August 22, 2013

Opening Night at 'The Feast'

Thankfully the rain subsided and the crowds began to arrive
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
Contrary to all the rumors I heard, this year's Feast of Santa Rosalia in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn is back. 

After work, I made my way to 18th Avenue to partake in the opening night celebration. Highlights include:
Venerating Santa Rosalia at the outdoor chapel 
Enjoying some delicious seafood...
...or sausage & peppers...
...and a wide array of desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth.
I had brioche con gelato (Zuppa Inglese) and espresso
at Villabate Alba Pasticceria and Bakery
The Feast will run through September 1st! 

There will be a Procession from the chapel (18th Avenue & 72nd Street) at 2 PM on Sunday, September 1st. Mass will be celebrated at Santa Rosalia Church (6301 14th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11219) at 4 PM.

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