Pandoro is a soaring star-shaped cake with a delicious golden brioche-like center and a lovely vanilla butter aroma. It even comes boxed with a packet of confectioners’ sugar to sprinkle on top, to enhance its festive, Christmas-tree appearance. Italy sets many strict rules for its production, including the use of only natural yeast, farm fresh egg...

Thursday December 10. 4PM PST on IAMLA facebook page. RSVP Here. Have you ever wondered where your favorite holiday traditions came from? Join us on December 10th at 4 pm PST via Facebook Live when we take a look at the unexpected stories behind some of our most beloved holiday figures, imagery, and traditions. From Babbo Natale and the nativity, t...

The figure of Babbo Natale (Father Christmas) with a red hat and suit, white beard, bag full of presents and sleigh with reindeers, is famous all over the world. In Italy, children eagerly wait for a visit from another figure known in their culture as La Befana. An old shabby lady, but good-hearted and hardworking, loved so much by the children is...

When: From Nov 27, 2020 to Jan 4, 2021 - Where: Hall of Architecture - Kick off the season with a visit to our popular Nativity display nestled in our stunning Hall of Architecture. The presepio, a centuries-old tradition in Naples and Southern Italy, is an elaborate Nativity scene recreated with miniature figures arranged in a detailed panorama of...

The Italian government has approved a ban on inter-regional travel during the Christmas period as the country registered the highest daily coronavirus death toll of the pandemic. Under a new decree signed by the prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, on Thursday night, people will be barred from travelling beyond their regions between 20 December and 6 Ja...

Friday, December 4th • 7:00-9:00pm. Organized by Casa Belvedere. With Carla Gambescia. Registration is required. Once you register for a virtual event, you will receive an invitation to join the live zoom program the night before the event. Discover the surprising backstories behind some of our most cherished holiday traditions from Saint Nicholas...

Se l’Albero è il simbolo del Natale, il Presepe ne rappresenta la tradizione anche oltreoceano. Nella grande America in questo periodo dell'anno parte una competizione tra le varie grandi case, le luci diventano protagoniste, assieme a ghirlande, si vedono i mega addobbi e non c'è limite alla creatività.A noi dell'Associazione Oll Muvi, conosciuti...

The Avenel Performing Arts Center will present My Big Gay Italian Christmas Thursday, December 3rd through Wednesday December 9th, 2020. The follow up to the Big Gay Italian Trilogy, (My Big Gay Italian Wedding, My Big Gay Italian Funeral, My Big Gay Italian Midlife Crisis) Wilkinson has created a Christmas show designed specifically to play for th...

Saturday, December 5th at 5:30pm. GET YOUR FREE TICKET TO WHATCH HERE. With the announcement of restrictions due to COVID-19, the Little Italy Association remains determined to support our businesses and residents while attempting to maintain a sense of normalcy with public health and safety at the forefront. That being said, our time-honored tradi...

While we appreciate whatever's cooking at the local bakery, breaking bread prepared from scratch can be equally gratifying — especially if you own a kneading machine.  It's no secret that bread takes time, and if you're able to slow down over the next few weeks, why not give it a try? You need water, flour, yeast, and a pinch of salt as well as a p...