The mercury climbed to 91 degrees in Williamsburg on Friday, July 16, but faithful Catholics ignored the heat and humidity to turn out for a full-fledged return of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast and procession.
Thousands thronged Williamsburg Sunday for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel & San Paolino Di Nola. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish had faithfully hosted the feast since the early 1900s. This year, however, was especially thrilling for the feasters whose cherished event was canceled last year because of the pandemic.
Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish’s annual summertime feast returns this year July 7-18. Now, as most restrictions have eased, preparations for the famed event — an annual Brooklyn tradition since at least 1903 — have moved forward.