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Anthony T. Rossi, born in Messina, Sicily, in 1900, immigrated to the United States in 1921. Sailing from Naples, Italy, he landed in New York City with $30 in his pocket. He and four other friends came to the big city to make enough money to finance an adventure in Africa, where they planned to make a film. But Rossi found that he liked the United...

Mayor Rich David and members of the Italian-American community held a press conference on Wednesday to discuss details for the 59th annual Columbus Day Parade, Tournament of Marching Bands and Italian Festival. The event will begin Monday, October 8th, at 9 A.M. outside of Binghamton City Hall where the Italian Flag will be raised. Shortly after, t...

The borough’s biggest Columbus Day celebration is back: Catholic Charities of Staten Island’s annual “Festa Italiana at The Mount” returns Friday through Sunday, Oct. 5-7, at Mount Loretto, 6581 Hylan Blvd. in Pleasant Plains. “We’re looking forward to bringing the community together once again to celebrate on Columbus Day Weekend,” says Vincent Ig...

Dinner and a show — the classic date night. And oh-so New York City, where an unfamiliar tourist can wander just a few blocks southwest of Central Park and suddenly find herself in the Theater District, the glittering marquees of Broadway lighting up the night. At Quality Italian, an NYC import that opened in Cherry Creek North in March 2017, dinne...

In a milestone change, the city of Rochester announced this week that Monday, Oct. 8, will be the city's first annual Indigenous Peoples Day. But Monday already is the federally designated Columbus Day, setting up a convergence of societal concerns about who we are as a people and how we celebrate cultures, history and heritage.  The city says Colu...

Gearing up for Columbus Day. The Federation of Italian Americans (FIAO) kicked off the lead-up to its annual parade with its yearly fundraising brunch. The event, held at Sirico’s, 8023 13th Ave., on Sunday, September 30 honored this year’s grand marshals: New York State Supreme Court Justice Joseph Bruno, 62nd Precinct Community Affairs Detective...

Settima edizione per Miss Chef, la prima competizione riservata alle migliori chef italiane ideata da Mariangela Petruzzelli, giornalista e autrice tv, direttrice artistica e producer del format. Dopo le prime due edizioni del Premio svolte ad Ischia nel 2012 e nel 2013, nel 2014 Miss Chef è diventato itinerante toccando varie Regioni e territori i...

Thursday October 11 6:00 pm EDT. Italian Institute of Culture of New York - 686 Park Avenue, Manhattan, NY. Admission: free; open to the public. Contact: Valeria Orani 516-849-8404. director@umanism.com October 11th event is a reading in Italian of an excerpt of the play L'orizzonte Degli Eventi written by Elisa Casseri, 2016 Premio Riccione Award...

Five hundred and twenty-six years ago Christopher Columbus reached the shores of the New World and we celebrate the day he arrived, Columbus Day, this year on Monday, October 8. Right here in Queens we have our very own parade: the Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Queens’ (FIAO) 41st Annual Queens Columbus Day Parade on Saturday, Oct...

Italian furniture brand DePadova has opened its first US showroom in New York City, where products are presented alongside items from its parent company Boffi and sister label MA/U Studio. The DePadova store spans 4,000 square feet (371 square metres) across the third floor of a historic building, which boasts high ceilings and large windows, on a...

The Italian festival returns to the Rondout Waterfront in Downtown on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  The festival, which celebrates both the Italian heritage and Italian-American community in Ulster County, is scheduled to feature entertainment, spaghetti-eating and pizza-tossing contests, wine tastings, storytelling, ethnic dance and food. More th...

A mistake that caused the name of New York City's Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge to be misspelled for more than 50 years has finally been corrected. On Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill adding a second letter 'Z' to the name of the country's longest suspension bridge, which links Brooklyn with Staten Island. The name had been spelled with...