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Next time you're in the neighborhood, stroll a block east of St. Leo's Church to Stiles & Lloyd Streets to view this stunning 3D mural painted by internationally acclaimed muralist, CarlosAlberto Garcia-Hernandez. Sponsored by Little Italy Madonnari Arts Festival, the artwork was inspired by the Trevi Fountain in Rome and was painted on the wall of...

Tuesday evening October 26th, 2021 @ 6:30 pm. The Kingwood Firehouse: 952 Country Road 519 Frenchtown, NJ 08825. RSVP here. Filitalia members please RSVP to Joan Collison at ednjoan1@gmail.com by Oct 20 so we know the number of people attending. Donation: $5 per person at the door for expenses. Coffee/espresso will be provided. Feel free to bring a...

We are celebrating Italian-American Heritage Month! Stephanie Longo is a historian who focuses on the Italian-American heritage in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania.  She says the region is rich in Italian-American history, being that many people migrated to NEPA from Italy many years ago. Longo has researched the ancestry between the two count...

Students in Eric Lavin’s Italian class at James Caldwell High School’s took the initiative to ask that Mayor John Kelley and the borough council officially commemorate Italian Heritage Month, which began Oct 15. The students requested that the Italian flag be flown on the Village Green. Mayor Kelley and the council readily agreed and the flag raisi...

This month’s featured guests for the "Meet the Mayor" series will be the Basking Ridge chapter of UNICO, the largest Italian American organization in the United States, whose members will talk about Italian Americans' contributions and culture. Italian desserts and coffee will be served. The October "Meet the Mayor" session with Bernard Township Ma...

The Italian American Police Society of New Jersey is sad to announce the passing of Its 1st Vice President, Chief John Lazzara. A wake will be held on Wednesday, October 20th from 3 pm to 8 pm at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home located at 567 Ratzer Road in Wayne. There will be a service on Thursday, October 21st at 10:30am at the funera...

In the summer of 1996, my wife, Luann, and I prepared for one of the most stressful events any parent has to endure. Our daughter, Rosanne, had reached the age that the state of New Jersey believed was appropriate to offer her a driver’s permit. As far as I was concerned, I would have preferred that day to be about 10 years down the road, but Rosie...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is excited to celebrate its 46th Anniversary Gala at the elegant Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, October 23. This year, NIAF will salute its 2021 Region of Honor, Abruzzo, Italy’s most abundantly natural and “greenest” region. NIAF will also celebrate five distinguished honorees...

A reception to thank the "Founders" of Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center Inc. for their continued support was held this weekend in the Casa Italiana Hall. The guests were welcomed by Fr. Sergio Dall'Agnese, new Pastor of Holy Rosary Church, and President Francesco Isgrò, who noted CISC's many accomplishments in its short existence. He then introdu...

When: Saturday October 23rd from 4:00 to 6:00pm - Where: Chevy Chase Village Hall, 5906 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 The 21st edition of the Week of the Italian Language in the World is dedicated to Dante Alighieri, often considered the “Father of the Italian Language.” Dante, who wrote the Divine Comedy in the vernacular rather than L...

It’s a colorful tradition. The Columbus Day parade made its way down Broad Street Sunday. What’s next for the boxed-up statue of Christopher Columbus loomed large over the crowd. “This is our Italian heritage,” one woman said. A sea of hundreds dressed in red, white, and green marched down Broad Street in celebration of Columbus Day. “It shows that...

Anyhow, if Many Saints really put you in a nostalgic mood, you may want to visit St. Lucy’s parish in Newark from October 15-17, for its annual festival in celebration of St. Gerard. The festival, now in its 122nd year, inspired the season six Sopranos episode “The Ride,” equal parts hilarious and horrifying, mainly because Tony Sirico’s Paulie Wal...