Feast of San Gennaro: September 12-22

The 87th Annual San Gennaro Festival

September 12 – 22, 2013

This historic Italian festival is the longest-running, biggest and most revered religious outdoor festival in the United States.

Kicking off Thursday, September 12 with a cannoli eating contest, the fest runs through Sunday, September 22, 2013, on the streets of historic Little Italy:
Mulberry St. between Canal St. (on south) & Houston St. (on north)
Also on Grand St. (between Mott & Baxter St.) and
Hester St. (between Mott & Baxter St.)


There is free entertainment every night:

Thursday, Sept. 12: 2-3pm
12th Annual Cannoli Eating Competition
Sanctioned by the International Federation of Competitive Eaters
6pm-6:30pm – Candice Guardino, selections from her one-
woman show, “Italian Bred”
6:30-7pm – Maria Giorgio
7pm-8pm – Eric De Lauro Sings Sinatra
8pm-9pm – Mike Sergio Sings The Standards

Friday, Sept. 13
1pm-5pm NOW 92.3 Radio with DJs Toro and Yonny
7pm-9pm Vito Piccone and The Elegants

Saturday, Sept. 14
7pm-10pm Live WCBS-FM Radio Broadcast hosted by
Radio personality Joe Causi with musical performances and interviews

Sunday, Sept. 15
3pm-5pm Concert: Angelo Ruggiero
7:30-9pm Gianni Russo and his Band Perform Sinatra and More!

Monday, Sept. 16
2pm – 3pm Vocalist Marco Pisano
7pm-10pm The Originals and Angelo (Concert)

Tuesday, Sept. 17
3pm-5pm TBA
7pm-8pm Vocalist Jimmy Alleva
8pm-9pm Tre Bella with Joanne Robertozzi, Lorraine Ferro & Rosie De Sanctis

Wednesday, Sept. 18
3pm-5pm Annual Pizza Eating Competition between big eaters from local pizzerias, restaurants and cafes
7pm-10pm Four Opera Singers with keyboard accompanist

Thursday, Sept. 19
(FEAST DAY Celebrating San Gennaro)
2pm-3pm Local Merchants Food Demos
6pm-7pm TEO in concert
6pm-7pm Celebratory Mass honoring San Gennaro in Most Precious Blood Church
– National Shrine of San Gennaro, 109 Mulberry Street, followed by Street Procession with Statue of San Gennaro.

Friday, Sept. 20
1pm-2pm – TBA
2pm-2pm – Earl B. Benedetto, Italian folk songs & Sinatra
2:30-3pm – TBA
3pm-4pm – Eric DeLauro Sings Sinatra
4pm-4:30pm – Mike Sergio Sings The Standards
7:30-9pm – Just Friends in concert

Saturday, Sept. 21
12pm-1pm – Robert R. Blume and Step Forward Entertainment Present hot new musical stars:
Tony Ponella, Dominique Solano, Kristin Piacentile. Music Director: Eugene Gwozdz.

2pm-3pm – Tribute to Father Fabian Grifone, Retired Pastor Of Most Precious Blood Church, with performers including singers Cheryl Warfield and Anne Roselli (daughter of the late Jimmy Roselli)

7pm-10pm – Live Sirius XM Radio broadcast hosted by the Legendary Bruce Morrow (Cousin Brucie)

Sunday, Sept. 22

1pm – 2pm – Emelise Aleandri and other Italian Authors
2pm -3pm -Singer Allison Scola, featuring Joe Ravo on guitar
3pm – 4pm – Rock & Roll Chorus
4pm – 5pm – Italian Authors discuss contemporary Italian literature
6pm-7pm – Popular singer Jenna Esposito with Fortune Esposito and his Band and special guest Ernie Rossi.
The music of Connie Francis and Italian folk song favorites


More information at SanGennaro.org
The San Gennaro website also has a list of recommended restaurants.

And of course, we wouldn’t be MurphGuide without offering some nearby bars for pre & post festival cocktails:
Gatsby's bar, NYC

53 Spring St.
(bet. Lafayette & Mulberry St.)
New York, NY
(212) 334-4430



Puck Fair
298 Lafayette St.
(bet. Houston & Prince)
New York, NY
(212) 431-1200
304 Bowery
(between Bleecker & Houston St.)
East Village
New York, NY
(212) 253-7030


Botanica Bar: 47 E. Houston St. (between Mott & Mulberry St.) New York, NY (212) 343-7251

Mother’s Ruin: 18 Spring St. (between Mott & Elizabeth St.) New York, NY

Mulberry Project: 149 Mulberry St. (between Grand & Hester St.) New York, NY (646) 448-4536

Spring Lounge: 48 Spring St. (Mulberry St.) New York, NY (212) 965-1774

The Vig Bar: 12 Spring St. (Elizabeth St.) New York, NY (212) 625-0011

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