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A Pittsburgh-raised, two-time World Wide Wrestling Federation Champion is coming to the big screen. Bruno Sammartino, who was born in Italy and emigrated with his family to Pittsburgh when he was four years old, was the longest-reigning WWE champion, holding the title for 2,803 days. The authorized biography, Bruno Sammartino, will be released on T...

Ahead of Memorial Day weekend, the Colonial Italian-American Organization (CIAO) will give a presentation on the American Military Cemeteries in Italy. The talk and video presentation will take place Sunday, May 22 at the Powhatan Clubhouse, 201 Charter House Lane, at 2 p.m. Ron Grosso, a member of the organization, will discuss his experience as t...

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 7:00 PM. 550 E Broad St, Westfield, NJ, 07090. IN person event. Former Yankee Batboy Anthony Florio will share stories about growing up in Little Italy in New York, travelling with the Yankees each summer and also during three World Series. He will talk about his experiences with NY Yankee greats Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra,...

We invite you to join us for a unique opportunity to explore the world of pasta through the eyes of renowned Italian chefs and culinary experts. Our second luncheon program of the year will be held at Casa Italiana on May 15, 2022, at 1 p.m. The event is entitled “For the Love of Pasta: Preserving Italian Cuisine, Culture and Health.”  It is being...

The Embassy of Italy and Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, under the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, present the exhibition 3CODESIGN | 3Rs: Reduce Recycle Reuse, dedicated to the relationship between design and sustainability. Curated by architect Silvana Annicchiarico, the exhibition aim...

Comedian Mike Marino, who is affectionately known to millions of his fans worldwide as New Jersey’s Bad Boy takes the stage for an evening of hilarious comedy on Saturday, May 7, at the Brook Arts Center. The show begins at 8:00pm. Marino has a tongue like a razor and a heart of gold. His stand-up material ranges from cutting-edge observations of e...

In the last few years, the mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato has appeared in a series of art song recitals dressed up as significant dramatic events. Washington Performing Arts presented the latest one, an eco-conscious bit of virtue signaling she calls “Eden,” Sunday night in the Music Center at Strathmore with the early music ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro. T...

Best-selling author Adriana Trigiani speaks with Broadway actor and comedian Mario Cantone about her new novel "The Good Left Undone" at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at Algonquin Arts Theatre, 60 Abe Voorhees Drive, Manasquan.  Tickets are $40 and include a signed copy of the book. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event is sponsored by BookTowne, 171 Main...

Imagine being a lifelong Yankees fan and fulfilling a dream of pitching in pinstripes – with your big-league debut against the Boston Red Sox. At Yankee Stadium, in front of a packed house. That scene unfolded on Saturday afternoon for Ron Marinaccio, though it might not have been the most nerve-wracking moment of his day. Awarded the “championship...

Opera Philadelphia brings fully staged opera back to the Academy of Music for the first time since September 2019 with four spring performances of Rigoletto. Tickets are on sale now. Long one of the most popular works in the operatic canon, Rigoletto features several well-known arias, including the instantly recognizable “La donna è mobile.” Verdi’...

The 10th annual (twice covid canceled) St. Joseph’s Day Italian Festival on March 19 sponsored by the Ocean City Lodge of the Sons and Daughters of Italy and St. Luke’s/St. Andrew’s Catholic Church was another big success and our best attended to date. We had close to 1,500 attendees enjoy our home-cooked Italian meals and baked goods. As the many...

Wednesday April 20, 7:00pm. School of Communication & Media Presentation Hall, Montclair State University. 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ. This event is FREE and open to all students and the community. RSVP here. Please join the Coccia Institute for the premiere on-campus screening of Potentially Dangerous: When it Was a Crime to be Italian, direct...