Be Italian — It’s ‘San Gennaro’ Time!
All New Yorkers know about the San Gennaro Festival. Although technically ‘The Feast of San Gennaro” is a faith-based celebration honoring the Patron Saint of Naples, Italy, it has grown to become a much-loved time to celebrate all things Italian. This will be the 90th year of this annual celebration hosted in New York City’s ‘Little Italy‘ neighborhood (Mulberry Street between Canal and Houston Streets; the festival stage is located on the corner of Grand and Mott Streets).
The 11-day event will run from Thursday, September 15th through Sunday, September 25th, and is expected to attract more than one-million people. Each day you can plan on colorful parades (Grand Procession, Saturday, September 17th), free music and entertainment nightly, and the world-famous cannoli eating competition (Friday, September 16).
So go get your ‘red, white and green’ on and take part in this ‘only-in-New York’ kind of experience. Capisce?
For more information go to the official website.