Son’s of Italy 2561 gave out approximately $3,000 of ShopRite and Walmart gift cards to local families, Parsippany Day Care Center, Jersey Battered Women’s Shelter, Interfaith, and Parsippany food pantries. The Morris County of the Order of Sons of Italy Lodge 2561 is an affiliated member of the Order of the Sons of Italy In America Association, th...

As we welcome the new year, it’s time to invoke Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings and look forward to 2022 with renewed hope and optimism. All of us at Convivio are already hard at work in planning our events calendar to bring you more quality arts and culture programs and to continue to foster a welcoming and inspiring space at Amici...

The Italian American Police Society of NJ hosted a Holiday Party for hundreds of children and volunteers from Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northern New Jersey at the Parsippany Police Athletic League. Santa and Mrs. Claus joined officers to provide toys, gifts, pizza, and gift cards to children in single-parent families. The Society, founded in...

CIAO held its annual Christmas Party at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Silver Creek. Thirty people enjoyed a delicious luncheon prepared by Brunner’s Bayside Catering. Members enjoyed, chicken parmesan, breaded pork cutlet, roasted red potatoes, baked ziti, caprice’ and antipasti salad. Desserts were provided by club members. CIAO members donat...

The Order of Sons of Italy in America Peter B. Gay Lodge #540 shared their holiday spirit as they distributed meals to members of CO-OP, a local non-profit agency supporting individuals with disabilities. Patrons and passersby caught the scent of delicious hot turkey meals as members of the Sons of Italy collected them in the warm kitchen alongside...

David Venditelli, first-year president of the ageless Pannese Society of Rhode Island, wasn’t sure if the proud Italian-American non-profit set a record, but this week noted: “We are really, really happy to continue to this terrific tradition.” It’s an ageless act of giving that began with former President Joe Spremulli, that made sure families in...

NYPD officers, officials, and local residents passed out gifts Wednesday to nearly 200 children who otherwise may not have received a holiday present this year. New York City Council Member Robert Cornegy, Jr., was joined by dozens of members of the NYPD and Brooklyn native and business owner Salvatore Stile at Stephen Decatur Middle School. The gy...

A bakery in Montgomery County went above and beyond to spread Christmas cheer to their neighbors in need. The Collegeville Italian Bakery filled a 2,200 square foot vacant building with toys and food. The Carcarey family, owners of the bakery, say they started collecting items last month from customers, local schools and other small businesses.Tues...

Italian panettone, a light sweet bread traditionally eaten at Christmas, is becoming a symbol of solidarity in its birthplace Milan thanks to the “panettone sospeso” scheme. Based on a Neopolitan convention, customers can pay for and leave a panettone in the city’s bakeries to be donated to those in need over the festive period.   In Galleria Vitto...

Members of the Italian American Chamber of Commerce of Michigan (IACCM) recently spent time wrapping Christmas gifts at Friends of Foster Kids (FoFK). Founded in 1919, the IACCM is comprised of 183 Italian Americans who are proud of their Italian heritage. In addition to providing opportunities for business and professional growth, the IACCM provid...