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Sunday October 28 2:00 pm - Rutgers University's College Avenue Student Center, 126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ. Admission: $15; open to the public. Contact: Robert DiBiase 848-445-4163 commission@njitalianheritage.org. How successful is your life changing Italian scholarship, or course, if hardly anyone knows it exists? New Jersey has many g...

Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 7 p.m. Duquesne University Power Center Ballroom, 1015 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA. Admission is free with ticket registration. You are invited to attend a documentary screening celebrating the Italian American experience. Brothers James J. and Justice Louis L. Manderino from Monessen, Pennsylvania were born two of six...

Longtime friends, Sandra Zagari Forosisky and Robert A. Penza, will share the spotlight Saturday when they are awarded the Spirit of Achievement Award, presented by the Italian Cultural Foundation of South Jersey. The honor, given to those of Italian heritage known for their cultural pride, community involvement and professional achievements, will...

Will the real Steven Van Zandt stand up? The Jersey boy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who’s played with Bruce Springsteen and the E. Street Band off and on for decades. He played Silvio, Tony Soprano’s mob sidekick, on six seasons of HBO’s The Sopranos. He’s introduced over 1,000 new bands in the last 15 years on Little Steven’s Underground Gara...

This fall, the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera opens with Norma on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. The company presents Vincenzo Bellini's tragedia lirica opera set in ancient Rome at the Bergen Performing Arts Center, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street, in Englewood, New Jersey. Verismo Opera announces the artists performing in thi...

Silvio Laccetti, a retired professor of social sciences from Stevens Institute of Technology, spoke at the Hunterdon County Italian Legacy Society, where he discussed Christopher Columbus to disprove a number of controversies about the explorer, which are often found in today's school curriculum. In the various topics of discussion and writing abou...

Assistant Minority Leader/Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce received the Humanitarian and Presidents Award from the Columbian Foundation on Saturday, October 13. “The Columbian Foundation is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3), charitable organization founded in 1941 by business and professional men of Italian descent. Our primary objectives are to promote the c...

When I found out National Pasta Day was a real thing, I started thinking about all the delicious carb-filled meals I've had in Philly. There's no shortage of Italian restaurants in this city serving phenomenal pasta. The first time I went to A Mano in Fairmount, I was left in awe of the restaurant's cavatelli dish, made with escargot, mushrooms, bo...

Lo scorso 12 ottobre, presso la sede centrale della National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) a Washington D.C., si è inaugurato il nuovo Museo Nazionale dell’Emigrazione Italiana. 26 milioni di italo americani hanno finalmente un museo dedicato alla loro storia. Il Museo, infatti, ripercorre tutte le tappe che portarono i nostri emigranti a lasc...

Much like the Italian Renaissance itself, Lafayette’s Italian Studies program is experiencing a rebirth. The interdisciplinary program, which has existed at the college for more than six years, is being expanded by Professor Anthony Cummings, professor of music and the coordinator for Italian Studies. The Italian Studies minor, which currently cons...

When Touch of Italy owner Bob Ciprietti took over the former Bella Coast Italian Kitchen & Market on Concord Pike last week, the Sussex County restaurateur came with some secret weapons. He brought in culinary consultant Ciro Verdi, a longtime New York City chef/restaurateur whose pizza has been praised by celebrity chef Bobby Flay and featured oft...

Chef Anthony Bucco, whose distinguished career includes the North Jersey gems Ryland Inn and Restaurant Latour, has had longtime plans to open Felina, a contemporary Italian bar-restaurant, in Ridgewood, N.J. The project has been beset by delays. It's now up for November. Meanwhile, his business partners, developers Frank and Jeanne Cretella, had a...