Giglio

It’s Carnival Time: The Giglio Feast Is Back!

Last year's Giglio. All photos by Megan Penmann
The 2016 Giglio. All photos by Megan Penmann, from the 2016 OLMC Feast.

If you live anywhere near the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on North 8th and Havemeyer, then certainly you have experienced the majesty that is the Giglio Feast. It’s not just a 12-day church carnival with midway games, ferris wheel, sugary drinks and fried foods, but the fest also carries with it a strong Italian tradition.

In 2016 we wrote about the history of the Giglio tower, and here’s a snippet from that piece: Continue reading

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You Gotta See It Once! The Amazing Giglio Feast!


If you have lived in North Brooklyn for any amount of time and have never seen the Giglio—you don’t know what you are missing. This celebration of Italian culture is one of the most awesome pieces of street theater you will ever witness. Continue reading

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Brooklyn Hip-Hop Fest, Giglio, Hot Girls Eating Pizza – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (7/08–7/14)

There are more events in our weekly calendarSubmit Greenpoint events, too!

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* Giglio Opening Night Ceremonies @ North 8th & Havemeyer St, 6pm, FREE, One of the oldest Italian American traditions in America, honoring Nolani patron saint San Paolino, More info
^ Debut Fiction Night @ Word (126 Franklin St) 7pm, FREE, Jessamyn Hope, Sara Nović, and Tracy O’Neill discuss the experience of writing and publishing their first book-length works, RSVP
* Dancorcism @ Lutheran Church of the Messiah (129 Russell St) 8pm, $15, A one-hour dance party for your soul, with high-energy dance routines, stretching, and meditation, More info

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A Feast For The Eye-Talians & Everyone: The Giglio

The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast which takes over No. 8th near Havemeyer in Williamsburg for more than a week with sausage and zeppole vendors, dunk tanks and water balloon games and dangerous looking children’s rides – all under the watchful eye of the gigantic Giglio structure – is over before you know it.
While new constructions are rising around the feast in every direction, it’s great to see an over 100 year cultural tradition going strong in Brooklyn. Continue reading

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The Feast 2011

The Feast is coming to town! Starting this Wednesday July 6th and running through Sunday July 17th. Time to get your bellies ready for sausage and pepper heroes, powdery zeppolis, and a ride on the scrambler!

crowd by meganificent via Flickr

Highlighted Dates:
Opening Night/Candlelight Procession: Wednesday July 6th
Children’s Giglio: Thursday July 7th
Questua: Saturday July 9th
Giglio Sunday: Sunday July 10th
Giglio Night Lift: Wednesday July 13th
Feast Of Our Lady: Saturday July 16th
Old Timers Day: Sunday July 17th

*Add your Mount Carmel Feast photos to The Greenpointers Flickr Group Pool and I’ll be highlighting them in an upcoming Sunday Snaps.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Giglio Feast
Wednesday July 6th – Sunday July 17th, 2011
N 8th Street between Meeker Avenue & Roebling Street
Havemeyer Street between N 8th Street & Metropolitan Avenue

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