Annual San Gennaro Feast in New York City’s Little Italy September 14 – 24, 2017

Annual San Gennaro Feast in New York City’s Little Italy

September 14 – 24, 2017

An old image gallery with photos taken long ago is at the bottom of this page. With more to come as soon as we visit this second week of the 2017 festival.

Feast of San Gennaro takes place on Mulberry between Canal and Houston;
and Grand and Hester between Mott and Baxter. This festival has always been a favorite of yours truly as well as of so many other New Yorkers.

Annual Feast of San Gennaro, Food, games, rides, concessions, entertainment, parade, and religious procession at this well-loved festival in Little Italy. Indoor and outdoor dining at 35 of Little Italy’s most famous Italian restaurants. More than 300 licensed street vendors selling international foods, and souvenirs.

The street festivities – including parades, entertainment, food stands plus a cannoli-eating and meatball eating contest – are capped on September 24th with the annual San Gennaro Blood Drive.

Learn more about all of the following and above at: http://www.sangennaro.org/ 
‘and visit as well the Mort & Ray site where they are looking for vendors for the festival. Whether they still are we’re not sure but have a look.

The Feast of San Gennaro opens every day at 11:30 AM and closes at 11:00 PM Sundays through Thursday’s and midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

Click for a larger version of this flyer.
Click on this image for a much larger version of this flyer…courtesy, in turn, of the official San Gennaro site.

Thursday, September 14

  • Music Performance:
    Johnny Mandolin
    5:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Blessing of the Stands
    6:00 pm
  • Music Performance:
    Free Pass  at Mott & Grand street
    7:30 pm
    From their page: “Once again calling all Italians “Free Pass” LIVE at the San Gennaro Feast. You will have a lot of fun with us.”

​Friday, September 15
(Opening Day)

  • Annual Cannoli Eating Competition
    Taking place at 2:00 pm (sponsored by Ferrara) on the stage at Grand and Mott Streets
    to sign-up, call 212-764-6330
  • Music Performance:
    Manhattan Skyline

Saturday, September 16

Sunday, September 17

Monday, September 18

  • Opera Night
    7:00 pm​

Tuesday, September 19

  • Solemn High Mass Celebrating the Patron Saint of Naples
    at 6:00 pm at Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood (113 Baxter Street)

    • Religious Procession with the Statue of San Gennaro
  • Neapolitan Night
    6:00 pm

​Wednesday, September 20

Thursday, September 21

Friday, September 22

Saturday, September 23

  • 2nd Annual Meatball Eating Contest Hosted by: Tony Danza
    1:00 pm in Memory of Johnny ‘CHA CHA’ the unofficial Mayor of Little Italy
    Stage at Grand and Mott Street, to sign-up, call 212-764-6330
  • 100th Birthday Tribute to Dean Martin
    • Celebrities, Trivia Quiz, Birthday Cake and Vocal Competition to sign-up, call 212-764-6330
    • Live Radio Broadcast on Sirius Satellite Radio hosted by: Cousin Brucie
      Taking place from 7:00 – 10:00 pm

Sunday, September 24

  • The Annual Feast of San Gennaro Blood Drive w/ the Red Cross
    11:30 am – 6:30 pm, at 268 Mulberry Street (between Prince & Houston)
  • Music Performance:
    Jenna Esposito
    at 6:00 pm