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by Tequila Minsky   Saturday was blustery and drizzly, but that didn't stop very concerned neighbors of Little Italy and Soho who came out fired up, protesting — again — what had happened to their tiny square, which is really a triangle, in what they stressed is a "park-starved" neighborhood. Petrosino Square, bounded by Spring, Lafayet...

A Civil War: A History of the Italian Resistance by Claudio Pavone, translated by Peter Levy, preface by Stanislao Pugliese "Among the few indisputable masterpieces of contemporary history." –Financial Times . A Civil War is a history of the wartime Italian Resistance, recounted by a historian who, when only a boy, took part in the struggle against...

Italyʼs medieval universities established the study of human anatomy for physicians. To heighten their art, Renaissance masters clandestinely examined anatomy through human dissection. The profound connection between art and science is best demonstrated by the genius of Michelangelo.   Indeed, the wooden crucifix he carved in gratitude for s...

Maria Baratta of Waterbury will star in the Seven Angels Theatre comedy, "I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti," from Saturday through April 26.   The one-woman play was adapted by Jacques Lamarre from a memoir by Gulia Melucci, and could be described as "Sex and the City" meets the Food Channel. Baratta plays Melucci, a single New Yorker...

  The Italian American Community Center of Rochester will host three musical events to wrap up the summer. On Aug. 19, Rochester native Ernie Capone will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. Capone sings music from the 1950s and 60s, including the works of Frank Sinatra and Elvis.   The concert is free and the community center will have food and...

By Carol Ann Benanti   Women's History Month, celebrated annually each March, acknowledges myriad contributions females have made in America. Interestingly, from its beginnings as International Women's Day on March 8, it's been expanded twice by the United States Congress — first as a week long celebration in 1981 and to its current mon...

By Liliana Rosano Un ponte musicale tra l'America e l'Italia con l'obiettivo di creare collaborazioni, fare incontrare autori e artisti. È ambizioso il progetto di Roberto Mancinelli, campano di nascita, bolognese di formazione e oggi newyorchese di adozione. La musica per lui è sempre stata una passione ossessiva, ancora prima degli anni al Dams...

By Giovanni di Napoli   Sunday, August 21st, the St. Rocco Society of Potenza in New York City celebrated their 127th Annual Festa di San Rocco. Mass was celebrated in English and Italian outside Most Precious Blood Church (113 Baxter St.) in historic Little Italy with Pastor Donald Msgr. Sakano and Msgr. Joseph Ambrosio, visiting from Our L...

Monday, October 7, 2013 @ 7 PM Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere79 Howard Avenue Staten Island, NY 10301 - (718) 273-7600   Guernica Editions and the Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere invite you to attend the book launch of Trinàcria: A Tale of Bourbon Sicily by Anthony Di Renzo Please join us for a r...

"Everyone come to the table and eat" is a favorite expression of renowned Italian cooking star Lidia Bastianich. Fairway Group Holdings Corp. ("Fairway") (Nasdaq:FWM), the parent company of Fairway Market, is inviting everyone to come to the table at the Stamford Fairway (699 Canal Street) on Saturday, December 14, 2013 and at the Nanuet Fairway (7...

You are cordially invited to attend a special staged presentation of Aldo Nicolaj's play, "Visit to Relatives" on Wednesday, March 5 at the Italian American Museum. The play is comprised of four monologues; "The Clause", "The Man Who Loved Women", "The Queen" and "The Soap Maker".   In "Visit to Relatives" the visitor-spectator is led into a...

CELLINI LODGE #2206 OSIA of New Hyde Park, Order Sons of Italy in America will be hosting its ANNUAL FESTIVAL in August 2014. Much of the Festivals proceeds will be used to continue the Lodge's contributions to charitable programs.   DATES: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13 THRU SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2014 HOURS: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 6:...