Last Sunday (June 7th), my friends and I joined members of the Società di San Cono in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for the Feast of San Cono, patron saint of Teggiano, Salerno. Starting from the society's clubhouse at 231 Ainslie St., the procession meandered through the neighborhood to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, where we celebrated Mass in Italian...

West Virginia has a long history of Italian emigration. In 1910 more than 17,000 Italians were living there, making up 30% of the entire foreign-born population of the State: Italy even had a consular office in northern West Virginia. The majority of the Italian immigrants came from the south: Calabria, Campania, Sicilia. In 1907, the worst mining...

by Jaime DeLage   After a year off to reorganize and a year away in Shoreview, the fledgling Festa Italiana is returning to Harriet Island this weekend.   The first Festas were held on Harriet Island in September 2011 and 2012, but miserable weather the second year convinced organizers to move their event to midsummer. The lack of sum...

by Lisa Backus As he stirred the steaming pot of soffritto, boiled veal hearts in a tasty sauce, Sunday afternoon, Rich Angelillo understood that he was helping younger generations to understand the vibrancy of his roots in Italy. "This is our Italian heritage," he said as he pointed to the sign on the Sons of Italy hall that read they had been i...

Sparta UNICO is sponsoring a Heritage event for area residents. On April 17 people in the county are invited to Hillside Park in Andover for fun, food and family. They will provide live Italian music, food tasting, demonstrations, Italian lessons and cultural information.   Door prizes include a free DNA testing kit donated by Ancestry.com.&...

by Darlene J. Swiger   People lined West Main Street in downtown Clarksburg Friday afternoon to watch the 38th annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival coronation. The ceremony officially kicks off the three-day festival held each Labor Day weekend.   Friday's ceremony began with the introduction of the festival's princesses, Mi...

Saturday morning, they rolled more than 24,000 meatballs 115,000 raviolis and by hand in preparation for Sunday's feast.It takes volunteers weeks to prepare for the feast in Camp Washington, which benefits Sacred Heart Church. This is church's 104th year and the 30th for the dinner. "We have fun. We've been doing this controlled chaos for a long t...

The Italian American Cultural Society has been invited to participate in the 5th Annual International Children's Festival. The event will take place at Troy Athens High School. The International Children's Festival is a day in celebration of cultural diversity represented by children. The event consists of stage performances, country exhibit tables...

The 1st Annual Italian Street Festival is about to get underway in downtown Salt Lake City. Festa Italiana will celebrate the culture, entertainment and culinary diversity of Italy. There will be food vendors from some of the most popular authentic Italian restaurants in the Salt Lake Valley. Some of the items that can be found include Gnocchi...

The National Christopher Columbus Association, together with Italian-American organizations from the Washington, DC area, will be hosting a ceremony at the Columbus Memorial Statue in front of Union Station in Washington, DC on Monday, October 12, 2015. The United States Marine Band will begin the program at 10:45 am with patriotic marches – a...