November 30, Thursday, 5:30 .pm. Stony Brook University, New York 11790. Center for Italian Studies/ Book Presentation: “Dinner with Di Maggio” with co-author Dr. John Positano. Books will be available for purchase and autographing by Dr. John Positano. Location: Center for Italian Studies in Stony Brook University's Frank Melville Memorial Library...

They say if you live long enough, you’ll see everything. On Monday, Nov. 20, Antonio Luigi Capicotto marks his 87 birthday, having experienced — three times — something few golfers see once. Capicotto just recorded his third hole-in-one, an "ace" to golfers.  The feat is even more impressive considering that Capicotto, a stone mason since the age o...

Italian Americans say Mayor de Blasio has fake blood on his hands for refusing to pardon statues of Christopher Columbus from a city panel reviewing “symbols of hate.” About 50 members of Italian American groups protested de Blasio’s controversial monument commission across the street from Columbus Circle outside of Central Park on Saturday, the da...

Two dozen people turned out to offer their feelings about everyone from Christopher Columbus to Boss Tweed Friday, as Mayor de Blasio’s commission to study the city’s monuments for “symbols of hate” held its first public hearing. About half of the crowd was there to call for the removal of statues and other monuments memorializing controversial fig...

Many could not write or read English, but that did not stop them from assimilating in small-town America and applying their skills to help build some of the grand estates in Millbrook. The story of these Italian immigrants is the subject of a new documentary, "Il Villaggio di Millbrook” (“The Village of Millbrook”), which will premiere this weekend...

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 6pm. Pizza Shop: An Italian-American Dream (2017), 57 minutes. Antony Osso, dir. - John D. Calandra Italian American Institute - 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10036. Post-screening discussion with the director led by Rocco Marinaccio, Manhattan College.Pizza Shop features brothers Carmine (Charlie) and...

Bensonhurst has a brand new cultural center, thanks to the Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Brooklyn, Inc., which hosted a dedication ceremony on Monday for Il Centro, its new headquarters. Located at 8711 18th Ave., Il Centro will serve as a community and cultural center in Southwest Brooklyn. The newly opened facility has an indoor...

There are two main entrances to the Redbury Hotel in Manhattan’s Nomad neighborhood. Walk through either of them and you’ll be no more than a few feet from a slice of Rome. On the south side at 29th Street, there’s Marta, Union Square Hospitality Group maestro Danny Meyer’s three-year-old restaurant and pizzeria, which now has an offshoot downtown ...

An Italian Christmas cooking class is just one of  the seasonal events Albany's American Italian Heritage Museum has planned this winter. Instructor Dolores Scalise will show students how to make an Italian Christmas stew and almond paste cookies. The museum, located at 1227 Central Avenue, will host the cooking class on Sunday, December 5 from 11...

Parlare di ospitalità non è semplice. E non da oggi. Le conflittualità relative a questo termine, così accogliente e ostile allo stesso tempo, e a tutto ciò che ne consegue, si trovano fin dall’etimologia stessa della parola. Fin dall’origine. Perché ospitalità deriva dal latino hospes, che a sua volta condivide la radice con hostis. E può essere i...