This year would have marked the 117th anniversary of the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society, the age-old festa Italiano in Rosebank founded by a group of Italian immigrant laborers in 1903 that served as a tribute to Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year the celebration — dubbed one of Staten Island’s best kep...

Dear Festival Friends, we scratched our heads and reviewed all the options. Like so many other festivals and events where gathering together is a big part of the experience, the NM Italian Film & Culture Festival would lose its energy if we did it in any other way. So, we’ve decided to go live in 2021 with the 2020 program as planned at the Hiland...

The weeklong Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel will begin Monday, although in a more limited capacity compared to previous years. The longest-running Italian heritage festival in the country is celebrating its 145th year, and organizers say some aspects of it were never in doubt. “Regardless of what would’ve transpired ... the most important part o...

The 94th Annual San Gennaro Feast was officially canceled on Thursday evening, as COVID-19 cases spike across the country. The 11-day feast, which draws hundreds of thousands of people to Mulberry Street every year, was founded in 1926 and has only been canceled twice—after 9/11, and now, amid a resurgent pandemic. However, the Solemn High Mass and...

The 2022 edition of the Ryder Cup at Rome has been put off till 2023 after the 2020 edition in the USA was put off till 2021 due to COVID-19, PGA of America and Ryder Cup Europe said Wednesday. The first Italian-staged event will now take place at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club at Guidonia Montecelio on the outskirts of the Italian capital in...

Sarà un iter lungo e complesso. Occorrerà almeno un anno ma sabato c’è la data ufficiale di partenza per il riconoscimento Unesco del Culto e la Devozione di San Gennaro a Napoli e nel mondo quali patrimonio immateriale dell’Umanità. L’idea è di alcune importanti realtà cittadine, tutte autorevolissime e credibili. Il che fa ben sperare in una conc...

Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Agency announced the winners of the 2020 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition. After reviewing a record number of projects from North America, the international jury of design experts selected four winners and three honorable mentions. The chosen projects demonstrate c...

A 92-year-old local tradition that commemorates the Virgin Mary and a miracle will be vastly different this year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers of the Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel — a beloved annual event that typically attracts hundreds of faithful followers who march together through the streets of Westerly behind an an enormo...

Dear valued sponsors, partners, and friends, thank you for your patience over the last few months as you waited for a decision on the rescheduling of the 2020 NM Italian Film & Culture Festival. Your understanding has given us the time to  carefully consider how best to proceed in this unprecedented COVID environment. Given the character and spirit...

Add the Feast of the Assumption, a summertime favorite on the Cleveland festival circuit that draws thousands to Little Italy, to the list of events that won't happen this year because of the pandemic. In a joint statement with Fr. Joseph Previte of the Holy Rosary Parish, Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson said: “For 121 years, Holy Rosary Parish has c...