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Feast of San Gennaro returns to Hollywood September 23-25

September 19, 2016

In September of 2002, some of Los Angeles’ most prominent Italian American citizens got together and produced the first annual Feast of San Gennaro in Los Angeles, offering three days of enjoyment for the entire family. Just like the 80+ year old New York City tradition, the Galbani Italian Feast of San Gennaro Los Angeles celebrates Italian culture, food and entertainment, and features live music, street performers, strolling musicians, a kid’s corner, and many rides and games. In addition to sampling wine from local wineries and food from some of Los Angeles’ best Italian restaurants, guests are invited to learn recipes from the cooking stage and play bocce ball and bingo with some of Hollywood’s Italian American celebrities and much more!

This feast this year begins on Friday, September 23, 2016 (5pm – Midnight) and continues Saturday, September 24, 2016 (11am – Midnight) and Sunday, September 25, 2016 (11am-10pm). The cost is  $5.00 for adult general admission and free for children under 12 years of age.

Enter Feast from either entrance, at 1651 N. Highland Ave., between Hollywood Blvd. & Sunset Blvd.; or  1651 N. Orange Ave., between Hollywood Blvd. & Sunset Blvd. You can arrive via Metro Red Line at the Hollywood/Highland Station. Receive $1 discount off entrance fee with Metro receipt. Otherwise, there is parking available at Hollywood & Highland Center (Discount with H & H validation – $15 Max) or surrounding streets and parking lots.

Here is a schedule for this year’s festivities:

 

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2016  (5pm-Midnight)

6:00p-10:00p  BOCCE with The Grandsons of Italy

6:00p-10:00p  GENEALOGY & CULTURAL BOOTH

6:00p-10:30p  B-I-N-G-O with Eric Marseglia (3 Games: 6:45p / 8:15p /9:30p

6:00p-11:30p  MUSIC on Galbani Main Stage (click here for details)

 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2016 (11am-Midnight)

11:00a-12:00p   ST. GENNARO MASS on Main Stage

12:00p-1:00p  ST. GENNARO PROCESSION on Hollywood Blvd.

12:00p-10:00p  BOCCE with The Grandsons of Italy

12:00p-10:00p  GENEALOGY & CULTURAL BOOTH

12:00p-8:00p   KID’S CORNER, PETTING ZOO & PONY RIDES!

3:00p-10:00p   B-I-N-G-O with Eric Marseglia (4 games: 4p / 5:30p / 7p / 8:30p)

1:00p-2:00p MUSIC on Galbani Main Stage (click here for details)

2:00p-3:00p  GRAVY-SAUCE SEMI-FINALS with The Meatballs of Comedy

3:00p-5:00p  MUSIC on Galbani Main Stage (click here for details)

5:00p-6:00p   GALBANI’S CHEF MARCO COOKING DEMONSTRATION

6:00p-7:00p  GALBANI’S CHEESE-BUILDING CONTEST FOR CHARITY

7:00p-11:30p MUSIC on Galbani Main Stage (click here for details)

 

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2016 (11am-10pm)

11:00a-12:30p GRAVY-SAUCE FINALS with The Meatballs of Comedy

12:30p-1:30p  KID’S PIZZA-MAKING CONTEST with Rocco’s Pizza

12:00p-10:00p  BOCCE with The Grandsons of Italy

12:00p-10:00p  GENEALOGY & CULTURAL BOOTH

12:00p-8:00p KID’S CORNER, PETTING ZOO & PONY RIDES!

3:00p-8:30p  B-I-N-G-O with Eric Marseglia (3 games: 4p / 5:30p / 7p)

1:30p-9:30p  MUSIC on Galbani Main Stage (click here for details)

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