Ah! Finally the Fall is  here! After  months of unbearable heat, the soft, fresh and  fragrant air of the  most colorful season  of the year feels like a liberation. Our word of the day is quintessentially tied to the Fall, even if it evokes events that, in  truth, take place all year round.  Sagra (sah-grah)  is the feminine of the  early Italian...

There will be no formal Columbus Day program in Westfield this year, organizers of the annual event said. The Westfield Italian American Club and Greater Westfield UNICO in a statement said the event’s organizers consulted with town officials and agreed to cancel the program in case there is a resurgence of COVID-19. In June, Westfield health offic...

The 14th annual San Diego Italian Film Festival, known as feStivale, will be hosted virtually this year from Sept. 27 to Oct. 4. Executive Director Diana Agostini said the annual event will be a “blend of creativity, resilience, and passion toward the arts and our audience.” The theme for this year’s film festival is activism and will feature a num...

Dear Friends, in an effort to protect our patrons, community, and volunteers Little Italy’s 93rd Annual Italian Festival Scheduled for October 3rd has been cancelled. As disappointed as you are, please know that the volunteers and families of Little Italy are devastated as well. Remember that nearly 100 years of tradition for us has been disrupted...

Patchogue’s annual Italian heritage celebration — the Saint Liberata Festival — is getting a new look this year. On Sunday, Sept. 13, the Saint Liberata Festival will be highlighted at Patchogue’s weekly Sundays in the Streets event. The Patchogue-Medford Library will be also offer online programing and Italian heritage activities. David Kennedy, e...

For the first time in its 36 year history, Watertown’s Italian American Civic Association is unable to hold its annual Bravo Italiano Festival because of COVID-19. However, the group is making sure people can still enjoy the festival’s main draw - the Italian food. Association members are gearing up for Bravo to Go this Saturday. They’ll be selli...

COVID-19 has killed another Jersey Shore tradition, the annual Columbus Day Parade. Fundraising efforts fell short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but organizers instead, are looking toward 2021’s 30th-anniversary celebration. “The Ocean County Columbus Day Parade Committee regretfully announces the cancellation of the 29th Annual Ocean County Columb...

We are excited to announce the following upcoming events! Sept 12 - Bravo to Go. The tradition lives on but in a “to go” fashion. Come get your Bravo Festival fix! Sept 19 & 20 - Bocce tournament, top prize $1,000. Sept 26 - Chicken BBQ. $10 gets you a half chicken, baked beans, salt potatoes and a roll and butter. Please come support our Club! **...

The Pensacola Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America Buona Fortuna Lodge #2835 has an important announcement we want to share with you and your friends regarding Festa Italiana. Due to the pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Festa Italiana in Pensacola, Florida. The health and safety of our Sons and Daughters of I...

Friday would have kicked off the annual La Festa Italiana in Scranton, one of northeastern Pennsylvania’s most cherished traditions. The event was canceled due to COVID-19. Normally Courthouse Square would be bustling with vendors setting up their tents, but Thursday night the square was quiet. With La Festa cancelled this year, some vendors are fi...