The muffuletta sandwich was born here and it should be celebrated here, so says Mark Subervielle, owner of Nor-Joe Import's, who is putting on a Muffuletta Festival on Sunday (Sept. 10). The festival, organized by Subervielle and Jared Zeller, will pay tribute to the sandwich as well as Italian-American contributions to New Orleans area food and cu...

A special, one-of-a-kind exhibition about Rome ushers in Collinsville’s 2017 Italian Fest, according to a press release. The show "GET YOUR TOGA ON! (A Visit to Rome)" is open now through Oct. 15, at the Collinsville Library, 408 West Main St., in Collinsville. The exhibit takes visitors behind the scenes for sights and secrets of this fascinating...

I don’t necessarily oppose the Los Angeles City Council’s replacement of Columbus Day with “Indigenous People’s Day” on the city calendar — I’ve always thought a “John Smith Day” or “John Winthrop Day” would be more appropriate of an American holiday, and the Italian Americans the holiday was originally meant to appease are now thoroughly integrate...

Friday, September 8 - Sunday, September 10 - Warren Street, Cambridge, MA. Featuring free live entertainment, food, parades, rides, games, and more! This years free live entertainment includes performances from world-famous groups, such as Expose, Martha Wash, Jimmy Osmond, and The Drifters! Here are some highlights of this year's Feast Friday, Sep...

The Sons of Italy Italian Festival is slated to kick off at 4 p.m. Friday at Macon Plaza, Fifth and Macon. The Friday night event costs $5 per person and will run from 4 to 10:30 p.m., featuring live music by Foggiest Notion and Southern Belle. Pizza and Italian sausage sandwiches will be for sale, and a beer tent will offer alcoholic beverages. Th...

Dear Friends and Neighbors: C.I.A.O. is planning a recognition dinner on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the Springside Inn, Auburn, New York. The date is in conjunction with the Christopher Columbus Day celebration. The dinner wll honor long time educator and community leader, Jeanne Hogan. Mrs.Hogan has been a dedicated mother to her twelve children a...

For the month of September, Commerce Street will be known as Sen Gennaro Way. The renaming of one of Yorktown Heights’ main thoroughfares coincides with the return of the Feast of San Gennaro. The third annual festival celebrating Italian heritage will be held on Commerce Street/San Gennaro Way from Wednesday, Sept. 13, to Sunday, Sept. 17. The hig...

Overcast weather did not overshadow Hurley's Festival Italiano Saturday afternoon. Hundreds of people gathered on Silver Street to celebrate Italian heritage despite the clouds. The 3-on-3 basketball tournament and human foosball tournament, following the two-mile Dago Dash, kicked the festivities off. Beginning at 11 a.m. the craft show started fe...

The Italian American Police Society of New Jersey is proud to announce its 2017 Columbus Day Parade Honorees. Chief Phyllis Bindi of the East Orange Police Department will serve as the Parade Grand Marshal in both New Jersey and New York City Columbus Day Parades. Miss Jacqueline Schulz of Union High School will serve as the 2017 Columbus Day Parad...

The Italian American Cultural Club is planning its fall “Festa Del Vino”on Nov. 3. Chairman Todd Piergallini stated three regions of Italy will be represented at the event along with wines of the respective regions. Along with the wine tasting, the evening will include Italian food, desserts, door prizes, Italian auctions and a silent auction. The...