June 26, 2024

June 2024 Newsletter


East Harlem Giglio June 2024 Newsletter

Welcome to the June 2024 Newsletter of
the East Harlem Giglio Society!

Summer has arrived and Feast Season has begun!
In this month’s newsletter find some great facts, pictures, Feast information and membership updates!
Please enjoy it and mark your calendars for the 2024 Feast!
August 8th through August 11th

The 2024 East Harlem Giglio Feast Official Poster

Upcoming Dates and Events:

July 26th – 8:00am:
East Harlem Giglio Build
Pleasant Avenue & East 115 street

East Harlem, NY

August 3rd- 8:00am:
Giglio 2024 Dressing
Pleasant Avenue & East 115 street

East Harlem, NY

August 3rd – 1:00pm:
Member & Family BBQ

Pleasant Ave
Between 114 & 115 street

East Harlem, NY

August 8-11th:
East Harlem Giglio Feast 

Pleasant Ave
Between 114 -116 street

The Highlight of the Summer!  

August 10th – 12:00 Noon
Saint Anthony Procession

Starting on Pleasant Ave & 114 st.

August 11th:
East Harlem Giglio Lift!
First lift at 1:30pm

Pleasant Ave 114 -116 street

Inside This Issue:

2024 Official East Harlem Giglio Feast Poster

Our 115th Anniversary

Giglio Membership

Our Number 1 Capo Paranza

Giglio Boys and Girls

The 3 #1 Capos of the 2024 Giglio Feasts

Upcoming Giglio Feasts

Entertainment Schedule

Giglio Family News

Giglio News


  • Giglio Season Is here! Please save the dates for all of the Feasts put on by our wonderful Giglio Family Community!
  • For the first time in Giglio history, there will have a female #1 Capo Paranza! Congratulations to Megan Z on this wonderful achievement. It is a testament to all her hard work and well deserved.
  • Freestyle Legends Safire, Rockell, Nyasia & Evelyn of the Cover Girls will be performing at our Freestyle For A Cause MEGA Concert on Friday August 9th  at the Feast! This is a free concert! We have donation baskets available and all money collected is donated to Alzheimer’s Disease & Breast Cancer organizations.
  • The East Harlem Giglio Online Store is now open. Order soon to get your East Harlem Giglio gear in time for the feast, so you can show it off!


As always, visit www.EastHarlemGiglio.org for all up to date news!
For any questions are inquiries,
We can be reached at: (212) 287-5698
Any questions can be sent to: info@eastharlemgiglio.org

Our 115th Anniversary


  • The first East Harlem Giglio Feast
    The first Giglio Feast was started on East 106th street in East Harlem in 1908. Gioacchino Vivolo is credited for being the first Capo Paranza. He along with his brother Rocco Vivolo were members of the Bruscianese Society and were influential in bringing this tradition to East Harlem from Brusciano, Italy.

From 106 street, to 108 street to Pleasant Ave, we are proud to be keeping up a true NYC Italian tradition!

  • Our Giglio Each year our East Harlem Giglio is a wooden structure built by hand by our AMAZING Giglio Builders, just as it was done 115 years ago. Our team of Giglio Builders are using the same techniques and plans handed down by our forebears from the past 115 years! Though we are lucky that  have power tools now !

  • #1 Capo Paranzas

    The person chosen to be the #1 Capo Paranza for the year, is picked out of their devotion and year’s of service to the East Harlem Giglio Feast. This is a great honor and much responsibility falls on the #1 Capo’s shoulders during the feast and preparation.
    Megan Zangaglia joins a long line of other distinguished Giglio Legends!



The Giglio Society of East Harlem
Membership Packages are Shipping!


Renew or Sign up today!

Each member receives their “2024” Giglio Member shirt, handkerchief, raffle tickets to win a Dinner for 4 people to the world famous RAO’s restaurant (you can also to sell your tickets to offset the cost of membership if you wish!), our FABULOUS Member & Family BBQ with the best food & drinks, your St Anthony Brown shirt given at our Sant’ Antonio procession & and after lift Sunday Italian Dinner!
And of course, membership in the greatest society in the universe!

We are accepting new members!

Click Here to Sign Up Today!!!

Our 2024 #1 Capo Paranza

Congratulations to our 2024 Number 1 Capo Paranza
Megan Zangaglia!!!

Please join us in congratulating Megan on this historic achievement!! Megan lives for the East Harlem Giglio Feast and works tirelessly 365 days a year in preparation.
Megan and the Zangaglia family are multi-generational members of the East Harlem Giglio, and we give them our best wishes!
We can not wait to celebrate with everyone this year!!!!

The Giglio Girls and Giglio Boys of East Harlem!

Have you joined yet?!

The 3 Giglio Number 1 Capos of 2024!

Williamsburg Brooklyn- Danny Vecchiano

East Harlem – Megan Zangaglia

Sons of San Paolino – Dino Ceratto

Congratulations to these 3 wonderful people on this well deserved honor!


All three help keep our amazing Giglio Tradition Alive and Strong!


We love our Giglio Family!




Upcoming Giglio Feasts

The Giglio Feast Family has a strong bond that helps keep our wonderful tradition alive.

Please show your support and attend these amazing feasts in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and West Hempstead, Long Island that members of the NY Giglio Community will be having this summer!


Giglio of the Sons of San Paolino

June 27-June 30

Our Lady of Mt Carmel Giglio Feast of Brooklyn

July 10-July 21

East Harlem Giglio 2024 Entertainment

    • Thursday August 8th 2024 6:00pm
      Feast Opening Night
      Featuring Doo-Wop Legengs “The Bel-Airs”

      along with DJ Tony Spinz & MC John Luciano
    • Friday August 9th 2024
      Freestyle for a Cure Mega ConcertSafire, Nyasia, Rockell, Evelyn of the Cover Girls, singing all their Smash Hits
      with DJ Vinny Dice & MC John Luciano

Raising money to fight Breast Cancer & Alzheimer’s Disease

    • Saturday August 10th 2024
      12:00 Noon Sant’ Antonio Procession
      Procession Begins at  Pleasant Avenue and E114 street

6:00 P.M.Hats & Shirts will be distributed to the Children in attendance who will be Lifting The Children’s Giglio

7:00 P.M.Dancing of the Children’s Giglio

8:00 P.M. – Featuring KTU Recording Artist Angelo Venuto, Lisa Messina & John Micalizzi Performing the best of Dance Classics, Italian, Freestyle & Today’s Hits

  • Sunday August 11th 2024 ” GIGLIO SUNDAY“:1:00 pm Paranza Mass, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

    2:00 P.M. First Lift & Dancing of
    The Giglio di Sant’ Antonio

    6:00 P.M.Entertainment by DJ Vinny Dice & MC John Luciano
    Keeping Old School Alive!

  • The Giglio will be danced Sunday August 11th directly after the Paranza Mass

The East Harlem Giglio Store is now open!!

Visit our online store to show your East Harlem Giglio pride.

From hats, key chains, duffel bags, mugs, cell phone cases, shot glasses, stickers, to almost anything you can think of! We have it all!

Order soon to get your gear in time for this year’s feast.

Click this link to visit our store and place your order!


Giglio Family
  • Congratulations to Victoria, daughter Joey & Chrissy Rinaldi on her university graduation, and to Victoria Giuliano Daughter of Matty Giuiano on her high school graduation!
  • Happy Birthdays to Giglio Girls Katie Zangaglia, Florence Ortiz, Anna Donato & Giglio Boys Joey Lacerra ,Matty Giuliano, Justin Pulcino, Jon Rizzo, Ralphie Santorelli and  Capo Nick Alleva!
  • Happy Name day to all of the Anthonys!
  • Happy Father’s Day to all the dads!

As always, thank you to all members, friends, family, neighbors and supporters.

The Feast and our Society would not exist without each and everyone of you.

If you have any news, events, or would like to be featured in our newsletter,
please email us at info@EastHarlemGiglio.Org

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