Feast of San Gennaro - NYC Festivals & Events
Feast of San Gennaro
The excitement of Little Italy hits its peak during this annual salute to the patron saint of Naples. Banners and lights adorn the streets, and the crowds pack every block. Join the revelers for 11 days of parades, entertainment, Italian food and even a cannoli-eating contest.
The Annual Feast of San Gennaro is on the streets of historic Little Italy, the lower Manhattan neighborhood which served as the first home in America for hundreds of thousands of Italian immigrants who came here seeking to improve their lives beginning in the early part of the 20th century.
Presented annually since 1996 by Figli di San Gennaro, Inc. (Children of San Gennaro), a not-for-profit community organization dedicated to keeping alive the spirit and faith of the early Italian immigrants, this year’s Feast is expected once again to attract more than one-million people from the four corners of the globe to the streets of Little Italy to participate in the annual Salute to the Patron Saint of Naples.