NY Events | Feast of San Gennaro
The Feast of San Gennaro is an NY Event that attracts visitors from around the world to NYC Hotels.
Come enjoy one of the largest and longest running NY Events. Attend the 89th Feast of San Gennaro and celebrate with the descendants of the Neapolitan immigrants that live in the Little Italy.
About the Feast of San Gennaro:
Visitors and locals alike can take part in the 89th annual Feast of San Gennaro. Come revel in this popular outdoor festival. This larger than life celebration is a cultural Event you will want to experience for yourself.
The Feast of San Gennaro is the yearly salute to the Martyred Patron Saint of Naples. The feast commemorates the times of faith, redemption, and reconciliation. The New York community of Little Italy is known the world over for this festival. Though it began in Italy, the celebration in New York is the most popular and extravagant. The NY Event attracts 2 million people over the 11 days of festivities. Travelers from all over the globe are drawn to this event.
Attendees will enjoy parades, food, and activities for the whole family. You’ll also have the chance to experience the nuances of the dedicated religious practices honoring this Patron Saint of the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church.
Live music from singers Anthony Del Campo and Cheryl Warfield are a highlight of the Feast. They will both sing during the Mass. Soprano Cristina Fontanelli will perform Ave Maria from the altar area of the church. After the Mass, follow the procession during which the statue of San Gennaro is carried from the church through the streets of Little Italy.
Along with the dedicated cultural and religious supplications, the feast features several parades over the course of the celebration. The shopkeepers and restaurant owners pull out all the stops during this NY Event. With authentic Italian dishes, a cannoli eating contest, and the beer and wine tables, there is no reason to leave hungry!
Over 200 vendors will set up tents during the feast. Try the Italian sausages, calzones, pizza, pasta dishes, and some of the best gelato you’ll ever eat. The children are invited to enjoy carnival games and kiddie rides.
If you’re planning a stay at our NYC Hotel in September then consider attending this popular annual NY Event. View our current Special Offers or call 800.675.6706.