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The Italian Club of Staten Island Foundaton will host its 66th annual Dinner Dance Thursday, April 20, at 6:30 p.m. in LiGreci's Staaten, West Brighton. The gala evening is inclusive of a cocktail hour and a formal sit-down dinner followed by assorted desserts and dancing. Live musical entertainment will be provided by the club's own Michael Russo...

Pino Luongo, a pioneer in popularizing Tuscan cuisine in America, is branching out to Soho. Luongo, who runs the successful Morso on East 59th Street, has signed a lease to launch an eatery in the former Milady’s bar space at 160 Prince St., at the corner of Thompson. The 1,850-square-foot restaurant is expected to open in the fall. The deal was br...

Friday, April 28, 2017, 9:30am-5:45pm - Saturday, April 29, 2017, 9:30am-5:30pm John D. Calandra Italian American Institute - 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor - New York, N.Y. 10036. Italian Sonorities and Acoustic Communities: Listening to the Soundscapes of Italianità In his 1984 book Acoustic Communication, Barry Truax defined acoustic communitie...

Representatives from Northern Italy’s Piemonte region recently welcomed Travel Agent and other journalists to a presentation at the Italian Consulate in New York City. After an official welcome from Italian Consul General Francesco Genuardi, Piemonte Tourism Manager Maria Elena told those in attendance that U.S. visitors to Piemonte are at an all-t...

Joseph Vincent Iacobucci nacque, il 22 marzo del 1916, a Cincinnati in Ohio da Antonio ed Elisena. I suoi genitori erano entrambi nati a Chiauci oggi provincia di Isernia e lì si erano sposati il 7 dicembre del 1907. Joseph era il terzo dei quattro figli della famiglia Iacobucci. Vince, Louie e Frank erano gli altri fratelli. Antonio, il padre, pur...

The playwright Gerhart Hauptmann (1862-1946) wafts like a ghost through the annals of early-twentieth-century opera. Alban Berg thought seriously of making an adaptation of Hauptmann’s play “And Pippa Dances” (1906) before moving on to the two Frank Wedekind plays from which he would fashion “Lulu.” And Carl Ruggles spent several of his early years...

Like any good Italian, my mother, Victoria Perritano, made her first batch of pasta dough as young bride newly married to her Italian groom. She learned the technique from her mother, my grandmother. Pasta making has been a technique and tradition lovingly passed down in Italian families for generations. In fact, renowned chef, restaurateur and coo...

Il suo motto è: “Make simple healthy choices”. Fate delle scelte semplici e salutari. Parliamo chiaramente di alimentazione e nutrizione, che per Antonella Ricco, private chef a New York e nutrizionista, fanno il paio con sostenibilità, qualità e consapevolezza. Da oltre vent’anni sta ai fornelli ma anche sui libri, diventando successivamente anche...

In this episode of The Italian American Podcast, we talk with Paul “Paulie” Malignaggi, a former two-weight World Champion who currently works as a commentator. Paulie tells the story of how he transitioned from Sicily to Brooklyn and had to learn to adapt to the diverse cultures and lifestyles, and how that led him to start his boxing career, desp...

While attending the annual East Harlem Giglio Feast everyone notices the same thing: The wonderful voice of our singer and member, gifted tenor Jimmy Alleva. Jimmy grew up in Queens, New York, the middle child of three brothers. He fondly recalls his quality time spent with Nicholas Jr., Philip and parents, Roseann and Nicholas (himself a Capo in t...

The Wil­mington Sons of Italy are hosting their 12th annual Easter Bunny Breakfast on Sunday, April 9. The event will take place at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Wilmington. The Sons of Italy are asking eight dollars per person as a donation, but children under 3 are free. The breakfast menu includes scrambled eggs, waffles, hash browns, ba­con,...

The Federation of Italian-American Organizations (FIAO) celebrated its 40th anniversary on Sunday, March 26, with a gala dinner and a ceremony at El Caribe Country Club part of which included presenting scholarships to students preparing to go to college. Three honorees were in the spotlight during the event, including attorney Arthur L. Aidala, ma...