For 30 years, Seattle’s Festa Italiana has celebrated and honored everything Italian. It’s an annual week-long series of events where our Northwest Italian-American community showcases the very best in Italian food, culture, products and entertainment. It is the largest ethnic festival featured at Seattle Center.

From pizza and sliders to performances of traditional music, there were plenty staples of Italy at the Italian festival held at the Market Common this past weekend. Officially called Festa Italiana, the event took place on Saturday and Sunday, costing only a dollar to attend, and featuring authentic Italian food and entertainment with plenty more...

Jacqueline Schulz marched as Queen of the Italian American Police Society of New Jersey at Monday’s Columbus Day Parade in New York City. "It was an honor being able to represent a part of my heritage by being Queen," said Schulz, 17, a senior at Union High School.  "It meant a lot knowing that I was able to show how much my heritage means to me an...

Long time Parade Chairman Michael A. Blandina said recently that the annual Italian Heritage Festival and Ocean County Columbus Day Parade never rests on its laurels and that he and his committee always try to offer something new and exciting to those who come out to it. Blandina said that the festival, held from Friday, Oct. 6 to Sunday, Oct. 8 “h...

Every October the United States celebrates Italian heritage month (il mese del retaggio italiano). The 26 million Americans of Italian descent (di origine italiana) make up the fifth largest ethnic group (il quinto più grande gruppo etnico) in the United States. However, we all have many reasons to celebrate  il meglio della cultura italiana (the b...

As city workers tried tried again Wednesday to wash red paint from a statue of Christopher Columbus vandalized over the weekend, one of them remembered watching the sculpture’s unveiling with his mother in 1965, when he was 8 years old. “I thought it was an incredibly proud moment for the city of Bridgeport,” Kevin Monks said. “What a beautiful sta...

It was a buffet of biblical proportions! Hundreds of people flooded a Williamsburg street on Sunday for Columbus-Day Giglio, a scaled-down version of the massive feast that neighborhood Catholics celebrate for several days each July. And even though the party didn’t last as long as its summer counterpart, there was still plenty of food to go around...

In honor of Italian Heritage Month, UTSA’s Architecture and Modern Languages Departments have teamed up to host an Italian Film Festival throughout October. The department will be screening a modern Italian film every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the first floor gallery within the Monterey building on UTSA’s downtown campus this month. Four films in t...

Il Punto! in collaboration with Country Village in Bothell organizes The Sparkling Stroll – Wine and prosecco walk. This is an appointment not to be missed! Where: Country Village, 23718 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell, WA 98021When: Saturday October 21st 5 – 8 pm Come to enjoy great Italian wine and prosecco brands around the shops of the Country...

The St Lawrence Society held its 30th annual Columbus Day dinner, this year honoring Renato Berzolla. The St. Lawrence Club in Cos Cob was packed as the event sold out in advance, a testament to the community’s admiration for the honoree, and perhaps, the wonderful cooking. Dinner started with antipasto and salad, followed by Italian wedding soup....