Born in Calabria, Italy on Dec. 16, 1917, Antonio LaRosa has earned the distinction of being the latest Staten Island resident to round the century mark and grace the elite roster of distinguished centenarians. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1935 and settled in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, before making his home in Eltingville in 1981. An...

Italy in Kentucky has a smaller history than other American places. The Bluegrass State saw some Italians come in the period of the mass emigration from Italy, but not as much as other bigger States on the two coasts. Nonetheless, in Louisville there's a club that celebrates Italy in several different ways, led by a true Italian who is for sure the...

While described as the worst mining disaster in America, the Monongah Mine Disaster went a century without remembrances and commemoration. But now, a group of individuals is making sure that the tragedy remains alive in Marion County. “I look back 100 years to when all these people came from all over the world to make a better life for themselves a...

Un siciliano, di origini ragusane, Scoglitti per l’esattezza, e’ il nuovo sindaco Elmwood Park, tranquilla cittadina americana di 20 mila abitanti sita a 40 chilometri da New York. Francesco Caramagna, infatti, è stato eletto primo cittadino a seguito delle attesissime elezioni locali di novembre spuntandola dopo 50 anni di governo repubblicano e c...

The most important Italian emigrant to the US, a marvelous person who spent her whole life helping their fellow Italians and not only them, and then acquired the American citizenship later becoming the first American saint ever: we're talking about Francesca Xavier Cabrini, the Patron Saint of Immigrants and Hospital Administrators. After being fun...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 6pm - John D. Calandra Italian American Institute - 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York NY 10036. "Sambuca: A Digital Return" by Donna Gabaccia, University of TorontoVast claims have been made for the revolutionary potential of the Digital Humanities but few have subjected such claims to intense scrutiny. This talk...

Manhattan, undicesimo piano di un elegante palazzo a due passi da Central Park, il "polmone verde" di New York: è lì che Michele Màngano in viaggio negli USA incontra, nella sua casa, Joseph Tusiani, 93enne scrittore, poeta e traduttore di fama mondiale originario di San Marco in Lamis, in provincia di Foggia. Il Maestro Màngano offre a Tusiani un...

The Italian American Museum of Los Angeles Presents "Italianitá: Artists of the Italian Diaspora Reflect on History and Identity" - A Temporary Exhibition of Visual Art that Explores the Italian Diaspora. About the exhibition: In the arts, the term diaspora refers to artists who have migrated from one part of the world to another, or whose ancesto...

Celestino Ambrosini nacque a Chieti nel febbraio 1858 (un’altra fonte colloca la sua data di nascita nel 1855). Nella sua città fece la trafila in una storica “barberia”. Successivamente, chiamato a servire l’Esercito, svolse anche in divisa il ruolo di barbiere. A 27 anni decise di emigrare per gli Stati Uniti. Giunse ad “Ellis Island” nel 1885. S...

The Center for Migration Studies of New York is a think tank and educational institute devoted to the study of international migration, the promotion of understanding between immigrants and receiving communities, and to public policies that safeguard the dignity and rights of migrants, refugees, and newcomers.  They have a huge archive documenting...