It is our pleasure to inform our community that Councilman Joe Buscaino has extended an invitation to all the Italian-American community to participate to the celebrations that will be held in Downtown LA as well as in Little Italy in San Pedro. Here is a copy of his message to the community:Dear Friends, it is with great pleasure that I invite you...

Zweigle’s is expanding it’s Plymouth Avenue location, and the Little Italy Association of Rochester is worried about what changes that will bring to the neighborhood. Zweigle’s is one of Rochester’s oldest family-owned businesses, famous for their hot dogs. The company wants to add 29,000 square feet to its location in the Little Italy Neighborhood...

The calzones and cannolis are already flying in Manhattan’s Little Italy this weekend – but it’s not too late to get in on all the fun! The annual San Gennaro festival began on Thursday. The 11-day celebration salutes the patron saint of Naples and is expected to welcome over two million visitors to Little Italy’s famous Mulberry Street – coming fo...

Like so much else in New York City, the new Italian American Museum now under construction in Manhattan got its start in Queens. As Dr. Joseph Scelsa, the founder and driving force behind the IAM, likes to point out, he got the idea and laid most of the groundwork for the museum while working at Queens College. “The idea was to show visitors that w...

Win an original signed poster from Martin Scorsese film "Raging Bull" (1980)! Poster is signed by MARTIN SCORSESE and ROBERT DE NIRO, who won Academy Award for Best Actor for this role. The raffle benefits Friends of the Erben Organ (FREO), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, of which Martin Scorsese is Honorary Chair. FREO was formed in 2017 with t...

When Daniel Fratta was a kid growing up in Little Italy, he could feel the growing excitement in the late summer days before the Feast of San Gennaro. “The feast was the biggest part of our lives,” recalls Fratta, whose zeppole stand will be open for business when the 93rd annual event arrives this Thursday. “When they started hanging the lights...

As he walks up and down the streets and backyards of Rochester’s Historic Little Italy Neighborhood, Silvano Orsi walks past trash-littered lawns; big, and small. From something simple like a pizza box to more dangerous garbage like needles. Orsi, who serves as the President of the Little Italy Neighborhood Association says it's due to years of neg...

There’s not much left standing from the days when the St. Rocco Society was founded. The church where it all began, St. Joachim, which was the first national parish in the United States for Italians, was demolished. The tenements that housed the massive parish community met their end either in flames or by the wrecking ball of progress, and even Ro...

Exhibition: September 17–December 20, 2019. Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 6–8pm. 1040 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Friday 12–6pm, and by appointment. Sonia Leimer: Via San Gennaro is the first solo exhibition in New York by ISCP resident Sonia Leimer, and is co-curated by Kari Conte, Director of...

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2-4PM. Mulberry Street Public Library, 10 Jersey Street, New York, NY (Corner of Mulberry and Prince Streets, near Lafayette Street, one block south of Houston Street). Wheelchair accessible. Q+ A with authors will follow the reading. IAWA [Italian American Writers Association] National Translation Month. Open Mic followed by Fe...