The Feast of San Gennaro would have celebrated its third Boston iteration this year but has been canceled for this September, according to its North End organizers Frank DePasquale, Pasquale Trotta and Nick Varano who vow to bring it back in September 2021.  “It is with a heavy heart that we have to postpone our beloved Feast of San Gennaro this ye...

The 3rd annual Arkansas Italian Food & Cultural Festival, a benefit for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arkansas, has been postponed to help keep patrons safe from the potential spread of COVID-19 and to comply with requests by the Centers for Disease Control that no events that draw more than 50 people be held at this time. The Arkansas Italian...

This school year’s calendar is in flux, but Homewood District 153 board members adopted the 2020-21 school calendar and designated Oct. 12 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day, rather than the traditional Columbus Day. Columbus Day was declared a national holiday in 1934 in recognition of Christopher Columbus' exploration of a new world. And, it became a spe...

After the Fresh Pond Road Street Festival was the only one not to immediately be approved at Community Board 5 of five street festival applications this year, the celebration of Italian-American heritage finally got the green light at the board’s meeting on March 11.  The street fair, managed by Federazione Italo-Americana di Brooklyn and Queens si...

While most European nations are undergoing a complete shutdown, the White House has woken up and started imparting directions for a national state of emergency.  This situation is unprecedented, and we are bracing up for a major paralysis of our society. After such ordinances, gathering in public places would not be just unsafe, it would be plain i...

The bi-annual World Championship Cheese Contest Judging took place at Monona Terrace in Madison, WI last week, and seven BelGioioso Cheeses were awarded prestigious honors during the three-day judging event.  With a total of 3,667 entries from 26 nations, the competition was highly competitive, and BelGioioso Cheesemakers succeeded in six different...

In compliance with the New Mexico Secretary of Health’s order prohibiting mass public gatherings, we must postpone the 2020 NM Italian Film & Culture Festival. It is too soon to even speculate on a date or timeframe for rescheduling. Please be assured, however, that we have every intention of going forward with the great festival program we have pl...

Despite concerns that 2019 was the last year for the Watkins Glen Italian American Festival, organizers have announced the festival will again take place in 2020. The popular local event is scheduled for Aug. 7 and 8 at Clute Park. Organizers initially believed construction to Clute Park would have prevented the festival from taking place in 2020....

The annual St. Joseph Day Communal Celebration & Ethnic Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, March 19th @ 1:00 Pm at the W. Warwick Town Hall. A brief ethnic commemoration will take place in Council Chambers followed by refreshments of coffee, juice & the pastry of the day, Zeppoles. A flag-raising observance of the Italian flag to incorporate our d...

The IASJS St Joseph’s Day poster celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Parade! This piece is artfully crafted by Miss Olivia Angeline Christensen, 19. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to own a piece of history celebrating 50 years of honoring St Joseph and Pride In Our Italian Heritage! Olivia’s first year as an IASJS Parade Maid was at 4 years...