The Rockland Lodge 2176 of the Sons of Italy will host the 6th Annual Italian Feast and Carnival this September 17th through italianfestthe 20th. The event draws thousands of people from around the tri-state area during the four day celebration of all things Italian and has been recognized as one of the biggest events in Rockland County.   T...

By Littice Bacon-Blood   The potential for severe weather has canceled the Friday night (April 1) opening of the 16th annual Festa Italiana in Kenner. Instead, the Italian Heritage Festival will begin Saturday at noon in Rivertown, Kenner city officials announced Friday (April 1).    "Safety is priority No. 1, so the decision has...

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian and the city of Evanston are joining leaders of other progressive cities, universities and cultural institutions around the world to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day.   Celebrated on the second Monday of October, Indigenous Peoples' Day celebrates the contributions of Ind...

Thousands of visitors will flock to the Bronx's Little Italy this Sunday, as the neighborhood celebrates its annual Ferragosto festival — an Italian tradition that marks the end of the summer season with food and festivities.   The Ferragosto Festival is the largest annual event held in the Little Italy of the Bronx and it continues to grow...

La Festa Italiana will be extended to four days this year, starting Friday, Sept. 4, and running through Monday, Sept. 7. Organizers decided to start early for the 40th annual festival, which traditionally spans Labor Day weekend, because it coincides with First Friday, said Christopher DiMattio, chairman of the La Festa committee.   Fe...

By Farrah Duffany   Two nonprofits were each recently awarded $1,500 from the proceeds of the Italian-American festival in July. The Southington Italian-American Festival Committee presented Southington Community Services and Southington Community Cultural Arts with the donation on Monday. The funds came from the beverage booth at the...

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...