By Jacqueline L. Urgo In this place known as the "Blueberry Capital of the World," which has also been called the most Italian place in New Jersey, they really like their provolone, especially around Christmastime.   Between early December and Super Bowl Sunday, 2,800 pounds of the piquant cheese, in the shape of 10-foot-long torpedoes, wil...

Nothing makes William Schievella happier than watching his father play Santa Claus for youngsters at the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Jersey Christmas party. For the past 12 years, the Italian American Police Society of New Jersey has hosted a Christmas Party at the Whippany American Legion Hall with Daniel Schievella, as Santa, hand...

December 12, Saturday Fondazione Italia Festa di Natale -All regular scheduled Italian classes will meet from 9:00am to 10:30am followed by the Christmas program. 11:00am - Noon children and adult performances. Noon to 2 p.m. a light lunch will be served. 10940 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 600 - Los Angeles, CA 90024   Come play Tombola (...

by Michael Dorstewitz  Parishioners at Miami Beach's St. Patrick Catholic Church received an unexpected present for Christmas — the voice of internationally renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli. The Italian opera singer arrived for afternoon mass Wednesday at 3 p.m. But was he coming to simply celebrate Christmas services or did he have somethi...

When: Sunday, December 21, 2014 — 2 to 5 p.m.Where: Sons of Italy – 520 Pleasant St., Watertown MA On Dec. 21, the Ciociaro Social Club will present an afternoon of music and song with the Fratelli Rocca.The Fratelli Rocca have been coming to the United States during the Christmas season from Valle di Comino, Italy, for the past several years, ent...

by Holly Erickson After last year's North Beach Christmas walk was rained out by the big storm and blackout of December 2014, North Beach Neighbors president Trish Herman and local merchants have decided to hedge their bets against another washout, especially given this winter's predicted El Niño rains. The result is the 2015 Festival of Light and...

by Melissa Kravitz   The Italian Alps have arrived in NYC! And you don't even need to ride a ski lift to appreciate all the winter coziness. A short ride up Eataly's elevator to La Birreria transports you to Baita, a rooftop Italian ski lodge serving up hot cocktails, fresh pastas and plenty of festive holiday decor.   Baita...

Domenica 20 dicembre 2015. Ore 4:00pm presso St Mel Church, 26-15 154th St, Flushing, NY 11354   Cari amici, anche quest'anno siamo lieti di ospitare a New York la straordinaria cantante italiana CHIARA LUPPI e il suo ospite speciale MASSIMO SCATTOLIN per un Concerto di Natale intitolato "PRAYER IN SONG Welcome Joy into Your W...

By Kristen Massad   In my family, Christmas Eve was never about gifts or getting to bed early to wait for Santa. It's about food. We always focused on cooking and enjoying a long evening of feasting together. As part of a large Italian-American family, our tradition has always been the Feast of the Seven Fishes.   There is a lot...

International baseball ambassador and Italian National team hitting coach Mike Piazza got a jump start on Babbo Natale, otherwise known as Father Christmas, when he traveled to Veneto, Italy last January to speak to an enthusiastic audience at the 29th Annual Coaches Convention.   Piazza said, "We all overteach and overanalyze hitting. Every...