The Greater New Haven Sons of Italy Lodge #37 will hold the 4th annual ladies luncheon from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Italian American Social Club, 40 Hamre Lane, Branford, according to a release.   The male members of the lodge will prepare and serve the food, the release said. The cost is $35 per person. Seating is limited to the first...

by Brian Mccready   East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo, Jr. and Paul Criscuolo, President of the Columbus Day Committee of Greater New Haven have announced that the Grand Marshals for this year's Columbus Day Parade are East Haven resident Pio Sgrignari and David McDermott of McDermott Auto Group.   Mayor Maturo is the Honorary Chairman o...

By George Roelofsen   North Haven's Wine Press is an Italian-American, family-owned business that teaches people how to turn grapes into wine. The owner, Ray Iannucci, was born in New Haven after his parents immigrated from Italy.   He started making wine in 1994 and opened the Wine Press in 2008. "When I was a kid I helped...

by Michelle Liu   This weekend, both the Yale and New Haven communities can enjoy a view of Italy from the seats of the Whitney Humanity Center auditorium. Between Thursday and Sunday, the 10th annual Yale Festival of New Italian Cinema will screen five recent Italian films at the center. The screenings will be accompanied by guided dis...

Vincent Gagliardi brushed his mustache briefly with his finger, thought to himself and then looked over at his friend Andy DeLucia. "That guy right there is the glue that holds this whole team together," Gagliardi said about DeLucia. "He's the man."   The elder DeLucia, seated at a table overlooking the East Haven Italian American Club'...

Italian Aperitivo, January 16, 2015 at 6:45 pm – 9:00 pmKoffee?, 104 Audubon Street, New Haven, CT 06511, United States Dear folks, it's time for the first Italian Aperitivo of 2015. Let's meet up at Koffee? on Audubon on January 16th from 6.45 to 9.00pm. It is a great opportunity to meet new people and try new drinks prepared for us fro...

The museum's 10th annual Christmas exhibition opens Monday, Dec. 1, and features Nativity scenes from Italy inspired by Italian crèche custom and heritage.   The show features crèches from many regions of Italy, including a large Neapolitan diorama, and works by Italian artists in North America. The museum's Christmas exhibitions, renowned f...

Marie Lacobelle will be honored Friday as West Haven's Italian-American of the Year. Lacobelle, the daughter of an immigrant father from the Campania town of Cerreto Sannita in the province of Benevento, Italy, and a New Haven-born Italian-American mother, is known for her civic-mindedness and her propensity to give back to the city.  ...

St. Andrew the Apostle Society and the Amalfitani-Italian Community will hold the 115th St. Andrew the Apostle Annual Italian Festa from Thursday evening through Sunday evening at the St. Andrew Club grounds by Wooster Square, 515 Chapel St.   A grand opening parade through Wooster Square at 6 p.m. Thursday will be followed by a blessing of...

Sunday, June 22nd at 1pmNew Haven Long Wharf HarborNew Haven, Connecticut 06511 St. Andrew The Apostle Society will be hosting their annual Blessing of the Fleet in honor of St. Andrew the Apostle who was a fisherman. The Society would like to wish all the boaters and their families / friends a happy and safe boating season! Anyone interested in...