Upcoming Event in NYC: The Feast of San Gennaro
When you study English in New York, there are so many events to enjoy during your free time!
The Feast of San Gennaro is a popular event in Little Italy, from September 12-22, 2019 with Italian food and free entertainment. The Feast of San Gennaro began in September 1926 when Italian immigrants arrived and made this neighborhood their own, to maintain their tradition they started to celebrate San Gennaro day with a street fair that has been happening for 93 years.
The major highlight of the festival is the Grand Procession of the statue of San Gennaro, the Procession starts at 2 pm on the last Saturday of the feast, September 21st, so if you really want to live the full Italian experience, follow the parade! The feast also features the traditional Italian American street fair along Mulberry Street serving some of the most excellent Italian food in NYC, like cannoli, sausages, zeppole, fried dough, torrone cookies, and sausage-and-pepper sandwiches. There’s even a cannoli-eating competition on September 13th at 1pm and a meatball-eating competition on September 21st at 1pm.
Date/time: September 12-22,2019, starts in the morning but live entertainment starts at 7:30pm
Location: Mulberry Street between Canal and Houston street
Cost: free to enter but you will have to pay for food & drinks
Age: for everybody, it’s a family friend event
How you can get there: by train, take the yellow line (N,Q,R,W) to Canal Street Station
After eating and enjoying the festival you can walk in SoHo, visit stores and cafes. You can also go to Battery Park to enjoy the view of Hudson River, do some sports like football at Pier 40 or just enjoy the sunset at Rockefeller park. If you want more culture you can take a quick trip downtown to Wall Street, to know more about the history of NY financial district or you can visit One World Trade Center, with it`s beautiful observatory and have a look of the city from above.
This article was written by students in ECNY’s Communication Skills Special Focus class.