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Expose the kids to a bit of Italian culture in the Big Apple
For the 86th year, the Feast of San Gennaro is currently taking place in Manhattan's Little Italy neighborhood. Until Sunday, September 23, 2012, you can take your entire family and explore the Feast. You'll notice that this family-friendly event offers a host of things for your young ones to enjoy while visiting this festive cultural celebration honoring the patron saint of Naples.
Win the kiddies a prize, or have them try to win them.
From hand-dipped Zeppoles, to funnel cakes, to calzones, and even Oreos, there are a great many goodies that are fried at San Gennaro for you to try out—much to the delight of your kids. After all, it's not every day they have such carnival-type fare, so perhaps, just an order of Zeppoles and a half-dozen fried Oreos will keep everyone happy.
You've got to try these Fried Oreos from street vendors.
Of course, there's no shortage in purveyors of delicious Italian fare, ranging from the array of street vendors, to neighborhood restaurants, many of which have expanded their seating areas onto the streets. So go ahead, pick from among the numerous restaurants and satisfy that craving for pizza, pasta and meatball parmigiana. Watch the activities while you sip a glass of wine, and enjoy your meal.