Welcome to the St. Rocco Society of Potenza!
The St. Rocco Society was founded on Roosevelt Street in Manhattan’s Lower East Side in 1889 by immigrants from the Southern Italian City of Potenza of the Basilicata region. Every year since its founding, without interruption, the Society has celebrated Saint Rocco’s Feast with a procession. It is one of the oldest Italian American societies in New York State.
If you are one of the many devotees that have celebrated and honored St. Rocco throughout the years and helped in continuing this tradition, we would like to thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing you again this year at the 128th Celebration of the Feast of St. Rocco. All new devotees are welcome! If you have not attended our Feast before, we would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to join us at this year's Feast on August 19th, 2018. All are encouraged to bring their family and friends.
Please take a moment to explore our new enhanced website. Visit the "Saint Rocco" section of our site for the story of St. Rocco's life and miracles. Read about the St. Rocco Society and how we have made strides over the years in keeping the Italian traditions and celebration of St. Rocco alive in New York City. Get complete information regarding this year’s Feast, including times and the Procession route, and view photos of our past Processions.
IMPORTANT NOTE - LOCATION UPDATE
AS OF 2015, THE FEAST OF ST. ROCCO WAS NO LONGER HELD AT ST. JOSEPH’S CHURCH. WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE HOME FOR THE STATUE OF ST. ROCCO AND THE LOCATION FOR THE FEAST IS THE MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD CHURCH AT 113 BAXTER STREET, NEW YORK, N.Y. PLEASE CLICK ON THE "THIS YEAR’S FEAST" TAB TO THE LEFT FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION AND ALL DETAILS REGARDING THE FEAST.