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Joe Di Maggio, Playgrounds, San Francisco, North Beach, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Joe DiMaggio Playground – Past, Present & Future

You can become a part of San Francisco’s North Beach history and help create its future! Read on to find out how. Although San Francisco had parks...
Italian Heritage Month, October, Italian Style, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

October Is National Italian Heritage Month, Get Ready to Celebrate Italian Style!

The National Italian American Heritage and Culture Month of October was designated by United States Presidential Proclamation. Coinciding with the...
Italian Wheels, Streets of San Francisco, Tram Milano, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Riding the Rails Italian Style: Italian Wheels on the Streets of San Francisco

Have you ever noticed the jaunty vintage streetcars rolling along Market Street and around the Embarcadero? Have you ever wondered why some of them...
Natural Expressions, Museo Italo Americano, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Natural Expressions at Museo Italo Americano: Alberto Cristini, Vincent Galassi, John Malveto

The Museo Italo Americano in San Francisco is currently presenting a new exhibit, “Natural Expressions”, featuring three contemporary Italian artists...
Stomping the Grape, Napa Valley, Italian wine, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Stomping the Grape in “La Cantina”

After my parents (and I) moved out of North Beach, my father took up winemaking in the vast, shadowy basement of our new house in the Bayview...
Rinaldo Cuneo, San Francisco Bay Area, Italian Artist, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

The Story of Rinaldo Cuneo, the “Painter of San Francisco”

The story of Rinaldo Cuneo is the second in a series of articles on Italian artists living, or exhibiting, in San Francisco and who made noteworthy...
Banking in San Francisco, Italian Style, Bank of Italy, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Banking in San Francisco – Italian Style

Much has been written about the important influence of Italian immigrants on the growth of the United States, and, in particular, San Francisco...
Peter Macchiarini, San Francisco, Italian Culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Who Was Peter Macchiarini? The creative design studio in North Beach

I shall begin this article the way I ended my June 6th article on the San Francisco Upper Grant Avenue Fair, i.e., with Peter Macchiarini. He was...
North Beach Festival, “Upper Grant”, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

When “Upper Grant” Was The Name of A Street Fair

Upper Grant Avenue Street Fair, North Beach Fair, and most recently, North Beach Festival, have all been used to describe the two day happening that...
The Slender Column, Coit Tower Reopened, North Beach, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

The Slender Column Called Coit Tower Has Reopened

Coit Tower, a North Beach landmark, reopened on May 14, 2014 after being closed to the public for six months of extensive renovation and restoration...