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Long Island City bid farewell to its unofficial mayor on Tuesday as hundreds attended a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church on Vernon Boulevard Frank Carrado was a beloved link to the past of what is now the fastest-growing neighborhood in the country prior to his death last week following complications from a stroke. He wa...

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00 PM at Shakespeare & Co. 939 Lexington Avenue | New York, NY 10065. TICKETS: NonMembers $20 / Members $15. Reservations required RSVP TODAY! Gentlemen always welcome! Payments are nonrefundable. The National Organization of Italian American Women Greater New York Region – Metro Network presents: The Alchemy of It...

Friday, April 26, 2019, 6:00 PM EDT. CIMA - Center for Italian Modern Art, 421 Broome Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10013. The Metafisica Solution: How to Discuss Fascist-Era Architecture Without Controversy. The term ‘metaphysical’ associated with the paintings of de Chirico and Carrà has, beyond its origins in the early 20th century, played an...

It may surprise no one to see names like "The Russo Family" from Sicily, Italy, or Anton Ivanovich Malygin from St. Petersburg, Russia, inscribed on Ellis Island's American Immigrant Wall of Honor — a manifestation of common migration patterns to the United States from Europe more than a century ago. But on a nearby panel, reflecting the Upper New...

The Staten Island society scene is decked out in full regalia and right about now the social calendar is aflutter with charity balls, glittery galas, and all sorts of ceremonial and celebratory events. And there’s lots more in store for the year ahead that we'll be sure to publicize. So as all sorts of fun photos file in — and because we like to ke...

Rev. Joseph M. Gariolo, a Barnabite priest who taught Spanish and Italian at Canisius College for 30 years and helped save SS. Columba and Brigid Parish in Buffalo from closing, died Sunday in Kenmore Mercy Hospital. He was 95. Born Giuseppe Gariuolo in Stigliano in the Province of Matera in southern Italy, the only boy among eight children, he ent...

On April 30, Italian artist Renato Leotta will premiere a new installation that responds to the landscape surrounding Magazzino in conjunction with a presentation of new and recent sculptures, and multimedia works on view at NYU’s Casa Italiana in New York City. Leotta’s first solo exhibition in the United States, the two-part presentation will fea...

Some 40 pilgrims joined the Knights and Dames of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George, the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, and the Sovereign Military Order of Malta for the Third Annual Friday of Sorrows at the Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus in Little Italy, New York. The Most Holy Sacrifice...

A weekend of Manhattan festivities to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Venetian Heritage crescendoed with a soirée hosted by the institution’s indefatigable president, Peter Marino, and philanthropist Katharine Rayner at the Morgan Library and Museum. The dinner was preceded by a private viewing of the Morgan’s exquisite exhibition “Invention and...

Josephine “Josie” Purrazzella died on a flight home from Florida to Southampton on April 4, 2019. She was 89. From her birth on September 11, 1929, in Springfield Gardens, until her death, she nourished her family and friends with love, faith, and delicious Italian food, survivors said. She was born to Giuseppe D’Aiuto and Giacoma Catalanotto. She...

When I started a book club to read the works of Italian-American authors, I was flabbergasted. I know that Italian-American authors are an overlooked group by traditional publishing. However, there are a number of books written by them, more than enough to create a list for a monthly book club. In addition, there is a plethora of self-published boo...

I grafici italiani hanno avuto una duratura influenza sul panorama visivo e culturale americano. Sono infatti numerosi i designer che dall'Italia si sono trasferiti o hanno pubblicato negli Stati Uniti nel secolo scorso: da Fortunato Depero, partito per New York nel 1928, all'innovativo studio Unimark International, fondato negli anni Sessanta. Il...