In 1989, President George H.W. Bush officially declared the month of October Italian Heritage Month to celebrate the achievements and contributions people of Italian descent have made to the United States. People of Italian descent have been finding many ways to celebrate their heritage, from cooking authentic dishes and hosting gatherings to parti...

On Oct. 24, the Nassau County Legislature celebrated Italian Heritage and Culture Month by recognizing the achievements of Italian and Italian American Nobel Prize Laureates. Joseph Sciame, president of the Sons of Italy Foundation Inc. and chair of the Board of Directors of the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York, presented the Legi...

The air is cool and crisp, the leaves are colorful, and you can get pumpkin-spice everything. But that’s not why we are excited for October. It is because October is Italian Heritage Month – a time for Italian Americans to embrace traditions, family memories, and yes, foods! Speaking of food, we enjoyed preparing a pasta dinner for members of the l...

Having an Italian surname or ancestor isn’t enough to call yourself “Italian.” Nor is it sufficient to sing along to popular songs, string enough words in Italian to book a hotel, or have spent your childhood Sundays eating pasta at grandma’s house. The first thing to do is to define and consider yourself Italian-American, by acknowledging that par...

Westchester County officials celebrated Italian heritage month Tuesday night by raising the American and the Italian flags and singing the respective national anthems. The event was held outside the County Office Building in White Plains. Westchester County Executive George Latimer was there along with other officials. Latimer's heritage is half-It...

In the late 1800s, a Mediterranean tree began to take root in the United States when Italian immigrants began arriving in the country. Their suitcases were filled with things that reminded them of their homeland. Along with seeds for traditional vegetables, they always carried one twig that would hopefully grow into a fig tree. It is said that you...

Italian American influencer & pop recording artist Mac Glitzy celebrates Italian Heritage month this October 2022 with a Instagram/Meta collaboration by releasing 6-video shorts on Instagram reels exploring topics such as immigration influx of Italians to the US during the 1920’s-1940’s, overcoming adversity in the US, traditions an values, as well a...

The Amerigo Vespucci Society (AVS) of Long Branch New Jersey is celebrating Italian American Heritage and Culture month in as many ways as they can this year. Their current President, Joseph Sirianni, stated, "as the nations oldest Italian American Mutual Aid Society, the AVS wants to do as much as possible to celebrate and acknowledge the federall...

In this consummate portrait of the Italian people, bestselling author, publisher, journalist, and politician Luigi Barzini delves deeply into the Italian national character, discovering both its great qualities and its imperfections. Barzini is startlingly frank as he examines ‘the two Italies:’ the one that created and nurtured such luminaries as...

We are finally in October, the month of apple picking and pumpkins, of spooks and Halloween. For Italian-Americans, however, it is especially the month dedicated to our heritage and to the contributions the community made to the US throughout its history. Between 1820 and 2000, more than 5 million Italians immigrated to the US, and today, in the 20...