Every year July we love seeing photos from the 12-day Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and San Paolino in Williamsburg. And this year we're enjoying an added bonus: video of the crazy “Dance of the Giglio,” during which, according to Giglio USA, a five ton platform bearing a five story hand-sculptured tower and a 12-piece brass band is lifted by 125 brawny men who carry it on their shoulders through the neighborhood in tempo to Italian folk songs. Or, as depicted here, the theme from Rocky, which at this point might as well be considered traditional Italian music. The video was taken right at the climactic moment when the Giglio meets "la barca"; i.e. "the boat." (More background on the tradition here.)

This weekend is your last chance to check out the feast, which turns the area around the church (at Havemeyer and North Eighth Street) into a traditional Italian-American street fair, with kiddie rides, amusuments and food. The last Dance of the Giglio will take place Sunday at 2 p.m. [Video from Rumproast via Free Williamsbug]