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The Charles and Joan Alberto Italian Studies Institute, a part of the College of Arts & Sciences, will be presenting "The Sicilian Music and Poetry of Nino Provenzano" on Thursday, November 8 at 6 p.m. in the Theatre-in-the-Round in the Bishop Dougherty University Center. The Institute was established in 2003 to coordinate the University's many act...

The Italian-American Community in Washington, D.C., mourns the passing on October 24, 2018, of Angelo Puglisi a long-time supporter of the Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center and Holy Rosary Church.  He was 93 years old.  Angelo, as he liked to be called, was an active member of the Lido Civic Club for 62 years. He was a member of the Abruzzo and Mo...

Quanto è importante per l’Italia il suo patrimonio culturale? Rispondere a questa domanda è così facile da essere un’azione istintiva: tantissimo! Tantissimo è la risposta corretta, ma vale la pena di soffermarsi a ragionare un momento affinché nell’istintività della risposta non passino in secondo piano le ragioni profonde che assolutamente la giu...

The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders held its 2018 Italian Heritage Month Celebration on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at the Hall of Records to commemorate Italian culture and heritage. Freeholder President Brendan W. Gill began the program with welcoming remarks, embracing the vast diversity that exists in Essex County. Freeholder Leonard L...

If you live in southern New Jersey you know that we are all very lucky to have countless restaurants which are BYOB—and many of them are incredibly good. We are also lucky to have the lion’s share of the state’s 49 wineries in the vicinity. On Saturday (National Pumpkin Day) my wife, Carol, and I celebrated this fortuitous intersection of food and...

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, friend, mentor, and lifelong writer and scholar, Louise A. DeSalvo, PhD., died in her home in Montclair, NJ, October 31, 2018, at the age of 76, with her loving husband of 55 years by her side. Louise was born in Hoboken, NJ to Italian American parents in 1942. After finishing high school in Ridgefield, s...

When the world was created, Slayer was playing. In his studio in northern New Jersey, Massimo Gammacurta, a photographer and candy artist from Rome, listened to hardcore music and worked over pots of boiling liquids at a small stove in his basement studio. He was working on the lollipop globe that would grace Sunday’s cover of The New York Times Ma...

When a customer calls to make a reservation at Nanni Ristorante in Rochelle Park, that reservation is penned down in a thick book that rests on a podium near the entrance. When they arrive, a valet greets them in the parking lot. A sign on the door declares "Proper Attire Required." Once inside, their orders are taken down by hand by suited waiters...

Monday, November 12 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST. Embassy of Italy - 3000 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC 20008. The popular Italian cuisine, loved and imitated around the world, is slowly fading, but many are trying to save it. Presented at the 2018 Venice Film Festival, I Villani is a documentary by Daniele De Michele, which follows the lives of...

If the wide, colonial-era streets of downtown Haddonfield have ever reminded you of a European piazza, consider your impression validated by a continental native. “Haddonfield is so much European,” said restaurateur Endrit “Andrew” Bodi. When he first came to South Jersey to work in the food industry, the 24-year-old Albanian would take his meals a...

The world’s largest historic vehicle driving event hit the road in America for the first time Saturday. The Mille Miglia (Italian for one-thousand miler) is an open-road rally through the streets of Italy, but organizers are holding an American version — the 1000 Miglia Warm Up USA — this year. “It’s like Indianapolis for us,” said Mark Gessler, pr...

Wednesday November 14, 2018. 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST. National Italian American Gallery at the Italian Cultural Center of Maryland, 315 Homeland Southway, Baltimore, MD 21212-4113. Join us for the grand opening of the National Italian American Gallery with the exhibit Due: Generazioni e Generi a Confronto. Bambagini - Celi / Two: Generations and Genr...