Officials with the Italian Feast showed their support for Dorchester District Two by handing over a $10,000 check to the Dorchester District Two Educational Foundation. Jay Lombardo, event director and president of the board of trustees for the Italian Feast, said this is the third year the Italian Feast has donated money to the foundation: it cont...

Every year in the U.S., many people celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve. Although it is unclear when the dinner became so popular, this celebration is considered one of the most Italian traditions. Typically, the family gathers round a feast of seven different seafood dishes or one or two different types of fish prepared in sev...

The Light Festival will kick off in Florence with the lighting of the Christmas tree on December 8 in piazza Duomo. From that moment, which symbolically inaugurates the seasonal festivities, all the main events of the “F-Light” festival will begin, a full month of “dressing up” the city’s main monuments and squares. The event, spread over around 15...

Italian-American director Jonas Carpignano will be honored with the Capri Hollywood Rising Star Award for his latest film A Ciambra, which is Italy’s submission for consideration for the best foreign-language film Oscar. Carpignano will present a special screening of the movie at the upcoming 22nd edition of the festival. A Ciambra won best Europea...

Brooklyn knows how to celebrate Italian culture. Brooklyn Borough Hall once again played host to an Italian–American Heritage Month Celebration on Monday, October 23. The event, hosted by Borough President Eric Adams and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, honored several Italian-Americans and featured singers and food from local Italian restaurants...

The Chicagoland Italian-American Professionals organization will present its second annual Festa Dei Cuccidati at Casa Italia on Dec. 10. The event will run from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Chandelier Room in the Community Center. Awards will be presented for the best homemade, locally-baked and available online cuccidati. The event will also feature...

Not even a hurricane could stop a club determined to make history on Saturday. The Italian Heritage Festival was supposed to take place in September but Irma had different plans, so the stakes were even higher as the Italian-American Club of Hilton Head was attempting to break a Guinness World Record of "World's Largest Meatball". An Italian club i...

Brookline just dropped Columbus Day. After hearing arguments from both sides, including a Brookline High School student for the name change and a group of Italian-Americans from outside the town against the proposal, the legislative board of Brookline's Town government voted. The proposal to sub out Columbus Day with Indigenous People's Day passed...

Every year around October or November a traditional fall food festival is organized in most Italian towns and villages. The autumn food fest is called “Castagnata” which can be literally translated as “The Chestnut Day”. And there is a reason: Castagnata is mainly characterized by roasted chestnuts – the most common autumn gift of nature that actua...

Residents may be voting on whether to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day in 2018. Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a holiday being recognized by municipalities across the country, celebrates Native Americans and challenges the idea that Christopher Columbus “discovered” the United States. During a Board of Selectmen meeting in October, member R...