Feast of San Gennaro 2017

The 91st Annual San Gennaro Festival

September 14 – 24, 2017

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

Kicking off Thursday, September 14, the fest runs through Sunday, September 24, 2017, 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 are free events and entertainment every night:

San Gennaro Festival Entertainment

Thursday, September 14
Johnny Mandolin 5-7PM
– Blessing of the Stands @6PM
Free Pass 7:30PM

​Friday, September 15
(Opening Day)
– Annual Cannoli Eating Competition – 2PM (sponsored by Ferrara)
Stage at Grand and Mott Street, to sign-up, call 212-764-6330
Manhattan Skyline

​Saturday, September 16
– The Grand Procession – 2pm w/ Chazz Palminteri as Grand Marshal
featuring floats, celebrities, gondola, Cathedral H.S. All Girls Marching Band, The Giglio Band, Red Mike Festival Band, Xavier Marching Band and The Statue of San Gennaro
– Live Radio Broadcast on WCBS FM Hosted by Joe Causi 7-10pm

​Sunday, September 17
Gianni Russo

Monday, September 18
-Opera Night – 7pm​

Tuesday, September 19
– Solemn High Mass Celebrating the Patron Saint of Naples @6pm
at Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood (113 Baxter Street)
Religious Procession with the Statue of San Gennaro
– Neapolitan Night – 6pm

​Wednesday, September 20
The Devotions

Thursday, September 21
Lala Brooks and The Crystals

​Friday, September 22
Vito and The Elegants

​Saturday, September 23
– 2nd Annual Meatball Eating Contest @1pm Hosted by: Tony Danza
in Memory of Johnny ‘CHA CHA’ the unofficial Mayor of Little Italy
Stage at Grand and Mott Street, to sign-up, call 212-764-6330
– 100th Birthday Tribute to Dean Martin
Celebrities, Trivia Quiz, Birthday Cake and Vocal Competition
to sign-up, call 212-764-6330
– Live Radio Broadcast on Sirius Satellite Radio hosted by: Cousin Brucie
from 7-10pm

Sunday, September 24
– The Annual Feast of San Gennaro Blood Drive w/ the Red Cross
11:30am – 6:30pm, at 268 Mulberry Street (between Prince & Houston)
Jenna Esposito – 6pm

More information at SanGennaro.org


Of course, we wouldn’t be MurphGuide without offering some nearby bars for pre & post festival cocktails:

Where to drink before or after the San Gennaro Fest:

304 Bowery
(between Bleecker & Houston St.)
New York, NY
(212) 253-7030

Gatsby's bar, NYC
53 Spring St.
(bet. Lafayette & Mulberry St.)
New York, NY
(212) 334-4430

but wait, there’s more…

web-chain-link-iconAsia Roma: 40 Mulberry St. (between Worth & Bayard St.) New York, NY. (212) 385-1133
Restaurant, bar & lounge with karaoke.
web-chain-link-iconBotanica Bar: 47 E. Houston St. (between Mott & Mulberry St.) New York, NY (212) 343-7251
A classic downtown dive.
web-chain-link-iconBrinkley’s: 406 Broome St. (between Lafayette St. & Cleveland Pl.) New York, NY (212) 680-5600
American style Gastro-pub focused on locally produced and organic beer, wine & menu offerings.
web-chain-link-iconEstela: 47 E. Houston St. (between Mott & Mulberry St.) New York, NY (212) 219-7693
Wine bar & restaurant above Botanica
web-chain-link-iconGenuine Liquorette: 191 Grand St. (Mulberry St.) New York, NY (646) 726-4633
casual cocktail bar tucked underneath Genuine Superette
web-chain-link-iconGold Bar: 389 Broome St. (Mulberry St.) New York, NY (212) 274-1568
Upscale lounge and nightclub
web-chain-link-iconMilano’s: 51 E. Houston St. (between Mulberry & Mott) New York, NY. (212) 226-8632
Classic old-school NYC dive bar.
web-chain-link-iconMother’s Ruin: 18 Spring St. (between Mott & Elizabeth St.) New York, NY
Local bar with crafted cocktails
web-chain-link-iconMulberry Project:: 149 Mulberry St. (between Grand & Hester St.) New York, NY (646) 448-4536
Subterranean cocktail lounge
web-chain-link-iconMulberry St. Bar: 176 1/2 Mulberry St. (Broome St.) New York, NY. (212) 226-9345
One of NYC oldest bars. A Little Italy classic since 1908
web-chain-link-iconPublic: 210 Elizabeth St. (between Prince & Spring St.) New York, NY (212) 343-7011
restaurant & lounge.
web-chain-link-iconRandolph Beer: 343 Broome St. (between Bowery & Elizabeth St.) New York, NY (212) 334-3706
Serving modern American fare and over 60 craft beers
web-chain-link-iconSpring Lounge: 48 Spring St. (Mulberry St.) New York, NY (212) 965-1774
Neighborhood bar with a good craft beer selection. a.k.a. the Shark Bar
web-chain-link-iconThe Vig Bar: 12 Spring St. (Elizabeth St.) New York, NY (212) 625-0011
An intimate, low-key cocktail bar.

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