I was fortunate as a child to experience many old world traditions from Abruzzo. My family arrived later to the United States than most Italian Americans. My father came here in 1956 and my mother followed him in 1958. My sisters and I were born in New York.   However, our home was a step back into time, a time of simplicity and of old world...

  WTI Magazine #74    2015 December 11Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   At the beginning of the holiday season, each year on the evening of December 7, the day before the Immaculate Conception, the Umbrian town of Gubbio proceed with the lighting of the biggest Christmas tree in the world. Laid down on the slopes of Mount Ingino, overl...

The Italian American Police Society of New Jersey held its annual holiday party for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of NJ. Truckloads of toys and gifts were distributed to a record number of at risk children from this program at this year's party by member police officers and volunteers.   Members and volunteers also served pizza, sandwiches, s...

Join Newpoli, Boston's own Italian Folk Music ensemble, for their annual Christmas concert MUSICA DI NATALE: A Traditional Italian Christmas at the YMCA Theatre.   NEWPOLI will perform at the YMCA Theatre in Cambridge (MA) on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8:00pm. Advance tickets: $13/16. Tickets at the door: $15/20. All ages. Advance tickets...

Nov. 24, 2015—Jan. 6, 2016. Metropolitan Museum of Art - 1000 Fifth Avenue - New York, New York   The Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a long-established yuletide tradition in New York. The brightly lit, twenty-foot blue spruce—with a collection of eighteenth-century Neapolitan...

  WTI Magazine #74    2015 December 11Author : Unioncamere      Translation by:   Naples has always been a place of strong contrasts, so it is only natural that nativity scenes, the extraordinary "product" of the local artisan production, would become embroiled in this and become the basis on which all these contradictions miraculously converge...

Si svolge mercoledì 16 dicembre dalle ore 16:30 al Consolato generale d'Italia di Park Avenue l'edizione 2015 del "Christmas Action Party". È la tradizionale festa di Natale in cui ragazzi e ragazze italiani e italoamericani dai 6 agli 11 anni del Tri-State giocano e ricevono informazioni su nutrizione e su un sano stile di vita.   La squadr...

Watertown's Italian-American Civic Association held its children's Christmas party Sunday, an event that's been held annually for more than 60 years. But this was the first one children from the Disabled Persons Action Organization attended. The kids received gifts from Santa and a couple of his elves.   Jerry Vecchio, club president -...

If you serve it, they will come. The St. Anthony Society of St. Leo's hosted the annual Christmas Dinner for the Homeless December 16th as once again a swarm of cheerful volunteers served a hall full of clients.   Each guest received a goody bag upon exiting, containing tube socks, toothbrush, toothpaste, and two winter accessories such as a...

Let's face it. Now that the Thanksgiving leftovers have been picked over and Black Friday has elbowed its way in and out of our bank accounts, the Christmas season is officially upon us, blasting through the front door like a Buffalo blizzard. And we all know who else comes knocking at this jolly time of year: family. These dual themes of the holi...