Attention, Sebastian Maniscalco fans! The comedian is coming to Manhattan, Newark, and Brooklyn in March for his “Nobody Does This” tour. Tickets are on sale now for the following shows: - March 21, 2022 at 7 p.m. at Madison Square Garden, N.Y., N.Y. : Buy tickets here. - March 23, 2022 at 7 p.m. at Prudential Center, Newark, N.J.: Buy tickets here...

When Italians began to arrive in large numbers in the United States, they had no representation and were heavily discriminated. Their rights were not recognized, until 1905 when a visionary, Vincenzo Sellaro, realized that only by uniting and associating themselves could they defend their rights and celebrate their origins. That is when the Order o...

A Big Apple hospitality group that runs a slew of international eateries will be bringing its homemade Italian delights to Newark next year. The ongoing overhaul of Gateway One is aiming to transform the food landscape around Newark Penn Station, New Jersey’s busiest transit hub. The revitalization, being undertaken by owners Onyx Equities, has dra...

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. hosted the 2021 Essex County Italian American Heritage Month celebration on Thursday, Oct. 28, in the county’s Martin Luther King Jr. Justice Building. During the event, DiVincenzo recognized Judith M. Persichilli, commissioner of the N.J. Department of Health, and Frank J. Del Gaudio, director of the...

Anyhow, if Many Saints really put you in a nostalgic mood, you may want to visit St. Lucy’s parish in Newark from October 15-17, for its annual festival in celebration of St. Gerard. The festival, now in its 122nd year, inspired the season six Sopranos episode “The Ride,” equal parts hilarious and horrifying, mainly because Tony Sirico’s Paulie Wal...

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners held its 2021 Italian Heritage Celebration via Zoom. The ceremony, which returned after a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, is held to celebrate Italian culture and heritage, highlighting the contributions of Italian Americans in Essex County. Commissioner President Wayne L. Richards...

Seton Hall Provost Katia Passerini has been selected as a 2021 honoree by the Columbian Foundation and will be recognized at the group's annual black tie gala on October 23. Founded in 1941 in Newark, the Columbian Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit that has awarded well over a million dollars in scholarships to hundreds of New Jersey college students...

To know Newark is to love Newark. That might be one way to sum up the heartfelt tribute Daniel P Quinn has made to his beloved city in his new insightful book, “Newark, Italy + Me.” Newark remains the largest city in New Jersey with a population of about 312,000. The city is most famous, today, perhaps, because of the large airport named after her....

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents comedian Anthony Rodia on Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31, 2021 with shows both nights at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. Rodia is the “King of Off the Boat Comedy,” a first-generation Italian-American comedian born and raised in Westchester, New York. In addition to selling out comedy clubs across the co...

Marie L. Villani, a six-term Newark City Councilwoman and the first woman to win a citywide election in the state’s largest city, died on July 13.  She turned 100 on July 4. Villani was appointed to fill an at-large city council seat in 1973 after her husband, Ralph A. Villani, a former Newark mayor, resigned for health reasons. She was elected to...