The annual Italian Festival is under way in Seaside Heights, with arts, crafts, entertainment and all the Italian food you could want. The festival continues until 10 p.m. on Saturday and is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. There is a variety of performances scheduled throughout the weekend, and on Sunday the 27nd annual Columbus Day Parade steps...

Alamance County performers will headline the first-ever Festa Italiana from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday on Tucker Street in downtown Raleigh. Larry Vellani, of Mebane, will serve as master of ceremonies and his band, Mebanesville, will perform. Tenor Charles “Chuck” Beard will perform a selection of Neapolitan classics and Dr. Charles Hogan will accom...

Mayor Rich David and members of the Italian-American community held a press conference on Wednesday to discuss details for the 59th annual Columbus Day Parade, Tournament of Marching Bands and Italian Festival. The event will begin Monday, October 8th, at 9 A.M. outside of Binghamton City Hall where the Italian Flag will be raised. Shortly after, t...

Italian American Heritage Month was proclaimed by the President of the United States and US Congress in 1989. The month is a celebration of the contributions and achievements of Italian immigrants and their descendant to American culture. Any good celebration needs food, so today we're ordering an 'Affogato.' Affogato is quite simple: a scoop of va...

In its annual recognition of Italian heritage organizers of the New Columbus Day celebration and dinner will salute one organization and four individuals who have made significant contributions to the Pueblo community. Those to be honored include: The Knights of Columbus. Hector Chiariglione. The late Rev. Ben Bacino. John Panepinto. Louie Carleo....

If you’ve ever faced the dilemma of where to find good authentic Italian food in the Islands, you’re not alone. Insert Festa Italiana, and all of our pasta, pizza, wine and gelato dreams have come true. The second annual event brings a taste of Italy to Honolulu with a mix of authentic Italian food, drinks, performances and a showcase of European l...

The borough’s biggest Columbus Day celebration is back: Catholic Charities of Staten Island’s annual “Festa Italiana at The Mount” returns Friday through Sunday, Oct. 5-7, at Mount Loretto, 6581 Hylan Blvd. in Pleasant Plains. “We’re looking forward to bringing the community together once again to celebrate on Columbus Day Weekend,” says Vincent Ig...

Eldorado Great Italian Festival. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Downtown Reno from Second to Fifth streets. Cost: Admission and entertainment are free. The food, of course, costs money. Sauce-tasting: For $5, you can get a four-compartment muffin tin to try sauces from more than 25 family sauce-makers. Entertainment: Music...

With festivals growing bigger, and the local festival calendar getting more crowded, there was something refreshingly different about the debut last year of the Muffuletta Festival in Old Metairie. On paper, it seemed to follow the standard recipe for a New Orleans food festival: start with a familiar dish, bank on its built-in name recognition and...

In a milestone change, the city of Rochester announced this week that Monday, Oct. 8, will be the city's first annual Indigenous Peoples Day. But Monday already is the federally designated Columbus Day, setting up a convergence of societal concerns about who we are as a people and how we celebrate cultures, history and heritage.  The city says Colu...