Every year, Little Italy hosts its annual San Gennaro festival where people all over the world come to participate in its festivities and feasts. The feast originally began in 1926 when newly arrived immigrants from Naples gathered on Mulberry Street to celebrate San Gennaro, the Patron Saint of Naples. I didn’t really know nor appreciate it enough till I took the time to slowly explore and walk through it the last few years (and thank goodness I did!). Though quite pricey as fairs can be, it can be fun to go with friends or family and be a part of the celebration. So many restaurants put tents for you to enjoy their food and drinks, stores offer discounted items, and vendors serve traditional fair food such as funnel cakes, zeppoles, emonades, and Italian sausages.
Located along Mulberry Street in Little Italy, the feast continues until Sunday September 21st. Get your funnel cakes and cannolis now! 🙂