Friday, October 3, 2014

Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy NYC

Every September for 11 days, in the Streets of Little Italy in NYC people come from all over to celebrate the Feast of San Gennaro. San Gennaro is the Patron Saint of Napoli in Italy. 

This Street Fair is a sensory overload of music, food, smells, and things to see. There are restaurants on both sides of the streets with very aggressive waiters with chants of their special food to lure you in. Usually for me, I pick the least annoying and for 3 years in a row it has been Casa Bella. They are all wonderful places and no matter where you choose or the method you choose them will be a great experience. On Mulberry Street they opened a Christmas Store called "Christmas in New York" and it is opened all year round. They had a little Halloween inside but such beautiful Christmas displays and items to purchase along with the cutest little cafe inside.  It is really impossible to taste everything at the feast and I am Italian and make most of these items fresh at home but after dinner after walking the streets of Little Italy I always stop by Ferrara's Pastry Shop for a little sweet bite and coffee and Palermo Bakery for Cannoli's to bring home. As I was going home they were carrying the Saint (San Gennaro) in Procession through the Streets to bring him back to the Church of Most Precious Blood. Definitely a must see and experience. 

Procession of San Gennaro

beautiful wall art of the Statue of Liberty on the side of a building 

Sausage and Peppers

pocket watch display

zeppole frying

Cafe Palermo Cannoli and me

 Eat at Casa Bella:
Mozzarella in Carozza

Chicken Francese Alla Vodka with potato Croquette
I am sharing my post with Pink Saturday friends on Beverly our Hostess from "How Sweet the Sound"!


Catherine said...

Dear Grace, This looks like so much fun!!!
I love you with the cannoli and the Christmas sign is adorable. "define good"...I love it.
I am glad you had fun.
Blessings, Catherine

bj said...

What a delightful post with plenty of great photos.
Happy Pink Sat.

Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

This looks great fun, my next trip to NY needs to be planned for September.


Anonymous said...

Hi Grace! Oh, this looks like a fun time! Maybe someday we could come up or is it down? and do this! Thanks so much for popping in to see me. We're getting hammered with acorns!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Red Rose Alley said...

This pocket watch display caught my eye. I was given my dad's when he passed away, but the front of it broke off and I ended up giving it away.

I want to go to New York so much. It looks so wonderful and full of life!