This time, it ain’t a movie shoot. The 128th annual Giglio Feast is underway for reals in Williamsburg. Yesterday’s opening night brought a ferris wheel, sausage and peppers, raw clams, ribs, cigars, and much more to the area surrounding Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at North 8th Street and Union Avenue. If you missed the mass and candlelit procession, don’t worry — there’s no need to say ten Hail Marys, cuz the party’s just getting started: Blood Brothers will be belting out some Springsteen tonight in the church gym.
The celebration, inspired by London’s Witchfest International, was pretty small — just a few tents set up on one block. I actually found myself asking someone, “Where’s Witchsfest located in relation to Kmart?” But attractions such as an astrology workshop, belly dancing class, and countless tarot readers managed to draw a small coven of people.