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The 11th Annual Blauvelt Sons of Italy Italian Feast & Carnival will take place at Tappan Masonic Park Fair Grounds, 89 Western Highway in Tappan, NY, September 16th through the 19th. Hours for the festival are Thursday 5pm – 11pm, Friday 5pm – midnight, Saturday Noon – midnight and Sunday will begin at noon and the Festival will be open until 9pm....

The Watkins Glen Italian-American Festival is partnering with the Schuyler County Health Department to offer free Johnson & Johnson vaccines during the event. The vaccine will be available during the festival on Saturday, August 14 from 1-3 p.m. at the Clute Park Pavilion. “I am thrilled the event is able to happen again this year!” shared Schuyler...

Columbus Citizens Foundation today announced Joe Gurrera, owner of Citarella, and Jodi Pulice, founder and CEO of JRT Realty Group, as honorees of the 2021 Columbus Celebration. They will join Chairman of Duck Pond Associates, Michael Pascucci, who was previously announced as the 2021 Grand Marshal.  The annual Columbus Day Parade, the largest cele...

I must admit that as much as I’ve been covering the arrival of the Centro Culturale Italiano di Buffalo (CCI) until a recent visit I was not fully aware of the impact that this complex would have on the city. And I say “complex” because it is a lot more complex than I imagined. This multifaceted cultural center is a testament to the vibrancy, dedic...

Si rende noto che il Consolato Generale di New York intende procedere alla nomina del Console onorario da porre a capo del Consolato onorario con competenza per Buffalo, Stato di New York. Il Console onorario, che opererà sulla base delle istruzioni fornite dal Consolato Generale di I classe di New York, sarà chiamato a svolgere funzioni di assiste...

When the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame presented Richie Merlo with a lifetime achievement award last December, it capped a career that spanned more than six decades and stretched from coast to coast. A crooner and jazz trumpeter, Mr. Merlo was featured in the Buffalo area’s leading nightclubs, past and present. At the fabled Town Casino in the early 1...

The Columbus Citizens Foundation and Italian American Museum of New York City are sponsoring a celebration of the De Cenza Murder Mystery series by Italian-American author Arthur Cola. The event will be taking place on the evening of Friday, September 24th at the Columbus Citizens Foundation building located at 8 E. 69th St. in New York City across...

Another beloved tradition will soon return from the COVID-19 doldrums. Bensonhurst’s annual Feast of Santa Rosalia begins Aug. 19, with all the fanfare that people have enjoyed for 45 years. The 10-day event includes rides, music, games for the kids, drinks and, of course, a vast array of food. The feast will take place on 18th Avenue – a/k/a Crist...

A new mural by Nicole Cherry has popped up at the corner of Hertel and Delaware, directly next to the soon-to-open Centro Culturale Italiano di Buffalo (more on that front soon).This mural proudly waves the North Buffalo flag. There is also a nice shout out to Hertel’s role as “Little Italy” – the street was once home to the Italian Festival and is...

While there’s never a right time to lose a loved one, losing an elderly parent can oftentimes be a more traumatic experience than if a parent passes earlier in life. Just ask anyone who’s lived through the sad scenario. They’ve always been a part of your day to day life — even if separated by miles. Learning to live life without them can be difficu...

This past year has certainly been one that has revolved around St. Frances Xavier Cabrini. Following the unveilings of two larger-than-life statues of Mother Cabrini in Manhattan and Brooklyn (in October 2020 and June 2021 respectively), the St. Frances Cabrini Shrine decided to commemorate two other significant moments in the saint’s life. On July...

Essay Contest 2021: Francesco Durante Award for Italian American History / Literature / Culture. To honor the legacy of the late Francesco Durante, an annual prize of $1,000 will be awarded for the best original essay in English or Italian submitted by an emergent scholar of Italian American literature, history, and/or culture. The essay must be an...