Memorial Day 2018 : Photos From The Memorials Dedicated to Fallen Italian American Soldiers

Memorial Day 2018 And How We Remember Our Fallen Ancestors Although Memorial Day has passed, the actual memorials of many Italian Americans who bravely served our country proudly stand day-after-day in various places throughout the United States. The photos in this post depict most of the memorials that I have encountered in various Italian neighborhoodsContinue reading “Memorial Day 2018 : Photos From The Memorials Dedicated to Fallen Italian American Soldiers”

A Young Italian Woman From Brooklyn Uses Song To Sooth Her Patients’ Disabilities And Her Own

Introduction One of the benefits to managing the Italian Enclaves Social Media pages (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and blog, aside from traveling to some very interesting places, is that it affords me the chance to meet spectacular people. Occasionally, I try to shed light on individuals of Italian descent who are making extraordinary contributions to society.Continue reading “A Young Italian Woman From Brooklyn Uses Song To Sooth Her Patients’ Disabilities And Her Own”

Le Tavole di San Giuseppe: Featured From Various Italian Enclaves In North America

By: Raymond Guarini The Feast of San Giuseppe Most Italian communities across North America are immersed in their heritage as we rapidly approach Palm Sunday and Easter during this Lenten season. A big part of experiencing Italian tradition is rooted in the Catholic faith and that is precisely why younger generations should always know “why” Continue reading “Le Tavole di San Giuseppe: Featured From Various Italian Enclaves In North America”

Halfway Into Lent And The CETTO Family : Christmas Easter Thanksgiving Texting Only

As we arrive at the halfway point of the Lenten season, many of us have had the opportunity to reflect and most importantly, reconcile ourselves with God by performing penance for our sins. All Christians are taught that they should give up something for Lent and most do make a sacrifice of some sort. PeopleContinue reading “Halfway Into Lent And The CETTO Family : Christmas Easter Thanksgiving Texting Only”

An Italian American Teacher, An Old Italian Enclave And An Example of Paying It Forward

Introduction Our society lacks unique examples that showcase the beauty of human nature. We are usually inundated with retweets or re-posts from the same handful of people and stories that society has installed as examples of what we ought to be. Often these people are celebrities or sports figures who are relatively detached from ourContinue reading “An Italian American Teacher, An Old Italian Enclave And An Example of Paying It Forward”

Apparizioni Madonna, Martedi Grasso, And The Cause of Beatification Of The Servant Of God Carlo Acutis

  Our last guest post by Gioavanni Napoli was so inspiring that I began studying the various Italian Saints. In doing so, I stumbled upon a young boy who is in the process of being beatified, named Carlo Acutis. Carlo first received the Eucharist at the age of 7 and continued to receive it eachContinue reading “Apparizioni Madonna, Martedi Grasso, And The Cause of Beatification Of The Servant Of God Carlo Acutis”

Most Precious Blood Church, the Heart and Soul of NYC’s Little Italy

The Italian Enclaves blog is extremely proud to share this post with our readers today. Giovanni di Napoli has been selflessly documenting Italian heritage throughout America by diligently photographing and taking part in the rituals and traditions of Italian churches as well as their vast devotions to Italian Saints and Roman Catholicism. We asked GiovanniContinue reading “Most Precious Blood Church, the Heart and Soul of NYC’s Little Italy”

100 years, 7 fish: Cosenza’s maintains new and old world traditions for a century in Bronx’s Little Italy

Cosenza’s fish market is on a very short list of family-owned businesses that have lasted for a century. Come tomorrow, January 2018,  this neighborhood cornerstone will be celebrating its 100th year in business. We recently visited and had a wonderful opportunity to hear about the origins of this family business rooted in a time thatContinue reading “100 years, 7 fish: Cosenza’s maintains new and old world traditions for a century in Bronx’s Little Italy”

Arthur Avenue Food Tour With Danielle Oteri and the Italian American Podcast

There is something very enchanting about snow, especially when it’s snowing on Arthur Avenue during Christmastime. We had the luxury of being a part of the exclusive Arthur Avenue food tour with Danielle Oteri and Anthony Fasano of The Italian American Podcast. Besides tantalizing our taste buds, we were given some first hand looks atContinue reading “Arthur Avenue Food Tour With Danielle Oteri and the Italian American Podcast”