You can get a taste of more than 25 different Italian meats, pastas, salads and desserts at the Holy Rosary Italian Street Festival. Lisa Meister, kitchen team lead of the Holy Rosary Italian Street Festival Committee, joined us today to show how some of the festival favorites are made. She says they’re also looking for volunteers. Here’s more from...

Mike Molinaro and his family will be hosting their first-ever golf tournament to benefit Team Cure at Roswell Park on Saturday, Aug. 7, but golf foursomes need to register by Saturday. Many Lockport residents might remember Italian Fest – which was canceled due to COVID-19 last year – and the bocce tournaments held at Walnut and Pine streets. Still...

Italian-American health care heroes will take center stage at the fifth annual Washington Italian Festival, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 25, in downtown Washington. Formal recognition of Washington’s Italian Americans is a festival tradition. This year, state Sen. Camera Bartolotta will honor Italian health care workers who live and work in Washin...

Festa Italiana is bringing a parade and all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner to Gary's lakefront Miller neighborhood. A parade down Lake Street from East Third Avenue to Miller Avenue will take place at 3 p.m. on Aug. 7. A double-decker bus, the Jesse White Tumblers from Chicago, motorcycles and antique cars all will likely take part in the procession...

Another beloved tradition will soon return from the COVID-19 doldrums. Bensonhurst’s annual Feast of Santa Rosalia begins Aug. 19, with all the fanfare that people have enjoyed for 45 years. The 10-day event includes rides, music, games for the kids, drinks and, of course, a vast array of food. The feast will take place on 18th Avenue – a/k/a Crist...

Jersey City’s longest-running Italian street festival, La Festa Italiana, is back after being canceled last year due to the COVID pandemic. The summer staple that draws in thousands from the surrounding areas will take place from August 11th – 15th in downtown Jersey City. Read on to learn more about the Italian Festival located at 344 Sixth Street...

A new mural by Nicole Cherry has popped up at the corner of Hertel and Delaware, directly next to the soon-to-open Centro Culturale Italiano di Buffalo (more on that front soon).This mural proudly waves the North Buffalo flag. There is also a nice shout out to Hertel’s role as “Little Italy” – the street was once home to the Italian Festival and is...

This past year has certainly been one that has revolved around St. Frances Xavier Cabrini. Following the unveilings of two larger-than-life statues of Mother Cabrini in Manhattan and Brooklyn (in October 2020 and June 2021 respectively), the St. Frances Cabrini Shrine decided to commemorate two other significant moments in the saint’s life. On July...

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Orange kicked off its jubilant 125th anniversary celebration July 18 with a grand event honoring the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, involving floats, food and a visit from Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, archbishop of Newark. The festivities kicked off with a procession during which hundreds of parishioners — some r...

The 111th St. Ann’s Italian Street Festival in Hoboken drew in hundreds on its fourth day, a welcome surprise to organizers and vendors after last year’s cancellation. The COVID-19 pandemic had brought one of Hoboken’s most notable events to an abrupt halt last year. But now as the country begins to turn a new leaf, the organizers of the festival d...