Italian culture and cuisine will be celebrated Aug. 9 to 11 at the San Rocco Festa in Center Township Municipal Park. The 94th annual festival, named for the patron saint of Patrica, Italy, serves as a homecoming for many former Beaver Valley residents. The Festa opens each day at 5:30 p.m., serving up homemade Italian food along with more traditio...

The 115th celebration of the MSS Feast, held on Sunday August 18 at Holy Savior Church will show yet again the very close connection of Norristown to the city of Sciacca in Sicily. The MSS Feast, which is highlighted by the traditional street procession through the east end of Norristown, with 25 people carrying a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary,...

The New Kensington church basement is filled with the sounds of people talking and laughing and working. There is flour on the floor. There’s more on the hands and aprons of those who have gathered in the heat of a summer July morning. They are here baking homemade cookies for the Mount Saint Peter Parish’s 38th annual Festa Italiana. This three-da...

The pews of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Williamsburg were packed July 16 as Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio celebrated a bilingual Mass honoring the parish feast day in English and Italian. “Today is a day that those devotees of Our Lady of Mount Carmel are really, very happy,” Bishop DiMarzio said. “It’s her feast day. It’s a day that they show th...

The Padre Pio Prayer Group of the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette at 947 Park St. announces the 2nd annual Italian Cultural Festival on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Shrine. The day will be packed with cultural and religious events kicking off the day at noon with a 2-hour dance party featuring classic Italian songs an...

The feast in honor of Santa Rosalia has become a much-anticipated event in the Bensonhurst community. It’s a time to honor the patron saint of Palermo, Sicily with live entertainment, music, rides, games, food and drinks. Among the delicacies will be zeppole, rice balls and freshly-made brick oven pizza. Sponsored by Figli di Santa Rosalia, a membe...

Against the backdrop of games, rides, music, food, faith and fireworks at this year’s St. Mary’s Feast, a well-known family in Knightsville will be remembering and celebrating the life of Kathleen Manzi. Kathleen, who passed away earlier this year, was a founding member and past president of the St. Mary’s Feast Society Ladies Auxiliary, serving wi...

St. Ann’s Italian Festival returns to Hoboken next week for it’s 109th year. The festival opens July 24 and runs to July 28 all along Jefferson St. between 7th and 8th St. International foods, live music and entertainment will again be featured at one of Hoboken’s most popular events. The festival is not just about the food and music. It also celeb...

A Williamsburg tradition since 1903, the Giglio Feast is going on now through Sunday, July 21st on the streets around Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church on Havemeyer Street. All the familiar Italian street fair sights and smells are here: zeppoles, cigars, bracciole, beer, sausage & peppers, sucker games, clams, creaky rides, Manhattan Coffee Soda, fa...

St. Francis Xavier Cabrini took to heart Jesus’ greatest commandment to love God and love one’s neighbor by tending to those most in need — children, the sick, orphans and “most of all” immigrants, said New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan July 13. “Her work still goes on and her work is more essential than ever today,” he said during a celebration o...