Out-of-towners and locals are getting psyched for the Feast of San Gennaro 2017, and for a good reason—the annual event includes touristy spots in Little Italy that are actually good. We’ll give you the low-down on what incredible Italian dishes you can munch on during the feast, the best Italian restaurants to celebrate as well as some of the awesome things you can do every day during the 11-day bash. Get excited for colorful parades, free music and the world-famous cannoli eating competition. Remember: This is one of the best NYC events in September, so mark your calendar!
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What is the Feast of San Gennaro?
Although the Feast of San Gennaro is a celebration of Faith (folks tip their hats to the Patron Saint of Naples, Italy) the festive atmosphere, delicious food and colorful processions are what it’s known for. For 11 days, Little Italy will be transformed into a red, white and green bash with special guests, live music and a cannoli eating contest.
When is the Feast of San Gennaro?
The Feast of San Gennaro begins Thursday, September 14, 2017 and lasts through Sunday, September 24.
Where is the Feast of San Gennaro?
The Feast of San Gennaro is located along Mulberry Street between Canal and Houston Streets. The festival stage is located on the corner of Grand and Motts Sts.