May 28, 2012

A Look at NYC's Feast of Sant'Antonio da Padova

Viva Sant'Antonio!
The Feast is organized by the Society of Saint Anthony of Giovinazzo, Inc. The celebration will continue through Sunday, June 3rd. There will be a second procession on Saturday, June 2nd at 7:00 PM. 
This year's Queen of the Festival, Mina Desantis
These adorable little angels stole the show
Young maidens exiting Most Precious Blood Church
The procession made its way through the streets of Little Italy
A close-up of a member's medallion
The confraternity's standard
Most Precious Blood Church
109 Mulberry Street, NYC
(Between Broome St. and Spring St.) 
Proceeds to benefit Children's Brain Tumor FoundationMost Precious Blood ChurchSaint Jude HospitalAlzheimer FoundationsRed Cross USAMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer FoundationCoolies Anemia Foundation Inc.St. Anthony of Padova ChurchLeukemia FoundationsSt. Rocco Society and Public School #6.

Photos by New York Scugnizzo, Saturday, May 26