Yes, that’s right. This very evening.
Kathleen Warner has contacted me to let me know that if you would like to volunteer to help out with the Feast of San Gennaro, then go along to the meeting at (and say Kathleen Warner and Blog from Italy sent you!):
Christ the King Church
624 N. Rossmore Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Don’t worry if you can’t make it to this meet up, because there are two more on:
Monday, September 8th, 2008 and
Monday, September 15th, both in the same location mentioned above.
I’m sure you’ll be made very welcome. The San Gennaro Feast is for all the family and is a fund raising event organised by the The San Gennaro Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping out children and families in need in the LA area.
If you would like to know more about the main event, then read on.
The Feast of San Gennaro September 26-28, ’08
Stop reading, start speaking
Stop translating in your head and start speaking Italian for real with the only audio course that prompt you to speak.
From September 26-28, if you are in Los Angeles, the main Feast of San Gennaro event will be held.
More details, thanks to Kathleen Warner, of Kathleen Warner Fine Arts, can be seen in this poster advertising the event:
There is a fine website dedicated to the feast, and if you’d like to know who this Neapolitan San Gennaro was, and about his famous blood, then click on this link: History of La Festa di San Gennaro
A secondary aim of the feast is, in the words of the organisers:
… to perpetuate cultural identity and solidarity within the Italian-American community and to propagate unity and cooperation among Italian Americans. All events put on by the Foundation are intended to embody the attributes of generosity and goodwill that define the Italian spirit. All are welcome to attend the St. Gennaro Procession and Mass, which takes place during the Feast weekend.
Sounds like a heap of fun, especially if you are Italian American, but even if you are not. General admission is only 5 Dollars, and children under 12 get in free. First night ‘Prima Notte‘ tickets are a little more pricey, but tax deductible too, and remember funds raised will go to a great cause.
Those who wish to gain some more exposure for their businesses might even like to consider sponsoring the event.
The feast itself will be held at 1651 N. Highland Ave, which is south of Hollywood Boulevard in LA.