New York: San Gennaro festival, Little Italy

Photo by: Gabriela Yareliz

By: Gabriela Yareliz

I decided to walk through SoHo into Little Italy to see if something was going on today for the San Gennaro festival. I knew that Wednesday there is going to be a procession, but I wanted to do something today; so with fingers crossed, I set out on my journey.

When I turned from Broadway onto Grand and walked a bit; this was what I saw.

By: Gabriela Yareliz

Then, I went into the Italian American Museum. There I saw a CD of the twins that sang at the church for the night of remembrance on 9/11.

Photo by: Gabriela Yareliz

The twins, Will and Anthony Nunziata, can be seen here:

Following that, I wandered the streets and in and out of shops and clouds of smoke. Radio stations were there with their DJ’s giving out prizes for games they were hosting. I saw overly tanned faces, gelato, cannolis, meatballs, kiosks brimming with food, steam and good looking waiters who looked irritated.

By: Gabriela Yareliz

By: Gabriela Yareliz

The San Gennaro shrine was behind the church, and so I visited that first. There was an entrance to the church, but then I discovered it was an entrance through the very front and a service was going on, and I was wearing bright red sweatpants and a bright red Graduate Assistants United t-shirt. I couldn’t exactly go unnoticed, so then I went around to Baxter, I think it was, and entered the church from the back.

By: Gabriela Yareliz

By: Gabriela Yareliz

By: Gabriela Yareliz

By: Gabriela Yareliz

By: Gabriela Yareliz

I had a grand time.

Who knew Little Italy was so close?

🙂

So, that is my photographic journey through la festa de San Gennaro. Hope you enjoyed.

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