East Harlem Giglio Society https://www.eastharlemgiglio.org Mon, 20 Jul 2020 00:43:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 Giglio Society of East Harlem Annual Festival Update – 2020 https://www.eastharlemgiglio.org/giglio-society-of-east-harlem-annual-festival-update-2020/ Mon, 20 Jul 2020 00:43:11 +0000 http://www.eastharlemgiglio.org/?p=220495 2020 will go down in history as the year of the Pandemic. It has affected everyone’s daily routine throughout the world in unprecedented ways. You must wear a mask, Practice social distancing with no personal contact. You must wash your hands and sanitize everything. Going to Mass and receiving Communion is restricted. No mass gatherings […]

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2020 will go down in history as the year of the Pandemic. It has affected everyone’s daily routine throughout the world in unprecedented ways. You must wear a mask, Practice social distancing with no personal contact. You must wash your hands and sanitize everything. Going to Mass and receiving Communion is restricted. No mass gatherings are allowed.

Unfortunately due to our current reality in New York City and New York State we must think of your safety first. The Giglio Society of East Harlem Board of Directors have no choice but to officially announce the postponement of our 2020 Giglio Feast in honor of Sant’ Antonio Di Padua until 2021.

We are beyond sad in making this announcement especially since we obtained a brand new Giglio from Brusciano, Italy which was built to our specifications. It would have been danced for the first time down 115th street co-named ”Giglio Way” lead by Phil Bruno this year’s #1 Capo Paranza. In 1908, Phil’s grandfather Gioacchino Vivolo was East Harlem’s 1st Capo Paranza on 106th street. The Board of Directors and all our members were looking forward to it and imagine it would have been an occasion like no other.

Unfortunately we must all wait until next year for this to take place and hopefully the saying “Absence makes the heart grow fonder” is definitely true. We are looking forward to 2021 and feel God willing; next year’s festival will be the best one yet!

The entire Giglio Society of East Harlem Board of Directors thanks you for understanding. This decision is in the best interest of all our lifters, vendors, and all of the wonderful attendees who come to our festival. We truly can’t wait until next year!

This worldwide pandemic has also affected the Giglio feast in Italy as well. For the first time in recollection, the annual Nola Festa dei Gigli in Italy was postponed until 2021 along with other smaller Giglio festivals in local towns throughout the Naples area – Crispano, Casavatore, Brusciano and Barra to name a few. These annual festivals are attended by thousands of locals and participants from around the globe and will be sorely missed.

Lastly, The Giglio community has suffered a devastating loss of one of its beloved members. Our dear friend and Giglio brother Anthony Prisco passed away unexpectedly at the end of April, an unfortunate victim of Covid-19. Our hearts are broken as Anthony Prisco was a passionate lifelong member who loved the Giglio feast no matter where it was held.

Our deepest sympathy goes out to his wife Debbie and his daughters Jennifer, Jackie and Jessica and their extended families. Also condolences go out to his sisters Karen and Maryann and their families.

May Anthony R.I.P. You will never be forgotten!

Thank You and God Bless! Stay safe.

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Passing of Capo Anthony Prisco https://www.eastharlemgiglio.org/passing-of-capo-anthony-prisco/ Sat, 02 May 2020 02:40:52 +0000 http://www.eastharlemgiglio.org/?p=220468 The East Harlem Giglio Society regrets to inform all of our members, family and friends about the passing of our beloved Capo Anthony Prisco. Words cannot express how deeply saddened we all are about this tragic loss. Anthony was truly one of the good ones. His love of the Giglio was by far inspirational to […]

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The East Harlem Giglio Society regrets to inform all of our members, family and friends about the passing of our beloved Capo Anthony Prisco.

Words cannot express how deeply saddened we all are about this tragic loss. Anthony was truly one of the good ones. His love of the Giglio was by far inspirational to many. We can all remember how Anthony’s smile lit up on Giglio Sunday, how he couldn’t wait for the band to start playing all the music he loved so much to dance the Giglio to. Most of all we can’t forget when he would grace us by singing a song or two. There are so many sweet memories we all had with this amazing man. Anthony’s stories about growing up with all his childhood friends, the happiness he expressed when his kids were getting married, the joy in his heart when he talked about his grandchildren and how much he adored his wife. Family and true friends meant the world to him.

We all know there will for sure be the dancing of the Giglio in the heavens above because Anthony wouldn’t have it any other way.

We ask St. Anthony to please watch over his family, to wrap his arms around them tightly to help them find peace and to get through this devastating loss.

Our deepest heartfelt condolences go out to Debbie, Jennifer, Jackie, Jessica, his sisters Karen and MaryAnn, his brothers in law, sons in law, grandchildren and the entire Prisco family.

We will keep everyone posted about a memorial service once that decision is made by the family.

Sincerely,
The Giglio Society Of East Harlem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2020 East Harlem Giglio Feast Dates https://www.eastharlemgiglio.org/2020-east-harlem-giglio-feast-dates/ Wed, 11 Mar 2020 15:26:37 +0000 http://www.eastharlemgiglio.org/?p=220447 The warm weather is here, which means the 2020 Giglio Season is right around the corner! Mark your calendars for the  2020 East Harlem Giglio Feast   on Pleasant Avenue in NYC Our Member & Family BBQ will be Saturday August 1st @ 1pm.   The East Harlem Giglio Feast runs Thursday, August 6th through […]

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The warm weather is here, which means
the 2020 Giglio Season is right around the corner!

Mark your calendars for the
 2020 East Harlem Giglio Feast  
on Pleasant Avenue in NYC

Our Member & Family BBQ will be
Saturday August 1st @ 1pm.

 

The East Harlem Giglio Feast runs
Thursday, August 6th through
Giglio Sunday, August 9th 2020

 

Join us Opening Night Thursday August 6th 
for some special surprise entertainment.

Our AMAZING Freestyle Friday Concert for a Cure on
August 7th

Saturday August 8th will be our annual
St Anthony Procession and the lifting of
the Children’s Giglio great fun for the kids!

 

GIGLIO SUNDAY AUGUST 9th
the day we wait for all year long, when we lift our
AMAZING

East Harlem Giglio!!

Save the dates, mark your calendars and get ready, because Giglio Season is almost here!

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Brusciano – New York: Phil Bruno is # 1 Chief Paranza of Giglio in East Harlem 2020 https://www.eastharlemgiglio.org/brusciano-new-york-phil-bruno-is-1-chief-paranza-of-giglio-in-east-harlem-2020/ Sat, 07 Dec 2019 19:56:41 +0000 http://www.eastharlemgiglio.org/?p=220427 The Giglio Society of East Harlem in New York announced via social media from the FB East Harlem Giglio page and from its website the investiture of Phil Bruno. Bruscianese family Italian-American, at ” # 1 Capo Paranza” for the Lily Festival of East Harlem 2020 ” The Giglio Society of East Harlem would like […]

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The Giglio Society of East Harlem in New York announced via social media from the FB East Harlem Giglio page and from its website the investiture of Phil Bruno. Bruscianese family Italian-American, at ” # 1 Capo Paranza” for the Lily Festival of East Harlem 2020 ” The Giglio Society of East Harlem would like to announce the # 1 Chief Paranza for 2020: Phil Bruno! Phil is the grandson of the First # 1 Chief Paranza Gioacchino Vivolo! As the head of the Restoration Committee and the Association between our Giglio Society and the Giglio Societies in Brusciano, Italy ».

The sociologist and journalist Antonio Castaldo has been promoting international cultural exchange relationships between the gillating communities of Brusciano and East Harlem in New York for over fifteen years , in the aesthetic and religious sharing of Gigli and Sant’Antonio di Padova, as documented in his work ” The Lily Festival in New York 2003 ” posted on Youtube, expressed “the personal congratulations of the D’Amore, Castaldo, Di Falco and Livorno families, and of the Lilies of the Bruscano Community Associations, to Phil Bruno, descendant of Rocco Vivolo who was the initiator of the Lily Festival of the “Bruscianese Society ”In 1908 in East Harlem, New York. Also this year the Lily of East Harlem will be covered with the decoration produced in Brusciano by the “Bottega Artigianale di Carmine Sessa” on a project by the musician Fiore D’Amore, leader of Giglio Passo Veloce and commissioned by Phil Bruno and GSEHNY. The first time was in 2013, that this Giglio wore a Bruscian dress, and for six consecutive years, the one built at the “Youth Workshop of Brusciano”,. In both cases, the expedition by sea repeated the same route as the Statue of Saint Anthony of Padua, set up in the Church of S. Maria delle Grazie in Brusciano and sent to the USA in June 1925. From time to time, as it is happened in 2012, 2014 and 2017, the latter documented at this web address, Phil Bruno led the US delegation of GSEHNY to visit the Festa dei Gigli in Brusciano going over the way back to the places of origin of ancestors who left the country over 100 years without ever seeing it again. And so it will be a double Festa dei Gigli, for Brusciano and East Harlem, – concluded the sociologist Antonio Castaldo -for the satisfactions above represented and for the cabalistic accompaniment inherent in the year 2020, so composed 20/20, with the Neapolitan Smorfia that means the winds as “La Festa”. We will hear it frequently in the coming days from the numerous Christmas bouquets of family and groups of friends once extracted from the 90 numbers, so shouted: “Win, a ‘Festa!”. And then Greetings of Happy Holidays to all for the Christmas of Our Lord who is coming and for the Feasts of the Lilies for St. Anthony of Padua that Brusciano and New York are preparing for the summer of 2020″

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The 2020 NUMBER 1 CAPO PARANZA PHIL BRUNO https://www.eastharlemgiglio.org/the-2020-number-1-capo-paranza-phil-bruno/ Sat, 30 Nov 2019 14:55:20 +0000 http://www.eastharlemgiglio.org/?p=220376 The Giglio Society of East Harlem would like to announce the #1 Capo Paranza for 2020: Phil Bruno   Phil is the grandson of the First #1 Capo Paranza Gioacchino Vivolo, as well as head of the Restoration Committee and liaison between our Giglio Society and the Giglio Societies in Brusciano, Italy.   Please help […]

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The Giglio Society of East Harlem would like to announce
the #1 Capo Paranza for 2020:

Phil Bruno

 

Phil is the grandson of the First #1 Capo Paranza Gioacchino Vivolo,
as well as head of the Restoration Committee and
liaison between our Giglio Society and the Giglio Societies in Brusciano, Italy.

 

Please help us congratulate Phil on this well deserved honor!

 

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Christmas Party Toy Drive 2019 https://www.eastharlemgiglio.org/christmas-party-toy-drive-2019/ Thu, 21 Nov 2019 17:18:53 +0000 http://www.eastharlemgiglio.org/?p=220211 East Harlem Giglio Christmas Party Toy Drive For the 2019 Christmas season the Giglio Society of East Harlem is happy to announce our partnership with the Boys Club of New York, Gerry Clubhouse in East Harlem!!! Many of our Giglio Boys were members of the Boys Club in East Harlem growing up, and we are […]

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East Harlem Giglio Christmas Party
Toy Drive

For the 2019 Christmas season the Giglio Society of East Harlem is happy to announce our partnership with the Boys Club of New York, Gerry Clubhouse in East Harlem!!!

Many of our Giglio Boys were members of the Boys Club in East Harlem growing up, and we are excited to return our appreciation to this amazing organization!

We will be collecting new, unwrapped toys at our

Annual Christmas Party
on

December 7th

at

International Caterers
3243 Ampere Ave

Throggs Neck, Bronx NY

We’re asking all attendees to bring a toy!

Our Giglio Boys and Girls have shown a tremendous display of generosity throughout the years in supporting our fundraising projects for Alzheimer’s Disease and the Breast Cancer Society. Once again, we are asking for your generosity! We are inviting all members and friends to help those less fortunate children have a special Christmas, by donating one toy each.

Your donation of a new, unwrapped toy will help a child experience the joy of Christmas!!

The Annual Christmas Party is right around the corner.

Please visit:
www.eastharlemgiglio.org/giglio-society-of-east-harlem-events/christmas-party-2019/
to get your tickets today.

Visit bcny.org for more information regarding the Boys Club of America

If you are unable to attend the party, please contact us so that we can make arrangements to collect the donation.

Please contact us by email at Info@EastHarlemGiglio.Org if you have any questions

Thank you for continued support in making our fundraising endeavors a success!

Buon Natale!

Merry Christmas!

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Saturday December 7th – Annual Giglio Christmas Party https://www.eastharlemgiglio.org/saturday-december-7th-annual-giglio-christmas-party/ Sun, 27 Oct 2019 22:25:42 +0000 http://www.eastharlemgiglio.org/?p=220166 The Giglio Society of East Harlem Annual Christmas Party! Saturday December 7th 7:00 pm – Midnight International Caterers 3243 Ampere Avenue Throggs Neck Bronx, NY Join us in celebrating Christmas with your Giglio Family! Antipasto, Dinner, Dessert Unlimited Beer, Wine and Top Shelf Drinks! Our Giglio DJ will be playing all of our favorite hits […]

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The Giglio Society of East Harlem
Annual Christmas Party!

Saturday December 7th
7:00 pm – Midnight

International Caterers
3243 Ampere Avenue

Throggs Neck
Bronx, NY

Join us in celebrating Christmas with your Giglio Family!

Antipasto, Dinner, Dessert
Unlimited Beer, Wine and Top Shelf Drinks!

Our Giglio DJ will be playing all of our favorite hits all night long!

The revealing of the:
2020 #1 Capo Paranza
&
 2020 Giglio Member shirt

Great Raffles
50/50
Amazing Giveaways

We invite all of our members, family, friends and neighbors to join in this annual tradition with your Giglio Family!!!

It’s A Giglio Christmas!!!

Tickets are $75 per person
To purchase your tickets visit:

www.eastharlemgiglio.org/giglio-society-of-east-harlem-events/christmas-party-2019

To organize a table:
Email us: info@eastharlemgiglio.org
Call us at: 718-831-6665

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Street Renaming Ceremony, Columbus Day October 14 https://www.eastharlemgiglio.org/street-renaming-ceremony-columbus-day/ Fri, 04 Oct 2019 02:16:14 +0000 http://www.eastharlemgiglio.org/?p=220141 The Giglio Society of East Harlem is honored to announce that New York City will be changing the name of East 115 street to “Giglio Way”! Please join us on Columbus Day Monday October 14th at 2:00 pm on East 115 street & Pleasant Avenue For the official NYC Ceremony!!! Following the ceremony join us […]

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The Giglio Society of East Harlem
is honored to announce that
New York City will be changing the name of
East 115 street to

“Giglio Way”!

Please join us on

Columbus Day

Monday October 14th

at 2:00 pm
on
East 115 street
&
Pleasant Avenue

For the official NYC Ceremony!!!

Following the ceremony join us at:

Sapoara Wood Roasting Grill
on
2262 1st Avenue

3:00pm – 6:00pm

$40 per person

Buffet Lunch
Unlimited Beer, Wine & Soda

Please visit the below link to confirm your spot at the celebration!

www.eastharlemgiglio.org/giglio-society-of-east-
harlem-events/columbus-day-2019/

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San Gennaro Procession Thursday September 19th https://www.eastharlemgiglio.org/san-gennaro-procession-thursday-september-19th/ Mon, 09 Sep 2019 00:21:12 +0000 http://www.eastharlemgiglio.org/?p=220010 On Thursday September 19th The East Harlem Giglio Society has been invited to join in the procession at this year’s San Gennaro Feast on Mulberry street in Little Italy, NYC. We would like to invite all East Harlem Giglio members, family and friends to join us in this honor. The procession will begin after the […]

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On Thursday September 19th The East Harlem Giglio Society has been invited to join in the procession at this year’s San Gennaro Feast on Mulberry street in Little Italy, NYC.

We would like to invite all East Harlem Giglio members, family and friends to join us in this honor.

The procession will begin after the 6:00pm mass at Most Precious Blood Church at 113 Baxter Street, between Canal street and Hester Street.

We are asking members to wear their 2019 East Harlem Giglio Member shirt.

We hope all members are able to join us in this amazing honor!

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Giglio Sunday August 11th 2019 https://www.eastharlemgiglio.org/giglio-sunday-august-11th-2019/ Thu, 08 Aug 2019 02:39:11 +0000 http://www.eastharlemgiglio.org/?p=219992 Come Witness Something Spectacular!   The Giglio will be danced through the streets of East Harlem for all to see all day and evening on the shoulders of our members! Gifted Tenor & Society Member Jimmy Alleva along with Danny Vecchiano and the Giglio Band will be playing the songs we love while riding on […]

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Come Witness Something Spectacular!
 
The Giglio will be danced through the streets of East Harlem for all to see all day and evening on the shoulders of our members! Gifted Tenor & Society Member Jimmy Alleva along with Danny Vecchiano and the Giglio Band will be playing the songs we love while riding on top of the 80 foot, 4 Ton Giglio!
 
Schedule of Events for Giglio Lift Sunday:
 
12:00 P.M. – Paranza Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Shrine Church
 
1:30 P.M. – First Lift & Dancing the Giglio di Sant’ Antonio
 
6:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. – Entertainment by DJ Agostino of Planet DJs and MC John Luciano

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