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The Italian Navy, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute of Washington, presents “Ocean Stories – The Italian Navy exhibition”, a multimedia and immersive exhibition that leads the visitor into an experience made up of images, videos, sounds and digital infographics dedicated to the Italian Navy’s history, val...

Saturday evening, June 8th, the Amerigo Vespucci Society (AVS) of Long Branch, New Jersey celebrated their 131st anniversary, honoring fellow member Robert M. Iamello AIA as the “Man-of-the-Year”. The event was held at Breakers in Spring Lake. Over 150 people attended the event which began with a cocktail and hors d’oeuvre hour on the venue patio,...

This event may be the most stereotypical New Jersey event that I’ve seen, and I’m so here for it. The Garden State is known for its Italian ties and there’s a celebration happening in Hoboken that is all things Italian. The Hoboken Italian Festival is one of the biggest festivals in the Tri-State area. Their website describes this yearly event as a...

A Nutley town commissioner was recently named as a “2024 Italian American Business Leader” by the Federation of Italian-American Societies of New Jersey. According to a municipal news release, Alphonse Petracco, who also serves as the town’s department of public safety director, earned the honor in recognition of his “support, commitment and dedica...

On Sunday, June 2nd, Chef Matthew Pierone was recognized by the Morris County Sons of Italy Lodge 2561 with a brief ceremony at his restaurant, The Gourmet Café. He was presented with a “Certificate of Appreciation” in recognition of his ongoing service and generosity to the Sons of Italy and the community of Parsippany Troy Hills. On hand to make...

A beloved local event is returning to the Mile Square for 2024. St. Ann’s Italian Festival, an annual happening that features Italian eats (including the infamous zeppoles), music, kiddie rides, a beer garden, and more, is returning for its 114th year at 704 Jefferson Street in Hoboken. Read on for details about the 2024 St. Ann Italian Festival in...

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, the parish on the west end of Wilmington that helped tie Italian Americans in Delaware into one large community, is celebrating its 100th anniversary. It's also the 50th anniversary of St. Anthony's Italian Festival, an 8-day celebration of Italian American culture and heritage that covers six city blocks, has...

The Embassy of Italy in Washington hosted a celebration for the 78th anniversary of the Italian Republic yesterday. Over 1,000 guests attended the event, representing U.S. institutions, the diplomatic community, the business and cultural sectors, Italian-American associations, journalists, and Italian citizens. Among the American guests were Attorn...

The 14th annual Italian American Heritage Festival had it all this year—Pig porchetta roasts, a St. Anthony statue covered in money, flag throwers from Florence, a moving tribute to Padre Pio, and an Italian car and motorcycle display. Thousands showed up to experience all things Italian Sunday at Rose Tree Park in Upper Providence. Over 70 food we...

With an eye toward bringing a true Italian festival back to Bayonne, a group of individuals has come together to establish the Feast of San Vito. The event will be held on Saturday, June 22, beginning at 11:00 AM. Bayonne’s Feast of San Vito will take place at Trinity Parish at the corner of 5th Street and Broadway. Councilman Neil Carroll, who cre...

The North Wildwood Italian-American Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary in the Wildwoods with a weekend celebration of great food, family fun, and Italian-American heritage, on Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23. Activities take place from 4-10 p.m. on Friday, June 21; 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 22; and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday...

After five years without pizza fritte, meatballs, breaded eggplant and sausage and peppers, the beloved St. Ann's Italian Festa is returning in Raritan Borough. The free-admission festival that normally attracts about 2,000 people per day and sells out of food will return for its 115th running June 20-22. Although in the past the Festa has been a f...