Welcome to the forty-sixth annual celebration of Italian Heritage and Culture Month. Each year the Board of Directors of the Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee of New York, Inc., (IHCC-NY, Inc.) selects a new theme and then proceeds to publish a theme poster and a Calendar of Events for the annual October celebration. We encourage you to disco...

To celebrate Italian-American Heritage Month, we have put together a list of great reads by Italian-American authors and celebrating their heritage.  Italian LouisianaBy Alan G. Gauthreaux Though the Italian contribution to Louisiana’s culture is palpable and celebrated, at one time ethnic Italians were constantly embroiled in scandal, sometimes de...

We have been informed that Dr. Angelo Gimondo, an extraordinary lifelong educator, passed away on December 11, 2021, surrounded by his wife Sonia, his children and his loving family. Angelo was a key founder and city-wide chairman of (IHCM) Italian Heritage and Culture Month, and President of (IACE) Italian American Committee on Education. The curr...

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. hosted the 2021 Essex County Italian American Heritage Month celebration on Thursday, Oct. 28, in the county’s Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Building. During the event, DiVincenzo recognized Judith M. Persichilli, commissioner of the N.J. Department of Health, and Frank J. Del Gaudio, director of the...

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Chapter of UNICO began their homemade winemaking process during Italian-American Heritage month.  Chapter members and guests gathered for an afternoon of winemaking at Grape Expectations winemaking facilities in Bridgewater, NJ.  The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Chapter of UNICO is an Italian-American service organization whose m...

Rain did not spoil the fun on Sunday, Oct. 10 as people of all ages watched the 2021 Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day and Italian Heritage Month parade pass through both towns on the Franklin Avenue route. The Nutley Board of Commissioners presented resolutions for the 2021 parade honorees during the Sept. 21 public meeting. Due to the parade’s honor...

In honor of Italian Heritage Month, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, fourth from left, last Thursday celebrated the contributions of Italian Americans. The event at the Helen Marshall Cultural Center honored George Russo, right, a longtime Queens attorney and small business owner, as well as a member of Community Board 10 and member of th...

We are celebrating Italian-American Heritage Month! Stephanie Longo is a historian who focuses on the Italian-American heritage in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania.  She says the region is rich in Italian-American history, being that many people migrated to NEPA from Italy many years ago. Longo has researched the ancestry between the two count...

This coming fall is to live and love. This is a season to enjoy culture, art, food, reading, all the Italian way. October is Italian Heritage Month, with the traditional Parade that came back to the streets of North Beach on October 10th. People could enjoy the event in person, tasting Italian food while cheering and waving the Tricolore flags. And...

Students in Eric Lavin’s Italian class at James Caldwell High School’s took the initiative to ask that Mayor John Kelley and the borough council officially commemorate Italian Heritage Month, which began Oct 15. The students requested that the Italian flag be flown on the Village Green. Mayor Kelley and the council readily agreed and the flag raisi...