Photo Essay: San Ganarro Festival, Little Italy

This weekend I met up with my friend Tatiana at her favorite New York festival.  Tati has been going to San Ganarro in Little Italy since she was a little girl.  San Ganarro is an eleven day festival for all the senses.  It felt  as if all of New York descended upon the ever shrinking New York neighborhood to partake in religious processions, musical performances and the plethora of food.  One could cut the Italian pride with a knife as cigar and sweet sausage wafted smoke up my nose.  I liked the large photographic displays of New York streets from the early 1900’s juxtaposed with what they look like today.  Festival patrons toted sausage, peppers and onions sandwiches as the munched on biscotti’s.  Here are a few shots I took as I carefully balanced my cannoli.

 

Shot through a tiny opening in a big door. Photo by Diana O'Gilvie

Shot through a tiny opening in a big door. Photo by Diana O’Gilvie

Sausage, peppers and onions. Photo by Diana O'Gilvie

Sausage, peppers and onions. Photo by Diana O’Gilvie

Red velvet cannoli! So damn good. Photo by Diana O'Gilvie

Red velvet cannoli! So damn good. Photo by Diana O’Gilvie

Photo by Diana O'Gilvie

Photo by Diana O’Gilvie

Sweet sausage. Photo by Diana O'Gilvie

Sweet sausage. Photo by Diana O’Gilvie

Macaroons! Photo by Diana O'Gilvie

Macaroons! Photo by Diana O’Gilvie

Cigar rolling. Photo by Diana O'Gilvie

Cigar rolling. Photo by Diana O’Gilvie

Timepieces. Photo by Diana O'Gilvie

Timepieces. Photo by Diana O’Gilvie

Mmmmm, Meat. Photo by Diana O'Gilvie

Mmmmm, Meat. Photo by Diana O’Gilvie

Grilled corn. Photo by Diana O'Gilvie

Grilled corn. Photo by Diana O’Gilvie

Zeppole getting hot and ready. Photo by Diana O'Gilvie

Zeppole getting hot and ready. Photo by Diana O’Gilvie

Photo by Diana O'Gilvie

Photo by Diana O’Gilvie

Me and Mr. Cannoli. Photo by Tati.

Me and Mr. Cannoli. Photo by Tati.

Biscottis. Photo by Diana O'Gilvie

Biscottis. Photo by Diana O’Gilvie

Tati getting her cigar on. Photo by Diana O'Gilvie

Tati getting her cigar on. Photo by Diana O’Gilvie

Photo by Diana O'Gilvie

Photo by Diana O’Gilvie

 

 

2 Comments

  1. CindySeptember 26th

    You’re back in the US?

  2. dianao617October 25th

    Yes! In NY hon.

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