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September 17/20 - Blauvelt Sons of Italy - 46 Van Wyck Rd, Blauvelt, New York 10913
Annual Italian Feast and Carnival to Take Place September 17th – 20th: Four Day Festival offers something for every Member of the Family

 

The Rockland Lodge 2176 of the Sons of Italy will host ...

by W.A Muller

 

Cristina Fontanelli has become a well-known personality through her recordings, her appearances on TV, radio, in concert, nightclubs, and opera, and through her acting debut on network television. She has appeared as PBS-TV/NY affiliates host for Andrea Bocelli's "Live From ...

by Fabrizio Capobianco

 

No, Juventus is not opening a high-tech office in the Valley, nor relocating here. They plan to stay in Turin. However, a group of Juventus fans have decided it is time for the Vecchia Signora to have an official club in the West Coast. Yes, surprisingly, there ...

by Christopher Hoffman


Maserati, Lamborghini, Ferrari. Those names stir the hearts of auto lovers everywhere, conjuring up sleek, speedy sports cars that combine the best of Italian engineering, design and style. Fans will have the rare opportunity to see a line up of these masterpieces of ...

Mary Sue Lyons, member of the Vermont Italian Club, will present Italy's Friuli Venezia Giulia Region: Beautiful, Fascinating and Affordable! on September 14, 6:30 p.m. at Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Lyons will lead a slide show tour of her travels of the most northeast region of Italy that is ...

17 SEPTEMBER 2015 / 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CIMA - 421 BROOME STREET, 4TH FLOOR NEW YORK, NY 10013 T 646 370 3596
Italian designers are no strangers to New York City, with many famous Italian designers having lived and worked in New York. Many of them have shaped New York – as much as the city has shaped ...

by Pamela Silvestri

 

Called the "Feast of All Feasts" by organizers, the San Gennaro street festival is ready to roll for 2015. The event, which attracts over a million revelers in a salute to the Patron Saint of Naples, Italy, is set for Sept. 10-20.

 

1. THE HISTORY

Little Italy's ...

by Claudia Astarita

 

Sunny may not be the first adjective that springs to mind to describe a region whose main features are valleys and mountain peaks. But in Trentino-Alto Adige even the mountains seem to be made of light. Here, two gastronomic traditions live side by side: one of Veneto ...

by David Witter

 

Listening to Wingy Manone is like taking a musical barnstorm through the first half of the 20th century. Out of his many records, this one captures the diversity of his career, containing clear, digitally re-mastered versions of many of his greatest songs.


Tunes like ...

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Hours: 6:30 PM

Venue: IIC

Organized by: IIC

In collaboration with: Department of French and Italian at USC

 

In conjunction with the exhibit Massimiliano Gatti. Passages and on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Pier Paolo Pasolini's death, the IIC ...

by NIAF

 

We want YOU to be part of our big 40th Anniversary Gala Weekend, October 16-18, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel, in the nation's capital! The weekend includes our 40th Annual Awards Gala, cohosted again this year by Maria Bartiromo and Joe Piscopo (you know what that ...

"Grana Padano Riserva si è aggiudicato la medaglia d'oro nella categoria 'formaggi duri italiani' all'International Cheese Award di Nantwich, una sorta di Oscar dei formaggi che si svolge ogni anno in Inghilterra. Per tutti noi si tratta di un'ottima notizia che conferma l'eccellenza del nostro ...

September 16, 2015 - Wednesday 9:45 AM
Corner of 9th & South Streets - 9th Street & South Street - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Join MOIMA on a Walking Tour of the Italian Market Lace up your walking shoes and join MOIMA and Urban Adventures in a guided tour that will take us ...

Early in the day Friday the streets of Clinton were pretty calm. The final touches were being put on this year's Little Italy Festival. They're celebrating 50 years of this festival. Something Lynell McCracken with LIFT says is a tradition they love to celebrate.


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Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Hours: 6PM

Venue: Italian Cultural Institute of New York

Organized by: ICI
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Panelist:Giovanna Borradori (Vassar College) e Achille Varzi (Columbia Uni.)

 

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Feast of San Vito Martire

San VitoJune 15th is the Feast day of San Vito (St. Vitus), one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. Widely venerated across Southern Italy, he is the patron saint of Mazara del Vallo, Ciminna, Forio, San Vito sullo Ionio, Regalbuto and Torella die Lombardi, among others.

 

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by Christopher Hoffman Maserati, Lamborghini, Ferrari. Those names stir the hearts of auto lovers everywhere, conjuring up sleek, speedy sports cars that combine the best of Italian engineering, design and style. Fans will have the rare opportunity to see a line up of these masterpieces of the motorway at the Made in Italy Italian Show & Festival Sept. 13 on Franklin Avenue.   And...

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Contemporary Italian designers in New York

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San Gennaro Feast 2015: 6 things Staten Island needs to know

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by Pamela Silvestri   Called the "Feast of All Feasts" by organizers, the San Gennaro street festival is ready to roll for 2015. The event, which attracts over a million revelers in a salute to the Patron Saint of Naples, Italy, is set for Sept. 10-20.   1. THE HISTORY Little Italy's San Gennaro festival began in 1926, a celebration of Saint Januarius (translated from...

The secrets of Trentino Alto Adige’s cuisine

The secrets of Trentino Alto Adige’s cuisine

by Claudia Astarita   Sunny may not be the first adjective that springs to mind to describe a region whose main features are valleys and mountain peaks. But in Trentino-Alto Adige even the mountains seem to be made of light. Here, two gastronomic traditions live side by side: one of Veneto roots in the area of Trento, and the other of German...

Modern Jazz Played by Wingy Manone and His Cats

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Prophecy. Pasolini's Africa (2013, 77')

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Walking Tour of the Italian Market with Urban Adventures in Philadelphia

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Local festival celebrates 50 years

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Italy’s spectacular grottos poised to attract more visitors

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Il Festival della Canzone Italiana di New York 2015

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Italian Feast sets attendance record in New Hyde Park

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The Italian Americans — Our History, Ourselves: Author Book Presentation and Hig…

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Exhibit sheds new light on classic Italian mosaics

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An evening in Lazio - Benefit dinner

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Welcome to the first seven stars hotel in the world, in Italy

Welcome to the first seven stars hotel in the world, in Italy

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KU hosts Italian social welfare students for unique study abroad experience

KU hosts Italian social welfare students for unique study abroad experience

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Stillitano's rise from MLS GM to world soccer's best-connected American

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Aperitivo Italiano – Member networking event

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Pizza, la migliore al mondo è di Teresa Iorio. Il premio a Napoli

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La Scuola d'Italia Galileo Galilei touts Pittsburgh's Italian heritage

La Scuola d'Italia Galileo Galilei touts Pittsburgh's Italian heritage

By Katherine Schaeffer Angela Hertz's Italian-American grandparents taught her to love her heritage — the food, the culture and the sense of family.  But it wasn't until Hertz started college that she learned the language, studying abroad to hone her language skills. "I made it my career," said Hertz, 38, who has taught Italian at the high school level and the University...

Mario Lanza: The Man and His Music

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Silver Street celebrates Italian style Saturday

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Gallery Talk: A Conversation on Contemporary Art with Fabrizio Ruggiero

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SEAS, ovvero come creare l’acqua dall’aria

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Congratulations to NIAF member Gina Furia Rubel, Esq.

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Bruno Serato presents "Caterina's Club" - September 10 @ 6:30 PM, IIC

Bruno Serato presents "Caterina's Club" - September 10 @ 6:30 PM, IIC

On the occasion of EXPO Milan 2015, under the Auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce West cordially invite you to CATERINA'S CLUB - Presented by Chef Bruno Serato, Founder and President   In 2005, Chef Bruno Serato of Anaheim White House and his mother Caterina visited the Boys and Girls Club, down...

Italian Manufacturer Sets Up in Michigan Aiming for Lightweight Plastics Market

Italian Manufacturer Sets Up in Michigan Aiming for Lightweight Plastics Market

The impetus for many non U.S.-based companies to build facilities in the U.S. is to be closer to customers. Sometimes it's to be closer to a particular industry or supply chain.    The INglass Group SpA earlier this week announced it chose West Michigan as its new North American headquarters in order to capitalize on the growing market for lightweight composite materials,...

Surfer Joe's brings Italian ice to Cocoa Beach

Surfer Joe's brings Italian ice to Cocoa Beach

by Suzy Fleming Leonard   I thought I knew what Italian ice was. In my high school days, I briefly worked at a New Orleans-style snowball stand. Same thing, right? It took a visit to the new Surfer Joe's Tropical Ice in Cocoa Beach to make me see the error of my ways.   Where snowballs, snowcones and other chilly treats are ice drizzled in flavored...

Digging Into Carbone

Digging Into Carbone

One of the most buzzed-about restaurant openings of the next few months is Carbone, which is slated to open its doors in Aria in October. The restaurant is a spinoff of the popular Greenwich Village restaurant of the same name, which is known for its Italian-American cuisine and tableside preparations, and which was a finalist for the James Beard award...

Panerai Opens Flagship Boutique In Miami Design District

Panerai Opens Flagship Boutique In Miami Design District

By Anthony De Marco   "Code" is a word used often by luxury watch brands. It pertains to historical, cultural and other significant signs (maybe even myth and legend) that are identifiable with a particular company. The various ways these codes are protected and expressed by the brands vary.   For some it's paid lip service while for others they are treated with absolute...

Stefano Versace Holdings Expansion In The US (By Stefano Versace Holdings, LLC)

Stefano Versace Holdings Expansion In The US (By Stefano Versace Holdings, LLC)

The origin of STEFANO VERSACE HOLDINGS began with an idea from its founder, Stefano Versace, to give life to an Italian gelato shop chain called: STEFANO VERSACE – GELATERIE ITALIANE & GOURMET. The overall objective of the chain is to introduce to the American consumer an authentic Italian gelato referred to in Italy as "Gelato Artigianale Italiano". The first store opening...

Enchanting inspirations: The 10 muses of Italian cinema

Enchanting inspirations: The 10 muses of Italian cinema

by Jonathan Bazzi   Infatuations, incandescent passions, intellectual exchanges and life-long associations with fetishised actresses or those who were conceptual or writing partners: the history of cinema is full of female figures who embodied the role of the muse for directors (and not only male directors).   The muse was historically understood as a mediator between the artist and the divine, and is now...

Downtown Phoenix's Forno 301 Is Reminiscent of Best Italy's Best Cafes

Downtown Phoenix's Forno 301 Is Reminiscent of Best Italy's Best Cafes

by Robert Pela   My Italian is lousy, but I know a lot of the swear words, so when I spotted cazzone as one of the specials of the day at Forno 301, my new favorite restaurant, I laughed. Cazzone means "big dick," not as in "giant penis," but more like "you're an idiot." Forno 301, on the other hand, is very smart.   The...

The Sicilian of the Sicilians

The Sicilian of the Sicilians

By Niccolò Graffio   The travesty that produced the modern country of Italy worked to suppress in no small way the native cultures of Southern Italy, but it could not destroy them. As the advocates of Risorgimento moved to center the political life of the nascent state around Rome (and the economic life in the north) they likewise tried to stifle the...

Gia Coppola and Peroni presented the Grazie Cinema Series screening in L.A.

Gia Coppola and Peroni presented the Grazie Cinema Series screening in L.A.

by Nancy Casas   Bringing the art of classic Italian cinema to Los Angeles, the Grazie Cinema Serieshosted a screening of a cinematic Italian film, prefaced by the premiere of an original short film directed by Tracy Antonopoulos. The series had a grand kick off by hosting the screening of Pietro Germi's comedy Divorce Italian Style (1961), on June 9th up on...

Boston archdiocese sells closed East Boston church for $3 million

Boston archdiocese sells closed East Boston church for $3 million

By Michael Levenson  The Archdiocese of Boston has sold a former East Boston church for $3 million, signaling to former parishioners the ongoing transformation of the working-class Italian-American neighborhood into an increasingly lucrative real estate hot spot, sought out by wealthy investors.   State records indicate the buyer, Frankfort Gove LLC, was set up in June and is run by Richard Egan and...

How to Cook for a 16th-Century Banquet: Bartolomeo Scappi

How to Cook for a 16th-Century Banquet: Bartolomeo Scappi

Bartolomeo Scappi (ca. 1500-1577) was a great Italian cook. Born in Dumenza, in the province of Varese, he worked at the service of various cardinals before reaching the height of his career as chef for Pope Pius V. Scappi also published a cooking essay that is considered the most important of his time.   Philosophy historian Tullio Gregory, in his introduction to...

Lend Me a Tenor

Lend Me a Tenor

By Susie Tommaney Ken Ludwig's Lend Me a Tenor tells the story of a world-famous Italian opera singer, Tito Merelli, also known as "Il Stupendo." When he's unable to take the stage in Giuseppe Verdi's Otello, an unwitting theater staffer steps in, resulting in a door-slamming farce of mistaken identities, crossed wires and romantic overtures. "I think Ken Ludwig...is looking at the...

Pasta feed fundraiser set for Sons of Italy

Pasta feed fundraiser set for Sons of Italy

Camelia-Colombo Lodge No. 1294, Order of the Sons of Italy, will host its semi-annual fundraiser Pasta Feed from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in the parish hall of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 815 High St., according to a news release.   Cost is $15 for adults and $3.50 for children 5 to 12 years of age. It's free for children...

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We the Italians Magazine # 66

WTI 66

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