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This fall, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts’ temporary galleries will feature more than 30 exquisite paintings on loan from the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, South Carolina. On view from October 13, 2023, through January 7, 2024, European Splendors: Old Master Paintings from the Kress Collection contains works from Columbia’s Kress Collecti...

What better timing than Italian-American Heritage Month to officially welcome Michele Misto in his new post as consul general of Italy in Miami. “Now you have a second home in Palm Beach County,” Vice Mayor Maria Sachs said at the College of Arts & Letters’ official welcome luncheon in the East Engineering building on Florida Atlantic University’s...

A little taste of Italy came to Summerville on Sunday for their annual Italian Feast Festival. “We’re here at the festival today and we’re doing a four-course tasting menu,” personal chef, Vince Dodson said. Dodson is a personal chef and was one of the food vendors at the Italian Feast Festival. He served up special Italian dishes. Dodson said, “It...

We are so happy to announce that our Festival will be back again next year! We look forward to seeing you all again on Saturday, October 21, 2023 (11:00 am - 4:00 pm) at The Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn (70 Honey Horn Dr, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina). As always, the festival is a robust celebration of Italian culture with food and...

Members of Holy Family Parish celebrated the feast of San Gennaro, honoring St. Januarius, patron saint of Naples, Italy, Sept. 23, at the church in Port St. Lucie. The saint’s actual feast day of Sept. 19 is marked in grand fashion every year in Italy and in New York’s Little Italy, where many of the diocese’s Italian faithful attended before movi...

The Italian American One Voice Coalition (“IAOVC”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias organization, was recently advised that the Apopka, Florida City Council would be considering a vote to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day.IAOVC launched an effort and immediately began contacting Apopka elected officials. IAOV...

The Sons & Daughters of Italy in America Buona Fortuna Lodge in Pensacola, Florida invites you to our 13th Annual Festa Italiana. Come enjoy our two-day event on Friday, October 13, 2023 and Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM. The Festa Italiana will be held at Fountain Park, (South of Seville Square) 300 E. Zaragoza Street in b...

A new exhibit is coming to The Ringling this October: Guercino’s Friar with a Gold Earring: Fra Bonaventura Bisi, Painter and Art Dealer, an international loan exhibition exploring a rare portrait of Fra Bonaventura Bisi by the Italian Baroque painter Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, also known as Guercino. The Ringling acquired the portrait in 2015. T...

The Volunteer State may be landlocked, but that hasn’t stopped organizers of an education tour from bringing a replica of one of Christopher Columbus’ ships to Tennessee in October and November. On Friday, Oct. 13, the Pinta will open as a “floating museum” for dockside educational tours at Fort Loudon Marina, 5200 City Park Drive, Lenoir City, unt...

Festa Italiana Raleigh 2023—the Greater Triangle’s largest, most diverse, annual celebration of Italian and American Italian culture—moves from the tree-lined streets of Raleigh’s Glenwood South District to the ceremonial center and cultural spine of North Carolina’s Capitol City, the Fayetteville Street Mall, for its 5th annual celebration.  From...

Columbus Day has long been celebrated in the United States as a holiday commemorating Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas in 1492. However, there has been a growing movement to reevaluate and transform this holiday into Indigenous Peoples' Day in recent years. In Apopka, the idea made its way to a City Council meeting. Commissioner Alexa...

The Cape Coral Museum of History is putting on its inaugural Festa Italiana honoring and celebrating the heritage of Cape Coral’s many Italian American residents. The two-part event held at GASC will include a noon to 5pm festival with access to delicious food, fabulous entertainment, cooking demonstrations, games, contests, vendors and more. The e...