Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art’s annual Italian Film Weekend screens four films from May 18 to 20. The weekend kicks off Friday at 6 p.m. with “Made in Italy,” a 2018 comic drama about a man about to give up his dreams. An opening reception begins at 5 p.m. At 7:50 p.m., “Call Me By Your Name,” a 2017 LGBT coming-of-age movie about a teen in love...

Sammy and Domenica Lovera are the Re and Regina for this year’s Italian Festival. “Hopefully, we can reign over a year of peace and tranquility,” Sammy Lovera said. They are set to be officially crowned during the festival’s opening ceremony, which they were told will be around 10:30 a.m. Saturday. This year’s 48th annual Italian Festival is set fo...

Over 70 years, the one statement synonymous with Raritan is “A Friendly Town of Friendly People.” And as the borough has grown with new buildings, more roads and more people, that saying still holds true for many of Raritan’s most well-known residents. “This is what has really come to describe the town,” said lifelong resident John Pacifico, himsel...

The Buzz: A celebration of Italian heritage through sport, music, education, food, and friends is planned for May 31 through June 2. Hosted by Convivio, the three-event series will channel and celebrate the colorful history of Italian Republic Day (June 2), while treating participants to three distinctive Italian American cultural experiences invol...

It’s as Chicago as “Da Bears” and the “Machine” that ran the city for decades – just a whole lot tastier. For uninitiated foodies, an Italian beef is a sandwich comprised of thinly sliced beef served in its own gravy on Italian bread and served “hot” (with pickled vegetables a.k.a. giardiniera), “sweet” (with grilled bell peppers), and then either...

It's almost time for the Italian Market Festival, one of the few occasions where climbing greased poles is actually encouraged in Philly. The festival will take place Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, at the nation's oldest outdoor market on Ninth Street. In addition to a greased pole climbing competition, festival activities include the tradit...

From the CIBUS International Food Exhibition, Parma, Italy – When Americans think of Italian food, what comes to mind? Well, yes, pizza and spaghetti – at least that’s been the default for years. But as palates have matured and folks have become more savvy about food, I’d argue that for many, Italy means authenticity, tradition, family. Those are m...

Undisputed champion of the success of Balsamic Vinegar in the world, Italian company Ponti is the historical leader of wine vinegar. Now, the bet for 2018 is apple vinegar, and it is on this product category – of which it is the leader with over 40% market share – that the company focuses in particular on the spotlight of its participation in the C...

Enter: IDACO Festival! Presented by Baruch Performing Arts Center in partnership with The Italian Cultural Institute, IDACO connects Italian and other European choreographers with artists who live in New York City, creating an artistic platform for collaborations that cross-cultural boundaries. In other words? IDACO is all about visual arts, Italy,...

One of the borough’s most popular parades is experiencing a ‘passing of the baton’ of leadership. Tony Signorile, longtime steward of the Bronx Columbus Day Parade, who volunteered for 12 years as the parade committee chair, submitted a letter of resignation recently to the Morris Park Community Association, which sponsors the annual event. Signori...