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Feast of San Gennaro Kicks Off Tonight!

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Are you ready for some cannolliiiiiiii!?!?! (Please read in the style of “Are you ready for some fooooootballll?!”). I sure hope so because today is the opening day of the 84th annual Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy, the Italian festival that celebrates the patron saint of Naples and will help you justify eating one each day now through Sept. 26th.

During this free 11 day fest, Little Italy will be one big block party complete with restaurants expanding their sidewalk seating, over 200 area vendors to fill your sausage and pepper needs, games, live music, and soft twinkly lights hanging overhead. To get things started right, there is a cannoli eating contest today from 2-3PM… after all, it wouldn’t be a true Italian celebration if someone didn’t get to yell “Mangia, Mangia.”

Feast of San Gennaro
Sept. 16-26th
Mulberry St. from Canal to Houston, Grand & Hester between Mott & Baxter
[Little Italy]

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Jill S.

Jill S.

Jill is an Ohio native and Boston University graduate who refuses to stop saying "pop" and wearing her Red Sox gear despite being heckled for doing so since moving to Brooklyn. She's been honing her thrifty ways since doing that silly thing people talk about when they ignore reason to follow their hearts and chose a career in the fulfilling but faltering music industry. She earns her beer money as a publicist and writer, and spends her spare time cooking, biking, and trying to decide if she's ready to get a cat.

1 Comment

  1. Jessica Longo - Two-Bit Reporter
    September 18, 2010 at 6:39 am

    zeppole! send me some!