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A Staten Island native sang her way to the stage of NBC’s “The Voice” this week, making a lasting impression with the judges. Marisa Corvo, a 33-year-old borough-bred singer who currently lives in Irvine, Calif., performed P!nk’s “Perfect” for the televised singing competition’s celebrity judges Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, John Legend and Gwen S...

Currently, only two neighborhoods in the five boroughs have Little Italy designations: Mulberry Street in downtown Manhattan, and Little Italy along Arthur Avenue in the Belmont section of the Bronx. Dyker Heights, specifically between 75th and 86th Streets, maintains the most authentic Italian character out of the five boroughs, especially Brookly...

Thursday, November 5th • 7:00-9:00pm edt. Organized by Casa Belvedere. Register Here. With religious roots as old as the dawn of modern civilization, Italy teems with churches central to the identities of cities that built them. Naturally, visitors flock to St. Peter’s in Rome, St. Mark’s in Venice and Florence’s Duomo which defined Italian Renaiss...

November 4 (Wednesday) 5:30 pm. Sponsored by: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College/CUNY - 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor. Contact: 212-966-3245 / danteinitalianonyc@yahoo.com The Dante in Italiano Midtown group has been reading and talking about the Commedia since January 2018. Our slow and steady descent into the Inferno mo...

Oct 27 at 7pm. Presented by Rosemary Novellino-Mearns. $10. Live-Streamed & On-Demand Webinar. Click here for more info & to register. The true story of how Radio City Music Hall, Art Deco masterpiece and one of New York City's iconic tourist attractions and cultural landmarks, was saved from demolition is told at last. Nearly forty years later, Ro...

On the occasion of Columbus Day 2020, NYC Council Member Paul Vallone said, “For centuries, Italian Americans have helped shape the course of our nation’s history. Though we were unable to celebrate as we traditionally do, marching down 5th Avenue and with our City Hall Celebration, it’s my honor to celebrate this Italian Heritage Month and recogni...

The story behind the Mother Cabrini statue unveiled by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a ceremony in Battery Park on Oct. 12 is one of perseverance and artistic vision. The sculptors, Giancarlo Biagi and his adopted daughter Jill Burkee-Biagi, gave The Tablet an inside view of their process from concept to completion. The bronze statue, depicting a young Moth...

“Cancel Culture” struck home. John Cartafalsa fought back. Fight back in his memory. For more than thirty years, John Cartafalsa's beloved Columbus sculpture welcomed all who entered the lobby of his Manhattan apartment building. Then one day last summer, "cancel culture" struck home. The bronze figurine vanished, taken from its niche. The 91-year-...

Town of Babylon Councilman Anthony Manetta welcomed Anthony Naccarato, President Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in America, Grand Lodge of New York and Carmine Soldano, President of the Constantino Brumidi Lodge of the Sons & Daughters of Italy in Deer Park to Town Hall to recognize them as part of Italian American Heritage Month in the town.  "An...

October 20th • 7:00-9:00pm - Raphael Santi/Sanzio – Celebrating His Art 500 Years After His Death. Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael, all three known by their first names, are considered the greatest masters of Italian High Renaissance. Raphael created his own recognizable style -serene celestial beauty of religious paintings – but learned from,...

Italian American tradition has many cornerstones, and the Dance of the Giglio is one the most awe-inspiring. To build a Giglio is a feat onto itself, and then to dance this multi-story piece of art is another grand accomplishment altogether. The Giglio Boys of Williamsburg along with their friends from East Harlem, Franklin Square Long Island and m...

Each year in October, the Italian Heritage Club of the Mohawk Valley selects a way to celebrate Italian History Month. This year, Dr. John B. Marchisi, the first Italian immigrant to Utica (1815) was honored by a wreath laying and presentation. Following the event, club president Mrs. Joann Campbell gave a presentation about the pertinent facts of...