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The Italian Feast of San Gennaro, Los Angeles September 25–27, 2015

Written By: Marcelle - Sep• 23•15




Italian Feast of San Gennaro, Los Angeles
September 25–27, 2015

Celebrating Italian Culture
Three days of music, food, wine, rides and games
Family-friendly festival supports local charities
Hollywood, September xx, 2015 ( – The 14th Annual Galbani® Cheese Italian Feast
of San Gennaro, Los Angeles takes over Hollywood from September 25-27 with their annual street
festival, celebrating everything that it means to be Italian. The savory smells of Italian sausage and
peppers, meatballs simmering in homemade sauce, baked clams on the half shell, warm cheese on
perfectly crusted pizza and sugar-powdered zeppole fill the streets of Hollywood while patrons enjoy cold
glasses of sangria and listen to the sweet sounds of opera, jazz and big band late into the night!
Inspired by the 80+ year old New York City tradition, the Feast celebrates Italian culture, entertainment
and cuisine by featuring great food, music, genealogy research, free kid’s corner & petting zoo, pony
rides, bocce, bingo, ferris wheel, games and more. Over thirty hours of live music and performances are
scheduled throughout the weekend on the Galbani Cheese Main Stage and special guest, Galbani
Cheese’s very own Chef Marco will demonstrate Italian recipes on Saturday, September 26th at 5pm and
host a “Galbani Cheese Building Contest for Charity” at 6pm. A “Gravy-Sauce Cooking Competition”,
open to all levels of chefs, is a two-day contest full of favorite family recipes and stories for all to enjoy.
“Celebrating tradition, family and great food with our community is what the Feast is all about,” said
Frankie Competelli, Festival President. “For 13 years the Feast has welcomed thousands of Angelenos
and everyone leaves the Feast a little happier and a littler fuller.”
St. Gennaro, the patron saint of Naples Italy, worked tirelessly to help people in need and is the
inspiration for the Feast created in his name. The Mass & Procession of St. Gennaro on Hollywood Blvd.
begins at 11am on Saturday, September 26th, presided by Monsignors Montoya and Cacciapuoti.
The festival commences on Friday, September 25th and lends support to local charities throughout the
weekend, including a “Will You Marrow Me?” donor campaign for Be the Match registry, which recruits
marrow donors to save lives of blood cancer patients. A Blood Drive for Cedars Sinai Hospital will be
hosted on-site from 11am-5pm on Sunday September 27th. The Feast will also be the last stop on the
Youth Cancer Baseball Tour, which takes families of children fighting cancer to Major League Baseball
games. The Uncle Frank Helping Hand Foundation, established in honor of Jimmy Kimmel’s real uncle
and regular cast member on Jimmy Kimmel Live! began hosting the baseball tour upon the year of his
passing in 2011. “My father (Uncle Frank) always lent a helping hand to people in need. For these
families to be able to have a day of fun together, letting the kids be kids again, means the world to them,”
said Ann Potenza, Festival Director. “We really appreciate the support of everyone who helps make this


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