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Controversy over October’s second Monday comes to the Island every year, but its helped two local state Assembly candidates find common ground. Republican Sam Pirozzolo and Democrat Vincent Argenziano, candidates to replace outgoing Assembly member Mike Cusick (D-Mid-Island), both took a stand against a piece of state legislation that would change...

Our Annual Marco Polo Dinner will honor two treasured Lower East Side museums: The Museum of the Chinese in America on Centre Street, and the Italian American Museum on Mulberry Street. Both will be represented by their respective Presidents: Nancy Yao and Joseph Scelsa. Purchase Your Ticket Today! The awards dinner will take place on the evening o...

This legislation is so woke, and so politically fraught, that even the sitting Democratic governor and her Republican challenger agree it’s going nowhere. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced her opposition Wednesday to legislation proposed by leftwing state lawmakers to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day – just hours after Republican nominee Re...

Assemblyman William Colton (D – Gravesend, Bensonhurst, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights) is happy that he was able to provide a $250,000 Assembly Legislative Grant to the Federation of Italian American Organizations of Brooklyn (FIAO). “The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Brooklyn, Inc. (FIAO) is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization wh...

In recognition of Italian Heritage Month, Joann Cavo Campbell, president of the Italian Heritage Club of the Mohawk Valley in Utica, is planning a wreath-laying ceremony at the Italian Community Oven on October 8th at 11:00 am. It is to identify and honor Italian immigrants who helped build the Mohawk Valley. The brick oven may have fed not only th...

Gilardi Study Day - Curated by Elena Re. Saturday October 8, 2022, 11 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Magazzino Italian Art (2700 Route 9, Cold Spring, NY 10516). At the core of Magazzino's mission is deepening the appreciation and understanding of postwar and contemporary Italian Art, and we continue to foster this relationship by providing a space where conversat...

A proposal to yank the Columbus Day state holiday from the calendar and recast it as “Indigenous People’s Day” is gaining traction at the statehouse after getting Democratic sponsors in both the Assembly and Senate. “Indigenous People’s Day reimagines Columbus Day and changes a celebration of colonialism into an opportunity to reveal historical tru...

Italian culture, deeply rooted in history and rich in artistic design and time-honored customs, continues to be preserved throughout the world and shared in countless ways. It’s always gratifying to shine the spotlight on significant contributions made by immigrants and their descendants and celebrate Italy’s rich legacy, as well as recognize the p...

A perfect Saturday morning with clear, sunny skies was the backdrop for St. Roch Church’s centennial. The jubilee marking the 100th anniversary of the beloved Port Richmond parish began with a solemn procession at 11 a.m., led by an Italian marching band from St. Adalbert School to St. Roch Church, attended by dozens of parishioners, neighbors, and...

Sausage ‘n’ peppers fans along with cannoli lovers will say ‘benvenuto’ to the upcoming Italian Festival at The Mount. This year’s “Festa” at Mount Loretto in Pleasant Plains marks a four-day affair. Dates are Friday, Oct. 7 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8 from noon to 11 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 9 from noon to 8 p.m. and Monday, Columbus Day, O...

The Cultural Italian American Organization of Cayuga County will honor two Auburn priests at its sixth annual Christopher Columbus Day Recognition Dinner, taking place Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Springside Inn. The dinner will honor the Revs. Frank Lioi and Lou Vasile for "their many years of dedication to the priesthood, serving with distinction in ma...

Italy's outgoing premier Mario Draghi was honoured with the World Statesman Award from the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, an interfaith organisation dedicated to religious freedom and human rights. The foundation's president and founder Rabbi Arthur Schneier presented Draghi with the prestigious award during a gala ceremony in New York on Monday...