October is Italian-American Heritage Month! To mark the occasion, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno led a ceremony at the newly re-opened Italian Cultural Center in the city’s South End. The center was shut down by flooding a year and a half ago. The center’s President, Stephanie Spolzino, told 22News, the center will now play an important role in th...

On Monday October 14th at 8:30 pm, the Rome Film Fest will enter the concert hall of the Teatro dell'Opera for the world premiere screening of La prima donna, the new documentary film by Tony Saccucci starring Licia Maglietta. The screening is part of the programme of pre-opening events taking place ahead of the 14th Rome Film Fest, which will be h...

October is a busy month for organizers in the Italian American community in Monroe County. The leaders of 15 area civic organizations are preparing for their biggest event of the year; the 79th annual Columbus Day celebration.  Celebrating Italian heritage, exploration and the American dream will be the theme at the luncheon on Monday, Oct. 14 at t...

Ciao Amici! The Donaldsonville Downtown Development District has announced its first Festa Italiana to be held on October 19, 2019 in Crescent Park from 12 noon - 10:00 p.m. The festival is a celebration of the history, culture, and heritage of the Italians in the Donaldsonville area and will feature live entertainment by King Pa Ka Yea’ Band, deli...

On the stairs of St. Alphonsus, a century-old, ornate Catholic church in West Fresno, generations of families are lining up.  “Hey you guys we’re taking a group picture,” someone calls out. The young and the old inch a little this way and that to squeeze in more closely. They’re all here to celebrate St. Elia, the patron saint of their ancestral vi...

Alamance County performers will participate in the second annual Italian street festival, Festa Italiana, from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday on Tucker Street and North Boylan Avenue. Tenor Charles Beard and master pianist and composer Dr. Charles Hogan will perform a selection of Bel Canto and Neapolitan classics. Mebanesville, which includes Sherry Whit...

Princeton has joined Newark as the first two communities in the state to mark Indigenous Peoples Day on what traditionally has been Columbus Day. Earlier this month, Princeton's mayor and municipal council passed a resolution that declares the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day out of observance of at least three Native American tri...

Celebrate your Italian American heritage in style at the free Columbus Day celebration in Howard Beach on Sunday, Oct. 6. The festivities, sponsored by State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., will kick off from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church Hall located at 100-05 Beach 159 Street. “For me, Columbus Day has always been a time to celebra...

Providence College celebrated the feast of San Gennaro, or Saint Januarius, the Patron Saint of Naples, outside of St. Dominic Chapel on Wednesday, September 18. The event itself honored both Itaian heritage and Catholic tradition.  Little Italy’s Feast of San Gennaro in New York City celebrates the patron saint of Naples with an 11-day festival in...

On Saturday, September 21, the Manhattan College Italian Club visited the biggest Italian block party of NYC in no other than Little Italy. Students gathered on one of the last days of the festival to educate themselves on the history of San Gennaro and how it originated all while enjoying the raved, authentic Italian food and free entertainment. F...