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The three best things to do in New York today

Written by
Jillian Anthony

Eat ALL the foods at the Feast of San Gennaro
Starting today, celebrate the martyred 3rd-century bishop and patron saint of Naples at this 11-day festival that fills the streets of Little Italy every year. Watch the professionals in action at the cannoli-eating competition, and you won't feel so bad about indulging in calorific treats from the food vendors; return daily for live musical performances, mounds of pasta and plenty of wine.
Mulberry St between Canal and Houston Sts; Grand St between Baxter and Mott Sts; Hester St between Baxter and Mott Sts, through September 20, 11:30am, free

See Richard Haines' solo exhibit "A Room of One's Own"
The fashion illustrator and popular blogger has his first solo show since 2011, featuring drawings from his "Today's Mood" and "Boys of Bushwick" series. Check out his playful menswear sketches and his adoringly drawn nudes—and maybe even shake hands with the artist himself—on opening night.
Daniel Cooney Fine Art, 508 W 26th St, 6pm, free

Check out new theater at GAP Presents! The Green Plays
Gowanus Art + Production invites seven cool companies—the Assembly, the Team, EST/Youngblood, Naked Angels, the Mad Ones, Slant Theatre Project and F*It Club—to Brooklyn for an anthology of short new works, with original live music from The Lobbyists. An outdoor mix-and-mingle party follows this final performance.
The Green Building, 452 Union Street, 8pm, $15

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