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Five Italian-American artists from New Jersey will exhibit their work this month at the Caldwell Public Library, 268 Bloomfield Ave. October is Italian Heritage Month, and each artist is a descendant of Italian immigrants. The title of the exhibition, “The Golden Door,” refers to a 2006 Italian movie, “Nuovomondo,” about Italian immigration at the...

Take one step into Sal's Italian Restaurant, and you feel like part of one big, happy, Italian family; from the smells to the sounds to the tastes.  Jeff Baker is happy to have found this gem, since moving from the Northeast. "The tastes are phenomenal, and I miss that being from the Northeast. So I'm glad they brought it here." Brothers Jerry and...

Italian journalist Paolo Borrometi, known for his reporting on the Sicilian mafia, received the 2019 Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism at a ceremony at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism on Sept. 25. The award, established in 2008, honors reporters and editors who have demonstrated a commitment to fairness, accu...

When I arrived at the Waterfall Room in South Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon and saw the black-and-white film of my own house towering over me on the projector screen, I knew I was in the right place. The Cammaratas, the family who grew up in the Mifflin Street rowhouse my wife and I bought two years ago, had invited me to their extended family r...

A unique opportunity to learn about the extraordinary career of journalist and fashion writer Anna Piaggi through her nephew’s presentation, which will show how her brilliant creativity has served as a lifeblood for designers, photographers, illustrators and fashion lovers. Muse to designers and fashion enthusiasts, fashion icon and collector of ga...

Members of the Holiday City Silver Ridge Park Italian American Club of Berkeley Township attended and participated in a flag raising this past weekend. The Italian Flag Raising was held at Town Hall to recognize the month of October as Italian Heritage Month. Mayor Carmen F. Amato, Jr., Council Members: Tom Grosse, John Bacchione, Sophia Gingrich,...

The space at 805 N. Davis Ave. has seen a number of restaurant tenants over the years. For a long time it was Avenue 805, then The Betty on Davis, followed by a French concept from Kevin Roberts (of Perly’s and the bygone Black Sheep), Swan Dive, which shuttered in late April. While some may consider the location to be “cursed,” current tenants Sus...

A new statue of artist Constantino Brumidi has been erected at the Brown-Leanos Park at Westgate Circle in Annapolis to honor local Greek and Italian heritage. Brumidi was a Greek-Italian-American historical painter, renowned for his fresco work in the Capitol in Washington, DC. On October 19th at 1:30 a dedication ceremony will be held by the Foun...

Guitarist Beppe Gambetta returns to Princeton on Friday, October 11, at 8 p.m., when The Princeton Folk Music Society brings him to Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane. The concert is billed as a fusion of American and Italian folk music traditions. Gambetta taught himself to flat-pick by listening to bluegrass LPs. He combines the folk musi...

A satirical, behind-the-scenes sister-story to Puccini's Tosca as imagined by one of the wittiest and most admired Italian playwright and actresses, Franca Valeri. Tosca and the two downstairsis directed by Laura Caparrotti, Artistic Director of KIT, and its English translation is by Natasha Lardera. The play will be acted by Laura Caparrotti and M...

Princeton has joined Newark as the first two communities in the state to mark Indigenous Peoples Day on what traditionally has been Columbus Day. Earlier this month, Princeton's mayor and municipal council passed a resolution that declares the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day out of observance of at least three Native American tri...

The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute cordially invite you to a workshop: An Hour in Space with Italians at NASA. Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM. Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven Street NW. Washington, DC 20008. Doors open at 5:30 PM. MORE INFO & RSVP Join us for an exciting one-hour space mission with our panelists: Veronic...