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The City Council is expected to vote Monday on a proposal to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Though the city cannot officially change the holiday since it is a state holiday, this would be a resolution to recognize the day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day for city purposes. Ward 3 Councilor Heather Shand, who sponsored the Aug. 9 order...

La Scuola International School invites preschool to K-1 families to join a Virtual Information Session where you will hear from their Leadership Team and Educators.  In-person tour of the beautiful Reggio Emilia-inspired San Francisco preschool campus are also possible, while the Peninsula campus is being renovated. Thursday September 30 5.30 pm PD...

Netflix is set to air a new series called Luna Park set in the amusement park of the same name against the backdrop of Rome's dolce vita era in the 1960s. The original Italian series will air in 190 countries from 30 September, with Netflix introducing Luna Park like this: "In 1960s Rome, a free-spirited young woman who's grown up at her family's c...

Sacramento officially has a “Little Italy.” The new historic district is in an East Sacramento neighborhood, bound by 48th and 59th streets, and J Street and Folsom Boulevard. The area includes several Italian-owned businesses, including Corti Brothers grocery store, Allora Italian restaurant, Talini’s Nursery, Mattone Ristorante, Frank’s Automotiv...

Wednesday, 9/29. 6-7:30pm eastern. Free. RSVP here. Panel of Italian American professionals will discuss the best strategies for students and parents when preparing to apply to college. As an organization that is founded on the passion of empowering leaders in the Italian American community, we feel this topic is very important, particularly becaus...

Filippo Baroncini (Italy) was crowned under-23 world champion in Flanders following a solo attack. The Italian made his move on the penultimate climb of the day, the Wjinpers, and managed to solo the final 5.5km to win the gold medal  Biniam Girmay won the sprint from a reduced bunch to take silver, an unprecedented result for his native Eritrea, w...

School board officials were criticized on Tuesday after a motion to reinstate Columbus Day on the school calendar did not pass. More than 20 residents and local Italian American activists attended the Rockaway Township Board of Education meeting and spoke in support of the motion. Board members renamed the day Indigenous Peoples' Day after a board...

Every September for the past few years Little Italy has hosted the world-famous Madonnari Arts Festival. COVID put the kibosh on that in 2020 and organizers feel it’s still not safe enough to gather. But they’re celebrating art and Italian culture by commissioning a mural–a mural so stunning you have to see it for yourself. “Carlos is an internatio...

Giancarlo and Giovanni Cerri’s exhibition is an ideal opportunity for a comparison between this father and son, two quite different Milanese artists in their themes and expressive language. Giancarlo started out as a figurative artist focusing mostly on the theme of nature. His painting progressively evolved – in the nineties – into the abstract. G...

Tis Travels is spending three months in Italy, exploring it from the north to the south. The first stop was Bellagio, on Lake Como. To say that one of the very best parts of my stay in Bellagio was the day spent with Chef Luigi Gandola at his restaurant, Salice Blu, is no small declaration. He is a fascinating chef, full of surprises. During the pa...

Laurel Evans has made a career of teaching Italians about American cuisine. The cookbook author was born and raised in Boerne, but moved to Milan when she fell in love with and eventually married an Italian, photographer Emilio Scoti. Through her blog Un’Americana in Cucina and her cookbooks Buon Appetito America!, American Bakery, and La Cucina Te...

From watching a game at Fenway Park to sailing on the Charles River, summers in Boston are defined by a variety of activities and customs. In Boston's North End neighborhood, summers revolve around one thing: feasts. Join us as we examine the religious feasts of Boston's North End neighborhood as an emblem of the Italian-American identity and exper...