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Your Task this Christmas

For Italian-Americans, the holiday season is unswervingly linked to family. It’s a time to reconnect with parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or anybody else willing to share food, faith and tradition. Without fail, those members of the family born in Molfetta … Continue reading

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Under the Bridge

For the most part, the Molfettesi are urban people. Their homes back in Italy consist of tightly packed apartment buildings adorned with green shutters and modest balconies. Today, the city is equipped with shopping malls and outlet centers, but the … Continue reading

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Tombola Night !!

There is a great scene in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol when the ghost of Christmas Present brings Ebenezer Scrooge to the holiday celebrations at the home of his nephew Fred. Their ghostly visit is to be short, but Scrooge … Continue reading

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Understanding La Festa

Trapped in a parking spot in front of a dry cleaner on Willow Street, a Hoboken hipster pleads his case on a cell phone. “You don’t understand, they are carrying a saint in the street, I can’t pull the car … Continue reading

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The Stone Carver

Molfetta is a city of sun-scorched stone. Anyone visiting for the first time will quickly notice that the buildings, streets, and sidewalks gleam bright under the Adriatic sky.  For centuries, an elite class of skilled craftsmen sculpted, chipped and carved … Continue reading

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Pastry Appreciation Night

One of the main reasons for the existence of the Molfetta Heritage Club is to preserve fading traditions.  As the younger generation moves further from home and becomes more Americanized there is less opportunity to eat frittelle during Christmas, hear … Continue reading

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In Search of Giaquinto

On February 19, 2011, members of the Molfetta Heritage Club ventured into New York City to find two works attributed to Rococo master, Corrado Giaquinto. Born in Molfetta in 1703, Giaquinto was apprenticed to Molfettese artist, Saverio Porta, for a … Continue reading

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