The night dancing of the Giglio at the Feast of Our Lady Mount Carmel takes place in Williamsburg tonight at 7 p.m. The annual festival runs through July 21, and tonight the famous four-ton spire will be hoisted during a procession that involves over 300 lifters, approximately 80 are first time volunteers. If you missed the Giglio Sunday lift, checkout the video with Giglio footage and interviews from Current News:
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
The annual Italian-American celebration that has taken place for the past 116 years in Williamsburg, the Feast of Our Lady Mount Carmel and San Paolino di Nola, kicked off last night and runs through July 21st.
The most storied event during the annual celebration is the hoisting of the four-ton Giglio (taking place this Sunday) which requires over 300 volunteers to carry the decorated tower and attached stage that in the past has held a 10-piece brass band. Continue reading
A new independent, community-based playspace for young children age 0-6 started by North Brooklyn-based parents will hold its first in a series of pop-ups on Saturday, April 6th, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Gym (1 Havemeyer St.) from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. The full schedule through the end of June is available here.
The three-hour play sessions with Kid And Playspace cost $10 cash upon entry and are held in the spacious gymnasium at Mount Carmel, where toys are provided and activities planned; parents should plan to stay with their kids at all times.
Proceeds go back into the co-op to help with the cost of toys, maintenance and activities. Apple juice boxes, water, and snacks such as crackers and fruit will also be provided.
“We’ve gone out into the community and have gotten a lot of toys for various age groups between 0-6 years,” said Kristin Sears, who originally conceived the idea of the playspace, adding that the church will also lend toys for the play sessions. Continue reading
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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.
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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
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!
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
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