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A John Viola il Gei Award

A John Viola il Gei Award

Il presidente della Niaf (National Italian American Foundation), John Viola, è stato ospite del Gei (Gruppo Esponenti Italiani) a una colazione in una sala privata del RNel corso dell'incontro John Viola ha ricevuto da Lucio Caputo, presidente della prestigiosa organizzazione che racchiude i principali rappresentanti delle organizzazioni italiane che operano negli Usa, il "Gei Friendship Award" in segno di apprezzamento...

380th Anniversary of 1st Italian Settler, Pietro Cesare Alberti

380th Anniversary of 1st Italian Settler, Pietro Cesare Alberti

The Italian American Museum in association with The Italian Historical Society of America proudly invites you to celebrate the 380th Anniversary of the First Italian Settler Pietro Cesare Alberti who arrived in New York City on June 2, 1635. A Talk and Film Presentation by Award-winning TV Producer-Writer-Director, Historian and Speaker in the Humanities Tony De Nonno http://www.DeNonnoProductions.com Tony De Nonno will take you on an enlightening journey into...

Parks Dept. donates marker honoring first Italian immigrant to Italian American …

Parks Dept. donates marker honoring first Italian immigrant to Italian American Museum

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation has donated a granite marker honoring Peter Caesar Alberti, the first Italian American immigrant, to the Italian American Museum in New York's Little Italy.   The gift arrives in time for June 2nd, which marks the 380th anniversary of Alberti's arrival in the New World. The date is also the 69th anniversary of...

Aspettando la Festa della Repubblica a New York...

Aspettando la Festa della Repubblica a New York...

di Chiara Zaccherotti   Come di consueto ormai da molti anni, le istituzioni che a New York rappresentano l'Italia si uniscono nell'organizzazione delle celebrazioni per la Festa della Repubblica a New York, un evento che, come accaduto anche in passato, prevede numerose iniziative, tra conferenze, mostre, concerti, proiezioni e presentazioni di libri. Anche quest'anno non poteva andare diversamente per quello che qua, oltre oceano,...

MV103: Sts. Cosmas and Damian Festival a favorite pastime

MV103: Sts. Cosmas and Damian Festival a favorite pastime

It's not all pizza fritta and pastaciotti. But if it were, I would be more than all right with that. The Sts. Cosmas and Damian Festival is a religious festival, with participants making the pilgrimage to St. Anthony and St. Agnes Church in East Utica on tour buses from all over the Northeast and Canada to participate. But even though the purpose of...

Joseph Buono of family-owned Buono Bakery dies at 83

Joseph Buono of family-owned Buono Bakery dies at 83

Joseph Buono, 83, of Grasmere, a baker and businessman whose family-owned bakery was a staple in Grasmere for many years, and a family man who loved Italian soccer, died Tuesday in Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze.   Born in Ischia, Italy, he immigrated to the United States at the age of 16, moving to Brooklyn. He settled in Grasmere in 1977. He...

Young Italians and the arts: a talk with curator Massimiliano Gioni

Young Italians and the arts: a talk with curator Massimiliano Gioni

by Silvia Simonetti   Artistic director of the New Museum in New York since 2007 and of the Nicola Trussardi Foundation in Milan since 2003, among other professional experiences and projects, Massimiliano Gioni was the youngest curator ever of the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013.   Living between the U.S. and Italy - where he was born in 1973 and graduated in Art History...

Richly deserved: Community-minded individuals to be honored for their work

Richly deserved: Community-minded individuals to be honored for their work

The Italian American Civic Association tonight is taking time from its busy schedule to honor four of its members for their lifelong efforts to improve life in the city of Watertown, Jefferson County and the proud Italian community. Those to be recognized are: ■ John Doldo Jr.; ■ Donald L. Calarco; ■ Wilfred T. Varno; and ■ Frederick C. Benedetto. All of these men have throughout...

"L'oro di Napoli: All That Glitters Is Gold!" A Symposium

"L'oro di Napoli: All That Glitters Is Gold!" A Symposium

Thursday, June 4, 6:00 PM John D. Calandra Italian American Institute A city rich in art, literature, and culture, Naples is often associated only with what might plaque a large city. This symposium is dedicated to Naples and its many splendors.   Guest of honor is the Honorable Luigi de Magistris, Mayor of Naples. Joining him with be scholar priest Gennaro Matino, also from...

Wine Tasting Fundraiser – June 3, 2015

Wine Tasting Fundraiser – June 3, 2015

Ann Bambino Lodge #2353, Order Sons of Italy in America invites you to our Wine Tasting Fundraiser. $25 per person, paid at the door. RSVP in advance is STRONGLY recommended by calling Anne Marie at (516)242-4475 or email info@annbambinolodge.org.     Come taste various red & white wines from California, South Africa and more as well as a complete line of organic wines! Featuring "A...

Contemporary Authors: Celebrating the Heritage by Mario Toglia

Contemporary Authors: Celebrating the Heritage by Mario Toglia

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 2:00pmWestchester Italian Cultural CenterOne Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, NY 10707 United States Mario Toglia, the son of Calitri-born immigrants, grew up in Brooklyn, NY and attended local Catholic schools, including Fordham University School of Education. He taught Romance languages in the New York City public school system for 33 years, and researched his family history as...

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere presents "Growing Up With…

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere presents "Growing Up With Italian Music"

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 @ 7:00 PM Growing Up With Italian Music. A Program with Film by John Orlando This presentation is a story of a time gone by; a time of remembering how we listened to Italian music at Nonna's house with our families on Sundays and how our fathers and mothers played it regularly at home.   Music was as much a part...

Treasure Hunt: Lights, Camera, Action

Treasure Hunt: Lights, Camera, Action

31 May 2015, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PMDopo il successo della Caccia al Tesoro Italiano dello scorso anno, in occasione delle celebrazioni per la Festa della Repubblica 2015, il Consolato Generale d'Italia a New York sponsorizza la Treasure Hunt: Lights, Camera, Action, una vera e propria maratona fotografica orgnizzata da Elastica e dall'Associazione Culturale Disturbo. Il tema della festa è il...

Brooklyn students to perform original musical in Italian

Brooklyn students to perform original musical in Italian

By Paula KatinasIt's one thing for children to star in an original musical. It's another thing to perform in an original musical in which the dialogue and songs will be entirely in Italian.   Students from the Little Italian Language School of Brooklyn will be doing just that when they present "Il Festival Della Musica Italiana," an original musical in Italian, on...

An Experience in Old-School Italian at Alberto in Queens

An Experience in Old-School Italian at Alberto in Queens

by Kevin Kessler   I had just taken the bus from Williamsburg and was now having visions of an Italian nonna feeding her husband nearly every bite of food on his plate. It was six o'clock on a Monday and I was in Forest Hills, Queens, enjoying the simple but excellent bruschetta laid before me.   Sitting under a vaulted ceiling in a room...

Andrea Pirlo Interested In New York City FC Option

Andrea Pirlo Interested In New York City FC Option

by Marco D'Onofrio   According to Italian transfer expert, Gianluca Di Marzio, we could be seeing Juventus midfielder, Andrea Pirlo, heading stateside following the UEFA Champions League Final on June 6th. Di Marzio is reporting that the 36-year-old has been in contact with New York City FC and is tempted by the idea of plying his trade in the Big Apple.   Pirlo has...

Local Italian-American vets posts named for war dead

Local Italian-American vets posts named for war dead

By Donna Thompson   The names of some of the area's war dead are kept alive through the names of local veterans posts, including a pair of Italian-American veterans posts. The post now known as DeCarlo-Staffo Post No. 8 in Little Falls got its start in 1937 when a group from the Department of New York came to Little Falls and organized a...

Fiamma to open second restaurant in Rochester

Fiamma to open second restaurant in Rochester

by Mary Chao   I just discovered Fiamma Pizza e Vino at 1308 Buffalo Road in Gates and found out that a second location will open in the Neighborhood of the Arts at Russell Street. It will be in the old factory building where Fashion Week hosted a runway show two years ago.   Owner Giuseppe Paciullo confirmed that the second location would be...

A Piece of History at Ferdinando’s Focacceria

A Piece of History at Ferdinando’s Focacceria

While waiting for my order (panelle and arancini) today at Ferdinando's Focacceria (151 Union Street) in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, chef and owner Francesco Buffa was kind enough to show me a couple of pieces of his grandfather's old carretto (cart) from Carini, Sicily.   Intricately detailed, Sicilian carts were often decorated with chivalric motifs, including scenes from the famous Chanson de Roland,...

In Scena!, Italian theatre conquers New York

In Scena!, Italian theatre conquers New York

Italian theatre took centre stage in New York for two weeks, with eight productions, together with special events, lectures and seminars. The third edition, of the "In Scena!" festival brought Italian shows to all five boroughs of the Big Apple. The bill included, "Angiulina The Mule", "Broken Dances - in Pasolini's Bubble", "Chez Dimi"," Cingomma"," Ninette and the others", "Taddrarite...

Three of a kind: 3 aces of new jazz from Italy

Three of a kind: 3 aces of new jazz from Italy

Monday, June 01, 2015 - 7:30PM Roulette Theater - 509 Atlantic Avenue - Brooklyn, NY Organized by Enzo Capua in collaboration with Italian Cultural Institute http://roulette.orgGeneral admission: $ 15, online booking in advance, only $ 10 Domenico Sanna, piano;Ameen Saleem, double bass; Dana Hawkins, drums The most talented new jazz pianists from Italy in concert. One night, three amazing performances. There is something new coming to town. Italy shows the...

Avvicendamento all'ICE: Pier Paolo Celeste va a Mosca e a New York arriva Mauriz…

Avvicendamento all'ICE: Pier Paolo Celeste va a Mosca e a New York arriva Maurizio Forte

di Maurita Cardone   Pier Paolo Celeste, che per due anni è stato trade commissioner a New York, ha appena lasciato il suo posto.   Si trasferisce a Mosca dove, come direttore della locale Italian Trade Agency, dovrà fare i conti con le difficoltà legate alle sanzioni seguite alla crisi ucraina e all'invasione della Crimea, sul cui prolungamento è tra l'altro attesa a breve una...

Renzo Piano

Renzo Piano

by Mark Di Suvero   Manhattan is currently undergoing a construction boom so extensive that not since the skyscraper rush of the 1920s has the city's skyline been faced with the potential for so much massive transformation.   But we are living in a new Gilded Age, and not surprisingly, most of the pencil-thin, sky-high constructions rising from the street, and designed by the...

Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2015

Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2015

For 14 years, Open Roads has proudly offered to North American audiences the most diverse and extensive lineup of contemporary Italian film available. This year's program strikes a satisfying balance between emerging talents and esteemed veterans—as well as (at least) one master: Ermanno Olmi, among the nation's leading lights for over half a century.   As always, the series includes both commercial...

Cortina sbarca a New York con il Festival Dino Ciani

Cortina sbarca a New York con il Festival Dino Ciani

di Beatrice Bondi   Cortina approda a New York e incontra il pubblico americano, per presentare le sue bellezze naturali, già patrimonio UNESCO, che unite a un immenso capitale di cultura, moda, musica e spettacolo, hanno contribuito ad eleggere e confermare Cortina "regina delle Dolomiti". L'evento, nato dalla collaborazione tra Cortina Turismo e il Festival Dino Ciani con il supporto dell'ENIT di New...

Nutella Bar at Eataly returns May 27

Nutella Bar at Eataly returns May 27

By Georgia Kral   Eataly's Nutella Cafe was open for a few months last year and, for hazelnut lovers everywhere, here's some great news: the Italian grocery and restaurant mecca is opening a permanent fixture on May 27. Yes, Nutella all the time will be possible!   The new Nutella bar will feature a new look and new menu items in addition to the usual...

Why Vito Marcantonio Matters - Civil Rights

Why Vito Marcantonio Matters - Civil Rights

WHAT: Congressman Vito Marcantonio (1934 to 1950): Champion for Civil Rights (panel and dramatization) WHO: Vito Marcantonio Forum members Gerald Meyer, Roberto Ragone and Gil Fagiani will lead a panel discussion on Congressman Vito Marcantonio's unheralded leadership focused on civil rights both in Congress and in his political work. WHEN: Saturday, May 30, 12:00pm - 01:50pm WHERE: John Jay College, 524 W 59th...

Italian Heritage and Cultural Festiva lin Smithtown, NY

Italian Heritage and Cultural Festiva lin Smithtown, NY

Italian Heritage and Cultural Festival. Sponsored by the Order Sons of Italy in America New York Commission for Social JusticeSaturday, June 27, 2015 - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.Smithtown Historical Society Fairgrounds - 211 Middle Country Road (Route 25) - Smithtown, N.Y. 11787 Admission: $5. Children 12 and under free. Musical Entertainment: Singers Jimmy Alleva, Vincent Ricciardi, John Ciotta, Rinaldo Toglia, Guitarist Vic Kastel, Accordianist Dominic Karcic, Quartetto Ducati Italian Band;...

Italian Luxury Marble Design Co. Kreoo Debuts New Product Designs at ICFF 2015

Italian Luxury Marble Design Co. Kreoo Debuts New Product Designs at ICFF 2015

Kreoo, luxury marble furniture brand to debut new designs at ICFF 2015. Luxury marble-furnishings brand Kreoo (USA) -- parent company, Decormarmi (ITALY) will debut two brand new marble furniture designs at the 2015 ICFF.   The new designs are a compliment to Kreoo's lauded Pavè Collection which has been featured in exclusive design events such as Modernism Week's 2015 Kennedy Compound in Palm...

New national immigration museum at Ellis Island

New national immigration museum at Ellis Island

by Nancy Trejos   The United States, long a magnet for immigrants, is getting its first national immigration museum. On May 20, the Ellis Island Museum will officially become the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. The name change comes with the completion of the Peopling of America Center, which has been in development for seven years.   The center contains new exhibitions that chronicle...

In a Dark Wood -What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of …

In a Dark Wood -What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love

The Italian Cultural Institute presents: In a Dark Wood -What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love, by Joseph Luzzi Introduction by Prof. Ruth Ben-Ghiat of NYU with the participation of writers: André Aciman and Alexander Stille   Wednesday, May 27 - 6PMItalian Cultural Institute - 686 Park Avenue - New York Please RSVP: HERE

It’s Official! Weekend Walks Coming To 18th Avenue This Summer

It’s Official! Weekend Walks Coming To 18th Avenue This Summer

by Rachel Silberstein   Save the dates! Weekend Walks are coming to Bensonhurst's 18th Avenue in July. Every summer, the Department of Transportation [DOT] partners with community groups to present multi-block neighborhood events, by temporarily closing commercial streets to vehicles and opening them to walking and other activities.   This year, DOT has approved an application by the Federation of Italian American Organizations [FIAO] to...

Metti uno start upper italiano a New York ed ecco Authorea

Metti uno start upper italiano a New York ed ecco Authorea

di Liliana Rosano   Un cervello in viaggio e non in fuga, un curriculum importante con nomi prestigiosi: University College of London per la laurea in astrofisica e scienze dell'informazione, UCLA (University of California Los Angeles) per il dottorato e infine Harvard per il post doc.   In mezzo esperienze con istituzioni altrettanto celebri come il CERN di Ginevra e il Cineca di Bologna,...

Babbalucci Bringing Wood-Fired Italian Fare and Aperitivo to Harlem

Babbalucci Bringing Wood-Fired Italian Fare and Aperitivo to Harlem

By Sara Ventiera   Andrew LoPresto grew up in the restaurant industry; both his father and grandfather were bread bakers most of their lives. Following in their footsteps, LoPresto made a career out of cooking himself, working at respected eateries such as Le Madri, Ovest, and Blue Duck Tavern.   Later this month, LoPresto is finally taking the plunge himself with the opening of...

Made in Italy Awards 2015 USA Celebrate Italian Excellence and Their Success in …

Made in Italy Awards 2015 USA Celebrate Italian Excellence and Their Success in the United States

The U.S. edition of the Made in Italy Awards 2015 will take place on September 2015, in New York, in the presence of a vast audience of Italian and American business, institutions and celebrities. The Made in Italy Awards 2015 is under the patronage of the Italian Trade Agency, ITA which is the government organization promoting the internationalization of the Italian...

Storia Dell'Arte: Technique and Vision: The Development of the Michelangelo Styl…

Storia Dell'Arte: Technique and Vision: The Development of the Michelangelo Style

May 29 6:30 am — 9:00 pmWestchester Italian Cultural CenterOne Generoso Pope Place , Tuckahoe , NY 10707 United States    In this introduction to Michelangelo's techniques, we will analyze some of his major works from his early years to mid-career. This period will show his emergence as an original and unique artist. Artwork includes: the Pietá, Statue of David, Moses and the...

Built with Faith: l'arte della religiosità degli italiani di New York

Built with Faith: l'arte della religiosità degli italiani di New York

di Sante Rifino   È stato presentato a New York il libro Built with Faith (Costruito con la fede), di Joseph Sciorra, direttore per i programmi accademici e culturali del Calandra Italian American Instiute del Queens College - CUNY.   In un affollato evento tenuto nella sede di Manhattan del Calandra, Sciorra, tra i più autorevoli studiosi della storia e cultura italo-americana, ha fin...

'Love of Pesto' presentation at The Center for Italian American Culture

'Love of Pesto' presentation at The Center for Italian American Culture

A love of pesto turned into a thriving business for one couple from Clifton. Robert Silvestri and his wife, Mary, will give a presentation on pesto at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at The Center for Italian & Italian American Culture, 411 Pompton Avenue, lower level, Cedar Grove. The community is invited to the presentation and to sample some pesto. Learn about...

IONA college - teaching and learning Italian language and culture workshop - may…

IONA college - teaching and learning Italian language and culture workshop - may 29

IONA COLLEGE and I.A.C.E are pleased to sponsor THE FOURTH ANNUAL LANGUAGE AND CULTURE WORKSHOPMAY 29TH, 2015 - IONA COLLEGE, New Rochelle NY Teaching Critical Thinking and Cultural Diversity in the Foreign Language Classroom. JOIN US TO THIS FREE WORKSHOP   In this workshop, we will discuss how we can teach areas of contents such as social issues, contemporary life issues, personal and public identities; and...

Announcing 2015 Scholarship!

Announcing 2015 Scholarship!

Order Sons of Italy in America, Ann Bambino Lodge #2353, invites all students in the Massapequa High School Class of 2015 to participate in our annual Scholarship Essay Contest.   PRIZES: 1st: $750 2nd: $500 3rd: $150 & Dante Medal ESSAY TITLE: "What I did not know about the Italian Heritage" SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Submit via email in .doc, .docx or .pdf format, include essay attachment,...

Chief of New York City Marathon Has Goal for All: Great Time, Fast or Otherwise

Chief of New York City Marathon Has Goal for All: Great Time, Fast or Otherwise

By Lindsay Crouse   Peter Ciaccia, the new race director of the New York City Marathon, may not know his marathon time (3:15? 3:30?), but he knows how to give a party. Now he will have to determine the existential course of the world's biggest marathon: Should it be more race or more social event?   Ciaccia maintains that the race is for everyone,...

NY Phil’s “Contact!” program shows vitality of new Italian composers

NY Phil’s “Contact!” program shows vitality of new Italian composers

By George Grella   Four pieces of music from as many different composers are nowhere near sufficient to comprehensively survey a style or an aesthetic, much less an entire nation.   But Monday night at SubCulture, the New York Philharmonic's CONTACT! new music series used four pieces to demonstrate the continued vitality and depth of "New Music from Italy."   Read more   Source: http://newyorkclassicalreview.com/  

Fiorello La Guardia, il sindaco di New York che prendeva in giro Hitler e Mussol…

Fiorello La Guardia, il sindaco di New York che prendeva in giro Hitler e Mussolini

di Giuseppe Barcellona   Il segretario di Stato Cordell Hull, che non poteva sentirne pronunciare neanche il nome, si sarebbe ricreduto negli anni a venire.   Nei primi anni Trenta del secolo passato Fiorello La Guardia, detto "The little Flore" fu eletto sindaco della Grande Mela in un'America isolazionista, legata alla Germania dal "Trattato d'amicizia", da interessi finanziari, nonché da un certo fondamentalismo cristiano...

"A Trip to Operatic Italy" with Lou Barrella

"A Trip to Operatic Italy" with Lou Barrella

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere presents"A Trip to Operatic Italy" with Lou BarrellaTuesday, May 26, 2015 @ 7:00 PMDuring the summer of 2009, Lou made a long awaited trip to Italy. In addition to visiting some main cities, he went to the places important in the lives of Giuseppe Verdi (Busseto, LeRoncole, Sant Agata and Milano) and Giacomo Puccini (Torre...

Kudos: Westchester County Promotions And Awards, May 11, 2015

Kudos: Westchester County Promotions And Awards, May 11, 2015

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo joined more than 500 guests in April to present the inaugural Mario M. Cuomo Award in Public Service to Janet DiFiore, the Westchester County district attorney. The award recognizes Italian American public servants who are known for their passion, conviction, and dedication to serving the Italian American community.   "My father was dedicated to represent the best...

New Chef A Voce Brings Refinement to Italian Food in NYC

New Chef A Voce Brings Refinement to Italian Food in NYC

by John Mariani   When it opened in 2003, no one knew for sure if putting a bunch of restaurants on the third and fourth floors of the Time-Warner Center at Columbus Circle was going to be a good idea. A lot of experienced restaurateurs wondered if people--especially New Yorkers--would be caught dead taking an escalator up to a dining room.   But aside...

L'identità degli italiani all'estero, tra stereotipi, crisi e rinascimento

L'identità degli italiani all'estero, tra stereotipi, crisi e rinascimento

di Valentina Ieri   Quando ero in Italia, pensavo che essere un'italiana fosse in parte una condanna. Poi, come tutti i viaggiatori, e non dico quelli in vacanza per due o tre giorni, ma coloro che io chiamo viaggiatori 'a lungo termine', si impara ad apprezzare la propria italianità proprio quando si vive all'estero. Quando si è italiani all'estero, bisogna abituarsi ai classici...

Choreographer Marrone takes to big screen

Choreographer Marrone takes to big screen

by Susan Broili   Durham's Natalie Marrone makes her choreographic film debut in "Alto." She will be at its New York premiere at the 15th Annual VisionFest Film Festival. Marrone, who teaches dance at Duke University, was responsible for the dance scenes in the film's Italian Festival. The film has already won a Runner-up Audience Award at Miami's Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and...

Rare representation of Italian modern Master Medardo Rosso

Rare representation of Italian modern Master Medardo Rosso

Last October, the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) unveiled a major installation of sculpture, drawing, and experimental photography by acclaimed modernist Medardo Rosso, revealing the exceptional range of an artist known chiefly for his three-dimensional work. Initially derided by critics, Rosso later achieved renown for his radical approach to process, materiality, and form.   The presentation, anchored by major loans from...

Four to be honored by Italian American center

Four to be honored by Italian American center

by Jim Mandelaro   Four local women will be honored by the Italian American Community Center this month for their exemplary work in business and the community. The 18th annual Women of the Year dinner will be held on Friday, May 22, in the IACC grand ballroom, at 150 Frank DiMino Way in Gates.   Former radio personality Dee Alexander will host the dinner for...

Italian Dance Connection New York City Announces 2015 Events, 5/19-23

Italian Dance Connection New York City Announces 2015 Events, 5/19-23

IDaCo (Vanessa Tamburi, Founder & Artistic Director; Enzo Celli, Founder) announced its 2015 platform of programming. The events-ranging from performances to panels to workshops-will showcase extraordinary Italian choreographers and dance companies over five days, May 19th through 23rd, at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York (686 Park Avenue), DANY Studios (305 West 38th Street) and the Sheen Center (18...

Exhibition Opening May 28: Reframing Italian America

Exhibition Opening May 28: Reframing Italian America

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 6pm - Reframing Italian America: Historical Photographs and Immigrant RepresentationsOn view May 28, 2015-January 8, 2016. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Free, open to the public, and held at the Calandra Institute.RSVP by calling (212) 642-2094. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute - Queens College, CUNY - 25 West 43rd Street, 17th floor - New York, NY 10036   Reframing Italian America brings to light twenty-three...

In a Dark Wood- What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of…

In  a Dark Wood- What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love – 27 May, 6 PM

In the aftermath of a heartbreaking tragedy, a scholar and writer uses Dante's Divine Comedy to shepherd him through the dark wood of grief and mourning—a rich and emotionally resonant memoir of suffering, hope, love, and the power of literature to inspire and heal the most devastating loss.   Where do we turn when we lose everything? Joseph Luzzi found the answer...

Recital and Screening: PAOLO BORDOGNA sings Rossini / "La Scala di Seta…

Recital and Screening: PAOLO BORDOGNA sings Rossini / "La Scala di Seta" Screening

MAY 26, 2015 - 06:00 PMCasa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò24 West 12th Street - New York, NY 10011In cooperation with the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro (presenting the 2015 edition) and UNITEL Classica   Bass-baritone Paolo Bordogna in recital (arias and songs by Rossini), followed by a Q&A with the artist, presenting his new album Tutto Buffo (Decca).He is in the United States singing...

Italian language world-wide: a rapidly evolving situation, where is it heading?

Italian language world-wide: a rapidly evolving situation, where is it heading?

Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Hours: 6PM Venue: Italian Cultural Institute - 686 Park Avenue- New York, NYPaolo E. Balboni, Director of the Venice University Research Centre on Italian as a Foreign Language Italian language world-wide: a rapidly evolving situation, where is it heading?In October 2014 the Italian government organised a conference about the teaching of Italian worldwide. The following March the Parliament asked for...

Italian Designer Inks Deal at 680 Madison for Flagship

Italian Designer Inks Deal at 680 Madison for Flagship

by Terence Cullen   Brioni, an Italian men's fashion company, has inked a deal for the first two retail levels of 680 Madison Avenue, according to the landlord, Thor Equities. The clothier is taking 7,000 square feet for its flagship store on the ground level and second floor in a lease, the landlord announced, which closed on Tuesday.   Asking rent in the building between...

Italian American Community Center to hold 18th Annual Women of the Year Awards –…

Italian American Community Center to hold 18th Annual Women of the Year Awards – 22 May

The Italian American Community Center will hold its 18th Annual Women of the Year Awards to recognize the accomplishments of Rochester area women of Italian descent. These women represent a cross section of the community, with accomplishments in business, education, civic affairs/government, the Lifetime Achievement Award will awarded for dedicated service to the community. This year, four exemplary women will be...

Musical Treasures from 17th Century Italy

Musical Treasures from 17th Century Italy

The Italian Cultural Institute presents: Musical Treasures from 17th Century Italy. Isabella Bison, Violinist; Stefano Marcocchi, violist; John Thiessen, trumpeter; Dongsok Shin, organist will perform virtuosic 17th Century Italian chamber music on original instruments Thursday, May 21 - 6PMItalian Cultural Institute - 686 Park Avenue - New York Please RSVP: HERE   Giovanni Battista Fontana's violin sonatas are among the genre's earliest examples. His Sonata Seconda a Violino solo was published posthumously in Venice...

“Cingomma” at In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY

“Cingomma” at In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY

The fourth night of the IN SCENA! Italian Theater Festival NY was presented at the beautiful and intimate Casa Italiana in Greenwich Village. There in the downstairs auditorium, I experienced Cingomma, written and performed by the wildly talented Jessica Leonello.   With a variety of lush and complex characters, this comic yet highly moving monologue examines the notion of time through old...

Music: The Italy of Verdi and Puccini

Music: The Italy of Verdi and Puccini

May 21,7:00 pm — 9:30 pm Westchester Italian Cultural Center: One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, NY 10707. Please Call to Register at 914-771-8700 This presentation is a pictorial souvenir of Verdi and Puccini's beloved Italian spots, accompanied by their operatic music. The presentation transcends the typical viewing experience, and marries photography and exquisite music to evoke wonderful memories for those who have been already, and...

Annabella Sciorra, advocate of Italian culture on and off screen

Annabella Sciorra, advocate of Italian culture on and off screen

by Michael Traversa   Ask any actor, they will always say that theatre is their first love. There is nothing like doing a play in front of a live audience. Seeing Annabella Sciorra on stage Off-Broaway in A Month in the Country alongside Anthony Edwards and Peter Dinklage, reminded us how much we've missed this great actress, proud to call herself Italian,...

The Italians are coming to Bookexpo America 2015!

The Italians are coming to Bookexpo America 2015!

The Italian Trade Agency is pleased to announce Italy's official participation at BookExpo America 2015 (May 27-29) at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The Italian pavilion in Booths 1631 and 1731 will showcase the latest books, catalogues and multimedia products by 16 Italian exhibitors. See an exciting selection of art and photography books, literature and...

Closing Night - IN Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY

Closing Night - IN Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY

Taddrarite - Bats by Luana Rondinelli - Accura Teatro Company (Trapani/Sicily) Three sisters find the courage - and sarcasm - to talk about incidences of domestic violence. Winner of the 2014 Rome Fringe Festival Award. Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 6PMItalian Cultural Institute - 686 Park Avenue - New York, NY 10065 RSVP: HERE   Kairos Italy Theater (KIT), the preeminent Italian theater company in New York, presents the...

Ciao Napoli Author & Culture Night at Casa Belvedere Wed. 5/20/15

Ciao Napoli Author & Culture Night at Casa Belvedere Wed. 5/20/15

Ciao Napoli.  A Scrapbook of Wandering in NaplesAuthored by Antoinette Carone, Photographs by Jim Mauro Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 7:00 PM   When Antoinette Carone and her husband hatched a plan to relocate to Naples, Italy, they had no inkling that every trip to the market would be a sojourn dating back as far as 2500 years. In this book and in her presentation...

Lecture: FROM THE 1966 VENICE FLOOD TO THE PALAZZO FARNESE: 50 Years of Preservi…

Lecture: FROM THE 1966 VENICE FLOOD TO THE PALAZZO FARNESE: 50 Years of Preserving Italy's Glorious Monuments

MAY 20, 2015 - 06:00 PMCasa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò - 24 West 12th Street - New York, NY 10011Lecture: FROM THE 1966 VENICE FLOOD TO THE PALAZZO FARNESE: 50 Years of Preserving Italy's Glorious MonumentsAn Audio/Visual Presentation by Bonnie Burnham, President, World Monuments Fund   World Monuments Fund (WMF) had only recently been founded when Venice, Florence and other northern and central Italian cities were...

Opening Night-Italian Dance Connection (IDACO NYC)

Opening Night-Italian Dance Connection (IDACO NYC)

Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Hours: 6PM Venue: Italian Cultural Institute - 686 Park Avenue - New York, NY 10065 IDaCo is a platform and a container for the works of Italian artists or with an Italian component that succeed in creating unique and original scenic paths through body awareness, movement and contemporary visual arts. The project is curated and produced by FLUSSO dance project...

Zeppieri & Sons wins WABC pastry contest

Zeppieri & Sons wins WABC pastry contest

by Jaime Williams   A local bakery recently won the title of 'Best Pastries' in the tri-state area during WABC radio's annual contest. Zeppieri & Sons Italian Bakery, a Pelham Bay institution, received the most votes in the online contest this spring.   "It was a really good feeling," said owner Carmine Zeppieri Jr. about the win. They celebrated the contest at an event in Manhattan,...

La Serenissima: Venetian Islands: Murano, Burano, Torcello, and San Michele

La Serenissima: Venetian Islands: Murano, Burano, Torcello, and San Michele

May 16 10:30 am — 12:30 pmWestchester Italian Cultural CenterOne Generoso Pope Place , Tuckahoe , NY 10707 United States La Serenissima: Venetian Islands: Murano, Burano, Torcello, and San MicheleThe outer islands of Venice are fascinating, each is so different and has its unique history. Torcello, the oldest of the lagoon's island, Murano, famous for its amazing hand blown glass, the...

John of Divinity

John of Divinity

Saturday, May 16th at 3 p.m. the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum will host the presentation of the book John of Divinity by Louis Borelli and Dr. Vincent Maligno, a Staten Island writing team publishing their first novel. John of Divinity is a powerful and timely novel inspired by spiritual encounters, exploring the meaning of God's teachings in the time of the Apocalypse. John...

Ron Onesti: This is MY Bronx Tale

Ron Onesti: This is MY Bronx Tale

By Ron Onesti Today, this eighth day of May, is my birthday. Traditionally, I spend a couple of days in New York City, as this area is close to the top on my favorite places list. With 20 shows in 24 days at The Arcada, it doesn't look as if I will be able to go this year.   So, since I can't...

This New Italian Movie May Herald a Cinematic Renaissance

This New Italian Movie May Herald a Cinematic Renaissance

By Michael J. Agovino   Italy has won more foreign film Oscars than any other country, and it's not hard to see why. From the rubble of World War II came neo-realism—movies like Rome, Open City and The Bicycle Thief that, for all their simplicity, revolutionized the art form.   The decades that followed produced monumental, diverse works that still inform the way we...

Comites. Cianfaglione-Ribaudo: è pareggio

Comites. Cianfaglione-Ribaudo: è pareggio

Si è concluso con un salomonico quanto inutile 6 a 6 il primo scrutinio per l'elezione del presidente del nuovo Comites di New York, New Jersey e Connecticut. Il pareggio, che alcuni consiglieri davano per scontato ancor prima che iniziassero le manovre del voto, non ha consentito al presidente uscente di New York-Connecticut Quintino Cianfaglione - ricandidatosi al pari del suo...

Strada Mia: Take a peek inside new Geddes Street restaurant (photos)

Strada Mia: Take a peek inside new Geddes Street restaurant (photos)

by Don Cazentre   Traditional Italian-American meets modern "light and bright" cuisine at Strada Mia, the newest restaurant in the storied location at the corner of Geddes Street and Park Avenue in Syracuse. The restaurant at 313 N. Geddes St. has been having a "soft opening" for the past few weeks, but is now ready to show off to the general public.   It opens...

St. Anthony’s Fest trimmed to 2 days

St. Anthony’s Fest trimmed to 2 days

By Susan Clark Porter   The traditional end-of-summer St. Anthony's Festival will be held this Labor Day weekend, although organizers have scaled it back from three days to two. Weather and soggy ground at the SMS Field forced last year's festival, which pays tribute to the strong Italian heritage in this town, to be postponed until Columbus Day weekend. Difficulty in securing enough...

Ulster County’s Italian-Americans form organization to preserve their culture, h…

Ulster County’s Italian-Americans form organization to preserve their culture, heritage

By Paula Ann Mitchell   Benvenuti, amici — or, welcome, friends! The door is open to you if your name ends in a vowel. In fact, you are paisan if you have at least a drop of Italian blood somewhere in your lineage and a sense of pride in your heritage.   If you are passionate about making a positive difference in the community and care...

iona-college-teaching-and-learning-italian-language-and-culture-workshop-may-29IONA COLLEGE and I.A.C.E are pleased to sponsor THE FOURTH ANNUAL LANGUAGE AND CULTURE WORKSHOPMAY 29TH, 2015 - IONA COLLEGE, New Rochelle NY Teaching Critical Thinking and Cultural Diversity in...
the-italian-cultural-foundation-at-casa-belvedere-presents-growing-up-with-italian-musicTuesday, June 2, 2015 @ 7:00 PM Growing Up With Italian Music. A Program with Film by John Orlando This presentation is a story of a time gone by; a time of remembering how we listened to Italian...
avvicendamento-all-ice-pier-paolo-celeste-va-a-mosca-e-a-new-york-arriva-maurizio-fortedi Maurita Cardone   Pier Paolo Celeste, che per due anni è stato trade commissioner a New York, ha appena lasciato il suo posto.   Si trasferisce a Mosca dove, come direttore della...
wine-tasting-fundraiser-june-3-2015Ann Bambino Lodge #2353, Order Sons of Italy in America invites you to our Wine Tasting Fundraiser. $25 per person, paid at the door. RSVP in advance is STRONGLY recommended by calling Anne...
a-john-viola-il-gei-awardIl presidente della Niaf (National Italian American Foundation), John Viola, è stato ospite del Gei (Gruppo Esponenti Italiani) a una colazione in una sala privata del RNel corso dell'incontro John Viola...
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