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In the beautiful setting of the Columbus Citizens Foundation, in New York City, on June 8th, at the yearly Conference of Presidents of Italian American Organizations, Gilda Battaglia Rorro Baldassari was honored by the distribution of copies of her successful memoir “Gilda, Promise Me”, published by Idea Press. The books were offered by the Preside...

Quando i funzionari dell’Opera di S. Croce di Firenze  hanno contattato per la prima volta i loro colleghi del Museo di Ellis Island per proporre la mostra Sisters in Liberty,  che verrà inaugurata ad ottobre, non hanno ottenuto la risposta entusiastica che si aspettavano. In seguito hanno saputo che ogni anno decine di istituzioni propongono impro...

Anthony DiMango, a longtime resident of Dyker Heights and a revered oral surgeon, died on May 31. He was 95 years old. DiMango reigned over Brooklyn dentistry, working as a surgeon and a professor for more than 50 years. In addition to his private practice in Bay Ridge, DiMango served as a senior vice president, chief of dentistry, and co-director...

Thousands of feast-goers take over Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood every summer to witness the lifting of the Giglio—a 4-ton, 72-foot statue that’s carried through the crowd by roughly 180 men. This year marks the 116th anniversary of the larger-than-life tradition, which honors Italian Saint Paulinas of Nola, who sacrificed himself to save ot...

Dear members and friends of the American Italian Heritage Association and Museum,  As you know, on Thursday, September 12th, our gala dinner will be taking place at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center. The event is a mere three months away. We are putting together a dinner committee to help pull together the details to make this a spectacular...

The Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce’s Saint Liberata committee selected Grace Rizzi-Gallipoli as this year’s Italian-American of the Year. According to chamber executive director David Kennedy, she was selected for her ties to the community dating back to the early years of the festival. Currently owner of G&M Dege Inc., pump and tank contrac...

Tuesday, June 25th, 7:00 PM. The Etruscans: One of Three Great Civilizations in Italy. Presented by Francesco Bonavita. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Program Donation: MEMBERS: $15 per person; NON-MEMBERS: $20 per person. Q & A, Refreshments and a light reception will follow. Who are t...

The Italian American Civic Association is pleased to announce the launch of a Capital Campaign to renovate and enhance the Club’s long-standing headquarters on Bellew Avenue in the City of Watertown. The goal of the campaign is to raise $350,000. These funds will allow the club to make significant improvements to the building and, provide a firm fi...

Una vita di andate e ritorni, tra l’America e l’Italia, di biglietti staccati, di sogni realizzati e di capitoli nuovi aperti. Per Tony Boccia, pendolare dei cieli, la spola con l’altra sponda dell’oceano è parte regolare della sua vita. Arrivato per amore la prima volta a fine anni Settanta, sente il richiamo della madre patria dove ritorna e  lav...

Consider it a slice of American history. Literally. Johnny's Pizzeria of Mount Vernon and Posa Posa Restaurant & Pizzeria in Nanuet are being recognized at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration with a new exhibit entitled “A Slice of History: Pizza in America." The temporary show, produced by Evelyn Hill Inc. the food and beverage concess...

New York State Senate Deputy Minority Leader Joseph Griffo, R-47, was recently recognized by the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators as the conference’s Distinguished Legislator of the Year. “It is an honor to be recognized by my peers,” said Griffo. “From literature to the arts to politics and beyond, Italian-Americans have m...

The smell of food drifts down the streets of Endicott as hundreds kicked off their weekend at St. Anthony's Italian Feast Days. It's back for it's 29th year, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Community hit the streets with food music and dancing. A fun time, used to celebrate the Saint. Bill Matts, one of the Deacons, said "June 16th is his feast day a...