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In the eyes of even the most adoring beholder, a stereotype exists that Italian visual art begins with a bang in antiquity, hits its peak in the Renaissance and ceases to be much of a factor by the mid-20th century. After all, the 1950s and ’60s were the era of Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, right? One woman has reformed that vi...

Vandals scrawled, “F–k Columbus” on the base of the monument of the explorer in Columbus Circle — weeks after the NYPD’s controversial barriers around it were removed, law-enforcement sources said Sunday. The spray-painted obscenity was discovered by police about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, fewer than three weeks after cops had taken down the protective b...

Tuesday, April 27, 11:00am. Town Hall Meeting with the newly appointed Consul General of Italy in New York, Fabrizio Di Michele. During this session IACC President Alberto Milani will welcome the new consul to New York's Italian business community and discuss ongoing initiatives, programs, and projects scheduled for the calendar year. Participants...

The Italian Language Foundation recently qualified for a matching grant from the Francesco & Mary Giambelli Foundation, and matched a $125,000 donation from the Foundation. The Italian Language Foundation (ILF) is dedicated to the promotion and support of Italian language education nationally. It motivates and rewards students of Italian from middl...

Please join us for a celebration Honoring the Birthday of Antonio Meucci. Saturday, April 17th at 1:00 p.m Open Air Event on the grounds of the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, 420 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305 Winners of the High School Essay Contest will be announced, and students will receive their awards. There will also be a raising of the...

Cristiana Dell’Anna, star of the HBO Max crime series Gomorrah, has landed the lead role of U.S. Catholic nun Frances Xavier Cabrini in Alejandro Monteverde’s true story feature retelling Cabrini. Production starts June 28 in Buffalo, NY and NYC. Mother Cabrini was an Italian-American Roman Catholic nun who founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sac...

Longtime East Norwich resident Leonard W. D’Errico, 91, a former Oyster Bay High School football coach and phys. ed. teacher, died on March 29 in the Briny Breezes retirement community in Florida. D’Errico was remembered by many as more than an all-everything football player and coach, named to sports halls of fame in three states. According to fr...

Leah Claire Borrie, director, writer, and Long Island-native is revisiting her hometown to tell the story of BABYGIRL, a short film that depicts the true story of Adele Rizoli, an audacious Italian-American girl who, in 1981, escaped her loveless marriage to find her soul mate, only to discover he was the Mob’s most talented young assassin. Filming...

When she was 19 years old, Lisa Ponti’s father, the dexterous Italian design visionary Gio Ponti, published a collection of her poems, Gio Ponti Agli Amici (“From Gio Ponti to His Friends”), and gave them out as Christmas gifts. Interspersed with illustrations by Gio’s prominent painter and sculptor pals, including Giorgio de Chirico and Arturo Mar...

To honor the legacy of the late Francesco Durante, an annual prize of $1,000 was created for the best original essay in English or Italian submitted by an emergent scholar of Italian American literature or history, either from Italy or from the United States. Click here to register for the presentation on April 13 at 12:15 pm EST. The award is gene...

“Dopo un anno lungo e sfidante in cui ho voluto garantire la mia costante presenza in Senato nei momenti più delicati della pandemia, con grande emozione riprendo finalmente gli incontri nella ripartizione in cui sono stata eletta. Nel pieno rispetto delle normative vigenti, ricomincio dagli Stati Uniti, Paese in cui la nostra comunità è storicamen...

On March 17, the Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in America John Michael Marino Lodge No.1389 in Port Washington hosted the Installation Ceremony of its 2021-22 Lodge Council. It was the first time in the 95-year history of the Lodge that the installation ceremony was held utilizing Zoom technology vs. an in-person ceremony. Peter Prudente was inst...