6 pastry shops which continue to thrive. We’ll visit each one and taste the best of what each have to offer and learn the history of cannoli, sfogliatelle, rum bhabá and more along the way.”

Tour stops include:

  • Artuso’s Pastry Shop
  • Egidio’s Pastry Shop
  • DeLillo’s Pastry Shop
  • Gino’s Pastry Shop
  • Marrone Pastry
  • Caffé & Gelato

When: Saturday June 10, 2pm – 4pm

Where: 2344 Arthur Ave (Arthur Avenue Retail Market)

Admission: $65; purchase tickets here

Tour Guide: Feast On History founder Danielle Oteri, art historian and food and travel writer

Note: The tour price includes all tastings and coffee. Bring your sweet tooth!



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