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 115th 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 8th.
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.
Thursday, July 5th to Monday, July 16th