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I live a block from the Italian Market, see, and its ecology is more complex than anything I could ever aspire to describe, but better something than nothing, so let me give you a little tour of the Eyetalian Market.There are lots of restaurants on 9th Street, so naturally, there are tons of Mexicans, and since they don't go for the dark Irish bar...

When: February 21, 2017 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM - Where: At the Library of Congress The Law Library of Congress will commemorate the 500th anniversary of the founding of the Jewish Ghetto of Venice with the program “Understanding Seclusion: the Legal Dimensions of the Ghetto”, which is in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy/Italian Cultural Inst...

Embassy of Italy - Auditorium. 3000 Whitehaven Street NW. Washington, DC 20008. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. February 24, 2017 DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM AND CLOSE AT 6:55PM. PLEASE NOTE: RESERVATIONS ACCEPTED EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH EVENTBRITE. NO PHONE OR EMAIL RSVP AVAILABLE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Instit...

Sons of Italy Chapter 2561 will be sponsoring a fundraiser for Par-Troy Wrestling Club.  The fundraiser will be held at Parsippany Volunteer Fire District 5, 180 Bloomfield Road on Saturday, February 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A $10.00 donation for adults and $8.00 for children. Included with the pasta dinner, cooked by the Sons of Italy member...

A brand new Italian restaurant and pub is opening in Herndon soon, and they're looking for staff. A recent Craigslist posting by Spazio Italian Kitchen & Bar, which will be located at 13005 Worldgate Drive, seeks hosts and hostesses at the restaurant. Spazio recently said on their Facebook page that they are hoping to open in mid-February. "We've d...

Joey Baldino's day job is chef-owner of Zeppoli in Collingswood, which sits high on most best-Italian-restaurant lists in the region. But for the last two years, he's been working under the radar on a passion project near his boyhood home in South Philadelphia. Joey's family ran the Filippo Palizzi Social Club since the early 1950s, and when his un...

When: February 23 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm- Where: Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ, USA 07043, Montclair, NJ 07043. RSVP by Feb. 21st on Inserra Website Join us for a book presentation by Joseph Sciorra. Joseph Sciorra’s Built with Faith offers a place-centric, ethnographic study of the religious material culture of New Yo...

La vita bella or the beautiful life. That’s what members of the Il Circolo Italiano of the Main Line helps members live. Il Circolo Italiano, or the Italian Circle, is a club that promotes the Italian language with lessons, an opportunity to practice speaking it, along with cultural programs, fellowship and, of course, food. Theresa Scaramuzza, the...

When: Sunday, Feb. 19 | 5 p.m. - Where: Heinz History Center’s Detre Library & Archives Costs: $15 adults, $12 seniors, $10 students, military, Mondo Italiano and History Center members  Inspired by the 100th anniversary of World War I, an army of musicians will transform the letters of soldiers from the war from pain into art. This original progra...

Downtown Fredericksburg has many foodie stories. They're stories of families in the kitchen, making their dreams come true meal by meal. Danilo Orofino, owner of Orofino Italian Restaurant(link is external) in Fredericksburg, Virginia, is no different. His story is sweeter with his thick Sicilian accent and smell of fresh pasta and pastries in the...

The Clark chapter of UNICO, an active Italian-American service organization, held its annual kick-off dinner and reorganization meeting on Jan. 25. New members are sworn-in at this annual ceremony.  Upcoming events and the organization's annual calendar was set. The group reviewed the previous year's Italian-American Feast, its four-day carnival he...

The cozy interior along with the authentic food of Matera's On Park is meant to create a homey Italian atmosphere for Rutherford's Park Avenue. "Everything we make is like Mom’s," Chef and General Manager Erica Russo said. Hoping to bring the culture, food and feel of the Italian city co-owner Mark Forte's family originated from, the business was f...