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7 DECADES THE BIG APPLE SAN GENNARO'S FEAST 16B

Tuesday, October 16, 2012



"September 21, 1985 Went to San Gennaro's festival and pigged out. I had, al least what I remembered I had, was a cannoli, zeppoli, sausage and pepper pizza, a salami and cheese hero, etc. The streets, as always, were packed and everywhere you turned was food. Even with all that I had to stop at Ferrara's for some pastries."

"September 24, 1988 Andy and I went to the Festival of San Gennaro's--he had never been to it and looked like a kid at the circus.Afetrwards we went to work the AIDS table at Christopher Street and 6th Avenue. Don't know how much we ate but there was no question of having sex!!!"

"September 19, 1983 I think, because I didn't make notes til later that Chuck, Bill and I or it could have been Bob, Bill and I--somebody has to remember!--went to San Gennero's feast in Little Italy. I find it hard to believe that we ate at the Stage after the show that night. Good thing Sue picked us up in a limo!!"

The History of the Feast of San Gennaro
The Annual Feast of San Gennaro is a celebration of the Patron Saint of Naples. First celebrated in New York City on September 19, 1926 by newly arrived immigrants from Naples, the Feast of San Gennaro was a traditional celebration in Naples for Saint Gennaro who was martyred for the faith in 305 A.D. Immigrants who had settled along Mulberry Street in the Little Italy section of New York City continued their traditional celebration with an eleven day Feast. September 19th is the most religious day of the Festival of San Gennaro, and features a Religious Procession followed by Celebratory Mass at the Most Precious Blood Church on Mulberry Street, the National Shrine of San Gennaro

Things to Do at the Feast of San Gennaro

Have lunch or dinner at one of Little Italy's restaurants
Watch one of the Processions
Listen to the musical performances
Try your luck at the many carnival games
Eat traditional San Gennaro Festival foods from street vendor along Mulberry Street
For more about the feast go to http://tinyurl.com/2f7p6gn

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TENNISJIM 10/17/2012 6:18AM

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