Performers, Writers and Artists in Piazza Napoli at San Gennaro Feast

Sep 01, 2015 591

Seeking musicians, performance artists, actors, singers, writers, graphic artists, readers, jugglers, acrobats, original acts.

The upcoming San Gennaro Feast is the largest and most visible annual Italian cultural expression in New York City. The Lt. Joseph Petrosino Lodge, through the auspices of its Chaplain Msgr. Sakano, has hosted an Italian Cultural Booth during the Feast for the last three years on the block of St. Patrick's Church on Mulberry Street between Prince Street and Houston Street. This is a lovely quiet block called the "Piazza Napoli" with only 2 vendors and our cultural table, so there is no distraction to interfere with presentations.

Last year we expanded it to include additional artists such as musicians, performance artists, actors, singers, graphic artists, writers, authors and filmmakers. We had some wonderful presentations last year: singing, guitar playing, books on display, dramatic readings, poetry readings. This year we have the benefit of the booth once again. We would like to invite anyone in these artistic areas to join us in presenting our cultural display again this year. No pay, of course.

If you know anyone who is interested, have them contact Bob Agnoli at as soon as possible. The Feast runs from September 10 through September 20. You may attend any time from 11 am to 11 pm but the best times for display are weekday evenings and full days on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Dr. Emelise Aleandri
Immediate Past President, Lt. Joseph Petrosino Lodge #285 (OSIA)
Artistic Director, Frizzi & Lazzi The Olde Time Italian-American Music & Theatre Company

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