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by Giovanni di Napoli   This year, my friends and I celebrated the Feast Day of Saint Rocco in Astoria, Queens with the Orsogna Mutual Aid Society. Warmly welcomed, we were invited to partake in the festivities and share the day with them.   Nearly 200 people returned to the old neighborhood to honor their beloved patron. It was a rea...

Francesco Panella e la passione per New York, un'attrazione al limite dell'innamoramento. Con il fratello Simone gestisce l'Antica Pesa, un ristorante di Trastevere di grande tradizione a Roma, antico di oltre 90 anni. La sua curiosità lo ha spinto in America e ad aprire a Manhattan un gemello newyorchese del ristorante di famiglia, oggi meta cool...

Discussants: Edgar Peters Bowron and Eve Straussmann-PflanzerDate: Monday, January 26, 2015 - 5PM Venue: Italian Cultural Institute - 686 Park Avenue - New York, NY 10065 Organized by: IIC New York Twenty years after its first appearance in 1995, Francesca Baldassari presents a revised and updated edition of her acclaimed monograp...

They came. They worked. They built. From those who established Little Italy villages within our cities, to the fourth-generation upholders of ethnic neighborhoods, businesses, and traditions, the Italian immigrant legacy is a cultural imprint that continues to enrich the physical and social landscapes of our nation.   What pushed so many Ita...

For 78 years it happened on September 8. The streets of this Italian East Village neighborhood in New York City were strung with banners and lights and a replica of the black Madonna del Tindari was paraded through the neighborhood and brought to the window of a small chapel that couldn't hold more than a dozen people at a time.   Sicilian i...

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò - 24 West 12th Street - New York, NY 10011. OCTOBER 29, 2015 - 06:00 PMA Short History of the Italian Renaissance (I.B. Tauris, 2015) by Virginia Cox (Chair of the Department of Italian Studies, NYU). The author in conversation with Stefano Albertini (NYU) and Christopher Celenza (John...

by Julie Besonen   On any given weekend, NoLIta's tastefully curated boutiques are brimming with avid shoppers. Over on the Bowery, the New Museum draws contemporary art lovers. Seekers of spiritual atonement — or the merely curious — slip into the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, a historic sanctuary on the corner of Mott and Prince...

by Christopher Barca   For the second straight year, Community Board 5 voted to keep Fresh Pond Road between Woodbine and Menahan free of revelers in early September. In a 27-8 decision, the board turned down an application by the Federazione Italo-Americana di Brooklyn and Queens to host its 23rd annual street fair from Sept. 8 to 11,...

October 1 (Saturday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Conference: Guido Gozzano in America. An international "Convegno," in recognition of the centennial of the death of Poet Guido Gozzano (1883-1916). Offered collaboratively by the Gradiva International Poetry Society and the Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University. Program as it is curre...

Quando nel proprio lavoro ci si mette passione e determinazione, non solo si ottengono grandi soddisfazioni personali, ma la cosa più appagante si ottiene quando il proprio impegno viene riconosciuto e apprezzato anche all'esterno. Il prossimo 16 marzo, nella serata annuale di gala che si terrà al "El Caribe Country Club" di Brooklyn, New York, org...

by David L. Shaw   Thirty-five years ago, Vincent "Jimmy" Colella was named the first recipient of the Father Joseph Beatini Award, presented annually by the St. Anthony Commission to a person of Italian descent for outstanding community service. The latest honoree is Michael Scaglione — the man who now lives in Colella's former Lincoln...

Event Description:Lecture with screening of selections from documentaries on the theme: Ethnicity, National Identity and Multiculturalism in Contemporary Italy. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Center for Italian Studies.   Location Information:West Campus - Harriman Hall (View Map)Nicolls RoadMain EntranceStony Brook, NY 11794...