An effort is ongoing in the borough’s Italian-American enclaves to save a beloved statue of Christopher Columbus. Locals are participating in at least two petition efforts to implore a public art review commission established by Mayor de Blasio to keep a statue of Christopher Columbus in Manhattan’s Columbus Circle. The Sons of Italy placed petitio...

The Whitten Learning Center is now doubling as an Italian movie theater. The center has become the home base for the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures’ seventh annual Italian Film Festival this October. Once a week, for Italian heritage month, contemporary Italian films are screened on campus, free to students, faculty and community me...

Cento anni in America, anzi di Italiani-aquiloniesi in America. Il Club San Vito Martire nel New Jersey ha festeggiato nei giorni scorsi, in occasione del Colombus Day, il suo primo secolo di vita. Fondato da emigranti di Aquilonia a inizio secolo scorso, in onore del santo patrono della comunità irpina, il Club raccoglie oggi italo-americani di tr...

Musicologist Alan Lomax stated that “the first function of music, especially of folk music, is to produce a feeling of security for the listener by voicing the particular quality of a land and the life of its people.” Apropos that the Italian Sons and Daughters of America’s folk music and dance troupe would call themselves I Campagnoli, which trans...

The Italian American Club of Jacksonville hosts its 23rd annual Festa Italiana on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21 and 22, at its clubhouse at 2838 Westberry Road in Mandarin. The 66-year-old club’s annual event runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday with information about Italy; pizza, pasta, hoagies and homemade desserts on sa...

The scent of fire-cooked dough and melting mozzarella wafted through the concourse of the Atlantic City Convention Center on Tuesday, the first day of the Pizza & Pasta Northeast expo. More than 150 booths, featuring specialty foods, restaurant equipment and recipe demonstrations, looked to present the latest in restaurant industry innovation to o...

There's a big event coming to downtown Pensacola this weekend, and you just might smell it before you see it. Sausage and pepper sandwiches, meatball sandwiches, and of course the classic spaghetti and meatballs will be served at Festa Italiana. The local branch of Order Sons of Italy in America is all about celebrating Italian-American culture. Th...

The annual Festa Italiana will take place noon to 10 p.m., Oct. 21, at the Italian American Veterans Post 1 at 4567 Oberlin Ave. in Lorain. Admission is free. The event includes music, raffles, games, and Italian souvenirs while children’s games are from noon to 4 p.m. Live entertainment includes: Hip To That with Maria DiDonato at 1 p.m.; Italian...

Several dozen municipal governments across the U.S. have changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. They contend that Christopher Columbus and other Europeans ushered in centuries of ethnic cleansing and genocide. Injustices of the past cannot be changed by new-age political correctness. And the propensity for historically ruthless treatment o...

The city of Columbus has its first pesto king. Greater Columbus Sisters Cities International, with the Columbus Italian Festival, hosted the inaugural Columbus Pesto Championship on Sunday and Marcello Canova, an Ohio State professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, was chosen from 10 local finalists as the city's premiere pesto maker.    S...