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Williamsburg’s storied Giglio Feast will make its return this week, after being cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 12-day feast, officially known as the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel after the eponymous neighborhood church, will begin on July 7 and run through July 18. “Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast, the best feast in Bro...

The Yorktown Feast of San Gennaro will return this year from Wednesday, Sept. 15 to Sunday, Sept. 19, with the procession to be held at 6:30 p.m. on opening night. Tom Pomposello Jr. and Michael DiCostanzo, who co-founded the Italian heritage festival in 2015, said they are “excited to get back to the feast and celebrate our heritage, culture, and...

CINEMA SOTTO LE STELLE  -  MOVIES UNDER THE STARS The Annual Outdoor Italian Film Festival organized by The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute Tuesday, July 13 - Tuesday, August 31 2021 FULL LIST AND SCHEDULE  Special Opening Night  Team Marco Tuesday, July 13 at 8 pm – Watch the movie...

2 lectures on this quiet and seductive Italian Region by Sandro Naglia  July 9 – 23 2021 at 6 PM EST First session: July 9, 6 PM EST “Basilicata: from North to South” (A general introduction to the geography and history of the region, followed by an itinerary from North to South)  Second session: July 23, 6 PM EST “Basilicata: from East to West” (A...

Giglio Season is underway at the Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, putting to rest any worries that this beloved Italian-American feast, now in its 134th year, might suffer a second pandemic-era setback. Last year, parish leaders were forced to cancel their Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel & San Paolino Di Nola to comply with health and s...

Former Sayville Little League President Joseph P. Gallo, a paratrooper during the Korean War, died on Saturday, June 26. “JP” Gallo lived in Sayville for 55 years before moving to Bayport with his wife Joanne in 2014. Born Nov. 4, 1929, in Bushwick, Brooklyn, to Italian immigrants, he was the youngest of seven children. After serving in the U.S. Ar...

The American Foundation of Savoy Orders (Savoy Foundation), as part of its “Chivalry for Children’s Causes™” mission, granted $50,000 for The New York Foundling’s 2021 in-person outdoor summer camp program for inner-city youth in upstate New York. The NY Foundling CEO and President Bill Baccaglini accepted the Savoy Foundation’s grant check on Apri...

The organizers of Festa Italiana announced this week that the annual late-summer event will return this summer to its normal spot on the calendar and normal location in front of Syracuse City Hall. The 2021 event is scheduled for the weekend of September 17, 18 and 19. Organizers of the festival, which usually hosts up to 20 restaurant vendors, hav...

Professor of religion Alyssa Maldonado-Estrada says that growing up in New York City she was always fascinated by street fairs. “There’s just a certain sort of magic about them,” she says. “You’re walking down the street, thinking it’s just a normal day, and all of a sudden you happen upon a saint’s procession or celebration. There are tents, speci...

With Fabio Finotti, the new Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, we continue our series of interviews with Directors of Italian Cultural Institutes for the ‘Spotlight on’ column on italiana.esteri.it. Fabio Finotti studied at the Scuola Normale in Pisa, and is Professor Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania, where he held th...

They say the third time is the charm. So when it came time for Frances Brigandi to celebrate birthday No. 104, her daughter, Rosemary Klein, and granddaughters Dr. Diane Klein and Dr. Christina Klein, who practice dentistry at Dynamic Dental in Great Kills, thought, ”Why not celebrate times three?” The awesome foursome initially celebrated at the P...

Opening June 26, The Medici: Portraits and Politics, 1512–1570 will feature more than 90 works of art by some of the most celebrated artists of the Italian Renaissance, including Bronzino, Pontormo, Cellini, and many others Some of the greatest portraits of Western art were painted in Florence during the tumultuous years from 1512 to 1570, when the...