The week before Christmas was the most exciting time of the year. The entire family got in the car and drove to all the Italian markets in the city. The stores were crowded with other Italians getting the same foods for their Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meals. Double-parked cars lined the streets, as we circled the blocks searching for a spot....

Phoenix Children's Hospital and Babbo Italian Eatery are joining forces to spread love this holiday season.  They're collecting toys for all of the children who are sick and recovering at PCH this Christmas. All of the toys that are donated will be wrapped and given to the children at a special party.  Anyone who wants to donate can drop off a bran...

When I was a young girl living in Italy, I particularly loved the holiday season that brought back delicious munchies such as torrone (Italian nougat), panettone (Italian Christmas cake), pepatelli (almond and honey biscotti), and the money that my nonno Antonio always handed me when arriving at our house. Most of all, it signified that time had co...

As Christmas nears so does the time for Christmas sweets - those tasty homemade and industrial products whose flavors and fragrances accompany us during the Christmas holidays. There is a great variety of Christmas sweets in Italy, with significant differences from one region, one province, and one city to the next. Just think: depending on the loc...

Saturday December 8, 2:00 pm. Garibaldi Meucci Museum. 420 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island, NY. Admission: $10; open to the public. Contact: Carol Berardi 718-442-1608. A lecture and DVD presentation by Anita Sanseverino and Lou Barrella featuring the unveiling of a newly created Presepe Napoletano by Brooklyn Artist John Miniero. A Neapoltan Presep...

Last December, British pop star Ed Sheeran released an orchestral version of his hit romantic ballad “Perfect,” featuring international sensation Andrea Bocelli. The video, filmed in Bocelli’s home in Tuscany, offers a behind-the-scenes look at the viral duet between the two stars. Sheeran begins the symphonic song in English, then Bocelli sweeps i...

One IKEA store is opening its doors to more than just shoppers looking for a bargain. In Catania, Italy, IKEA is allowing stray dogs to come inside so they can stay warm during the winter — and the internet is loving it. Martine Taccia noticed multiple dogs lounging around while she was shopping at the furniture store. She decided to record the sle...

LITTLE ITALY TREE LIGHTING Saturday, December 1st; 6:30pm, Piazza della Famiglia. This will be the 20th Anniversary of Little Italy's Tree Lighting! To create the best possible experience within our consistently limited budget, we need the community's help in making this year's event that much more spectacular. The best part: you still have time to...

“Our 44th season ‘Travelogue: Musical Postcards from Around the World’ is an exciting one that celebrates music from all around the globe. The repertoire is sure to please all musical tastes and audiences of all ages,” says Executive Director Laura Mason. The Angeles Chorale’s concert season will take you on a musical journey through Italy, France...

When: November 17 - January 6, 2019 - Where: The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave, Gallery 203 After its widely popular debut in 2013, our spectacular 18th-century Neapolitan crèche returns once again this holiday season. One of the very few and finest examples of such a work outside of Naples, the crèche is an intricate Nativity scene...