Thursday, September 10
4 - 5 PM - "9/11 Remembrance Ceremony"
A Musical Tribute with Patrick Hale and Theresa Sareo on the FIAT Performance Stage at corner of Grand and Mott Streets
6 to 7 PM - Blessing of the Stands
Parish Priests from Most Precious Blood Church will walk through the streets of the Feast blessing all the restaurants, cafes, shops and vendors so that they will all have a successful Feast.
Friday, September 11
2 to 3 PM – 13th Annual Cannoli Eating Competition
The Fiat Performance Stage at the northwest corner of Grand and Mott Streets will be the site of this eating competition to determine who can eat the most pizza slices within a given six-minute period? The winner will be recognized as Little Italy's 2015 Champion PizzaEater. Trophies will be awarded to the Top Three finishers.
There will be two Processions, each featuring the Statue of San Gennaro. The Grand Procession (Saturday, September 12) will start from the intersection of Canal and Mulberry Streets and the Religious Procession (Saturday, September 19) will begin from the Patio entrance of Most Precious Blood Church on Mulberry Street, Both Processions will proceed north on Mulberry to Houston, then move south on Mott to Grand, where they will turn right on Grand to Baxter Street. The Parades are scheduled as follows:
The Parades are scheduled as follows:
Saturday, September 12
2 PM - A colorful parade with floats, marching bands, musical entertainers and the Statue of San Gennaro through the streets of Little Italy. Last year's Grand Marshal was New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Parade's Honorary Chairman was New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Sunday, September 13
(Frank Sinatra Centennial Celebration)
2 PM -- "New York, New York" Musical Tribute and Birthday Party
Celebrating Frank Sinatra's 100th Birthday featuring special guest stars and a giant Birthday Cake prepared by Ferrara Bakery & Cafe
On The FIAT Performance Stage
Saturday, September 19
(Official Feast Day)
6 PM -- A Celebratory High Mass in honor of San Gennaro in Most Precious Blood Church, the National Sanctuary of San Gennaro.
7 PM -- A Religious Procession in which the
Statue of San Gennaro is carried through
the streets of the Feast.
Sunday, Sept 20, at 3:00 PM
(Annual Feast of San Gennaro Blood Drive)
11:30 AM – 6:30 PM - Figli di San Gennaro and The Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral
Co-Sponsor The Annual Feast of San Gennaro Blood Drive
at St. Patrick's Basilica Youth Center, 268 Mulberry Street,
(between Houston and Prince Streets)
Sign up early! Call 1-800-Red Cross or visit www.redcrossblood.org
To Schedule a Donation Time!
Caffe Palermo will provide free cannoli to all blood donors at the Youth Center.Also, the Italian American Museum in Little Italy will give Free Admission to anyone presenting a Donor Card after donating at the blood drive.