The 37th Mill Valley Film festival (October 2-12) will feature the Italian films Woman as a Friend and I Can Quit Whenever I Want.    Woman as a Friend (2014, 88 min). Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bu59gk1_0Q  Francesco and Claudia are two very good friends. He is a goofy, clumsy lawyer and she is a non-conforming...

The Greater New Haven Sons of Italy, Lodge # 37 is sponsoring a "Festa Italiano" featuring Marc Garofalo & Friends, who will provide music, laughs, tears and all good things Italiano, July 17, 7 p.m., at the Annex Club, 554 Woodward Ave., New Haven.   Setups, soda and ice will be provided, bring your own hard drinks, wine, food and paper...

Vocal recitals are not exactly a staple at the Aspen Music Festival, but it was a fine idea to line up the vivid and irrepressible Italian tenor Vittorio Grigòlo when he was available to sing a recital in the Benedict Music Tent on Thursday evening.   Grigòlo displayed a gorgeous lyric tenor voice, magnificent control of dynamics, from loud...

by Brian Johnson   Despite a rainy morning, sunny skies shone over Center Street Friday as people flocked in to sample the best Italian food the town has to offer. The highly-anticipated Southington Italian-American Festival got off to a great start, said Antonio Cusano, president of UNICO, which sponsors the festival along with the Son...

Those who haven't had the opportunity to travel to Italy will be able to sample a Taste of Italy in the city's South End neighborhood next month. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel's annual Taste of Italy fundraiser is a night of delicious food, drinks, desserts and music.   The celebration of Italian heritage will take place Oct. 4 from 4:30 p.m. unti...

The St. Ann's 110th Italian Festa, a favorite parish, family and neighborhood tradition, will begin Wednesday, June 24, in Raritan Borough. The festival features fun rides and games, Italian food favorites and nightly entertainment to raise funds for the Parish and children who attend St. Ann's School, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary...

by Catherine Accardi   It's summer in the city and although two of San Francisco's Italian themed festivals have come and gone, there's still more serious festeggiare (celebrations) to come. On June 13th and 14th we enjoyed the 61st annual North Beach Festival in San Francisco's Little Italy. It's the oldest street fair in the nation wi...

With authentic Italian food and live Italian music, Italianfest brings an air of Italy to the Tristate. The celebration kicks off with a bocce ball tournament at Pompilio's Restaurant (600 Washington Ave., Newport, pompiliosrestaurant.com) at 4 p.m.   On Wednesday. The four-day fest includes games, kids' rides, a cooking and pizza-eating con...

The Blauvelt Sons of Italy will host the fifth annual Italian Feast and Carnival this September 11 through the 14. The event draws thousands of people from around the tri-state area during the four day celebration of all things Italian. Opening Day, Thursday, September 11, will feature a tribute to the fallen heroes of 9/11 at 5:30 p.m. Also on Fr...

The Sons of Italy Cellini Lodge #2206 of New Hyde Park honored New York Yankees great Joe DiMaggio along with other Italian American Baseball Legends at its annual Columbus Day observance last Thursday night. "They were trailblazers," said Joseph Sciame, past Sons of Italy national president and Cellini Lodge president. "It highlights their achiev...