Friday, September 10

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

September 16 – 26, 2021

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 NYC Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro.

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: as well as their Facebook page

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.
Stay tuned for specific hours for this year’s celebration.

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 16:

Blessing of the Stands
Begins at 6:00 pm

Johnny Mandolin and Friends
Performing from 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Friday, September 17:

23rd Annual Cannoli Eating Competition
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Stage will be at Grand & Mott Streets
Sponsored by Ferrara

Saturday, September 18:

Mike Sergio celebrates Sinatra
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Stage Location to Come

Sunday, September 19:

Solemn High Mass and Religious Procession with the Statue of San Gennaro
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood at 113 Baxter Street

Tuesday, September 21:

25th Annual Enrico Caruso Opera Night
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Opera night with Cheryl Warfield and Patrick Hale
Stage Location to Come

Wednesday, September 22:

2nd Annual Zeppole Eating Competition
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Sponsored by “Danny on the Corner
Stage Location to Come

Thursday, September 23:

Joe Tribuzio Performs
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Stage Location to Come

Friday, September 24:

Vanessa Racci Performs
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Stage Location to Come

Saturday, September 25:

The Grand Procession
Begins at 2:00 pm
Featuring floats, celebrities, gondola and the Red Mike Festival Band.
Along with the Statue of San Gennaro

Sunday, September 26:

4th Annual Meatball Eating Contest
1:00 – 2:30 pm
Sponsored by Alleva Dairy
Stage Location to Come

Neopolitan Concert
2:00 – 7:30 pm
Stage Location to Come



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