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The 2019 Long Island Columbus Day Parade will soon kick-off in Huntington, the Town announced. The parade is scheduled for Sunday at 12 p.m. The 1.5-mile parade route will take place on Main Street in Huntington Village, starting at the intersection of Park Avenue and West Main Street and continuing to West Neck Road and West Main Street. The event...

Actor Chazz Palminteri called in to "The Brian Lehrer Show" Friday to bicker with Mayor Bill de Blasio about an Italian-American saint and deny he called first lady Chirlane McCray racist. WNYC listeners got more than they bargained for during the roughly 10-minute sparring match that started with the Bronx-born actor demanding the city build a sta...

Unlike most parishes, St. John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church isn’t subject to geographic boundaries. Since 1898, the church has served the Italian community throughout Columbus. To this day, Roman Catholic Italian Americans come from throughout central Ohio to worship, and portions of the mass are still delivered in their native language. “Th...

U.S. President Donald Trump will host Italian President Sergio Mattarella at the White House on Oct. 16, the White House said on Friday. The two leaders will "celebrate the strong and enduring historical ties between the United States and Italy, which underpin our bilateral relationship," the White House said. The Italian president plays a mainly c...

One of Revere’s longest-standing traditions, the Columbus Day Parade, returns on Monday, Oct. 14, at 1 p.m. The parade, which alternates annually between Revere and East Boston, celebrates the region’s Italian-American heritage. The parade begins on the south end of Broadway at the Chelsea line and marches up Broadway, continues along Revere Street...

The holiday formerly known as Columbus Day will be officially recognized by Vermont as "Indigenous Peoples' Day", starting on Monday, Oct. 14. Former Gov. Peter Shumlin began observing Indigenous Peoples' Day by gubernatorial proclamation in 2016, a tradition that his successor, Gov. Phil Scott, has maintained. At the beginning of this year, a bill...

Enter Amaro, by the James Beard Award-winning writer Brad Thomas Parsons. I had a sneaking suspicion that a book with that title might contain answers, and wouldn’t you know, it did. Parsons’s excellent book contains far more than clarifying information, including recipes for aperitivo, classic, and modern cocktails, suggestions for cooking (and ye...

The Italian American Committee on Education (IACE), and the Italian Cultural Institute, are pleased to host New York Times bestselling author Dianne Hales presenting her latest book “La Passione: How Italy Seduced the World”,  a celebration of the Italian culture and its global impact. "There is a primal force that stems from an insatiable hunger t...

Closed since 2012 following a landslide, the Via dell'Amore (Lovers’ Lane), the Cinque Terre’s most famous path, is scheduled to be repaired starting this fall and reopened in 2023, according to a plan presented by the Cinque Terre National Park last week. The scenic trail that connects the villages of Riomaggiore and Manarola, the first two of the...

She stripped naked to protest against harsh laws restricting IVF in Italy which are based on Catholic principles, has no qualms about appearing nude, and is an agnostic, yet Monica Bellucci agreed to star in Mel Gibson’s very Catholic movie, The Passion of the Christ (2004). The beautiful, free-spirited Italian actress was born on September 30, 196...

Italians are giving plastic straws the boot. Italian bargoers are going to have to use their noodles to suck down their drinks — some bars are using straws made out of pasta, according to a recent Reddit post. “Here in Italy bars are starting to use pasta as straws to reduce plastic use,” according to the post. “Our technology amazes the world anot...

The "entire" Italy spirits and liqueurs sector is at risk from US tariffs, wine and spirits federation Federvini said Wednesday. "The US tariffs put at risk the entire sector of the production of spirits, liqueurs and cordials," it said. "Trump's axe may hit a hundred or so companies and several thousands jobs," it said. "The tariffs will spell a n...