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In a post on Facebook, the Blauvelt Sons of Italy announced that the 11th Annual Italian Feast and Carnival scheduled for the weekend of September 16th has been cancelled due to rising number of Covid-19 cases. The Blauvelt Sons of Italy posted the following on Facebook: “It is will great regret that we announce that the 2021 Italian Feast is CANCE...

After a year off, organizers tell 12 News they're excited to celebrate the Northside of Endicott once more. Little Italy Endicott's Annual Gusto! Italian Fest makes its return to the village Friday from 5 to 9 p.m., the event will be held along Witherill Street between Oak Hill Avenue and Hill Avenue. Organizers said Thursday there will be between...

One of Brooklyn’s most iconic events returned last week after a year off due to COVID-19. The annual Feast of Santa Rosalia began Aug. 19 on 18th Avenue – a/k/a Cristoforo Colombo Boulevard – from 67th Street to Bay Ridge Parkway. The 10-day event features rides, music, games for the kids, drinks and food. Bensonhurst resident Paul Gordon said the...

A memorial mass honoring the Rev. Vincent R. Capodanno will be offered by the Rev. Louis Jerome, pastor of St. Peter’s R.C. Church, on Saturday, Sept. 4, at 10 a.m. at Fort Wadsworth, one of the oldest U.S. military installations in the country.  The outdoor celebration, which is weather permitting, will take place near the chapel that bears Father...

Although the city's Little Italy Street Fest was able to be held last year, in a limited form, at the end of the first pandemic summer, organizers said they have called off this year's 16th annual event, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11, because of a resurgence of COVID-19 cases and staffing difficulties at businesses including restaurants that fee...

A greatly anticipated event will soon return to the North Country. The Annual Bravo Italiano Festival only weeks away in the North Country, and the appetite for this 3-day event could not be larger. This festival has been hosted in Watertown by the Italian-American Civic Association for 36 years. However, after being cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-...

There is a place we belong to, beautiful and far away. An ocean we often ignore. A place both remote and intimate. As blue as the depths of the sea in Greece in summer and the sky on certain star-filled nights. That place is ours, and somehow it is part of us.  We find this place in the latest works by the artist Angelica Bergamini, originally from...

The Belmont Business Improvement District (BID) will host a brief press ceremony on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 11:00 AM to celebrate the renaming of Arthur Avenue at Crescent Avenue in honor of “Joe Liberatore Way,” one of the Arthur Avenue Retail Market’s original 117 merchants and beloved member of the community. Born in 1919 to Italian immigran...

Mangia! The Feast of all Feasts is back! The Feast of San Gennaro will once again take over Little Italy in New York City from Thursday, September 16 until Sunday, September 26 on and around Mulberry Street between Canal and Houston Streets. This street fair celebration is New York City’s largest and longest-running Italian festival celebrating Ita...

He serenaded her with the magic of “You Made Me Love You,” the timeless classic he played on horn when he caught the eye of a beautiful young lovely at a social dance in Red Hook, Brooklyn. It was kismet. And two hearts became one. If you believe there’s truth to the old adage that destiny is scripted in the stars and fate and true love go hand in...

"I was going to begin my tales of this city with a statement about how long I've been here, but the phone rang," the Italian-American photographer Patrick D. Pagnano (1947-2018) wrote in a notebook on April 16, 1974 -- just six weeks after he and his new wife, Kari, arrived in New York City for their honeymoon. After spending their first week at th...

Please help us get our Chapel back from the City of Utica's Urban Renewal, so that we can be sure that it remains what it was built to be – a sacred place to honor the patron saint of Palermo, Sicily, St. Rosalia! Let's keep the flame that was started so many years ago by our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents ALIVE!As St. Rosalia interce...