December 1st at 7:00 PM EST - Hosted by Westchester Italian Cultural Center - Presented by Toni McKeen. Christmas and the Italian culture... Two things we have come to love. Now put them together and you have a divine pairing! We will talk about many of the favorite Italian traditions that we celebrate during the holidays and how they came to be ce...

Home is where the love is. And ideally, home is also where you find the best meals, and by the end of A Taste of Christmas, Natalie found love, home, family, and some delicious food. It doesn't get any better than that. Christmas came early in the form of a sweet little movie about a restaurant that starred Gilles Marini and had casual Italian spok...

Naples is renowned for its Christmas crib tradition and each year people look forward to seeing who the "new entries" will be - often figures from the world of politics, sport or entertainment. It comes as now surprise, then, that US president-elect Joe Biden is the latest high-profile figure to be honoured by the great Neapolitan tradition, report...

An artist in Italy has remaigined the traditional Christmas nativity scene  for the coronavirus age. At Genny Di Virgilio's workshops in Naples, his nativity figurines gaze at the Baby Jesus from behind  protective masks.  And the charachters are even standing at a safe distance, especially the elderly. Only baby Jesus remains unchanged. Too big a...

It's a Virtual Party!! December 1, 2020, 7:00 pm PT. Please register for this event to receive the event link prior to the event: REGISTRATION. Join us for our yearly Christmas party. Unfortunately, we won't be gathering together in person but that's not stopping us from enjoying beautiful Italian Christmas music sung by Pina. Even if you are growi...

Italians go all-out when it comes to the holidays, preparing special dishes and desserts that reflect long-held traditions, although what you’ll find on menus and at home will vary from region to region. While Italy is beyond reach for many travelers at present, you can still celebrate the holidays as the the Italians do. Here, three culinary exper...

Visiting Italy during Christmastime has been on my bucket list for many years, but for now that dream visit will have to wait. Instead, I would like to share an Italian Christmas carol that makes me feel close to the people in this special country. That carol is “Tu Scendi dalle Stelle.” Although virtually unkown in America, it is said to be the be...

November 10, 2020. 8:00 pm pacific time. Zoom Meeting. Please REGISTER HERE for this event to receive the Zoom link prior to the event. This is a very exceptional presentation to swing into the Italian Christmas mood and start putting the tragedies of 2020 behind. Thanks to Antimo Cimino who will be the moderator of the upcoming meeting, we will he...

One of Italy's most popular Christmas attractions is cancelled this year, as the Alpine region of Trentino-Alto Adige calls off its famed festive markets. Local authorities in both Alto Adige (South Tyrol) and Trentino, the two autonomous provinces that make up the region on the Austrian border, confirmed this week that Christmas markets would not...

Greetings friends of Little Italy Arkansas Heritage Society and Museum!  Please join me in planning towards the celebration of our Lord and Savior’s birth, by reviving the Christmas traditions that built “community” in Little Italy.  For those of us who spent our younger years in Little Italy during Christmas, we recall fondly the magic that came a...