Come Thursday, East Memphis will host its own version of Smoke on the River. Call it Pasta in the Park, Gravy in the Grove or, officially, Memphis Italian Festival. As they've done since 1989, folks will gather to show off their heritage through their food, and some fun will be had along the way.   They'll compete in homemade wine. They...

The 124th Feast of San Rocco in Manhattan will be celebrated by the San Rocco Society of Potenza on Sunday August 18th. This long held tradition was started on the Lower East Side of New York by immigrants from the town of Potenza. It is well documented by photographs that go back to Jacob Riis in the late 1880s and includes being part of the Godfa...

By Carol Ann Benanti Whether you're of Italian descent, or simply have a special affection for all things Italian, you won't want to miss Motori D'Italia, an exotic Italian car and motorcycle show which will be the highlight of the annual Festa D'Italia at Casa Belvedere: The Italian Cultural Foundation on Grymes Hill, set for the weekend of Sept....

The Historical Society will honor 130 years of Italian-American presence in Wilmington with an exhibit in Willingtown Square Gallery to kick off the new year. Little Italy, Big Festival will examine the vibrant history of Wilmington's west side, known as "The Hill" to early generations of Wilmington's Italiani. Early settlers, businesses, cultural...

By Jeanne Starmack   They gathered on West Wilson Street in front of the Italian Fraternal Home on Wednesday morning, as they had for so many years past.   About 30 to 40 people filed in behind members of the St. Margaret's Blue Coats Band, which would lead them up Wilson, across State Street and down to St. Rose Church. There, they w...

By Bridget Clerkin   He's one of history's most famous explorers, but until now, he'd never been able to find Hamilton. All that changed Friday when the Mercer County Italian American Festival Association unveiled a new Christopher Columbus statue at its headquarters, marking the pioneer's first presence in the township.   At 7 f...

The annual Cascade Park Italian Festival returns today and tomorrow. The event, begun in 2011 and put on each year by the City of New Castle, features live entertainment, music, dancing, food, vendors, morra, Baby Doll Dance and more. The hours are 3 to 10 p.m. today and 1 to 10 p.m. tomorrow. Admission is free, but there is a $3 charge for p...

by Jim Dino   The oldest local residents of Italian descent will be honored when the Unico Club of Hazleton holds the eighth annual Bell' Italia Festivale on Saturday and Sunday at Hazle Township Community Park. Mary Gabriele, who is 106 years old, is the oldest. She was born in Media Run to Nicholas and Tomasina Lauro on March 19, 1909...

By Patrick Rocchio   A high school senior with a fancy for softball and all things Italian has been selected as Miss Columbus for the 2015 Bronx Columbus Day Parade.   Bianca Mastropietro, a senior at Preston High School, was selected from a field of three semi-finalists after penning a winning essay about Italian cooking show host Gi...

by Jessica Remo   Clark's seventh annual UNICO Italian American Feast kicks off today on the Clark Municipal Building grounds at 430 Westfield Ave. The feast will be open tonight from 6-11 p.m., Saturday from 1-11 p.m., and Sunday from 1 – 10 p.m.   "This year we have lots of new food and craft vendors," Feast organizer and Clark UNIC...