July 15, 2015

Scenes from "Giglio Sunday"

A Look at the 2015 Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel 
and San Paolino di Nola in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Evviva Maria! Evviva San Paolino!
Co-patrons of the Feast: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and San Paolino di Nola
After Mass, the color guard led the paranza (lifters) to Bamonte's Restaurant for refreshments and some last minute instructions
"The Sultan" Joey Aragona and his smiling minions
This year's giglio looks phenomenal!
I love number one capo Paul "Bo" Pennolino's choice of colors
Marching down Havemeyer Street
Spinning the giglio
A labor of love and devotion
Newly promoted Lieutenant Mark Mascioli and Danny Vecchiano lend a hand
The highlight of the day (IMO) was the "Double lift." The boat and giglio meet in front of OLMC Church to the tune of the "March of the wooden soldiers" 
I thought it was a nice touch to put the coat of arms of Nola on the sail
The boat sets sail towards the giglio
The paranza show tremendous strength and spirit
Mark and the guys pose for a quick pic between lifts
Our pals Michael, Peter and John from the Giglio Society of East Harlem and Sons of San Paolino in Franklin Square show their support
Celebrants showed up in force to cheer the lifters on
A neighborhood shrine devoted to our beloved patron
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
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Also see:
Celebrating Faith, Family and Culture: An Interview With Domenic Varuzza
A Look at the 2014 Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and San Paolino di Nola, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
A Look at the 126th Annual Feast of San Paolino di Nola in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Following in Their Fathers' Footsteps: The Dancing of the Children's Giglio
A Sneak Peek of the 2013 Giglio, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
The Giglio Lights Up the Night Sky of Williamsburg
A Look at the 125th Annual Feast of San Paolino di Nola in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Buona Festa!