October is Italian American Heritage Month, a time to honor the valuable contributions Italian immigrants and Italian Americans have made over the centuries.
To kick off the month, the Greater New Haven Italian American Heritage Committee and the town of North Haven are bringing live music and Italian food offerings to the town green on Saturday, Oct. 2. The Italian Heritage Concert features Rich DiPalma and Echoes of Sinatra and Dino, and several food vendors, including J Roos, Sylvia’s Bakery and Joe’s Ice Cream Truck, will be onsite. The event runs from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
More than 5 million Italians immigrated to the United States between 1820 and 2000. Currently, there are over 26 million Americans of Italian descent in the U.S., making Italian-Americans the fifth largest ethnic group in the nation.
The purpose of the Greater New Haven Italian American Heritage Committee is to promote the spirit and celebrate the history of the Italian-American community and the community at large.
For additional information, contact Nick Casella at 203-239-4044.