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Annual San Gennaro Feast in New York City’s Little Italy :: September 15 – 25, 2022

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

September 15 – 25, 2022

An old image gallery with photos taken long ago is at the bottom of this page.

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

Grand Marshall for this year is NASA Astronaut, Michael J. Massimino

Features: Food, games, rides, concessions, entertainment, parade, and religious procession are offered up at this well-loved festival in Little Italy. Indoor and outdoor dining at many of Little Italy’s most famous Italian restaurants. Plenty of 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 finished on September 26th.

Learn more about all of the following and above at: sangennaronyc.org

Donations are accepted for the sake of benefiting all the many charity groups which Figli di San Gennaro has contributed to.

The Feast of San Gennaro opens every day. In the past, it’s usually begun at about 11:00 am or Noon and would end at about 11:00 pm or midnight.

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.

Some of the following is likely to change as we continue gather info from the folks at the official site.

Thursday, September 15

Johnny Mandolin & Friends performing
5:00 – 7:00 pm


Friday, September 16

24th Annual Cannoli Eating Contest
1:00 – 2:30 pm


Saturday, September 17

The Grand Procession featuring the Statue of San Gennaro along with the Red Mike Festival Band, Floats, Celebrities, Gondola and appearances by NYC Mayor Adams and Grand Marshal Michael Massimino
2:00 – 4:00 pm


Sunday, September 18

Vanessa Racci performing
6:00 – 7:00 pm


Monday, September 19

Solemn High Mass celebrating the patron Saint of Naples
By the Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood with religious procession of the statue of San Gennaro
6:00 – 8:00 pm


Wednesday, September 21

Third Annual Zeppole Eating Competition
1:00 – 2:30 pm


Friday, September 23

2nd Annual Pizza eating contest
1:00 – 2:30 pm


Saturday, September 24

Musical Tribute to the Armed Forces
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Live Radio Broadcast
7:00 – 10:00 pm


Sunday, September 25

Fifth Annual Meatball Eating Contest
1:00 – 2:30 pm

Vocal Tribute to Frank Sinatra
2:00 – 4:00 pm

Jenna Esposito and band performs
6:00 – 9:00 pm



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