Feast Of San Gennaro Starts Today In Little Italy


The Feast of San Gennaro 2022 in Little Italy, NYC runs from Thursday September 15 through Sunday September 25!

The Feast celebrates the life of San Gennaro of Naples who was Bishop of Benevento, Italy and was martyred in 305AD. Read more about San Gennaro and the feast by clicking here.

2022 Grand Marshall

Michael J. Massimino

Former NASA Astronaut

Partial Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 15, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Johnny Mandolin & Friends

Friday, September 16, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

24th Annual Cannoli Eating Contest
Stage at Grand & Mott Street, Sponsored by Ferrara

To sign up email [email protected]

Saturday, September 17, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Grand Procession

Floats – Celebrities – Gondola – Antique Cars

Grand Marshall: Former NASA Astronaut Michael J. Massimino

Hon. Grand Marshall: Mayor Eric Adams

Red Mike Festival Band and the Statue of San Gennaro. Honoring our Armed Forces!

Sunday, September 18, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Musical Performance by Vanessa Racci

Vanessa will be performing songs from her three popular shows: Italiana Fresca (Italian classics reinvented), Forbidden Love (The Love Story of Bobby Darin and Connie Francis) and Jazzy Italian (a celebration of Italian American composers in jazz). She will also be giving a sneak peek into her new album, Jazzy Italian, launching on Zoho Jazz Label October 21, 2022.

Monday, September 19, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Solemn High Mass celebrating the patron Saint of Naples, Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood Religious Procession with the Statue of San Gennaro

Tuesday, September 20, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

26th Annual Enrico Caruso Opera Night

Opera night with Jessa V Salerno

Click here for complete schedule of events

Banner Image: San Gennaro Feast.  Image Credit – Figli di San Gennaro


Italian American Museum

Logo A NEW HOME IN THE HEART OF LITTLE ITALY New Exterior The new Italian American Museum (IAM) will serve as a cultural hub and community nexus for Italian Americans and the Little Italy neighborhood. Through permanent and temporary exhibits, robust educational and cultural programming, and collaborations with the community, the IAM will become the preeminent center for learning about and engaging with Italian as a platform for sharing Italian American voices and celebrating Italian American achievements, the IAM will be interesting to both Italian Americans and non-Italian Americans, bringing Italian American culture and heritage to younger generations and a wide range of new audiences. The Italian American Museum preserves, promotes, and celebrates the culture and history of Italian Americans, serving as living record of their contributions to America and a bridge between the remarkable past and the evolving future of the community. By allowing Italian Americans to share their story in their voice, the Italian American Museum will encourage a full appreciation of what it means to be Italian American. News Progress Photos Building Update / Annual Appeal Dear friends, We are pleased to report that we have topped off our new building and the new brick facade is being applied. Below please find pictures of the new building and the brick facade. Topping off the building Close up of the new brick facade View of the brick facade on our building Due to COVID-19 we have postponed all of our fundraising activities for the year including our annual Golf Classic and Ambasciatore Awards dinner. However, we ask that you be as generous as possible during this time of our Annual Appeal since it will be our sole fundraiser for 2021. Please know that we sincerely appreciate your contributions and that funds raised will be used to support the construction for the new building. We do so look forward to seeing you again at the reopening of the “New” Italian American Museum in Fall 2022. We will be bigger and better than ever before. Thank you for your continued support of our Italian American Museum. Andrà tutto bene! Respectfully, Uff. Prof. Joseph V. Scelsa Italian American Museum 19th Annual Golf Classic to be held on Monday, June 6th at North Hills Country Club. North Hills Country Club Exhibitions The New Italian American Museum: Architectural renderings and model for the forthcoming newly designed museum. OUR STORY FROM COLUMBUS TO CUOMO From our beginnings in Little Italy The IAM is located on Mulberry Street in the heart of what was once the largest Italian community in the United States in the first quarter of the 20th century. We became aware of the need for our own Museum in 1999, with the launch of the first major exhibition on Italians in America at the New York Historical Society, “The Italians of New York: Five Centuries of Struggle and Achievement”. The exhibit was a great success and we realized that in order to be part of the cultural dialogue in America, we needed our own Museum. So in 2001, we were chartered in New York State as the first Italian Museum in America. In our Museum, we seek to tell our whole story from Columbus to Cuomo and everything in between, our struggles and our accomplishments through hard work, ingenuity and perseverance. It has not always been easy but we have much to be proud of, for our contributions to American society are enormous. Now we will have a secular cathedral for all to see, experience and appreciate where we came from and what we have achieved.

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