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Dear Members & Friends, The Filitalia International & Foundation is happy to announce that we are receiving applications for the 2022 Scholarship awards. The majority of scholarships are available for Filitalia chapter members only, but some specific scholarships are also for non-members. Please pass on the information attached to your fellow membe...

Gianandrea Noseda’s contract as music director of the National Symphony Orchestra has been extended by two years through the 2026–2027 season. The 58-year-old Italian conductor succeeded Christoph Eschenbach for the 2017-18 season with a four-year contract as the NSO's seventh music director, then in September 2018 was extended through 2024-25. His...

On May 15, 2022, Pope Francis canonized 10 saints, including St. Justin Russolillo, founder of the Society of Divine Vocations (Vocationists). The Italian priest founded his new order in 1927, hoping to foster vocations among the faithul. The official website of the order explains his unique mission. "Fr. Justin established the Vocationist Fathers...

On the occasion of the Republic Day celebrations, the Italian Ambassador to the United States of America, Mariangela Zappia, quoted the words spoken by the Head of State to remember Italy’s journey with the Constitution and its solemn commitment to peace and the resolution of the conflict in Ukraine. “We stand by Ukraine. We owe it to the Ukrainian...

Wednesday June 15th, 2022, 6:30 pm. Ethical Society, 906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103. This event is FREE. Dear Friends, In collaboration with the Italian Consulate in Philadelphia, PI-Philly is happy to invite you to the “Art & Innovation Series.” Professor Luca Cottini will hold the first conversation: The Italian Renaissance & cont...

Michéal Castaldo, an award-winning classical crossover singer, producer and songwriter, will be the featured performer with his La Dolce Vita Band, kickstarting the Totowa Summer Concert Series, Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 7 p.m. The festival takes place at the Municipality Front Lawn, 537 Totowa Rd, Totowa New Jersey, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Attende...

Natalie Carbone Mangini spent her life as a trailblazer, continually opening new doors for women in science while wearing the hats of mother and restaurateur. In 93 years, Mangini shattered the glass ceiling when she became the first woman scientist employed at the Westinghouse Bettis Atomic Power Division, raised four children with her late husban...

The Italian American Cultural and Heritage Society of Washington County awarded eight scholarships to graduating high school seniors. With this year’s awards, since 1992, the organization will have provided 233 scholarships to Washington County residents. The scholarships, $3,000 each, are awarded through application of criteria that includes a one...

Recently, the Amerigo Vespucci Society (AVS) of Long Branch New Jersey held a 129th Anniversary Dinner at the Breakers in Spring Lake New Jersey. Approximately one hundred and fifty people attended the event which celebrated the last history of the organization and honored one of its members, Mr. Joseph Mossa, as their Man-of-the-Year. The evening...

Leaders in public service, culinary arts, Italian American leadership, and humanitarianism were honored on Wednesday May 25, 2022, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. by the Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF) at its 33rd Annual National Education & Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala. The SIF is the philanthropic...

Lucia’s Cafe opened recently in Pitman’s thriving Uptown Broadway district, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner… with amazing specialty items in the mix. The menu tells us this is an Italian inspired Cafe featuring Stromboli, Panini sandwiches, Salads, Sicilian Cannoli, Italian Gelato, fresh brewed coffee and espresso… and a whole lot more! Lucia’...

A Hoboken local favorite is back for its 112th year. The St. Ann’s Italian Festival in Hoboken has just announced its 2022 summer dates for July, which means residents have lots of time to prepare for the beloved summer festival. This year, the feast will take place from Friday, July 22nd through Tuesday, July 26th at 704 Jefferson Street in Hoboke...