New York City's biggest, most famous and longest running religious festival - The 87th Annual Feast of San Gennaro, Inc. – will take place in Little Italy for 11 days starting Thursday, September 12, and continuing through Sunday, September 22, 2013. The Feast is presented by Figli di San Gennaro (Children of San Gennaro), a not-for-profit community organization which has produced and operated the Feast since 1996.
The beloved Feast of San Gennaro is an annual celebration of the Patron Saint of Naples. The first Feast in New York City took place on September 19, 1926 when newly arrived immigrants from Naples settled along Mulberry Street in the Little Italy section of New York City and decided to continue the tradition they had followed in Italy to celebrate the day in 305 A.D. when Saint Gennaro was martyred for the faith.
Time: 2-3 PM, September 12 (Opening Day) - 12th Annual Cannoli Eating Competition
6-7 PM, Blessing of the Stands
For more information, please visit www.sangennaro.org