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For the first time in perhaps more than a century there will not be a Columbus Day Parade down Shrewsbury Street this weekend. However, a new committee has taken over the event and plans to resume with a bigger and better parade in 2020. The number of people who attended and participated in the parade along a mile-long stretch of Shrewsbury Street,...

The 28th Annual Columbus Day Festival is taking place on Federal Hill in Providence this weekend. Saturday through Monday, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., more than 50 vendors have set up shop outside of businesses along Atwells Avenue. “The real purpose of the festival starting was honestly to do a marketing piece for Federal Hill and the whole goal was...

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...

Two events, a concert and a festival, will be held in Stamford this weekend in honor of Italian heritage month. First up is the concert: “That’s Amore Live” takes place at The Palace Theatre, Saturday, Oct. 12. Sunday, Oct. 13, is when the “That’s Amore Italian Street Festival” will be held. This family event, which is free, takes place at Columbus...

A local restaurateur and co-founder of the Boston Pizza Festival is channeling his love of red sauce into a new restaurant in East Boston. Raffaele Scalzi teamed up with Caffe Dello Sport’s Mivan Spencer to create Pazza on Porter, an Italian-American restaurant and bar set to officially open on Friday, with limited reservations available starting o...

Members of the public are invited to a reception celebrating visitors from one of Newport's six sister cities. On Friday, Mayor Jamie Bova and the City Council will host a reception for the delegation from Imperia, Italy. The reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Edward King House. Light refreshments will be served, and all attendees...

The Greater New Haven Columbus Day Parade is coming to Branford on Sunday, Oct. 13. The annual honor of hosting the parade, which rotates among the towns of East Haven, West Haven, Hamden, New Haven, and North Haven, returns to Branford in 2019 — appropriately enough, on the occasion of its 375th birthday. Vietnam Army veteran and Bronze Star recip...

The IDEA Boston festival is an extension of IAM bookstore’s platform and mission. IDEA Boston is a two-day “Italian-inspired cultural festival, celebrating literature, history, art and many other aspects of Italian and Italian American culture.  IDEA Boston kicks off on Friday, November 1, 2019 at the Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts in Cam...

I thought about bringing my own crosswalk to Mimmo’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, the new restaurant in our South End neighborhood, but I remembered the city frowns upon  DIY safety measures. Instead, I ran across Shelburne Road — praying mid-dash there was no car on the far side of the Jeep Cherokee I couldn’t see past. I made it.I was surprised to find...

Italian flags are flying on Main Street in Branford this week, heralding the arrival of the celebrated Greater New Haven Columbus Day Parade, which takes place this Sunday, Oct. 13, stepping off at 1:30 p.m. on Main Street in Branford. Known as the largest parade of its kind in New England, the parade circulates its march through six host towns ann...

Saturday October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. I AM BOOKS - 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113. The sequel to Carmela Cattuti’s first novel, Between the Cracks, this story invites the reader to accompany Angela Lanza as she builds her life in America during the first half of the 20th century. A Sicilian immigrant, Angela manages to assimilate into the so...