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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 aroma of fresh basil, rosemary and sage perfumes the Marble Hall of Mount Saint Peter Parish in New Kensington. It’s a familiar smell to parishioners and patrons of the annual Festa Italiana at 100 Freeport Road. Volunteers made more than 3,200 meatballs, 265 gallons of sauce, 60 pans of lasagna and 240 pizzas for the three-day festival on the...

With its renowned  propensity for multi-genre series, Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) kicks off New Jersey’s first annual, international theater festival with Jazz Italiano, an intimate, black-box theater  concert by IDR_Italian Doc Remix, the internationally acclaimed ensemble known for its vibrant combination of cutting-edge jazz improvisations...

Yummy eats & dancing in the streets – that’s what everyone can look forward to as Holy Rosary Church prepares for its 116th annual La Festa Italiana, a street festival like no other to be held five delicious nights on 6th & Brunswick Streets in Historic Downtown Jersey City.  Starting Wednesday, Aug. 14, and running through Sunday, Aug. 18, from 5...

Six years ago, as he broke bread at a “Paesano Dinner” with other like-minded Italian American men, Lou Beccaria struck up a conversation with Vince Melograna. Melograna, 74, is an advertising executive for West Chester’s WCHE 1520-AM with a long background in sales and marketing, but it was his turn to be sold something: an idea. There’s too much...

La famiglia Conahan Benedetta, Jim e Jessina per la prima volta a Molfetta, nella città dei nonni i coniugi Minervini, emigrati negli anni ‘60 negli States. “Siamo rimasti davvero incantati nel conoscere le bellezze della città dei nostri genitori ”. Grazie alla costante collaborazione con l’associazione Oll Muvi, ai più conosciuta come I Love Molf...

For some people the La Festa Italiana in Jersey City is like a trip back in time. For Frank Colasurdo, it was part of his childhood. “I must have been 5 or 6 and this tall,” he said, holding his hand about three feet off the ground. The festival runs from Aug. 14 to 18, on Sixth Street between Brunswick and Monmouth streets, from 5 to 11 p. m. It s...

Carla Lombardi, 80, of Glen Mills, a Philadelphia-area artist and ceramicist, died Monday, July 22, at her home after a three-year battle with cancer. Carla Lombardi was a professional moniker that she built from Lombardi, her maiden name, and her mother’s name, Carla. Her birth name was Anna, and she became Anna Heald after marrying. Ms. Lombardi...

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...

In classic Hoboken style, Frank Sinatra was the soundtrack Sunday afternoon as locals walked Jefferson Street to grab some of the classic favorite food and play carnival games over the weekend at the 109th annual St. Ann’s Italian Festival. The festival, which celebrates Saint Ann, is a foodie’s delight, and it also featured brisk sales of clothing...

Filitalia International & Foundation (FI&F) is seeking a museum volunteer / Intern to assist document, maintain, & exhibit for the History of Italian Immigration Museum (HIIM), located on the historical Passyunk Avenue & Mifflin Triangle at 1834 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19148. Interns will lead the project from start to finish, utilizi...

The streets of Peter's Town in Elizabeth, and area that was once was home to thousands of Italian Americans, was buzzing on Thursday night as people come out for the first night of the 12 Annual Festa Di San Vito. As people circled the blocks looking for parking, with some finding spots as far as 8 blocks away, one attendee, Fernando Rodriguez said...