For over a century, the southern Italian communities of Brooklyn have gathered to raise a huge tower in honor of a legendary tale. The eleven-day festival — near the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Williamsburg — celebrates the story of San Paolino di Nola and brings New York’s Italian population together for the Giglio Feast with food, games, and more. On Sunday, July 10, Giglio Sunday took place, with a large group of men hoisting up the 82-foot tall Giglio tower — which weighs in at four tons.
Photos by C.S. Muncy for the Village Voice