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In many countries Easter means chocolate. Bags of pastel-coloured mini eggs, tin-foil-wrapped chocolate bunnies and the classic hollow egg, ready to be smashed to pieces. These cocoa-based confections are available in Italy – though not in the same aisle-filling quantity – but chocolate simply isn’t the go-to Easter treat it is in other parts of th...

Tuesday May 21, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel Ave, NE Albuquerque, NM. Please bring the following items: 1) Your old passport – expired or about to expire; 2) 2 color photos with white background; 3) The original and a photocopy of American identification (e.g. driver’s license); 4) The original and a...

Submissions for the 2019 Lauria/Frasca Poetry Prize are now open! The Lauria/Frasca Poetry Prize was conceived to promote the literature of the Italian diaspora and is open to poets of Italian descent writing poetry in English. The winning poet will be awarded $1000 and Bordighera Press will publish the manuscript, along with a standard royalty con...

Chef Anthony Bucco, who four months ago opened the much-ballyhooed contemporary Italian restaurant Felina in Ridgewood, does not lack confidence. The convivial, fast-talking chef ("I have a lot of energy," he explains) has reason to be self-assured. He worked for James Beard Award-winning chef Jonathan Waxman. He received four-star reviews for his...

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...

A Palazzo dei Normanni, nel corso dell’Assemblea Regionale Siciliana tenutasi questo pomeriggio in concomitanza con il seminario per la Creazione di una Rete di Giovani Italiani nel Mondo, dopo i saluti istituzionali, la firma di un protocollo d’intesa tra ARS e Cgie, e un focus di Delfina Licata sul Rapporto Italiani nel Mondo, la chiusura è stata...

What's Italian for Champagne? The answer, in part, lies in the Trentino region of Italy, which is in the Italian Alps. Trentodoc, the name for the style of Italian sparkling wine from the Trentino region, is made by metodo classico, which is to say, in the French style of making Champagne (in which bubbles form during a secondary fermentation in th...

The Italian National Tourist Board & Air Italy launched the second and much anticipated nonstop flight from California to Milan. After Los Angeles, San Francisco was next. On Wednesday April 10 the inaugural flight took off from San Francisco International after a ribbon cutting ceremony at the presence of the Consul General of Italy in San Francis...

Comic Chris Distefano has never been to Portland, so his first question about the city was: Does it have a lot of hipsters? Being a lifelong resident of Brooklyn, he has some definite opinions of hipsters. “You see these people trying to decrease their carbon footprint by struggling with a paper straw. Either use a plastic one or just don’t use one...

Sorry but I just can’t do it!  For the last 50 years or so, I can’t enjoy my favorite pizza or pasta unless I top it off with crushed red hot pepper.  As I was growing up I soon learned that my Italian-American family was like most of the others I knew.  There was always a place for the long hot peppers in the vegetable garden.  And aside from the...

Some 526 years ago, a foolhardy dreamer dared to reach the east by sailing west. Most perceptive folks back in 1492 realized the earth was not actually flat after all. But still ... “They didn’t know where they were going, or what they would find,” Angel Rosa said Wednesday of Christopher Columbus’ earth-shaking voyage.  Rosa has a pretty good i...

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...