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A long-running celebration of Italian life will return to Schenectady this week. St. Anthony’s Fest, a three-day event by Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, resumes Friday for the first time since 2019. “The Festa,” as it's called in the neighborhood, is one of the most popular celebrations in Schenectady. “It’s all about “food, friendship and especially reun...

The St. Mary of Mount Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Parish Italian Festival will take pace Friday through Sunday, July 15-17, after a two-year absence due to the pandemic. The festivities are scheduled for 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. There will be food, games, entertainment and pizza fritta. There also is the Buona Fortu...

The Santa Marina Society of Inwood’s Santa Marina Feast is back this summer for the first time in three years. The Feast, set for July 15 and 16, will feature amusement park rides, games, music, a live auction, food and more in Our Lady of Good Counsel Church’s parking lot on Wanser Avenue, Inwood. The society is a religious organization establishe...

Thousands of New Yorkers gathered in Williamsburg for a jam-packed Sunday at the 119th annual Giglio Feast. The events kicked off Wednesday, all in the name of tradition. The celebrations continued Sunday, as people walked the streets of Williamsburg carrying the more than two-ton Giglio statue on their backs for the big Giglio Tower Lift.  Towerin...

Harlem Bespoke: The Giglio Festival of East Harlem celebrates a beloved tradition within what used to be the largest Italian neighborhood in the states.  The weekend-long festival culminates with an afternoon fete over at Pleasant Avenue from East 114th to East 116th Street with a crowd of men lifting a massive religious tower that was constructed...

The famed Giglio Feast returned to Williamsburg on Wednesday. The feast, also known as the the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel after the eponymous neighborhood church, kicked off on July 6. Festivities will run through July 17 outside the storied house of worship. The Giglio Feast is centered around a the Giglio, a seven-story-tall, four-ton towe...

A key piece of Carroll Gardens’ history is now preserved at the corner of Court Street and First Place, where a street sign commemorating late local leader Salvatore “Buddy” Scotto now hangs. Scotto, a longtime community activist, died on Sep. 11, 2020 at the age of 91. “He took on the mafia and lived to tell the tale, that’s a miracle,” said forme...

Glimpse a lost culture in the heart of the Mediterranean: tour this online exhibition of the 3,000-year-old giants sculpted by a towering civilization that remains little known today. Thousands of shattered limestone pieces came to light in 1974 in Mont'e Prama (western Sardinia) and have been reassembled into dozens of massive statues that reward...

Fabrizio Di Michele, Consul General of Italy in New York, will posthumously bestow Italy’s Medal of Honor on Rosario Castronovo of North Bergen, NJ, and Giuseppe Maurantonio of Bronxville, NY, on Monday, July 11. Castronovo’s widow, Paola, 96, and daughters, Pietra Carboneri and Mary Ann Fusco, will accept his medal. Maurantonio’s medal will be rec...

The Italian Festival hosted by St. James Parish in Jamestown is returning in July. The festival has been canceled the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. St. James Parish, 27 Allen St., is bringing the popular event back Saturday, July 23, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. “It’s a festival of authentic Italian food,” said Sally Donisi, festival chair...

Monday 11 lug, 19:00. Staten Island, 420 Tompkins Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305, USA. RSVP HERE. Dr. Frances Curcio will be the guest speaker honoring Giuseppe Garibaldi’s 215th birthday at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum during which she will share her culturally rich experience in Caprera where the “Hero of Two Worlds” rests eternally. Dr. Frances Cu...

The De Cecco Little Italy Festival of Rochester, NY, is delighted to announce that a major international artist and PBS television superstar from Venice, Italy, – Italian songstress GIADA VALENTI – will be performing her live show “From Venice with Love” at this year’s Little Italy Festival at 8pm, on Saturday, August 20th at Parcel 5 (285 E. Main...