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OLMC Feast Returns in July to Carry the Giglio Tradition in Brooklyn

OLMC Feast Returns in July to Carry the Giglio Tradition in Brooklyn

The annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast of the Giglio returns to Brooklyn, July 6-17, to delight families and kids of all ages


Tradition continues as the annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast of the Giglio returns to Brooklyn to delight families and kids of all ages. The two-week Italian festival will run July 6-17.

The festival is marked by fun celebrations near the church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on North Eighth and Havemeyer Streets. The highlight of the feast is the Dance of the Giglio, when more than 100 people lift a 4-ton, 70-foot tall statue called the Giglio—surely a sight to see!

Throughout the feast, visitors can enjoy food vendors selling Italian delicacies such as sausage and peppers, zeppole and many other delicious dishes. There are also rides and games, and a beer garden along with an air-conditioned café and bazaar where visitors can play roulette and other game favorites. 

The feast honors St. Paulinus of Nola, Italy. While Williamsburg has seen many changes over the years, the Feast of the Giglio has been a mainstay in the area since 1903. 

What to Expect at the Feast of the Giglio in 2022

Lots of family fun will take place at the feast, including food vendors, games and more. Highlights include:



  • The Children's Giglio Lift:  Thursday, July 7 and Tuesday, July 12, at 6:30. These nights are also Family Nights at the feast, where plenty of family activities will take place. 
  • Dancing of the Giglio: Sunday, July 10, at 1:30pm; Wednesday, July 13, at 7:30pm; and Sunday, July 17, at 3pm. 
  • Procession of Our Lady of Mount Carmel: Thursday, July 16, at 3pm. This marks the Feast Day of Our Lady. 

What You Need to Know About Visiting Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast of the Giglio

Where is the feast located? 

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast of the Giglio is located at North Eighth and Havemeyer Streets in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

When is this year's Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast of the Giglio?

The feast will run Wednesday, July 6-Sunday, July 17. 

What are the hours of the feast?

The feast runs: Weekdays: 6-10pm; Saturdays: 4-11pm; Sundays: 12-10pm. 

For more information, visit olmcfeast.com.

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