Erie is a town with a long history of social clubs.  Some clubs have lost membership over the years.  Some have faded away.  Others continue to thrive.  One popular club, on the west side, has been around for 115 years. It’s the Nuova Aurora Club in the section of town called ‘Little Italy.’  As with many social clubs in Erie, the Nuova Aurora repr...

It’s an ancient game loved for its simplicity, friendly competition, and openness to all. It has been documented in a painting found inside an Egyptian tomb dating to 5200 B.C., though it may have been around before that. The game appears to have spread from Egypt to Palestine and Asia Minor, where it was picked up by the Greeks then passed to the...

All it takes is nine balls, a flat surface, and two or more people to play. It’s second only to soccer in popularity in Italy…and around the world. Anyone of any age can play it.  We’re talking about bocce, that lawn bowling game that’s as Italian as pasta and tomato sauce, a seemingly simple game played in every small village, medium-sized town, a...

What better way to celebrate Italian Heritage Month than with a little bocce and a lot of food, and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno got some of both when he accepted an invitation to one of the few private bocce courts in Western Mass. on Saturday.   Tomasso and Anthony Mancuso, a father-and-son team who built a regulation-sized bocce court in the...

Saturday, October 15 10 am - 2 pm. With special performances by the Society’s Bambini Children’s Folk Dancers and the Balliamo! Adult Folk Dancers at both events. Admission is FREE and our community is invited! Guests at the Bocce Court breakfast are invited to tour the Italian Center during the event with our Italian Center volunteers. Visiting th...

There’s a new piazza, bocce court, and statue at Cooper River Park to honor Italian American heritage. This is part of Camden County’s plan to include cultural education as part of the recreational activities at the park. “It’s a great place to reflect, and it’s really a spot where we’re hoping others learn about the Italian culture,” County Commis...

The Wakefield Sons and Daughters of Italy have been casually playing bocce in the summer for years. But this year, they took their talents on the road to two local tournaments – with great success and fun! Earlier in the month, the neighboring Wilmington Lodge invited the Wakefield Lodge to their town for a friendly game of bocce. We are proud to a...

It was the best of the best at this summer’s East Haven recreation league bocce league championship at the town beach. And that’s saying something. Among the competitors: Giuseppe “Joe” DeLucia, 73, who was, as East Haven Recreation Director Liz Franco-Spano put it, “on fire.” “He’s hitting every shot,” said Franco-Spano, among the 50 onlookers on...

It's easy to sympathize with Oakledge Park visitors who recall better days when blue-green algae left Lake Champlain more or less alone. But for members of the Burlington Bocce Club, regulars on the park's recreational scene, the good times roll regardless of bacterial load. For 15 years, the club has claimed a tract tucked behind some trees off th...

Sunday 09/18/2022, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Marin Bocce Federation (550 B St - San Rafael - CA). RSVP here: $50/person for Museo members or $65/person for non-members. Come spend a lovely September afternoon in San Rafael while enjoying a fun and festive bocce ball tournament with the Museo Italo Americano. Registration fee includes a boxed lunch and dr...