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When it comes to cultural celebrations, the borough – host of the state's biggest St. Patrick's Day parade every year – is no stranger to honoring Irish heritage.   For the past three years, however, the borough's Main Street has been blocked off for one weekend in September as Belmar and St. Rose Parish celebrate the Italian culture and mor...

Join the Abruzzo Molise Heritage Society (AMHS) for a fascinating presentation by Col. Rodolfo Scanga, Military Attache, Embassy of Italy. He will tell us the story behind the amazing high-mobility light infantry unit of the Italian Army. The Bersaglieri are known for their distinctive wide-brimmed plumed hats ("vaira") and black gloves, and for t...

April 25, 2015 Saturday 2:30 PMQuakerbridge Mall (Lawrenceville, NJ) - 150 Quaker Bridge MallTrenton, New Jersey 08648We all love Italian food and in this class we'll take the opportunity to help you master some delicious authentic dishes from southern Italy. Our chef instructor will show students how to take advantage of traditional Sici...

by Paul Sebert   Many Tri-State residents were saddened last year when Tascali's Decades Pasta Bar & Grill closed after 29 years when owner Darrell Smith retired. There's now a new Italian option in the village of Barboursville. Fratelli's Italian Restaurant opened it's doors in early June in the former home of Tascali's.   "...

The Center for Italian & Italian American Culture announces its kick-off celebration of the Italian Heritage Month: "Vino 2015," a wine-tasting event with wines offered by Gary's Marketplace from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1 at Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave., Bloomfield.   Tickets for members are $40 per pers...

by Sam Hall Interesting fact –Lorenzo da Ponte , librettist for Don Giovanni, was the first professor of Italian literature at Columbia University in New York City; he was also the first ethnically Jewish member of the faculty, and the first to be a Catholic priest.   Before that, he worked at various points in his life as grocer, among oth...

March 2, 2016. Wednesday 9:00 AM - White House Historical Association - 748 Jackson Place NorthwestWashington, District of Columbia   Long before the emergence of the United States and Italy as nations, close connections between our two peoples influenced political philosophy, architecture, culture, and more. Over time, these...

Rare Italian wines will be at the Independence Seaport Museum for a tasting event April 27. The event is being hosted by Drink Philly and South Italy Imports.   Attendees will have an opportunity to sample more than 40 hard-to-find wines made with different varieties of grapes from the various regions of Italy. Light appetizers will be avail...

We are proud to announce that NOIAW Board member and Secretary, Mary Ann Pessolano Mattone, will be honored at the Sons of Italy Foundation's 28th Annual National Education and Leadership Awards on May 26, 2016 in Washington, D.C. A philanthropist and community leader, Mrs. Mattone will receive a National Education and Leadership Award, as will he...

Vincenzo Tettamanti didn't start his dessert cafe on Market Street in the borough because he was pining for the old country. But he was hungry for something authentically Italian.   "I always cooked, since I was little," Tettamanti recently recalled inside his Gemelli Artisanal Gelato and Dessert Cafe across from the Historic Courthouse in t...

Sono cinque i talenti iblei, già affermati sulla scena internazionale o sulla via della consacrazione, che negli anni scorsi hanno ricevuto il riconoscimento del Premio Ragusani nel Mondo. Sono Francesco Cafiso, jazzista di acclarata fama, Giovanni Cultrera, pianista esibitosi nei teatri di svariate metropoli mondiali, Rachele Amenta, giovanissima...

By Marcy Nicholson   Italy's Lavazza is joining the ranks of Starbucks and Gevalia in the highly competitive specialty coffee section on grocery store shelves as the nearly 120-year-old roaster makes another push into the U.S. and Canadian consumer markets.   The family run business, a brand little-known by North American consumers th...