San Gennaro is an important part of the history, tradition and religion of Naples. The patron saint of the gulf cit, in fact, is historically connected to the town in a very profound way, and it represents a myth whose importance is renewed every year over and over again, especially in occasion of the miraculous melting of his blood, the 19th of Se...

The Feast of San Gennaro returns to Manhattan’s Little Italy neighborhood this week after last year’s event was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Kicking off on Thursday, the 11-day celebration began in 1926 as a way for immigrants in New York to maintain the Italian tradition of honoring the patron saint of Naples, Saint Januarius, wit...

If you noticed a long winding line down 30th Avenue and Steinway Street last weekend, that was due to Comfortland kicking off their second annual San Gennaro Festival on Friday, Sept. 3, featuring their usual tasty fare, including deep-fried rainbow cake, boozy tiramisu shakes, deep-fried lasagna and more delicious Italian food for the two-weekend-...

The clams, sausage and peppers, fold-over pizza slices, rainbow cookie chocolate donuts (a must-try!), and enough pasta to feed an army will soon be dished out to thousands of San Gennaro Feast-goers in Lower Manhattan’s Little Italy. “The Feast of All Feasts” will run from Sept. 16 – 26, and 2021 will mark the 94th celebration of this historic and...

Tourists not familiar with this end of NYC will call it Belmont, but the Bronx neighborhood known as Arthur Avenue is a true, old school Little Italy. It’s home to a string of century-old red sauce joints and family-run shops that serve a diverse clientele — from the Italian regulars and families who have been coming for decades, to all the welcome...

The Toccolana Club in Rome will be holding its first ever Feast of San Gennaro celebration this September. The festival honors San Gennaro of Naples, an Italian bishop who was martyred in 305 AD. The free event will feature live music, Italian food, live entertainment, a bocce tournament, food trucks and food contests, including ‘Best Meatball’ and...

Mangia! The Feast of all Feasts is back! The Feast of San Gennaro will once again take over Little Italy in New York City from Thursday, September 16 until Sunday, September 26 on and around Mulberry Street between Canal and Houston Streets. This street fair celebration is New York City’s largest and longest-running Italian festival celebrating Ita...

The Yorktown Feast of San Gennaro will return this year from Wednesday, Sept. 15 to Sunday, Sept. 19, with the procession to be held at 6:30 p.m. on opening night. Tom Pomposello Jr. and Michael DiCostanzo, who co-founded the Italian heritage festival in 2015, said they are “excited to get back to the feast and celebrate our heritage, culture, and...

The Feast of San Gennaro is a celebration of food and the Italian-American culture. It began in Little Italy in the 1920's and was started by Italian immigrants from Naples, Italy. The festival in Little Italy is world famous, an explosion of sound, color and food. It's become so popular, mini San Gennaro celebrations are observed in September in c...

If the streets of New York City could speak, they’d have tales of faith unlike any other.  Of course, they’d also have stories of crime, destitution, and mayhem, but that’s another story. If they could speak, they’d regale you with stories of saints like Mother Cabrini, Elizabeth Ann Seton, and Venerable Pierre Toussaint who in serving God served t...