August 14, 2011

A look at the Feast of the Giglio di Sant’Antonio in East Harlem (2011)

A large crowd was on hand to view the dancing of the giglio
and partake in the festivities

The capo commences the lifting.
"Lets show the boys from Brooklyn how we do it in Manhattan."

Viva Sant’Antonio!

Proud Bruscianese! The rain didn't dampen any spirits

The inclement weather was no match for these beauties.
The "Giglio Girls" kept the party rolling

Dancing the giglio. Lifters flaunt their stamina by swaying the towering spire back and forth in time with the music

Mass was held at the historic Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
Photos by New York Scugnizzo