Annual San Gennaro Feast in New York City’s Little Italy
September 13 – 23, 2018
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.
Following is a partial schedule of expected events
Be sure to check out as well our special page featuring our experience on the next to last day 2017 Fest.
Blessing of the Stands
Thursday, September 13
21st Annual Cannoli Eating Competition
Friday, September 14 at 2:00 pm
Hosted by Gianni Russo
Stage will be at Grand & Mott Streets
Sponsored by Caffe Palermo
The Happenings perform
Friday, September 14
The Grand Procession
Saturday, September 15 at 2:00 pm
Featuring floats, celebrities and more.
Grand Marshal: Vic Dibitetto
City Rhythm performs
Sunday, September 16
Monday, September 17
The Fireflies will be performing
Tuesday, September 18
Solemn High Mass and Religious Procession with the Statue of San Gennaro
Wednesday, September 19 at 6:00 pm
The Chicklets perform
Wednesday, September 19
Carol Douglas performs
Thursday, September 20
Vito and the Elegants performing
Friday, September 21
3rd Annual Meatball Eating Contest
Saturday, September 22 at 1:00 pm
Sponsored by Alleva Dairy
Just Friends perform
Saturday, September 22
Jenna Esposito performs
Sunday, September 23
Annual Feast of San Gennaro Blood Drive with the Red Cross
Sunday, September 23 from 11:30 am – 6:30 pm