Saturday, September 19, 2015
San Gennaro Festival
Around 11 a.m. this morning an invasion force moved south through Belmar. No need to panic, it was the San Gennaro parade, which began the festivities today. The crowd, accompanied by their own music, started at St Rose church, just blocks from the Boatworks, and proceeded to the area reserved for the festival, a section of Main Street south of 10th Avenue.
The festival area of Main was lined with booths. Lots of food naturally, but also information, services, etc. A lot of businesses were setting up impromptu sidewalk sales.
And being Belmar, art was also a presence. Right on the first block were a lot of familiar faces, starting with the BelmarArts booth. We are promoting a lot of autumn activities- next week's Dark of Night group show, the Chili Cook Off, fall classes.
And we had recruited some local artists to set up displays of their work.
The Belmar San Gennaro Festival continues tomorrow, Sunday September 20th, from 11 to 5. Come check it out, have some zeppole, see some art, and visit the BelmarArts booth.