by Linda Leuzzi   Jim Romeo was off to a consulting job after the Advance interview. Work, family and community are what he stands for. "I spent most of my time with my grandparents on my mother's side," he said. "We lived right next door on West 2nd Street." Holidays with 30 or 40 relatives were the norm.   At age 12, he helped...

Another Columbus Day came and went this week, although not as such in Minneapolis, which voted this year to honor Indigenous Peoples' Day instead, a time to reflect on the price American Indians paid for the greed and ruthlessness of my European ancestors.   Yet it is ironic that Columbus should take the blame, for he was our first "multicul...

Un pezzo di New York al Festival del Film di Roma. Antonio Monda è stato nominato direttore della rassegna romana che si tiene ogni anno in autunno.   Monda insegna cinema alla Tisch School of the Arts della New York University. Vive da più di 20 anni a New York dove è animatore di importanti eventi culturali e ha contribuito...

by Pam Bauserman   Restaurants decked out in checked-clothed tables offering plates of Italian fare, cafes, lively nightclubs and small boutiques featuring imported goods line the streets. This is the scene at San Francisco's Little Italy, the historic Italian neighborhood that is known worldwide for its Italian culture. Visitors and guests...

The 80th annual St. Mary of Carmen Society's Festival will take place from July 15-19 at Pellegrini Park, Hawthorn Street, Nonantum.The entertainment lineup:Wednesday, July 15 -- Italian Connection, 7 p.m.Thursday, July 16 -- Rock Salt, 7 p.m.; Living on a Bad Name (Bon Jovi Tribute Band), 8:30 p.m. Friday, July 17 -- The Legit Band, 7 p.m.Saturda...

By Nicholas Zeitlinger   For five summer nights, the neighborhood surrounding Holy Rosary Church will come alive with music, games of chance, kids' activities, and delicious Italian food and drinks.   It all takes place starting Wednesday and running through Sunday, Aug. 16, at Holy Rosary Church on Sixth Street in Historic Downtown J...

by Ted Booker Childhood memories were rekindled this weekend for Italian-Americans who grew up in the Watertown neighborhood known as "the flats." Sunday evening from St. Anthony's Church, 850 Arsenal St., participants in the Procession of Mount Carmel marched on these familiar streets, where older residents remember watching the ceremony as...

Families with Italian blood gathered outside their homes on Bellew Avenue and Emmett and Boon streets Sunday night to enjoy a ritual they've witnessed for many years — one that defines who they are as a people. As these longtime residents watched the Procession of Mount Carmel, which started at St. Anthony's Church on Arsenal Street, they talked a...

by Zak Failla   The Eastchester-Tuckahoe Columbus Day Committee is set to again celebrate Italian heritage and culture at the annual Columbus Day-St. Pio Festival. This year's festival will feature food vendors, a parade and celebrity guest appearances. The event will begin on Friday, Sept. 19, and continue through the weekend. The Eas...

by Nikki Artale   The San Gennaro Feast took place on Sept. 9-14, 2014 at the Grand Canyon Shopping Center to celebrate its 35th Annual Feast. It featured 80 Amusement rides, over 70 food booths that included pasta, calamari, calzones, clams, pizza, stuffed artichokes, Italian sausage, corn on the cob and lots more that I can't remember to l...