Feast of San Gennaro
Feast of San Gennaro | NYC Event
The festive atmosphere and fabulous food make this NYC Event popular with both locals and guests at our Manhattan Hotel.
About the Feast of San Gennaro:
This year will mark the 90th anniversary of the Feast of San Gennaro – an NYC Event that seems to be part of the fabric of the City. The Event lasts for 11 days and features many Activities and Things to Do for attendees of all ages. If you’ll be at our Manhattan Hotel during September then consider stopping by the Feast of San Gennaro.
The Grand Procession is one of the highlights of this NYC Event. Each year, the Feast of San Gennaro features a celebrity Grand Marshal. This year’s has not yet been announced, but last year it was well-known actor Tony Danza. The procession also includes local political figures and community leaders. They are accompanied by marching bands and floats, making the Grand Procession a colorful display. The parade starts at Mulberry and Canal Streets and moves North on Mulberry until it reaches Houston Street.
The parade takes place on September 19th of each year, and it follows a special mass that takes place at the Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood. September 19th is the official Saint Day, so for Catholics, this is as much a celebration of faith as it is a fun NYC Event.
For Italians and Italian-Americans, the Feast of San Gennaro is a time of celebration, but people of all backgrounds enjoy the festivities at this NYC Event. It won’t come as a surprise that, like any Italian Event, the food is a focus. You’ll find all sorts of delicious offerings such as sausage and peppers, pasta dishes, and much more. You’ll also find plenty of sweet treats, such as cannoli.
The delicious cannoli are at the center of another highlight of the Feast of San Gennaro: the cannoli-eating contest! This is a very well-known competition, so come and watch some of the best eaters and see how many of these delicious pastries the winner will consume.
Our Manhattan Hotel is ideally located near top Attractions, Dining, Shopping, and NYC Events. DoubleTree by Hilton Metropolitan is a perfect choice for both business and leisure travelers. Planning a visit? View our current list of Special Offers and call 800.675.6706.