Thursday, September 22, 2022

The Feast of San Gennaro

The Feast of San Gennaro is an eleven day event in New York's Little Italy, celebrating the life of the San Gennaro of Naples (the Bishop of Benevento).

The Neapolitan immigrants landed on Mulberry street when moving to the Lower East Side back at the turn of the 20th century. In keeping with their traditions, they decided to have a block party for their patron saint and the protector of Naples back in 1926. Since then, this tradition has continued year after year and has become a New York icon and a world known event which stretches throughout 11 blocks of Little Italy.

I loved exploring all the stands, eating so much good food including famous sausages, cannoli's and gelato! There was live music, arcade games, activities for goods and even a zeppole eating completion!

I ended my afternoon at some boutique vendors and added a few new pieces of jewelry to my collection before stopping at Café Belle to sip some coffee and relax before heading home! (Check out my post on Café Belle here!) What a perfect way to spend an afternoon! 

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