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Marisa Merz's story is one of upward mobility. From her humble beginnings in Turin, Italy, the artist developed her own style in a diverse array of mediums, eventually becoming the sole female contributor to a prominent artistic subculture. Through the distortion and manipulation of imagery and materials, she reveals her prowess for abstraction in...

Woodstock’s newest addition to the downtown area, Mia Passione, 228 Main St., serves up what owner Michael Palmieri calls “Italian-American comfort food". The Italian eatery’s Woodstock location opened March 9. Palmieri also runs a location in River Grove, which opened in 2014. As a child, Palmieri said he spent time watching his grandfather cook w...

One of the wonderful aspects of what I do is meeting remarkable people who passionately pursue their life’s work. They live by a set of rules that might not seem conventional but I find their determination to live a life of creative struggle profoundly inspiring. Recently I visited the composer and conductor Anton Coppola a few days before his hund...

The Italian American Committee on Education (IACE) and Eataly New York invite students in the Italian language program to participate in the initiative “Food in Focus,” a photography contest. This year’s theme is : “Bringing People Together Through the Power of Food” IACE students are encouraged to submit photos taken with a smartphone. The image s...

Four $3,000 scholarships are now available to future or current college students who reside in the state’s 1st State Senate District. The scholarships are limited to constituents who reside in a district represented by state senators and Assembly members who belong to the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators—Senator Ken LaValle...

Last night I had the honor and the pleasure to attend the 2017 NIAF Spring Gala in New York. It is always an enormous privilege to be able to be part of this amazing celebration of the Italian American community. At the famous Cipriani 42 venue, for a completely sold out event, many friends of We the Italians were so kind to welcome me as the found...

Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined his colleagues in the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators and announced the conference is now accepting applications for its annual college scholarship contest. The conference will award four $3,000 scholarships to future and current college students based on academic and athletic achieve...

Dating back some 4,000 years, the sport of falconry is still widely practiced today. With origins in the Middle East, falconry is a highly-regarded pastime, which, in some cultures, also serves as a male rite of passage. Italian filmmaker Yuri Ancarini explores an annual falconry competition that takes place in the vast desert of Qatar in his visua...

When: Friday, April 07, 2017 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of New York - Organized by : ICI - Entrance : Free After receiving the Critics' Prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (1990), Pietro De Maria won First Prize in other prestigious international piano competitions, such as the Dino Ciani - Teatro La Scal...

While the focus was on St. Patrick's Day Friday, the parade up Fifth Avenue, corned beef, green beer and all the trimmings, on Sunday celebrations shifted to the great Feast of St. Joseph, the patron saint of families and of the Universal Church. The tradition was originally brought over with Italians who immigrated from the "old country" and is st...

NYC Village Pizza opened Thursday at 129 W. Fourth St. in south Bethlehem. The 40-seat restaurant serves Italian and Mediterranean favorites such as calzones, strombolis, gyros and kebabs. Owner John Okumus previously operated Stromboli Pizza on North 17th Street in Allentown and other restaurants in New York City since 1980. The menu reflects his...

Augie's in Larchmont is open. The Italian favorite, in operation since 1990, recently moved from Boston Post Road to Chatsworth Avenue. And while construction took awhile, the popular eatery, known for its family-style portions, is now ready for business. Monday, March 20 is the official opening but the serving of meals is already taking place. Acc...