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Oyster Bay's Feast of St. Rocco

Jessica Granieri, 15, of Kings Park, left, and

Jessica Granieri, 15, of Kings Park, left, and Melissa Monteforte, 29, of Locust Valley enjoy a carnival ride at the Feast of St. Rocco celebration in Oyster Bay on Friday. (July 13, 2012) Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

For Italian-Americans on Long Island, the Feast of St. Rocco has been an annual tradition for more than 100 years. The five-night festival at Fireman's Field in Oyster Bay is organized by the Italian American Club and features Italian music, food and homemade wine.

Year-old Emma and her father Jon Acquafredda, 38,
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Year-old Emma and her father Jon Acquafredda, 38, of Oyster Bay, ride the carousel at the Feast of St. Rocco celebration in Oyster Bay on Friday. (July 13, 2012)

Jessica Granieri, 15, of Kings Park, left, and
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Jessica Granieri, 15, of Kings Park, left, and Melissa Monteforte, 29, of Locust Valley enjoy a carnival ride at the Feast of St. Rocco celebration in Oyster Bay on Friday. (July 13, 2012)

Natalie Lapelosa, 30, of NYC Airbrush designs a
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Natalie Lapelosa, 30, of NYC Airbrush designs a custom T-shirt for a customer at the Feast of St. Rocco celebration in Oyster Bay on Friday. The five-night festival at Fireman’s Field is organized by the Italian American Club and features Italian music, food and homemade wine. (July 13, 2012)

Emerson, 2, and her father, Ryan Urtheil, 37,
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Emerson, 2, and her father, Ryan Urtheil, 37, ride the Happy Swing at the Feast of St. Rocco celebration in Oyster Bay on Friday. About 15,000 festival goers are expected to attend the feast, which kicked off Wednesday and runs until Sunday. (July 13, 2012)

Will Deckler, 18, of East Norwich, and Alexa
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Will Deckler, 18, of East Norwich, and Alexa Rolande, 17, of Oyster Bay, play a carnival game during the Feast of St. Rocco celebration in Oyster Bay on Friday. Proceeds from the feast, which originated on Long Island in 1910, will go toward the improvement of the Italian American Club's building and to Oyster Bay residents in need. (July 13, 2012)

Gracie Riccobono, of Massapequa, cooks Italian sausage and
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Gracie Riccobono, of Massapequa, cooks Italian sausage and peppers at the Feast of St. Rocco celebration in Oyster Bay on Friday. (July 13, 2012)

Members of local rock group Dead Mile Dance
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Members of local rock group Dead Mile Dance perform at the Feast of St. Rocco celebration in Oyster Bay on Friday. (July 13, 2012)

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