In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY announces Tobia Rossi’s play Hide and Seek (Nascondino) as the 2019 Mario Fratti Award winner. The award ceremony will take place on Monday, May 13 at 6pm at the Italian Cultural Institute (686 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021) where the reading of the translation of the play, made by the official translator of the...

The appearance of the Green Book, a mass market movie where the Italian American main character doesn’t want Black people fixing things in his house, but feels confident enough to school a Black classical musician on the music of “Little Richard” is a perfect opening for discussing the prominent- and ambivalent- role of Italian Americans in the gro...

The New York based Kairos Italy Theater and the Italy-based KIT Italia will present the seventh annual In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY, a festival of Italian theater taking place in all five boroughs of NYC, April 29-May 13. Each year In Scena! presents a survey of the best Italian theater from Italy, in New York City. The festival features f...

From a booth back near the kitchen, Joe Migliucci presides over the restaurant his family has owned and operated for over 100 years. A family crest hangs over the door where his daughter Regina Miggliucci-Delfino greets customers. To her left is a series of paintings and pictures showing her grandparents and great-grandparents. Mario’s Restaurant w...

Seven Catholic schools in New York will close after the school year ends, due in part to declining enrollment, the Archdiocese of New York said. St. Rose of Lima Elementary School and St. Brigid School in Manhattan; Our Lady Help of Christians Elementary School on Staten Island; St. Nicholas of Tolentine Elementary School and St. Joseph Elementary...

When: January 13th 2019 from 5 pm to 7:15 pm - Where: St. Patrick’s Catholic School on 4101 Norbeck Road in Rockville, MD 20853 - What: Join the Montgomery County, Maryland Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) lodge event on Sunday, January 13 with guest speaker writer & humorist Celeste L. Behe information is below. Writer & humorist Celeste L. B...

There is a fascination in the concept of Little Italy that still exists today, when many of these Italian neighborhoods are no longer there. Outdated, but only in some cities, the principle of physically limiting an area of the city according to Italian criteria, the concept of being together, making communities and proudly celebrating their origin...

A Bronx man is bringing his olive oil across the Atlantic back to his hometown. Growing up in the Olinville section of the Bronx in the 60s, Joe Vinciguerra would come to Arthur Avenue with his mother to go shopping but never thought he'd one day be selling his own products there. "It's a dream come true," says Vinciguerra. "It's a fantastic feelin...

Proud Italian-American actor, writer and Academy award nominee Chazz Palminteri is excited to have North Texas audiences see the new musical version of A Bronx Tale, the latest incarnation of a personal story that’s become, over the past two decades, his life’s work and legacy. Lucky for us, the musical opens just as the turkey coma should be weari...

Arthur Avenue in the Bronx is an Italian food lover's paradise. It's where shops more than a century old sell bread and cheese that look so good, people want to photograph it before they taste it. There are so many stores that Christian Galliani and his wife, Danielle Oteri, give tours to locals and tourists who want to know where to find the best...