Saturday, September 23, 2017

Feast of San Gennaro to Celebrate Dean Martin's 100th Birthday This Weekend

Hey pallies, likes we gotta 'fess up that today's Dino-devotion ain't what we originally planned to share, but likes when we gots on the 'puter a few 'go and looked at our selection of Dino-'lerts from our pallies at google, we likes just knew that we had to gets this to youse Dino-devotees asap 'cause some of youse are possibly in the neighborhood of this Dino-fest scheduled this very Dino-day in
Little Italy NYC!

From the annals of BWW MUSIC WORLD.COM (Broadway World) comes the great great news that our great great man....our one, our only Dino is bein' fantastically feat this very Dino-day at the 91st
Annual Feast of San Gennaro.  From the "Music News Desk" of  Broadway World comes the potent post below that from 2 to 5 p.m. are celebratin' the Dino-centennial that features reverent remembrances of our Dino includin' from Mr. Tony Danza, a singin' contest featurin' a variety of Dino-wanna-bes, and even a huge birthday cake "designed in the form of a giant cocktail glass" in huge huge homage of our King of Cool.

Likes all the details are below, and if any of youse Dino-holics find your way to Little Italy today, please drop us a line to tells us all 'bout it.  Oh, how we wishes that we coulda be there ourselves to be able to join in the coolest of cool celebration of our most most beloved Dino.  We sez our thanks to the pallies at BWW MUSIC WORLD.COM for puttin' us on to this swankly special celebration of our Dino!  To checks this out in it's original source, likes simply clicks on the tag of this here Dino-report.

We remain,

Yours in Dino,

Dino Martin Peters

Feast of San Gennaro to Celebrate Dean Martin's 100th Birthday This Weekend

Feast of San Gennaro to Celebrate Dean Martin's 100th Birthday This Weekend

Music News Desk Sep. 22, 2017

Feast of San Gennaro to Celebrate Dean Martin's 100th Birthday This Weekend

The 91st Annual Feast of San Gennaro will celebrate Dean Martin's 100th Birthday with a three hour tribute on Saturday, September 23, from 2 to 5 PM on the Feast Performance Stage at the corner of Grand and Mott Streets in Little Italy.

Hosted by TV personality Bill Boggs, the opening hour of the celebration (2 to 3 PM) will include remembrances of Dean by members of the entertainment community, including Tony Danza, Gianni Russo, Michael Garin. Danny Bacher and a live phone interview with Martin's daughter Deana at 2:30 PM, and performances of some of Dean Martin's classic songs by guest performers.

From 3 to 4 PM, there will be a singing competition among performers who make a living as Dean Martin sound-alikes. They will be performing some of their favorite Dean Martin classics and will be judged by a panel including singer Steve Maglio, Bill Boggs and music lover Ernie Rossi, owner of Little Italy's famous Rossi Gift Shop on Grand Street.

From 4 to 5 PM, the Dean Martin musical tribute will continue with performances by surprise guests and other possible testimonials. Near the end of the hour, Ernest Lepore, co-owner of Little Italy's world famous Ferrara Bakery, and his staff will carry out a giant Birthday Cake they have been preparing for this special occasion. The cake, designed in the form of a giant cocktail glass, will be placed on the stage by Ernest and Ferrara staff members who will then distribute the slices to members of the audience and other Feast-goers in the area. There will be sufficient slices for several hundred people!

Prior to the start of the Dean Martin Birthday Celebration, the Feast will hold its Second Annual Little Italy Meatball Eating Competition from 1 to 2 PM in memory of the late John "Cha Cha" Ciarcia, who was known as "The Unofficial Mayor of Little Italy." Cha Cha, who passed away in November 2015, loved his meatballs and in his memory his wife Karen King and best friend Tony Danza, whose career Cha Cha also managed, decided to create this annual eating competition.

For additional information about the Feast of San Gennaro, visit


Danny G. said...

Hey pal...seen this alert last night...& man o it tempting' !!! NYC is 'bout a 4 hr drive from here. Sounds like a Great time!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes Danny-o, let's us know if youse made the Dino-scene there! Keeps lovin' 'n sharin' our one, our only Dino!