September 3, 2014

A Look at the 2014 Festa di San Rocco in Astoria, Queens

Evviva San Rocco!
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
Last Saturday's (August 30th) Festa di San Rocco in Astoria, Queens was another glorious expression of faith and devotion to Quaglietta’s beloved patron. Revelers gathered from as far as Canada and Italy to participate in the joyous celebration, sponsored by the Societá Gioventú Quagliettana (3704 28th Ave, Astoria, NY 11103). Thank you President Vincenzo Carpinelli and all the members of the society for their hard work and generosity. As always, you did a terrific job. For more on the Societá Gioventú Quagliettana and the Festa di San Rocco in Astoria, Queens please see the links at the bottom of this post.
The color guard leads the parade down 28th Avenue
Vice-treasurer Rocco Fasano, Father Vincent and President Vincenzo Carpinelli 
The ladies carry the candle houses 
Participants bring offerings for the church
Maria, Julia and Jerry show their support
Members take turns carrying San Rocco 
The ladies get their chance to carry San Rocco
The Metropolitan Festival Band
After the Procession members sing a hymn to San Rocco
Devotees pray and offer donations
Father Vincent offers a benediction and blesses the bread 
Afterward we ate together and enjoyed each other's company   
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Also see:
Congratulations Societá Gioventú Quagliettana — Serving Our Community Since 1911
A Look at the 2013 Fiaccolata di San Rocco in Astoria, Queens
A Look at the 2013 Festa di San Rocco in Astoria, Queens
Pix from the 2012 Fiaccolata di San Rocco in Astoria, Queens
Enjoying the 2012 Sagra di Fusilli (Festival of Fusilli) with The Societá Gioventú Quagliettana of Queens, New York
A Look at the 2012 Festa di San Rocco in Queens
Fiaccolata di San Rocco, 2011