Giglio Gets a Beer Garden!

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Giglio Feast 2016 in full swing

130th Giglio Feast will soon fill Havemeyer from North 5th to North 9th will be filled with the 2nd biggest feast in NYC, but arguably the most authentically Italian. Once again zeppoles, sausages and peppers, rides, plus other delights will draw crowds from near and far.

However, by far the big draw is the dance of the Giglio, which happens on Giglio Sunday (July 9th) at 2pm. This is when an eighty foot tower weighing anywhere from an

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Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello when he was a seminarian in 1994 lifts the Giglio

estimated two to five tons is lifted by several strong men in the July heat. This feat of inner and outer strength is not to be missed.

One of the new things this year will be a beer garden and a music hall.

All proceeds from this feast go to support the churches of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and The Church of the Annunciation. Look for the parish’s new pastor, Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello. This time he will be riding the tower, instead of lifting it.


Giglio begins on July 5th and continues through  July 16th on Havemeyer St. between North 5th and North 9th Sts. Here is the schedule of events: Wednesday July 5th—Opening Night 7pm Mass, Thursday July 6th—Children’s Giglio Lift 1 6pm, Saturday July 8th— La Questua, Sunday July 9th— Giglio Sunday 2pm, Wednesday July 12th—Kids Giglio 2 at 6pm & THE RETURN OF TURK NIGHT! (Dancing of the boat) at 7:30pm, Saturday July 15th— Old Timers Day Giglio Lift 4pm, Sunday July 16th— Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Procession Following 1pm Mass

Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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