Holy Rosary Church's La Festa Italiana is returning to the historic streets of Downtown Jersey City for the 113th time with five nights of music, dancing, food and fun for people of all ages.   La Festa Italiana honors the veneration of Maria SS. Dell'Assunta and St. Rocco and offers the downtown community the opportunity to party "Old World...

Saturday, October 12th Jersey City Columbus Day Parade Marchers and police vehicles should assemble at the corner of Newark Avenue & Merseles St. in downtown Jersey City at Noon. Marchers should be in department uniform or business attire to march.   Sunday, October 13th Morris County Columbus Day Parade Marchers and police vehicles sh...

Christopher Columbus Day 2014 just got a little sweeter now that Reality TV Star Buddy 'CAKE BOSS' Valastro, whose bakery business has expanded to Jersey City, will be Grand Marshal of the Jersey City Columbus Day Parade.   On Sat, Oct. 11, at 1 pm, Jersey City will honor its rich Italian heritage when the JC Columbus Day Parade steps off fr...

Casa Colombo is a four-story building in Downtown Jersey City home to a plethora of Italian-American resources, not the least of which is the Italian Educational & Cultural Center (IECC). But what would the IECC be without the historic building that houses it?   They hope to never find out. Like many non-profit organizations, the IECC wa...

by Laura Kusisto   Increasingly, a trip to Jersey City for a meal can feel like one has crossed the wrong river and ended up in Brooklyn.   So it is with Carrino Provisions, a new "Italian marketplace" with a coffee bar, deli counter selling meat, cheese and other items and restaurant, Osteria. A trio of Brooklyn restaurant alums—chef...

by Caitlin Mota   The streets of Downtown Jersey City will become a sea of green, white and red on Saturday when the city's annual Columbus Day Parade returns for a sixth year. The parade will set out from Dickinson High School at 1 p.m. and make its way through Downtown Jersey City before concluding at City Hall. Leading it all will be...

La Festa Italiana is coming back to Jersey City this month. The five-day festival, which runs from Aug. 13 through 17, began at Holy Rosary Church in 1902 to honor Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Rocco. Now, it's become a yearly summer staple in Downtown Jersey City.   This year, festivalgoers can enjoy live music, stand-up comedy, games...

By Vicki Hyman   Kevin Pemoulie's ambitious — maybe too ambitious — Thirty Acres in Jersey City will be closing up in November, but another acclaimed young chef will be taking over the space: Ryan DePersio of Montclair'sFascino, Jersey City's Battello, and Nico Kitchen + Bar at Newark's NJPAC.   The space itself needs little work, so...

St. Anthony of Padua's Festival Committee will sponsor a festival in Jersey City from Friday through Sunday. The three-day festival will feature Spanish, Filipino, Italian and Polish food, as well as live music, cold beverages, games, rides, a Super 50/50 raffle, a money wheel and vendors, among other things.   The musical entertainment...

Come join the fun when Holy Rosary Church on Sixth Street in Historic Downtown Jersey City celebrates 112 years of bringing its community together for lively summer fun.   It's time once again for La Festa Italiana, an Old World Italian feast that honors the veneration of Maria SS. Dell'Assunta & San Rocco, and offers the Downtown commun...