The Galbani Italian Heritage Festival is relocating to Niagara Square for the first time in decades. The event organizers decided to make the switch to Niagara Square in order to reconnect Italian Americans to their roots. "What's really cool is it's like a natural piazza here just like in Italy where people would come and gather," organizer Chris...

The smell of sausage, peppers, pizza and other Italian food staples wafted down Pleasant Street as people made their way down blocked roads hoisting lawn chairs and pushing baby strollers on their way to the neighborhood's annual three-day celebration: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church's Festa. The annual summer party, which always falls across a wee...

We are three weeks away from the start of a more than 120-year tradition - the Tontitown Grape Festival. Preparation started Monday (July 15) for the unforgettable spaghetti dinners. Every year families come together to start preparing for the annual Grape Festival. They start by making pasta. People like Marjie Ceola have been doing this for more...

The frantic clack ing of a spinning money wheel and the wafting scents of marinara sauce and fried foods on Wilson Avenue can mean only one thing: the annual Italian Fraternal Home Mount Carmel Festival has once again arrived. Though drivers passing through Girard could easily miss the festival if they didn’t know where to look, tens of thousands w...

On Sunday, thousands of revelers will gather in Williamsburg for a festival full of food, dancing, and live music. Unlike other Brooklyn events, the Our Lady of Mount Carmel and San Paolino di Nola Feast is based in a tradition that got its start in Italy over 1,000 years ago, with its centerpiece a four-ton 72-foot tower. As part of the neighborho...

Seven men — three generations of Brooklyn-bred Italian-Americans — climbed up and down a 72- foot tall aluminum spire as they hoisted a statue of San Paolino, an Italian saint, by rope and pulley to the very top."I haven't been this anxious since my wife was in labor", said Mark Mascioli, 43, as he watched from the ground. "She was the one doing al...

It’s time again for the annual Mt. Carmel Feast, a five-day festival full of food, music, games, rides, fireworks, and other family fun, located at Mt. Carmel Field in Berkeley Heights. The fairgrounds will be open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16 through Saturday, July 20. Those five nights will include concerts, games, and traditional I...

Local amateur vintners will compete in a wine-making contest at the Italian-American festival later this month. While he’s not entering his wine, contest organizer Luigi Barbato is among those who buy or grow grapes and make wine at home. Northeast Produce in Plainville sponsors the contest and has presses that can mash grapes for those without equ...

When Colonel John Pompilio opened the restaurant known as Pompilio’s back in 1933, he did so with the sole purpose of providing a space for friends and families to connect with one another over authentic Italian cuisine. And you can connect with friends and family on July 19 and 20 at Pompilio's 3rd Annual Summer Bocce Bash outside of its Bocce Pat...

In celebration of the Centennial of the Feast of Saint Anthony, the members of Saint Anthony’s Society have announced the visitation of the Blessed Relics of Saint Anthony from the Pontifical Basilica Di Sant’ Antonio in Padua, Italy. Fr. Alessandro Ratti, OFM Conv of the Franciscan Friars of Padua, will travel with two major relics of the beloved...