The Little Italy Festival has a home for this coming summer. Rochester’s Little Italy Festival is scheduled to be held at Capelli Sport Stadium on June 16. This will be the fifth year for the festival. The festival is billed as a “neighborhood celebration” featuring music and food from many cultures that form part of the Little Italy neighborhood. ...

Little Italy Historic District is celebrating the 150th anniversary this year of Italian-American history and heritage in the city of Rochester. Italian-Americans have contributed to Rochester since the 1800s. Domenico Sturla was the first Italian immigrant to register in the city’s directory in 1868, according to an official recount of Italian his...

Thursday, December 28, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. WAB: 740 University Avenue, Rochester, New York. Bordighera Press has published a special issue of Voices in Italian Americana (VIA) dedicated to new Italian-American folktales. The issue features the first work seen in this genre in decades and includes authors from Italy, Canada, and the U.S.Two Roch...

A $2 million gift from Arnold Lisio ’56, ’60M (MD) and Anne Lisio endows the Lisio Program in Italian Studies within Arts, Sciences & Engineering (AS&E) at the University of Rochester. This gift ensures that students will always be able to study in Italy and have opportunities to enhance their understanding and appreciation for the language, art, c...

At the turn of the 20th century, the Annunciation Church was a mission church for Rochester's growing Italian-American community. Today, the church still stands on Norton Street as it celebrates 100 years in the Rochester community on Saturday. The church has been used for multiple purposes over the past century. When a new church was constructed i...

The City of Rochester rededicated a historic downtown landmark in anticipation of Veterans Day Saturday. City officials rededicated the monument of the World War I Austrian Howitzer at Washington Square Park Thursday. The newly cleaned and restored memorial spent years in storage. It now displays replaced medallions lost over the years. The cannon...

Italeo Rochester NY recognized the following IPD personnel at the 2017 Annual Awards Banquet on Friday September 29th, 2017: Lt. Jonna Izzo was presented with the Outstanding Service to the Community & Special Recognition Award; Capt. Mark Bean, Lt. Jonna Izzo, Sgt. Casey McLaughlin, Inv. Anthony DiFante; Inv. Andrew Wigton; Officers Hector Cartage...

Il Consolato Generale di New York intende procedere alla nomina del Console onorario a Rochester. “Il Console onorario, che opererà alle dipendenze del Consolato Generale di I classe di New York, sarà chiamato a svolgere funzioni di assistenza dei connazionali e tutela degli interessi italiani nel territorio di competenza”, spiegano da New York. Le...

October is always a special month for area Italians as it observes Columbus Day. But this year, there are extra reasons to celebrate. This October marks the 25th anniversary of creation the Italian American Community Center in Gates. It was in 1993 that a group of civic-minded Italian Americans in the region came together and decided there should b...

Led by Music Director Sir Antonio Pappano, the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia tours to the United States this October for the first time in nearly 50 years, performing at Carnegie Hall in New York (October 20 & 21), The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Artsin Washington, D.C. (October 25), Symphony Hall in Boston (Octo...