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By Guy D'Astolfo

 

When it comes to the Greater Youngstown Italian Fest, the motto might be "Don't mess with success." The annual street festival already is the biggest by far in the city, and it keeps growing. But instead of striving for newer and glitzier every year, it aims to keep ...

By Owen McNally

 

What the taste of a small rich cake called a madeleine was for triggering a famous flood of memories in French novelist Marcel Proust's classic "Remembrance of Things Past," the sound of the accordion is for the celebrated, Waterbury-born, avant-garde jazz composer/bassist ...

di Domenico Palmiotti

 

Gli infissi dell'azienda tarantina De Carlo sbarcano in America e alimentano la produzione della Reilly Windows & Doors, azienda dello stesso settore che, a sua volta, utilizza a Calverton (New York) lo stabilimento nel quali sino ad alcuni anni fa venivano ...

Reno is home to many festivals that attracts thousands. One of the most highly anticipated events for food lovers is the Eldorado Great Italian Festival that celebrates the food, music and culture of Italy.

 

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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 ...

Si è tenuto martedì 29 luglio presso la sede di Regione Lombardia l'incontro tra il Governatore Roberto Maroni e i vertici di NIAF (National Italian American Foundation), rappresentati dal Chairman Joe Del Raso e dal Presidente John Viola.


Presso la sala conferenze di Palazzo Pirelli è stato ...

by Catherine Accardi

 

Painter, Rinaldo Cuneo (1877-1939), was born in San Francisco on July 2, 1877. The Cuneo family was an Italian-American family of artists and musicians who lived on Telegraph Hill.

 

As an adult, Cuneo lived and worked in a studio in North Beach's Telegraph ...

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 ...

How do you take a clay model and carve it in marble two, three, or even 10 times larger? Normally, you would have to learn this rare skill in Italy.

 

But this summer, The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center in West Rutland will offer a special, 6-day course in advanced Italian compass ...

Providence's Federal Hill, a wonderful neighborhood long known as a center of great Italian-American food, culture and shopping, is one of the jewels of Rhode Island. Celebrated in all the tourist guidebooks, it is a place that should attract families and fun-lovers as part of their Ocean State ...

The 24th annual St. Jude Italian Festival will take place from Wednesday, August 20 through Saturday, August 23 at the Church fairgrounds located on Rte. 111 near the intersection with Rte. 110. The festival will open from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Friday and ...

by Mike Pignataro

 

If Hoboken seems crowded today, with a population just over 50,000, imagine how crowded it was between 1892 – 1924, the peak period of U.S. immigration.

 

Following the Immigration Act of 1891, which established federal control over immigration, Hoboken's—and the ...

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Essere o non essere Italoamericani? Un’introduzione. [da "Essere o non essere Italoamericani", Nuova Prosa n.50, 2009]

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Sono un Italoamericano. Anche se appartengo a quella generazione, sbarcata in America all'alba del 2000, che non lo ammetterà mai. Siamo emigranti (siamo venuti a studiare e lavorare negli Stati Uniti perché in Italia non c'erano possibilità, non c'era lavoro) abbiamo un senso della patria molto flebile (suvvia, non siamo nemmeno Francesi) giuriamo che in Italia non ci torneremmo mai ("a fare cosa?") siamo critici nei confronti del modus vivendi americano benché l'America ci abbia davvero dato opportunità nemmeno immaginabili in Italia (è innegabile) ci lusinghiamo tra noi a parlar male dell'Italia come se l'avessimo scampata bella (forse è vero) ma, consapevoli di come l'Italia sia di moda negli Stati Uniti, ci identifichiamo orgogliosamente come "Italiani". "Italiani all'estero". "Italiani in America".
Mai – mai – Italoamericani.

 

Eppure dieci anni fa siamo arrivati qui, sulla soglia dei trent'anni, senza valigie di cartone ma sotto sotto con la stessa speranza dei nostri compatrioti di cent'anni fa: che le strade fossero lastricate d'oro. Eppure l'America la sognavamo da piccini, grazie a Topolino e Paperino, a Hollywood, alla tivù, a "Dallas" ed "Happy days," ai romanzi di Mark Twain prima e Scott Fitzgerald poi - il nostro immaginario pregno dei cieli sconfinati in Technicolor, di spazi illimitati ricolmi di sole, di rosse pompe di benzina, vecchi motel e bottiglie di latte sulla soglia di casette stile Paperopoli, e naturalmente i grattacieli di New York, le sue strade luccicanti di pioggia con la voce di Frank Sinatra in sottofondo, i teatri di Broadway (il sapore intenso, magico, che sprigionavano – proustianamente - i nomi di luoghi americani, Grand Canyon, Far West, California...)
Eravamo Italoamericani ancora prima d'arrivarci, in America.

 

Non ci diciamo mai Italoamericani, eppure la nostra lingua comincia pericolosamente a corrompersi, la struttura inglese si sovvrappone e si confonde a quella italiana, alcuni di noi si lamentano di non riuscire più a scrivere in Italiano, cominciamo a pronunciare frasi quali "Ho avuto un buon tempo" (I had a good time) o "Sono aspettato di fare questo" (I'm expected to do this) se non addirittura "sono supposta" (I'm supposed). Spesso la parola inglese arriva prima di quella italiana oppure formuliamo, più o meno coscientemente, orrendi neologismi: in ambiente accademico, scriviamo un paper (un saggio) o droppiamo un corso (to drop, ritirarsi). E non solo questo: non è più scandalosa l'idea di far colazione con uova e salsicce, viviamo in case più grandi di quello che ci servono, facciamo debiti, celebriamo Thanksgiving, beviamo caffé lunghissimo davanti a una partita di football, alcuni di noi – quelli ormai senza speranza – mangiano maccheroni&cheese.
Ma non ci diciamo Italoamericani.

 

Forse perché la parola ha in sé una sfumatura grottesca – Italiano è stato mozzato e Americano si affardella sulle spalle Italo, come un peccato originale da cui è impossibile liberarsi. C'è un che di macchiettistico, di ridicolo, di oltraggioso, di miserabile che risuona in Italoamericano – provate a chiedere a un Italiano le prime cose che gli vengono in mente a pronunciare Italoamericano, vi dirà spaghetti, mandolino, o sole mio (gli Italoamericani hanno ereditato l'immagine stereotipica che per decenni è gravata sugli Italiani) . Chiedetelo a un Americano, vi dirà: mafia.


Gli Italoamericani, si badi, hanno le loro colpe – si veda il saggio di Anthony Tamburri – a cominciare dal fatto che difficilmente si identificano come tali, nemmeno i più anziani: si dicono Italiani ma l'Italia non l'hanno mai vista o non la vedono da anni (però se la sono inventata, come noi più giovani, prima d'arrivare, ci siamo inventati l'America: questa Italia immaginaria, nutrita da vecchi racconti, dalla nostalgia, dagli inganni della memoria – ecco di nuovo Proust - occupa nella loro vita uno spazio maggiore di quello che occupa nella vita di chi l'Italia la vive quotidianamente). Inoltre non parlano una parola d'Italiano (anche se molti sono convinti di sì) e nei loro ristoranti italiani offrono specialità italiane mai sentite nominare in Italia.

 

Ma per tutte queste ragioni siamo gente affascinante, noi Italoamericani, difficili da definire: si pensi che io, Italoamericano del 2000 che non s'è mai definito tale fino a questo momento, insegno Italiano a giovani studenti che sono nipoti o bisnipoti di emigranti. Questi studenti – orgogliosamente – si dicono Italiani. Si badi, Italiani. Non Italoamericani (ci risiamo). Perché l'Italia è diventata, nell'immaginario americano, soprattutto quello dei giovani studenti, catalizzatrice di tutto ciò che non è Americano, è il Paese dove corre la vita vera – tanto per usare una frase che usava Pavese per definire la bramata America settant'anni fa – perché gli Italiani sanno vivere. Chi ha messo in giro questa bufala, non so. Ma la cosa interessante è che questi studenti dicono che vogliono imparare l'Italiano per poter parlare con i nonni italiani. Non con i genitori, che non sanno spiccicare una parola d'Italiano e questi sì, si definiscono Americani, in quanto i loro genitori – i nonni dei miei studenti – han fatto di tutto per americanizzarli, per fare in modo che non apparissero italiani, che non soffrissero gli stessi pregiudizi sofferti sulla loro pelle. Qualcosa è cambiato.

 

Si può capire come un' identità così ricca di impulsi da diverse direzioni, così (ecco, mi viene l'aggettivo inglese invece di quello italiano) fluida e in perpetuo smottamento (ma come tutte le identità, probabilmente) sia divenuta origine di meditazioni, scritture, studi intensi, appassionati, vitali – spesso sottovalutati, sia in Italia che in America in quanto italoamericani ma anche perché, mi sembra, diversi scrittori e intellettuali che s'identificano come italoamericani stanno chiusi nel guscio, rischiando di autoghettizzarsi e di raccontarsela fra loro.


L'importanza di questo volume sta proprio in questo: proporre – anzi, raccontare - al pubblico italiano (non al pubblico italoamericano) una realtà di storie, riflessioni, produzioni intellettuali ed artistiche ancora sconosciute. Sbarazzandosi degli stereotipi sulla scrittura italoamericana, cresciuti all'interno e all'esterno della comunità italoamericana. È un mondo vivo, palpitante, non è solo nostalgia e lamenti e cibo – anche se è pure questo, certo – e forse vale la pena conoscerlo.

 

Spero, quindi, che il volume offra uno spettro più ampio possibile di temi e di scritture – si va da quella più scanzonata e briosa a quella più analitica, dal racconto più divertito a quello più sofferto, dall'autobiografia alla storia, dalla critica letteraria alla fiction. Il volume si divide idealmente in tre parti. Nella prima gli autori raccontano e invitano il lettore a condividere nodi, sfaccettature e passioni dell'identità italoamericana. Tanto che lo scritto autobiografico di Louise DeSalvo, che apre il volume, s'intitola: Diventare italoamericana (dal Meridione). A seguire, L'anno di Cristoforo Colombo, dove Alessandro Carrera ci racconta le tragicomiche vicende di un Italiano alle prese con le celebrazioni di Colombo, figura sacra per gli Italoamericani. Sacra è anche la figura dell'Italoamericano padre di famiglia, cattolico e virile: ma Ilaria Serra, in La letteratura gay italoamericana: le streghe son tornate smonta un altro stereotipo legato all'italoamericanità, quella del machismo, ed illustra l'intrecciarsi di identità italoamericana ed identità omosessuale. Dopo il già menzionato saggio di Anthony Tamburri Uno stato d'animo italiano/americano, che critica dal di dentro certi aspetti della cultura italoamericana, chiude la prima sezione il saggio di Peter Carravetta, Migrazione, storia, esistenza che fissa un punto di partenza per qualsiasi indagine su cosa siano gli Italoamericani oggi, risalendo la corrente e andando all'origine per interrogarsi sulla storia e sulla natura del migrare.


Come naturale sviluppo della prima parte, dedicata agli aspetti dell'identità italoamericana, e introduzione all'ultima parte, dedicata alle short-stories di gusto italoamericano, ecco tre saggi specificatamente d'analisi letteraria: ma anche qui, tre momenti assolutamente diversi, tre autori lontanissimi fra loro. Martino Marazzi, in Lacrime e libertà. Profilo di Ludovico Michele Caminita c'introduce all'opera di uno scrittore italoamericano insolito, capace di adoperare ironicamente uno dei brani più celebri di Manzoni per farne spunto di denuncia sociale. Nel Diritto all'etnicità:
Italoamericanità nei legal thriller di Lisa Scottoline Chiara Mazzucchelli, demolendo un altro tabù, si occupa di un'autrice, Lisa Scottoline, che pur definendosi italoamericana, pur essendo i suoi personaggi italoamericani con tutto quel che ne consegue, pur trattando, come si legge nel saggio della studiosa, temi cari alla cultura italoamericana – viene considerata, in quanto autrice popolare, indegna d'entrare nei santuari dell'accademia. Infine, Robert Viscusi, in Spaghetti Western ci parla di sogno americano, tratto essenziale per gli Italoamericani, che nella vicenda di The Fortunate Pilgrim di Mario Puzo si mescola continuamente all'immaginario prodotto dall'epopea Western.


A concludere il volume, la fiction. Il luogo comune (il che non vuol dire che sia del tutto falso) sulla fiction italoamericana è che si parli sempre di cannoli, nonne, e rosari. Rita Ciresi invece, vincitrice del prestigioso Flannery O'Connor Award, autrice che si identifica assolutamente come Italoamericana e non solo per il cognome, si presenta per la prima volta al pubblico italiano con un racconto che non ha nulla di specificatamente italoamericano, e la donna di cui narra potrebbe essere qualsiasi donna di qualsiasi etnia: gli scrittori italoamericani non scrivono solo per gli italoamericani.


Con Terremoto napoletano, John Domini ci propone il primo capitolo del suo nuovo romanzo, nato originariamente come short-story e qui presente in quanto tale, laddove una famiglia di Americani si trova d'improvviso catapultata a Napoli.
Mi benedica Padre, di Fred Gardaphe, narra invece di un giovinetto italoamericano che deve sbrigarsela fra un'esuberante e gioiosa sessualità adolescenziale e i precetti cattolici della mamma e di padre Frank.


A chiudere il volume, Vito di Salvatore Mammano, un gioiellino che ha una vicenda romantica alle spalle: un giorno del 2007 il figlio Nick, professore di chimica in pensione, ha scovato dei fogli sparsi, fittamente scritti a mano, tra le pagine di vecchi libri di scuola e quelle di un suo vecchio e consunto quaderno d'appunti, oltre a una ricevuta per la riparazione di un televisore datata 1948: erano l'autobiografia del padre, morto nel '64. Ha consegnato i fogli ad Ilaria Serra, sempre in cerca di autobiografie d'emigranti, che m'ha segnalato in particolare l'episodio di Vito, che ho trovato straordinario sia per la scrittura sia per la sua modernità - in quest'epoca di religiosità ostentata e strumentalizzata. A mia richiesta, Nick Mammano ha accettato di limarlo per eliminare i rari refusi, qualche ripetizione ed altro, ma lasciandolo intatto nella forma e nella sostanza. Io l'ho tradotto fedelmente e qui è presentato come short-story proprio per il suo squisito andamento di racconto, perché l'autore evidentemente non si limita ad informare ma reinventa il ricordo, perché sembra scritto per un pubblico e mi sembra suggellare la varietà di questo volume, dimostrando peraltro come lo storytelling, talento attribuito più spesso ad altre etnie, possa appartenere anche un uomo nato a Brooklyn all'inizio del secolo, figlio di Siciliani - un Italoamericano.

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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  

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Jazz's Mario Pavone Draws On Boyhood Memories For His Sounds

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Italian Festival gets cooking this weekend

Italian Festival gets cooking this weekend

The Sons of Italy will serve up their usual assortment of food, games and music this weekend at the annual Summer Italian Festival. Organized by the Order Sons of Italy in America Geneva Lodge 2397, the festival runs from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with bands and bar service through midnight.   "There's going to be lots of food, bands," said...

Little Italy Arch Groundbreaking Celebration

 Little Italy Arch Groundbreaking Celebration

**The ceremony will be held in Little Italy SJ at W. Julian and North Almaden (Next to Paesano Ristorante), the 5th August at 10:00.   We are partnering with the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce in breaking ground on the 31 foot Gateway Arch to anchor the developing Italian District in Downtown San Jose. This Arch Is being made possible...

Un balanzone sbarcato a Boston

Un balanzone sbarcato a Boston

"Sono un appassionato di cinema. Se mi chiedi 'come va?' io ti rispondo con una battuta di Pulp Fiction". Così Emanuele Capoano, 39 anni, di Crotone, ci spiega come mai a un certo punto della sua vita ha deciso di abbandonare gli studi universitari di Scienze Politiche a Firenze per diventare proiezionista, quello che taglia le pizze, i rulli delle...

Festa Italiana set for Aug. 1-3

Festa Italiana set for Aug. 1-3

The 36th Annual Festa Italiana will be Aug. 1-3 on the Boylan High School grounds, 4000 St. Francis Drive, Rockford.   Special attractions include great Italian food and pastries, bocce tournaments for men's and women's teams, carnival rides and children's crafts. There will be continuous musical entertainment like BritBeat, Tony Spavone, Joe Scalissi, Radio Stars, and ACM's 2013 New Female Vocalist of...

Italo-American Club names Lombardi and Fossa 'Outstanding'

Italo-American Club names Lombardi and Fossa 'Outstanding'

The board of directors at the Italo-American Club of Rhode Island will present its Outstanding Achievement Award to Mayor Charles Lombardi and his chief of staff, G. Richard Fossa.   "We are proud to honor them for their Italian heritage and many accomplishments," said the club in a statement. Lombardi and Fossa will be honored by their fellow Italo-Americans at a dinner...

Old School Italian Seafood and Hospitality at Sotto Mare

Old School Italian Seafood and Hospitality at Sotto Mare

Sotto Mare feels like it's been around for a lot longer than seven years. The North Beach seafood eatery is covered wall-to-wall in what seems a lifetime of family photos, large fish replicas, and wooden ship models.   The granite bar stretches to the end of the narrow restaurant, and from behind it waitresses clip orders to a metal clothesline, flinging them...

Viva La Festa Italiana

Viva La Festa Italiana

Jay King of Fridley is a third-generation Italian-American, on his mom's side of the family. When he joined the planning committee for the Festa Italiana, a relatively new festival that celebrates Italian heritage in Minnesota, "it was like coming home," he said. In fact, he found out that one committee member is a distant cousin, he said.   The festival that's happening this...

Ristoranti italiani nel mondo: l'App del Gambero Rosso

Ristoranti italiani nel mondo: l'App del Gambero Rosso

365 ristoranti di circa 40 paesi nel mondo, selezionati tenendo conto del rispetto della nostra identità gastronomica, a partire dalla materia prima. Olio extravergine di oliva, pasta, formaggi e salumi tipici prima di ogni cosa. Sono loro i protagonisti dell'app "Ristoranti italiani nel mondo" lanciata oggi a Roma da Gambero Rosso, che l'ha realizzata in collaborazione con il Ministero per...

Buy a House in Italy for 1 euro

Buy a House in Italy for 1 euro

Small towns that have seen a dramatic decrease in population year after year, hope to reverse the trend this way. In some cases the properties have been inherited by heirs who live somewhere else and not only have no use nor interest but also do not want or cannot pay money in taxes.   The municipality act as "middleman" checking the seriousness...

Zonin va al raddoppio, 100 milioni di ricavi negli Usa entro tre anni

Zonin va al raddoppio, 100 milioni di ricavi negli Usa entro tre anni

"In Italia siamo grandi, qui dei nani. Dobbiamo crescere, è il mercato ad imporcelo". Francesco Zonin - vicepresidente della casa vinicola vicentina e responsabile commerciale – non ha dubbi.   Il mercato statunitense offre al vino italiano grandi soddisfazioni ma le regole del gioco qui sono profondamente diverse, anzitutto dal punto di vista dimensionale. Zonin ha negli Usa il primo mercato estero...

81st annual All State Italian Day

81st annual All State Italian Day

Italians from the Salt Lake, Ogden, Park City, Tooele and Carbon County are invited to attend the 81st annual All State Italian Day at Lagoon on Aug. 10 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.   Meatball and sausage sandwiches, music, the Intermountain West's largest bocce tournament, pasta eating contest and children's games and races are planned. Mention you are with the Italian-American...

New investor confidence boosts Italian economy

New investor confidence boosts Italian economy

Borrowing costs for southern European countries have fallen since the European Central Bank brought in unprecedented measures in June to help boost weak inflation in the bloc.   Investors have also been cheered by upbeat data, with Italy's borrowing costs touching a new low of 2.666 percent, down from 2.714 percent.   Read more   Source: http://www.thelocal.it    

Usa - Investment in renewables features in an event organised by our Embassy in …

Usa - Investment in renewables features in an event organised by our Embassy in Washington

Renewable energy and clean technologies were the focus of a webinar organised by the Italian Embassy in Washington and promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in close coordination with Confindustria, GSE and the World Bank. The event attracted about 100 Italian businesses in the sector, taking part in Rome in an interactive, multi-media format. The webinar included an illustration...

Italian Festival Honors Veterans

Italian Festival Honors Veterans

Four local men were honored with the prestigious Legion of Honor award from   The Chapel of Four Chaplains during a ceremony Saturday morning at the Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival in Wheeling.   Source: http://theintelligencer.net/  

La fiducia delle imprese risale al top dall'agosto 2011

La fiducia delle imprese risale al top dall'agosto 2011

Il settore dei serviiz, delle costruzioni e del commercio al dettaglio trascinano la fiducia delle imprese, che a luglio segna un nuovo rialzo, secondo l'indagine dell'Istat, raggiungendo 90,9 punti dagli 88,2 di giugno. Un livello così alto non si registrato da agosto 2011.   L'indice generale riesce così a ribattere alla lieve diminuzione registrata dalle imprese manifatturiere e a lanciare un segnale...

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...

Fendi Is Building Luxury Condos In Miami

Fendi Is Building Luxury Condos In Miami

Ready to own a piece of Fendi real estate?The Italian label is set to claim its share of Miami with a luxury condo building on the city's famous waterfront. According to WWD, the 12-story Fendi Château Residences, a collaboration with Château Group, is set to open in June of 2016 and will feature 58 units. Located near The Bal Harbour Shops,...

Screening of "Bicycle Thief"

Screening of "Bicycle Thief"

The After Hours Film Society continues at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Avenue in downtown Downers Grove, on Monday, August 11 at 7:30 PM with a special presentation of "Bicycle Thief."   The film will be shown in memory of Joe Barillari, who was instrumental in the formation of the After Hours Film Society. Tickets for "Bicycle Thief" are $5 per person...

Italian Lights Festival

Italian Lights Festival

The 5th Annual Italian Lights Festival is the weekend of September 5th through 7th this year. Join in celebrating the Italian culture and cuisine over three days. This is a family-friendly event that includes activities like a meatball eating contest, grape stomping competition and wine tastings.   There will also be live music, free parking and lots of fun. Tickets are $2...

20 storie per raccontare 50 anni di innovazione in Italia con una mostra. Ci aiu…

20 storie per raccontare 50 anni di innovazione in Italia con una mostra. Ci aiutate a completare la lista?

Il paese del digital divide, il paese che non fa e-commerce, il paese della televisione, il paese che non innova, il paese arretrato. Ma non è sempre stato così. Dal telefono di Meucci al Kinetografo (antenato del cinema), dal telegrafo senza fili di Marconi alla prima modellizzazione delle reti neurali, dalla Programma 101 di Olivetti (primo personal computer della storia) ad...

The Alessio Baking Company – Nine Generations Strong

The Alessio Baking Company – Nine Generations Strong

You could say that Master Baker Dean Chiotti knows baking. While this is a true statement, it is also a vast understatement. Baking is what his family has done for generations - nine generations to be exact."I love it," says 70-year-old Chiotti. "It's what we do," he adds with a shrug of modesty.   Dean's family dates back to 1687 in the...

Festa Italiana to have ‘fresco’ offerings

Festa Italiana to have ‘fresco’ offerings

Believe it or not, the Festa Italiana is right around the corner.To keep the event "fresco," the Festa Italiana Committee will incorporate some new offerings this time around, while keeping the traditions and old favorites that keep people coming back from near and far year after year. This year's "I-Fest," as it is affectionately known, will have a magic show, a...

Neapolitan Youth Takes Part in Second Annual PIB Sailing Contest

Neapolitan Youth Takes Part in Second Annual PIB Sailing Contest

For the second year in a row, Professionisti Italiani a Boston has partnered with Italian sailing powerhouse Mascalzone Latino to give teenagers from underprivileged neighborhoods in Naples the chance to sail on the Charles River. Guided by instructor Antonio Dell'Omo Beneduce, Salvatore Pistone and Laura Canzanella — both 13 — took part in several sailing events held by local schools Courageous...

"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...

Taylor Street Italian Festival – August 14-17, 2014 – Chicago

Taylor Street Italian Festival – August 14-17, 2014 – Chicago

Taylor Street Italian Festival on August 14-17, 2014. Celebrate at the Taylor Street Italian Festival with music, amazing Italian food, outdoor cafes, children's activities and cultural exhibits. $5 Thursday and Friday 5pm to 11pm - Saturday – noon to 11pm - Sunday 2pm to 10pm   Chicago's popular Little Italy neighborhood will celebrate its history and heritage from August 14-17 as the annual Taylor Street...

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...

Ferragosto Celebration

Ferragosto Celebration

Princeton-Pettoranello Sister City Foundation in partnership with Princeton Italian-American Sportsmen's Club is pleased to invite you to "Ferragosto Celebration"!   When: Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 1:00-5:00 PM Where: Princeton Italian-American Sportsmen's Club, 8 Founders Lane, Princeton, NJ   Download the Reservation Form for more details. Call Ellie Pinelli at 609-921-7911 with any questions.​   Source: http://www.ppscf.org  

Red Sox Land Italian Rising Star Nicolò Clemente

Red Sox Land Italian Rising Star Nicolò Clemente

There's a bright future for the Red Sox, and it's colored in green, white and red. On July 2, young baseball star Nicolò Clemente signed a multi-year contract for the Red Sox, becoming the first Italian to ever join Boston's roster. At 16, the native of Pianoro (Bologna) became the youngest Italian to sign for a Major League team, following last...

Italian Festival: When everyone hails from the old country

Italian Festival: When everyone hails from the old country

The 115th Annual Italian Fest was in full swing Saturday afternoon at the Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming. The fest was put on by the St. Rocco-St. Anthony's Society, an organization originally formed to aid and support Italian Americans.   The event offered fun for the entire family with bingo and an inflatable courses for the kids to play on, complete...

La Russa, Cox, Torre: An improbable Hall of Fame trio

La Russa, Cox, Torre: An improbable Hall of Fame trio

During its 75-year history, the Baseball Hall of Fame has never enshrined three living managers at once. Until now. Tony La Russa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre rank third, fourth and fifth on the all-time wins list and will be recognized for their work July 27.   "I was on the (Expansion Era) Committee down in Florida when we voted on those guys,"...

A Renaissance Mystery Woman Enchants and Puzzles San Francisco

A Renaissance Mystery Woman Enchants and Puzzles San Francisco

By Mauro Battocchi   Behold this Renaissance lady. How would you describe her expression? For a woman of her era - the early Sixteenth century, she looks rather daring to me: she gazes straight into your eyes, as a modern young woman would do today. Her countenance appears to me coquettish, even mischievous.   Her stunning elegance - the imposing balzo hat with concentric...

Italian Festival Volunteer Coordinator

Italian Festival Volunteer Coordinator

Desert Arc is excitedly planning its 4th Annual Italian Festival, where attendees will enjoy a variety of Italian foods and wines, wonderful music and entertainment, merchant vendors, raffles, contests, and a family fun zone.   Volunteer Coordinator/Event Assistant; The Volunteer Coordinator will manage volunteers for the Italian Festival. They will be responsible for recruiting and training volunteers; maintaining volunteer records, and coordinating...

Alberto Sordi night - Screening of interviews with Sordi and film 'The White She…

Alberto Sordi night - Screening of interviews with Sordi and film 'The White Sheik'

Graziano Paiella, the Italian RAI 3 TV director whose photos are displayed in our exhibition Threshold, celebrates Alberto Sordi, one of Italy's best-loved comedic actors, with a screening of three of his interviews with the actor as well as directors Francesco Rosi and Ettore Scola and actress Giovanna Ralli. After a short Q&A, there will be a screening of Fellini's first...

Le Camere di commercio si autoriformano, ufficiale il piano di accorpamenti

Le Camere di commercio si autoriformano, ufficiale il piano di accorpamenti

E' partita ufficialmente ieri la riforma delle Camere di commercio italiane che porterà al dimezzamento del loro numero, dalle attuali 105 a non più di 50-60. Il comitato esecutivo di Unioncamere ha varato infatti l'operazione riordino prendendo atto delle prime indicazioni maturate a livello regionale. Gli accorpamenti tendono a creare realtà locali con un bacino pari ad almeno 80.000 imprese che...

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...

Reserve your Seat at our 2014 Scholarship Luncheon

Reserve your Seat at our 2014 Scholarship Luncheon

August 9, 2014 - 12:00PM at Damian's Italian Restaurant, 3011 Smith StreetCost: $100.00 per person   Special Guest of Honor: Alyson Footer, National Correspondent for Major League Baseball.com Master of Ceremonies: Milo Hamilton Also attending: Houston Astros Players and other Sports Celebrities Join Hall of Fame Radio Broadcaster Milo Hamilton, and other sports celebrities for a special tribute to Alyson Footer. Seating is limited. Please remit payment by July 25, 2014. Submit...

Italian American Festival Kicks Off Aug. 6 in Ocean Twp.

Italian American Festival Kicks Off Aug. 6 in Ocean Twp.

The annual fun of the Italian Festival of Ocean Township returns to Joe Palaia Park with amusement rides, music and Italian-American delights from August 6 to 10.   The festival kicks off at 5 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 6 with a dee jay playing through 7 p.m., when the festival's opening ceremony begins at the bandstand; Mario Delano Jr. will sing the National...

The Food Pushers Cookbook Opens Vault of Italian Family Recipes and Stories

The Food Pushers Cookbook Opens Vault of Italian Family Recipes and Stories

With one glance you know that this is not your average Italian cookbook. The cover photo isn't the usual beautiful food shot or pastoral Tuscan landscape. The cover of The Food Pusher's Cookbook graphically shows the scant remains of what used to be a platter of pasta, apparently just decimated by a hungry horde.   The food pusher strikes again. "They are, by...

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    

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