I'm just gonna come out and say it...2020 REALLY SUCKS!!!

I'm sure you didn't need me to say that because you already know, but I just needed to get it off my chest.

New York City Mayor, Bill DeBlasio announced earlier today that the 93rd Feast of San Gennaro will not be taking place this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He also announced that all large events requiring a city events permit will be canceled through September 30.

According to ABC 7:

The city will not issue a permit for any event in a location that interferes with the Open Streets or Open Restaurants program, and permits will also be denied for all events larger than one block, stage/video events that require amplification, street fairs, and events in parks that may unreasonably diminish public use. The city will refund or defer fees paid in connection with a denied permit.

The eleven-day San Gennero Feast on Mulberry Street between Canal and Houston Streets was supposed to take place on September 10th and run through the 20th in Little Italy in New York City.

I love taking the trip into the city for the feast. It's such a good time. There is so much food, drink, music, and plenty of fun walking the streets of the feast.

Just yesterday, Toms River Fire Company 1 announced that this year's Toms River Halloween Parade will not take place due to the pandemic. It's only the 3rd time in the history of the parade that it will be canceled.

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