Fresh Pond Road Italian Festival returns in September

One of the organizations involved in last year’s festival.

The Fresh Pond Road Italian Festival will take over Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood on September 9 and 10 again this year.

The event, which has faced criticism from the public in the past, will only be two days again this year, running until 9 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Earlier this year, Community Board 5 voted to deny the festival its permits again, however the decision to permit the festival ultimately was made by the Mayor’s Office.