Friday, Nov. 30th & Saturday, Dec. 1st:  10 am to 5 pm, Sunday, Dec. 2nd:  11 am to 3 pm. American Italian Heritage Museum  •  1227 Central Ave  •  Albany, NY 12205. Join us at the Museum for this festive annual Italian tradition when we transform our exhibit rooms into market places filled with unique Italian merchandise available for purchase whi...

Friday, November 30 | 8:00pm | San Francisco. St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1111 Franklin at Geary. Saturday, December 1 | 8:00pm | Palo Alto. All Saints' Episcopal Church, 555 Waverley at Hamilton. Sunday, December 2 | 4:00pm | Berkeley. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft at Ellsworth. General: $30 ($35 at the door) | Senior: $25 ($30 at the...

The Met will continue a longstanding holiday tradition with the presentation of its Christmas tree, a favorite of both New Yorkers and visitors from around the world. The magnificently lit, twenty-foot blue spruce will loom over a vivid eighteenth-century Neapolitan Nativity scene, enshrined in an abundant array of lifelike figures with silk-robed...

It's Christmas at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City on Saturday, December 8th at 8PM and Sunday, December 9th at 7pm in The Showroom. "My Big Gay Italian Christmas" received rave reviews at its opening in July and is preparing for an explosive return to the Atlantic City arena this December with after parties to follow each performance. The follow...

Walking into the Town of Rivesville, Bob Tinnell sees memories. Memories of Christmas celebrations in the 1980s when he celebrated the Feast of the Seven Fishes with his Italian immigrant grandparents. Bob’s goal now is to bring his memories to the present. He has done this in the actual house of his grandparents, which is now decorated to simulate...

Thursday, December 28th @ 6:30pm—8:00pm. Italian American Museum - 155 Mulberry Street. New York, NT 10013. Talk and dvd based photo presentation on "The Presepe Napoletano" by Anita Sanseverino and Lou Barella at the Italian American Museum on Thursday, December 28 at 6:30PM. The evening's program will feature a special unveiling of the Presepe Na...

With all of the Christmas shopping going on, it’s important to remember all of the food. It’s a huge part of the celebration, and many people are making a special trip to the Bronx to get their staples. As CBS2’s Andrea Grymes explained, stepping foot on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx’s Little Italy, will make you feel like you’re back in the old count...

The Rev. Matthew Bernelli was like a kid with a train set as he showed off his famous Nativity scene, now set up at St. Andrew Church in the North End after numerous Christmases on the East Side. “It came out good,” said the Catholic priest. “I love the little details.” There is no engine chugging along on tracks, desecrating the holy scene depicti...

It’s just after 6 o’clock in the morning, but Joseph Sabino Mistick is already on his second cappuccino and is now buying a round for everyone who just walked into La Prima Espresso coffee shop. “Misticks for all of them!” the former deputy mayor of Pittsburgh says to the barista. (The hot creamy creation with an extra sprinkle of cocoa is named af...

The Italian-American community has brought its share of holiday traditions to the United States, and there are some who still remember the story of Befana, the Santa Claus of Italy. The legend is a favorite of Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato, who was happy to relate this piece of folklore. “The Befana story is basically an ancient...