The Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival has named new royalty for the 2022 festival season. Queen XIII Faith Liuzza was crowned Saturday during the 13th annual Miss Pageant at Mater Dolorosa School Gym. Also introduced were King Larry Cardaronella XIII, Queen XIII Faith Liuzza, Madre Brenda Liuzza, Grand Marshal Donnie Orlando. The 13th annual...

Students in Eric Lavin’s Italian class at James Caldwell High School’s took the initiative to ask that Mayor John Kelley and the borough council officially commemorate Italian Heritage Month, which began Oct 15. The students requested that the Italian flag be flown on the Village Green. Mayor Kelley and the council readily agreed and the flag raisi...

The Western Massachusetts Italian Cultural Center in Springfield Sunday revived the concept of the neighborhood block party. A throwback to the days when each neighborhood celebrated its own identity. Although Sunday’s event was smaller than block parties of the past, 22News learned it could be just the start of a new era in neighborliness here in...

On Tuesday, October 26th, 2021, the 22nd annual Newport Beach Film Festival will present its Italian Spotlight, an evening celebration of Italian cinema and culture. The event will screen the US Premiere of the Italian feature film When Mom is Away…With the Family (‘10 GIORNI CON BABBO NATALE’), followed by a festive post-screening celebration. Sin...

October is National Italian American Heritage Month. It’s the month where people can celebrate heritage, culture, history, pride, contributions and achievements. It’s a time to celebrate Italian American individuals from the past and the present. “We remember the struggles of our ancestors here in this country and we continue to shed light and figh...

Italian-American Heritage Month is celebrated in October to honor the contributions of Italian immigrants and their families to our country. Many of the neighborhoods they settled in are still very much holding onto the culture. Like a true Italian, Carmine Gangone graciously welcomed CBS2 into his family’s “second home” — Carmine and Son’s. “My da...

In Italy, on November 1st, we celebrate Ognissanti: a very ancient ritual of Christian origin that commemorates all the Saints of our religion. The history of this festival evolves between the sacred and the profane and the rituals connected to it are many and vary from region to region. Let's discover together which are the most important ones. Th...

Great news! Taste of Italy is scheduled for March, 2022 in Houston! For more information, please contact Italy-America Chamber of Commerce deputy director and Taste of Italy director Maurizio Gamberucci at m.gamberucci@iacctexas.com. Taste of Italy Houston is the largest trade fair in the U.S. devoted exclusively to Italian wine and food products....

Saturday, October 23 • Noon – 6pm, Sunday, October 24 • Noon – 5pm. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue - Staten Island, NY 10301. A fun-filled weekend for the entire family! ADMISSION $10 (Per Person At Gate) • CHILDREN UNDER 12 FREE. Also, enjoy a 2-day showcase of Italian luxury, classic & performance vehicles. T...

The “Festa dei Morti” is among the most important and felt by the people of Palermo, especially by the children who have been waiting for it with anxiety since the previous weeks, when the city is filled with “Mercatini dei Morti” (markets of the dead). In this blog post I will tell you about the “rituals” that are repeated every year in the houses...