Pomp and ceremony reigned at the Montclair Township Council’s first regular meeting of 2017.  The January 24 session began with a celebration of the beginning of the “sister city” relationship between Montclair and Aquilonia, Italy, the resolution for which having been passed unanimously by the council as its first order of business for the night. ...

Italy and the Euro-Mediterranean Migrant Crisis: National Reception, Lived Experiences, E.U. Pressures. Columbia University, Wednesday, April 26, 2017; Montclair State University, Thursday, April 27, 2017 The Euro-Mediterranean migrant crisis prompted by the turmoil in North Africa and the Middle East continues to be discussed with increasing frequ...

By Mary Ann Re   Congratulations to our 250+ participating students and teachers—You were all phenomenal! Bravi!  It was a truly difficult and unenviable choice, but our trophy winners were:   Middle Schools - Skit TitleFirst Place: Manalapan-Englishtown Middle School - "Una famiglia in crisi"Second Place: Frelinghuysen Midd...

If theater to you is sustenance, if you are the sort of person who savors the daring and the visionary, then head to New Jersey, where the Italian avant-garde director Romeo Castellucci and his company, Societas Raffaello Sanzio, are offering a thrilling repast at Montclair State University — but only through Sunday.   The production, "Go do...

The Director of the Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America, Dr. Mary Ann Re, is delighted to announce that, recognizing the importance of acknowledging and motivating excellence in the teaching of Italian, the Coccia family and Lawrence Inserra, Jr., have generously increased to $4,000 the monetary prize associated with the Teaching...

November 12 (Thursday) 6:30-8:30 pm - Schmitt Hall 104 at Montclair State University - 1 Normal Ave, Montclair, NJ. UNESCO Heritage Sites in Italy: World Record and Local Challenges Italy is the country with the highest number of UNESCO sites (51) in the world, ranging from well-known historical centers (Venice and its lagoon) to mo...

New Jersey is swamped with Italian restaurants, the kind that pop up on every other block and offer the parmigiana, marsala or francese. They are loved for the magical experience that ensues after tasting fresh tomatoes, cheese, bread and wine. It's not rocket­science, it's just good ingredients.   With its sophisticated...

by Barbara Gigante Una giornata all'insegna della cultura e dell'identità italoamericana, quella organizzata dalla Cattedra Theresa and Lawrence R. Inserra Endowed della Montclair State University (NJ), lo scorso giovedì 2 Ottobre. La giornata è stata aperta da un un simposio con studiosi delle università di Bologna, Firenze, della Columbia e Flen...

By David Cote   As reported earlier this month, there will be a surprising number of experimental and refreshingly offbeat plays to choose from this summer. That makes me happy—especially since I'll have the chance to catch up on shows I missed the first time around, such as Small Mouth Sounds and Men on Boats.   But there's weird, an...

The Clifton Arts Center presents the Bloomfield Mandolin Orchestra conducted by Enrico Granafei, who is the owner of Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair, on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public featuring Italian folk music, celebrating Italian tradition, culture and custom and honoring the Italian-American H...