Kicking off the 3-day feast weekends in the North End, Friday was the opening night of the Saint Joseph Feast. The ceremonies included the blessing of the statue of St. Joseph at the Hanover Street chapel followed by a short procession with the North End Marching Band and the Italian Serenaders through the North End. Photos from opening night are shown in this gallery.
See the full schedule of events for the 87th Saint Joseph Feast, running through Sunday, July 29, 2012. For more information about Societa San Giuseppe di Riesi (Saint Joseph Society of Riesi Sicily), see their website at StJosephsBoston.org. Also, see the 2012 North End Feast Schedule for the dates of upcoming summer feasts.
Photos by Matt Conti. Download high resolution versions of these photographs for free and order prints/products here: http://smu.gs/N2Oj2U