The Survival Of Italian American Businesses

Introduction When most people want to donate something, they go to the Salvation Army because Salvation Army has spent years branding themselves as the place to go if you want to donate something. There are thousands of charities out there. Some are arguably more charitable than the Salvation Army. So why do we go toContinue reading “The Survival Of Italian American Businesses”

The Month of Holy Souls in Bath Beach’s Most Precious Blood And A Homily That Hits Home

  Followers of Italian Enclaves on Facebook, Instagram, and on this blog are familiar with seeing photos featuring various Italian National parishes. To clarify for all of our readers, a National Parish is a parish that is created to specifically cater to a certain ethnic group. Masses are usually held in that ethnicity’s language andContinue reading “The Month of Holy Souls in Bath Beach’s Most Precious Blood And A Homily That Hits Home”

The Italian American Baseball Foundation: A Phenomenal Growth Story

Amongst the many Italian-themed organizations that were ever created, one stands out as potentially being one of the best and brightest. The Italian American Baseball Foundation was created in 2016 and was founded by Joseph Quagliano, Carmine Gangone, and former baseball player Frank Catalanotto. Amongst the members and affiliates of this organization are some ofContinue reading “The Italian American Baseball Foundation: A Phenomenal Growth Story”

A Quick Look At The National Italian American Foundation’s (NIAF’S) 43rd Annual Gala Weekend In Washington, D.C.

October was full of festivities and celebrations for those of Italian Heritage. The chief celebration this year was NIAF’s annual gala weekend in Washington, DC. As the National Italian American Foundation kicked off its 43rd Gala Weekend, Italian Americans from all over the country poured into the nation’s capital to take part.   October 8thContinue reading “A Quick Look At The National Italian American Foundation’s (NIAF’S) 43rd Annual Gala Weekend In Washington, D.C.”

A Photo Essay Of Diminishing Italian Neighborhoods Across America (Part 1)

I have been frantically racing against time for the last 6 years. After the neighborhood in which I live in Brooklyn started seeing a major uptick in the pace of shifting demographics, I set out to determine if a similar dissipation was happening to Italian neighborhoods in other parts of the United States. After travelingContinue reading “A Photo Essay Of Diminishing Italian Neighborhoods Across America (Part 1)”

A Look At The Our Lady of The Snow Society in Williamsbug and A Hero Who Helps Maintain Its Traditions

Last night, I traveled to Williamsburg, Brooklyn to visit the Our Lady of The Snow Society’s Hall on Graham Avenue. This pocket of East Williamsburg has been Italian since the late 1800’s. The society just celebrated its 130th Feast Day of Our Lady of The Snow this past August 5th. Needless to say, this isContinue reading “A Look At The Our Lady of The Snow Society in Williamsbug and A Hero Who Helps Maintain Its Traditions”

Computer Genius Closer To Sainthood

By: Raymond Guarini I made a post a while back about a young man in Italy who was in the process of possibly becoming a Saint. We are extremely happy to inform our readers that Carlo Acutis’ cause has moved further along when on July 5th Pope Francis authorized The Congregation for the Causes ofContinue reading “Computer Genius Closer To Sainthood”

The Oldest Italian Feast in New York City’s Manhattan: Saint Rocco Today, Yesterday and Tomorrow

By: Raymond Guarini Introduction As the feast season is upon us, one must look at one of the oldest living feasts in New York City and the oldest in Manhattan, the upcoming feast of Saint Rocco. A preservationist’s dream, the feast of Saint Rocco maintains uninterrupted for 129 years due to the vigilance and devotionContinue reading “The Oldest Italian Feast in New York City’s Manhattan: Saint Rocco Today, Yesterday and Tomorrow”

The Sacred Questua Procession And The Dancing Of The Giglio in 2018; Musica, Uaglio, Aizati I Spalli, Aggiet!

For almost 120 years, the Dance of The Giglio has been a tradition in many Italian American neighborhoods in the United States. Today, as Italians have become more assimilated into American society, the tradition has been narrowed to only four “lifts.” In Brooklyn, for instance, over the last 118 years, 120 men have endured theContinue reading “The Sacred Questua Procession And The Dancing Of The Giglio in 2018; Musica, Uaglio, Aizati I Spalli, Aggiet!”