Plans are in place for this weekend’s Italian Festival, set for Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14, at the Southeast Expo Center west of McAlester. “We’re predicting great weather and a huge turnout,” said Bobby Lenardo, one of the Italian Festival Committee members. Everything from food, music, carnival rides and the traditional arts and craft sho...

The UNICO Chapters of Delaware District 1 sponsored a “St. Joseph’s Table” to celebrate La Festa di San Giuseppe, a centuries old-tradition to help the poor and downtrodden. A weekend-long collection of non-perishable food items was held in March at Saint Edmond Church in Rehoboth Beach, topped off by baskets of bread donated by Old World Breads in...

The San Francisco Black Film Festival will be opening on June 15th and closing on June 18th. One of the dopest documentaries that will be screening is called “BlaxploItalian: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema,” which looks at the perception of Black people, born in Italy, in the their national media as well as the cultural currents that it t...

Benld’s annual Italian-American Days began sixty-four years ago, and the festa (May 26-29) continues stronger than ever!  Sponsored by the Italian Club of Benld, it provides four days of activities in the Benld City Park.  Enjoy carnival rides, bingo, games, entertainment, a bocce tournament, and lots more.  Known throughout Illinois for its Italia...

Over 30 classic cars of the hundreds that ran the Mille Miglia road race from 1927 to 1957 have been painstakingly tracked down, identified, and are now on gleaming display in Brescia, from a 1953 Ferrari 340 MM valued at €11 million to a 1951 Lancia Aurelia with a bad paint job that a lucky collector scooped up for €70,000. Some of them will roll...

While most people are occupied with what will happen in the future, hundreds of historical reenactors in Vallejo were happily living 500 years in the past. The Carnevale Fantastico, an Italian Renaissance and cultural festival, kicked off its weekend-long affair Saturday at the Blue Rock Springs Park in Vallejo. Speaking with thick Italian accents,...

It’s hard to believe that another school year is almost over and summer will soon be here. No more cabin fever, just that wonderful time of the year when we look forward to fun in the sun, with activities and outdoor festivities of every kind imaginable. Of course, the events that are most important to us as a community undergoing a renaissance of...

Saturday evening I met up with my fellow Knights of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George at Saint Francis of Paola Church (219 Conselyea St.) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for the Traditional Solemn High Mass in honor of San Francesco di Paola, patron saint of Calabria and the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. Starting from the Madonna de...

Herrin (IL) will soon roll out its red carpet for its 2017 Herrin Festa Italiana.  From May 22-29, thousands of visitors descend on this Southern Illinois community to enjoy their carnival, International Bocce Championship, golf tournament, talent contest/ pageants, road races, grand parade, art exhibition, poker run, and lots more.  One of the mai...

Join us for the 26th Newport Italianfest, named a Top 20 Event for June by the Southeast Tourism Society and held along Newport’s Riverboat Row between the Purple People and Taylor-Southgate Bridges. The festival has authentic Italian food and live Italian music performed by entertainers from around the nation and from “the old country”, a Golf Out...