Monday, April 17th @ 6 pm Our Lady of the Snow Hall - 410 Graham Avenue - Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211 This Easter Monday, come celebrate Pasquetta (Little Easter) with the Our Lady of the Snow Society at the Sagra della Pizza Chiena in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Bring your family, your friends and your own pizza rustica (pizza chiena) so we can a...

Msgr. Jamie J. Gigantiello is taking on the role of pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and administrator of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Williamsburg while remaining vicar for development and director of parish giving programs for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn. He is leaving St. Bernard in Mill Basin, which will now be under th...

By Giovanni di Napoli After enjoying a beautiful day in Manhattan at the Columbus Day Parade on 5th Avenue, my friends and I headed to Williamsburg, Brooklyn for the 4th Annual Columbus Day Giglio. Hosted by the Giglio Boys Club, partygoers were treated to an amazing soirée celebrating our faith, culture and community. This year, instead of rain,...

di Claudia Vanni   Nell'aria il profumo delle zeppole che si mescola a quello dei veraci sughi meridionali. E poi tutto intorno bandiere italiane che sventolano assieme a quelle a stelle e strisce, mentre nelle strade risuonano le ballate napoletane. Per dodici giorni, come ogni luglio, il distretto di Williamsburg a Brooklyn ha fatto un tuf...

Vincent Abate, the longest-serving — and first — chairman of Williamsburg's community board, died last week at the age of 96.   Abate, who was born in the neighborhood and left only once to serve as a soldier in World War II, dedicated his life to working on behalf of Greenpoint and Williamsburg, from volunteering as an altar boy at St. Fran...

By Giovanni di Napoli   On Sunday (Nov. 24th) I had the great pleasure of attending Cucina della Nonna ("Grandma's Kitchen"), the first of hopefully many celebrations of Neapolitan food, family, and culture sponsored by the Federazione dell Associazioni della Campania USA.   The event included participants from several mutual aid soci...

Negli Stati Uniti una mostra dedicata al grande artista italiano, con 26 disegni provenienti dalla 'Casa Buonarroti', si aprirà in febbraio al 'Muscarelle Museum' di Williamsburg in Virginia e poi in aprile si trasferirà al 'Museum of Fine Arts' di Boston. Un avvenimento di assoluta importanza che negli USA non si verificava da decenni. 'Sacro e Pr...

A spectacular Italian Festival kicking off July 8th in Brooklyn honoring Saint Paolino has it all: faith, food, music, neighborliness, international visitors. Neapolitan immigrants from Italy settled in Williamsburg long ago and brought a beautiful tradition to the streets of Brooklyn with the first Giglio (Italian for "lily") festival in 1903...

{tortags,3353,1}{tortags,3353,1}One of the most spectacular, unusual traditional Italian-American feasts in the United States is taking place from July 10 to 21 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.   The Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Paulinus of Nola features the lifting of an 80-foot-tall, three-ton statue known as the Giglio, which means...

If you visited Williamsburg, Brooklyn, last week, you will have seen a colorful reminder that certain sections of that borough were not always colonized by tattooed, pierced and bearded hipsters, with their bicycles and skateboards and skinny jeans.   The parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel hosted its annual feast. It runs over a week and is...