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The Mercer County Italian American Festival is gearing up to celebrate its 20th annivarsary at the end of September with their highly anticipated three-day festival to be held once again at the Mercer County Park Festival Grounds.    The 2019 Festival will be held on Friday, September 27 from 3:00pm until 11:00pm; Saturday, September 28 from 12 noo...

Tony Buba’s 1979 black-and-white documentary Sweet Sal opens with a stream of trash talk. The film’s namesake, middle-aged wise guy Sal Carulli, leans against the exterior of a bar on the main drag of Buba’s hometown of Braddock, a declining suburb of Pittsburgh. Sal is talking about his favorite subject, himself. “The real name is Sal-va-to-re,” h...

"Daniel P Quinn has captured a bygone era with such detailed, loving, bittersweet accuracy. Such family memories - and they are rich indeed, considering he hails from two such vibrant, singularly civilized cultures ... Irish- and Italian-American; no fooling around! The old Newark comes alive in his poignant, celebrating words ... as does the glory...

We’re excited to announce the return of Ciao Philadelphia and the long-beloved event series celebrating Italian culture. This year, our events start in late September and will continue into December. We are confident that it’s also going to be one of the best years yet! The next Ciao Philadelphia event is a rarely seen musical gem and favorite of O...

The Omni Shoreham Hotel will host the most unforgettable weekend of the season when the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) celebrates its 44th Anniversary Gala Weekend, November 1-3. Although the centerpiece of the weekend is Saturday evening, the NIAF Gala Weekend offers events that will pique the interest of all ages and backgrounds. The...

Congratulations to NIAF Member Nicoletta Shane Scarnera and Chef Mauro Molino on the publication of their cookbook Piedmont Style – A Delectable Journey Through Northern Italy. Filled with more than 144 Northern Italian recipes and beautiful photographs, the cookbook pays tribute to the rich history and deeply rooted culinary traditions of the Pied...

Weston’s Frank Angotti, a U.S. Army veteran of the European Theater in World War II and retired businessman and state Division of Highways comptroller, is parade marshal for the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Grand Feature Parade. The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday in downtown Clarksburg. Angotti was born November 21, 1921, to immigr...

With the 41st annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival set to begin Friday morning, board members spent Thursday evening honoring individuals who have made an impact in their communities. The West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival’s annual Honorees Banquet was held at Bridgeport Conference Center to recognize the Italian American Man and Wo...

In a renewal of the venerable tradition of Sicilian faithful from the town of Sciacca, hundreds of Italian-American Catholics gathered in Norristown Sunday, Aug. 18 for the 115th annual feast in honor of la Madonna Santissima del Soccorso di Sciacca (supported by the M.S.S. Society). After Mass celebrated by Msgr. John C. Marine and other clergy at...

The annual Mass in Italian will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 1, at Saint Peter’s Cathedral, in Scranton. All are welcome to attend. The liturgy is celebrated in conjunction with La Festa Italiana, which occurs over the Labor Day weekend, Friday through Monday, August 30 through September 2, on Courthouse Square, one block away. Thi...

Fox Meadow Road is now symbolically Bocchieri Way, while the intersection of Tremont Avenue and Stelle Avenue bears the name of Pingatore Way, as part of North Brunswick’s veteran street naming program. Salvatore “Sam” J. Bocchieri was born on Dec. 21, 1927, in Newark. He served in the Korean War as a member of the United States Army from 1951-53....

Among the best Italian musicians of their generation, Francesca Dego (violin) and Francesca Leonardi(piano) have been performing together worldwide for the past ten years, with repertoire ranging from Baroque to new music. Opening our fall concert series, this Italian themed recital will feature Respighi’s Violin Sonata in B minor, a dramatic and p...