By William Schievella   As you read this magazine Labor Day has passed and the Columbus Day holiday is upon us. Although Columbus Day commemorates the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus the holiday is now a celebration of the accomplishments of Italian Americans in our nation as well as Italian culture in our state.   Althou...

by Becky Evans   It was hailed as the first proof of Viking exploration to the America and the earliest known map of the New World. Moreover, the Vinland Map was used by some to claim that the Vikings had discovered America 50 years before Christopher Columbus. Now a Scottish independent researcher has used simple Google searches to in...

Si è svolta ieri presso la Sala Cinese della Reggia di Porticila presentazione della "Mostra Fotografica origine di Bill De Blasio", un progetto che parte da Sant'Agata dei Goti in provincia di Benevento e che attraversa la Reggia di Portici e Caserta, raccogliendo le eccellenze del nostro territorio.   Tale mostra sarà inaugurata martedì 14...

By Giovanni di Napoli   Hundreds gathered in the rain last Monday for the Third Annual Columbus Day Giglio Party in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Hosted by the Giglio Boys Club, members transformed Lorimer Street (between Metropolitan Ave. and Conselyea St.) into a free outdoor party to showcase and celebrate southern Italian culture.   Arr...

America has been celebrating Columbus Day since it was officially designated a national holiday in 1937. But the very first known observance was in New York and took place much earlier—on October 12, 1792, to mark the 300th anniversary of Columbus' landing in the Americas.   The tribute was arranged by the newly formed social organization, S...

By Rosario A. Iaconis   What's in a name? For New York mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, his cognomen is a point of pride. After all, he chose it. In fact, the man formerly known as Bill Wilhelm paid homage to his Italian mother by legally embracing her surname. Moreover, de Blasio's offspring are called Dante and Chiara.  ...

Delaware has a nickname that says everything: it is called the "First State". This is just one of the things we talk about with the guest of this new interview. Our friend Richard A. DiLiberto, Jr. is one of the major personalities of the Italian American community in Delaware.   Let's discover what he does to represent this wonderful community,...

Christopher Columbus' ships are sailing back into town. Replicas of the Nina and Pinta, which drew crowds when they were docked on the North Shore in 2012 and 2009, will be returning to Pittsburgh on Sept. 30. The ships, which are operated by the Columbus Foundation, will be docked at Station Square in the South Side and will be open to t...

Scuola Italiana Enrico Fermi. Monday, October 12, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CDT). Chicago, IL. Join the Scuola Italiana Enrico Fermi for a fun-filled afternoon of learning while acting and playing. Discover the story of Cristoforo Colombo and how he got from Genova to the coast of the New World while making friends with other chi...

The Cultural Italian American Organization of Auburn will hold its annual Christopher Columbus Testimonial Dinner on Sunday, Oct. 11 at the Springside Inn in Fleming. The dinner will honor the Most Rev. Salvatore R. Matano, Bishop of Rochester, for his leadership in the Catholic Church communities and to recognize him as the first Italian-Amer...