Monday, August 17, 2015

Italian Festival August 2015 - Visit Italy In Your Own Backyard

Visit Italy In Your Own Backyard
By Filomena Federici
            August is amazing weather and there are festivals throughout the United States that take advantage of that great weather. Take the time before school starts and the weather turns colder to go out and enjoy some great music, fantastic food, and amazing people.

Insley, AL – Our Lady Of Blazo: 205-788-5721
Elk Grove, CA – Fine Arts Festival of Elk Grove:
Oakland, CA – Temescal Street Festival and Festa Italiana
Sacramento, CA – Festa Italiana –
San Francisco, CA – San Francisco Festa Coloniale Italiana – 415-781-0155 –
San Jose, CA – Italian American Family Festival –
San Pedro, CA – St. John Joseph: 310-833-3541
San Pedro, CA – St. Rosalia: 310-833-3541
Denver, CO – Feast of St. Rocco – 303-455-0447
Ansonia, CT – Italian Festa – 203-735-1787
Greenwich, CT – St. Rocco – 203-869-4176
North Haven, CT – Italian Festival of Angels –       
Stratford, CT – Italian Picnic
Waterbury, CT – San Donato Festa – 203-574-5903
Waterbury, CT – St. Lucy – 203-574-5903
Addison, IL – West Suburban Festa Italiana:
Chicago Heights, IL – Feast of St. Lorenzo:
Chicago, IL – Chicago Festa Italiana:
Chicago, IL – Festa di Tutti / Santi – 312-421-3757
Rockford, IL – Festa Italiana
Stone Park, IL – Feast of St. Francesco di Paola
Stone Park, IL – Italian Day Picnic
 Peoria, Hickory Grove Park, IL - Annual Summer Festa Picnic: August -
Louisville, KY - Festa Italiana: August -
Boston, MA - Fisherman's Feast (Madonna del Soccorco di Sciacca): August -
Boston, MA - Saint Anthony's Feast: August -
Malden, MA - St. Rocco Feast Society: August
Boston, MA – Madonna Della Cava Festival
Portland, ME – Feast of Assumption & St. Rocco’s Street Bazaar
Baltimore, MD - Feast of San Gabriel: August -
Grand Rapids, MI – Festa Italiana
Jersey City, NJ - La Festa Italiana: August
Bayonne, NJ – Italian Carnival
Oakhurst, NJ – Italian American Festival
New Hyde Park, NY – Annual Italian Festival
Glen Cove, NY – Tomato Festival
Glen Clove, NY – Feast of St. Rocco
Mechanicville, NY – Feast of the Assumption
New Hyde Park, NY – Long Island Italian Festival
Portland, OR - Festa Italiana: August
Cleveland, OH – Little Italy Feast of the Assumption
Warren, OH – Warren Italian Festival
Bristol, PA – Lions Italian Festival Day
Dunmore, PA – Italian Festival
Erie, PA – St. Paul’s Church Italian Festival
Erie, PA – St. Paul’s Festival of the Assumption
Norristown, PA – Santissimo Salvatore di Montella Festival
Aliquippa, PA - Festa di San Rocco: August -
Ligonier, PA – Italian Day Festa – August -

Check every month to see what festivals are happening in your area!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Visit Italy In Your Own Backyard

Visit Italy In Your Own Backyard
By Filomena Federici
            My father was born in San Fele, Italy and he always talked about going back and sharing where he grew up with his children and wife. However, we had to settle with learning about San Fele through pictures, food, stories and festivals. For many people in America especially Italian American communities’ festival time can be almost better than Christmas. Despite a common misperception New York and Boston are not the only areas that have a large Italian community. In fact, Iron Mountain, MI is not only the home to formers 49ers coach Steve Mariucci but also home to an amazing little Italian festival every August.
As July rolls in there are plenty of Fourth of July festivals but as you can see there are also many wonderful festivals geared towards everything Italy.  Take time out to enjoy the summer weather and an Italian festival with your family.

Los Angeles – Our Lady of Mt. Carmel: held in July – 323-224-8119
San Diego – San Diego Italian Film Festival, Italian Film Festival: Monthly:
Santa Monica – Festa Italian: July – 310 -535-2416
St. Helena – Festa Italiana: July –

Denver – Our Lady of Mt. Carmel: July – 303-455-0447

Enfield – Our Lady of Mt. Carmel: July –
Waterbury - Lady of Mount Carmel Festival: July -
Westport - Festival Italiano: July
Melrose Park - Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival: July

Boston - Madonna del Grazie: July
Worcester - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel: July

Sterling Heights - Italian Festival: July

Chisolm - Festa Italiana: July

New York
Bronx - St. Anthony Feast: July
Bronx - Mount Carmel Feast: July
Glen Clove - Feast of St. Rocco: July to August
Oyster Bay - St. Rocco Festival: July
Valhalla - Italian Festival: July

Cleveland - Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival: July
Lowellville - Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festa: July
Niles - Italian American Festival: July

Erie - Mazzini Civic Association Italian American Picnic: July
Norristown - Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival: July

Rhode Island
Westerly - Mount Carmel Feast: July

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Introducing the first and only Ricco Deruta roller ball ceramic pen!

From an old idea and a long project development here the first Deruta style pen from our new division Art-Pen. A true exclusive item, fully designed by our very own Artistica team and the very first Ricco Deruta Porcelain-Ceramic pen ever!

We have opted to begin with a classic Roller Ball pen but beautiful Fountain Pens are on their way along with a sister pen in another Deruta's classic: Raffaellesco design.

Our new Ricco Deruta roller ball pen feature a sophisticated and elegant European design created and exclusively manufactured by Artistica in the traditional Deruta vibrant colors that shimmer in your hand.
A robust and high quality pen made of ceramic and metal with a thin 0.5 mm roller ball for a smooth writing performance.
Featuring a sensitive built-in spring action, that offers a responsive touch tip for a uniquely comfortable writing.

Here below the most important characteristics of this pen:

● Perfectly fitted click-off cap.
● Sturdy ceramic porcelain body.
● Fired silk screened design with a lifetime guaranteed.
● Long lasting replaceable ink refill cartridge 4.39'' length (110.6 mm).
● Lifetime warranty included against any type of damage, body or mechanical.
● High quality components assembled with uncompromising craftsmanship.
● Lustrous chrome plated gripping section incised with a crisscross subtle line pattern for a secure and firm hold.
● Original Artistica Roller-ball ink refills available here below, in 0.5mm fine point and 0.7 mm medium point or use your favorite branded refill as the pen accept any standard 110.6 mm refills.
● Measurements. Total length: 5.5'' (142 mm) – Body: 1/2'' Diameter (13 mm) – Weight: 1.5 Oz.
● Sold with draw string black velvet pouch. Optional leatherette case available here below.

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