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Barn Opera presents Verdi’s “La traviata,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16 at the Barn Opera House, 1321 Pearl St. in Brandon, VT. When Brandon’s Barn Opera House “officially” opens next weekend, it will be with one of the most beloved gems of the repertoire, Giuseppe Verdi’s “La traviata.” And the audience will be invited to share...

The St. Lawrence Society will celebrate Monday as they continue a town tradition by hosting its annual flag-raising and breakfast for Columbus Day. But this year, there will be a twist at the event, which has been held in town for more than 30 years. In the past, the St. Lawrence Society has usually honored an Italian-American resident of Greenwich...

Columbus Day weekend is Monday, but there have been many changes to the annual holiday. There’s a fight to re-name the holiday in Rhode Island, as Boston and other cities changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day, with Acting Mayor Kim Janey singing an executive order Thursday.  Andre’ DiMino, who is the spokesman for the Italian American Nat...

More than a year ago, a group of Italian-Americans in Stamford fought to preserve a statue of Christopher Columbus in the downtown. On Sunday, they’ll celebrate that the statue is still standing. The Stamford chapter of the Italian-American service organization Unico is putting on the Columbus Day celebration, which will take place around 11:15 a.m...

What a beautiful day to celebrate Italian-American Heritage Month, Columbus Day, and of course Waterbury’s Italian Mayor for the Day William Summa!  All the speakers at the ceremony reflected on the rich history of Waterbury and all of the great things the city and its people have to offer. Billy’s message to Waterbury as Mayor is such an important...

Instead of a Columbus Day parade, a concert complete with Italian-American song and food was held recently in North Haven. Organizers said the pandemic made it impractical to hold a large parade as in years prior to 2020. Another hurdle the newly formed Greater New Haven Italian American Heritage Committee faced was the controversy following the re...

Sat, Oct 9, 2021 at 9:00 AM. 32 Old Farms Rd, Avon, CT, 06001. Save the date for La Festa Italiana, at Prince Thomas of Savoy, featuring Italian food, Ricotta & Limoncello making and other cultural demonstrations. Bring the family and come celebrate all things Italian. La Festa Italiana will feature tasty treats from Andy's Italian Kitchen, BeanZ &...

This year marks Papa Gino’s 60th year as New England’s neighborhood pizzeria. That’s 60 years of Friday pizza and movie nights, 60 years of little league celebrations, 60 years of living room game day parties, and of course, 60 years of birthdays for excited kids of all ages— This time, it’s Papa Gino’s celebrating a birthday. To honor this milesto...

The Torrington Chapter of UNICO National and Torrington officials will honor its Italian Mayor of the Day, Art Mattiello, Oct. 12 at 9:30 a.m. at the Coe Memorial Park Civic Center. The public is welcome to attend the chapter’s Columbus/Mayor of the Day celebration. Chris Cogliano will play the National Anthem, followed by an invocation from Father...

Boston’s Acting Mayor Kim Janey sparked howls of anger when she unilaterally whacked Columbus Day, replacing it with the politically correct “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.” Janey made the sweeping change via an executive order signed in front of members of the indigenous community, rather than taking it through the city council’s democratic process, Bos...

The Columbus Day Festival on Federal Hill is back after a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, and it's bigger than before. "This year is the full-blown return, and it's the 29th annual," said Rick Simone, president of the Federal Hill Commerce Association. The festival, which starts Friday evening and concludes Monday night, has added a fourth day thi...

Monday, October 11 Columbus Day. Wreath Laying Commemorative Ceremony. At Christopher Columbus Park at 2:00 P.M. 110 Atlantic Avenue, North End, Boston, MA. The Italian American Alliance (IAA) announces a Wreath Laying and Commemorative Ceremony at Christopher Columbus Park, 110 Atlantic Ave, Boston Ma, on Columbus Day, Monday October 11. The cerem...