The 2011 Dance of the Giglio Feast once again returns to East Harlem. It will be held on Pleasant Avenue between 114th and 116th Streets. Opening Night is Thursday—August 11th ..7PM with Sant’Antonio carried into the feast by our ladies division..the Giglio Girls followed by entertainment at 8pm by the Brooklyn Keys . Friday night August 12th there will be entertainment at 8pm by The Bel Airs plying your favorite oldies until 11 PM. Saturday, August 13th will start with a Procession through the streets of East Harlem in honor of Sant’ Antonio at Noon accompanied by the Giglio Band.. 7 PM will be the Dancing of the Children’s Giglio followed by DJ entertainment by Megan Z playing favorite songs from 9PM til 11PM.
Giglio Sunday August 14th will start with a mass for the Paranza at Our Lady of Mount Carmel at 12:00 pm. The Dance of the Giglio di Sant’Antonio will begin at 1:30pm with additional lifts and music by Danny Vecchiano and his Giglio Band, accompanied by the Giglio singers Jimmy Alleva and Nick Rondi. Danny and his band along with Jimmy and Nick have been an integral part of the East Harlem Giglio, Long Island Sons of San Paolino as well as the Brooklyn Giglio in Williamsburg for many years.
Food vendors will be available offering beverages, sausage and peppers, zeppole, steak, shish kabob, seafood and other food items. In addition, Souvenir Tshirts will also be sold (get there early for the shirts go fast). Rides and Games of Chance will also be available for everyone’s enjoyment.
Have you wanted to eat at Rao’s? ( www.raos.com ) and can’t get a reservation? Here is your chance. The famous restaurant…a long time Giglio supporter will provide Dinner for 4 on Tuesday September 13, 2011 to the lucky winner of The Giglio Society’s Annual Raffle. Tickets are $10 each. The drawing will be held on Giglio Sunday nite. Winner does not have to be present. All proceeds from the Raffle go directly towards the continuation of the Giglio tradition.
Regarding updates on events sponsored by The Giglio Society of East Harlem go to www.eastharlemgiglio.com.