The Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy will return this year, with its Grand Marshall, NYC Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro, honoring the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 and all of our First Responders and their families. The Feast is open from September 16-26th, from 10am to 10pm each day.
There will be a plethora of events and activities beginning on September 16th at 5pm with Johnny Mandolin and Friends. This is their 10th year opening the festival.
Here are a few highlights for this years Festival:
The Blessing of the Stands will take place at 6pm, and at 7pm, Mike Sergio celebrates Sinatra.
On September 17th at 1pm, one of my favorite events ~ the 23rd Annual Cannoli Eating Contest.
September 19th, Solemn High Mass celebrating the patron Saint of Naples from 2:00-3:00pm.
The 25th Annual Enrico Caruso Opera Night will take place on September 21st at 7:00pm, and includes opera night with Cheryl Warfield and Patrick Hale.
September 22nd at 1:00pm ~ the 2nd Annual Zeppole Eating Competition.
The Grand Procession will take place on September 25th from 2:00-4:00pm with floats, celebrities, Gondola Red Mike Festival Band and the Statue of San Gennaro honoring the First Responders. Queen of the Feast is Melanie DeCrescento.
The 4th Annual Meatball Eating contest will take place on September 26th at 1:00pm.
The Feast of San Gennaro 2021 will run from Thursday, September 16 through Sunday, September 26 from 10am to 10pm each day. The Feast takes place on Mulberry Street between Canal and Houston, and on Hester between Baxter Street and Centre Street, and Grand Between Baxter Street and Centre Market Place. The 10-day celebration is free and open to the public.
Take a look-back to The 2019 Feast of San Gennaro.
Stay tuned for the re-opening of the Italian American Museum at 155 Mulberry Street, Little Italy.