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Two dozen people turned out to offer their feelings about everyone from Christopher Columbus to Boss Tweed Friday, as Mayor de Blasio’s commission to study the city’s monuments for “symbols of hate” held its first public hearing. About half of the crowd was there to call for the removal of statues and other monuments memorializing controversial fig...

Bensonhurst has a brand new cultural center, thanks to the Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Brooklyn, Inc., which hosted a dedication ceremony on Monday for Il Centro, its new headquarters. Located at 8711 18th Ave., Il Centro will serve as a community and cultural center in Southwest Brooklyn. The newly opened facility has an indoor...

An Italian Christmas cooking class is just one of  the seasonal events Albany's American Italian Heritage Museum has planned this winter. Instructor Dolores Scalise will show students how to make an Italian Christmas stew and almond paste cookies. The museum, located at 1227 Central Avenue, will host the cooking class on Sunday, December 5 from 11...

Support Columbus statue and Columbus Day. We are urging all to come to our rally this Saturday, November 18th at Noon. The rally will take place behind Columbus Circle at the Merchants Gate, Central Park West, and Central Park South. Help us send a strong message to the Mayor and those that want to attack Columbus and our heritage. Now is the time...

In January of 1940, Stephen C. Clark, chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), received an irate letter. “As a visitor of the Museum of Modern Art I object very energetically to seeing this boring old stuff,” it read. “I do not use a buggy either when I can ride with motor cars.” The exhibition that provoked this outcry...

La direttrice artistica del Centro Italiano per l’Arte Moderna di New York, Heather Ewing, illustra programmi passati e futuri di uno fra gli incubatori di ricerca sull’arte Italiana più attivi in America. Tra Savinio, Paolini, Morandi ma anche Tacita Dean, Louise Bourgeois e Wolfgang Laib, la direttrice rileva alcuni cambiamenti epocali in ambito...

"Michelangelo divine draftsman & designer" è la nuova mostra ospitata dal MET - Metropolitan Museum of Art di New York sull'artista fiorentino Michelangelo Buonarroti. Inaugurata il 13 novembre, la mostra resterà aperta fino al 12 febbraio 2018. L'evento è reso possibile dalla generosità del Morgan Stanley e supportato inoltre dal Federal council o...

Mentre la metà del mese di presidenza italiana del Consiglio di Sicurezza ONU si avvicina, lo Stivale, la sua cultura e il suo inconfondibile stile di vita sono stati al centro della conferenza “Italics as a Global Commonwealth”, tenutasi al Palazzo di Vetro il 13 novembre. La prestigiosa cornice delle Nazioni Unite ha dunque ospitato Piero Bassett...

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere (79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301) presents: "The Presepe Napoletano" a presentation by Anita Sanseverino & Lou Barrella. Tuesday, November 28, 2017 @ 7:00 PM The Presepe Napoletano is more than a Nativity scene! It is a unique art form which combines the birth of Christ with the daily life...

For more than a generation, fine dining on Long Island was synonymous with one restaurant and one man. The restaurant was Pappagallo, which opened in Glen Cove and later in Glen Head. The owner and host, who helped popularize northern Italian fare, was Mario Ghini. “The Italian kitchen is not a specific recipe . . . it’s a very versatile cuisine,”...

The quintessential Lower East Side intersection is temporarily masquerading as Little Italy. You may have noticed that the Tictail boutique is brandishing imposter signage and faux exterior as Umberto’s Clam House (circa 1970s). Or the E. Rossi Italy Music & Book Co. sign affixed 91 Orchard Street. The transformation, we’re told, is part of set dre...

When: November 17, 2017 @ 7:30PM - Where: Westchester Italian Cultural Center, One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, New York 10707 - Suggested donation: $10 Presepio Napoletano opens November 17, 2017 @ 7:30PM. Join us for the unveiling of our newly refurbished, handcrafted, authentic Neapolitan presepio. This newly expanded exhibit will be enhanced...