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Please join us for a festive Carnevale/Fat Tuesday. Dinner Program on February 28th. For your enjoyment, at 6:00 PM, we will be screening a short, yet vivid and interesting video called "The Sights & Sounds of Carnevale Celebrations in Italy" created by member and music educator, Lou Barrella. Then at 7:00 PM, you will be treated to a wonderful buf...

Every year takes place in Rome the International Photography Festival, which commissions to a different important photographer a project on the city. Among the many who have participated, we selected four Italian photographers: Olivo Barbieri, Gabriele Basilico, Marco Delogu and Paolo Ventura. To them we have added a New York photographer, Leo Rubi...

Rocco Commisso has had plenty of chances to get involved in professional soccer in his time: in Italy, England, Major League Soccer - even the New York Cosmos four years ago. It was only bad timing that prevented the Italian-American cable TV magnate from investing in the game that he played to All-Ivy League level at Columbia University. But when...

Tuesday, March 7th  @ 7 PM. Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Ave, SI, NY 10301. Donation: $20 per person. (Q & A and a light reception will follow the program). Copies of the book will be available for sale and autograph. Parking is located directly across the street at Notre Dame Academy. Please Call 718-273-7660 to RSVP in advance The Italian Cultural...

Di origini siciliane, cresciuto tra Italia e Venezuela e arrivato nel 2000 negli Stati Uniti, Cristian Piazza si è trasferito a New York a fine ottobre del 2001 per fare cinema. “Vivere a New York vuol dire farsi molte domande su se stessi, sugli altri. Io mi domando spesso dov’è casa? È dove nasci, dove cresci o dove hai deciso di andare a vivere?...

A lot of people don’t get tomato pie, the hyper-regional, served-cold, thick-spongy-crust-pizza-bread more commonly sold out of bakeries than pizzerias. But for those of us who grew up with it, it’s a magical thing: a masterful balance of pillowy dough, slightly sweet sauce, and a savory dusting of parm or romano cheese, best eaten cold out of the...

When: Thursday, March 09, 2017 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pmWhere: Italian Cultural Instittue of New YorkOrganized by : ICI - Entrance : Free This encounter with Giovanni Caforio, CEO of BMS Bristol-Meyers Squibb, is the second of a series of events which focus on the excellence of Italian human capital and personal success stories, presenting Italian to...

Some other area schools have changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Day, and now it is Williamsville's turn to tackle the topic. The school board has put the name change on the agenda for a vote next month, but at least four of the nine board members have signaled their opposition to the proposal. No matter how the vote goes, some board members are  tr...

Moving the Italian Festival is a mistake! Some wish to move the festival to the waterfront because it is now chic, and it has a beautiful open space, though restricted. The quality of the festival on Hertel Avenue over the past few years has improved. It has made the businesses in Little Italy more visible to the community, it is open to everybody...

Now serving good news: Congratulations to one of Staten Island's own. OpenTable.com, a popular digital restaurant-reservation service, has ranked Bocelli Ristorante of Grasmere among the "Top 10 Best Italian Restaurants" in the New York/Tri-State area. Foodies use the online service to find, explore, reserve, and manage restaurant reservations free...

People come to Arthur Avenue to stock up. On a recent Saturday afternoon, I stood outside Vincent’s Meat Market with Danielle Oteri, who leads tours of the neighborhood with her husband Christian Galliani. The window of Vincent’s is decked with fat Boston butts and whole sides of pork. Customers stream in and out carrying hefty shopping bags. Danie...

At the beginning of the new millennium, Sandro Chia — the Italian painter who burst onto New York’s burgeoning Neo-Expressionist scene of the late 1970s and ’80s — left the Big Apple in search of greener pastures… or, more accurately, vineyards. The artist bought a Tuscan winery in 1985, after he received payment for his commissioned mural at Palio...