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Do You Love Italian Food? Then, This Unique Street Fair Has Your Name on It

If you dream of dining on exquisite Italian fare along the Amalfi Coast, you will not want to miss this famed street fair when it returns this September. The Feast of San Gennaro is one of New York City's most popular and longest-running street fairs. The 11-day festival includes live music, carnival games and, most of all, food! The festival also features religious processions celebrating San Gennaro, the patron saint of Naples.

Now in its 92nd year, the Feast of San Gennaro will be held in Little Italy for 11 days from September 15th through September 26th. This event will be held within the lower Manhattan neighborhood which served as the first home in America for hundreds of thousands of Italian immigrants in the early part of the 20th century.

Although this is an annual celebration of faith, the Feast of San Gennaro is known the world over for its festive atmosphere, colorful parades, free musical entertainment, a wide variety of ethnic food delicacies, and even a world-famous cannoli-eating competition! Fried clams, calamari, pizza, sausages and cannolis are just some of the Italian specialties you will find along the route.

Presented annually since 1996 by Figli di San Gennaro, Inc. (Children of San Gennaro), a not-for-profit community organization dedicated to keeping alive the spirit and faith of the early Italian immigrants, this year’s Feast is expected once again to attract more than one-million people from the four corners of the globe to the streets of Little Italy to participate in the annual Salute to the Patron Saint of Naples.

"This Feast of San Gennaro holds a special place in the place of Italian people everywhere,” says Joseph Mattone, President of Figli di San Gennaro, Inc. "It is a festive period of faith and redemption, a time for remembrance and reconciliation, and a time for celebration. The delicious food, the free musical entertainment that reflects Italian-American culture and heritage are all there. The Feast brings the world to Little Italy and Little Italy to the world.”

Community interaction is an important part of life, which is why B' nai B'rith Queens Apartments in Flushing, New York is urging you to join in the all of the excitement at this event!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, September 15, 2018—11:30 AM

Event Venue Location:
Stage at Grand and Mott Streets
Intersection of Grand and Mott Streets
New York, New York 10013

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