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This fall, while traveling is not an option and movie theaters continue to be closed in many areas, American audiences can take a dip into Italy’s culture and atmosphere from the comfort of their couch. Italian movies are coming online. The 30th edition of New Italian Cinema Events USA (N.I.C.E.) will take place in New York, from November 14th to N...

From its humble beginnings as a group of men concerned with preserving Italian American heritage and expanding their political footprint in the community, Nutley UNICO has become an organization synonymous with ethnic pride and commitment to civic duty. In 1953, a group of caring Italian American men in town founded the Columbus Civic Club of Nutle...

At the north corner of Little Italy, Baltimore, stands a proud brick building with a long and interesting history. The 1793 Star-Spangled Banner Flag House is a National Historic Landmark and one of the oldest houses in Baltimore. It has housed Italian residents and businesses, including a pharmacy, a steamship ticket office, Banco di Napoli, and a...

Even with a pandemic raging in Italy earlier this year, Amy Baldonieri wasn’t looking to leave her job at the American University of Rome and return to her native Western Pennsylvania. She was working remotely from her apartment near Vatican City as director of development for the school when she got word about an opening at Rivers of Steel, a Home...

On All Saints Day, Italian Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission, Maurizio Greganti, Defense Attachè, General Stefano Cont, Minister Catherine Flumiani, and Embassy First Counselor Domenico Bellantone, and members of the military corps were among the congregation at the Mass celebrated by Fr. Ezio Marchetto at Holy Rosary Church in “Memoria dei Caduti in...

Danny Fiorello and his mother Ninfa have been serving up Italian favorites at Fiorello's Café in Chester County since 1997. "We have some of the modern Italian, but we also keep the old-world cuisine," says Danny. Many of the recipes used at the restaurant were passed down through their family. "My mama teach me," says Ninfa, who makes the Sicilian...

Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce and Italian Ambassador to the United States Armando Varricchio signed today a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding that renews protections for Italian cultural property. This renewal marks the 20th anniversary of the Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of...

Thu, November 5, 2020. 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM CET. Online Free Event. This presentation explores the key characters of the Italian industrial success from early 20th century ads to contemporary logo designs. Sponsored by the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia. More info about the show at www.italianinnovators.com  How do images create value? Wha...

Congratulations to NIAF Member Suzanna Rosa Molino for her new book, Italians in Baltimore. Molino’s book showcases almost 200 captivating vintage photos with captions of Italian immigrants and their descendants in the Baltimore area, both in and out of Little Italy. These captivating photographs offer a brief yet fascinating insight into some of t...

The Italian Cultural Society of Washington D.C. Announces: ICS VIRTUAL GALA 2020 “Reawakening—A Celebration of Italian Innovation, Creativity and the Human Spirit.” Sunday, November 1st at 4:30pm ET, on the ICS webpage. While our annual fundraising gala has traditionally been an opportunity to celebrate Italian excellence, this year it represents s...

An Allegheny County judge will likely decide the fate of the Christopher Columbus statue in Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park. Judge John T. McVay Jr. has set a virtual status conference on a lawsuit filed by the Italian Sons and Daughters of America, for 1 p.m. Thursday. The lawsuit seeks to halt the statue’s removal. Four of five members of the Pittsbur...

Paradiso Italian Restaurant in Franconia will be closing its doors. The restaurant's owners are handing the reins to the next generation, who will renovate and reopen as a new restaurant called La Fiamma. The business will remain in the family. The restaurant has been open for nearly three decades, since 1991. The company's affiliated restaurants, ...