Dear ICS Friends, wWe are pleased to invite you to Festa di Carnevale 2019, organized in collaboration with Le D.I.V.E. and Italians in DC. The band i-Talians will perform a fun concert, while the kids will be entertained with arts and crafts. Our little students will join the band for a special Italian song and a presentation in Italian on traditi...

It’s coming up to Carnival time and bakeries in Italy have trays of ‘chiacchiere’ in their windows. Think a pastry that is thin, crispy, fried and covered in icing sugar….  I knew that would get your attention! We would have these when I was growing up in Australia only when my Calabrese Nonna Concetta would make them.  I’ve always called them ‘Cro...

A giant, godlike President Trump float made its debut on the first day of one of Italy’s most famous carnival events this weekend. The Carnevale Di Viargeggio festival in Viareggio, Italy, is attended by about 600,000 people and is famed for its papier-mâché sculptures. The largest of which can be as heavy as 40 tons and often carry a political mes...

Carnevale, the traditional Italian winter festival, is returning to Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante at Disney Springs on Feb. 22 – and this time, it promises to be “bigger and better than ever.”  Carnevale, commonly known as Mardi Gras outside of Italy, is a spectacular event complete with costumes, culinary delights, and plenty of celebration. This yea...

In recent years we are seeing in Italy a continuous intensification of "ethnic tourism", folk festivals and historical re-enactments, religious rituals, patronal festivals, ethno-gastronomic events and carnivals have taken on great interest in the public, so as to spread the phenomenon of direct observation of travelers outside the manifestations o...

Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM (CST). Mad Art Gallery, 2727 South 12th Street, St. Louis, MO 63118. You are cordially invited to the Italian Community of St Louis' second annual CARNEVALE VENEZIANO. Together with the St Louis - Bologna Sister Cities Organization, our clubs Italiano Per Piacere and Giovani Italiani Saint Louis,...

Date: March 2, 2019 - Time: 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM - Place: River City Casino Grand Ballroom - Costs: Early Bird Pre-sale Price: $115 per person.  Tables of 8 or 10 are available. If purchased before December 25, 2018  This is a formal event; black tie optional. Masquerade masks in the style of Venice’s Carnevale not required, but strongly encouraged! ...

The commedia dell’arte is a theatrical genre born in Italy in the 16th century. It originated the masks that are still worn during the carnival celebrations. One of the best known is the mask of Harlequin. Italian Traditions will lead you on the discovery of its origin and its role within comedy. Finally we will tell you some curiosities that disti...

Carnevale, a word that in Italy means much more than the beginning of Lent and a celebration with masks and parades. It represents a celebration of life and a day where you can be what you dreamed of being: a cow boy, an astronaut, a car racer, or maybe even Julius Caesar or whatever historical character you have a liking to. That is why Venice, Vi...

Tuesday evening, I joined my friends at Norma Gastronomia Siciliana (438 3rd Ave.) in Kips Bay, Manhattan for a joint Martedì Grasso (Fat Tuesday) and Jurnata d''a Memoria (Remembrance Day) dinner. Looking to eat our fill before our Lenten fast, as well as honor the men and women who fought and died defending our ancestral homeland during the north...