Anyone who visits Little Italy in Troy will have the opportunity once again to see the former St. Mary’s Parish Restored Nativity Project. On Friday morning, members of the Little Italy Neighborhood Quality of Life Committee held a special unveiling of the parish Nativity scene, where it is being displayed this year at Michelle’s Florist at 299 4th...

Much is said about the commercialization of Christmas and the loss of the Christmas spirit. So what is Christmas and what is behind the Italian tradition that has been exported to the world over? Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus. It is a Roman Catholic tradition which is emulated by many other cultures throughout the world. The bi...

In this special holiday episode of The Italian American Podcast, I speak with the three winners of our Italian American Recipe Contest that we recently held. They are Christine Simolke, Mariann Dorico-Raftery, and Jennifer Perrine Nevins. We talk about their wonderful recipes as well as the rich Italian American traditions that their recipes repres...

Giuseppe abbraccia Maria e il piccolo Gesù su un giaciglio di paglia, scaldati dal respiro del bue e dell’asinello. Niente di strano, se non fosse che questa natività è stata realizzata a grandezza naturale esclusivamente con la sabbia, e fa parte di un presepe monumentale che ogni Natale, dal 2002, prende forma a Jesolo, a pochi passi dal litorale...

On December 16, the The Saint Leonard Choral Society accompanied by The North  End Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Dan Drzymalski will perform  its Annual Christmas Concert. This year’s concert is entitled “An Italian-American Christmas Concert”. Continuing with tradition, the concert will be held in  the lovely setting of Historic Sac...

Paolo Nespoli ha acceso dallo spazio l'albero di Natale più grande del mondo, dedicato quest'anno ad Agenzia Spaziale Europea (Esa) e Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Asi) per il loro impegno nella scienza e nella tecnologia. Dalla Stazione Spaziale, dove si trova dalla fine del luglio 2017, AstroPaolo ha inviato il segnale che ha acceso le centinaia di...

The Christmas season has officially begun here in Italy. The first festive markets are already open and more are set to follow as advent continues. Many of Italy's most established Christmas markets are in the South Tyrol region near Austria, but there are festive delights to be found across the entire country.  

Rosanne G. Hargrave Soprano Michael Clement Piano. Light the Season with musical renditions from the Italian, Latin and English languages including composers Adams, Franck, Schubert, Torme, Mozart, De Liguori and Yon. Classical, Sacred and traditional favorites. Browse the mu-seum exhibits as you enjoy the décor and ambiance! Lovely dessert recepti...

Come celebrate the holiday season in authentic Italian style! Middlesex County's Office of Arts and History is proud to present an Italian folk theater piece with music from performance troupe I Giullari di Piazza. The piece, "La Cantata Dei Pastori," combines holiday cheer with the Italian love of music and humor. The program is free of charge and...

The globally beloved Italian operatic trio, The Three Tenors, star this weekend in their holiday special event THE THREE TENORS CHRISTMAS CONCERT at Jaffrey's River Street Theatre (RST). The high definition filmed concert performance will be shown Thursday through Saturday, December 7-9 at 7pm plus a 2pm matinee on Saturday and Sunday, December 9 a...