Bucco Couture kicked off the celebration of Italian American Heritage month this week by celebrating Italian fashion with a bit of American pride. Owner Carmen Bucco wanted to reflect his Italian American heritage in the windows of his Franklin Ave men's store ahead of the annual parade on Sunday October 7. One window features a "Happy Columbus Day...

The Gloria Foundation announces its fifth annual “Taste of Italy” to be held on Sept. 26 at Design Consign. This wonderful evening will feature delicious Italian food catered by local Italian restaurants and wine poured by some of Italy's finest distributors. There will be an excellent band, a fun photo booth, a wine pull, silent auction and a raff...

With today's issues concerning Christopher Columbus, please show your support by marching in in our Columbus Day Parades. In addition to the Morris County & the NYC Columbus Day Parade, (see below) We are also participating in the Jersey City Columbus Day Parade. The Grand Marshals for this year's Parades are both IAPSNJ Members. On behalf of the C...

The rainy week of weather finally broke just in time for the St. Anthony’s Italian Festival in Glassboro last Saturday, Sept. 15. Attendees packed the Glassboro Town Square, on Rowan University’s campus, to enjoy an afternoon and evening of Italian music, games and the thing Jane Damico of Glassboro came to the festival for specifically. “Food,” Da...

This summer I finally watched The Sopranos. I know, call me trendy. It really was fun seeing all those North Jersey spots, and it was twice as fun to eat a really good meatball parmesan hero as I watched. What a terrific excuse to eat my favorite sandwich – North Jersey, the Sopranos, meatballs…a trifecta, so to speak.  So, for five days I indulged...

Holy Family Roman Catholic Church’s 27th Annual Italian Festival will run four nights starting Thursday September 20 at 6 p.m. and continuing to 9 p.m. Sunday September 24. The feast, in celebration of Our Lady of Sorrows, will honor Maria Santissima Addolorata. Thursday September 20: The feast is 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. with an Italian Mass at 7 p.m. On...

New Jersey is home to hundreds if not thousands of Italian restaurants, especially if you count pizza parlors. This is a genuine, authentic and original Italian restaurant. Anna is the owner, whose family came from Sicily many years ago, tries to reflect that in the menu selection. The ambiance is a unique blend of mob movie restaurant scene inside...

The modern day anti-Columbus Day furor is justified in many eyes, but is this furor justified or is it based on beliefs and incorrect information? That is the question Silvio Laccetti, retired professor of social sciences at Stevens Institute of Technology, plans to answer at the closed, annual meeting of the Hunterdon County Italian American Herit...

A three-block area of Belmar’s downtown district will be transformed into a pint-size “Little Italy” for the annual Feast of San Gennaro on Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16. But it certainly will be larger than life on Italian flavor, flair and festivities, as Belmar salutes Italian heritage during this annual celebration. Stretching...

One of New Jersey’s most iconic retail bakeries has been sitting on a secret of sorts. Calandra’s Bakery is now offering a full line of breads and baked goods to the Metro New York food service professional. Since its launch in 1962, the family owned, and operated business has grown to a team of some 800 people. The Calandra story is truly one of t...