Author Archives: DoD3Brian

I took a two part trip to New York City on Sunday, September 16th. During the afternoon I planned to go to Coney Island before heading back to Manhattan at dusk to do a walk through of the San Gennaro festival. First was two hours of travel time: 1 hour on NJ Transit to Penn […]

As far as I know, my home away from home Brick, NJ has one fair a year, and that’s the Italian Festival held by Church of the Epiphany. I stopped by on August 16th, the first night of the festival, before heading over to Seaside. Despite being in the same town as the shore house, […]

There’s lots of Italian festivals around New Jersey and New York, usually held around the feast day of a certain saint or religious figure. Mid-July see’s several “Our Lady of Mount Carmel” festivals in the tri-state area, with the Berkeley Heights festival being the one I’ve been to the most over the years. The festival […]

I always like doing something on the Summer solstice, the day with the longest amount of sunlight each year. Sometimes I take a nice evening bike ride or walk, but this year I decided that it would be a good night to head over to Immaculate Conception Church’s parish festival. The midway was by Majestic […]