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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 festival is marked by fun celebrations near the church of Our Lady of Mount Carme. 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.
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.
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