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...

By Laryssa Wirstiuk For many people, an Italian festival means deep-fried rice balls, zeppoles, and homemade Italian pastries. But this year's La Festa Italiana, the 110th of its kind, is celebrating a special occasion for the parishioners of Holy Rosary Church (344 Sixth Street): 128 years as the first Italian parish in New Jersey. The festival a...

New York was given a touch of Italian colour this month when Rome-based artist Alice Pasquini painted a narrative triptych across its boroughs during a two-week painting programme.   Pasquini, whose street signature is Alicè, has made a career out of street art, painting mixed-media pieces and large-scale murals over the past decade and on d...

TLC star Buddy 'Cake Boss' Valastro, Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, and members of the Jersey City Police and Fire departments are among the hundreds who will march during the fifth annual Jersey City Columbus Day Parade tomorrow.   The parade, which starts at 1 p.m., gathers residents, community organizations, civic groups and bands to cele...

Able, willing & trust-worthy Volunteers are the backbone of La Festa's success!! NEEDED: Set-Up/Clean-Up.. Keep the street clean, garbage under control and help take down everything on the Monday after La Festa (August 18th).Game Barkers – Run a game trailer.Hourly 50/50 – Walk through La Festa crowd selling Hourly 50/50 Raffles.   Comp...

Gli agenti della polizia giudiziaria hanno messo i sigilli al popolare ristorante di Jersey City Casa Dante, che tra i suoi clienti famosi annoverava il leggendario Yankee Phil Rizzuto, a causa di una disputa sull'affitto arretrato che gli attuali prorietari dovrebbero al padrone di casa. Il ristorante Casa Dante, situato lungo Newark Avenue, in p...