<!-NOTE: Message edited by 'admin'-!>Sliwa on the mike about one of the players “Last seen this man was actually breaking knee caps with the stickball bat. Remember – you have to swing at the ball!”
There are about 100 people around now as a procesion came by – selling bread and playing music. Tomorrow there is a celebration, the Gigilo, the big Italian feast celebrated in Williamsburg every year for more than 100 years. It originated in Nola Italy. The story is that the Bishop gave himself up so children who had been held captive would be released. When they later released the Bishop, came across on a boat from Turkey, and the people met him with Lillies, which is what the Gigilo symbolizes. It takes about 100 men to lift it, it’s about 6 stories high. It weighs a couple of tons.
Anyone who will be near the neighborhood should come by to see the event. It starts at 1:00 and runs all afternoon.