June 19, 2013

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino Return to North America

Photo courtesy of i-Italy
Upcoming concerts

25 June - New Haven, CT

27 June - New York City, NY
Joe's Pub - 7.30pm - $20

28 June - Baltimore, MD
Creative Alliance 8pm - Baltimore, MD

29 June - Pasadena, CA
Levitt Pavillion, Memorial Park - Pasadena, CA - 8pm

30 June - Los Angeles, CA
Los Globos - Los Angeles, CA 8pm

For more info visit canzonieregrecanicosalentino.net

Calabrian Cantautore Peppe Voltarelli Returns to Canada and New York City

• June 25 Toronto - Bata Shoe Museum (with Daniela Nardi)
• June 26 New York City - Chez André @ The Standard, East Village 
• July 3 Montreal  - Savoy du Metropolis  34° Montreal International Jazz Festival
• July 4 Montreal - Savoy du Metropolis  34° Montreal International Jazz Festival

For more info visit peppevoltarelli.it

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June 18, 2013

A Look at the 2013 Giglio di Sant'Antonio in the Bronx

Viva Sant'Antonio!
Photos by New York Scugnizzo 
The crowd makes way for the band during Saturday's celebration 
Before the lifting of the giglio, the Procession heads down Arthur Avenue
Blessing the "Tower of Faith" 
Marching the giglio down 187th Street
Keeping this wonderful Southern Italian tradition alive
"Dancing the giglio" outside Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
(Above and below) Faith, family and friendship on display 
Another look at the giglio
A feat of strength and devotion
Paranza from East Harlem, Long Island and Brooklyn joined forces in the Bronx
The obligatory sausage and peppers
The perfect ending to an amazing day: dessert at Palombo's

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June 14, 2013

Acclaimed Neapolitan Singer-Songwriter Simona De Rosa Returns to the Italian American Museum

Photo courtesy of www.simonaderosa.com
Thursday, June 20th (6:30 PM)

Italian American Museum
155 Mulberry Street
(Corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets)
New York, NY 10013 

Please join us for a special live performance by acclaimed Neapolitan jazz singer-songwriter Simona De Rosa. Simona will be accompanied by special guest musicians.

Suggested donation of $10 per person

PLEASE RESERVE EARLY  

To reserve a place for this event call the Italian American Museum at (212) 965-9000 or email: ItalianAmericanMuseum@gmail.com

Reprinted from the Italian American Museum press release

Announcing the 2013 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Bazaar, Denver, Colorado

Photo courtesy of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
July 19—21 (5:00 PM-10:00 PM)

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
3549 Navajo St
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 455-0447

• Italian Country Store featuring salami, cheeses, imported items
• Italian Ceramics
• Fresh Palisades peaches
• Carnival Rides & games for kids
• Prize raffles, pull tabs & bingo

Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, July 21st at 11:00 AM. Procession to follow.

* All schedules and activities are subject to change, so please check with organizers for any updates.

For more information visit the Our Lady of Mount Carmel website or find them on Facebook

June 13, 2013

Feast of Sant'Antonio di Padova

Viva Sant'Antonio!
June 13th is the Feast day of Sant'Antonio di Padova, the "Hammer of Heretics." He is the patron saint of lost objects and protector of Montefalcione, a small town in the province of Avellino. To commemorate the occasion I'm posting a Prayer to Saint Anthony of Padua. The accompanying photo of the Saint was taken at Saint Leonard's Church in Boston's North End. The picture below of the Basilica of Sant'Antonio di Padova was taken during my 2007 visit to Padua.

Prayer to Saint Anthony of Padua

O glorious St. Anthony, safe refuge of the afflicted and distressed, who by miraculous revelation has directed all those who seek aid to come to Thy altar with the promise that whosoever visits it for nine consecutive Tuesdays, and there piously invokes thee, will feel the power of the intercession. I, a poor sinner, encouraged by this promise, come to thee. O powerful Saint, and with a firm hope I implore thy aid, thy protection, thy counsel and thy blessing. Obtain for me, I beseech thee my request in this necessity. But if it should be opposed to the Will of God and the welfare of my soul, obtain for me such other graces as shall be conducive to my salvation. Through Christ our Lord.
Basilica of Sant'Antonio di Padova
Photos by New York Scugnizzo

June 11, 2013

A Look at the 2013 Festa di San Vito, Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

Viva San Vito!
Photos by New York Scugnizzo 
(Above and below) The procession makes its way through the neighborhood from the Congrega San Vito di Ciminna club on 18th Avenue
Little Antonio showing the older members that he has what it takes
The color guard beams with pride
Pausing outside Villabate Bakery
The staff at Villabate came out to show their support 
Arriving for Mass at Saint Domenic's RC Church
A look at the Society standard
Sophia and Antonio outside Saint Domenic's
Departing Saint Domenic's
Dom Quartara and the Society did an excellent job
Back at the club, the celebration continues
A close-up of San Vito
A replica of the famous Santissimo Crocifisso from Ciminna
is prominently displayed inside the club
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A Look at the 2013 Festa di San Calogero, Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

Viva San Calogero!
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
Ready to begin: outside the Societá San Calogero
di Torretta club on 20th Avenue
(Above and below) The procession makes its way through the neighborhood
San Calogero is carried into Saint Domenic's RC Church
After a wonderful service, San Calogero departs the church
Another look at the procession
The return to the social club 
(Above and below) Family portraits with the saint
The grill master was ready to feed an army
(Above and below) After the procession, friends and families of the Societá San Calogero di Torretta enjoyed a terrific barbecue together at the social club 
A close-up of San Calogero
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