Twenty years of collaboration, illustrations on current events created at lightning speed, little glitches to solve, curious coincidences, sudden inspirations... all this can happen when one of the most renowned magazines in the world meets an amazing artist like Mattotti. In the prestigious headquarters of the Italian Cultural Institute of New Yor...

At the Millbrook Library last Saturday Millbrook Arts Group in conjunction with Catskill Jazz Factory presented Puccini Meets Bechet: Parallels in Opera & Jazz with Aaron Johnson Trio. The parallel dimensions of jazz and opera collide with this condensed chamber group featuring operatic vocals, piano, clarinet and soprano saxophone. Multi-instrumen...

L’atmosfera che vuole ispirarsi alla Dolce Vita di Fellini, i sapori autentici della cucina italiana, la qualità degli ingredienti della tradizione. Dopo l’avventura che l’ha visto protagonista a Midtown, il ristorante italiano Tartina ha deciso di cambiare location. Sempre a Manhattan, ma un po’ più in alto: lungo l’Upper Westside, a cavallo tra l...

I recently decided to revisit an old favorite, La Fontanella in Pelham. It has been in business for over 20 years and seems to improve with every visit. The management has changed through the years, but the Executive Chef Joe Palaguachi still heads the kitchen. For the last few years, Alfredo Salazar has led the management team. He worked in restau...

A WWII veteran was recognized for his services at the American Italian Heritage Museum on Friday. Back in 2014, Albany County Executive Daniel McCoy recognized Father Anthony Sidoti as the Albany County Honor-a-Vet for his service during WWII. On Friday, McCoy presented the flag flown in Washington, D.C. honoring Father Sidoti to the American Itali...

Cosenza’s fish market is on a very short list of family-owned businesses that have lasted for a century. Come tomorrow, January 2018, this neighborhood cornerstone will be celebrating its 100th year in business. We recently visited and had a wonderful opportunity to hear about the origins of this family business rooted in a time that we can experie...

On the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, state Assemblyman Tony D’Urso (D-Long Island) will travel to a small synagogue in Naples, Italy, to be reunited with the descendants of a Jewish family that he helped hide from the Nazis as a little boy. In 1944, the D’Urso family protected a large Jewish family from the Nazis in their hometown...

His introduction before home games at Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons is the only one that includes a nickname. When it’s announced, ND-BG boys’ basketball senior Lorenzo Cavallaro — sorry; the “Italian Stallion” — can’t help but smile. “It’s funny,” Cavallaro said. “I’ll take it.” This season, the ND-BG team has had plenty to smile about during its 11-2...

Baci Perugina, the iconic Italian chocolate brand recognized worldwide as a symbol of love and affection, has launched today in New York Kissing Away the Blues, an initiative seeking to spark positive emotion on the fourth Monday of January, otherwise known as “Blue Monday”. According to millennials, Blue Monday (falling on January 22, 2018) marks...

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere invites you to CASANOVA: The World of a Sedcutive Genius. A book presentation with Author, Laurence Bergreen. Tuesday, Feb. 13th @7:00 PM. Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Ave, SI, NY 10301. Suggested Donation: $20 per person. (Q & A and a light reception will follow the program). Please Call 718-273-7660...