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Dear valued sponsors, partners, and friends, thank you for your patience over the last few months as you waited for a decision on the rescheduling of the 2020 NM Italian Film & Culture Festival. Your understanding has given us the time to  carefully consider how best to proceed in this unprecedented COVID environment. Given the character and spirit...

As monuments to controversial historic figures fall nationwide — some toppled by protesters, others removed by governments — Stamford officials are seeking a cool approach to a heated debate about downtown’s Christopher Columbus statue. Should it stay or should it go? And what about the name of its home, Columbus Park? Strong feelings follow repeat...

Sunday July 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Virtual Event-Zoom Presentation. CONFIRM RSVP. Join us for the 2020 Giornata Nazionale dello Sport! A special Caffè & Cultura by Iacopo Chiatello. Free Remembering 1970 FIFA World Cup. The insane Game of the Century Messico, 17 June 1970 – Italy-West Germany. On the occasion of the Italian National Sport Day 2020 M...

Someone put the “cut” in Connecticut. A Christopher Columbus statue outside City Hall in Waterbury, Conn., was discovered decapitated Saturday morning, and cops were investigating, The Hartford Courant reported. After the monument to the colonizer was beheaded, the local chapter of UNICO, an Italian American service organization, offered a $5,000 r...

A crowd of shouting protesters yanked down the Christopher Columbus statue near Little Italy, dragged it to the edge of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and rolled it with a splash into the water as fireworks went off around the city on the night of the Fourth of July. Dedicated in 1984, the statue is the latest monument in the U.S. to fall this year...

On Monday October 12, 1998, the Scotch Plains Community gathered around the Village Green and specifically for the dedication of a three-ton marble sculpture honoring Christoforo Colombo during its annual Columbus Day Festivities. Former State Senate President and Scotch Plains native Donald DiFrancesco called it, "a fabulous tribute to the work et...

Friday, July 10, 2020. 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm. 105 minutes lecture, 15 minutes Q & A. The webinar will take place online through Google Meet. The webinar is $10 for all Filitalia members and non members. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online. REGISTER NOW Music is a common element uniting culture. It represents and produces spaces at th...

Dal 2004 è stata introdotta la Giornata nazionale di Cristoforo Colombo (Dir. PCM 20/2/2004) «da svolgersi annualmente il giorno 12 ottobre, ricorrenza dello storico sbarco dell'esploratore genovese nel continente americano», purtroppo ignorata da molti italiani. Una dimenticanza che può diventare una rimozione o una censura di fronte all'ondata ic...

As Italy gradually lifts travel restrictions, some US-Italy flight connections were reinstated in June. But as The Local's readers report, being able to buy tickets is no guarantee that passengers will be allowed to board the flight, as the restrictions for travelling into Italy have not been lifted completely. "Non-essential" travel into Italy fro...

For the past two weeks or so your National President and Executive director have spent several hours a day (at minimum) on this Columbus issue, either via email (or Zoom) or on the phone. We are trying to provide information and suggestions to our local chapters as this issue arises in their locales, and we have been working closely with the IAOVC...

La Ue allenta le restrizioni e riapre le frontiere turistiche ai voli extra Schengen ma non a quelli provenienti da Usa e Russia mentre nel caso della Cina gli arrivi sono soggetti alla conferma della reciprocità. Una spallata all’industria turistica italiana che in un solo colpo rischia di perdere i suoi migliori ospiti. I soli clienti americani n...

In October 1984, when Ronald Reagan spoke in Baltimore at the dedication of Little Italy’s new Columbus statue, he extolled “the son of a Genoa weaver” as “a man of vision” who turned a “vast wilderness. . . into an economic dynamo.” Reagan complimented the city for developing its Inner Harbor in “that same spirit” and further likened the navigator...