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NYS Senator Joe Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) was recently honored by the Italian Charities of America as their Man of the Year at its October 20 luncheon at Roma View restaurant in Howard Beach. The organization, founded in 1936 and located at 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, was originally formed to provide assistance to Italian Americans during the...

Two new sculptures will stand outside Bryant Park this Fall, "The Guardians: Hero and Superhero," by architect and designer Antonio Pio Saracino. Mr. Saracino had the unusual good fortune of being offered two commissions by two groups at more or less the same time—he counter-proposed that they all work together.   "Hero," constructed from wh...

After months of construction, permitting delays and hassles, Revival Market partners Ryan Pera and Morgan Weber are finally ready to open their Italian restaurant, Coltivare, this Wednesday.   Located just down the street from Revival on White Oak, Coltivare promises to showcase the local ingredients that Revival is known for with a simple,...

Some new and forthcoming titles that may be of interest to our readers. All are available at Amazon.com• The Getty Hexameters: Poetry, Magic, and Mystery in Ancient Selinous by Christopher A Faraone and Dirk ObbinkPublisher: Oxford University Press, USAPublication Date: February 28, 2014Hardcover: $89.10Language: EnglishPages: 240Read description...

The New Republic has created a few chuckles and now a tiff with Jacqueline Mellow's satirical depiction of Governor Christie on top of a famous scene of Tony Soprano checking his mail in a bathrobe, with gold chain, in front of his gorgeous mansion.   Eddie Scarry, who runs a blogs site affiliated with Glen Beck called The Blade, asks Is thi...

SculptureCenter is pleased to announce the simultaneous presentations of new work by four artists, Rossella Biscotti, David Douard, Radamés "Juni" Figueroa, and Jumana Manna, each artist to have a solo project in an U.S. institution for the first time.   SculptureCenter will present the U.S. premiere of Rossella Biscotti's film The Undercove...

Marc Cappelletti is a Philadelphia writer. A light snow is falling on the green awnings of Philadelphia's Ninth Street Market. It's a fleeting snow, melting almost as soon as it lands. Still, I marvel. It brings to mind the snow that fell in my grandfather's stories of his emigration from Italy to America, where he landed 85 years ago. &...

Bouquet Let's here it for our local community festival. The Iron Mountain Main Street has announced that Eighth Annual Italian Fest will return to downtown Iron Mountain, and this year, it will be a two-day event - Friday, Aug. 15, and Saturday, Aug. 16.   As always, the festival will take place in the city parking lot located at the inter...

A partire dal prossimo 18 aprile, l'Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Los Angeles ospiterà "Omaggio a Giuseppe Verdi", una mostra che racconta la storia delle performance più famose delle opere verdiane andate in scena al Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, e dei grandi attori, cantanti, scenografi, e costumisti che ne hanno tramandato il mito.   Nella...

On behalf of the Education Office of the Italian Embassy in Washington, I'm kindly asking for the alert below to be widely circulated though AATI listserv:Thank you very much - Paola Ebranati Sanfrancisco.education@esteri.it   Due to the many requests, students enrolled in AP-Italian exams, who did not applyon time (April 18th) to...

A top-tier European soccer club may find its next star on a Sioux Falls youth soccer field. Sampdoria, which plays in Italy's top league for professional soccer, is partnering with the Dakota Alliance Soccer Club to host an annual elite player camp and potential training for youth coaches in Sioux Falls.   The team, based in Genoa, Italy, h...

Oxytocin – the love and bonding hormone – is powering Dr. Toni Galardi's next book.The Italian-American psychotherapist, executive coach, and resident of Marin County, published a well-regarded book in 2010 on how to adapt to change in times of crisis. The LifeQuake Phenomenon–How to Thrive (Not Just Survive) in Times of Personal and Global Upheav...