Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at 7:00 pm. At this event Dean Tamburri will be interviewed about his analysis of the perplexing array of apparent options that face immigrants everywhere as embodied by the Italians who landed in America: adapt to the host culture, remain faithful to one's own heritage, or disown it completely. The discussion will be f...

In search for a better life, Frank Damico at the age of 18 left his home in Italy. He left his mother, dad and thirteen brothers and one sister to come to America. It was a long and difficult journey on a crowded ship that took many days.  Upon arrival on Ellis Island, all of the passengers were put through many tests. His ultimate dream was to com...

As the city prepares to celebrate the inaugural Multicultural Parade & Festival, I have had the honor and duty of providing details of the event to the public on behalf of Mayor Tony George. In doing so, I began to think about my cultural background and how it has affected me personally. Like most American millennials, my heritage is a melting pot....

The Italian American Museum cordially invites you to attend a screening of "Italians in America" (1998, 100 min.). Discussion and Q&A led by Museum Founder and President Dr. Joseph V. Scelsa will follow the screening. Thursday, August 10th, 6:30 PM Light Refreshments Will Be Served. Italian American Museum - 155 Mulberry Street (Corner of Grand and...

In December my grandmother died after a long battle with Alzheimer's. I'm a fourth-generation Italian, and my grandmother was the epicenter of our world. At her funeral, I pondered how our family would fare without its matriarch; I began to fear that without her, we might lose the togetherness that is so central to an Italian family's lifeblood. I...

Author’s note: This is the first installment of a serialized story that recounts my return to Italy and my grandfather’s journey to the U.S. My grandparents poured into me all the Italy they couldn’t fit into their children. To others they spoke broken English, but to me, the first born grandchild, it was always their Italian, so I became the only...

John Capillo, fondò a New York la “Columbia Association” dei Vigili del fuoco, era calabrese. Morì coraggiosamente, per le forti inalazioni di fumo, dopo un intervento antincendio durante il quale furono salvati numerosi bambini. Era nato a Scilla, provincia di Reggio Calabria, il 17 febbraio 1886.  Giovanni Capillo nacque il 17 febbraio del 1886 a...

Frank Di Ionno is racing through the mountain roads outside of San Bartolomeo, Italy, like a young Mario Andretti. He is 67 but has the energy and sense of immortality of a man one third his age. I look over at the speedometer. It bounces between 110 and 120. I realize its kilometers but it sure feels like miles per hour to me. I am in the passenge...

With a flood of migrants arriving on Italy's shores, a bitter debate has erupted over whether children born on Italian soil to foreign parents should have citizenship rights at birth. According to a poll published on Thursday in the Messaggero daily, the idea of "ius soli" is losing support among Italians, even though such a path to citizenship exi...

Louis Avallone came to the USA from Italy in 1964, speaking no English and looking for the opportunity to build a new life in this land of freedom. Talking with 101.7 / 710 KEEL’s Robert J Wright, his son, Louis Jr., tells about his dad’s strength, faith and success. Avallone also tells KEEL listeners how Louis Sr. instinctively knew of this countr...