Time Out says
Little Italy comes alive for the always exciting Feast of San Gennaro. Bring your appetite and get ready to party 10 straight days.
In its 93rd year, the celebration of the patron saint of Naples will fill the streets of Little Italy with carnival games, parades, live music and more food than one could possibly imagine. In addition to vendors in town specifically for the festival, most of the local eateries will be set up to serve the dishes that put Little Italy on the map. This is a feast, afterall, so why not have a few eating contests? In addition to the famous cannoli challenge, this year also has meatball and zeppole competitions. The 11-day long festival is one that every New Yorker must experience at least once. The festival is set up along Mulberry St between Canal and Houston Sts; Grand St and Hester St between Baxter and Mott Sts.