Feast of San Gennaro
New York is a city steeped in tradition and cultures. And for 83 years, Little Italy has been the home of the Feast of San Gennaro. Although it is deeply rooted in religious devotion and celebration, the Feast of San Gennaro is perhaps best known as the ultimate primer in Southern Italian culture and cuisine. The official Saint’s day is September 19th, but the multiple- day festival offers parades and processions, music (including folk and opera), and absolutely no shortage of food, both familiar and unknown to those not of Italian descent. The main even runs along Mulberry Street, between Canal and Houston in the epicenter of Little Italy. This year, the festival begins on September 16th with the annual cannoli eating competition and ends September 26th.