For the eighth consecutive year, The West End Museum marks Italian Heritage Month by recognizing individuals of Italian descent for their contributions to preserving the culture of the West End and its rich immigrant history. Italian Heritage Month Honoree Night takes place on Tuesday, October 3 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Honoree presentations will be fol...

Providence’s Federal Hill holds its annual festival over three days. So maybe other people “discovered” America before he did. It doesn’t matter. In Rhode Island, Columbus Day is still a time for festivals, parades and celebrations. And here’s a few of them: In Providence, Federal Hill holds its Columbus Day Festival Oct. 7-9, with Atwells Avenue c...

I. Premise 1. Most famous historic individuals are controversial. For example, Julius Caesar was murdered for having been too successful in his political and military careers. Jesus of Nazareth was crucified for inspiring hope of an everlasting soul salvation. We should not be surprised if Christopher Columbus arouses the same love-hate feelings an...

Weaving my way south on Mulberry Street between Houston and Canal, with the Feast of San Gennero in full swing, is a little bit like stepping back in time. I remember the 1960s and 70s, when Manhattan’s Little Italy was still a vast and lively neighborhood filled with colorful shops and enticing restaurants. In his 2004 New York magazine article “A...

The smell of spaghetti and meatball sandwiches wafted through South City Park as Paesano Days was celebrated Friday and Saturday at South City Park.  This was the second year the Sons of Italy festival was held at the park ever since a bocce ball court was built there in 2016. Aside from other fare food such as Italian sausage sandwiches, pasta bow...

Dear San Gennaro Community, we regret to announce that we will not be having the Feast of San Gennaro in Los Angeles this weekend. Unfortunately, we were not able to provide the same level of service we always aim to deliver when hosting our annual street festival in Hollywood and are exploring options to bring the Feast back to the community again...

Il San Diego Italian Film Festival (SDIFF) ritorna anche quest’anno dal 4 al 15 ottobre, presso il Museo di Arti Fotografiche (MoPa) di Balboa Park e al Le Paloma Theatre di Encinitas. La rassegna, giunta alla sua undicesima edizione, è organizzata in collaborazione con il MoPa e l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Los Angeles, affiancati nel support...

Dear Members and Friends, the 39th Houston Italian Festival is coming up and we need your help! It takes hundreds of volunteers to make this festival a success. If you want to be on the front lines of bringing Italian culture to Houston, please be a volunteer on the Festival team. You will be surrounded by like-minded friends, old and new, and you...

The Cultural Italian American Organization's annual Wine Making Festival will move its Italian food and grape stomping to Fingerlakes Mall this year. The event, which previously took place on the State Street mall in downtown Auburn, will instead be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, in the food court of the mall, 1579 Clark St. Road, Au...

Twenty-four national and local entertainment acts on two stages highlight the 18th Annual Mercer County Italian American Festival Friday through Sunday at Mercer County Park in West Windsor. Performers include Ray Massa's EuroRhythms; The Brooklyn Bridge ("The Worst That Could Happen"); "Uncle" Floyd Vivino; Bee Gees tribute band Stayin' Alive; "Th...