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Mario González Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 7:34 PM

Dear Fellow Italians, I always admired your tight-knit community, your feasts and festivals, every year attendance is more numerous. Here in Buenos Aires, Argentina, we have something similar with the Buenos Aires Celebra Italia Festival.Each ethnic group has a date, some on saturdays some other on Sundays(ours), and we also see a success, as more and more attendants come . A big hug to all my fellow italians there in Brooklyn.I follow you through Facebook and Internet. Mario González

Jim Covais Sunday, July 19, 2015, 8:55 AM

My wife & I took My son,Daughter in law and My Granddaughter Giavanna Marie to the Lift on Sunday July 12 ,2015 it was the 3,4,& 5 Generation going to the Feast My Grandparents where the First Domnick & Rose Ferrara and hopefully my son and Granddaughter will keep up the wonderful traitition

Frank D'Amato Saturday, July 11, 2015, 11:17 AM

Can't believe it's been 10 years already! First Lift of Turk 2005

Carmela Aloe Thursday, July 9, 2015, 11:51 AM

So happy it's Mt. Carmel Feast time again. My son has been lifting for the Children's Giglio but this year he became taller so he skips a year waiting to take on the adult version. But we will be there to cheer everyone on & have a great time guys.

Joseph Pastore Wednesday, July 8, 2015, 12:03 PM

So happy its Feast time again. I reside in Costa Rica, but I will return one year soon. Good luck and God Bless all, be safe and Enjoy, Joseph Pastore Jr.

maryann maragioglio Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 12:59 PM

Well its that time of year again my friends…Just want to wish everyone a safe happy feast this year..Regret that I will not be able to brig my wooden soldiers water this year due to an injury..I had a good run this would be my 50th year bringing water to my soldiers…Ill be there as always love you all stay safe Buona Festa <3

Pat Maragioglio Matteson Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 10:55 AM

I grew up in the area. My Aunt ran a stand(which is where the nevada stand is & owned a lunchenette opposite the church. My family were lifters, my son's a lifter, my sister is the water girl for the past 50 years at ths awesome feast. I come home every July from AZ to be a part of this family tradition & catch up with family & friends. See you soon. Buona Festa!

Benny DeStefano Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 10:18 AM

was born in willamsburg and lived on conselya st. and parents always took me to the feast. Now living in Queens,for 50 years when my son was born I had to bring him to the feast like my parents did when I was a kid ,,now it is an annual event for the family and would not miss it at all,,love the food,music,friends,family, cant wait be there soon,,keep up the good work

Vito rizzo Monday, May 4, 2015, 7:16 PM

Great job on the new website it's great can't wait to see everyone again this year

Antonio castaldo Sunday, August 10, 2014, 12:00 AM

Sorry for the sad news from Williamsburg. On July 2003, visiting the Giglio Feast I met a so kind person: Mister P. Manna. I live in Brusciano by Naples and just last days I knew the passing of this Great Giglio Number 1 Capo. Remembering Phillie Manna, I want to send my heartfelt condolences to his family, and express the closeness to all the organizers and lifters of Giglio E Paravise.

carmela aloe Monday, July 21, 2014, 12:00 AM

This is the best feast I wait every year for it. This was my sons 4th year lifting for the childrens Giglio. He had a great time ever doing it.

Anthony Prisco Friday, July 18, 2014, 12:00 AM

I want to send my heartfelt condolences on the passing of a great giglio number 1 capo, and a great person, Phillie Manna, to his family. Phillie what a class act you were, God bless you in heaven.

Frank S. Moscati Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 12:00 AM

A feast grows in Brooklyn! The best of old traditions, has to be seen and experienced to truly understand ! For us kids growing up in the 60s this was as big as Christmas. -for all to enjoy !

Anthony Minichini Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 12:00 AM

I love going to this feast! My fathers family is from Nola.

Linda DeLuca Monday, July 7, 2014, 12:00 AM

Congrats to my Cousin Carl Bonomo.

Sal Primeggia Monday, July 7, 2014, 12:00 AM

This is not only the best feast in the east, but it is the best Italian feast in the US of A!! When the paranza dance the giglio it is paradise.

Grace Lattanzio Gentile Sunday, July 6, 2014, 12:00 AM

Our Best to Cousin Carl #1 Copo 2014. May God Bless you and your Family always

Michael Salemi Sunday, July 6, 2014, 12:00 AM

i was born on July 16th but was dying from blood disorder. Mother prayed to OLMC and held me at foot pf statue. I recovered through Our Ladys intercession. Now live in Delaware but two daughters still live in Brooklyn. My wife and i come back every year to celebrate my birthday at festa. Love the musica, the lifts, the Giglio Mass, and the procession on the 16th. Each passing year i love it more. Thank you OLMC, clergy, parish, band , lifters, ladies aux, capos and liutenants! Viva Giglio.

Jim Covais Saturday, July 5, 2014, 12:00 AM

I am looking forward to see My Cousin Vinnie the 2012 &2013 Capo and His wonderful wife MY COUSIN LAURA you are the BEST COUSIN I HAVE and I do mean BOTH of YOU

Anthony Palmisano Thursday, July 3, 2014, 12:00 AM

Cant wait for the feast.I have been going every year for 55 years!! My grandparents Brother Lou Soriano and Carmela lived right down the block on N. 8th. St. when i was growing up.