The Feast of San Gennaro is a religious festival, honoring the Patron Saint of Naples. But for many pedestrian patrons, it's all about the food.
For example, cannoli tastes better when everyone wants one, and when the baker is about to run out of the cannoli with the mint chocolate filling.
Midway attractions are here, too. Plus, it's OK to come down to Little Italy even when the game is on.
The food fare is not all strictly Italian.
On nights with beautiful weather, San Gennaro is crowded. It takes a long time to walk down all the blocks of Mulberry in Little Italy. This affords the time for making choices about food.
Such as all the fried things...
and drinks...(not necessarily Italian).
Looking north - look! There's the Empire State Building, a dramatic focal point in the distance.
During San Gennaro, my mantra is "Walk. Food. Eat."
The Feast of San Gennaro is often overwhelming with so much feasting. I'm a big fan of the feast and happy it lasts so long. This year, the dates are September 13-23, 2012. But leave we must, looking back one more time.
It's time to wind through the streets of New York toward home.
Images from Saturday evening, September 15, 2012, by Walking Off the Big Apple.