The 89th Annual Feast of San Gennaro will be held in Little Italy for 11 days from Thursday, September 10, through Sunday, September 20, 2015, 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.

Although this is an annual celebration of faith, the Feast of San Gennaro is known the world over for its festive atmosphere, an 11-day event featuring religious processions and colorful parades, free musical entertainment every day, a wide variety of ethnic food delicacies, charming restaurants and cafes and even a world-famous cannoli-eating competition! The central focus of the celebration takes place every September 19th, the official Saint Day when a celebratory Mass is held in Most Precious Blood Church, followed immediately by a religious procession in which the Statue of San Gennaro is carried from its permanent home in the church through the streets that comprise Little Italy.

"This Feast of San Gennaro holds a special place in the place of Italian people everywhere,” says Joseph Mattone, President of Figli di San Gennaro, Inc. "It is a festive period of faith and redemption, a time for remembrance and reconciliation, and a time for celebration. The delicious food, the free musical entertainment that reflects Italian-American culture and heritage are all there. The Feast brings the world to Little Italy and Little Italy to the world.”

September 10-20, 2015
New York City

Festival Hours:
Sun- Thurs: 11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Fri & Sat: 11:30 AM - Midnight


This year's 89th Annual Feast of San Gennaro is dedicated to the memory of former New York Governor
Mario Cuomo who, along with his wife Matikda, were co-grand marshals of the Feast's Grand Procession in 2013
Photo: NY Daily News



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Indoor and outdoor dining at 35 of Little Italy's most famous Italian restaurants. More than 300 licensed street vendors selling international foods, official Feast of San Gennaro, New York City and Little Italy souvenirs.

"One of New York City's major cultural attractions!"

"Fun for the entire family!"

"New York City's biggest and most famous street party!"

"A celebration of the Patron Saint of Naples!"

Most Precious Blood Church

Entertainment On Outdoor Bandstand
Italian Folk Songs
Doo Wop Bands
Pop Singers
Pasta and Pizza Eating Competitions
Live radio broadcasts!

Fun for the Entire Family!

Games    Kiddie rides

Variety of Food vendors

Outdoor dining at 35

Italian restaurants and cafes


Presented by Figli di San Gennaro Inc., a not-for-profit charitable organization that distributes its financial support to children, parochial schools, the elderly, the needy and parishes of New York City.

With grateful appreciation to The Society of St. Anthony of Giovanozzo, Inc; Columbia Association; NYC Fire Department

Photos by Battman Studios and Gerald E. Marcial

The Feast is easily accessible by public transportation.
For information, call (212)768-9320

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