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In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY announces Tobia Rossi’s play Hide and Seek (Nascondino) as the 2019 Mario Fratti Award winner. The award ceremony will take place on Monday, May 13 at 6pm at the Italian Cultural Institute (686 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021) where the reading of the translation of the play, made by the official translator of the...

Tuesday, March 26th, 8pm; Doors open at 7:30PM. Sicilian Dance Party to Celebrate the Return of Spring; March 26th at 8pm; Goddard Riverside’s Bernie Wohl Center, 647 Columbus Avenue at 91st Street, New York, NY 10025. Tickets $15 in advance on sale now at https://michelamusolino.com/shows or $20 At The Door Legend says that in Sicily when Persepho...

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm EST. Entrance: Free. Italian Cultural Institute of New York - 686 Park Avenue - New York, NY 10065. Book Now. Screening of Sicily Jass The world’s first man in Jazz by Michele Cinque, followed by Q&A with the director and author of the movie. A journey inside the Sicilian chromosome of jazz, forgotten...

The Capital Region lost a legendary baseball player and coach with a fierce competitive spirit when longtime SUNY Schenectady head coach Tim Andi passed away Sunday. Andi, who guided the Royals for 25 years and helped to put the program on the map, died at the age of 64 from a rare auto immune disease. A pitching guru who starred on the mound at se...

The New York Mets have named Al Leiter as a baseball operations adviser for the club and will rejoin the Mets after a near 15 year absence. The team also announced that current Mets’ ambassador John Franco will have expanded duties as also serving as a baseball operations adviser as reported by Tim Britton of The Athletic. Met general manager Brodi...

When you ask a New Yorker about the greatest television shows of all time, odds are that The Sopranos will be named within a matter of seconds. While the series stopped making new episodes more than a decade ago, most of the Sopranos cast members continue to work steadily, and Steve Schirripa is one of the prime examples of that. Beyond being part...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 – 12:00 Noon-4:00 PM. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Three-Course Lunch includes wine and soft drinks. $60 per person (plus gratuities). Reservations with pre-payment required. Call us at 718-273-7660. CLICK HERE TO RSVP ONLINE. Come enjoy great food & company w...

The appearance of the Green Book, a mass market movie where the Italian American main character doesn’t want Black people fixing things in his house, but feels confident enough to school a Black classical musician on the music of “Little Richard” is a perfect opening for discussing the prominent- and ambivalent- role of Italian Americans in the gro...

The New York based Kairos Italy Theater and the Italy-based KIT Italia will present the seventh annual In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY, a festival of Italian theater taking place in all five boroughs of NYC, April 29-May 13. Each year In Scena! presents a survey of the best Italian theater from Italy, in New York City. The festival features f...

On Tuesday, March 19, Alessandra Belloni and her I Giullari di Piazza performance troupe will return to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave., with a concert, "Healing Journeys With The Black Madonna," and an accompanying book launch. The launch is for Belloni's book, "Healing Journeys With The Black Madonna" (Inner Traditions -...

The Consulate General of Italy together with partners Ferrero and New York Road Runners (NYRR) announces that registration for the annual Italy Run By Nutella Cafe (5M) officially opens today, February 21st, 2019. The race, hosted to celebrate Festa della Repubblica (Italian National Day), will take place in Central Park on Sunday, June 2. Particip...

Casting "Ciao Bambino," a family friendly musical about Italian-Americans set in the 1950s. Production states: "After winning 'Best Staged Reading' at the Midtown International Theatre Festival, and a sold out run at 13th Street Repertory Theatre, we will present a small in-concert of the musical for industry professionals at Opera America’s Placid...