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A Bergen County foundation that recognizes graduating high school seniors for academic achievement is giving awards to 10 students for excellence in their Italian language studies, which was once one of the most widely spoken languages in New Jersey households. Italian was the third most common language spoken at home in the Garden State at the tur...

The restaurants residing in Little Italy – all mostly family-owned and delicious – take up space in just a few blocks' radius in Baltimore City. None, however, are so sweet as Vaccaro’s – Little Italy’s only bakery. Vaccaro’s Italian Pastry Shop was opened by Gioacchino Vaccaro in 1956 as a way to share the recipes he had brought with him from Pale...

After 32 years in the Springfield School district, Felix Fabiano is retiring. He will be leaving from teaching after this year's graduation ceremonies. The long-time Jonathan Dayton Italian teacher also coached the boys' soccer and bowling teams during his time at the school. Before retiring, Fabiano spoke with TAPinto Springfield for an exclusive...

On June 1, Maestro Gianandrea Noseda directed "The Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini" by Sergey Rachmaninoff, the "Ancient Arias and Dances Suite No. 2" by Ottorino Respighi and the Symphony No. 2 by Alberto Casella, closing the program of the festival "Unexpected Italy: a celebration of Italian culture" organized by the Kennedy Center for the Perfor...

The Coalition of Italian American Organizations of Delaware County (CIAO Delco) welcomed thousands to the 10th Annual Italian American Heritage Festival at Rose Tree Park last Sunday. The event celebrated Italian American heritage and culture in the Delaware Valley. With the this year’s theme, “A Salute to Fallen Heroes … Never Forget!,” CIAO Delco...

Dal 2011 sei titolare della cattedra in studi Italiani e Italo-americani con un focus in particolare su letteratura, musica e tematiche come l’immigrazione. Qual è l’oggetto principale della tua didattica?“Questo sfaccettato ruolo intreccia docenza, ricerca e attività legate alla promozione della cultura italiana, che vanno da eventi pubblici, a in...

From Montclair to Montechiaro: Discovering Italy in the Local Architecture, June 9, 2019, 2-5 pm at the Van Vleck House and Gardens (21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair) RSVP here. Montclair’s transformation, from a bucolic country retreat known for its clean air and apple orchards into one of the first and finest commuter suburbs of Manhattan, is due t...

Hot on the heels of the newly expanded Holy Trinity Greek Festival, which wraps up Saturday, the St. Anthony of Padua Italian Festival is ready to start serving panzarottis Sunday. The 45th annual eight-day Wilmington festival will kick off at 3 p.m. and run until Sunday, June 16, taking over five city blocks between Howland and 11th streets and Li...

On the occasion of the National Day of Italy 2019, the Embassy in Washington D.C. inaugurated the exhibition “Marine Art”, with works by Lorenzo Mariotti. Lorenzo Mariotti “Pittore Benemerito di Marina” (“Naval Artist”) specializes in naval subjects, including FREMM multi-role frigates and destroyers, in particular the “Alpino” and the “Carabiniere...

Michael and Mena Mandara are bringing their New York-style pizza, slow-cooked sauces, old family recipes, classic Italian favorites, specialty cocktails and wines to their newest family-friendly restaurant, Mandara Ristorante, Bar & Pizzeria, now located at 40 Clinton Road in West Caldwell. Mena said she and her husband came upon the West Caldwell...

Back with their brand new show, Delphine and Carmela Calamari are bringing their 23rd Annual Italian Sausagefest to town. Celebrate the days of summer with these sassy, brassy broads from Brooklyn as they sing, dance, and cook delicious street fair goodies for you and your friends. Whether you're a sausage-lover or not, you'll laugh until your side...

Whenever I see an obvious click-bait headline like "Best Italian Restaurant in Each State," I can't resist to see what they chose for New Jersey. We have no idea if the writer went to each state or did a Facebook poll, or went on Yelp and poked around. Was there a panel of distinguished judges from around the state or from every region of Italy? Pr...