The 92nd annual festival of San Gennaro kicked off in Little Italy in Manhattan
Author: Katerina Moskalets
Manhattan new York USA
The festival of San Gennaro is one of the most colorful and significant events that occur each year in new York. The celebration began yesterday, September 13, and will end on Sunday, September 23.
Many Italian immigrants and other residents of the Big Apple all year are in anticipation of the feast of San Gennaro Martyr, patron of Naples St. Januarius.
The festival was founded by immigrants from Naples settled along Mulberry Street in 1926. Over time, this spectacular event one day turned into an 11-day extravaganza. In 2018 to lead the parade will be comedian Vic Depietto, he headed the Great procession, which will begin on Saturday, September 15 at 2am.
Here are some of the activities waiting for you since the 14th of September:
Friday, September 14
- 21st annual eating contest cannoli: 14.00.
- The view from Happenings: 19.30.
The Festival Of San Gennaro. Source: flickr
Saturday, September 15
- Live broadcast on WCBS FM: from 19.00 to 22.00.
Sunday, September 16
- The 3rd annual eating contest meatballs: 13.00.
- Statement from City Rhythm: 19.30.
Monday, September 17
Tuesday, September 18
- Presentation on Fireflies: 19.30.
Bend at the Italian feast of San Gennaro. Source: flickr
Wednesday, September 19
- Shine the Liturgy of the Church of the Most Precious Blood after the procession with the statue of St. Januarius: 18.00.
- Statement from Chicklets: 19.30.
Thursday, September 20
- Statement from Carol Douglas: 19.30.
Friday, September 21
- Statement from Vito and the Elegants: 19.30.
Saturday, September 22
- Children’s program with Mr. Scott: 11.00.
- Neapolitan concert: 14.00.
- Mulberry Street Musical: 16.00.
- Performance from Just Friends: 19.30.
Little Italy in Manhattan. Source: flickr
Sunday, September 23
- Concert in honor of Joseph Mattone: 13.00.
- The annual Day of blood: from 11.30 to 18.30.
- Presentation from Jenna Esposito: 18.00.
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