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5 Italian Comfort Food Joints in the Hamptons

5 Italian Comfort Food Joints in the Hamptons

The last vestiges of summer are finding their way onto Tom Colicchio's menu at Topping Rose House (One Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton, 537-0870). Saffron garganelli pairs lobster and corn with a touch of Fresno and jalapeño chiles for a kick. Fresh mint, micro basil, and a drizzle of lemon olive oil complete the dish.   Chef de Cuisine Kyle Koenig says the...

Little Italy Sandwiched between Past and Present

Little Italy Sandwiched between Past and Present

For most immigrant groups the idea of upward mobility is an inevitable byproduct that is caused by the blood, sweat and tears of past generations. In most cases immigrants from the past and present, arrive in the US and yearn for the "American Dream."   They aspire to go from "rags to riches" or at least from nothing to something. Most immigrants...

***NEW*** Memoir Writing Workshop

***NEW*** Memoir Writing Workshop

Wednesday, September 17, October 1, 15, 29, November 5, 19, 2014, 10:00am to 12:00noon. If you have a story you wish to tell and are serious about your writing, this workshop is for you. Enrich your writing skills by sharing your work with other serious writers like yourself, develop your craft and improve your skills.   Whether you are just starting to think about...

Bronx BRIO Award Winner to Exhibit in Arthur Avenue's Rex Hall

Bronx BRIO Award Winner to Exhibit in Arthur Avenue's Rex Hall

The Belmont Society of Arts & Culture and Rex Hall is proud to introduce its first artist in residence, sculptor Jeanine Alfieri. Alfieri's solo exhibition, Ego versus Soul, is a collection of her latest works detailing her observations of our inner thoughts and actions as human beings.   The show will run from October 1 through October 29, with the grand opening...

ART & PERCEPTION: Featuring Contemporary Italian American Artists in Westche…

ART & PERCEPTION: Featuring Contemporary Italian American Artists in Westchester County

Artists of Italian descent have enriched American aesthetic culture, embracing new styles and techniques. Without limitation, they opened up to a variety of new styles with fresh ideas and imagination. Featured artists include world-renowned pop artist Charles Fazzino, as well as Westchester residents Rosemarie Cherundolo, Hank Rondina, Eleanora Grace, and sculptor B.A. D'Alessandro.   Exhibit dates: Saturday, September 13, 2014 through Friday,...

L'ambasciatore Talò ospite del comm. Acunto

L'ambasciatore Talò ospite del comm. Acunto

In occasione della breve visita a New York dell'Ambasciatore d'italia in Israele, ex Console Generale di New York, e la moglie Ornella, èstata organizzata una piacevole e amichevole serata in loro onore presso la Hudson Cliff House Mansion, residenza del Comm. Steve Acunto e signora Carol, sita nel quartiere Park Hill a sud ovest di Yonkers, luogo caratterizzato dalle belle...

Photographic Exhibition Opening: ALEXO WANDAEL ITALIANY

Photographic Exhibition Opening: ALEXO WANDAEL ITALIANY

Italian fine art and fashion photographer Alexo Wandael's latest project is a visual celebration of Italians working, living and loving in New York through a series of black and white portraits on location.   The exhibition is a window into the Italian excellence here in New York. Stories of Italian human resources often not recognized back home, but evident here in a...

Piano Concert - Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 7:00pm

Piano Concert - Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 7:00pm

Acclaimed duo, Antonello D'Onofrio and Claudio Soviero, as part of their 2014 USA tour will present a selection of Italian and French classical music for Piano Four Hands.   Antonello d'Onofrio and Claudio Soviero both began their careers in music as piano prodigies. Equally distinguished for their dynamic playing of both contemporary and classical music, each pianist has been awarded countless national...

Announcing Italian Language and Culture Classes at the Italian American Museum

Announcing Italian Language and Culture Classes at the Italian American Museum

The Italian American Museum, in collaboration with the Italian American Committee on Education, invites you to learn Italian language and culture. The courses will begin in September for eleven (11) classes at a cost of $300.   We will have a "meet and greet" for you to meet the teachers and learn about the program on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 from 6:00...

In Celebration of the Italian Spirit Singer/Songwriter/Producer Michéal Castaldo…

In Celebration of the Italian Spirit Singer/Songwriter/Producer Michéal Castaldo Plans Free Art Exhibit in Conjunction with His Concert, Sept. 21

Celebrated musical artist Michéal Castaldo has organized a special showcase of art that exalts the glories of Italy and her people.   The exhibit of original artwork—created by 15 professional artists—will be on display in the Grand Lobby of the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) in South Orange, New Jersey, on September 21, 2014.

Mario Lanza Society Fall Luncheon

Mario Lanza Society Fall Luncheon

Celebrate the great voice and career of Mario Lanza with good food, music, friends and anyone interested in this beloved tenor. Activities include updates on the Society's events by President, Bill Ronayne, a live performance by an upcoming young opera singer, highlights from the Mario Lanza Show, a guest appearance by celebrated soprano Elaine Malbin and our usual "Name the...

A Brooklyn Dining Institution With Roots in Both Italy and a Great Love

A Brooklyn Dining Institution With Roots in Both Italy and a Great Love

by Charlotte Druckman   "We are the only ones left," the chef Anna Klinger reflects from a stool at Al di Là Vino, the bar next door to the trattoria of the same name, which she and her Italian husband Emiliano Coppa opened in Brooklyn's Park Slope nearly 16 years ago. "This stretch of Fifth Avenue was a dicey neighborhood."   She gestures towards...

A Tavola con Barilla - at Academia Barilla restaurants

A Tavola con Barilla - at Academia Barilla restaurants

Good taste, Italian culinary tradition, original recipes, highest quality ingredients. The school of cooking and gastronomic culture becomes an emotion, a taste, an appetite: something to experience and share, Italian-style. The first Academia Barilla restaurant is born: high quality ingredients, Italian dishes, fast service, the enjoyment of a great meal.   Location: Academia Barilla Restaurants, (1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York,...

Change at the NYS Fair: After 40 years, Anna's Italian food stand says farewell

Change at the NYS Fair: After 40 years, Anna's Italian food stand says farewell

by Don Cazendre   Anna's has been serving Sicilian pizza, meatball subs, chicken parm and other Italian favorites on the West End of the New York State Fair for 40 years. Now, it looks like 2014 is Anna's final fair. Co-owner Anna Desiderio passed away last year, just before the fair began. But her sons say that's not the reason Anna's is ending its...

Comm. Michael P. Ricatto: 2014 Lt. Det. Joseph Petrosino Association in America …

Comm. Michael P. Ricatto: 2014 Lt. Det. Joseph Petrosino Association in America - Jack and Helen Como Entrepreneurial Award

The Italian American Museum, Its Board Members and President Dr. Joseph V. Scelsa congratulate Comm. Michael P. Ricatto on receiving the 2014 Lt. Det. Joseph Petrosino Association in America - Jack and Helen Como Entrepreneurial Award On Thursday, August 14th, the Lt. Det. Joseph Petrosino Association in America honored Museum Board Member, Michael P. Ricatto with the Jack and Helen Como Entrepreneurial Award during their annual Gala which was...

Festival Della Canzone Italiana Di New York - 14 Settembre 2014

Festival Della Canzone Italiana Di New York - 14 Settembre 2014

Appuntamento con la kermesse della grande mela il 14 settembre 2014. Molti gli ospiti. Concluse le selezioni in Italia ed all'estero. I seguenti cantanti concorreranno per il Prestigioso Titolo di Vincitore del Festival della Canzone Italiana di New York.   Provenienti dalle selezioni realizzate in Italia dalla EuroshoWorld: 1) Rosa Chiodo (già vincitrice del premio Mia Martini 2014 e del Contursi Festival 2014); 2) Norma...

Meet Laurie Fabiano, Author of Best-Selling Novel Elizabeth Street

Meet Laurie Fabiano, Author of Best-Selling Novel Elizabeth Street

Laurie Fabiano's dramatic tale of survival against the odds in New York City's rough and tumble tenements at the turn of the twentieth century is based on her own family history. The novel's protagonist, Giovanna, immerses herself in the shadowy world of extortion and murder to fight the Black Hand, a precursor to the mafia. Join the Staten Island network for...

Tumulto futurista a New York

Tumulto futurista a New York

di Gloria Schiavi   Sono stata inondata di parole, suggestioni, frasi troncate e destrutturate, in quella stanza senza luci o macchinazioni sceniche che riproducessero la dinamicità e il movimento suggeriti dal titolo dell'evento Gran serata futurista. Massimiliano Finazzer Flory, regista e attore unico, l'uomo monocromatico in bianco e nero con bombetta e papillon ha saputo ricreare il movimento turbinante di quel Futurismo che...

Ad East Harlem una strada per Vito Marcantonio

Ad East Harlem una strada per Vito Marcantonio

Il Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF), che ha di recente commemorato la morte Vito Marcantonio, membro del Congresso americano per sette legislature (dal 1934 al '36 e dal 1938 al '50), fa passi avanti verso il riconoscimento di questa importante figura politica e allo stesso tempo si impegna per rivendicare un ruolo centrale nell'arena locale e nazionale al quartiere di East...

Two Former Italian Soccer Stars Are Opening a Hotel Here

Two Former Italian Soccer Stars Are Opening a Hotel Here

I was walking on Canal Street when I noticed that the funny little lot (219 Hudson) at the northwest corner of Canal and Hudson has plywood fencing around part of it. The permits posted are for the construction of a wooden fence, with no indication why such a fence would be necessary. Since that hideous electronic billboard is also dead,...

Fresh Pond Road Italian Festival

Fresh Pond Road Italian Festival

September 4 @ 5:30 pm - September 7 @ 10:00 pm - FreshpondNew York, NY | Start Time: 17:30:00Website: http://fb.com/673928069329348 The Federazione Italo- Americana di Brooklyn and Queens for its Fresh Pond Road Festival on Thursday, Sept. 4, through Saturday, Sept. 6, from 5:30 to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 7, from 2 to 10 p.m., along Fresh Pond Road between Woodbine...

Discover the Italian Immigrant Journey: A Guided Tour of Ellis Island

Discover the Italian Immigrant Journey:  A Guided Tour of Ellis Island

Join the Greater New York regional network for a guided tour of Ellis Island that will highlight the poignant experience of the 5.5 million Italians who left the "old country" for a new life in America.   Led by Tom Bernardin, former Ellis Island tour guide for the National Park Service and author/publisher of The Ellis Island Immigrant Cookbook, this not-to-be-missed opportunity...

Delaware and Hudson Tackles the Northeast Corridor by Way of Southern Italy

Delaware and Hudson Tackles the Northeast Corridor by Way of Southern Italy

by Zachary Feldman   As Brooklyn spiritually inches closer to Manhattan's gilded coastline, it has inevitably lost some of the eclectic charm and character that contributed to the borough's branding. This summer, for instance, Williamsburg welcomed its first Starbucks, and a Top Chef winner now cooks in the penthouse of the neighborhood's Urban Outfitters. Despite the ascent of high-rises and the descent...

Coming Attractions: Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich Plan New Restaurant

Coming Attractions: Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich Plan New Restaurant

By Khushbu Shah   Chef Mario Batali and restaurateur Joe Bastianich will open a new restaurant in New York City. According to Eater NY, the pair have inked a deal to "take over the entire food and beverage program" at the Maritime Hotel. They will replace the hotel's current restaurant, La Bottega, with a place that centers on the food of the...

Ferragosto 2014

Ferragosto 2014

The Belmont section of the Bronx will host their annual Ferragosto festival that draws thousands of visitors from the tri-state area and beyond to the intersection of all-things-Italian at world-famous Arthur Avenue and East 187th Street on Sunday, September 7, from noon until 6pm. This ancient Roman festival dates back to 18 B.C. when the gathering was created in honor...

Italy towards Europe. Theatrical Culture, European Identity

Italy towards Europe. Theatrical Culture, European Identity

Theatre is an extraordinary mean of knowing each other, of meeting up, and creating synergies. In the course of this reading, through the analysis of selected texts and authors, our speakers will lead the audience to a journey into the European theatrical heritage exploring the thread that has connected dramatic art across all Europe, and still does. With readings by...

Nessuna conferma sulla visita del Papa in Usa dalla Santa Sede, ma la città si p…

Nessuna conferma sulla visita del Papa in Usa dalla Santa Sede, ma la città si prepara ad accoglierlo

di Riccardo Chioni   Personalmente, Papa Francesco recentemente ha espresso il desiderio di compiere un viaggio negli Stati Uniti e nonostante la Santa Sede non abbia ancora confermato la missione apostolica, nella Big Apple c'è già chi è in fermento e si sta adoperando per stendere il "tappeto bianco" al Citi Field, lo stadio dei Mets. Come si ricorderà, al rientro dal suo...

St. Anthony’s Festival postponed

St. Anthony’s Festival postponed

In years past, organizers of the St. Anthony Italian Festival have used wood chips and stones to cope with wet fields. Not this year. There's just too much water. The festival commission decided Saturday morning to postpone the annual festival, which was scheduled for Labor Day weekend. The commission will meet again Wednesday to try to pick a new date, said member...

Italian Identity: The Next Generation

Italian Identity: The Next Generation

On october 3 2014, 10am-1pm at the Calandra Institute, hosted by Prof. Anthony J. Tamburri and Dr. Anthony Miele, featuring Prof. Pino Aprile, Prof. Massimo Vedovelli, Prof. Donna Chirico, Prof. Fred Gardaphe, Prof. Lorenzo Del Boca, Prof. Giuseppe Novero, Prof. Louisa Ermelino, Prof. Robert Viscusi, and guest speaker Prof. Rosemary Serra (Trieste University).   3:30pm-7:30pm at John Jay College of Criminal Justice,...

Opening Night at the 2014 Santa Rosalia Feast, Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

Opening Night at the 2014 Santa Rosalia Feast, Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

By Giovanni di Napoli As I have done so many times before (and hope to do for years to come), I dropped by 18th Avenue in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn yesterday for the opening of The Feast of Santa Rosalia. Making my way through the crowd to the outdoor chapel, I pinned my donation on to the Saint's ribbons and picked up some...

Upstate city establishes monument to New York-born 'Unbroken' WWII hero, Louis Z…

Upstate city establishes monument to New York-born 'Unbroken' WWII hero, Louis Zamperini

A western New York community has installed a granite monument as a tribute to Louis Zamperini, whose story of survival during World War II is the subject of a best-selling book and a Hollywood movie. Zamperini was born in 1917 in Olean, a city near the Pennsylvania border 60 miles southeast of Buffalo. He was 2 when his Italian immigrant parents...

Fiat 500 Abarth Hatchback Turbo and Trip to Italy Raffle Prize

Fiat 500 Abarth Hatchback Turbo and Trip to Italy Raffle Prize

The International Motor Racing Research Center's 2014 raffle is all Italian. A Fiat 500 Abarth Hatchback Turbo and a trip to Italy combine to make a "primo" prize for the Center's annual fundraising project. The 2013 model is a sporty bright red with black interior and trim.   The drawing of the winning ticket will be on Dec. 13 at 1 p.m. at...

Homage to the Flavors of Far Southern Italy

Homage to the Flavors of Far Southern Italy

by M.H.Reed   It's exciting to find an Italian restaurant with a menu that promises to deliver the rich flavors of Southern Italy, specifically Puglia's Salentine Peninsula, the area at the heel of Italy's "boot." The kitchen of Massa' Coastal Italian Cuisine in Mamaroneck is influenced by the produce from the peninsula's inland farmsteads (or masserias) and by the plentiful seafood fished...

Center for Italian Studies Book Presentation: Tweeting Da Vinci

Center for Italian Studies Book Presentation: Tweeting Da Vinci

Date: 9/22/2014 Time: 5:00 PMEvent Description: An exploration of how Italy's volcanic geology has affected its history, art, religion, medicine and culture. With author, Ann Pizzorusso, geologist and Renaissance scholar. Books will be available for sale and autographing by the author at a reception following the presentation.   Free and open to the public.Location Information: West Campus - Frank Melville Jr. Library...

Authentic Italian Festival Begins Again in Rochester

Authentic Italian Festival Begins Again in Rochester

by Allison Norlian   The Abruzzese Festival kicked off Sunday at Gates Memorial Park. The authentic Italian celebration is an all day event starting with a morning mass at St. Theodore's Church with Bishop Matano. Doug Mandelaro, the communications director for the CatAbruzzese Festival holic Diocese of Rochester said Matano is Rochester's first Italian Bishop.   "He was approached before he was installed as Bishop by...

Never out of style: Tony of Italy marks 45 years

Never out of style: Tony of Italy marks 45 years

Tony Iannacito, better known as Tony of Italy, has been styling hair for more than half a century. Tony of Italy, located at 117 Fourth St., has been in business for 45 years, and is a staple in the community. Iannacito's lifestyle of cutting and styling hair is one he loves, and has loved for the past 52 years. Born in Roccasicura, Italy,...

Bronx Week: Bronx's Little Italy Welcomes New Cultures

Bronx Week: Bronx's Little Italy Welcomes New Cultures

by Erin Clarke   Folks from the Bronx say it's the real Little Italy. The sweet smell of pastries, pasta, bread and meat fill the air of the Belmont section of the Bronx. "I really don't even go downtown to Little Italy. I like it up here," says area resident Dolores Glover. Streets lined with authentic restaurants, shops that even provide products to Lower...

Celebrating 125 Years of Devotion to San Rocco in New York City

Celebrating 125 Years of Devotion to San Rocco in New York City

By Giovanni di Napoli   Last Sunday (August 17th) I had the great honor of participating in the 125th Annual Feast of Saint Rocco in New York City. Mass was celebrated in English and Italian with Father Joseph F. Lorenzo at Saint Joseph's Church on the corner of Catherine and Monroe Streets. To everyone's delight, the original papier-mâché statue with its new...

A Look at the Sacred Image of Our Lady of Romitello, Whitestone, New York

A Look at the Sacred Image of Our Lady of Romitello, Whitestone, New York

By Giovanni di Napoli   Tuesday (Aug. 19th), I was finally able to go to Saint Luke's Church (16-34 Clintonville Street) in Whitestone, Queens and see the Sacred Image of Our Lady of Romitello. On loan from the Santuario Santa Maria Addolorata di Romitello near Borgetto, in the Province of Palermo, the painting was only on display from August 12th through August...

Book Presentation: Ellis Island by Robert Viscusi. Discussants Anthony Tamburri …

Book Presentation: Ellis Island by Robert Viscusi. Discussants Anthony Tamburri and Joseph Luzzi

September 30, 6-8 pm   In an epic poem [Ellis Island] whose structure corresponds to the hours in a year, Viscusi (Buried Caesars, and Other Secrets of Italian American Writing) portrays a world of perpetual change and taxing work, though one interrupted by moments of delicate hope. The ambitious poem explores the Italian American immigrant experience primarily the emotional detachment physical location...

Making a difference: Scaglione named St. Anthony’s Beatini winner

Making a difference: Scaglione named St. Anthony’s Beatini winner

by David L. Shaw   Thirty-five years ago, Vincent "Jimmy" Colella was named the first recipient of the Father Joseph Beatini Award, presented annually by the St. Anthony Commission to a person of Italian descent for outstanding community service. The latest honoree is Michael Scaglione — the man who now lives in Colella's former Lincoln Avenue home. Scaglione will be recognized during the 11...

A Look at the 2014 La Conca di San Rocco in Astoria, Queens

A Look at the 2014 La Conca di San Rocco in Astoria, Queens

by Giovanni di Napoli   This year, my friends and I celebrated the Feast Day of Saint Rocco in Astoria, Queens with the Orsogna Mutual Aid Society. Warmly welcomed, we were invited to partake in the festivities and share the day with them.   Nearly 200 people returned to the old neighborhood to honor their beloved patron. It was a real treat to see...

Call for Papers--Bambini, Ragazzi, Giovani: Children and Youth in Italy and the …

Call for Papers--Bambini, Ragazzi, Giovani: Children and Youth in Italy and the Italian Diaspora -- 2015 Annual Conference

April 24-25, 2015 JOHN D. CALANDRA ITALIAN AMERICAN INSTITUTEQueens College, City University of New York25 West 43rd Street, 17th floor (between 5th and 6th Avenues), Manhattan   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...

Italian Festival Draws Crowd

Italian Festival Draws Crowd

by Gary Simeone   The Sons of Italy, Cellini Lodge No. 2206 Italian Festival in New Hyde Park garnered a solid turnout during its five-day run at Michael J. Tully Park last week. According to Lodge First Vice President Alfonso Squillante, the annual festival had more 1,500 people each day, with 3,200 people on Saturday night for the fireworks display.   "We've had a...

2014 Little Italy Street Fest: A Taste of Italy

2014 Little Italy Street Fest: A Taste of Italy

When: Saturday, September 6, 2014 Where: Little Italy, North Jay Street, Schenectady NY COST: FREE ADMISSIONITALIAN FOOD & PASTRIES- LIVE ENTERTAINMENT- FAMILY FUN SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th, 2014 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.A taste of Italy right in the heart of Schenectady! Introducing the 9th Annual Schenectady Little Italy Street Fest: A Taste of Italy! Featuring some of Schenectady's most well-known Italian...

A Day in Heaven on Arthur Avenue

A Day in Heaven on Arthur Avenue

by Sarah Spigelman   This weekend, I went to foodie Disneyland. No, not Stew Leonard's. Another, less suburban, grittier, and infinitely more charming Foodie-land. I went to Arthur Avenue. I religiously followed Serious Eats' excellent suggestions. I tried all things yeasty, porky, and cheesy. I came home and, with friends and family, I cooked. It was a foodie day for the ages. In the middle of the Bronx...

An afternoon with Vera Colitti

An afternoon with Vera Colitti

An afternoon with Vera Colitti - sunday, september 14, 2014 - 2:00—4:00 P.M.Meet the Woman... Hear the Stories... See the Clothes! Hear how a young girl from Milan came to Millburn, started her boutique,Colitti Collection, and brought European couture and the "Ready to Wear" collections, including Chanel, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Missoni and more, to the United States. Select clothing and accessories on display...

Di Palo, Eataly prima di Eataly

Di Palo, Eataly prima di Eataly

di Rosalba Reggio e Luca Orlando   In principio era una semplice latteria, oggi – cinque generazioni e più di 110 anni dopo – è un grande negozio specializzato che vende e "racconta" il cibo made in Italy. A testimoniare la storia di questa famiglia italiana Luigi (Lou) Di Palo, pronipote del fondatore del negozio.   Si presenta parlando italiano ma il suo racconto...

Italian American Museum presents "The Leopard"

Italian American Museum presents "The Leopard"

Directed by Luchino Visconti Based on the Novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa Opening Remarks by Prof. Santi V. Buscemi   Please join us for a special screening of Luchino Visconti's award-winning film, The Leopard (Il Gattopardo) at the Italian American Museum on Thursday, August 28th. The film re-creates, with nostalgia, drama, and opulence, the tumultuous years of Italy's Risorgimento, when the aristocracy lost...

Gatti-Casazza and the golden age of Metropolitan Opera

Gatti-Casazza and the golden age of Metropolitan Opera

Introduced by Peter Gelb, General manager, Metropolitan Opera with the participation of Esward Smaldone, Director, Aaron Copland school of music. Giulio Gatti-Casazza (1869-1940) who was born in Udine, Italy was the beneficiary of extensive education at major universities as well Genoa's Naval School of Engineering. He left the world of engineering, however, to conduct the opera orchestra in Ferrara. From...

Poets of the Italian diaspora, by Luigi Bonaffini and Joseph Perricone

Poets of the Italian diaspora, by Luigi Bonaffini and Joseph Perricone

Poets of the Italian Diaspora is part of a long-range project, by the editors and contributors, to expand the boundaries of the Italian literary canon. In the century between 1870 and 1970, about twenty-seven million migrants left Italy to work and live abroad. As a result, the worldwide Italian diaspora reportedly numbers more than sixty million people.   Until now, however, there...

Vico and Naples. The Urban Origins of Moden Social Theory

Vico and Naples. The Urban Origins of Moden Social Theory

Barbara Naddeo's Vico and Naples provides an intellectual portrait of the Neapolitan philosopher Giambattista Vico (1668–1744) that reveals the politics and motivations of one of Europe's first scientists of society, or philosophers of social justice. Rich with period detail and attentive to Vico's historical, rhetorical, and jurisprudential texts, this work provides a compelling and vivid reconstruction of Vico's life and...

5th Annual Italian Feast and Carnival

5th Annual Italian Feast and Carnival

Thursday, Sep 11 6:00p - German Masonic Fairground, 89 Western Hwy., Tappan, NY 10983   A four day celebration of all things Italian. Gates open Thursday at 5 p.m. and the festival will kick off with the opening ceremonies and a tribute to the fallen heroes of 9/11 at 6 p.m. The event is a showcase for area talent and live entertainment hosted by MC...

IAWA at the San Gennaro Feast

IAWA at the San Gennaro Feast

The upcoming San Gennaro Feast is the largest and most visible annual Italian cultural expression in New York City. The Lt. Joseph Petrosino Lodge, through the auspices of its Chaplain Msgr. Sakano, has been able to host a cultural table during the Feast for the last two years on the block of St. Patrick's Church on Mulberry Street between Prince...

A New York, come ogni anno, il gala nel ricordo di Joe Petrosino

A New York, come ogni anno, il gala nel ricordo di Joe Petrosino

di Chiara Barbo   Il nome di Joe Petrosino è molto noto a New York: un poliziotto italoamericano che nei primi anni del Novecento si distinse per la sua lotta alla Mano Nera, l'organizzazione di stampo mafioso che dilagava a Little Italy.   Ricatti, estorsioni, omicidi, avevano presa facile tra gli immigrati italiani che vivevano in condizioni di grande povertà e ignoranza, era diventata...

Onondaga Historical Association seeking photos, artifacts for Italian heritage e…

Onondaga Historical Association seeking photos, artifacts for Italian heritage exhibit

By Rick Moriarty The Onondaga Historical Association is looking for old photos and artifacts for an upcoming exhibit on the Italian heritage of Syracuse.   The exhibit will be displayed in the association's second-floor gallery at 321 Montgomery St. from Sept. 12 through March 16. Dennis Connors, the association's curator of history, said it will explore the Italian experience in Syracuse starting in...

An Interview with Stephen LaRocca, President of the Saint Rocco Society of Poten…

An Interview with Stephen LaRocca, President of the Saint Rocco Society of Potenza in NYC

By Giovanni di Napoli Stephen LaRocca is an attorney and senior partner at the New York law firm of Stephen LaRocca, PLLC. He is very active within New York City's Italian American community; giving lectures, participating in cultural events and supporting many charities.   Stephen is the president of the Saint Rocco Society of Potenza, Inc., a mutual aid society, which performs important...

Patchogue Italian Festival of St. Liberata

Patchogue Italian Festival of St. Liberata

Please join the Greater Patchogue Foundation, Inc. Cultural Heritage Committee and spend the day in Patchogue along Main Street. Fun for the entire family and plenty of activities for the children!! Indoor/Outdoor dining - Karaoke - Bocce ball tournaments ...and much more!   Congratulazioni to Jim Romeo, Italian-American of the year for the 2014 St. Liberata Festival! The Romeo family came to Patchogue in the early 1900's. Jim...

A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours Celebrates Nine Year Anniversary

A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours Celebrates Nine Year Anniversary

"Manhattan? FUHGETTABOUDIT!" That's the official slogan of A Slice of Brooklyn Bus Tours (http://www.asliceofbrooklyn.com) as they celebrate their 9th anniversary taking tourists from around the world on authentic guided bus tours of NYC's most populous borough. Started in 2005 by native Brooklynite Tony Muia, the family-run company is the only NYC based tour company conducting guided bus tours featuring Brooklyn's favorite...

Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Torino artist Nicolett…

Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Torino artist Nicoletta Balani

Chelsea's Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Torino artist Nicoletta Balani in The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition Exhibition. The exhibition opens on August 22, 2014 and will remain on view until September 11, 2014. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday, August 28, at 6-8pm.   Referencing her personal experience of reality, relationships, and social...

Benvenuto! Festival Brings Best of Italy to Hofstra

Benvenuto! Festival Brings Best of Italy to Hofstra

Italian Experience Festival on September 14, Featuring Italian Food, Live Entertainment, Children's Activities Outdoors, Rain or Shine, South Campus; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Celebrate Italy's cultural and culinary influence on America at one of the largest and most beautiful outdoor festivals on Long Island when Hofstra University hosts the 22st Annual Italian Experience on Sunday, September 14, 2014, from 11 a.m....

Niente social network: il marketing di Eugenia si fa in chiesa

Niente social network: il marketing di Eugenia si fa in chiesa

di Rosalba Reggio e Luca Orlando   Al primo sguardo sembra una delle tante pizzerie di New York. La scritta "pizza italiana" – nella grande mela come ovunque nel mondo – non vuol dire molto. Ma il maxi televisore che campeggia all'ingresso sintonizzato su Rai International vale più di qualunque insegna. Il locale è piccolo, i tavoli in legno scuro e le pareti...

Italian American Association Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Italian American Association Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Thursday, Aug 21 7:00p - American Italian Heritage Museum - Albany, NYA Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony celebrating the opening of our new Italian Cultural Center will be held at 7:00 pm on Thurs, August 21, at American Italian Heritage Association, 1227 Central Ave, Albany, NY.   The Center is located on the second floor of our museum & will allow program expansion to better carry out...

Diesel opening pop-up in Brooklyn

Diesel opening pop-up in Brooklyn

The 1,000-square-foot store will be located at 101 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg and bear its street number, 101, as its name. Diesel is about to take the wraps off its first pop-up shop, set to open Friday in Brooklyn's Williamsburg section. The 1,000-square-foot store will be located at 101 Bedford Avenue in the New York borough and bear its street...

Dolores DeLuce reads from My Life, a Four Letter Word: Confessions of a Counter …

Dolores DeLuce reads from My Life, a Four Letter Word: Confessions of a Counter Culture Diva

Thursday, October 9 Dolores DeLuce, "a five-foot diva in six-inch heels," takes us on the bumpy ride from a bleak New Jersey childhood through her escape to the refuge of the tumultuous post-Stonewall days in 1970s Los Angeles and gay San Francisco. After giving birth to a mixed-race daughter and being rejected by her Italian-American family, DeLuce created a new family...

88th Annual Feast of San Gennaro to Kick Off September 11 in Little Italy

88th Annual Feast of San Gennaro to Kick Off September 11 in Little Italy

The 88th Annual Feast of San Gennaro, New York City's longest-running, biggest and most revered religious outdoor festival, will take place for 11 days starting Thursday, September 11 and continuing through Sunday, September 21, 2014, it was announced today by Joseph Mattone, President of Figli di San Gennaro (Children of San Gennaro), the not-for-profit community organization which has operated the...

Dianne Hales Presents MONA LISA: A LIFE DISCOVERED at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museu…

Dianne Hales Presents MONA LISA: A LIFE DISCOVERED at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, 9/11

On Thursday, September 11 at 7 p.m. award-winning author Dianne Hales will present her latest book,"Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered" at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum.   Every year, 9 million visitors to the Louvre visit a gallery in which one small portrait-the lone painting on an immense wall-sits inside a bulletproof glass case, further protected by the watchful eyes of 24-hour security guards....

Let's welcome 'Rome through Richmond Town'

Let's welcome 'Rome through Richmond Town'

By Staten Island Advance Editorial For good reason, Columbus Day is a traditional cause for celebration on Staten Island. This borough has long been the most Italian-American county in the United States. So there are big expectations following Borough President James Oddo's announcement that plans are being made for the debut of a major new holiday festival.   Set for Saturday, Oct. 11, is...

Tutta la Famiglia - A Photographic Exhibition of Community Life in Gloucester, M…

Tutta la Famiglia - A Photographic Exhibition of Community Life in Gloucester, Massachusetts - Paul Cary Goldberg

Exhibition opening: Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6pm On view: September 19, 2014-January 9, 2015Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm Roundtable discussion: Monday, November 3, 2014, 6pm Italian Americans, mostly from Sicily, make up about a quarter of the population of Gloucester, Massachusetts--the oldest fishing port in the United States. Many Sicilians arrived from Trapani during the great wave of Italian immigration, and more immigrated after...

Uff. Maria T. Fosco Receives Fondazione Dean Martin Award

Uff. Maria T. Fosco Receives Fondazione Dean Martin Award

The Italian American Museum, Its Board Members and President Dr. Joseph V. Scelsa congratulate Uff. Maria T. Fosco on receiving the 2014 Fondazione Dean Martin Award   On Thursday, August 7th, the Dean Martin Foundation of Montesilvano (Pescara, Italy) honored Museum Vice President, Maria T. Fosco with the prestigious Dean Martin Foundation Award under the category dedicated to "Abruzzesi nel Mondo". The Mayor of Montesilvano, Francesco Maragno, President of the...

Garibaldi-Meucci Museum to Host NOT IN A TUSCAN VILLAGE Speaker, 9/13

Garibaldi-Meucci Museum to Host NOT IN A TUSCAN VILLAGE Speaker, 9/13

On Saturday, September 13 at 2 pm, the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum will present a very special guest speaker. Nancy Petralia, along with her husband John, is author of "Not in a Tuscan Villa," which is currently a bestseller in the travel book section on Amazon.com.   The book tells the real-life story of this middle-aged American couple who went to live in Italy...

66th Annual Procession and Feast of Maria SS Addolorata, Carroll Gardens, Brookl…

66th Annual Procession and Feast of Maria SS Addolorata, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

The Congregation of Maria SS Addolorata announces the 66th Annual Procession and Feast of Maria SS Addolorata, Patron Saint of Mola di Bari, Italy. The Procession will leave Sacred Hearts and St. Stephen's Church at 3:00 PM on Sunday Sept. 14th, 2014.   The church is located at the corner of Hicks and Summitt Street, in the Carroll Gardens section of Brooklyn,...

Joseph Luzzi reads from My Two Italies

Joseph Luzzi reads from My Two Italies

Monday, September 22 Luzzi creates a personal portrait of Italy that leaps past clichés, delving into why Italian Americans have complicated relationships with the "old country" and how it is that Italy has produced astonishing and significant art while suffering from corruption, political fragmentation, and an enfeebled civil society.   With topics ranging from the pervasive force of Dante's poetry to the meteoric...

Mike Rossetti 2014 Pedulla Award Recipient For the St. Anthony’s Festival

Mike Rossetti 2014 Pedulla Award Recipient For the St. Anthony’s Festival

This year's recipient of the St. Anthony's Festival Pedulla Award is Mike Rossetti. The award is given each year by The Pedulla Family is in honor of D.A. Pedulla, who gave so much time and energy to the Festival but always with a smile and sense of humor.   The award is to honor a worker of St. Anthony's Festival who displays...

Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise …

Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo, Edvige Giunta and Nancy Caronia

Monday, December 1 Nancy Caronia and Edvige Giunta's edited collection, the first book to focus on an Italian-American woman writer, places Louise DeSalvo at the forefront of a cultural renaissance of the body-mind-spirit connection. Personal Effects (Fordham University Press, 2014) pays special attention to her memoirs, with their fearless exploration of such topics as immigration, domesticity, adultery, illness, mental health, and...

announcing-italian-language-and-culture-classes-at-the-italian-american-museumThe Italian American Museum, in collaboration with the Italian American Committee on Education, invites you to learn Italian language and culture. The courses will begin in September for eleven (11)...
in-celebration-of-the-italian-spirit-singer-songwriter-producer-micheal-castaldo-plans-free-art-exhibit-in-conjunction-with-his-concert-sept-21Celebrated musical artist Michéal Castaldo has organized a special showcase of art that exalts the glories of Italy and her people.   The exhibit of original artwork—created by 15 professional...
two-former-italian-soccer-stars-are-opening-a-hotel-hereI was walking on Canal Street when I noticed that the funny little lot (219 Hudson) at the northwest corner of Canal and Hudson has plywood fencing around part of it. The permits posted are for the...
5-italian-comfort-food-joints-in-the-hamptonsThe last vestiges of summer are finding their way onto Tom Colicchio's menu at Topping Rose House (One Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Tpke., Bridgehampton, 537-0870). Saffron garganelli pairs lobster and corn...
little-italy-sandwiched-between-past-and-presentFor most immigrant groups the idea of upward mobility is an inevitable byproduct that is caused by the blood, sweat and tears of past generations. In most cases immigrants from the past and present,...
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