East Harlem Giglio Feast Is Ready to Rise

The 80-foot, 6,000-pound giglio will be hoisted up in honor of St. Anthony.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Giglio Feast — New York, NY (East Harlem)

Thursday, August 10th to Sunday, August 13th 

The East Harlem Giglio Feast was founded in 1908 by immigrants from Brusciano, near Naples. Today, the larger-than-life tradition takes place along New York’s Pleasant Avenue in East Harlem, which at one time was the largest Little Italy in the United States. The giglio — an 80-foot, 6,000-pound wooden statue honoring St. Anthony — will be lifted by scores of participants on Sunday, August 13th. Feast-goers will also enjoy live music, entertainment, mass services and Italian street fare.

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