San Gennaro Festival

This weekend, BTR paid a visit to the San Gennaro Festival in Little Italy. Since 1996, Figli di San Gennaro, Inc. (Children of San Gennaro), a not-for-profit community organization, has arranged this 11-day festival to celebrate Italian culture and tradition.

The tiny three block neighborhood gets packed every year with New Yorkers and tourists alike eager to see the sights, take a chance on the sketchy carnival rides, and try the diverse food. This year the streets were nearly impenetrable with the amount of people. The festival boasts a number of events, such as a cannoli eating contest, food tastings, marching bands, and comedy shows.












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