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The Embassy of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, DC, and International Arts & Artists, in collaboration with Cody Gallery at Marymount University, are pleased to present Goldschmied & Chiari’s first solo show in Washington DC, "Magnifica". The exhibit, curated by Allison Nance, will debut a new series of Untitled Views, the artis...

The Italian American Heritage Club of Hunterdon County presents its annual gala from 7-10 p.m. on Oct. 16 at Razberry’s, 834 Route 12, Frenchtown. Being honored as Italian Americans of the Year are Dr. Danny Alfano and Andre Dillino of the Italian American One Voice Coalition. Tickets are $75 per person and includes buffet dinner and dessert. There...

La Guardia was the first Italian-American elected to Congress [1916] and to the mayoralty of NYC [1933] during a time when hyphenated Americans were regarded with hostility and discriminated against. How did La Guardia’s ethnicity shape his values, character, and rise to power? Join us for a presentation by Jo-Ann Vega, proud Italian-American, who...

What is the record for eating the most pasta? In 2015, Matt Stonie consumed 10lb of pasta in 8 minutes at the World Pasta Eating Championship. How ridiculous is that?! 10lbs of pasta?? TALKING ABOUT A FOOD BABY! What is the record for eating the most meatballs? Legendary competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi ate 29 meatballs in one minute. HAHA! I hav...

Ronnie Marmo's tour-de-force embodiment of the most controversial comedian of all time, the hit solo show I'M NOT A COMEDIAN... I'M Lenny Bruce will play 2 performances only Friday, October 8 and Saturday, October 9, 8:00 PM at The Vogel/Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ. Written by and starring New Jersey native (Wo...

The Father Vincent Monella Center of Italian Culture at 133 Fairview Ave. will become property of the township soon. The Village Board of Trustees recently voted to accept the donation of the property, with Village President Sheena Collum noting the real estate asset is valued just above $2 million and is a tax-exempt property. The gift is from the...

Museums everywhere are unveiling their big fall exhibitions this month, but sadly, one major show that would have been a jewel of the season is not opening. In mid-August, just five weeks before A Superb Baroque: Art in Genoa, 1600–1750 was due to open on 26 September, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC cancelled it. The museum cited “mu...

Patrons got to indulge in some classic Italian favorites at the 31st annual Delgrosso’s Italian and Heritage festival Sunday. The event took place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Six vendors came to serve and sell some of their most popular items sold at their locations. The vendors ranged from wines and bread to classic Italian pastries.  President and CEO...

The fifth annual Washington Italian Heritage Festival is scheduled for noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Community Pavilion on 139 S. Main Street in Downtown Washington. A kickoff event will be held Friday, Sept. 24, at the Community Pavilion. From 7 to 9 pm, vocalist Nick Fiasco will perform a free concert of the legendary songs of Frank S...

Frank A. Campione of Freehold Township, a former member of the Township Committee in Freehold Township and a former member of the Monmouth County Board of Freeholders four decades ago, died on Aug. 27 at CentraState Medical Center, Freehold Township. Campione’s obituary was published online by the Clayton and McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township....

The Sons & Daughters of Italy Lodge in Ocean City, Md., is well-known for its annual St. Joseph’s Festival in the spring, where traditional homemade Italian foods were sold for 10 consecutive years, until COVID hit. The festival, held to raise money for lodge charities and high school scholarships, had to be canceled. Not willing to concede to the...

Knights of Columbus Villa Marie Council 6342 of Absecon and Galloway Township will sponsor its 10th annual Italian Festival on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Historic Smithville Village Green in Galloway township. The rain date is Sunday, Sept. 26. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be live Italian music at the main entrance provided b...