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Arianna Carossa - The aesthetic of my disappearance

Arianna Carossa - The aesthetic of my disappearance

Date: Monday, May 04, 2015 - Hours: 6PM Venue: Italian Cultural Institute - 686 Park Avenue - New York, NYIn her first book, "The aesthetic of my disappearance", Arianna Carossa aims to overturn the same concept of what is commonly defined as a "catalogue" or artist's book. There isn't any image in this book, but nine interviews. Nine interviews made by nine curators, who imagine...

Art of the Italian Two Wheel - classic motorcycle exhibition in New York

Art of the Italian Two Wheel - classic motorcycle exhibition in New York

by George Chapman   Based in New York? Enjoy Italian design and classic motorcycles? All-round design god and avid bike collector Stuart Parr is currently hosting an exhibition in Manhattan that is not to be missed...   As keen on riding his fleet of classic Italian motorcycles as he is collecting them, the producer of Eminem's '8 Mile' movie, Stuart Parr, is also a...

Italian stereotype: NYPD told to avoid mob assumptions

Italian stereotype: NYPD told to avoid mob assumptions

The federal monitor overseeing reforms to the NYPD have proposed federal rules for NYPD training which will include an old Italian stereotype. New recruits will get intense training on how to avoid expressing stereotypical assumptions that spotlight minorities or other groups, or that set them apart from others.   According to the New York Post, the new training manual will include these examples: 'He's...

Laura Bispuri's Transgender Odyssey 'Sworn Virgin' Wins Tribeca Film Fest's Nora…

Laura Bispuri's Transgender Odyssey 'Sworn Virgin' Wins Tribeca Film Fest's Nora Ephron Prize

by Inkoo Kang   Italian director Laura Bispuri has won the third annual Nora Ephron prize at the Tribeca Film Festival. Awarded to female filmmakers "with a distinctive voice" since 2013, the recognition comes with a $25,000 cash prize. Bispuri earned the award with her transgender odyssey "Sworn Virgin," about an Albanian woman who becomes a chaste man (per custom) to avoid marriage,...

Annual Tribute for Mother’s Day Weekend at THE MOTHER ITALY STATUE

Annual Tribute for Mother’s Day Weekend at THE MOTHER ITALY STATUE

THE ITALIAN HERITAGE AND CULTURE COMMITTEE OF NEW YORK, INC. invites you to attend and participate in ourAnnual Tribute for Mother's Day Weekend at THE MOTHER ITALY STATUE.  As a Special Honor to Minister Natalia Quintavalle - Consul General of Italy in New York Thursday, May 7, 2015. Promptly at 12 Noon. LOCATION: Poses Park, Hunter College - East of 68th Street and off Lexington AvenueNew York City, New York

La Scuola d'Italia Hosts 2015 Benefit Dinner

La Scuola d'Italia Hosts 2015 Benefit Dinner

It was a record-breaking night for La Scuola d'Italia Guglielmo Marconi, with over 500 guests celebrating the night's theme "Building the Future Today". John Michael Viola, President and Chief Operating Officer of NIAF, was honored. He praised the school for being the only school where a child can learn "not only the Italian language but they'll learn the Italian life,...

Massimo Didonna to Make Off-Broadway Debut in MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERAL

Massimo Didonna to Make Off-Broadway Debut in MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERAL

Massimo Didonna is set to take on the role of "Ezio" in the hit Off-Broadway comedy "My Big Gay Italian Funeral" now in it's second year, opposite creator Anthony J. Wilkinson. Didonna is certainly no stranger to knowing how to entertain an audience and is ready to take on his first official acting role as the outspoken nightclub and funeral...

Strong Showing for Italy at NYIOOC

Strong Showing for Italy at NYIOOC

Despite experiencing one of the worst olive harvests in recent history, Italy maintained its position as the second-most-awarded country at the 2015 New York International Olive Oil Competition last week, just behind Spain.   Italian producers were stung by a series of challenges during the 2014/2015 harvest season, chief among them a bacterial blight that wiped out around 40 percent of production...

Il perché della crisi di "America Oggi"

Il perché della crisi di "America Oggi"

di Andrea Mantineo   Fatti, cifre. Direttore di "America Oggi" e presidente del Gruppo Editoriale "Oggi" Andrea Mantineo risponde così alle accuse della redazione del quotidiano circa le ragioni della crisi del gruppo editoriale. "America Oggi" è stato fondato nel 1988 da giornalisti, poligrafici e amministrativi licenziati dal quotidiano "Il Progresso Italoamericano". Le proprietà della società editrice è divisa in quote uguali (5%) tra...

Comites NY-CT-NJ. I risultati delle elezioni

Comites NY-CT-NJ. I risultati delle elezioni

di Dom Serafini   Per il voto del rinnovo del Comitato degli Italiani all'Estero (Comites), delle 3.607 schede inviate ai cittadini italiani che ne hanno fatto richiesta nella circoscrizione consolare di New York-Connecticut-New Jersey (NY-CT-NJ), i votanti sono stati 2.304 e 300 le schede nulle. Dei 15 candidati, 12 sono stati eletti e i sette più votati sono stati: Antonio Ferrara con 804...

New York Italians Aperitivo on April 30th

New York Italians Aperitivo on April 30th

Dear friends,We are very happy to invite you to our monthly "New York Italians Aperitivo"WHEN: Thursday, April 30th at 7pm WHERE: Osteria del Principe   Come meet and mingle with New York Italians Italians partners, Italian companies and professionals, new and existing members. Stop by, enjoy a drink and great networking ...Italian style!

La Foresta in Killingworth is a Farmhouse With Big Visions and Big Portions

La Foresta in Killingworth is a Farmhouse With Big Visions and Big Portions

by Sarah Gold   The hulking olive-brown barn set along a barren reach of Route 81 in Killingworth had sat unused for years. Once home to a struggling Christmas-themed gift shop, it had long stood vacant — a looming carapace marooned beside a sparsely traveled rural road. But then, in late 2013, Francesco Lulaj, a local restaurateur, noticed it.   For Mr. Lulaj, the...

John Cabot University holds 2015 New York gala

John Cabot University holds 2015 New York gala

On March 31, 2015, John Cabot University (JCU) hosted their annual Gala at the Union League Club in New York City. This year Mr. John Catsimatidis, Hon. Robert J. Del Tufo and Min. Natalia Quintavalle were the guests of honor. JCU President Franco Pavoncello, Board of Trustees Chair Hon. Frank J. Guarini and Vice Chair WIlliam J. Martini presided over...

Gentile, Donovan get endorsements in race for Congress

Gentile, Donovan get endorsements in race for Congress

The Republican and Democratic candidates for the special election on May 5 each garnered additional endorsements recently in their bid for the empty seat formerly held by Michael Grimm. Councilman Vincent Gentile received the endorsement of the Italian American Democratic Leadership Council.   "Vinnie Gentile epitomizes all the values of the Italian American community," Chairman Arthur Gajarsa said. "We are proud to endorse...

Award-Winning Cristina Fontanelli Promotes World Peace Through Song

Award-Winning Cristina Fontanelli Promotes World Peace Through Song

Award-winning singer and PBS/WNET and NY affiliates host for "Andrea Bocelli: Live From Central Park" and "Il Volo Takes Flight" Cristina Fontanelli brings her second-annual concert program of the world's best-loved classic songs during her "The Great International Songbook, plus wine reception" at Engelman Recital Hall at the Baruch Performing Arts Center at Baruch College on Saturday, May 2 at 7:30...

A Little Off the Sides, Camaraderie on Top

A Little Off the Sides, Camaraderie on Top

by Andrew Cotto   You would have a hard time finding a better representative of Old Brooklyn than Frank Codispoti. A barber who immigrated to New York when he was 18 from the town of Sant'Andrea in the southern Italian region of Calabria, Mr. Codispoti has cut hair in Brooklyn for more than 40 years.   So it might seem somewhat jarring to find...

Fantastico! Mepham Students Earn First Place in Italian Poetry Contest

Fantastico! Mepham Students Earn First Place in Italian Poetry Contest

W. C. Mepham High School junior Kristen Corless earned first place in her category (Level IV) at the American Association of Teachers of Italian's annual Italian poetry recitation contest.   Corless earned the top spot with a recitation of the poem "A Zacinto" by Ugo Foscolo during the contest at SUNY Old Westbury. Numerous school districts from Nassau and Suffolk counties participated...

Roslyn trainer brings Italian heritage to big screen

Roslyn trainer brings Italian heritage to big screen

Growing up in an Italian-American neighborhood in the Corona section of Queens, Peter Gaudio lionized the actors who brought to the silver screen the wiseguys he knew in real life — the De Niros, Pacinos and Stallones who instilled in him a sense of pride for his heritage. "You see them and you say to yourself, I have something inside of...

2015 Boston C.O.M.IT.ES. elections — Results

2015 Boston C.O.M.IT.ES. elections — Results

The 2015 elections for the local Comitato degli Italian all'Estero took place on April 17. The Consulate General of Italy in Boston has announced the results:ELECTED (in alphabetical order): Giovanni Abbadessa 194 votesAndrea Boggio 150 votesLuciana Burdi 193 votesNadia Di Carlo 277 votesCarmine Guarino 151 votesGiuseppe Mazza 163 votesRocco Antonio Mesiti 180 votesAlberto Mustone 356 votesMaurizio Pasquale 357 votesTommaso Pasquariello 138 votesRosetta...

The Newsstand, a novel

The Newsstand, a novel

Saturday, May 2 at 2 p.m. Garibaldi-Meucci Museum - 420 Tompkins Ave, Staten Island, NY 10305, United StatesJohn Anselmo, Joe Zarba, and Francesco Bonavita PhD, present their book "The Newsstand", a novel about teenagers coming of age in the '60s on the tough streets of New York City's Little Italy.   The Newsstand, a novel by JJ Anselmo, is mostly set in New...

The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire: Birth of an Empire

The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire: Birth of an Empire

May 1 7:00 am — 9:00 pmWestchester Italian Cultural CenterOne Generoso Pope Place , Tuckahoe , NY 10707 United States The Roman Empire was one of the greatest civilizations in history. It began in Rome in 753 BC., at the height of its power it controlled over two million square miles stretching from the Rhine River to Egypt and from Britain...

Babylon's Dennisse Madrigal Awarded Prestigious Scholarship, Trip to Italy

Babylon's Dennisse Madrigal Awarded Prestigious Scholarship, Trip to Italy

by Ryan Bonner   Suffolk County Community College student Dennisse Madrigal, of Babylon, has been named a recipient of the prestigious 2015 Programma Ponte Scholarship sponsored by the AIAE (Association of Italian American Educators) and will travel to Rome, Italy this June.   The Programma Ponte is a four-week program of study in Rome that offers a unique academic, cultural, and linguistic opportunity for...

EPPUR SI MUOVE: Panel Discussion: THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SUCCESS: Do We Have t…

EPPUR SI MUOVE: Panel Discussion: THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SUCCESS: Do We Have to Leave Italy?

APRIL 29, 2015 (06:00 PM) Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò - 24 West 12th Street - New York, NY 10011 Eppur si muove / And Yet It Moves is a series dedicated to Italians in and outside of Italy who give us hope for the future.   Books in comparison:The Country where Anything is Possible and Far from Us A conversation with the authors Elisa Simonelli and Elena A....

Italian heritage & culture Committee of New York, inc. announces 2015 Italia…

Italian heritage & culture Committee of New York, inc. announces 2015 Italian heritage & culture theme

The IHCC-NY, Inc. Board of Directors, consisting of Italian and Italian American leaders in the greater N.Y. area, has announced its 2015 Italian Heritage and Culture theme: Italian Creativity: Celebrating 50 Years of Science and Technology - 1965 New York World's Fair-2015 Expo Milano.   New York, Milano: Two great cosmopolitan cities of industry, design, creativity...symbols of the 21st century and all...

DeMarco’s Pizzeria opens with old-school New York charm in Seaside

DeMarco’s Pizzeria opens with old-school New York charm in Seaside

by Mark Anderson   There are meatballs on the pizza, baked ziti in the oven and capicola hot ham, salami and pepperoni in the deli case. But the most essential ingredient that makes those morsels and DeMarco's New York-Style Pizzeria go is its soothing Italian nostalgia.    You can hear the New York Italian in the voice of restaurant creator Steve DeMarco. You can...

America Oggi rischia la chiusura

America Oggi rischia la chiusura

La crisi non fa sconti a nessuno, men che meno alla stampa. Se poi diamo uno sguardo alla stampa d'emigrazione, negli ultimi tempi è stata oggetto di tagli ai finanziamenti che hanno talvolta costretto i giornali a "ripensare" alla propria periodicità se non a chiudere del tutto. Oggi un altro pilastro dell'informazione italiana all'estero vacilla pericolosamente. Da domani, infatti, domenica 19 aprile,...

Actor Tony LoBianco Brings To Life Former Mayor Fiorello La Guardia In One Man S…

Actor Tony LoBianco Brings To Life Former Mayor Fiorello La Guardia In One Man Show

The year was 1945 and there was a newspaper strike, and former New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia was reading the Dick Tracy comics on the radio. This weekend, veteran screen and stage actor Tony LoBianco will bring the city's 99th mayor back to life in his one man show called "The Little Flower," 1010 WINS' Carol D'Auria reported.   LoBianco says...

Peroni Nastro Azzurro Celebrates Italian Style At The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

Peroni Nastro Azzurro Celebrates Italian Style At The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Italy's no. 1 premium beer, announced today that it will be the official beer of this year's Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T. Raising a glass to some of the world's best emerging and legacy tastemakers in the film industry, Peroni Nastro Azzurro will launch the global #Grazie campaign by honoring the true style, vision and craft...

Complimenti! Bensonhurst Italian organization celebrates service

Complimenti! Bensonhurst Italian organization celebrates service

by Max Jaeger   They got your community service right here. Bensonhurst's Federation of Italian-American Organizations celebrated local activism during a fund-raiser gala at Mill Basin catering hall El Caribe on April 12. The organization celebrated 40 years of community service and honored folks who have contributed to their neighborhoods, the Federation's head honcho said.   "The gala was an extraordinarily successful celebration of service...

Il ministro Pier Carlo Padoan ospite d'onore al gala dei 40 anni del Gei: "…

Il ministro Pier Carlo Padoan ospite d'onore al gala dei 40 anni del Gei: "Siate fiduciosi, l'economia cresce, scommette sull'Italia"

di Riccardo Chioni   Gran Gala al Plaza Hotel mercoledì sera in occasione della celebrazione dei 40 anni di attività del Gruppo Esponenti Italiani di New York, alla presenza di numerose personalità ed autorità con ospite d'onore il ministro dell'Economia e delle Finanze Pier Carlo Padoan. Tra gli ospiti il console generale Natalia Quintavalle e l'ambasciatore presso le Nazioni Unite Sebastiano Cardi e...

Nata per promuovere solidarietà la Valtarese Foundation ha festeggiato 25 anni d…

Nata per promuovere solidarietà la Valtarese Foundation ha festeggiato 25 anni di attivita' con 750 mila dollari di donazioni

di Riccardo Chioni   Per la Valtarese Foundation il traguardo di 25 anni di attività è stato un momento di orgoglio che domenica ha condiviso con 420 persone presso la sala ricevimenti Mestro's nel Bronx, per ribadire l'impegno di solidarietà e l'attaccamento alla terra d'origine del sodalizio. Alla festa ha partecipato il console generale Natalia Quintavalle e il Ceo di Gabelli Funds Mario...

Discover Italy: The Lakes of Norther Italy

Discover Italy: The Lakes of Norther Italy

April 29, 6:30 pm — 9:00 pmWestchester Italian Cultural CenterOne Generoso Pope Place , Tuckahoe , NY 10707 United States Adorning the crown of the peninsula extending from Piemonte through Lombardia to Veneto, the great Alpine lakes of Italy continue to exercise an irresistible allure on natives and non-natives alike. Lago di Como, infused with an abundance of history, tradition, beauty...

Italian Luxe Meets Soho: Brunello Cucinelli Takes a Shine to Manhattan with New …

Italian Luxe Meets Soho: Brunello Cucinelli Takes a Shine to Manhattan with New Greene Street Store

by Low Lai Chow   Italian luxury prêt-à-porter brand Brunello Cucinelli, known for its fine cashmere knitwear garments in the last three decades of its establishment, has a new 3,980 square feet store on Greene Street in Manhattan's Soho neighborhood.   Both the men's and women's Fall/Winter 2015 collections for Cucinelli are set to debut in the store. The Manhattan store is set to...

Book Presentation: DANTE AND HETERODOXY

Book Presentation: DANTE AND HETERODOXY

APRIL 28, 2015 (06:30 PM )Casa Zerilli-Marimò - 24 West 12th Street - New York, NY 10011Dante and Heterodoxy.  The Temptations of 13th Century Radical Thought(Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014). Edited and with an introduction by Maria Luisa Ardizzone. Conclusion by Teodolinda Barolini   Dante and Heterodoxy: The Temptations of 13th Century Radical Thought, edited and with an introduction by Maria Luisa Ardizzone, collects several studies devoted to discussing...

Monsignor Nicholas Sivillo dies at 76

Monsignor Nicholas Sivillo dies at 76

by Christopher Barca Middle Village Catholics have lost one of their more beloved religious figures. Monsignor Nicholas Sivillo, the former pastor of Our Lady of Hope Church at 61-27 71 St., died last Friday night at the age of 76. According to Rev. Michael Carrano, the church's pastor, Sivillo recently suffered a stroke and had been ill ever since. Sivillo was born of Italian...

Save The Date! Sunday, April 26 - Founders Day Celebration

Save The Date! Sunday, April 26 - Founders Day Celebration

Parishioners of Our Lady of Peace Church on East 62nd Street in Manhattan, who rallied with the New York City Mass Mob in January and whose appeal to the Vatican to save the church is now under review, want to celebrate their parish centennial in 2018. But while the church remains on the list that the Archdiocese of New York...

Eastchester Italian American Citizen's Club Holds Open House For Residents

Eastchester Italian American Citizen's Club Holds Open House For Residents

The Eastchester Italian American Citizen's Club is hosting its open house on Sunday, April 26 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Members of the club will discuss the club's history: past, present and future. Refreshments will be served. The Eastchester Italian American Citizen's Club is at 789 White Plains Road, Scarsdale. The E.I.A.C.C. advocates the promotion of Italian Culture and Language and preserving...

A Look at the 2015 Festa Della Madonna Dell'Arco in Ridgewood, Queens

A Look at the 2015 Festa Della Madonna Dell'Arco in Ridgewood, Queens

Sunday, April 12th, dozens of pilgrims and fujenti (devotees of the Madonna of the Arch) gathered at St. Matthias Church in Ridgewwod, Queens for the Third Annual Festa Della Madonna Dell'Arco. Mass was celebrated in Italian with Father Vincent Miceli, followed by a short procession around the parish to the nearby Peter Cardella Senior Citizen Center.   The celebration continued inside the...

Eugene Louis Faccuito, Creator of Jazz Dance Style, Dies at 90

Eugene Louis Faccuito, Creator of Jazz Dance Style, Dies at 90

Eugene Louis Faccuito, a dancer and choreographer whose physical reawakening after a paralyzing accident became the wellspring of an internationally renowned jazz dance technique, died on Tuesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 90. The cause was cancer, said Francis J. Roach, the director of Luigi's Jazz Center, the school Mr. Faccuito founded in Manhattan in 1957.   One of the world's...

Italian Club of Staten Island celebrates 2015 honorees

Italian Club of Staten Island celebrates 2015 honorees

At age 65, The Italian Club of Staten Island Foundation, Inc., is still going strong. The time-honored organization played host to its 64th annual Dinner Dance Friday, April 10 in Nicotra's Ballroom of the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield, where some 170 revelers came out to party heartily, laud the evening's honorees and to raise their glasses in recognition of the foundation's...

SICIS Unveils Massive New York Expansion

SICIS Unveils Massive New York Expansion

The Italian-headquartered design company SICIS, known for its colorful glass mosaic tiles, has announced that it will expand its footprint in New York later this year. The company has purchased a 50,000-square-foot building in the South Bronx that is currently undergoing renovations, as well as a five-story townhouse at 240 Fifth Avenue in the city's NoMad neighborhood.   An American expansion at...

In Scena Italian Theater Festival Kicks Off Next Month

In Scena Italian Theater Festival Kicks Off Next Month

Kairos Italy Theater (KIT), the preeminent Italian theater company in New York, has finalized the calendar of events for the third annual IN SCENA! ITALIAN THEATER FESTIVAL NY. This 17-day festival will offer 8 fully-staged productions from Italy, among other events and activities.   Shows will be presented in all five boroughs of New York at venues including The Secret Theater, Theatre...

Trattoria L'incontro Chef Opening Italian Eatery in Hunters Point

Trattoria L'incontro Chef Opening Italian Eatery in Hunters Point

The chef behind acclaimed Italian eatery Trattoria L'incontro will be heading up the kitchen of a new restaurant in Long Island City that's set to open next month.Rocco Sacramone, who opened the Zagat-rated Trattoria L'incontro in 1999, is teaming up with Tommy Demaras — owner of Astoria restaurant and lounge Cavo — to open Maiella on the Long Island City...

Kairos Italy Theater Brings a Taste of Italian Stage to the Big Apple

Kairos Italy Theater Brings a Taste of Italian Stage to the Big Apple

If you're seeking a smorgasbord of cultural stimulation, New York City is the place to go — except, as Laura Caparrotti discovered when moved to the Big Apple from Italy in 1996, authentic Italian theater. So she set out to change that.   "I started to do Italian theater because there was a real need," says Laura, 48, president and founding artistic...

On the Inside Looking Out: My America, a Voice from Italian Harlem’s Past…

On the Inside Looking Out: My America, a Voice from Italian Harlem’s Past…

Asked if she liked America, an Italian homeworker replied in 1911: "Not much, not much. In my country, people cook out-of doors, do the wash out-of-doors, tailor out-of-doors, make macaroni out-of-doors. And my people laugh, laugh all the time. In America, is "sopra, sopra!" [up, up, with a gesture of going upstairs]. Many people, one house; work, work all the...

10 Old-Fashioned Italian-American Restaurants to Try in New York and Jersey City

10 Old-Fashioned Italian-American Restaurants to Try in New York and Jersey City

Last December we did a roundup of the best Italian-American restaurants located in Brooklyn — old-timers peddling the red-sauced cuisine that first arose when immigrant housewives adapted American ingredients to their Italian recipes over a century ago, highlighting things like spaghetti with meatballs, stuffed clams, baked pastas, eggplant rollatini, caesar salads, and cutlets of veal and chicken.   The response prompted us...

Godfellas Cast Reuniting For Film's 25th Anniversary

Godfellas Cast Reuniting For Film's 25th Anniversary

The cast of "Goodfellas" will reunite for the film's 25th anniversary at the Tribeca Film Festival later this month. CBS News reports that co-stars De Niro, Liotta and Pesci and a host of others will close the 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival on April 25.     It will be followed by a can't-miss reunion hosted by Jon Stuart from Monday evening's Daily...

Antonio Meucci's 207th birthday present: His own inventions

Antonio Meucci's 207th birthday present: His own inventions

by Lauren Steussy   Local students will be recreating the 19th century inventions of Antonio Meucci, one of the creators of the telephone, using 21st century technology. The students, from Staten Island Technical High School, will use three-dimensional printers to reverse engineer some of the pieces used by Meucci to create his electromagnetic telephone.   It'll bring a new appreciation to a generation practically defined...

Gei Awards 2015 a Gualtiero Marchesi – 15 aprile

Gei Awards 2015 a Gualtiero Marchesi – 15 aprile

Il 15 aprile a New York serata di Gala nella Grand Ballroom del Plaza Hotel di Manhattan per premiare chi ha dato un grande contributo all'immagine e al prestigio dell'Italia nel mondo.    Le eccellenze italiane nel mondo saranno al centro delle celebrazioni per il quarantesimo anniversario della fondazione del Gei (Gruppo Esponenti Italiani), l'organizzazione che raccoglie i rappresentati delle principali entità...

Maserati Introduces Exclusive Interiors Styled By Designer Ermenegildo Zegna at …

Maserati Introduces Exclusive Interiors Styled By Designer Ermenegildo Zegna at the New York International Auto Show

A new concept car from iconic Italian automotive design brand Maserati and leading fashion label Ermenegildo Zegna is currently on display at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. Maserati, a century-old brand, has cultivated and maintained a legacy of luxury thanks to the company's innovative concepts and its ability to provide customers with products that break the mould.   Maserati's prestige and...

‘Crazy for Italian Food’ based on Italian-American experience

‘Crazy for Italian Food’ based on Italian-American experience

by Roberta Saddan   Although the farm-to-table concept may be one of the hottest trends today, it was the only way to eat in the New York City of the 1930s. For the many immigrant families in a new world, the dinner table was the center of family life.   Cookbook author Joe Famularo shares the details of his childhood in Crazy for Italian Food:...

Cyndi Lauper: Italian of the Week

Cyndi Lauper: Italian of the Week

Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper was born on June 22, 1953. Her mother, Catrine Gallo, is an Italian American whose family is from Sicily. Cyndi was raised in Queens, NY, as a Roman Catholic. She dropped out of high school and moved out on her own when she was 17.   She began singing in local cover bands and working odd jobs to...

Mario Batali looks at NYC high life with tips for Time Out mag; DeGeneres, Fallo…

Mario Batali looks at NYC high life with tips for Time Out mag; DeGeneres, Fallon, Kimmel lead celeb Web listing

Mario Batali is giving New Yorkers "baking" lessons: the Italian superchef is writing a guide on the best places to eat in the city when you're stoned. The toking toque, one of a number of celebrities guest-editing sections for Time Out New York's first issue as a free publication, will oversee its music pages, which will highlight stoner rappers Joey...

Wall Street's Bull Statue Was Once Like Edward Snowden's Sculpture: Totally Ille…

Wall Street's Bull Statue Was Once Like Edward Snowden's Sculpture: Totally Illegal

Early on Monday morning, a handful of people snuck into Brooklyn's Fort Greene Park to attach a bust of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to the base of a Revolutionary War memorial. It was a daring, if ephemeral gesture: "The artists are fully aware of the bust's inevitable destruction," writes Bucky Turco of Animal in his on-the-scene reporting of the statue's...

Carmen Calabro (1931 - 2015)

Carmen Calabro (1931 - 2015)

Carmen Calabro passed away on April 6, 2015. Carmen was born on April 8, 1931 to Joseph and Rose Celestino Calabro. Carmen was a landscaper and designer making homes and businesses beautiful throughout Westchester and Connecticut. In the off season he worked for Arc Electric in Queens New York.   He was past president of the Turf and Landscape Association and a...

Il linguaggio del cibo, presentato a New York un video sulla cucina pugliese

Il linguaggio del cibo, presentato a New York un video sulla cucina pugliese

Il cibo pugliese "parla". E si può assaporare anche ascoltandolo. E' proprio la dimensione sonorail filo conduttore del cortometraggio "The Sound of Taste", un viaggio suggestivo attraverso la Puglia e la sua cultura gastronomica, presentato nei giorni scorsi a New York, nella prestigiosa cornice del "John D. Calandra Italian American Institute".   Sono intervenuti all'evento la curatrice del video Maria Cristina Marvulli,...

Da Boccaccio a Machiavelli con Kairos Italy Theater

Da Boccaccio a Machiavelli con Kairos Italy Theater

di Maurita Cardone   Il teatro, si sa, ha bisogno di seguito e sostegno e chi da anni si impegna per far conoscere il teatro italiano a New York merita tutta l'attenzione e il supporto degli amanti di quest'arte, italiani e non.   Questa la filosofia con cui Kairos Italy Theater (KIT, per gli amici) ha organizzato una serata di fundraising dall'allettante titolo Potions...

Fiao. Presto l'inaugurazione del centro sociale

Fiao. Presto l'inaugurazione del centro sociale

di Paolo Tartamella   La Federazione delle Organizzazioni Italo-Americane (Fiao) celebra domani il 38° fund raising gala, tappa che avvicina l'organizzazione all'attesa inaugurazione del "Centro", la nuova sede in via di completamento al 8711 Cristoforo Colombo Blvd. (18th Avenue). Tra la fine di maggio e l'inizio di giugno, Bensonhurst ospiterà infatti uno dei più moderni centri sociali dell'area metropolitana, frutto di un progetto...

Meet Dan Lauria and the Stars of His New Play, Dinner With the Boys

Meet Dan Lauria and the Stars of His New Play, Dinner With the Boys

by David Gordon   The cast and creative team of Dinner With the Boys, a new play by Dan Lauria (Lombardi, The Wonder Years), met the press at their rehearsal studio on April 7. The play will make its off-Broadway debut at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre beginning April 21 in advance of a May 4 opening. Frank Megna directs.   The play is described...

Art Opening At The American Italian Heritage Museum

Art Opening At The American Italian Heritage Museum

The American Italian Heritage Museum in The Presence of Angels by Mico Di Arpo. Opening reception: April 24th 6pm – 8pmAmerican Italian Heritage Museum-  1227 Central Ave. Albany, NY 12205Contact: Prof. /Cav. Philip J. Di Novo 518- 435-1979 April 24th through June 30th 2015 In the presence of Angels is a new collection of buon fresco paintings by Mico Di Arpo showing at...

Storia dell’Arte: The aesthetics sense of stone and the figure

Storia dell’Arte: The aesthetics sense of stone and the figure

April 24 6:30 am — 8:00 pmWestchester Italian Cultural CenterOne Generoso Pope Place , Tuckahoe , NY 10707 United States This series of lectures will study and discuss the unique aesthetic theory of art, as well as the sculptures of the famed Renaissance Italian artist Michelangelo Buonarrotti, 1475-1564. Michelangelo considered himself primarily a sculptor. By studying his masterworks, one can observe...

Nonna's cookbook puts St. George restaurant in international spotlight

Nonna's cookbook puts St. George restaurant in international spotlight

by Pamela Silvestri   Enoteca Maria is a small wine bar and restaurant in St. George with an unusual concept: The menu is orchestrated by about a dozen nonnas direct from Italy who bring their regional spin to the country's food.   Proprietor Jody Scaravella will hit the radio with his new cookbook between 11 a.m. and noon, Tuesday, April 7, on NPR's "On...

Sons of Italy installs new president, officers

Sons of Italy installs new president, officers

The Order Sons Of Italy's Per Sempre Lodge No. 2344 held its installation of officer's ceremony On Mar. 31 at Lynbrook's Greis Park. This is a 110- year tradition of the Order Sons of Italy. The Per Sempre Lodge installed John Quinn as its new president, along with his new council of officers for the 2015-16 term.   Picture seated from left...

Rocco C. Alteri

Rocco C. Alteri

Rocco C. Alteri, 92, Cedar Street, passed away April 2, 2015 at the Carthage Area Hospital. Mr. Alteri was born November 23, 1922 in Watertown a son of Joseph and Mary Sylvester Alteri. He graduated from Watertown High School. From 1943 until 1945 he served in the United States Army.   On September 2, 1946, he married Mary Leva at St. Anthony's Church...

Annual Conference 4/24-25: Bambini, Ragazzi, Giovani: Children and Youth in Ital…

Annual Conference 4/24-25: Bambini, Ragazzi, Giovani: Children and Youth in Italy and the Italian Diaspora

The Italian family has been a quintessential subject for scholarly research and creative work in Italy and among various diasporic communities, with matters relating to children and youth receiving significant exploration.   In the United States, notable inquiries concerning youth issues include sociologist William Foote Whyte's urban ethnography Street Corner Society (1943) and educator Leonard Covello's The Social Background of the Italo-American...

Mulberry not resting on its meatballs

Mulberry not resting on its meatballs

By Andrew Z. Galarneau   The bargain hunters of Buffalo did not need Guy Fieri to tell them about Mulberry. The Lackawanna restaurant already had made a name for itself, dishing up coconut-sized meatballs and lasagnas that loomed over the table like the Matterhorn. When it takes a village to finish a plate of pasta, a place in Buffalo's Red Sauce Hall...

Celebration of the Anniversary of Antonio Meucci's Birthday

Celebration of the Anniversary of Antonio Meucci's Birthday

On Monday, April 13 at 12 noon the staff of the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum and the faculty and student-interns of Staten Island Technical High School will jointly lay a wreath at the Antonio Meucci Monument (420 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island) in memorium of Mr. Meucci's 108th Birthday. The event also marks the beginning of a partnership between the Staten Island Tech...

Italian Identity: How Italian Are You? The New Italian American Identity

Italian Identity: How Italian Are You? The New Italian American Identity

April 22 6:30 pm — 9:30 pmWestchester Italian Cultural CenterOne Generoso Pope Place , Tuckahoe , NY 10707 United States Through the understanding of factors that influence Italian American identity, and the ways in which they affect individuals' daily lives, Dr. Serra analyzes the self-representation of Italian Americans and the self-perception of representations suggested by others of the Italian American community....

Andrew Cuomo celebra il padre Mario al Gala della NIAF

Andrew Cuomo celebra il padre Mario al Gala della NIAF

Mercoledì sera il Gala newyorkese di primavera della NIAF non è stato il solito déjà vu ma ha avuto un momento di grande intensità emotiva capace di trasportare gli italo americani che affollavano la grande sala del Cipriani. E' stato quando il governatore dello Stato di New York, Andrew Cuomo, è salito sul palco per presentare il Mario M. Cuomo...

Lecture: "Editoria e lettura oggi in Italia "

Lecture: "Editoria e lettura oggi in Italia "

April 21, 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute25 West 43rd Street, 17th FloorNew York, N.Y. 10036   Lecture: "Editoria e lettura oggi in Italia " "Editoria e lettura oggi in Italia " discusses book culture in Italy today, analysing the overall state of the pubishing world in Italy and its relationship to a reading public that is offered...

Tappa a New York per il World Expo Tour USA

Tappa a New York per il World Expo Tour USA

"Ringrazio innanzitutto la National Italian American Foundation, che quest'anno ha insignito Regione Lombardia del riconoscimento di "Regione d'onore" e che ha accompagnato la promozione dell'Esposizione di Milano negli Stati Uniti d'America, con un percorso cominciato a Washington lo scorso ottobre".   Così Valentina Aprea, assessore regionale all'Istruzione, Formazione e Lavoro, che oggi è intervenuta al Forum del NIAF-IALC Leadership dedicato a "EXPO...

April 16: Author Fran Claro presents The Macaroni's in the Basement

April 16: Author Fran Claro presents The Macaroni's in the Basement

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 6pmJohn D. Calandra Italian American InstituteQueens College, CUNY - 25 West 43rd Street, 17th floor - New York, NY 10036 Aniella, Concetta, Giuseppina, and Maddelana are the quartet of immigrant women at the core of author and blogger Fran Claro's book The Macaroni's in the Basement (2014). This collection of stories and recipes focuses on four grandmothers and the...

Baritone Luca Salsi Pulls a Leading-Role Double

Baritone Luca Salsi Pulls a Leading-Role Double

By Vivien Schweitzer   Last Wednesday the tenor Michael Fabiano stepped in for an indisposed Joseph Calleja as Edgardo in "Lucia di Lammermoor" at the Metropolitan Opera, a whirlwind substitution that began at 1 p.m. when he got the call while running errands in Philadelphia.   On Saturday night at the Met the baritone Luca Salsi pulled off a similarly impressive feat — subbing...

Actor Tony Lo Bianco Delivers New York City History to Italy

Actor Tony Lo Bianco Delivers New York City History to Italy

Tony Lo Bianco has played plenty of toughs — but the good-guy actor is turning pussycat as he heads to Italy to stage his one-man show about beloved New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia. "[La Guardia] was a man of and for the people and everything he did was for the human race," Lo Bianco said Thursday on "The Steve...

Knicks' Andrea Bargnani plays on with injured thumb

Knicks' Andrea Bargnani plays on with injured thumb

Andrea Bargnani will end his season injured but playing as the Italian forward attempts to salvage his career and reputation. According to a team source, Bargnani suffered a partially torn ligament in his left thumb last week.   The injury to Bargnani's non-shooting hand will not prevent him from playing in the Knicks' final five games, including Wednesday at the Garden against returning...

la-scuola-d-italia-hosts-2015-benefit-dinnerIt was a record-breaking night for La Scuola d'Italia Guglielmo Marconi, with over 500 guests celebrating the night's theme "Building the Future Today". John Michael Viola, President and Chief Operating...
laura-bispuri-s-transgender-odyssey-sworn-virgin-wins-tribeca-film-fest-s-nora-ephron-prizeby Inkoo Kang   Italian director Laura Bispuri has won the third annual Nora Ephron prize at the Tribeca Film Festival. Awarded to female filmmakers "with a distinctive voice" since 2013, the...
art-of-the-italian-two-wheel-classic-motorcycle-exhibition-in-new-yorkby George Chapman   Based in New York? Enjoy Italian design and classic motorcycles? All-round design god and avid bike collector Stuart Parr is currently hosting an exhibition in Manhattan that is...
strong-showing-for-italy-at-nyioocDespite experiencing one of the worst olive harvests in recent history, Italy maintained its position as the second-most-awarded country at the 2015 New York International Olive Oil Competition last week,...
arianna-carossa-the-aesthetic-of-my-disappearanceDate: Monday, May 04, 2015 - Hours: 6PM Venue: Italian Cultural Institute - 686 Park Avenue - New York, NYIn her first book, "The aesthetic of my disappearance", Arianna Carossa aims to...
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