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The Columbian Lawyers Association, First Judicial Department, honored Justice Joseph Maltese with the 52nd annual Rapallo-Scalia Award in front of more than 500 people during a luncheon at the Plaza in Manhattan on Friday. "Today is all about Justice Joseph Maltese," said Marianne Bertuna, president of the Columbian Lawyers Association, First Depar...

If you really want to add authenticity to your Sunday serving of macaroni, meatballs and gravy, a trip to Arthur Avenue in the Bronx will yield as many homemade Italian shopping opportunities as it always has. On the other hand, finding the old Italian-American community among those businesses is more difficult, so Katonah filmmaker Dante Liberator...

The Forum of Italian Educators toasted several distinguished leaders at its 33rd annual dinner dance and awards gala on Friday, March 31 at Villa Barone Manor. This year’s honorees included Thomas G. Giordano Leadership in Education Award recipients Michael Coppotelli, Archdiocese of New York associate superintendent of Student Government Affairs a...

In this episode of The Italian American Podcast, we talk with Fred Gardaphé, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of English and Italian American Studies at Queens College/CUNY and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. Fred lost his father, grandfather, as well as his godfather to violence at a very early age and tells us the story of how that...

I got metaphorically spanked a couple of days ago. Folks have been talking about the Fearless Girl statue ever since it was dropped in Manhattan’s Financial District some five weeks ago. I have occasionally added a comment or two to some of the online discussions about the statue. Recently most of the Fearless Girl discussions have focused on the c...

It's wedding theater with an Italian flair, and guests can enjoy a buffet dinner, toast the happy couple and dance the night away, when Tony and Tina exchange vows. "Tony n' Tina's Wedding" will be staged at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 401 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 21-22, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 23...

A college in the Bronx is digging up the roots of Italian-American history through a real-life project. John and Giacomina Meduri - two Italian-Americans who grew up in 1940s - were interviewed by Fordham University professor Kathleen Lapenta to look at the ways they lived and experienced life in the Bronx in the 20th century. The interview is part...

Quando  nel 1994 Filippo Berio, uno dei produttori di olio d’oliva più noti in Nord America, inviò all’esposizione di Chicago alcune casse del suo prodotto, dovette attendere quasi quattro mesi prima di ricevere una lettera che ne certificava la qualità e mostrava interesse alla commercializzazione negli USA. “A quel tempo non c’erano mail e cellul...

“Viola, Franca” by Marta Savina has officially been guaranteed a spot at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival that will take place at the end of the month. It’s Sicily in 1965, and Franca is forced to marry her rapist to avoid becoming a pariah in her traditionalist community, but she rebels against the established custom and sets a precedent that alt...

A St. James native recently received the scholarship to study cancer research in Italy this fall. Alexa DeAngelis, a member of the 2008 graduating class of Harbor Country Day School and a graduate of St. Anthony’s High School and Georgetown University, was recently granted a Fulbright scholarship to study at Sapienza-Universita di Roma in Rome, beg...

The Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York in cooperation with the Consulate General of Italy in New York cordially invites you to attend and participate in our Annual Tribute for Mother's Day Weekend at the Mother Italy Statue. Location: Poses Park, Hunter College. East of 68th Street and Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10021 - Friday,...

Good Friday is the day Christians around the world mark the crucifixion of Jesus. For over a century, the people of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn have shown their devotion with a distinctive procession that includes a funeral band, dozens of black-clad women reciting the rosary in Italian, and statues of Jesus and Mary, borne on the shoulders of pallbe...