While there’s no substitute for the old-world charm of summering in Italy, Pittsburg’s upcoming Festa Italia could be a close second. The event on the weekend of June 24 in John Buckley Square promises to be “a cultural journey filled with authentic Italian food, music, art and tradition,” according to its website. The weekend-long party will inclu...

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino are still repping the family business half a century later. The screen legends reunited Thursday for a 50th anniversary screening of The Godfather at United Palace, hosted by the Tribeca Film Festival, which De Niro, 78, co-founded in 2002 to revive the cultural scene of lower Manhattan in the wake of 9/11. Pacino, 82,...

One of Bridgeport’s most popular festivals returned Friday at the St. Margaret Shrine Parish. The Feast of Saint Anthony has been called the hidden gem of Bridgeport for years and that's because of its large variety of Italian food. This is the first year back since the pandemic hit in 2020. Saint Anthony's Feast brings out thousands of people, wit...

Food, music and the celebration of Italian culture are all on tap during this year’s Undo’s Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival in Wheeling. The festival is slated for July 29-31 on Water Street at Wheeling Heritage Port. The festival kicks off at noon July 29 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and continues through the afternoon of July 31. Ja...

It’s said that Heaven touches Brooklyn, New York, every July… and if you know Brooklyn like we do, then you know that celestial poke occurs at the famed Festa del Giglio at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, and you also know the passionate pastor there! This week we sit down with the one-and-only Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello who, beyond his job as th...

I have been fortunate to have been associated with the Stark County Italian-American Festival for 27 years. During those years, I proudly served two terms as president, many terms as a member of the Board of Trustees and am most proud to have served as chairman of the Festival Scholarship Committee for 22 years (awarding yearly college scholarships...

While at rest, the exotic figures attract a bold curiosity from even the smallest children. On the move, however, the large, otherworldly puppets not only send the wee ones fleeing for safety, but the towering effigies along with their accompanying ruckus have actually been known to frighten a former king and his entire military entourage into retr...

Rose Tree Park was under a sea of green-white-red and red-white-blue last Sunday afternoon as flags of both Italy and United States fluttered in the wind and welcomed thousands of people to the 12th Annual Italian American Heritage Festival. The cultural celebration of family, friends, food and fun, featured Italian personalities, authors and artis...

The Consulate of Italy in Detroit hosted Italian National Day 2022 to celebrate the 76th Anniversary of the Republic of Italy on Thursday, June 2, 2022. From vintage Italian cars to the most delicious Italian food, we couldn’t resist attending the event to help celebrate the anniversary! The event took place at the Detroit City Airport, and the wea...

After a two-year pandemic hiatus, Festa Italiana is back in Lodi. Pizza, wine, live music and more can be enjoyed at as the popular event returns Sunday at the Lodi Grape Festival Grounds. “It's a wonderful day celebrating all things that are Italian,” Carrie Sass of SASS! Public Relations said.   There’s something for everyone from a pizza pie coo...