A great big Buon Natale to all of our paisani out there because this is Part One of the Italian American Power Hour Christmas Eve Spectacular!  Join the Fab Five (and some of their spouses) as we sit down for a very special pre-Christmas Eve fish feast and dig into the ins and outs of what makes the Italian American Christmas Eve fish feast so spec...

On the night before Christmas, some people are preparing and decorating Christmas cookies, while others are readying a “roast beast” for the oven. But for Italian-Americans, cooking up the right supper can be a bit fishy. While the precise origins of the tradition are not clear, the Feast of the Seven Fishes, also referred to as La Vigilia, honors...

The Feast of the Seven Fishes, or Festa dei sette pesci, is an Italian-American custom where seven different kinds of seafood are served during a meal, usually on Christmas Eve. Why seven? No one has ever really answered this question for me, though conventional wisdom is that the number relates to the seven sacraments or to the seven days of the w...

It seems the month of December is the time of gift giving regardless of your religious affiliation or nationality. This is especially true in the United States, where the image of Santa Claus is emblazoned everywhere since late November. Other countries have their own version of a benevolent older gentleman who gives out gifts in December, usually...

For Wellesley resident Joan Aandeg, Columbus Day is not about a voyage across the ocean. It is not about the new world, nor is it about the peaceful interaction between European discoverers and natives. Contrary to the cheery nursery rhyme, Columbus Day is a painful reminder for Aandeg and scores of other Native Americans and indigenous people. “Ce...

Started as a Southern Italian tradition, the Feast of the Seven Fishes is a traditional Christmas Eve meal rekindled by Italian-American families. Restaurants around DC have crafted their own renditions, celebrating coastal cuisine with special menus on (and around) Monday, December 24th. Al Dente3201 New Mexico Ave., NWJames Beard award-winning ch...

Those itching for some Italian feast food can head to the Church of St. Rocco in Glen Cove, located at 18 Third St., on Saturday for its  second annual Food Truck Festival and Christmas Boutique Extravaganza from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Patrons can nosh on some of the same classic festival food found at the parish's long-running summer Feast of St. Rocco —...

The New York based Kairos Italy Theater and the Italy-based KIT Italia will present the seventh annual In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY, a festival of Italian theater taking place in all five boroughs of NYC, April 29-May 13, 2019. Participating venues will include Cherry Lane Theatre, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo' at NYU, Bernie Wohl Center, ...

Many in Greater Fairmont believe the holiday season officially kicks off when the Feast of the Seven Fishes takes place downtown. The annual celebration of Italian Christmas tradition returns for its 13th year Saturday. Every year, it features Italian cuisine, music and fun for the whole family. Named a top 20 event for December by the Southeast To...

PARTY MODE: The inaugural edition of Prada Mode is setting up shop inside the easygoing hostel-hotel Freehand Miami for the Art Basel Miami Beach crowd. The club will serve as a cultural gathering ahead of the fair’s official opening Dec. 4 to 6, offering guests and Prada Mode members a packed schedule, as well as plenty of late-night music and dan...