Hanan Samuel grew up close to the tourist frenzy in Niagara Falls, watching the flood of visitors from across the globe as he completed his education at Niagara Catholic High School, then Niagara University. Comfort with and an understanding of his surroundings prompted Samuel to open his first restaurant, Catania, on Feb. 12 in the Wingate by Wynd...

Tuesday, March 26th, 8pm; Doors open at 7:30PM. Sicilian Dance Party to Celebrate the Return of Spring; March 26th at 8pm; Goddard Riverside’s Bernie Wohl Center, 647 Columbus Avenue at 91st Street, New York, NY 10025. Tickets $15 in advance on sale now at https://michelamusolino.com/shows or $20 At The Door Legend says that in Sicily when Persepho...

On the 110th anniversary of the fatal shooting of fabled NYPD  Lt. Det. Joseph Petrosino, a group of Long Islanders, NYPD officers and Italian dignitaries dedicated a plaque in his honor Tuesday near the spot in Palermo, Sicily, where he was gunned down. A trailblazing investigator who helped create the harbinger of the NYPD bomb squad, intelligenc...

L’On. Francesca La Marca ha avuto negli USA un fine settimana molto intenso di incontri e di partecipazione a iniziative di importanti federazioni comunitarie. Sabato, 9 marzo, infatti, ha partecipato alla 23esima edizione del gala della “Federazione Siciliana del New Jersey”, che si è svolto con la presenza di circa 600 ospiti, tra cui vari rappre...

Dolce e Gabbana hanno scelto Palma di Montechiaro per esporre le creazioniche rievocheranno la storia e lo stile della cittadina della famiglia Tomasi di Lampedusa e del Gattopardo. Il duo di stilisti, dunque, torna in Sicilia, per un grande evento di portata internazionale. Il comune, con in testa il sindaco Stefano Castellino, ha aderito all’even...

We’re in the middle of March and for Italians, March means a few things. For one thing, we’re in Lent, so chances are, Catholics have Easter on their minds. But before that, we’re looking forward to celebrating the Feast of St. Joseph, or La Festa San Giuseppe, in Italian. Celebrated on March 19th, the feast honors Joseph, husband to the Virgin Mar...

As late as the 1940s, newspaper stories written about Buffalo’s Italian population were painted with wild strokes of exotic color. “Off in a section of the city where the rays of the sun, on a bright day, glisten down upon dilapidated housetops and seek their way into narrow streets and by-ways with which the place abounds, are colonized a people i...

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. I AM BOOKS, 189 NORTH STREET, BOSTON, MA 02113. Gaetano Cipolla is a retired professor of Italian and Chairman of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages at St. John’s University in New York City. Cipolla has written numerous scholarly articles on Dante, Petrarch, Tasso, Pirandello, Calvino and others. Some of his e...

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm EST. Entrance: Free. Italian Cultural Institute of New York - 686 Park Avenue - New York, NY 10065. Book Now. Screening of Sicily Jass The world’s first man in Jazz by Michele Cinque, followed by Q&A with the director and author of the movie. A journey inside the Sicilian chromosome of jazz, forgotten...

Sophia Loren has teamed up with the ultimate Italian designer duo. The 81-year-old actress, stars in the film as the archetypal matriarch. Restores a crumbling Sicilian estate with her five sons in the fashion film. She was the ultimate femme fatale – and now Sophia Loren has flexed her sex appeal in a new campaign for Italian designers, Dolce & Ga...