The Jersey City Public Arts Advisory Board at its July 18 meeting gave the go-ahead to a mural by an Italian street artist at St. Peter’s University, the latest in a number of large mural projects being produced over the summer. Mural artist Peeta will decorate a wall of Rankin Hall at 910 Montgomery St., home to the university’s Fine Arts Departme...

At every turn you’ll see a familiar face at La Festa Italiana 2017, Holy Rosary Church’s 114th annual “Old World” Italian Street Festival held mid-August in Downtown Jersey City. For five consecutive days and nights, from Wed, Aug. 9th through Sun, Aug. 13th, Sixth & Brunswick Streets will be rockin’ with live bands, singing soloists, fabulous food...

by Steven Rodas   For Jersey City resident Stefania Cocozza, coffee is not simply a dose of caffeine in the morning to start the day - coffee is life.   Cocozza, who was born and raised in Rome, Italy, has had more than 20 years in the coffee business including training with some of the industry's top figures at the University of Coff...

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...