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Jersey City's 119-year-old La Festa Italiana brought dancing, singing, eating, and drinking, all things that have been severely missed since the outbreak of COVID-19, co-chairman Nick Grillo told TAPinto Jersey, back to the streets over the past five nights. "This is huge for the community," Grillo, who has been at the head of the festival that rai...

“Ferragosto” is traditionally celebrated in Italy on Aug. 15, and our own Pittsburgh version of the Italian holiday will be celebrated this weekend in the Strip District. As with many customs that we have taken from the old country, we have made it our own, and how we do it here provides a simple lesson for divisive times. Emperor Caesar Augustus e...

Michelle Gambino, the producer of the South 9th Street Italian Market Festival, shared painful words Wednesday about how that festival - one of the traditional events of South Philadelphia - will be halted again after an initial postponement from May until September.  "We were hoping that this event would be like a comeback event...a post COVID com...

The Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC, the oldest Italian organization in our nation’s capital, will honor Dr. John P. Rosa with the Public Service Humanitarian Award at the Club’s annual Past Presidents Night Gala on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at the Hilton in McLean, Virginia. “For decades Dr. Rosa has been a leader in chiropractic and integrat...

The Italian American One Voice Coalition (“ IAOVC”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias organization, joined with a number of other New Jersey based Italian American organizations to denounce the elimination of Columbus Day from the Paterson, NJ school calendar.At a recent meeting, the Paterson Board of Education eliminated Co...

Sempre Avanti® has made a donation of $1,100 (USD) to Il Più Gran Bene Possible (PGBP), an association in Rome that supports and provides safe housing for women with children who are faced with serious physiological, economic, and social difficulties and/or have been victims of abuse. Il Più Gran Bene Possible also works in cooperation with the Vat...

Last December’s holiday season for many people was socially distanced, outdoors maybe with a fire pit or virtual over computer screens. However, seven months later, Nutley UNICO made up for this abnormality, on Wednesday, July 21. The Italian-American organization held their annual Christmas Eve in July dinner hosted by Dan and Cathy Marucci at Mam...

It’s an exciting summer at the museum! "Bernini & the Roman Baroque: Masterpieces from the Palazzo Chigi in Ariccia" brings to the museum 50 works by more than 40 artists that will, for the duration of your museum visit, magically transport you to the artistic milieu of Italy during the 1600s. The exhibition explores the impact of Gian Lorenzo Bern...

The Kenilworth Chapter of UNICO and chapter president Laura Morano recently collaborated with the Epiphany Community Church of Orange and Services4Humanity to collect and distribute canned food and supplies to 150 families. UNICO National, the largest Italian-American service organization in the USA was founded in 1922. Its sole purpose was to unit...

UNICO National, the largest Italian American Service Organization in America, held their 98th Annual Convention July 26-28 at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel in Parsippany, NJ. Over 300 Members attended the convention where UNICO wraps up its year with meetings, reports, and social events. Some of the highlights include...

His pace is frenetic. He holds no hostages. He says what you are thinking but are afraid to say out loud. The bottom line is this: Wear adult diapers if you are going to see Vic DiBitetto perform live. The popular comedian returns to The Newton Theatre for shows on Friday, October 29th and Saturday, October 30th - both nights at 8:00pm. Vic has cre...

Members of the Rehoboth Area Chapter of UNICO National met midsummer to discuss the past year’s events and lay plans for the coming year. The first fund-raiser will be a Bocce Tournament held in September at Mulligan’s Pointe in Georgetown, which will provide funds for the annual Brian Piccolo Award Ceremony in November. That event grants gifts to...