Today is the opening day of the 86th annual Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy. I've always loved this event as it's specific to New York and conjures up images of a city culture that's almost forgotten. Besides, how often do you see a Ferris Wheel on Grand Street?
The festival runs through Sunday, September 23. And, there will be a parade this Saturday featuring grand marshal Connie Francis.
Here are some scenes from previous years: