One of the most thrilling and glamorous events in the Chicago-area Italian-American community is the contest to determine who will reign as La Bella Regina of the Columbus Day Parade. "Few events in the community can match the pageantry of the annual Columbus Day Queen Contest," says JCCIA Executive Director Jo Ann Serpico. "The queen will be...

Last weekend, at the boisterous intersection of Hollywood and Highland, thousands gathered for three days of live music, food, wine, rides, and games at the 13th annual Feast of San Gennaro.   The savory smells of Italian sausage and warm cheese melting on thin pizza permeated the air as guests indulged in baked clams on the half shell and s...

While most visitors inexplicably wait until summer to descend on the shiny cobblestone streets of Italy's Eternal City—when the country's capital literally bakes in the debilitating midday sun, necessitating at least three gelati daily and just as many cold showers—the spring is truly prime time to visit. Milder temperatures, a host of special even...

By John Benson   Oh, the Tums. The need for antacid is so rarely worth the indulgence – Thanksgiving and the neighborhood potluck dinners come to mind. There's also the annual Italian American Summer Festival, which takes place June 26 through 28 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea.   Festival Chairman Donato Cristillo sa...

A spectacular Italian Festival kicking off July 6th in Brooklyn honoring Saint Paolino has it all: faith, food, music, neighborhood pride, history, colorful cultural celebrations and international visitors. Neapolitan immigrants from Italy settled in Williamsburg long ago and brought a beautiful tradition to the streets of Brooklyn with the fi...

This festive celebration of all things Italian, which is hosted by Rockland Lodge 2176 of the Blauvelt Sons of Italy, takes place Sept 15-18 at Masonic Park in Tappan, NY. The festival, which attracts thousands of people from around the tri-state area, features plenty of Italian food, as well as live entertainment and Dreamland Amusements midw...

For 32 years, the Eldorado has brought the sights, sounds and flavors of Italy to downtown Reno during the Eldorado Great Italian Festival. The festival, held each year over Columbus Day weekend, is a celebration of Italian culture and traditions.   Set for October 12 and 13, the festival transforms downtown Reno into Little Italy with a gra...

The Italians are coming – but these particular Italians are bringing music, not, as in that TV car commercial, the latest model FIAT.   Hit Week, the international festival of contemporary Italian music, returns to North America in October with a series of concerts in Miami, New York, Toronto and Los Angeles.   Read more   Sour...

'Buongiorno papà' di Edoardo Leo, film sui quarantenni single in Italia, interpretato da Raul Bova, vince il 23/o Nice Festival in Usa, la manifestazione che porta il cinema italiano emergente all'estero, assegnato dal pubblico americano. Il Festival si è svolto a New York e a San Francisco dall'11 al 17 novembre.   Il film sarà proiettato n...

Houston ospitera' anche quest'anno l'appuntamento con questo festival internazionale del cinema, che e' oramai giunto alla quarantasettesima edizione.   Oltre ad una sessantina di opere prime ed un centinaio di cortometraggi, il WorldFest presentera' al pubblico houstoniano la nona edizione di 'Panorama Italia', la rassegna di film italiani...