Get ready Mulberry Street for the best of all NYC Festivals!
All over Little Italy in NYC, shop owners, restaurateurs, baristas, chefs and pizzaiolos are getting ready. They're putting fresh paint on the romantic fire escapes and quaint storefronts of Mulberry Street. They're trying on their festival clothes and sharpening their singing voices. They're sprucing up their cannoli carts, torrone carts, calzone carts and spumoni carts. They're wondering if the Mayor will be showing up this year, and if so, what he's going to want to eat.
Welcome to one of the happiest weeks in New York, the Feast of San Gennaro. Of all things to do in NYC, this celebration of the patron saint of Naples, held annually on Mulberry Street in the heart of Little Italy, is the height of excitement. In 2015, this most welcoming of all annual events in NYC, the 89th Annual NYC Feast of San Gennaro, will feature 10 amazing days of music, parades, food, wine and carnival games.
The festival will kick off at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2015, with the "Blessing of the Stands" as priests walk the streets blessing the shops, restaurants and cafes, praying for a successful festival. On Saturday, September 12, at 2 p.m., the Grand Procession will feature this year's grand marshal, Tony Danza, as he leads a parade carrying the Statue of San Gennaro through the streets of Little Italy. The festival will end on Sunday, September 20, with the Feast of San Gennaro Blood Drive at the St. Patrick's Basilica Youth Center.
This year's festival coincides with New York Fashion Week, which features shows at locations throughout Midtown from September 10 - 17. When planning your stay, The Manhattan Club is in a central location and convenient to both events. For more information about our hotel or to book a room, visit our website.