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...

The 94th Annual San Gennaro Feast was officially canceled on Thursday evening, as COVID-19 cases spike across the country. The 11-day feast, which draws hundreds of thousands of people to Mulberry Street every year, was founded in 1926 and has only been canceled twice—after 9/11, and now, amid a resurgent pandemic. However, the Solemn High Mass and...

Sarà un iter lungo e complesso. Occorrerà almeno un anno ma sabato c’è la data ufficiale di partenza per il riconoscimento Unesco del Culto e la Devozione di San Gennaro a Napoli e nel mondo quali patrimonio immateriale dell’Umanità. L’idea è di alcune importanti realtà cittadine, tutte autorevolissime e credibili. Il che fa ben sperare in una conc...

The Feast of San Gennaro would have celebrated its third Boston iteration this year but has been canceled for this September, according to its North End organizers Frank DePasquale, Pasquale Trotta and Nick Varano who vow to bring it back in September 2021.  “It is with a heavy heart that we have to postpone our beloved Feast of San Gennaro this ye...

ISDA is most pleased to announce that it has established a partnership with the Italian American Podcast to create a brand new web series entitled, “Greetings from Italian America.” This new program features videos on the ISDA Facebook page and website that explore every interesting aspect of the Italian American lifestyle. John Viola, the ISDA Dis...

On Saturday, September 21, the Manhattan College Italian Club visited the biggest Italian block party of NYC in no other than Little Italy. Students gathered on one of the last days of the festival to educate themselves on the history of San Gennaro and how it originated all while enjoying the raved, authentic Italian food and free entertainment. F...

It’s mid-September in The Big Apple, and the air is filled with the smell of sausage and peppers and fresh frying zeppole, because ‘a festa ‘e tutte ‘e feste’—’The Festival of All Festivals’ has arrived! For eleven days each September, thousands descend on Mulberry Street in Manhattan’s Little Italy for the Feast of San Gennaro, and this week, Ross...

The calzones and cannolis are already flying in Manhattan’s Little Italy this weekend – but it’s not too late to get in on all the fun! The annual San Gennaro festival began on Thursday. The 11-day celebration salutes the patron saint of Naples and is expected to welcome over two million visitors to Little Italy’s famous Mulberry Street – coming fo...