Monday, July 10, 2006

The Giglio Dances Again in Williamsburg

Giglio Two

The annual "Dance of the Giglio" at the Giglio Feast on Havemeyer Street on Williamsburg's Northside took place on Sunday. The Giglio Feast, now in its 103rd year, is sponsored by Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and parish priest Fr. Tom Conti called the Giglio Dance, in which dozens of men hoist the three-ton, five-story statue and carry it up and down Havemeyer Street--also turning it and lifting it up and down--"as Brooklyn as it gets." Fr. Conti, the Bishop of Brooklyn and a brass band rode on the platform as it was carried down Havemeyer through a huge crowd. If you're interested, you can check out our full flickr photoset here.

Giglio Four

Giglio Three

Giglio One

Giglio Five

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