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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...

A Torella la Festa dell’Amicizia italo americana. Il Presidente della “Federation of Italian American Societies of New Jersey” Pasquale Meola promuove.la partecipazione al Columbus Day 2019 di una delegazione dei Carabineri irpini. Rafforzare le radici e preservare il grande patrimonio culturale italiano oltre il tempo e oltre le distanze è l’obiet...

A veterans appreciation ceremony will kick off Saturday’s events at the Undo’s Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival at Heritage Port. A committee led by John Looney, director of the Wheeling Vets Center, John Nanny, past commandant Department of West Virginia Marine Corps League and Sam Nazzaro Sr., will recognize veterans with an 11 a.m. ap...

Whether anyone ever told the late Alfonso Cretarola to “go back to where he came from” — that would be the Abruzzo region of Italy, from which he emigrated to the United States in 1909 — is a question we’ll never be able to answer. But his grandson says the Italian immigrant was definitely ordered once to get out of town — in Pennsylvania coal coun...

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci’s death, the Italian Cultural Center of Maryland (ICCM) in collaboration with Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), the Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA), and office of First Lady Yumi Hogan is pleased to announce a Call for Entries for two juried art exhibitions celebrating...

The Ellwood City Italian-American Heritage Foundation met at the Wolverine Restaurant on June 28. Barb Mastropietro, president, conducted the meeting. Reports were given by Linda Heusing, secretary, and Sandy Douglas, treasurer. Mastropietro introduced three new members: Raymond Venezie, Dom Vicarri and Norma Zingaro. The foundation is now a member...

The Undo's Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival will take over the streets of Wheeling the coming weekend. The big tradition in the friendly city continues this year with a few new parts. “We have the dance lessons, the Tarantella. And they have the meatball eating contest and they have 'My Roots,'” said organizer Bob Triveri. The festival b...