Bordighera Press and the Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) will once again be sharing a table at The Brooklyn Book Festival, one of America’s premier book festivals and the largest free literary event in New York City. Presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors, the Festival includes a week of Bo...

The Undo's Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival kicks off this week in Wheeling, but some of the major preparations are happening across the river. In fact, one of the festival's favorite foods is made at the Sons of Italy in Bellaire, where they finished Tuesday making more than 3,000 pounds of sausage. “We prepare 3 weeks in advance,” Sons of Italy...

Bradford’s Festa Italiana will never be the same again. Though the festival is slated for Aug. 9 through 11, emotions are still heavy after the passing of Tom Brown, who was actively involved in the Italian-American Progressive Club and the Festa Italiana Committee. But Mary Ann Colestro, Festa Italiana Committee secretary, says that the show must...

It’s the homemade food and family feeling that keep people coming back generation after generation to prepare and consume Italian delicacies made from secret recipes for the Niles Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish summer festival. “All of our food is homemade from recipes, many handed down through families, that are literally locked up in the church...

Veterans Appreciation Ceremony To Be Held Saturday at Italian Fest. Before the first bocce ball is rolled or sausage sandwich is consumed Saturday at the Undo’s Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival, a veterans appreciation ceremony will be held at noon on the main stage at Heritage Port. A committee led by John Looney, director of the Wheeli...

“Ho voluto essere presente a questo appuntamento per confermare la mia vicinanza anche a quelle comunità italiane distanti dai grandi centri, meno raccontate e testimoni di una vecchia generazione di emigranti”. Queste le parole della senatrice Francesca Alderisi (FI), eletta nella Circoscrizione Estero, ripartizione Nord e Centro America, alla 41a...

I stood at the door of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Hammonton as the men of the Society of Our Lady of Mount Carmel processed into Saint Joseph Church for Mass. As each man passed me I was greeted with “Buona Festa,” Happy Feast. I could not help but think that for 143 years on this very day, July 16th the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, t...

The town has fewer than 400 residents and seems to be on track for complete abandonment. To breathe life back into the waning community, Civitacampomarano has been inviting artists from around the world to participate in an annual street art festival. The idea started back in 2014, when a local named Ylenia Carelli sent an email to Italian street a...

Ciao, Amici! Italians are crazy about Ferragosto! They brave bumper to bumper traffic to go the the beach on vacation where they are supposed to enjoy nature and time away from ‘crowded’ cities while resting and relaxing…. While this is an excellent idea, reality often turns out to be quite different! In the meantime, the great Italian cities are w...

For 14 years, the Italian American Festival in downtown Southington has revived many traditions of Italy, enticing locals with Italian foods and music, entertainment and excitement for all, whether Italian in heritage or not. Three Italian civic organizations in town—UNICO, Sons of Italy and Sorelle d’Italia—commemorate Southington’s rich Italian-i...