Join us for a new Italian Heritage class, where we offer topics ranging from cultural traditions to historical events and individuals who sparked change. This month we feature Carnival in Venice – a storied festival that has survived hundreds of years and continues to mesmerize visitors from all over the world. Discover the history of Car...

by Francesco Prisco   There is little to joke about when it comes to Carnival's value as a tourist attraction. The celebrations attract international attention and move a turnover of over €200 million. And this year is no different. Italy will host hundreds of more or less significant events based on local traditions, and is ready to re...

Special Invitation! Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 7 p.m.Who: The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum What: Hosting a Carnevale Celebration to remember! Where: Italianissimo Restaurant107 McClean Ave, Staten Island (718) 442-4442http://italianissimony.com/ When: Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 7 p.m.   We invite you to a dinner with delicious gourmet a...

Sunday February 22nd, 3 PM-6 PM. Valley Catholic Early Learning School - 4450 SW Saint Marys Dr, Beaverton 97007. Please join Scuola Italiana di Portland for the 10th annual Festa di Carnevale for Kids! This super-sized costume party celebrates the annual Italian holiday. From face painting to frog hopping to clever clowning and trea...

by Stefania Bosso   If you're planning to visit the northern Italian town of Ivrea this Sunday, make sure to wear a red hat. It's something of a white flag, a sign that you are a non-combatant. This is key, because unlike the Spaniards of Buñol, these revelers don't throw tomatoes or other soft fruit at each other.   In Ivrea, oranges...

A DVD Presentation by Anita Sanseverino, Joe Zarba & Lou Barrella   This DVD presentation will include festive music, photographs and live video from a variety of Carnevale celebrations in Italy. Come experience the 474th anniversary of where it all started in Tuscany, the fabulous masks and balls of Venice, the street festival in V...

Now is the time to pull out your mask, gather up your family & friends, and head to the ICD Clubhouse for what is always one of the year's most festive events ~ Carnevale! It is a time of revelry, costumes, and food, all of which will be front-and-center at the ICD. A face painter will be on hand to transform the kids ~ or you! ~ into a fierce...

Kendra Van Cleave is a librarian by day. On weekends she sheds that image to play one of two characters, an 18th century French tart or a 16th century Italian courtesan as a member of the Bella Donna Historical Performers, who are returning to Carnevale Fantastico this weekend.   She and her fellow Bella Donna members will perform a com...

The Abruzzo Molise Heritage Society (AMHS) and the Lucchesi nel Mondo-Tuscany Club (LnM) are pleased to join together again this year, to host Carnevale 2015, which will take place on Saturday, February 14 from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm in Casa Italiana. The theme is "Love Italian Style", so come celebrate Valentine's Day Italian style! Please come in co...

By Dot Anderson A highlight of travel to Italy in the first quarter of the year is Carnival Season or as they say Carnevale. Celebrations are held roughly 40 days before Easter which falls on March 31st this year. The biggest, most elaborate Carnevale celebration always takes place in Venice, and if you hurry you may still have time to find a...