The annual Dance of the Giglio is a tradition brought to East Harlem by Italian immigrants in the early 1900’s to honor Saint Anthony. Every year during the second week of August more than 100 men parade the three ton Giglio tower through East Harlem as thousands of onlookers sing, cheer, eat and dance in the streets. It’s the ultimate Italian block party, and visitors will get a taste of what traditional Italian festivals in cities like Rome, Florence and Naples are all about.
August 11-16, 2016
East Harlem, NY