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Feast of St. Rocco 2013

Nicole Geres, 10, of Glen Cove, gets her

Nicole Geres, 10, of Glen Cove, gets her face painted during the Feast of St. Rocco festival in Glen Cove. (Aug. 03, 2013) Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

More than 6,000 meatballs, 2,000 stuffed shells and 300 gallons of sauce -- when it comes to eating, the St. Rocco's Feast in Glen Cove doesn't fool around. At this event, hosted by the Church of St. Rocco through Sunday, the food is the star of the show.

Festival-goers enjoy the rides at the Feast of
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Festival-goers enjoy the rides at the Feast of St. Rocco celebration in Glen Cove. (Aug. 3, 2013)

D.J. Peluso, and his son Ryan, 3, of
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

D.J. Peluso, and his son Ryan, 3, of Lindenhurst, take a ride on the spinning teacups at the Feast of St. Rocco festival in Glen Cove. (Aug. 3, 2013)

Volunteer chef Mark Ermmarino, 50, of Glen Cove,
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Volunteer chef Mark Ermmarino, 50, of Glen Cove, cooks Italian sausages on the grill at the Feast of St. Rocco festival in Glen Cove. (Aug. 3, 2013)

Nicole Geres, 10, of Glen Cove, gets her
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Nicole Geres, 10, of Glen Cove, gets her face painted during the Feast of St. Rocco festival in Glen Cove. (Aug. 03, 2013)

From left: Jae Park, his wife Irene and
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

From left: Jae Park, his wife Irene and their son Max indulge in Italian sausages and onions at the Feast of St. Rocco festival in Glen Cove. (Aug. 03, 2013)

Volunteer chef Michael Colangelo, 48, of Glen Cove,
Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

Volunteer chef Michael Colangelo, 48, of Glen Cove, cooks hot Italian sausages on the grill at the Feast of St. Rocco in Glen Cove, cooks hot Italian sausages on the grill. (Aug. 3, 2013)

Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

"Jungle Bob," a reptile specialist, shows off a snake during a children's reptile show at the Feast of St. Rocco festival in Glen Cove. (Aug. 3, 2013)

Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

"Jungle Bob," a reptile specialist, places a tarantula on the hat of a fair-goer during a children's reptile show at the Feast of St. Rocco festival in Glen Cove. (Aug. 3, 2013)

Photo Credit: Danielle Finkelstein

"Jungle Bob," a reptile specialist, places a tarantula on the shirt of Calvin Kavrazonis, 6, of Queens, center, during a children's reptile show at the Feast of St. Rocco festival in Glen Cove. (Aug. 3, 2013)

Visitors dance to live music near the dessert
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Visitors dance to live music near the dessert tent at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

You've savored a sausage and pepper hero like
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

You've savored a sausage and pepper hero like Noreen Diaz here at "The Best Feast in the East" on July 30, 2013. That's the slogan for the annual St. Rocco's Feast in Glen Cove, which draws tens of thousands of attendees each year. It features a smorgasbord of Italian food, rides, games and a procession of the St. Rocco statue, which is carried through the streets.

Jenny Caraturo enjoys a Belgian Waffle with strawberries
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Jenny Caraturo enjoys a Belgian Waffle with strawberries in the dessert tent at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

Diners in the Pasta Plus Pavillion at the
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Diners in the Pasta Plus Pavillion at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

Joanne Riccardi, left, dances with a guest as
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Joanne Riccardi, left, dances with a guest as the Giglio band makes an appearance in the Pasta Plus Pavillion at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

A plate of eggplant parmesan with spaghetti beckons
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

A plate of eggplant parmesan with spaghetti beckons in the Pasta Plus Pavillion at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

Volunteers dish out food in the Pasta Plus
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Volunteers dish out food in the Pasta Plus Pavillion at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

Marion Salvatore holds a platter of food, including
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Marion Salvatore holds a platter of food, including tripe, veal parmesan and meatballs at the Pasta Plus Pavilion at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

Angie Bastile makes a cappuccino float in the
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Angie Bastile makes a cappuccino float in the dessert tent at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

Assorted desserts in the dessert tent await eaters
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Assorted desserts in the dessert tent await eaters at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

Gus Trombetta plays with the Giglio band in
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Gus Trombetta plays with the Giglio band in front of the church at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

Sausage and peppers heros are on display at
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Sausage and peppers heros are on display at the feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

Hot peppers sizzle on the grill at St.
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Hot peppers sizzle on the grill at St. Rocco's Sausage and Peppers at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

Tripe is served at the pasta take-out booth
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Tripe is served at the pasta take-out booth at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. ( July 30, 2013)

Eliana Acevedo serves candied apples, grapes and other
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Eliana Acevedo serves candied apples, grapes and other sweets at Everything Chocolate at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

Lisa Ann Robinson holds a turkey leg at
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Lisa Ann Robinson holds a turkey leg at her truck at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

Sisters Geraldine Melfi and Maria Coronado, along with
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Sisters Geraldine Melfi and Maria Coronado, along with Theresa Graziosi, prepares peaches and wine for the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

A belgian waffle with strawberries is served in
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

A belgian waffle with strawberries is served in the dessert tent at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

A cannoli and a cappuccino in the dessert
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

A cannoli and a cappuccino in the dessert tent at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

Broccoli rabe with cavatelli is served in the
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Broccoli rabe with cavatelli is served in the Pasta Plus Pavillion at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

A bowl of tripe in the Pasta Plus
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

A bowl of tripe in the Pasta Plus Pavillion at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

Volunteers dishing out food in the Pasta Plus
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Volunteers dishing out food in the Pasta Plus Pavillion at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. ( July 30, 2013)

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