When Italian immigrants began shifting their focus of practical identity from the old country to the new, they created a change in consciousness that resulted in a loss of cultural memory that would be vital for the continuation of Italian identities in the United States. This condition is similar to what Benedict Anderson addresses in his study Im...

by Riccardo Chioni Nella residenza ufficiale del sindaco Bill de Blasio a Gracie Mansion giovedì si è svolta una cerimonia per l'inizio del fine settimana dei festeggiamenti colombiani alla presenza della first lady Chirlane McCray, del console generale Natalia Quintavalle del commissioner del Fdny Daniel Nigro e il presidente della Columbus Citiz...

  WTI Magazine #84    2016 October 17Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   Ciao from ... somewhere in the US! As October is the Italian Heritage month, I'm travelling around the East Coast and the Midwest to celebrate Italy in the US, the Italian Americans and meeting a lot of friends of We the Italians...

Jersey City's Downtown was awash in green, red and white for the fifth annual Columbus Day Parade today. Leading the celebration of Italian heritage Saturday was TLC star Buddy 'Cake Boss' Valastro, who was the parade's grand marshal.   "I'm honored to be here," Valastro said, who was accompanied at the head of the parade by his son, Marco,...

The Italian American Community petitions for an official U.S. Capitol luncheon and White House evening reception in annual recognition and endorsement of Columbus Day and the contributions of the 25 million Americans of Italian decent. With our holiday consistently under attack, we ask the White House to rededicate the Presidency to both the holida...

On a perfect, sunny, summery October day, a few dozen people — many wearing the green, white and red colors the flag of Italy — sat out along the Main Street side of City Hall, listened to Italian music and honored Natalie Guiliano DeRosa as "Italian-American of the Year." Then they all moved on to the basement of City Hall to eat ziti, eggplant a...

The Toms River branch hosted Amixi de Boggiasco e del Golfo Paradison from Boddiasco-Genova-Liguria Friday afternoon. This annual presentation of traditional dances was sponsored by the Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee, Inc.   Michael A. Blandina, the committee chairman opened the program. The Polizia de Stato (State Police of Ita...

  WTI Magazine #51    2015 January, 9Author : Giovanni Verde      Translation by:   He is the man who discovered America without realizing it. The navigator for excellence. A symbol of the Italian sense of adventure and a pride for both sides of the Atlantic. Cristoforo Colombo was born in Genoa, at the end of...

After Friday's rain, the Columbus Italian Festival was in a party mood yesterday with food, as always, one of the star attractions.   The smells of pizza, pasta, sausage sandwiches, soup, gelato and pizzelles wafted in the air around St. John Italian Catholic Church, 720 Hamlet St., the center of the festival and Columbus' Italian community....

On Monday, October 13, 2014, Fifth Avenue will come alive with more than 40,000 participants and over one million spectators for New York City's 70th Annual Columbus Day Celebration and Parade, which runs north on Fifth Avenue, from 47th to 72nd Street from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM and led by Grand Marshal Frank Bisignano. It is also broadcast live on W...