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For the seventh consecutive year, Italian Club students ventured to Arthur Avenue in the Belmont District of the Bronx. The 41 students were accompanied by their chaperones, Mr. Adler, Mrs. Maccariello, Signora Lisa Siano and Italian Club adviser Signora Joan Scerbo Jenny on Wednesday, April 27.   The tastes, smells and customs of Italy...

Assemblyman Chad A. Lupinacci (R,C,I-South Huntington) recently welcomed the 2016 Senator John J. Marchi Memorial Scholarship for Athletic Achievement recipient, Rose Marie Pedretti, to Albany to be honored by the Italian-American Legislators Conference. Pedretti, a resident of Huntington and a student at Walt Whitman High School, was one of four s...

di Serena Lastoria   New York rappresenta una delle mete più ambite in assoluto sia a livello turistico, sia a livello professionale. La City più bella del mondo infatti, offre ogni giorno migliaia di possibilità a chiunque cerchi di vedere realizzati i propri sogni e le proprie ambizioni. Questo si concretizza nei più svariati settori: dall...

by Maria Alvarez   Descendants of an Italian immigrant sailed on New York Harbor Saturday to pay homage to Angela Marchisella Maiello, the family matriarch whose 1913 trans-Atlantic voyage from Italy made their American dreams possible. Maiello's children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, along with great-nieces and -nephews from Long...

By Riccardo Chioni Non solo cibo a Eataly. Da ieri nel popolare emporio al Flatiron District è in mostra un tour dell'Italia dei tempi che furono organizzato dall'Enit, attraverso una carrellata di due dozzine di poster storici sul turismo, con un tuffo nel passato ed uno sguardo al presente. Al tradizionale taglio del nastro era presente il cons...

"So You Wanna Be Italian? - An Artist's Journey Exploring Her Roots" is a series of vignettes on various famous Italian figures who have had influence on the life of Anna Filameno. Anna gives us a unique experience as she explores her Italian roots. Each page has a beautiful background graphic art illustration that helps tell the story of each vignet...

The three-building campus at the Italian American Community Center has been a work in progress for nearly the last decade, but the most recent additions have really topped it off.   #In April, an upscale thrift shop was opened that offers handpicked, gently used items. And with the completion of a $50,000 sprinkler system, the museum portion...

By Giovanni di Napoli Sunday, October 26th, I made my way to Saint Joseph's Church (5 Monroe St.) in New York City, for the 113th Annual Feast of San Vincenzo Martire di Craco. Mass was celebrated in English and Italian by Rev. Monsignor Nicholas Grieco, who just happens to be of Cracotan descent.   During his homily, Father Grieco gave an...

"It's been 71 years. I can't believe it," said Josephine Ozzella Sirianni when referring to her date of enlistment in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II. Mrs. Sirianni, 94, of Olean, shared her story of serving as an interpreter in Italy during the war in commemoration of Veterans Day observed nationally on Tuesday.   Read mor...

Pinned to Mary Paley's denim jacket is a prized possession: a medal representing a Sicilian-American society for "the Black Madonna," Maria del Tindari. The South End had several such societies, and a three-day street festival was held in the Madonna's honor every September for more than 30 years.   Paley was given the membership medal by Do...

by Allegra Hobbs   Bensonhurst revelers feasted and celebrated the neighborhood's Italian heritage at the 40th-annual 18th Avenue Feast, a cherished borough tradition that kicked off on Aug. 20 and will rage on through Aug. 30. The feast is a spin-off of a centuries-old Sicilian ritual honoring St. Rosalia, the patron saint of the town...

September 17/20 - Blauvelt Sons of Italy - 46 Van Wyck Rd, Blauvelt, New York 10913Annual Italian Feast and Carnival to Take Place September 17th – 20th: Four Day Festival offers something for every Member of the Family   The Rockland Lodge 2176 of the Sons of Italy will host the 6th Annual Italian Feast and Carnival this Sept...