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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...

Embroidered Stories: Interpreting Women's Domestic Needlework from the Italian D…

Embroidered Stories: Interpreting Women's Domestic Needlework from the Italian Diaspora, Edvige Giunta and Joseph Sciorra

Thursday, November 13For 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 (University Press of Mississippi, 2014), edited by Edvige Giunta and Joseph Sciorra, is an...

Staten Island Columbus Day parade to be replaced with Italian-American culture f…

Staten Island Columbus Day parade to be replaced with Italian-American culture fest set for Oct. 11

Come Columbus Day weekend, Staten Islanders can prime their appetites for a fresh, new outdoor festival. On Saturday, Oct. 11, the Borough President's Office announced the inaugural "Rome through Richmond Town: A Celebration of Italian Culture," a six-hour, free fete to all things Italian that's intended to replace the New Dorp Lane parade traditionally held on the holiday weekend.   This event will...

It's in our very name: The Italian Heritage of Syracuse - A request for your hel…

It's in our very name: The Italian Heritage of Syracuse - A request for your help

Dennis Connors, Curator of History, is putting together an exhibit and is requesting your help! An exhibit will run on the second floor gallery of the OHA Museum from Sept. 12, 2014 through March 16, 2015. It will explore the Italian experience in Syracuse, starting in the 1880s and concentrating on the initial immigrants and the first and second generations of...

Sabato Rodia’s Towers in Watts: Art, Migrations, Development, Luisa Del Giudice,…

Sabato Rodia’s Towers in Watts: Art, Migrations, Development, Luisa Del Giudice, Independent Scholar

Wednesday, October 29 The Watts Towers — a complex of multistoried structures decorated in pique assiette — were created over the course of three decades by a determined artist, Sabato "Sam" Rodia, an Italian immigrant laborer who wanted to do "something big" and ended up creating an internationally renowned architectural wonder.   Featuring fresh and innovative examinations, Sabato Rodia's Towers in Watts (Fordham...

Celebrate on September 8th the 11th Annual Festa for the Sicilian Black Madonna …

Celebrate on September 8th the 11th Annual Festa for the Sicilian Black Madonna del Tindari

Il Comitato per il Ripristino della Festa della Madonna Nera cordially invites you to the Eleventh Annual Festa in Honor of the Sicilian Black Madonna del Tindari   Monday, September 8, 2014, 6PM at the former site of her devotionThe Phoenix Bar - 447 East 13th Street, off of Avenue A - Manhattan  

Madison e Greene, l’Italia a Stelle e Strisce

Madison e Greene, l’Italia a Stelle e Strisce

Al di là della strada c'è Artemide. Poco più in là Alessi e due vetrine oltre Molteni e Bisazza. Quattro passi in Greene Street, nel cuore di Soho, sono in realtà una full immersion nello stile made in Italy.   Qualche tempo fa il New York Times dedicò un'intera pagina alle "possibilità" di shopping italiano in questa strada ed è in effetti...

A Look at the 18th Annual Festa di San Donato, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

A Look at the 18th Annual Festa di San Donato, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

I returned to Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Thursday night to celebrate the Feast of San Donato. Now in its 18th year, the street celebration continues to draw devotees from across the Tri-State area. Francesca Mazza, who has a special devotion to San Donato, organizes the Feast in memory of her beloved mother.   The Mazza family generously set up tents and chairs, and...

Coming to America. Immigration Options for Italian Scientists and Artists

Coming to America. Immigration Options for Italian Scientists and Artists

This event is organized in collaboration with Gibney Anthony & Flaherty llp. The panel will cover the various U.S. visa options, both temporary and permanent, for Scientists and Artists. It will include a detailed discussion of basic visa criteria as well as practical tips on how to plan for one's immigration journey in the United States.   It will address common scenarios...

A 140 anni dalla nascita, USA, Italia e Canada ricordano Marconi. Non con un mon…

A 140 anni dalla nascita, USA, Italia e Canada ricordano Marconi. Non con un monumento ma tre. E saranno "vivi"

Le statue, secondo Michele Frattallone, presidente della Galileo Legacy Foundation, si dividono in due categorie: attive e passive.   Appartengono alla seconda categoria quelle opere che, inaugurate in grande pompa, vengono poi lasciate al proprio destino, a raccogliere polvere come tristi monumenti a un passato incapace di connettersi al presente. Per ricordare Guglielmo Marconi, invece, Michele Frattallone ha in mente una statua...

Taste Italy at Endicott’s Gusto Festival

Taste Italy at Endicott’s Gusto Festival

Palma Longo can close her eyes and savor the aromas and tastes that she says helped define the Italian-American neighborhoods she grew up in on Endicott's North Side.   "You'd walk down the street at Oak Hill Avenue and you'd smell the spiedies cooking outside," she said. "Everyone had a great barber and a garden in the backyard — tomatoes, zucchini and...

Holy Image of Our Lady of Romitello to Visit Saint Luke's Church, Whitestone, Ne…

Holy Image of Our Lady of Romitello to Visit Saint Luke's Church, Whitestone, New York

St. Luke's Church, 16-34 Clintonville Street, Whitestone, NY 11357 - Tel. (718) 746-8102 We welcome the Holy Image of Our Lady of Romitello from Sicily to our parish beginning August 12th and returning August 22nd. A novena in her honor will be held in Italian and other special events are planned.   We are honored to welcome His Excellency Archbishop Michele Pennisi of Monreale who...

The Robert D. Cess Concorso d'Eleganza IX: Celebration of Italian Automotive Exc…

The Robert D. Cess Concorso d'Eleganza IX: Celebration of Italian Automotive Excellence

In recognition of Robert Cess, Marine Sciences Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Stony Brook University, whose interest in Italian automobiles, especially the Alfa Romeo, served as the inspiration and impetus for having this show initially and as a continuing annual campus event.   The Concorso d'Eleganza is a display of art forms on wheels as a means of illustrating one form of Italian culture....

L’italiano che cerca casa per Martin Scorsese e Roger Waters

L’italiano che cerca casa per Martin Scorsese e Roger Waters

"Qui tutto è possibile, se hai una buona idea ti aiutano a realizzarla e riesci anche a farti finanziare con facilità". Giampiero Rispo, 55 anni di cui 30 vissuti negli Stati Uniti, di progetti ne ha seguiti molti prima di approdare al settore immobiliare newyorchese a metà degli anni '80.   Nella sua "vita" precedente a Napoli è stato bancario, assicuratore, rappresentante...

Il gruppo zero con gli italiani al Gugghenheim in autunno a New York

Il gruppo zero con gli italiani al Gugghenheim in autunno a New York

Lucio Fontana e Piero Manzoni due esponenti della cultura italiana nel mondo che affiancarono da vicino le sperimentazioni del Gruppo Zero nato in Germania.   Le loro opere le troviano infatti nella mostra che aprirà i battenti a New York per iniziativa del Gugghneim dal 10 ottobre 2014 al 7 gennaio 2015, dal titolo " ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow, 1950s–60s" (ZERO: Conto...

Top-Rated Italian Restaurants in Long Island

Top-Rated Italian Restaurants in Long Island

Long Island has been a hub of Italian-American culture for as long as Italians have settled in the tri-state area, and Italian-Americans make up the biggest percentage of the population of immigrant descendants in both Nassau and Suffolk counties, according to a study of the Long Island Italian-American community by Vincenzo Milione, a researcher at the Calandra Italian American Institute...

A New York undicesima festa annuale in onore della Madonna nera siciliana di Tin…

A New York undicesima festa annuale in onore della Madonna nera siciliana di Tindari

Il Comitato per la Rinascita della Festa della Madonna Nera invita la comunità italiana alla Undicesima Festa annuale in onore della Madonna Nera siciliana di Tindari.   Negli ultimi dieci anni - spiegano gli organizzatori - ci siamo riuniti l'8 settembre presso il Bar Phoenix a Manhattan dove abbiamo raccontato storie, recitato poesie, abbozzato disegni con il gesso sul marciapiede, costruito un...

Ricordato Vito Marcantonio, il congressman radicale di sinistra rieletto sei vol…

Ricordato Vito Marcantonio, il congressman radicale di sinistra rieletto sei volte dalla gente di East Harlem

by Riccardo Chioni "Vito Marcantonio si è battuto incessantemente affinché giustizia sociale, diritti civili e il sogno americano fossero accessibili a tutti" ha detto ieri la presidente del consiglio comunale Melissa Mark Viverito durante la commemorazione al Woodlawn Cemetery nel Bronx del 60esimo anniversario della morte del parlamentare italoamericano. Oltre alla proclamation consegnata da Viverito sottoscritta dal consiglio comunale, al Vito Marcantonio...

Inventiva, tecnologia, avventura e un tocco di italianità: così vendiamo immobil…

Inventiva, tecnologia, avventura e un tocco di italianità: così vendiamo immobili a New York

L'agente immobiliare nell'immaginario collettivo è avvezzo a girare incravattato, mostrando gli immobili sul mercato secondo gli schemi tradizionali. Ma New York è la città dell'innovazione e, se è vero che nella megalopoli a stelle e strisce il made in Italy è tuttora sinonimo di qualità, non è la mera nazionalità a rendere la Vivaldi Real Estate un'agenzia immobiliare di successo...

Diana Castore-Cocchi Brings Fairy Godmothers Back into Fairy Tales with New Book

Diana Castore-Cocchi Brings Fairy Godmothers Back into Fairy Tales with New Book

Author Diana Castore-Cocchi presents the fantastical story of a little girl named Estelle and her fairy godmother, Serendipitous, in the new book, "The Whimsical Secret Reveal of a Fairy Godmother: A Tale of Serendipitous" (published by AuthorHouse).   Set in the dreamy Tuscan region of Pienza, Italy, "The Whimsical Secret Reveal of a Fairy Godmother" shares a powerful message of hope, acceptance...

Book on local Italian culinary proves a hot seller

Book on local Italian culinary proves a hot seller

The Italian community has been an integral part of the Niagara Falls story for decades and among its major contributions are the culinary habits that earlier generations brought to this country.   That's spelled out in a new book "Buon Appetito," by the Italian Research Group of the Lewiston Public Library (252 pages, paperback, $20). It's packed with nostalgia, accurate anecdotes about...

25th Annual 5k Run/Walk To Fight Drug Abuse

25th Annual 5k Run/Walk To Fight Drug Abuse

Every July, hundreds of people flock to the Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens' (FIAO) annual 5k Run/Walk race in the hopes of not only competing against locals from the neighborhood, but also to help fight drug abuse.   Run by President and long distance runner Joe DiPietro, the July 20 race is about a 3.1 loop on 20th Avenue in...

NYS Grand Lodge Foundation, Order of Sons of Italy in America donates van to Cam…

NYS Grand Lodge Foundation, Order of Sons of Italy in America donates van to Camp Helen Keller

A fraternal New York group donated a new van to the young campers at Helen Keller Services Tuesday.The New York State Grand Lodge Foundation, Order of Sons of Italy in America raised $32,000 for the vehicle and dedicated it to the campers during the fifth annual Activities Day at Eisenhower Park. Camp Helen Keller is a summer day camp for children...

City Issues Last-Minute Denial For 18th Avenue Feast Date Change, Jeopardizing E…

City Issues Last-Minute Denial For 18th Avenue Feast Date Change, Jeopardizing Event

The Festa di Santa Rosalia, popularly known as the 18th Avenue feast, should be a go this year – but the dates are still up in the air.   Organizers and Community Board 11 requested that the 11-day festival be pushed up by one week to avoid ending on Labor Day weekend, which would mean a quicker cleanup after the event. But...

Summer 2014 - Cinema Sotto Le Stelle Italian Film Nights

Summer 2014 - Cinema Sotto Le Stelle Italian Film Nights

Thursday, August 7th @ 8 PM - Summer Italian Film Festival Week 5 - Otto e Mezzo (1963)This classic Fellini film stars Marcello Mastroianni as Guido Anselmi, a famous film director. Guido Anselmi is suffering from the dreaded "directors block" while working on a science fiction film with autobiographical references.   As Guido struggles half-heartedly to work on the film, he is confronted with...

I trenta anni del Gala Italia

I trenta anni del Gala Italia

Il vino italiano di grande qualità sarà nuovamente alla ribalta sul grande palcoscenico di New York in occasione del GALA ITALIA 30 che si terrà giovedì 19 febbraio 2015 nella Grand Ballroom del Pierre Hotel di New York. Si tratterà di una speciale edizione di quella che è unanimamente considerata la più importante manifestazione promozionale italiana che il 19 febbraio celebrerà...

Bauli Officially Launches Line Of Italian Baked Goods In The U.S

Bauli Officially Launches Line Of Italian Baked Goods In The U.S

Bauli, the leading creator of authentic Italian holiday cakes and pastries, is announcing its official launch in the United States, available at retailers, including: Fairway, Whole Foods and Duane Reade stores nationwide.   Bauli has been the confectionary leader in Italy for over 80 years and its line of products will introduce traditional Italian desserts to the U.S. market, guaranteeing the highest...

Da Avellino a New York per studiare la leucemia: la storia del Fulbright Researc…

Da Avellino a New York per studiare la leucemia: la storia del Fulbright Research Scholar Gian Luigi Russo

Il Dott. Gian Luigi Russo è ricercatore presso l' Istituto di scienza dell'alimentazione-CNR di Avellino e al momento è impegnato in attività di ricerca in qualità di borsista Fulbright Research Scholar presso Stony Brook University, New York.   Il Dott. Russo è impegnanto in ricerche sulla leucemia linfatica cronica e, in particolare, sull'individuazione di nuove terapie farmacologiche per la lotta al tumore...

Italian festival in New Hyde Park

Italian festival in New Hyde Park

CELLINI LODGE #2206 OSIA of New Hyde Park, Order Sons of Italy in America will be hosting its ANNUAL FESTIVAL in August 2014. Much of the Festivals proceeds will be used to continue the Lodge's contributions to charitable programs.   DATES: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13 THRU SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2014 HOURS: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 6:00 PM – 11:00 PMSaturday: 3:00 PM – 11:00 PMSunday: 3:00...

Intern with New York Italians!

Intern with New York Italians!

New York Italians- New York Chapter Internships are available for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 term in: • Marketing/Publicity • Fundraising • Social Media • Administration   Location/Department: New York Italians Office [Windsor Terrace Brooklyn, NY] Part-Time 10-15 hours per week   POSITION DESCRIPTION AND GENERAL DUTIES New York Italians is interested in an undergraduate or graduate student, committed to the promotion of Italian culture and language. The administrative intern will...

Fabrizio Ferri: negli Usa l’imprenditore è aiutato, in Italia è un nemico

Fabrizio Ferri: negli Usa l’imprenditore è aiutato, in Italia è un nemico

"Ho ricevuto un premio dalla città di New York per avere contribuito a riqualificare l'area di Meatpacking grazie all'apertura del Superstudio. A Milano ho fatto lo stesso ma non ho avuto alcuna gratificazione".   Vita densa di esperienze diverse quella di Fabrizio Ferri, classe 1952 e un'attività professionale focalizzata sulla fotografia ma aperta a molto altro: palestre, ristoranti, ruoli da regista, aziende...

Petrosino Dinner

Petrosino Dinner

August 14 (Thursday) 6:30 pmPetrosino Dinner Lt. Petrosino Association is honoring the following from the NYPD:Thomas P Galati, Chief of Intelligence Division;Mark Torre, Lieutenant Detective Commander NYPD Bomb Squad;Cav. Mitchell R Weiss, NYPD, Chief Clergy/Community Liaison.Sponsored by Lt. Petrosino Association.Russo on the Bay62-45 Cross Bay Blvd. QueensContact: Cav. Mitchell R Weiss 917 513-9482   Source: John Calandra Institute  

S.Pellegrino and Chef Michael Voltaggio Celebrate Italian Food and Lifestyle wit…

S.Pellegrino and Chef Michael Voltaggio Celebrate Italian Food and Lifestyle with an “Off the Menu” Culinary Experience

On Wednesday, July 30, S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water united renowned chefs and passionate food lovers alike for an "Off the Menu" immersive and experiential culinary experience hosted by the acclaimed chef Michael Voltaggio. The event took place at the Bathhouse Studios in Manhattan's East Village. Inspired by S.Pellegrino's recent "Live in Italian" campaign, the night celebrated Italian lifestyle, brought to...

Annual Italian Feast and Carnival to Take Place September 11 – 14

Annual Italian Feast and Carnival to Take Place September 11 – 14

The Blauvelt Sons of Italy will host the fifth annual Italian Feast and Carnival this September 11 through the 14. The event draws thousands of people from around the tri-state area during the four day celebration of all things Italian. Opening Day, Thursday, September 11, will feature a tribute to the fallen heroes of 9/11 at 5:30 p.m. Also on Friday...

Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Vito Marcantonio's Death

Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Vito Marcantonio's Death

August 9 (Saturday) 1:00 pm - * Rain date on 8/16/14 The commemoration of Vito Marcantonio's death will take place at his gravesite, where he is buried next to his wife, Miriam Sanders, and nearby his mentor, Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia. Bring flowers and share your thoughts about Vito Marcantonio at the ceremony. The ceremony will feature: Gerald Meyer (Hostos Com. Col.), author...

Bill de Blasio backs Andrew Cuomo through allegations of interfering with Morela…

Bill de Blasio backs Andrew Cuomo through allegations of interfering with Moreland anti-corruption commission

by Jennifer Fermino, Kenneth Lovett   Mayor de Blasio still has Gov. Cuomo's back. The mayor said Wednesday he's been too busy to focus on allegations that Gov. Cuomo interfered with his anti-corruption commission - but branded the governor a "person of high integrity."   "I think he has a long and impressive history of being an agent of reform," said de Blasio. Despite not following...

Italian family buys NYC Church Missions House for $50M-plus

Italian family buys NYC Church Missions House for $50M-plus

New York City's Church Missions House, an elaborate six-story Flemish-Renaissance landmarked building at 281 Park Avenue South, is in contract for north of $50 million, The Real Deal has learned.   Sources said that a prominent Italian family — two sources identified them as the Garzoni family — beat out New York-based players such as Aby Rosen's RFR Realty to land the deal,...

NIAF Leadership Critical of New York Gubernatorial Candidate Rob Astorino Remark…

NIAF Leadership Critical of New York Gubernatorial Candidate Rob Astorino Remarks

By John M. Viola   New York is my home state. It is a state with a large and well-developed Italian American population and, of course, an important role in the history of our community in the United States.   So it should come as no surprise that in its impending gubernatorial election we see Italian American candidates on both sides of the aisle...

Italian-American Fest returns for 35th year

Italian-American Fest returns for 35th year

The Schuyler County Italian-American Festival is celebrating its 35th year from Friday through Sunday at Clute Park in Watkins Glen.   Anthony J. Specchio Jr. will be honored as grand marshal of Saturday's parade. Specchio of Watkins Glen recently was recognized as a "living symbol of patriotism and honor" when he was inducted into the New York Senate's Veterans' Hall of Fame.   Read...

Gov. Cuomo responds to Moreland Commission criticism

Gov. Cuomo responds to Moreland Commission criticism

Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended the work of an anti-corruption commission Monday — saying the fact that the now-defunct panel ultimately disregarded the advice of his office is proof of its independence.   It's an argument that GOP gubernatorial candidate and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino later called "gobbledygook," while likening the Democratic governor's alleged interference to those of a mafia boss making...

"A Taste of Sicily: Healthy Eating Italian Style" by Fiorella DiCarlo

"A Taste of Sicily: Healthy Eating Italian Style" by Fiorella DiCarlo

You are cordially invited to attend a special presentation by Fiorella DiCarlo RD, CDN titled, "A Taste of Sicily: Healthy Eating Italian Style" at the Italian American Museum on Thursday, August 7th. Fiorella is a Registered Dietitian in private practice in New York City and born in Naples, Italy.   She is also founder of a food blog called Fiorella Eats. FiorellaEats...

IAWA’s Open Reading Series – August 9, 2014 – Featuring Michael Cirelli & Ca…

IAWA’s Open Reading Series – August 9, 2014 – Featuring Michael Cirelli & Camilla Trinchieri

Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every second Saturday of the month. IAWA East is held even months at Sidewalk Café (Oct, Dec) and IAWA West continues at Cornelia Street Café on odd months (Sept, Nov.)   Michael Cirelli is the Executive Director of Urban Word NYC, one of the nation's largest youth literary arts organizations....

Piano Export sud: l'Italia alla Fiera "JA" di new York

Piano Export sud: l'Italia alla Fiera "JA" di new York

Secondo i dati disponibili a fine 2013, le importazioni di gioielleria negli Stati Uniti hanno registrato un totale di 6.83 miliardi di dollari; nello stesso periodo la quota italiana di mercato ha raggiunto il 7.96%, pari a 543 milioni.   L'Italia resta al quarto posto tra i paesi esportatori, con l'India principale paese concorrente, con una quota del 20.52%, seguita dalla Cina...

Saratoga Race Course to Host Italian-American Day on July 30

Saratoga Race Course to Host Italian-American Day on July 30

The New York Racing Association, Inc. will host Italian- American Day at Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday, July 30. The event is the second installment in the inaugural International Heritage Series, a weekly celebration of global culture and heritage during the 2014 summer meet.   The day-long festivities will feature Italian music, dance, entertainment, crafts and food from 11 a.m. to 5...

Italian-American leaders criticize Republican Rob Astorino's 'mafia' remark

Italian-American leaders criticize Republican Rob Astorino's 'mafia' remark

Republican candidate for governor Rob Astorino angered Italian-American leaders Monday by comparing Gov. Cuomo's handling of the anti-corruption Moreland Commission to the actions of a mafia boss.   Astorino used the mafia comparison to mock Cuomo's argument that his administration only gave "advice" the Moreland Commission and did not interfere with its investigations or take away any of its independence.   Read more   Source: http://www.nydailynews.com    

Growing Up in the Coney Island Slums, Here Italian Americans Called Italians “Gu…

Growing Up in the Coney Island Slums, Here Italian Americans Called Italians “Guineas”

In 1969, my father Angelo and mother Onorina bought a house in Coney Island. My parents had come over to the United States just ten years before, but then we'd returned to spend four of those years in Italy.   I still had the traces of an accent from my first language, the dialect spoken in Vallemaio, a village of 600 people...

eugenia-paulicelli-oltre-alla-moda-c-e-di-piuby Ilaria Liberatore Vai alla City University di New York per parlare della moda italiana nel Rinascimento e ti ritrovi a conversare di New York, di Antonioni, di sarte femministe e di fashion blogger...
italian-american-museum-presents-the-leopardDirected 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...
diesel-opening-pop-up-in-brooklynThe 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...
a-day-in-heaven-on-arthur-avenueby 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...
an-afternoon-with-vera-colittiAn 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...
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