Contrary to popular belief, when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's a lawsuit. Enjoy Italian culture and cuisine without fear of lunar reprisal with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get a round-trip bus ticket to the Feast of San Gennaro in New York’s Little Italy on September 17 from Travel Leaders RI in Cranston (up to a $60 value). The day trip includes:
- 6 a.m. departure from the Garden City Center parking lot.
- A first drop-off option in New York City's Rockefeller Center
- A second drop-off option at the Feast of San Gennaro in New York City's Little Italy at Canal and Mulberry Streets
- 7:15 p.m. departure from Canal and Mulberry Streets in New York City
- Final drop-off in Garden City Center parking lot in Cranston
Travel Leaders RI's professional agents help day-trippers explore exciting destinations for business and pleasure. The bus trip includes a full day in New York City, with plenty of time to explore the Big Apple and the Feast of San Gennaro itself, where an expected one million people celebrate Italian-American culture, the splendor of good walking shoes, and the patron saint of Naples. The 55-passenger air-conditioned bus, which plies passengers with a restroom and reclining seats, rolls out of the Cranston at 6:00 a.m. for a nonstop 3.5-hour journey to New York City and its non-hot-dog-related spoils.
The bus makes its first stop at Rockefeller Center in the heart of Manhattan before continuing on to the feast—self-proclaimed to be the largest and longest-running religious outdoor festival in the city—to drop passengers off at the festival site. On the streets of Little Italy, travelers take in colorful floats, more than 300 street vendors selling food and gifts, and a cannoli-eating competition. Live music fills the air throughout the day, from Italian folk songs and opera to rock ‘n' roll, doo-wop, and old standards. After a full day in the city, travelers reboard the bus and are whisked back to Cranston's Garden City Center parking lot and a reality that includes exponentially fewer zeppole.
100 Hillside Rd.
Cranston, Rhode Island 02920