East Harlem, also known as ‘El Barrio’ is a neighborhood of Upper Manhattan, New York City. It is bounded by 96th Street to the south, Fifth Avenue to the West, and the East and Harlem Rivers to the east and North. East Harlem includes the area once known as Italian Harlem, where the remnants of a one predominantly Italian Community remain. The Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel is one the old churches that are linked to the Italian’s heritage, other churches include St. Ann Roman Catholic church and St. Paul & Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church. The East Harlem Giglio Feast or the “Dance of the Giglio” is an Italian festival originated in
Brusciano, Italy. Celebrations take place every second Sunday of August to honor St. Antonio.