What better time to celebrate the Italian culture than during Italian Heritage Month in October. According to U.S. Census statistics, nearly 20 percent of the New Jersey population have some Italian origin with an even larger percentage in rural areas in South Jersey like Hammonton and Vineland. Although the annual Italian festivals in Camden Count...

The Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day & Italian Heritage Month Parade Committee honored James A. Corino, Ed. D. on September 21st by presenting him with the Belleville Man of the Year award at the annual Honoree Dinner at Nanina’s in the Park in Belleville. For forty years, the Heritage Committee has been committed to preserving and celebrating Italia...

The Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America wishes you all a happy Italian Heritage Month! We invite you to celebrate with us this month in attending the world premiere of “Red Sauce: An Italian American Culinary Journey”. The Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America is thrilled to announce the premiere of Red Sauce: An...

The Board of County Commissioners invites residents to Union County’s 14th Annual Columbus Day Flag Raising event. The ceremony will take place Friday, October 7th, at 1:00 p.m., on the steps of the historic Union County Courthouse, located at 2 Broad Street in Elizabeth. “We are proud of the achievements of Italian Americans who have made amazing...

The 40th Annual Nutley-Belleville Columbus Day & Italian Heritage Month festivities commemorating Columbus’ historic voyage to the New World will be celebrated Sunday, October 9. The Columbus Day & Italian Heritage Month Parade will kick off at Belleville High School at 1:30 p.m. The Parade route will travel along Joralemon Street, turn at Franklin...

During the early 1900s, a wave of immigrants from San Salvatore Telesino ("sansalvatoresi") arrived in Paterson, New Jersey. During the 1920s, the sansalvatoresi established a devotion from their hometown. Each year on the last Sunday of July, the devotees would celebrate their town's patron saint, San Leucio. The celebration would include a mass (...

Heavy rain in the forecast for southern New Jersey has prompted the Camden County Commissioners to cancel the 2022 Italian American Festival. The county announced the event's cancellation on Thursday afternoon. There is no rain date. Weather experts say remnants from Tropical Storm Ian will come into New Jersey by Friday, dumping 1-4 inches of rain...

Morris County Sons of Italy – Lodge 2561 held its annual Members BBQ/Picnic this past Sunday, September 25 at Knoll Park in Lake Hiawatha. The Brownstone once again grilled and prepared an abundant amount of all the usual picnic favorites and fixings for the event, chicken, burgers, dogs, salads, snacks, and much more. No one in the group of approx...

The Ocean County Columbus Day Parade is celebrating its 31st. year.  As always, the Parade will be held on the Boulevard in Seaside Heights. This year it will be held on Sunday, October 9th, beginning at 1:00 pm and as the three-day Italian Festival, it has become one of the most popular ethnic events at the Jersey Shore, attracting thousands of vi...

There’s a new piazza, bocce court, and statue at Cooper River Park to honor Italian American heritage. This is part of Camden County’s plan to include cultural education as part of the recreational activities at the park. “It’s a great place to reflect, and it’s really a spot where we’re hoping others learn about the Italian culture,” County Commis...