Last summer, in anticipation of a fall trip to France and northern Italy, I Googled each city I’d be visiting and “Rochester” to see if I might find local connections. “Paris” and “Avignon” produced no hits, but Googling “Genoa, Italy” turned up this Wikipedia entry: “Marco Bucci (politician).” Who, I wondered, is Marco Bucci and what is his connec...

The city celebrated both Columbus and Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The holidays brought events all over the Rochester area. The Italian-American community held its annual Columbus Day luncheon in Gates on Monday afternoon. Community members, leaders, and officials were there to unite and celebrate their heritage all while sharing an Italian meal. Quint...

The leadership pf Rochester’s Italian American community, including all Italian Civic League organizations, and Rochester’s Historic Little Italy Neighborhood, will unite in the Town of Gates, NY, to celebrate Columbus Day, on October 10th, 2022, at the Italian American Community Center (150 Frank Dimino Way). The Columbus Day program begins with a...

On Saturday 8 October at 6pm an unusual tour of original Baroque music concerts for hurdy-gurdy and harpsichord will kick off in New York at Saint John's in the Village (218 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014). The program is entitled "The Baroque Hurdy-Gurdy at the French Royal Court" and the protagonists will be the Italian musicians Francesco Giusta...

After a two-year pandemic hiatus, the "De Cecco Little Italy Festival of Rochester, NY," will mark its triumphant return to downtown Rochester on August 20th at Parcel 5, to celebrate the National Recognition recently awarded to Rochester’s historic Little Italy Neighborhood, located in the city's Jay Street and Lyell Avenue commercial corridors.  ...

We are disappointed to report that the famous Little Italy neighborhood wall mural located at the corner of Lyell Avenue and State St on the Flat Iron Building in downtown Rochester, NY, has been vandalized. The vandalism appears to have occurred on Friday July 15th in the early morning or overnight hours. The initials "LL J" were painted on it wit...

The De Cecco Little Italy Festival of Rochester, NY, is delighted to announce that a major international artist and PBS television superstar from Venice, Italy, – Italian songstress GIADA VALENTI – will be performing her live show “From Venice with Love” at this year’s Little Italy Festival at 8pm, on Saturday, August 20th at Parcel 5 (285 E. Main...

A new development coming to The Ridge Marketplace shopping plaza will include an Italian restaurant and added retail spaces. Evviva Trattoria is a Massachusetts-based sister restaurant chain to 110 Grill, a restaurant already located at The Ridge. The new restaurant describes itself as offering modern Italian food in a casual atmosphere. Wayne Morr...

The founder of Rochester's Little Italy Neighborhood in the Lyell Avenue corridor was recently contacted by an Italian American design engineer named Gabrio Marchetti. Mr. Marchetti is currently working on a project in Russia for a Dubai entrepreneur, and requested permission to reproduce Rochester Little Italy's famous wall mural of Italian Americ...

In just three hours on Saturday April 2nd, the Little Italy Neighborhood, located in the city's NW Quadrant, collected nearly $12,000 worth of food, toys, diapers, clothes, personal hygiene products and other needed items at its "Food & Toys for Ukraine" event held at Marina Auto Soccer Stadium. The goods and items will be donated to a community pa...