September 1, 2013
This year marks the 88th Annual Feast of San Gennaro, which will be held in Little Italy for eleven days from September 11th through September 21st. Presented by the Figli di San Gennaro, the festival is held in honor of the Patron Saint of Naples. The main event is on the official Saint Day, September 19th, and is kicked off with a celebratory Mass at the Most Precious Blood Church, followed by a lively procession during which a statue of San Gennaro is paraded through the streets of Little Italy.
The feast is colorful, bright, and reflective of the rich history of this group. There are parades, free music, and, of course, food. There is even a cannoli eating contest, which is reason enough to come! Stroll along Mulberry from Canal Street north to Houston to get your fix of sausage and peppers, fried calamari, rice balls, calzones, zeppoles, fried Oreos, cannolis, torrone, gelato, piña coladas, margaritas and plenty of games and fun things to see and do. There are also multiple restaurants along Mulberry which offer tons of outdoor seating. You can find out more at sangennaro.org.
Are you planning on going to the Feast of San Gennaro to celebrate? Coming from New Jersey? Let Seastreak take you there! Enjoy your ride to Pier 11 and then hop in a cab or walk up to Wall St. and Broadway and take the 4-5 to Canal St. or Spring St. which will get you within a couple of blocks of the festival. Take Seastreak back home afterwards and you’ll have plenty of room to stretch out and relax in our luxurious seats after a day of eating and revelry!
Sea you soon,
The Seastreak Family
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