The original musical about Sicilians, Neapolitans and Jewish Businessmen titled, "They Call it Gravy; WE Call it SAUCE!" has scheduled its final three performances in New Jersey on October 11-13 at the Brook Arts Center before it crosses the Hudson. "They Call it Gravy; WE Call it SAUCE!" tells the story of Rosa, a second-generation Sicilian living...

On Saturday, September 14, the Glassboro community gathered together in Glassboro Town Square and Rowan Boulevard for St. Anthony’s annual Italian Heritage Festival. The event was held all day between the hours of 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Food trucks lined Rowan Boulevard, as families and Rowan students roamed freely to sample all the delicious food offer...

A heaping helping of Olde World Italy will be served with amore and plenty of white, red and green during the 15th Annual Olde Time Italian Festival, taking place on Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept.28. Hosted by the Sons of Italy of Wildwood, the festival will take place in Fox Park, located on Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues a...

You don't have to fly to Rome to throw three coins in its world-famous fountain. Head to the Mercer County Italian-American Festival, where visitors can toss coins into the pool of a Fountain of Trevi more than half the size of the original in Italy as the actors did in the 1954 Academy-award nominated movie, "Three Coins in the Fountain."  The fes...

As someone who grew up in New Jersey, I always elicit surprise—nay, indignation—when people find out I haven’t seen The Sopranos. The award-winning HBO drama, which follows New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano, ended over 12 years ago, yet still, the dedication and passion that fans have for the series is impressive. So it really comes as no surprise (...

The East Hanover Italian American Club has chosen local resident Chris Coccia as the 2019 Grand Marshal of their 15th Annual Columbus Day Parade. Chris,  owner of Coccia Real Estate, is a longtime sponsor of the parade. The Parade Awards Gala will take place Friday, October 11 at the Hanover Manor, East Hanover. This years parade will be held on Su...

It was a day of celebration, culture, music and great food as Glassboro presented its annual St. Anthony’s Italian Heritage Festival on Saturday along Rowan Boulevard. The festival featured Italian food, a beer garden, cultural presentations, live music and carnival games. Special events included a homemade wine competition and a cannoli eating con...

His pace is frenetic. He holds no hostages. He says what you are thinking but are afraid to say out loud. The bottom line is this: Wear adult diapers if you are going to see Vic DiBitetto perform live.  He will return to The Newton Theatre for shows on Friday, March 6th, 2020 at 8:00pm and Saturday, March 7th, 2020 at 8:00pm. Vic has created many v...

The Mercer County Italian American Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary Sept. 27-29 and is pulling out all the stops with a full lineup of entertainment, food and attractions. The festival was started in 2000 by Festival Association President, Cav. John Scarpati, in direct response to what he felt was the diminishing presence of the Italian...

The Orange Italian American Organization, city of Orange and Mayor Dwayne Warren came together to celebrate community and culture at the 19th annual Italian-American Festival on Lincoln Avenue and Mechanic Street on Saturday, Sept. 7, and Sunday, Sept. 8. Attendees were out in full force to enjoy the beautiful weather and the variety of wares being...