Posted by Mario Angotta After its World Premiere at the New York International Film Festival, where it won the Best Documentary Award, Immigrant Son has gone on to garner awards and win praise domestically and abroad from both critics and scholars alike.   It tells the story of by a great- grandson of Italian immigrants who came to NYC, eve...

by Barbara Gigante "Un'opera oltre ogni estetico controllo" questa l'efficace, elegante definizione targata Anthony Tamburri di Ellis Island, libro dell'italoamericano Robert Viscusi, presentato il 30 settembre all'Istituto Italiano di Cultura a New York.   Tamburri, della CUNY, è un nome ormai sinonimo di esperienza nel campo dell'italiani...

By Nicola Colella   Can you imagine what it was like to say goodbye to your family, your home and your friends? To leave for a strange country, not knowing the language, and with little or no money? Who would do such a thing? Why would anyone do something so drastic?The following is not "pretty story." It is however a TRUE STORY that ends we...

In the early 1900s, the Jacuzzi family moved to the United States and settled in California. The family began working in aviation, creating a propeller known as the "Jacuzzi toothpick," and later, designing the first enclosed cabin monoplane. A few years later, in the 1920s, the Jacuzzi family turned their attention towards agriculture. In 1925, t...

I just finished reading "Little Italy of the BRONX: Arthur Avenue and Belmont" (New York City). Very informative! Described as "One Big Family", the Italian immigrant culture that developed here is said to be comparable to "a new Italian village", as Italians from all over Italy merged into one newly formed community.   The authors, Stephen...

Lunedì scorso si è riunito a Roma il gruppo di lavoro per il varo del Comitato organizzatore degli Stati Generali dell'associazionismo degli italiani all'estero.   Questo primo nucleo del Comitato, composto da Acli, Filef, Istituto Fernando Santi, Migrantes, Ucemi e Unaie inoltra oggi un invito a partecipare alle associazioni nazionali, regi...

di Stefano Luconi   Italian American Studies Association, Hofstra University, Hempstead (NY), 29 novembre-1 dicembre 2012 L'iscrizione della pietra tombale di Edward I. Koch, l'ex sindaco di New York recentemente scomparso, riporta la citazione delle ultime parole di Daniel Pearl, il giornalista del «Wall Street Journal» decapitato da terro...

January 10 (Saturday) 10:00 amThe Italian Genealogical Group meets the second Saturday of the month. This month is "Ask the Experts". Our genealogists will be answering your questions.All are welcome to this free lecture. Refreshments served. Bethpage Public Library47 Powell Avenue, Bethpage, NYAdmission: free; open to the publicContact: Maryanne...

The City of Hartford's Marketing, Events, & Cultural Affairs Division (MECA) in the Department of Development Services announces "To Remember & Understand" art exhibition dedicated to all the immigrants that traveled from Italy to Hartford and throughout Connecticut.   The exhibition designed to recount and share stories of the migra...

È emigrato a 20 anni negli Stati Uniti con tre dollari in tasca, poi ha messo in piedi un'azienda, produttrice di forni per la cottura a legna, che esporta in tutto il mondo. Renato Riccio,67 anni, pontremolese, trasferitosi a Dallas, non ha mai dimenticato le origini.   Da ragazzo sognava di diventare Paul McCartney perché suonava la chitar...