YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Commerce Street in Yorktown Heights looked more like Mulberry Street in Little Italy last week, as the annual Feast of San Gennaro returned for five days. Thousands of residents and out-of-towners enjoyed live music, food, drinks, carnival rides and games, and more.

The festival kicked off Wednesday, Sept. 12, with a ceremonial procession featuring one of the original statues of Saint Gennaro, the patron saint of Naples, which was carried through the streets of Little Italy for the first feasts of the early 20th century. The historical figure was on loan to Yorktown from the Most Precious Blood Church on Mulberry Street in lower Manhattan.

Yorktown Feast of San Gennaro was started in September 2015 and is produced by CCM of Westchester, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation. A portion of proceeds from the feast are donated to faith-based groups, community charities and civic organizations.