The Vosilla family anxiously anticipated this day and everyone was dressed in his and her Sunday best. Excitement grew as the family packed the car with panini of cheese and prosciutto, broiled chicken, fresh fruit, homemade crostoli, and drinks. Nonna Katina packed so much food, as she always did, as if we were taking a road trip to another part of the country. Food has always been important to our family, nourishment for the body and for the soul.
Nonno was always rushing her, "Hurry up Katina. Why you packing so much food? They have food there!" She answered, "Ah yah… but who knows what kind of food they have! And everybody going to be hungry, even you!" Of course she was right. The family departed on our journey to the far away land of Flushing. As we left our driveway and headed down our Brooklyn street, she asked who was hungry and before we could answer out came the mozzarella, Reggiano and freshly made bread still warm from the oven.
John Vosilla Sr. and John Vosilla Jr. experienced on of their greatest thrills while attending the New York World’s Fair in 1964. They wanted this magical moment to last forever. To make that wish a reality and to preserve their most precious memory, the World's Fair Lights were purchased and refurbished. These fixtures are recognized as the few remaining and operating World's Fair Lights in existence today. The Villa Vosilla's historical World's Fair Lights pay tribute to generations past. During this "50th Anniversary of the New York World's Fair", the lights continue to light the way to World's Fair memories and welcome passersby to the Villa Vosilla. As our historical World's Fair Lights welcome you to our home ~ You know you have arrived.