Tuesday May 21, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, 7521 Carmel Ave, NE Albuquerque, NM. Please bring the following items: 1) Your old passport – expired or about to expire; 2) 2 color photos with white background; 3) The original and a photocopy of American identification (e.g. driver’s license); 4) The original and a...

The Consulate General of Italy, in order to facilitate the access to the services rendered by the passport department to our citizens living in areas far away from Los Angeles, also this year is organizing meetings, to collect the fingerprints of those who wish to apply for passport without having to come to this Consulate General Las Vegas, Nevada...

New Mexico has officially gotten rid of Columbus Day, replacing the holiday with Indigenous People's Day. New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill Tuesday to replace the holiday honoring the Italian explorer with a day celebrating members of the indigenous community, her office confirmed. The holiday will still be a legal public holiday...

A proposal to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People's Day won final approval Friday in the state Legislature following a lengthy and sometimes emotional debate. The Senate voted 22-15 to approve the bill pushed by Native American activists. Numerous cities nationwide, including Albuquerque, have moved to shift the October holiday's focus f...

Sunday Only - Special intro by local film historian/journalist Jeff Berg - View Trailer. Two shows only: Saturday, February 23; Sunday, February 24. 1:00 PM. The Guild Cinema - 3405 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque. $5 Admission when you ask for the Italian Festival rate. Director, Damiano Damiani – Italy – 1967 – 118 mins – Italian with English subtitl...

Ciao from Rome to all the friends of We the Italians! The new book by We the Italians, the Yearbook of 2018, has been released: you can find it here. In 2018 we interviewed 26 leaders, 26 friends who gave us 26 different views about 24 different topics of the relation between Italy and the US. History, education, Little Italy, sport, language, rese...

First up is the festival’s opening night event, L’Inaugurazione sponsored and catered by Torinos’ @ Home with a buffet featuring the restaurant’s signature “fresh takes” on classic Italian fare.  Torinos’ owners Jenna and Daniel John had a great time at last year’s festival, providing scrumptious mini-tiramisu desserts for an event.   This year the...

Internationally known modern art sculptor and Taos resident Peter Chinni, 90, has died. Chinni reportedly fell Monday evening (Feb. 4) while practicing the first rehearsal of the Taos Community Chorus for a planned spring performance. Members of the chorus said he appeared to strike his head on a pew.  Fellow sculptor and chorus member T.J Mabrey s...

Andre Buonaiuto, a New Yorker known for bringing a taste of Italy to Roswell, left behind his family and friends after experiencing a heart attack as he was getting ready for work on Jan. 14. Described as a large personality and dedicated to his family and his friends, Buonaiuto, 63, was well-known in Roswell for his previous ownership of Pasta Caf...

The NM Italian Film and Culture Festival, the State’s premier festival celebrating Italian cinema and culture, has announced the full program of films and events for its 12th anniversary festival. “We’re set to launch the best festival of our entire 12-year run,” said festival director, Dan Puccetti. “Included in our film lineup are several award-w...