by Jasper J. Mirabile Jr. Festa Italiana 2016 is back again this weekend, June 3 to June 5. The longtime local ethnic festival draws visitors from across metropolitan Kansas City and beyond, and this year it celebrates 10 years at Zona Rosa. Festa Italiana Kansas City is a celebration for local Italians to share some of their culture and heri...

By Lisa Reisman   Anyone who's traveled through the center of Guilford at various times in the past year or so cannot have missed the purple emblazoning its churches, schools, and businesses. With its popular Italian Festival on Friday night, Aug. 26 and all day Saturday, Aug. 27, the St. George Men's Group will do its part to highlight...

What started as a dining room table discussion more than 30 years ago has evolved into, among other things, the long-running La Festa Italiana. In 1980, eight people sitting around a table hatched the idea of an American Italian Heritage Society, and out of that grew La Festa Italiana, now in its 32nd year.   La Festa Italiana, which wr...

The tradition of St. Joseph Day altars and tables began centuries ago in Sicily. The Sicilians had been suffering from famine because of the country's poor farming and little if no rainfall.   When they could not provide for their families any longer, the Sicilians turned to their faith. They prayed to St. Joseph so they would have a success...

The Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival will host "La Grande Bellezza," an evening of film, food and fun on Thursday, May 8 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the School of Science and Mathematics, 202 Calhoun St. at the College of Charleston.   The event will feature Italian club music, delectable "apertivo," including prosecco cocktails, and a number...

On Saturday, July 26, the Solon Italian Club will once again participate in the Solon Home Days parade, which will be held at a different time than previous celebrations, when the parade took place on Sunday afternoon.   Club members and their families are invited to join in on the float in this year's parade, and should be prepared to assem...

Riparte la macchina promozionale dell'Enit sul mercato nordamericano: con le celebrazioni del Columbus Day a New York inizia infatti un periodo molto intenso che vedrà l'Agenzia promuovere la destinazione Italia in più occasioni e in diverse aree degli Stati Uniti e del Canada.   Grandi aspettative, innanzitutto, per la più importante manife...

Festa Italiana 2015 is excited to announce the 1st Annual Little Miss Italian American Pageant! The pageant will take place on Saturday August 1st, 2015 on the Festival Grounds at the Gambino State (next to the Culture Tent). The pageant will host two groups: one for ages 5-8 and one for ages 9-12.   Contestants will be judged on Speech...

by Jeannine Guilyard   Italy's Oscar contender is about to make its U.S. premiere. Claudio Caligari's "Non essere cattivo" (Don't Be Bad) is in the lineup of "Cinema Italian Style" – LA's annual showcase of conetemporary Italian cinema. Produced by Luce Cinecittà and the American Cinematheque, and under the artistic director of Italian journ...

by Christopher Barca   For the second straight year, Community Board 5 voted to keep Fresh Pond Road between Woodbine and Menahan free of revelers in early September. In a 27-8 decision, the board turned down an application by the Federazione Italo-Americana di Brooklyn and Queens to host its 23rd annual street fair from Sept. 8 to 11,...