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April 13, 2015 - May 25, 2015. Monday 10:30 AM - Monday 11:30 AMRadici - 303 7th Street SoutheastWashington, District of Columbia 20003 Educator and storyteller Meg Lowey will be hosting these special classes for moms and their bambini at the market on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m for seven weeks starting Monday, April 13th. ...

by Suzanna Molino   I have a few favorite stories on the history of Little Italy that I covered in my book and I'd like to share one of the top favorites ... about Saint Leo's Italian Orphanage. It is typical of Italian folks to want to care for, feed and nurture others.   I like to imagine that the spirit of that concept was exemplif...

The Italian American Heritage Club will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at The Farmhouse at The Grand Colonial on Rt. 173 in Asbury, at 6:45 p.m. Drabich, owner of Metropolitan Seafood & Gourmet in Lebanon, will be the guest speaker. Drabich has been in the seafood business for more than 27 years and has been featured on the...

by Rachel Holly   Rain or shine, there was a prize at the end of the finish line. And that was the motivation of the nearly 100 runners who chose to brave Mother Nature's rainy wrath Sunday and put their best foot forward at the 13th annual Run for the Cannoli at the St. Mauro's Festival. The race is one of the highlights of the de...

By Mauro Battocchi   Why should we learn Italian?Besides the fact that learning Italian is fun, there are other good reasons to grow a proficiency in the language. Elisa Dossena at Princeton University's Italian Department recently published a compelling list of ten reasons to learn Italian. Take a look and let me know your motives! Accordi...

Al via il crowdfunding per la realizzazione del progetto "Illuminiamo la tradizione". Un ponte immaginario che unirà, per sempre, Molfetta ad Hoboken, nel New Jersey. Con milioni di lampadine colorate che andranno a comporre le luminarie che, partendo da Molfetta, raggiungeranno l'altra parte del mondo, dopo aver attraversato l'Oceano. E la realizz...

Amanda Castellano was selected as Miss 2015 Hillsborough UNICO by the Italian-American service and heritage group. She was selected based on criteria of academics, community service, arts and music, sports and an Italian heritage.   Ms. Castellano, 19, is a sophomore at West Chester (Pa.) University, majoring in communications with an intern...

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera announces Lucy Arner has been named Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Verismo Opera Orchestra. Verismo Opera, a nonprofit opera company based in Fort Lee, New Jersey, selected Ms. Arner after a search was undertaken earlier this fall.   She succeeds Maestro Anthony Morss, who is retirin...

At 2:30 p.m., on Sunday, March 20, the Union Township Historical Society will host a presentation given by Joe and Tina Renna, co-authors of "The Peterstown Book: Cent'Anni (The 100-Year History of an Italian-American Neighborhood)."   The event will take place at the Connecticut Farms Presbyterian Church, 888 Stuyvesant Ave., Union. People...

BALTIMORE — Italian soccer stars are coming to Baltimore to promote a cancer awareness program. The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center says Alessandro "Billy" Costacurta and Paulo Taveggia will be at the center on Tuesday to announce the Red Card Cancer partnership.

Si è aperta al National Museum of Women in the Arts (Nmwa) di Washington la mostra dal titolo "Bice Lazzari: Signature Line". L'esposizione, che il pubblico potrà visitare fino al 22 settembre prossimo, è dedicata all'artista Bice Lazzari, figura simbolo della pittura astratta in Italia negli anni Venti e Trenta. Organizzata in collaborazione con l...

June 15th is the Feast day of San Vito (St. Vitus), one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. Widely venerated across Southern Italy, he is the patron saint of Mazara del Vallo, Ciminna, Forio, San Vito sullo Ionio, Regalbuto and Torella die Lombardi, among others.   Read more   Fonte: Magna Grece