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46th annual Feast of St. Rocco's wraps up in Glen Cove

Families gathered for some fun, food and rides at the 46th annual Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove, which wrapped up on Sunday.

News 12 Staff

Jul 31, 2022, 9:23 PM

Updated 690 days ago

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Families gathered for some fun, food and rides at the 46th annual Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove, which wrapped up on Sunday.
The multi-day street festival that benefits the church had been going on since Wednesday.
Josephine Capobinco and the "nonas" as they're affectionately known, have been feeding most of the visitors. They aimed for each ladle and each bite to be full of flavor and love.
Volunteers chefs also use family recipes passed down for generations.
"We enjoy it. I'd never let it go, so we try and keep our roots going strong," she said.
Capobinco has volunteered at the festival for 30 years. Her great-uncle even helped build the church named for St. Rocco, the patron saint of contagious diseases.
In 2021, the feast was paired down because of the pandemic. The year before that it was canceled.
So this year it came back, attracting people from all over to help support the church. It's estimated as many as 50,000 people have stopped by since Wednesday.
"That's a nice number like that, that a lot of guests here are from all over not only Glen Cove, but Long Island in general," said feast coordinator Angie Colangelo.
The festival also featured many attractions, rides and shopping options.


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