Don’t miss the Giglio lift

Celebrate the 129th Giglio Italian Festival beginning July 6 and running through July 17 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish in Williamsburg.

The traditional community feast honors Saint Paolino and features faith, food, music, neighborhood pride, history, colorful cultural celebrations, and international visitors. The festival is capped with 112 men lifting a four-ton tower during the “Dance of the Giglio.”

A special children’s lift is scheduled for July 7 at 6 pm (rain date is July 8). Fun for all ages.

The Giglio Festival, July 6 through July 17, Monday to Friday, 6 to 11 pm; Saturdays 6 pm to midnight; and Sundays noon to 11 pm. The event is free, but food, rides, artwork and activities have separate fees.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel [275 N. Eighth St. at Havemeyer Street in Williamsburg, (718) 384–0223].