A seven-decades-old Bensonhurst tradition has again been sustained at the 11th hour. The organizers of the Festa di Santa Rosalia, a 10-day street festival and celebration of Italian edibles — have resolved a series of glitches involving street-closure permits and tax documents that had to be filed with the city, enabling them to carry on the feas...

By Kevin Cole Plaudits came easily Sunday for the food, drink and fun at the 29th annual La Festa Italiana. This was the third and probably final year the festival was at the National Guard Center near 116th Street and Rainwood Road.   "Next year, if we're ready, we will be at our permanent home at 132nd and Fort," said Dr. Ted Bolamperti,...

By Kelsey M. Boudin   You may be a Papasergi. Or perhaps a Carbone, DiGiglio, Pezzimenti or Scutella. And if you're still living in the Olean area, it's possible your family and others close by emigrated from the same Italian region — maybe even the same town — during a wave in the early 1900s.   The likely genealogy of those fam...

The Dominic Greco Concert Band, under the direction of Frederick Delphia will present "Music of Italy" at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 9 during the Italian-American Festival in downtown Dover. In case of rain, the concert will be in Memorial Hall. Delphia said the main theme of the concert will be music of Italy. "Though not all selections will have an Italian...

Capri, Hollywood International Film Festival took advantage of Columbus Day to announce the recipient of its 2014 Italian-American Icon Award. David O. Russell will be feted at the upcoming edition of the festival. The New York-born director is of Lucanian origin on his mother's side.   Last year, the festival presented him with the Capri Ma...

The Festa del Libro (Italian Children's Book Fair) will be held at Spazio Italiano (note the venue change!) on the second weekend of November (8-9 November). It will showcase more than 500 books for children (0-10 years of age) selected from some of the most distinguished Italian publishers such as Emme Edizioni, Dame, Giunti, Mondadori, Gallucci,...

Gooey mozzarella, juicy sausage and warm, sugary zeppole are just some of the delicacies attendees can expect to find at the 18th annual Festa Italiana. Thousands of attendees are expected throughout the four-day festival at the Italian Center in Poughkeepsie, Ernie Bruno, Italian Center president, said.   More than anything else, the a...

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Thursday for a new American Italian Heritage Society headquarters in Omaha.   The building, at the corner of North 132nd and Fort streets, will provide space to educate the community about Italian culture and serve as a banquet facility accommodating up to 600 people. The group has been the sole spo...

The city's postponed Columbus Day Parade and Italian Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26. The festival and parade was originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12. It was postponed due to weather. According to Mayor Leonard Desiderio and his family, who are hosting the events, the Italian Festival and the Columbus Day Parade will celebrat...

Sunday, September 28th, members of the Società Sant'Amato di Nusco of Long Island City, New York (47-39 Vernon Boulevard) gathered at Saint Mary's Church (10-08 49th Avenue), to celebrate the Annual Mass and Procession in honor of Saint Amato, patron saint of Nusco, Avellino.   I would like to extend my sincerest thanks and appreciation to t...