December 8, 2016

Dyker Heights Outdoor Presepe Napoletano

The manger scene with Mary, Joseph, Magi and a host of angels 
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
It’s that time of year again when local artisan John Miniero displays his annual outdoor presepe in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn (14th Avenue, between 79th and 80th Streets). The Neapolitan Christmas tradition has been a neighborhood favorite for many years and continues to astonish onlookers with its whimsy and complexity. 
(Above and below) sprawling cityscapes dot the magical tableau 
A pifferaro takes a break from collecting wood to play some music
Half-hidden scenes of historic Naples
Playful swine in their muddy pen
Pilgrims cross a stone bridge spanning a babbling brook
John's Presepio is a wonder to behold
Also see:
Dyker Heights' Neapolitan Nativity
John Miniero's Presepe Napoletano: A Christmas Tradition in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn