Every summer, thousands of New Yorkers flock to Brooklyn and witness the lifting of the Giglio: a 4-ton, 72-foot statue that’s carried through the crowd by 150 men.
There’s nothing quite like it, and this year marks the 116th anniversary of the larger-than-life tradition.
The giglio — bearing the likeness of St. Paulinus — will be hoisted and lugged down North Eighth and Havemeyer Streets to North Tenth Street in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood at about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 14th.
Apart from this herculean spectacle, attendees can expect the usual feast attractions, including live music, authentic and street-side Italian fare, games, spiritual dedications and more.
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