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Parishioners of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Easton will hold their annual Festa Italiana celebration starting May 31. The three-day festival is a major fundraiser for the Easton parish. It will be held on May 31, June 1 and June 2 at Holy Cross Park in Williams Township. The festival features food and entertainment each night, plus a ba...

The 37th annual Undo’s Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival Media Night was held at the McLure Hotel Ballroom on Wednesday evening. Students received scholarships, sponsors were recognized, and the Italian Americans of the Year were named -- Tom Triveri and Tony Polsinelli. “I’m extremely honored after being here for 51 years that finally th...

Annual Italian street festival La Festa will take place all day next Sunday, June 2. The free all-ages festival got its start in 2010 with the aim of honouring Festa della Repubblica (Italian National Day), and replicating the festivities that take place in Italy on the holiday each year. This year, La Festa will take place on East Passyunk Avenue...

Tuesday June 4 2019, 18:00. 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW. Washington DC DC 20004. Free - registration required. The American University of Rome (AUR), as part of its 50th Anniversary Lecture Series '50 Years of Living Ideas', will host a conversation with Larry Sonsini and Dr. Richard Hodges OBE. Called by Business week “the most sought after lawyer in...

This summer, you can visit the ancient Roman ruins of Pompeii without ever leaving Richmond. The North American premiere of "Pompeii: The Immortal City" opens at the Science Museum of Virginia June 8 and runs through September 3. The Italian city was devastated by a volcanic eruption in 79 A.D. According to the museum, "this touring exhibition plun...

The Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee has selected Dr. Maureen Persi and her husband Melindo Persi to serve as Co-Grand Marshals for the 28thAnnual Celebration which will take place on Sunday October 13 preceded by the three day Italian Festival on October 11. Parade Chairman Michael Blandina noted that a husband and wife has served as Gra...

An exhibition exploring the works of photographer Carl Chiarenza opens today at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibit will be on view in the Photography Gallery from May 17th through November 12th. Born to Italian immigrant parents and raised in Rochester, New York, Chiarenza’s interest in photography developed early in his childhood. From...

Filmmakers converged on Newark to stage a riot. Debris covered the street — overturned chairs, soggy newspapers, dismembered mannequins and clothes from ransacked storefronts. On Tuesday afternoon, extras waited for their turn in the spotlight, including black actors wearing button-down shirts, slacks and summer dresses, and white actors dressed as...

The Nazis couldn’t kill Nicola “Nic” DiRito when he was fighting against fascists in Occupied Italy as a teenager during World War Two, but today Nic died of old age at 92 in Delaware.  As an Italian-American, whose family on my mother’s side hailed from the same province of Abruzzo as Nic, I had first met him when I was assigned to cover his 90th...

Presidente e fondatore della NIA-PAC National Italian American Political Action Committee, un’organizzazione, con sede in Philadelphia (USA), creata per assistere e supportare i giovani italo-americani a raggiungere posizioni di rilievo a livello statale, federale e governativo nella loro carriera, Amato Berardi è anche membro della fondazione NIAF...

The expansive grounds of the Holy Face Monastery in Clifton, N.J. offer a unique backdrop that breaks away from the typical Italian-American street festival. Here you’ll find palatial views, old stone architecture and Italian Americans of all ages, who gather to celebrate the annual Madonna Del Sacro Monte Feast. The Italian Sons of Daughters of Am...

L’Ambasciatore d’Italia, Armando Varricchio, ha ospitato a Villa Firenze una serata in onore dell’Associazione Save Venice che dal 1971 si dedica alla tutela del patrimonio storico e culturale della città di Venezia. L’evento apre “Tintoretto on the Potomac: Save Venice in Washington”, una serie di visite, incontri e conferenze, organizzate dall’As...