On a warm, sunny September afternoon years ago, I was learning to shoot film on a vintage 35mm Minolta camera. I stumbled across New York City’s San Gennaro festival. The bright colors and motley foods provided a spectacular palette for experimenting. San Gennaro titillates a full spectrum of senses, but none more than taste, a triumph of gastronom...

New Orleans paradegoers will switch out their Mardi Gras beads and lucky four-leaf clovers for fava beans and Italy’s red, white and green flag this weekend. The Italian American St. Joseph Society of New Orleans has planned a weekend of events mostly open to the public, including its annual parade and pasta party, to celebrate St. Joseph’s Day on...

After being paused for two years due to Covid, the Italian Community Center's A Taste of Italy fundraiser returns for 2022. This longstanding tradition at the ICC, 631 E. Chicago Ave., takes place Sunday, May 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A Taste of Italy is run entirely by ICC volunteers. As always there will be a 50/50 raffle and musical entert...

After a two-year hiatus, area residents — and those who like to come home for festivities — will be happy to hear that Festa Italiana will return in 2022. A post to social media Wednesday proudly proclaimed, “We’re back. Festa Italiana 2022: Aug. 11, 12 and 13!” The post encouraged readers to “Stay tuned for more details.” In 2021, a “Festa to go”...

Sandra Scalise Juneau has lived St. Joseph's Altars all her life. At age 5 in 1945, she portrayed the Virgin Mary in the "tupa tupa" ceremony, representing the Holy Family knocking on the door, at her Nonna Accardo’s dining room altar. She learned from her two Sicilian grandmothers how to prepare and bake the special foods, and she has passed that...

When: Thursday, 03/17/2022-, 04:00 pm-11:00 pm - Where: Pegasus Park at Gulfstream Park Village, 901 S. Federal Highway,, Hallandale Beach, Florida, 33009 The Annual San Gennaro Feast is back for another delicious year at Gulfstream Park Village. Taking place at Pegasus Park, the food and music festival will feature a variety of food vendors, amuse...

For the first time in the festival’s 14 years, a mother-daughter duo was chosen to reign over the Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival this weekend. Brenda Liuzza, the festival’s madre, and her daughter and festival queen, 21-year-old Faith Liuzza, said they’ve been involved in the celebration all their lives, and the opportunity to serve on the...

On Wednesday, March 23, 2022 the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) and the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago will participate in the 6th edition of the Italian Design Day dedicated to “Re-generation. Design and New Technologies for a Sustainable Future.” The Institute will present “I, You and It: Stories of entanglement between species” a series...

It’s time to celebrate with the Italian Club of Tampa in Historic Ybor City. The organization announced the spirited showcase known as Wine Fest of Italy will take place on April 24 at The Italian Club of Tampa (1731 E 7th Avenue). Wine Fest will represent Italy’s vast wine regions. A selection of wines from California’s regions will also be availa...

The Nutley Belleville Columbus Day Parade Committee announced the 2022 Honorees of the 40th Annual Columbus Day Parade at a Meet & Greet held at Mamma Vittoria on Monday, February 28, 2022. The 2022 Honorees are: Tina Cervasio – Grand MarshalLifetime Achievement – Delores Del Deo KirkItalian Heritage Award – Michael V. Calabro, Esq.Italian Business...