Arts & Culture

In Italy, as in the North End, the Feast Day of Saint Anthony

A group of North Enders, including members of the Saint Anthony Society, traveled to Montefalcione, Italy to take part in the traditional feast day honoring St. Anthony of Padua on June 13th. The St. Anthony’s Feast Committee members, Gerry Moretti and Jason Aluia, presented metal prints from the annual North End feast to the Mayor of Montefalcione, Read More…

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“Our” Story…A Saint Anthony Tradition

Each summer, hundreds of thousands attend our historic North End festivals. I don’t use the term historic lightly, because that’s exactly what they are. They’ve become something bigger than you or me. The traditions demonstrated during these weekend events grow more impressive with each passing generation. The fact they’ve lasted over a century is extraordinary. Read More…

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Italian Navy Tall Ship “Amerigo Vespucci” Returns to Grace Boston Harbor [Photos & Video]

The Italian Navy’s Tall Ship Amerigo Vespucci was welcomed back to Boston Harbor this week. In the above video, Captain Angelo Patruno talks about the return of 86 year-old training vessel to Boston as part of its recent worldwide tour. Often referred to as the “most beautiful ship in the world,” the full-rigged, three hundred-thirty foot ship is Read More…

Arts & Culture

NOTES FROM VENICE – The 57th Venice Biennale

In this era of biennials, The Venice Biennale, the vast international art festival begun in 1895, is the grandmother of them all. While Venice is revered for it’s great Renaissance and earlier art, the Biennale has always managed to feature avant-garde and contemporary art, and somehow the contrast enlivens both worlds. I attended the first Read More…

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Italy Magazine Highlights Boston’s North End in “Where to Find Italy in America” Series

Italy Magazine features Boston’s North End in its series Where to Find Italy in America. The article discusses the neighborhood as a destination for Italian culture, including the annual feasts, as well as the restaurants and residential community. The most obvious way to see the area’s Italian roots is by the large number of Italian restaurants, cafés Read More…

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“Boston Stands With Italy” Brings Community Together to Raise Earthquake Relief Funds

Video: Boston Stands With Italy fundraiser on October 23, 2016, Steriti Rink, Boston’s North End, featuring scenes from the event, official program and music by Scansonati. Boston’s Italian community and local restaurants raised over $60,000 at “Boston Stands With Italy,” a fundraiser held on Sunday, October 23rd at Steriti rink in the North End. A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Read More…

Community Event Notices

Serata Solidarieta’ Fundraiser for Central Italy Earthquake Relief on September 25th

The Federation of the Italian Student Associations in Boston in collaboration with the Comites and Under the Auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in Boston present: Serata Solidarieta – Amatriciana Pasta Night A Fundraiser for cities affected by the recent earthquake in Central Italy Sunday, September 25 Doors Open at 5pm, Dinner at 6pm Read More…

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North End Restaurants Donate to Italian Earthquake Victims; Free Comcast Calls

Several North End restaurants are donating dinner proceeds to the victims of the recent Italian earthquake on August 24th. Comcast is also offering free calls. Details below. Boston’s Little Italy to Support Earthquake Victims in Central Italy  Restaurants in Boston’s Little Italy are coming together to help victims of the devastating earthquake that hit Central Italy. Restaurants in Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices

NEMPAC Brings Italy’s Songs to Boston’s “Little Italy” for a One-of-a-Kind Event

On March 15, 2014, NEMPAC and North Bennet Street School are collaborating to create “O Sole Mio”. A truly unique combination of vocal performances and informal lectures that hopes to create a newfound appreciation for the Italian heritage that flows so strongly through the North End. Sponsored by the Friends of the Italian Consulate Center Read More…

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Italian Heritage Month Photo: Three Flags

October is Italian Heritage Month: These Three Flags are a symbol for me, my life as an Italian National, a Naturalized American Citizen, and a Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employee, I am proud to be all three, and I give all three my best there is to give of me! (this photo was taken by: Vanessa Read More…

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Blessed Relic of Saint Anthony from Montefalcione, Italy Celebrated in Boston’s North End

A Blessed Relic of Saint Anthony was presented in the North End this weekend as the Boston Friends of Montefalcione, Avellino welcomed Don Paolo, pastor of the Cheisa Di Sant’ Antonio in Montefalcione, Italy. On Sunday, September 15, 2013, a special viewing was held with the Saint Anthony Society and Saint Leonard Parish including a Read More…