The clubhouse of the Italian American Club of Mahopac was transformed into a film recording studio last week as the club filmed interviews with its 2016 grand marshals for the Columbus Day parade, as well as the Cooking Extravaganza where the marshals prepared their favorite dishes representing their Italian region. Giulio Cefaloni, chairperson of...

By Giovanni di Napoli Thursday evening (Sept. 8th), I met up with some friends at Most Precious Blood Church in Manhattan's Little Italy to celebrate the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Luckily, for the duration of the extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Holy Doors remain open until 10:00pm, so those of us who work late still had an oppo...

By Carie Canterbury   Rigirozzi, DiNardo, Merlino, Carochi, Scutti — and dozens more — all names of Italian families who have made positive contributions to Fremont County for several generations. These families are recognized in the Italian Heritage Booth during Royal Gorge Sons of Italy's Italian Festival, which is annually at Macon P...

One of the most popular locations for the Americans who like to spend their free time in a wonderful place enjoying the sun and the nature of the east coast is Hilton Head Island, in South Carolina: one of the three American States where you can actually find a city named Italy (the other two are Texas and New York). Jokes apart, Italy is here too...

By Malcolm Hall Bring on some bocce tournaments, tarantella folk dancing, Mediterranean food and not to mention homemade wine and one might feel as if they recently arrived in this country from Italy. And that is somewhat the goal of the folks at St. James Catholic School as they stage an Italian American festival from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday...

by Joe De Castillo   On Wednesday, September 7, 2016, Mayor Dawn Zimmer, in conjunction with the Societa Madonna Dei Martiri, the Juventus Club of Hoboken, and the Federazione Molfettesi d'America officially established an annual Molfetta Day in Hoboken to be celebrated on the final day of the Annual Festival of Madonna Dei Martiri (Hoboken...

The Italian Festival of Lights kicked off its weekend activities at the Bicentennial Mall State Park. The festival began Friday at noon in downtown Nashville. Dozens of vendors set up their tents and displays earlier that morning. Each year, the festival promises the sights and sounds of Italy - Music City Style.   Festival goers c...

Toss out any preconceived notion of what an Italian-American woman should be like. The Italian-American Club of Hilton Head (IACHH) powers that be, passed a rule a few years ago declaring... NO RULES (ta-da!) regarding one's ethnic heritage when applying for membership to the club. That's right, you read it here first. You don't have to be Ita...

Young women of Italian heritage are sought to give the annual Bravo Italiano Festival some additional cultural flavor. The 32nd annual festival is Friday, Sept. 16, and Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Italian-American Civic Association, 192 Bellew Ave. The Miss Italia Pageant is at 7 p.m. Sept. 16. The winner receives a $1,000 scholarship and her...

It's September, which means everyone gets to be Italian for a weekend at Belmar's 13th annual Festival Italiano. The festival, benefiting Project Angel Heart, is Saturday, Sept. 10, and Sunday, Sept. 11, this year. Events run from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the 10th, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the 11th, all at Belmar, 464 Teller St.   "The chil...