The first Feast of San Gennaro celebrated in New York was held on Sept. 19, 1926, as Italian immigrants from Naples observed the martyrdom of Saint Gennaro, who died on the same date in 305 A.D. Since then, the festival has grown into a massive, 11-day affair. The 91st annual Feast of San Gennaro will be held in Little Italy from Sept. 14 through S...

Many people look forward to the fall months of September, October, and November. With them come cool breezes and milder temperatures. But the San Francisco Bay Area has a far more rewarding and entertaining cultural experience that heralds the arrival of fall. That experience would be the Italian Film Festival of Marin County. And a festival it is...

Grape stomping, Italian singers and a costume contest were among Sunday’s events at the 52nd annual Little Italy Festival. But a nearly century-old house entertained, educated and brought back memories for festival goers just by being there. “La Piccola Casa Italiana” - The Little Italian House – is a restored red brick structure smaller than the m...

Rain-soaked confetti stuck to the green, white and red stripes painted across Common Street as the Feast of the Three Saints saw unprecedented changes. For the first time since the festival began in the 1920s, organizers transformed a two-day celebration into a one-day event because of the heavy rain expected Sunday.  The torchlight parade Saturday...

As the 39th annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival was wrapping up Sunday, people were still milling about the streets, enjoying the entertainment, food and friendly atmosphere. Regina Maria XXXIX Alyssa Oliverio said the weekend went great and added Sunday was a nice day to close the festival down. “It’s beautiful out and a perfect note to...

Dorothea LaScala has lived in northern Westchester with husband, William, for more than a half-century. I’ve lived in Yorktown for less than half that time. The LaScalas moved to Yorktown from New York City in 1963. Our family moved here 30 years later. It didn’t take me long to find out why Dottie LaScala is one of the area’s most beloved resident...

It’s a feast and festival that’s been going on for decades at Our Lady of Grace Church in Johnston. It’s considered one of Rhode Island’s best end-of-summer events, especially when it comes to home cooked Italian foods, Don DePetrillo’s delicious doughboys, family fun and those always-popular carnival rides and games of chance. It’s a Rite of Septe...

Dr. Richard LaSpina, a pediatrician who practices in Methuen, lives in Windham, New Hampshire and has deep roots in Lawrence, describes the Feast of the Three Saints with three words: family, friendship and heritage. The 94th edition of this annual tradition, which honors the three young Sicilian men who were tortured to death when they refused to...

Sunday October 1st, 11 AM - 3:30 PM - Location: 33223 AR-300, Roland, AR The 90th Annual Italian Festival combines food, fun, and games for all ages. The event began in 1927 as the Little Italy Grape Festival and continues today as a celebration of Little Italy's Italian heritage. A traditional Spaghetti dinner with specialty Italian Sausage is ser...

Genealogy HotSpot is set for Saturday during the Little Italy Festival in Clinton. Sessions will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the balcony of the Clinton Public Library at 313 S. Fourth St. Elevators are available. You can sign up for a free half-hour session with an experienced genealogist. Participants receive help with one or two geneal...