When Daniel Fratta was a kid growing up in Little Italy, he could feel the growing excitement in the late summer days before the Feast of San Gennaro. “The feast was the biggest part of our lives,” recalls Fratta, whose zeppole stand will be open for business when the 93rd annual event arrives this Thursday. “When they started hanging the lights...

Renée Anne Louprette, internationally acclaimed concert organist, will present an organ recital as part of the annual San Gennaro Festival in Little Italy. Erben Organ Days 2019 is a series of concerts and events highlighting our historic 1868 Henry Erben Organ. Ms. Louprette will be playing both the 1868 Henry Erben and the 1859 Hall & Labagh orga...

Considering the number of Staten Islanders who work at and attend the San Gennaro Feast, the 93rd annual event is very much a borough-fueled event. The festival starts on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 6 p.m. and runs through the evening of Sunday, Sept. 22. WCBS-FM radio personality and Staten Island resident Joe Causi recently summed up the spirit of the...

We’re only a month away from the 93rd Annual Feast of San Gennaro, held every year in NYC’s historic Little Italy–the Lower Manhattan neighborhood that served as the first home for hundreds of thousands of Italian immigrants. The 11-day, 10-block Feast will step off on Sept. 12 along Mulberry Street, and more than 1 million people will descend on t...

Italiani in America, è una commedia musicale sull’emigrazione dei nostri connazionali provenienti soprattutto dal sud dell’Italia nei primi del ‘900. Fu un esodo colossale che vide oltre 14 milioni di italiani emigrare verso le Americhe. Questo è il tema portante dello spettacolo che andrà in scena domenica 27 gennaio 2019 alle ore 20.00 presso l’A...

When Danny Fratta was growing up in Little Italy, a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, there was a community feast every weekend in the summer. “The Neapolitans settled here on Mulberry Street; the Sicilians were on Elizabeth Street; the Calabreses were on Mott Street … and everyone had a saint,” Fratta told The Epoch Times. Today, the Feast of San G...

Our great country, America, was established by many immigrants from all over the world. One of the most beautiful things is when a group of people from various clubs desire to continue their heritage and celebrate with dinners and festivals from their individual homelands. They bring their customs with them. The Italian American community loves cel...

It takes more than a pretty face to be the queen of San Gennaro. It takes a commitment to service and community advocacy, so it makes perfect sense that this year’s queen of the 92nd annual Feast of San Gennaro is Marieteresa Porcher. And it seems no one is prouder of the 15-year-old than her mother, Karenbeatrice Porcher, whose family is from Sici...

This past Saturday served as my normally scheduled weekend rotation for the Advance. It happened to be the same day I was invited by San Gennaro festival orchestrator, Mort Berkowitz, to ride on a float through Little Italy.  (The feast runs through Sunday, Sept. 23.) One of my assignments on September 15 was to report on the experience. And a wond...

The San Gennaro Feast is back after an LVMPD sting operation shut it down in May. A vendor was busted selling alcohol to a minor, so its license was pulled before it could even open for the May edition of the bi-annual event. It’s now partnered with Station Casinos to help check ID’s and keep things safe. They have moved the location of the feast t...