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Alias Coffee in Troy has more than biscotti on the menu these days. Recently congressman Paul Tonko dropped by to announce a half million-dollar federal grant to assist in the redevelopment of Troy’s Little Italy Historic Market Place project.  Add that to the $375,000 awarded back in August, and that is nearly a million bucks. DeFazio owner Rocco...

The Frick Collection in New York has long touted a rich assortment of old master paintings, including Renaissance portraits of powerful figures. None of those portraits, however, depicted a lone woman—until now. Portrait of a Woman, painted by Italian Renaissance master Giovanni Battista Moroni circa 1575, is joining the Frick’s permanent collectio...

02/07 Tuesday 6:00 pm • Casa Belvedere • 79 Howard Avenue • Staten Island, NY - Doors open at 6:00 pm. Tombola games begin at 6:30 pm. Entry: Members free; non-members $10 per person. Tombola cards must be purchased for each round at $3 each. Tombola is a game that originated in Southern Italy. Similar to Bingo, the game is fun to play, easy to lea...

The exhibition examines the cross-pollination between avant-garde art and commercial posters in Italy, with a particular focus on the interwar years and the early post-WW2 era, during the country’s economic boom. With a starting date in 1926 (the year in which Depero exhibited the Venice Biennale a “quadro pubblicitario”, Squisito al selz) and a...

Thursday, February 02, 2023. From 5:00 pm To 6:30 pm. Organized by IIC-NY in collaboration with Cinecittà. Entrance: Free. IIC NY - 686 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021. Book Presentation: "Claudia Cardinale. L’indomabile. The Indomitable" Curated by Claudia Squitieri. Published by Cinecittà and Electa Editore. Opening remarks: Fabio Finotti, IIC-NY Di...

At the Raquet and Tennis Club FIAC (FOUNDATION FOR ITALIAN ART & CULTURE) honored Brooklyn Museum Director Anne Pasternak with the FIAC Excellency Award 2022. In the presence of FIAC Chairman Daniele Bodini, President Alain Elkann, Italian Ambassador to the United Nations Maurizio Massari, Consul General in New York Fabrizio Di Michele, and Directo...

New York State Senator George Borrello was chosen by his Senate and Assembly colleagues to serve as President of the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators. The mission of the bipartisan organization is to highlight the significant contributions of Italian-Americans to the state of New York. “I am grateful to my colleagues for ch...

The Little Italy Merchants Association hosted a Street Light and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony entitled, “Sogno Americano” (American Dream): A “Talking” Street Light Installation on the corner of Broome and Mulberry Streets in Little Italy, New York City. Presented to Little Italy from our compatriots in Naples, Italy. “Sogno Americano” (American Dream)...

Spanning over 300 years of sculpture, painting and decorative art, Modern Medici: Masterpieces from a New York Collection, will be offered at Christie’s in New York on 27 January.  Inspired by the 15th-century Italian private spaces of study and contemplation known as studiolos, the spirit of this collection is one of scholarly interest and a studi...

A red-haired woman looks at the viewer suspiciously from a gilded frame. Her gaze is steely, direct and somewhat confrontational. The painting Portrait of a Woman (c. 1575) by Italian Renaissance master Giovanni Battista Moroni was a centerpiece of a 2019 exhibition of his work at the Frick Collection, Moroni: The Riches of Renaissance Portraiture....

“Americans are pragmatic, they box everything in, but I think there is room to get out of these boxes, to break them, sowing doubt.” Laura Mattioli is full of doubts, and of certainties. The first and foremost of these are that modern Italian art is misunderstood in America; that there is a need to work on awareness to restore it to its proper plac...

Thursday, January 19, 2023. From 6:00 pm To 7:30 pm. Italian Cultural Institute in New York - 686 Park Avenue - New York, NY. In collaboration with Fondazione G. Bassani. Entrance: Free. Book now. On the occasion of the publishing of the new edition of Giorgio Bassani's Complete Poems, the IIC NY and the Giorgio Bassani Foundation celebrate the wri...