When Danny Fratta was growing up in Little Italy, a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, there was a community feast every weekend in the summer. “The Neapolitans settled here on Mulberry Street; the Sicilians were on Elizabeth Street; the Calabreses were on Mott Street … and everyone had a saint,” Fratta told The Epoch Times. Today, the Feast of San G...

Nothing says Italian like pasta and grape stomping, mamma mia! The Houston Italian Festival is happening in Houston right now and it's one of the largest festivals in town. Cynthia Salvaggio is part of the Festival Committee and says that there's something for everyone. "This is a great family event. There's a cooking class for kids, there's a lot...

Our great country, America, was established by many immigrants from all over the world. One of the most beautiful things is when a group of people from various clubs desire to continue their heritage and celebrate with dinners and festivals from their individual homelands. They bring their customs with them. The Italian American community loves cel...

For 83 years, October in San Francisco’s North Beach has begun with a festival celebrating the Blessed Mother. The Madonna del Lume festival, celebrating Mary’s protection of fishermen, was brought from Sicily to San Francisco and instituted in 1935. The festival first started in Porticello, Sicily, after some fishermen credited Our Lady for guidin...

At last week's meeting of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, they celebrated Italian Heritage Month by honoring local Italian Americans.  Among the honorees was was Bloomfield Public Safety Director Samuel DeMaio.    DeMaio began his career in law enforcement in 1986, following in his father's footsteps and joining the Newark Police Depa...

On Oct. 12, 1934, an estimated 40,000 people filled the streets of downtown Syracuse for a Columbus Day parade, followed by the dedication of the city’s Columbus monument. The “abounding panorama of pageantry and joy” featured a mile-long line of marchers, a 500-voice children’s choir and speeches by community leaders, according to the Syracuse Her...

Big Dave, the clown, woke up early on Sunday to put on his makeup. He colored his long, bushy beard with spray paint in stripes of neon green, pink and purple. His Mickey Mouse T-shirt had been ready since the previous night. He finished the look with a giant yellow bowtie, decorated with red dots, and picked up a colorful flower patterned hat on t...

Il governatore dello Stato del Texas, Gregg Abbott, seguendo l’esempio del Presidente degli Stati Uniti Donald Trump, nel giorno delle festività del Columbus Day, ha proclamato quello di ottobre come l’Italian American Heritage Month. Ne dà notizia Vincenzo Arcobelli, presidente del Ctim e consigliere del Cgie. “È con molta soddisfazione che nel gi...

Si sono concluse domenica 7 ottobre con un Gala Banquet presso l'Italian American Cultural Society (IACS) a Clinton Township, una delle città residenziali dell'area metropolitana di Detroit, le manifestazioni del Columbus Day 2018 programmate dal Committee Celebration presieduto da Tony Vivona. Gremitissima di ospiti, oltre cinquecento, l'ampia Sal...

Fontanafredda, one of Italy's most prominent and historic Barolo producers and Wine Enthusiast's European Winery of the Year, is excited to announce the launch of the third annual Barolo Week[s] in October 2018, after two highly successful editions. Barolo Week[s] is a celebration of the iconic wine of Italy's Piedmont region, and aims to introduce...