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Friday, April 10, 2020. 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm. 45 minutes lecture, 15 minutes Q & A. The webinar will take place online through Google Hangouts. The webinar is $10 for all Filitalia members and non members. Space is limited, only 15 seats available. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online. REGISTER NOW Join Angela Cacciarru, Ph.D. and le...

In hopes of helping local restaurants survive during this pandemic, as a part of a new TAPinto East Orange/Orange series, we will be featuring local restaurants open for takeout during the COVID-19 pandemic. First up is Bella Italia Ristorante in Orange, NJ.   Affectionately called “Bella” by customers, this delicious restaurant is a long time stap...

Saturday, March 28th, at 4:30, at your home – through Zoom! A presentation of the genius and artistry of Antonio Vivaldi and a preview – with conversation and videoclips – of “The Remarcable Four Seasons” concert by The National Chamber Ensemble (NCE), with Director Leo Sushansky (scheduled for March 21st and postponed to indefinite date). Art crit...

There’s fine dining, and then there’s fine Italian dining. BiancoBlu, now open in the lobby of the Metropolitan Building on River Road in Edgewater, aims to provide the latter. The built-from-scratch eatery seats 200 indoors, with room for 100 more thanks to seasonal outdoor seating as well; Valet service and a private event room for 12 round out t...

In the early years of the Italian migratory movement to the United States, our compatriots faced enormous levels of racial discrimination, of solitude and of social isolation. It would take decades and decades of hard work to finally be accepted, to finally become true citizens of their new fatherland. It was the fall of 1890 when New Orleans Polic...

Not too long ago, an important study took place in the town of Roseto, Pennsylvania. The results are especially potent today, suggesting that relief for stress comes in a surprisingly straightforward and perhaps wildly effective form. The only problem is that a lot of the institutions that sponsored such a healthy and long lifespan are going away,...

People around the world are stepping up to do their part to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, including celebrities. On Thursday, rock star Jon Bon Jovi appeared in an Instagram photo washing dishes in the back of his restaurant, JBJ Soul Kitchen, in Red Bank, New Jersey. "If you can’t do what you do... do what you can!" read the caption, alongsi...

The spread of coronavirus across the U.S. has taken a particularly hard toll on one New Jersey family. According to the New York Times and NJ Advance Media, a New Jersey mother and two of her children died within days of each other after becoming infected with COVID-19. Grace Fusco, 73, died Wednesday night just hours after her son, Carmine Fusco,...

The Italian American Studies Association (IASA formerly the American Italian Historical Association AIHA) celebrates its fifty-third year of academic inquiry into all things Italian and Italian American. We welcome independent thinkers, scholars, and academics, past and present, to participate in its annual conference. The conference will focus on...

Hillsborough Unico Italian American Club is excited to announce their Annual Charity Golf Outing Friday, May 8, 2020 At Hillsborough Golf and Country Club. This year Hillsborough Unico is partnering with The Zippy Fund started after Zippy Cimino recovered from cancer and realized he wanted to help others like him. The Zippy Fund helps pediatric pat...

Food memories are my favorite memories. As a child, our go-to family restaurant was Martucci's Italian Restaurant at 27th and Myrtle. I can still see it: the dark bar you pass through on the way to the tables, the dusty Italian reproduction art on the walls, the candle burning in the red glass jar right next to the ever-present basket of thick-slic...

Marcello De Feo grew up in a South Philly Italian household. His mother, Santa Bianca, came to America from Abruzzo when she was a teenager. “I’m first-generation Italian,” De Feo says. “My Nonna lived with us from when I was born.” Looking back, she looms large in his food memories. Each day, Nonna Paola would pack his school lunches. “I didn’t re...