Last weekend when I was in the city, I meandered into Little Italy and realized it was the feast of San Gennaro. The feast of San Gennaro is the annual celebration of the Patron Saint of Naples.
It is New York City’s longest-running, biggest and most revered religious outdoor festival in the United States. Although its an annual celebration of faith, the Feast of San Gennaro is known the world over for its festive atmosphere. It is an 11-day event featuring religious processions and colorful parades, free musical entertainment every day, a wide variety of ITALIAN FOOD, delicacies, charming restaurants and cafes and even a world-famous cannoli-eating competition!
Not to mention fire hydrants painted the colors of the Italian flag!
with food! I only snapped a few pictures, but there was tons!
tons of torrone! (Italian nouget)
We stopped by Ferrara’s and picked up some lobster tails, sfogiatelle, and cannoli to enjoy for dessert later.