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Appeal of Conscience Foundation, an interfaith organization dedicated to religious freedom and human rights and its President and founder Rabbi Arthur Schneier, will present the 2022 World Statesman Award to Italian Prime Minister, Mario Draghi at the 57th Annual Appeal of Conscience Awards at the Pierre Hotel in New York, on Monday evening Septemb...

From soccer player to financial administrator in the Vatican, the new pastor of one of the most important Italian parishes in New York is young but impressive. His name is Fr. Luigi Portarulo. Our Lady of PompeiiFr. Luigi is a 35-year-old priest originally from Bernalda (in southern Italy). Although he has served at the Vatican for many years, he r...

You’ve been to Little Italy countless times. Why take a tour? I wanted to learn, in depth, the history of the community — the conditions and prejudices with which the immigrants were confronted. As a New Yorker of Italian immigrants, this tour was very endearing to me. One of the highlights of the tour was learning about Lieutenant Joseph Petrosino...

Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7 pm. Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Presented by Luci Callipari-Marcuzzo. Register here. This is an in-person participatory collaborative performance, workshop and dialogue, which invites participants to crochet chains of red cotton thread, a symbol of the chain migration scheme in which many immig...

Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 6pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute - 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor - New York, N.Y. 10036. Italian Women in Basilicata: Staying Behind but Moving Forward during the Age of Mass Emigration, 1876–1914. Victoria Calabrese, Lehman College, CUNY. REGISTER in advance to attend in person by calling 212-642-2094...

The Feast of San Gennaro put a hit on “The Godfather.” “In our rules, nobody can sell anything with ‘The Godfather’ or mobsters or anything that denigrates Italians,” John Fratta, a member of the committee that runs the iconic Little Italy festival, held from Sept. 15 to 25, told The Post. “We don’t need people thinking that the mob is running the...

A public starved for the return of traditional annual events and hungry for Italian food combined with picture perfect weather on Saturday to produce robust attendance at Italian-themed festivals in Schenectady and Amsterdam. The festival on North Jay Street in Schenectady Saturday marked the 17th anniversary of the first Little Italy StreetFest or...

11th annual Italian Festival and Luxury Car and Motorbike Show. On the grounds of beautiful Casa Belvedere overlooking NY Harbor - 79 Howard Ave., Staten Island, NY 10301. Saturday, Sept 24 • Noon to 6 pm. Sunday, Sept 25 • Noon to 5 pm. A FUN-FILLED WEEKEND FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY! A two-day extravaganza featuring an extraordinary showcase of Italia...

This year marks the 96th annual Feast of San Gennaro in Manhattan’s Little Italy, which will run from Thursday, September 15 to Sunday, September 25. The festival features the best that Little Italy has to offer, from food vendors to competitions to rides and parades. Every year, a prominent Italian-American serves as “Grand Marshal” of the festiva...

On 11 September 2001, Hollywood actor Steve Buscemi – known for his depictions of gangsters and weirdos and once described by The Guardian as a “strangely attractive shoelace” – returned to his old job as a New York City firefighter. He worked 12-hour shifts for several days alongside other firefighters, searching for survivors in the rubble of the...

  “My uncle was a professor of music in Italy. When he came over, he taught the family music instruments and singing....that's how I got started,” he says. Ferrari, who was born in 1920, worked for 30 years as a plant engineer at Grumman while pursuing his love of music. He played with big bands and swing bands in New Orleans and various clubs on l...

When: September, 22 from 9:00 to 18:00 and  September, 23 from 9:00 to 13:00 - Where: Italian Cultural Institute 686 Park Avenue, NY As part of the celebrations for the centenary of the birth of Leonardo Sciascia, the Institute hosts the XIII Leonardo Sciascia Colloquium, seeking to investigate the author’s reception in North America, the way he re...