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Celebrate, Italian-style on Christmas Eve

Celebrate, Italian-style on Christmas Eve

If you're an Italian-American, especially if your roots track back to Southern Italy, you know that it has long been customary to steer clear of eating meat on Christmas Eve.   Instead, traditional, family-style celebrations on Christmas Eve, or La Vigilia, as the day is referenced in parts of Italy, are often marked by a Feast of Seven Fishes.   Read more   Source: http://www.silive.com    

Il giudice Gratteri a NY: asse Italia-Usa contro la mafia

Il giudice Gratteri a NY: asse Italia-Usa contro la mafia

"La 'Ndrangheta non è lontana dal nord America. È presente in Canada, in città come Toronto. Ed è molto presente qui a New York. Ma sono soddisfatto della risposta che stiamo dando". Nicola Gratteri, Procuratore della Repubblica al Tribunale di Reggio Calabria, commenta così il rapporto tra le due sponde dell'Atlantico nel contrasto alle infiltrazioni 'ndrine. Il giudice è stato insignito...

Italian start ups looking for an exit in NY: Venture Out Italy is the answer

Italian start ups looking for an exit in NY: Venture Out Italy is the answer

With 2716 innovative new small companies registered, thw Italian startups ecosystem is growing fast. In this developing scenario young Italian entrepreneurs have to re-think about their strategies to get funds for their projects, even considering to surf toward new markets to boost their businesses.   For the new generation of businessmen there are several opportunities to achieve an exit in pioneer Countries...

Creating a Renaissance for Italian Modernism

Creating a Renaissance for Italian Modernism

As the child of a Milanese art collector, Laura Mattioli grew up surrounded by masterpieces, many created by Italian artists she knew personally. But it wasn't until Mattioli was confined to bed during a difficult pregnancy, immobilized for six months next to one of Giorgio Morandi's most celebrated still lifes, that her love of art took a deeper turn.   Mattioli, 64,...

North American Group Buys Bologna Soccer Club

North American Group Buys Bologna Soccer Club

A group of North Americans led by New York lawyer Joe Tacopina completed the purchase of Italy's cash-strapped Serie B soccer club Bologna on Wednesday.   Tacopina was named club president and Montreal Impact president Joey Saputo is a large investor. A statement posted on Bologna's website announced the deal.   Read more   Source: http://abcnews.go.com    

Arthur Avenue pasta maestro Mario Borgatti, of Borgatti's Ravioli and Egg Noodle…

Arthur Avenue pasta maestro Mario Borgatti, of Borgatti's Ravioli and Egg Noodles, dies at 97

A Bronx pasta legend whose meticulously handcrafted ravioli fed families for 80 years has died. Mario Borgatti, who owned the iconic Borgatti's Ravioli and Egg Noodles, passed away Oct. 8 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, his family said. He was 97.   "He always said his success was the joy he gave to families who bought his pasta," said his son, Chris...

Gov. Cuomo to guest star at screening of Italian American documentary featuring …

Gov. Cuomo to guest star at screening of Italian American documentary featuring his pop, Mario

Even with the rollout of his new memoir, Cuomo the Younger isn't getting all the screen time this October.   The governor will be the special guest at an Oct. 21 screening of "The Italian Americans," a PBS special documentary which "explores the evolution of Italian Americans from the late nineteenth century to today, from 'outsiders' once viewed with suspicion and mistrust...

Bartali e gli altri eroi che salvarono gli ebrei in un film voluto da grandi ita…

Bartali e gli altri eroi che salvarono gli ebrei in un film voluto da grandi italo-americani

Questa sera al "Hampton Film Festival" c'è una proiezione "sold out". La prima di un film che parla di italiani. Delle molte luci fra tante ombre di un periodo tetro nella storia del nostro paese: il periodo in cui, in collaborazione con i nazisti, cominciò in Italia, il rastrellamento degli ebrei per mandarli a morire nei campi di concentramento.   Con una...

The 4th Annual Ospitalità Italiana Awes New Yorkers

The 4th Annual Ospitalità Italiana Awes New Yorkers

Planned by Alice Biagini under the auspices of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce (IACC), this event was promoted as "The Authentic Italian Table," an evening of fine dining, a showcase for new Italian products trying to find distributors along with signature dishes from New York's top-tiered Italian restaurants.   And there was also a CioccoShow preview. This triple-decker delight took place on...

Italian American PAC endorses Tom DiNapoli for NYs comptroller

Italian American PAC endorses Tom DiNapoli for NYs comptroller

On Columbus Day, a day of major significance to many in the Italian American community, The Italian American Political Action Committee strongly endorsed NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, citing his work in furthering the achievements of Italian Americans. Tom DiNapoli, the first Italian American to serve as NYS Comptroller, was named a Knight of the Italian Republic (Cavaliere dell'Ordine al Merito della...

Lecture: Villa del Balbianello - November 04, 2014 at 06:00 pm

Lecture: Villa del Balbianello - November 04, 2014  at 06:00 pm

In collaboration with Friends of FAI - Presented by: Sarah Plimpton - Followed by a Q&A. Author and artist Sarah Plimpton will present a lecture on the history of FAI's magnificent Villa del Balbianello, located on Lake Como.   The 18th century villa was purchased in 1919 by her great uncle, Congressman Butler Ames, who carefully restored the villa and its beautiful gardens. Sarah Plimpton will...

Film Screening (Italian with English Subtitles): Divorce Italian Style + Live Mo…

Film Screening (Italian with English Subtitles): Divorce Italian Style + Live Monologue: The Man From the South - Friday, October 24, 7:30 P.M.

You are cordially invited to attend a screening of the classic film "Divorce Italian Style", the masterpiece of Italian cinema starring Marcello Mastroianni, and a live "monologue" performance of Aldo Nicolaj's "The Man From the South" at the Italian American Museum on Friday, October 24th.   About the film: Baron Ferdinando Cefalù (Marcello Mastroianni) longs to marry his nubile cousin Angela, but one...

L'italiano che a New York trova casa agli europei

L'italiano che a New York trova casa agli europei

La sua vita sembra il copione di Sliding Doors. Una di quelle vite che ha preso una direzione per una decisione ripensata all'ultimo momento. Decisione rivelatasi, poi, determinante e vincente per il suo futuro. Dietro però c'è il fato, il destino. Quello che i greci chiamavano "tuke" a cui nessuno può sottrarsi, nel bene e nel male. Come non si è...

Cristina Fontanelli's 11th Annual CHRISTMAS IN ITALY Set for NYU Skirball Center…

Cristina Fontanelli's 11th Annual CHRISTMAS IN ITALY Set for NYU Skirball Center, 12/6

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 program of Italy's best-loved songs, arias, Neapolitan and Christmas classics during her 11th-Annual "Christmas In Italy" show at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, December 6 at 3:00.   This year's show falls on...

Cellini Lodge honors Italian ballplayers

Cellini Lodge honors Italian ballplayers

The Sons of Italy Cellini Lodge #2206 of New Hyde Park honored New York Yankees great Joe DiMaggio along with other Italian American Baseball Legends at its annual Columbus Day observance last Thursday night. "They were trailblazers," said Joseph Sciame, past Sons of Italy national president and Cellini Lodge president. "It highlights their achievements in sports. It also highlights them as...

The Greats! A New Photo Exhibit on Display at Casa Belvedere

The Greats! A New Photo Exhibit on Display at Casa Belvedere

More than 100 sports memorabilia photos, every one signed by the athlete, are part of a unique exhibit, a first on Staten Island, that chronicle the rich history of Italian Americans in the world of sports spanning the 20th Century.   There are household names, for sure, but many even the most diehard sports enthusiast might not recognize. They range from an...

Italian Americans in Sports - Multimedia Presentation of "Life is a Great G…

Italian Americans in Sports - Multimedia Presentation of "Life is a Great Game" - Thursday, October 23rd, 6:30PM

You are cordially invited to attend a unique event dedicated to Italian American Culture and Sports at the Italian American Museum on Thursday, October 23rd.   About the Book: Life is a Great Game is a work of historical fiction based on real people and events in history embedded in a heartwarming, inspiring, and powerful work of fantasy. The story is based on...

Restaurant favorites done well at Filomena’s

Restaurant favorites done well at Filomena’s

Filomena's in Waterford is the type of restaurant that feels familiar even on first visit.The decor is unpretentious: light-up beer signs call your attention from the parking lot, and family photos and Little League pictures greet you at the entrance.   The walls in the dining area are maroon, the tables and chairs are wooden, and there's a comfortable booth along the...

Sons of Italy to host movie screening

Sons of Italy to host movie screening

The Geneva Sons of Italy lodge will continue its celebration of Italian Culture and Heritage Month this week with a special screening of a classic movie. The Friday evening event, dubbed "Paradise Italian-style: A Night of Culture, Entertainment, Food and Wine," is centered around the Academy Award-winning film Cinema Paradiso, which was named Best Foreign Language Film in 1989.   Read more   Source: http://www.fltimes.com    

Rome Through Richmondtown celebrates all aspects of Italian culture

Rome Through Richmondtown celebrates all aspects of Italian culture

Historic Richmondtown was painted red, white and green for the first annual Rome Through Richmondtown festival on Staten Island.   The festival was presented by Borough President James Oddo and served as the replacement for the annual Columbus Parade, which had seen an attendance drop in recent years. Oddo went the way of a festival to extensively showcase Italian fare, music and...

Peroni Nastro Azzurro Launches The Visionary World of Vogue Italia

Peroni Nastro Azzurro Launches The Visionary World of Vogue Italia

The world's no.1 premium Italian beer, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, last night announced the launch of its tribute to Vogue Italia, the world's leading voice of Italian style. The exhibition, entitled Peroni Nastro Azzurro Celebrates The Visionary World of Vogue Italia was unveiled to a full house at Industria in New York City. A not-to-be-missed digital version of the exhibition premieres...

Westchester Dining Preview: Zero Otto Nove In Armonk

Westchester Dining Preview: Zero Otto Nove In Armonk

Most hamlets with a population of less than 4,500 could only dream of Armonk's foodie cred. It's a newly(ish) bloomed dining out destination that includes worthy stops such as Amore Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen, Fortina, Restaurant North, Marc Charles Steakhouse, Beehive, and Moderne Barn.   The latest addition is Zero Otto Nove (089 in Italian), named for the area code of Salerno,...

An Evening: Embroidered Stories: Interpreting Women's Domestic Needlework from t…

An Evening: Embroidered Stories: Interpreting Women's Domestic Needlework from the Italian Diaspora -  Thursday, November 14, 2014, at 6:00PM

For Italian immigrants and their descendants, needlework represents a marker of identity, a cultural touchstone as powerful as pasta and Neapolitan music. The lives of these Italian women are woven into the artifacts of memory and imagination: embroidering, sewing, knitting, and crocheting. Embroidered Stories: Interpreting Women's Domestic Needlework from the Italian Diaspora (University Press of Mississippi, 2014), edited by Edi...

Il musical fatto in Italia ha conquistato New York

Il musical fatto in Italia ha conquistato New York

Si chiama Tabata. Che così, a prima vista, potrebbe ricordare il personaggio di Vita da Strega , famosa sit-com americana degli anni '60. Ma la Nostra di magico ha solo il muoversi nell'arte della danza. Milanese, venticinque anni, Tabata Caldironi è una di quelle ragazze con tante idee, tutte molto chiare.   È noto a tutto l'universo: fare cultura in Italia, cultura...

ill Dal Cerro, defender of Italian-American history

ill Dal Cerro, defender of Italian-American history

A Fenton High School teacher by day and Italian-American history and culture aficionado the rest of the time, Bill Dal Cerro, a Chicago native, wants the world to know on Columbus Day (Monday) and beyond, that there are plenty of positive Italian role models out there.   The president of the Italic Institute of America, which is based in New York, has...

In giro per New York alla “scoperta” di Colombo

In giro per New York alla “scoperta” di Colombo

Ristorante italiano, pizza, mozzarella, provola, addirittura il culatello: sapori e termini che stanno quasi scomparendo in alcune parti d'Italia, ma che restano impressi nelle insegne della "piccola Italia", Little Italy di New York. La Grande Mela degli italiani, oggi si è ridotta a una strada, nel cuore di Chinatown. Nonostante il numero e l'influenza degli italiani siano diminuiti negli anni, lasciando...

Il sindaco apre le colombiadi a Gracie Mansion: "Ora la mia famiglia ha anc…

Il sindaco apre le colombiadi a Gracie Mansion: "Ora la mia famiglia ha anche il forno a legna per la pizza"

by Riccardo Chioni Nella residenza ufficiale del sindaco Bill de Blasio a Gracie Mansion giovedì si è svolta una cerimonia per l'inizio del fine settimana dei festeggiamenti colombiani alla presenza della first lady Chirlane McCray, del console generale Natalia Quintavalle del commissioner del Fdny Daniel Nigro e il presidente della Columbus Citizens Foundation Angelo Vivolo. Ha fatto gli onori di casa la...

Columbus: Forget about Him; Remember the Future!

Columbus: Forget about Him; Remember the Future!

When Italian immigrants began shifting their focus of practical identity from the old country to the new, they created a change in consciousness that resulted in a loss of cultural memory that would be vital for the continuation of Italian identities in the United States. This condition is similar to what Benedict Anderson addresses in his study Imagined Communities: "All...

Eastchester To Celebrate Three Local Residents At Columbus Day Parade

Eastchester To Celebrate Three Local Residents At Columbus Day Parade

The Columbus Day Parade Committee named Vincent Vetrini as the grand marshal of this year's event, while Joseph Luciano received the Monsignor Anthony Maltese Humanitarian Award and Scott Mikos was named recipient of the DiRubba Community Service Award. Vetrini, a longtime supporter of the Columbus Day Parade Committee, is the co-founder of the Eastchester Youth Soccer Association, and owner of County...

I Cameristi della Scala portano a New York Vivaldi e Piazzolla

I Cameristi della Scala portano a New York Vivaldi e Piazzolla

I talenti del Teatro alla Scala nel cuore di Manhattan. "Le quattro stagioni" di Antonio Vivaldi e "Las cuatro estaciones porteñas" di Astor Piazzolla. Il barocco veneziano e i timbri caldi, ritmati del compositore argentino che ha riletto 250 anni dopo la composizione più celebre del "prete rosso" nato in laguna.   I Cameristi della Scala hanno portato alla Carnegie Hall di...

The Vito Marcantonio Phenomenon: A Theatrical Reconstruction of Congressman Vito…

The Vito Marcantonio Phenomenon: A Theatrical Reconstruction of Congressman Vito Marcantonio’s Effective Radical Legacy

WHAT: The Vito Marcantonio Forum will present a theatrical presentation through dramatizations of his speeches as well as remarks from his contemporaries and supporters, Paul Robeson and Leonard Covello. The audience will move through creative monologues, and scenes between Marcantonio and his mentor, Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia. Audience participants will be pre-selected to read segments from a script entitled: A People's...

Wine Spectator celebra l'Istituto Grandi Marchi

Wine Spectator celebra l'Istituto Grandi Marchi

Wine Spectator celebra il decennale dell'Istituto del vino italiano Grandi Marchi, dedicandogli un evento speciale alla Wine Experience di New York, l'appuntamento clou per il gotha della filiera enologica mondiale. Il 17 ottobre, infatti, le 19 cantine top dell'enologia italiana saranno protagoniste del pranzo annuale in cui sono attesi oltre 800 partecipanti tra stampa e wine lover. E' la prima volta...

The day is about celebrating Columbus, not about food and music (letter to the e…

The day is about celebrating Columbus, not about food and music (letter to the editor)

By John Mancini, Executive Director Italic Institute of America, Floral Park, L.I.   Borough President James Oddo's announcement that the Columbus Day Parade will be replaced by an Italian festival because a festival is "deeper and richer," beggars the imagination.   Granted, the traditional parade failed to excite the masses, but it was about one man's courage and commitment to conquer the unknown. Perhaps...

Paolo Busti Foundation honors two at annual dinner

Paolo Busti Foundation honors two at annual dinner

The Paolo Busti Cultural Foundation of Genesee County recognized Outstanding Italian-Americans, Dr. Anthony Gugino and Mrs. Donna Reechio Condello, at their Annual Fall Fundraiser at Terry Hills Wednesday night. St. Joe's Brass Ensemble was the featured entertainment which culminated with the awarding of the Gift Basket to Mrs. Nancy Palermo along with announcing the winner of the 50/50 raffle ticket won...

Photo Exhibit, Mayor de Blasio's Italian Roots - 14 October at 5:00 PM

Photo Exhibit, Mayor de Blasio's Italian Roots - 14 October at 5:00 PM

by Anthony J. Tamburri This past summer New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio returned to his maternal family roots in Italy. The Mayor's grandparents immigrated to the United States in the early 1900s: his grandmother Anna Briganti was from Grassano (Basilicata, Matera Province), and his grandfather Giovanni De Blasio from the town of Sant'Agata de' Goti (Campania, Benevento Province). When...

Concert "Berio in NYC"

Concert "Berio in NYC"

"Sequenzas" and "Chemins IV" and other works performed by Ensemble mise-en in the first of two concerts featuring works composed by Luciano Berio when he lived in New York City (1965-1972).   Ensemble mise-en is an innovative and versatile New York-based contemporary music collective led by composer Moon Young Ha.   Read more   Source: http://italianacademy.columbia.edu    

Calandra Institute e Università della Calabria: attraversare l'oceano e abbatter…

Calandra Institute e Università della Calabria: attraversare l'oceano e abbattere le barriere con gli studi italoamericani

Gli studi italoamericani diventano un ponte tra l'Italia e l'America e da New York attraversano l'Atlantico per arrivare in Calabria. Un incontro che si concretizza in un accordo tra il John D. Calandra Italian American Institute del Queens College (CUNY) e l'Università della Calabria.   A firmare l'accordo sono stati, lunedì 6 ottobre, nella sede del Calandra Institute, i rettori dell'istituto calabro...

Honor Christopher Columbus at the American Italian Heritage Museum

Honor Christopher Columbus at the American Italian Heritage Museum

The public is invited to honor Christopher Columbus the discoverer of America on Monday, October 13 at 11:00 am at the American Italian Heritage Museum, 1227 Central Ave., Albany, NY. The event includes a program to honor Columbus, followed by a movie of his life, and a reception. The museum will be open 11 am to 2 pm and no...

Sons of Italy continues with heritage month celebrations

Sons of Italy continues with heritage month celebrations

From its annual Dinner Dance to a special outing at the Smith Opera House to Halloween, the local Sons of Italy Lodge continues to celebrate Italian Culture and Heritage month with a number of events. The lodge will host its annual Dinner Dance on Saturday. It will be a special one as longtime member Tony Cannuli will be honored for his...

Local-Express by Rosanna Chiofalo

Local-Express by Rosanna Chiofalo

Rosanna Chiofalo is the author of Bella Fortuna and Carissima. A first-generation Italian American whose parents emigrated from Sicily to New York in the early 1960s, Chiofalo has worked for over 20 years as a copywriter and copy director for several New York City publishers.   Her latest book, Stella Mia (Kensington Books) is set to be released in January, 2015. For...

Italian Restaurant Week kicks off at Bensonhurst’s new Italian-American Communit…

Italian Restaurant Week kicks off at Bensonhurst’s new Italian-American Community Center

By Rob Abruzzese Brooklyn's Italian Restaurant Week kicked off on Tuesday night with a sneak peek at Il Centro, Bensonhurst's soon-to-be-open Italian-American Community Center. Elected officials and local residents gathered to get a glimpse of the new building while chowing down on some of Brooklyn's delectable Italian food.   "Let me welcome you all to what is, in our opinion, one of the...

Arnaldo Mondadori: a Publisher's mark across the history of Italy

Arnaldo Mondadori: a Publisher's mark across the history  of Italy

The Mondadori, Italy's largest publishing group, has a history, as is the case for almost all large industries, closely linked to the life of one man, in this case the "boy printer" Arnoldo Mondadori who in 1907, when he was still very young, began his career as a publisher in Ostiglia, a small village in the Lombardy countryside.   The expansion of...

Italian Opera Company to perform Neapolitan folk songs at library

Italian Opera Company to perform Neapolitan folk songs at library

Putting opera aside for an evening, members of the Italian Opera Company, a Brooklyn-based performance troupe, will entertain audiences with Neapolitan folk songs in a special concert at the Dyker Heights Library on Oct. 14.   The free concert, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Dyker Heights Library at 8202 13th Ave., will feature timeless classics, according to soprano Nina...

San Vincenzo in New York City

San Vincenzo in New York City

The 113th Feast of San Vincenzo in New York City on Sunday Oct. 26th will be significant, marking either the last event held at St. Joseph's Church or a celebration of the church's continued operation.   The Archdiocese of New York in evaluating their structure, anticipates announcing closings of some churches this Fall. Regardless of the decision about St. Joseph's Church, the...

Ilica premia Cassano

Ilica premia Cassano

La serie di appuntamenti della Italian Language Inter-Cultural Alliance, che ha festeggiato il decimo anniversario, si è chiusa sabato sera con la cerimonia di consegna di riconoscimenti a bordo dello yacht Hornblower Infinity nella spettacolare cornice offerta dal panorama di New York. Nell'occasione ha fatto pervenire a Ilica la benedizione apostolica Papa Francesco che ha "invocato una speciale effusione di grazie...

Un Columbus Day a suon di House

Un Columbus Day a suon di House

by Chiara Zaccherotti Mai Cristoforo Colombo si sarebbe potuto immaginare che un giorno la sua scoperta sarebbe stata commemorata a suon di musica House. Sì perché è proprio quello che succederà tra pochi giorni, in memoria del Columbus Day, la giornata più italiana del calendario americano, quest'anno proposta in una veste un po' svecchiata e meno mandolinizzata rispetto a quanto accaduto...

Exhibition Opening: Giulio Turcato - October 30, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Exhibition Opening: Giulio Turcato - October 30, 2014 at 6:00 pm

An exhibition of works by Giulio Turcato. Curated by Isabella del Frate Rayburn. Catalogue edited by Martina Caruso. Sponsored by Maurice Kanbar. On view through December 12, 2014 - Mon-Fri 10-5.   Giulio Turcato's drawings were never a focus of his three past solo shows in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s.This exhibition at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò is the first to bring together a wide...

On Columbus weekend: 'Rome Through Richmond Town'

On Columbus weekend: 'Rome Through Richmond Town'

By James S. Oddo   Several times since I began working at Borough Hall, my Mom has welled up with emotion, telling me how proud my grandfather would have been to see me become the Borough President. She was speaking of her Dad, Edward Galbo, who left Sicily in 1902 for the promise of a better life in a new land.   When he...

Celebrating the Italians of Staten Island!

Celebrating the Italians of Staten Island!

October 16 (Thursday) 2:30 - 4:25 pmCelebrating the Italians of Staten Island! As Staten Island's largest ancestral group, the Italian population has had a tremendous impact on the borough and its history. This event by Pat Salmon will focus on Italian immigration, agricultural endeavors through the 1960s, influence on other ethnic groups, family life, business enterprises, religion and other subjects as...

An Italian Festival Night

An Italian Festival Night

October 11 (Saturday) Doors open at 6:00 pm"An Italian Festival Night"Featuring the classic Neapolitan music of tenor, Antonio Guarna, and a special choreography by "The Dance House of Brooklyn" Performers.St. Simon and Jude (Lower Church) - 295 Avenue T (between Van Sicklen and Lake Streets), Brooklyn Admission: $50 per person, includes hot buffet dinner, beverages and dessertFor further information and tickets, please...

MISS CHEF® 2014 in USA - New York - dal 9 al 15 ottobre 2014

MISS CHEF® 2014 in USA - New York - dal 9 al 15 ottobre 2014

MISS CHEF® (www.misschef.net) è la prima competizione tra alcune delle migliori Chef Donne italiane con la proposizione, tutta in rosa, dei più rinomati menù della tradizione culinaria nostrana, tra ieri ed oggi, valorizzando il "Made in Italy" delle eccellenze eno-gastronomiche, note ed apprezzate in tutto il mondo.   Il Premio è stato ideato da MARIANGELA PETRUZZELLI, giornalista e autrice tv anche per...

Blaxploitalian: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema.

Blaxploitalian: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema.

Presenting a virtually unknown history that begins with silent films through the Italian neorealism movement, sword-and-sandal films of the 1970's and cop/action movies to contemporary films, this work-in-progress will show interviews with and highlight the achievements of classic Afro-Italian actors like Ines Pelligrini ("Arabian Knights" - 1974) and Iris Peynado ("Warriors of the Wasteland"), as well as African-Americans who lived...

Book Presentation: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TIBER, Reflections on Time in Italy -…

Book Presentation: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TIBER, Reflections on Time in Italy   - October 28, 2014 (06:00 PM )

A fresh, nuanced perspective on a profoundly perplexing country: this is what Wallis Wilde-Menozzi's unique, captivating narrative promises—and delivers. The Other Side of the Tiber brings Italy to life in an entirely new way, treating the peninsula as a series of distinct places, subjects, histories, and geographies bound together by a shared sense of life. A multifaceted image of Italy emerges—in...

Le eccellenze campane sbarcano al Columbus Day

Le eccellenze campane sbarcano al Columbus Day

Si è svolta ieri presso la Sala Cinese della Reggia di Porticila presentazione della "Mostra Fotografica origine di Bill De Blasio", un progetto che parte da Sant'Agata dei Goti in provincia di Benevento e che attraversa la Reggia di Portici e Caserta, raccogliendo le eccellenze del nostro territorio.   Tale mostra sarà inaugurata martedì 14 ottobre alle ore 17:00 presso il John...

Italian International Dance Festival 2014

Italian International Dance Festival 2014

In seguito al grande successo ottenuto nel 2013, la seconda edizione del Festival tornerà venerdì 24 ottobre alle 19.30 presso il Julia Richman Theatre, al 317 E di 67th Street, tra 2nd e 1st Avenue nell'Upper East Side.   Durante la serata si esibiranno compagnie di balletto italiane e americane unite dallo spirito di collaborazione tra le culture: un abbraccio dell'arte nello...

New York Harbor From a Different Angle

New York Harbor From a Different Angle

"We all come from somewhere," said Robert Foster, executive director of the Hoboken Historical Museum, speaking of the current exhibition on immigration. "Everybody loves the topic, because there's a common denominator."   What may be surprising, and what "Hoboken, Ellis Island and the Immigrant Experience, 1892-1924," which opened in August and is on display through Dec. 23, illuminates, is how often those...

Binghamton to celebrate Italian American pride

Binghamton to celebrate Italian American pride

The 55th annual Columbus Day Parade and Italian Festival will be celebrated Oct. 13 in downtown Binghamton, marking the city's rich Italian American community.   The event opens at 9 a.m., with the Italian flag raised outside City Hall. At 10 a.m., the parade will kick off at Arthur and Main streets, then to Court Street and finish on State Street.   Read more   Source: http://www.pressconnects.com    

Ellis Island. Lirica e ironia sugli italiani d'America

Ellis Island. Lirica e ironia sugli italiani d'America

by Barbara Gigante "Un'opera oltre ogni estetico controllo" questa l'efficace, elegante definizione targata Anthony Tamburri di Ellis Island, libro dell'italoamericano Robert Viscusi, presentato il 30 settembre all'Istituto Italiano di Cultura a New York.   Tamburri, della CUNY, è un nome ormai sinonimo di esperienza nel campo dell'italianistica e degli studi sulla letteratura italoamericana, dunque presenza appropriata per presiedere al lancio di un libro...

New Fiat 500X SUV true to Jeep lineage

New Fiat 500X SUV true to Jeep lineage

With the new pint-sized Fiat 500X, Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne wants to show his vision for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is ready for the street.   The trendy Italian crossover model has a roundish front and curvy rear reminiscent of the iconic 500 subcompact, and yet it's essentially a clone of the rugged, boxy Jeep Renegade. The two compact sport-utility vehicles...

TwinsMusic Enterprises Presents The 5th Edition Of Italian Jazz Day

TwinsMusic Enterprises Presents The 5th Edition Of Italian Jazz Day

On October 13th, thousands of people will be gathered in New York for a special day in music by celebrating Italy's prolific Jazz musicians.   Coinciding with Columbus Day, the Italian Jazz Day commemorates Italy's finest musicians as they get to preform in five venues in New York including Measure Lounge, Arturo's, Les Peascadeux, The cutting Room, and Showman's.   Read more   Source: http://www.mi2n.com    

Inaugurato a Millbrook nell'Upstate il primo "Museum in the Street" ch…

Inaugurato a Millbrook nell'Upstate il primo "Museum in the Street" che racconta la storia dell'immigrazione

by Riccardo Chioni Il villaggio di Millbrook nel Upstate New York ha inaugurato il Museum in the Street, il primo che racconta la storia dell'immigrazione in lingua inglese e italiana attraverso 29 pannelli disseminati in strade e parchi per promuovere il proprio senso di identità storica e tramandarla alle future generazioni. Alla cerimonia del taglio del nastro erano presenti il sindaco di...

Il ristorante. Rosso Uptown a Port Washington, Li

Il ristorante. Rosso Uptown a Port Washington, Li

Se vi trovate a Port Washington non siete certo in una zona italiana per eccellenza, ma se ci andate per lavoro o per una passeggiata tra le vie di questa deliziosa cittadina e avete voglia di mangiare italiano, sulla Main Street al n. 52, ad un passo dalla stazione centrale, troverete Rosso Uptown, una tipica trattoria italiana.   Tipica, sì, perché nonostante...

Bensonhurst, Brooklyn's Feast of Santa Fortunata in Pictures

Bensonhurst, Brooklyn's Feast of Santa Fortunata in Pictures

Last weekend (Sept. 27th–28th), members of the Società Santa Fortunata di New York celebrated the Feast of Santa Fortunata, beloved patroness of Baucina, Sicily. The two day celebration, full of pomp and pageantry, began at the society clubhouse (7701 17th Ave.) in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, and culminated with Mass at Regina Pacis Church (1230 65th St.) on Sunday.   Thank you Ciro Quattrocchi...

Casa Belvedere & Majestic Castle Music Productions Presents Award-Winning It…

Casa Belvedere & Majestic Castle Music Productions Presents Award-Winning Italian Tenor Micheal Castaldo  at the 2nd Annual Christmas Benefit Concert November 30, 2014 at 2pm (Thanksgiving Weekend)

The 2nd Annual Christmas Benefit Concert for Casa Belvedere on November 30 will feature award-winning Italian tenor Micheal Castaldo. Castaldo will sing classic Italian carols from his best-selling album, "Extravergine: Christmas in the Mediterranean," accompanied by the Richmond County Orchestra Strings. Special Guest will be the award winning UK Soprano Rebecca Newman, traveling all the way from York, UK to...

Six Passionate Women

Six Passionate Women

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY TO PRESENT "SIX PASSIONATE WOMEN" BY MARIO FRATTI, DIRECTED BY STEPHAN MORROW.A great film maker has been stealing ideas all his life. Six passionate women decide that to be a muse is to be exploited. They enact a bizarre revenge. This comedy was the prototype for the musical "Nine."   Dennis Parlato stars as the film maker - a character inspired by...

Anna Rita Alatan: Images that Explore Female Figures’ Inner and Outer Lives Simu…

Anna Rita Alatan: Images that Explore Female Figures’ Inner and Outer Lives Simultaneously

Anna Rita Alatan, also known as ARA, creates images with an almost magical sense of presence, as if the painting is a window from reality, showing us all that lies beyond. Her worlds are infused with a feeling of poise and timelessness, something that becomes clearer when one focuses on the subjects of the artworks.   The female figures who dominate the...

Great event for Italian Startups in NYC: VentureOutItaly III

Great event for Italian Startups in NYC: VentureOutItaly III

From Sunday, November 2nd to Friday November 5th, Italian Business and Investment Initiative in partnership with VentureOutNY will host VentureOutItaly III Fall Event, one-week NY Market Accelerator program for Italian tech startups.   The 15 most promising Italian tech startups will take part in one week US business expansion program that features...   Read more   Fonte: Italian Good News  

La siculo-americana che portò la passione per la Sicilia a New York

La siculo-americana che portò la passione per la Sicilia a New York

Non uno ma due viaggi l'hanno portata prima nella Sicilia delle miniere di zolfo e poi nella New York in espansione. Oggi in quella Sicilia torna ancora e a New York ha portato l'arte della sua Isola. Siculo-americana o globetrotter poco importa, Maria Rand Catalano è, senza dubbio, l'ambasciatrice della cultura siciliana in America. Come Andrea Camilleri, scrittore che ama, nasce...

Giunta al X anno, la Italian Language Inter-Cultural Alliance apre il nuovo dece…

Giunta al X anno, la Italian Language Inter-Cultural Alliance apre il nuovo decennio per scrivere la storia

by Riccardo Chioni Con lo sguardo rivolto a "L'Italia Bugiarda" da una parte e la moltitudine di giovani all'estero dall'altra, la Italian Language Inter-Cultural Alliance venerdì ha celebrato il decimo anniversario della fondazione con una serie di eventi terminati col simposio dal titolo "L'identità degli italiani nella prossima generazione". In mattinata, presso il Calandra Institute si è tenuta una conferenza ospitata dal...

The Phantom Unmasked

The Phantom Unmasked

Saturday, October 18th, at 7 pm the College of Staten Island, Center for the Arts will present Franc D"Ambrosio's Broadway, " The Phantom Unmasked", a special benefit concert of cabaret style Broadway standards to support the Italian Studies program and study abroad opportunities for students to expand their horizons and experience of the cultural heritage of Italy.   Franc D'Ambrosio, a sought after...

L'Italia Dei Sogni

L'Italia Dei Sogni

Lecture by Mario Fratti and Goffredo Palmerini You are cordially invited to attend a lecture by acclaimed playwright, Mario Fratti and award-winning journalist, Goffredo Palmerini at the Italian American Museum on Thursday, October 9. Mario Fratti and Goffredo Palmerini will discuss Palmerini's latest book titled, L'Italia Dei Sogni.   L'Italia Dei Sogni (2014) is the latest volume of Palmerini's trilogy after "L'Aquila Nel...

A Look at the 2014 Feast of Sant'Amato di Nusco, Long Island City, New York

A Look at the 2014 Feast of Sant'Amato di Nusco, Long Island City, New York

Sunday, September 28th, members of the Società Sant'Amato di Nusco of Long Island City, New York (47-39 Vernon Boulevard) gathered at Saint Mary's Church (10-08 49th Avenue), to celebrate the Annual Mass and Procession in honor of Saint Amato, patron saint of Nusco, Avellino.   I would like to extend my sincerest thanks and appreciation to the society for maintaining our beloved...

Rustichella d'Abruzzo lancia a New York la pasta che si cuoce in 90 secondi

Rustichella d'Abruzzo lancia a New York la pasta che si cuoce in 90 secondi

di Alberto Magnani   A volte bastano due numeri. Anzi, uno: 90 anni di storia, 90 secondi di cottura. Rustichella d'Abruzzo, il pastificio artigianale fondato nel 1924 da Gaetano Sergiacomo, ha scelto New York per presentare la sua rilettura "futuristica" degli spaghetti: "90 Secondi Rapida", una pasta di grano duro che si cuoce in un minuto e mezzo. Gusto identico, risparmio di...

Annual Borough of Queens Columbus Day Parade

Annual Borough of Queens Columbus Day Parade

Parade route commences at Kaufman Studios located at 34-12 36th Street, Astoria, NY and ends on Astoria Blvd. and Cav. Vincent Iannece Street, named in honor of the co-founder and motivating force in reinstating this parade. Sponsored by Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens, Inc. Grand Marshal Commissioner Cav. Daniel Nigro of the New York City Fire Department.Admission: free; open...

Honor Christopher Columbus

Honor Christopher Columbus

The public is invited to honor Christopher Columbus the discover of America on Monday, October 13 at 11:00 am at the American Italian Heritage Museum, 1227 Central Ave., Albany, NY.   The event includes a program to honor Columbus, followed by a movie of his life and a reception. The museum will be open 11 am to 2 pm and no admission...

calandra-institute-e-universita-della-calabria-attraversare-l-oceano-e-abbattere-le-barriere-con-gli-studi-italoamericaniGli studi italoamericani diventano un ponte tra l'Italia e l'America e da New York attraversano l'Atlantico per arrivare in Calabria. Un incontro che si concretizza in un accordo tra il John D. Calandra...
north-american-group-buys-bologna-soccer-clubA group of North Americans led by New York lawyer Joe Tacopina completed the purchase of Italy's cash-strapped Serie B soccer club Bologna on Wednesday.   Tacopina was named club president and...
italian-start-ups-looking-for-an-exit-in-ny-venture-out-italy-is-the-answerWith 2716 innovative new small companies registered, thw Italian startups ecosystem is growing fast. In this developing scenario young Italian entrepreneurs have to re-think about their strategies to get...
arthur-avenue-pasta-maestro-mario-borgatti-of-borgatti-s-ravioli-and-egg-noodles-dies-at-97A Bronx pasta legend whose meticulously handcrafted ravioli fed families for 80 years has died. Mario Borgatti, who owned the iconic Borgatti's Ravioli and Egg Noodles, passed away Oct. 8 at Calvary...
celebrate-italian-style-on-christmas-eveIf you're an Italian-American, especially if your roots track back to Southern Italy, you know that it has long been customary to steer clear of eating meat on Christmas Eve.   Instead,...
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