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The 92nd Annual Feast of San Gennaro will be held in NYC’s historic Little Italy, the lower Manhattan neighborhood which served as the first home in America for hundreds of thousands of Italian immigrants. The Feast kicks off on Sept. 13 along Mulberry Street, and lovers of all things Italian will flock to the former immigrant enclave to celebrate...

It's coming back - the Miss Italia pageant will return to Watertown's Bravo Italiano festival at the end of August. After the pageant was canceled last year, organizer Kathy Lettiere says she's ready to plan for it once again. "This is a family pageant. There's no talent involved. There's no swimsuit involved. It's all about family, and it's all ab...

Il Comitato per il Ripristino della Festa della Madonna Nera cordially invites you to the 15th Annual Festa in Honor of the Sicilian Black Madonna del Tindari. Saturday, September 8, 2017, 6PM at the Phoenix Bar, located at the former site of her devotion, 447 East 13th Street, off of Avenue A, Manhattan. Each September 8, a group of people gathers...

It wouldn’t be August in North Hyde Park without the smell of zeppoles and pizza beneath a bright fireworks display. The Cellini Lodge Italian Festival is back beginning Aug. 22 for five evenings of food, music and rides in Tully Park. Cellini Lodge No. 2206, the local lodge of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy, hosts the annual event. Live mus...

The New York State Grand Lodge of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America held its quarterly plenary session in Geneva on July 28. Officers from across New York state, led by state President Robert Ferrito, met at the Geneva lodge home. The meeting was co-hosted by the Geneva Lodge 2397 and the Vincent Lombardi Lodge 2270 from Rochester, w...

The 34th Annual Bravo Italiano Festival is taking place this year on Friday, August 24th through Sunday, August 26th as it returns to the Watertown Fairgrounds Arena. This year’s Festival features Free Entertainment, Comedy and Music all throughout the weekend!  On Friday night … Music of The Stars … presents a tribute to some of the greatest enter...

Mafalda DiMango, a longtime Dyker Heights resident and one of the longest-serving school board members in the city’s history, died on Aug. 2. She was 91 years old. DiMango was a staunch community and education activist, spending more than 40 years advocating for students in School District 20 — which includes Bay Ridge, Fort Hamilton, Borough Park,...

Sabato 18 agosto, alle ore 10.30, presso la sala consiliare del Comune di Sorrento, si svolgerà una cerimonia che vedrà protagonista la New York Police Department Columbia Association. Ospiti a Sorrento saranno il presidente dell'associazione, il detective Emanuel Rossi, ed il consigliere speciale del presidente, il sergente Anthony Cesarano, entra...

In August 1948, the city of Syracuse celebrated its centennial. The celebration was going to be the largest civic event in the city's history. Syracuse streets and buildings were decorated, a four-hour parade was planned along with a mammoth Centorama held at Archbold Stadium, with a cast of 3,000 people, which would illustrate Syracuse history. An...

A century-old community tradition brought friends and family back together in Binghamton Friday night. St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Binghamton kicked off its three day celebration and bazaar. The Bazaar is for the Feast of the Assumption, which celebrates when Mary ascended into Heaven. Streets were filled with Italian food, drinks, music a...

Sam Ianotta laid down metal catwalks through part of his Oakwood garden, a gridwork that helps navigate the prolific tomato patch behind his house.  There is more to this extraordinary New York City garden and how it blossoms each year -- you will see that shortly -- but first get to know the gardener himself. Sam's owned his home since coming to S...

La Casa Italiana alla Columbia University è sempre stata un polo di riferimento culturale nel variegato panorama di New York. In occasione del 90° anniversario della sua fondazione, viene pubblicato il libro “From DA PONTE to the CASA ITALIANA”, un’opera di ricerca sulle origini e sui miti che circondano la storia dell’istituzione, scritto da Barba...