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Friday, 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 at the Phoenix Bar, the former site of a chapel to the Madonna of Tindari created by Sicilian immigrants who first celebrated her feast day in 1905. People arriv...

Rosa’s Pizza was established by the Troia Family in 1975 and has since grown to include several locations in Queens, Manhattan and Long Island. The newest location just opened about a month ago on 21st Street in Astoria, and we are all thankful for this casual, reliable Italian spot in an area that really needs it. Needless to say, the Troia family...

The South Buffalo Italian Festival will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday on South Park Avenue in front of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. Started in 2005, the festival this year will honor co-founders Rich Angrisano and Carmella Bongiovanni Schroeder, who both passed away this past year. A tree will be planted in their memory. Childre...

A public forum in White Plains on the potential landmark status of a Christopher Columbus statue sparked controversy over whether or not Columbus is a figure worth celebrating. The forum, held by the Historic Preservation Committee in the Common Council Chambers on July 9, gave citizens of White Plains the chance to voice their approval or disappro...

The Italian American Museum cordially invites you to attend a screening of "Italian American Internment: A Secret Story" (2000, 50 min.). A Discussion and Q&A led by Museum Founder and President Dr. Joseph V. Scelsa will follow the screening. Thursday, August 17th, 6:30 PM - 155 Mulberry Street (Corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets) New York, NY 10...

The smell of grilled peppers and onions carried through Barker Commons Park as music could be heard being gently played Saturday. Italian Festival was back for its second year. The Italian Festival started last year as a way for people in the Fredonia community to celebrate their Italian heritage. Church street was lined with vendors. Local restau...

Sunday, September 17th @ 8pm – 11pm. Doors open @ 6pm. Highland Ballroom - 431 West 16th Street - New York, NY 10011. Tickets: $35.00 – $55.00 - Available at Ticketweb Known for his powerful voice as well as his engaging and spectacular performance, the young Neapolitan crooner, Patrizio Buanne, has developed legions of fans across the globe and ha...

During August/September, the American Italian Heritage Museum will share the photo journal, “Reflections by Lucia Sirco” with visitors in its Special Exhibit Room. Ms. Sirco’s photo journal captures the people, food and hidden places of the “Queen of the Adriatic” - Venice. She has visited many places in Italy but Venice’s quaint neighborhoods, bre...

August 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Mulberry Street Public Library - 10 Jersey St - New York, NY 10012. Join VMF & IAWA for an Exclusive Screening: Pane Amaro/Bitter Bread. Followed by a Q&A with Directors Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien The Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF) will present PANE AMARO/BITTER BREAD, which has been called the first compr...

Indulge me while I get a little starry-eyed over the recent arrival of Mio Posto in downtown Albany after its displacement from Saratoga Springs by fire. Who am I to ask the gods what transpired for the former Lark & Lily to become available as Mio Posto's new home? Did Sylvia Meder Lilly wake up one morning and decide it was time to pass the baton...

The spirit of Sicily will be coming to southwest Brooklyn once again, as Bensonhurst gears up for the 42nd Annual Feast of Santa Rosalia. The feast, known by locals as the 18th Avenue Festival, will span 18th Avenue (aka Cristoforo Colombo Boulevard) from 65th Street to 75th Street from Thursday, August 17 through Sunday, August 27. “It’s a traditi...

If you can't afford to walk the streets of Rome, Florence, or Milan, you might be able to find what you're looking for in Rochester this weekend at the Fourth Annual Little Italy Festival: two days of Italian food, music, and entertainment. The festival begins Saturday, August 12, and will feature the musical talents of Rome native Marco Amadio, Si...