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The year 1927 was a milestone in Italian American assimilation.  Its immigrant culture was literally electrocuted in Boston as its classical heritage was reborn on Manhattan’s west side.   There was no connection between the state execution of anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti and the opening of the Italian House at Columbia University.  But, in retros...

Dal 2013 Italian Business & Investment Initiative ogni anno organizza un convegno a New York dal nome The International Business Exchange per offrire all’Italia l’opportunità di presentarsi davanti a una selezionata platea di 200 persone composta da decisori e investitori della costa orientale degli Stati Uniti. All’edizione di quest’anno, a Park A...

The Italian Dance Connection, IDACOnyc, will return to NYC for its fifth anniversary season, Tuesday, May 21 through Friday, May 24, a platform that connects Italian dancers, choreographers and filmmakers with the international New York dance scene and artistic community. The theme of this year's IDACO Contemporary Dance and Film event is DIVER/CIT...

Getting a seat at Rao’s is like buying a time-share. Since 1896 the tiny Italian-American restaurant has been serving up family-style lemon chicken and seafood salad beneath strings of Christmas lights on a corner in East Harlem. But after New York Times food critic Mimi Sheraton gave it a three-star review in 1977, Rao’s enacted a notoriously stri...

Long Island City bid farewell to its unofficial mayor on Tuesday as hundreds attended a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church on Vernon Boulevard Frank Carrado was a beloved link to the past of what is now the fastest-growing neighborhood in the country prior to his death last week following complications from a stroke. He wa...

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019, 6:30 – 8:00 PM at Shakespeare & Co. 939 Lexington Avenue | New York, NY 10065. TICKETS: NonMembers $20 / Members $15. Reservations required RSVP TODAY! Gentlemen always welcome! Payments are nonrefundable. The National Organization of Italian American Women Greater New York Region – Metro Network presents: The Alchemy of It...

Friday, April 26, 2019, 6:00 PM EDT. CIMA - Center for Italian Modern Art, 421 Broome Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10013. The Metafisica Solution: How to Discuss Fascist-Era Architecture Without Controversy. The term ‘metaphysical’ associated with the paintings of de Chirico and Carrà has, beyond its origins in the early 20th century, played an...

An aerospace engineering startup founded in Italy will receive $1 million after winning a New York state competition that aims to boost the state's aerial drone industry. Founded in 2017 in Parma, Italy, Sentient Blue designs small, gas engines for unmanned aerial vehicles. On Wednesday the company was named the latest winner of the GENIUS NY prize...

MARLINS at METS. Sunday, May 12th @ 1:10pm EST. Citi Field, 120-01 Roosevelt Ave, Flushing, NY 11368. The IABF - Italian American Baseball Foundation is honored to be part of the New York Mets Italian Heritage Day at Citi field. A portion of tickets purchased from the attached link will go to the IABF.  Come out for Italian Heritage Day at Citi Fie...

Wagner College will hold its annual commencement exercise on Friday, May 10 at 9:30 a.m. The program will take place under a big-top tent erected on the Sutter Oval in front of the college’s iconic Main Hall on Howard Avenue, Grymes Hill. The commencement speaker will be President Richard Guarasci, who is retiring in June after 22 years with the co...

It may surprise no one to see names like "The Russo Family" from Sicily, Italy, or Anton Ivanovich Malygin from St. Petersburg, Russia, inscribed on Ellis Island's American Immigrant Wall of Honor — a manifestation of common migration patterns to the United States from Europe more than a century ago. But on a nearby panel, reflecting the Upper New...

As a research assistant for Fordham’s oral history initiatives, the Bronx Italian American History Initiative (BIAHI) and The Bronx African American History Project (BAAHP), Alison Rini, FCRH ’21, said she saw shared themes between the two projects. Soon after that, Rini said her research mentor Kathleen LaPenta, along with Co-Director of BIAHI, Ja...