This Thursday, NYC’s largest and longest-running Italian festival is set to take over Mulberry Street in the heart of Little Italy.
The 11-day salute to the patron saint of Naples is expected to bring out more than two million people. While Little Italy has become a bit more of a touristy nabe over the years, this street fair is not to be missed with both out-of-towners and locals flocking to see it (and showing up hungry).
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From eating competitions and a colorful procession to a slew of live entertainment to watch while overstuffing on zeppole, read on for the full list of things to do at this year's Feast of San Gennaro.
Festival dates: September 12-22
Location: Mulberry Street, Little Italy
Entertainment stages: Grand Street Stage at Mott Street (performances start at 7:30 pm unless another time is noted)
Thursday, Sept 12: Blessing of the Stands (6pm)
Thursday, Sept 12: Johnny Mandolin (5–7pm)
Friday, Sept 13: The 22nd Annual Cannoli Eating Competition hosted by Gianni Russo (2pm)
Saturday, Sept 14: The Grand Procession with floats, celebrities and more (2pm)
Sunday, Sept 15: – Gene Roberts Band (7-8:30pm)
Monday, Sept 16: Enrico Caruso Opera Night (7pm)
Wednesday, Sept 18: Inaugural Zeppole Eating Competition (1pm)
Wednesday, Sept 18: The Devotions
Thursday, Sept 19: Solemn High Mass Celebrating the Patron Saint of Naples at Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood (113 Baxter Street, 6pm)
Saturday, Sept 21: Annual Meatball Eating Contest in memory of Johnny ‘Cha Cha’ (1pm)
Sunday, Sept 22: Neapolitan Concert (2pm)
Sunday, Sept 22: Jenna Esposito (6-9pm)