NEWS FROM : NEW YORK  

Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 5:00 PM. Local 92 Restaurant, 92 Second Avenue, NYC. Grab your tarantella shoes and join Alessandra Belloni and the renowned Southern Italian folk company I Giullari di Piazza (The Jesters of the Square) for a Benefit performance of "Tarantata," a production of songs, tarantellas, and magic rituals used to cure the mythi...

Fondazione Mont'e Prama and the Metropolitan Museum of New York have signed an agreement for an exhibition on the ancient history of Sardinia, which will open in May 2023 and remain open until November of the same year. Mont'e Prama director Nadia Canu, who curated the exhibition's scientific project, together with Sean Hemingway, curator of the Gr...

Bronx Little Italy’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony is back again this year on Saturday, December 3, 2022. Ciccarone Park at the intersection of East 188th Street and Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. The event is open to the public from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM and attendees can get into the holiday spirit by meeting Santa and an elf, singing along to h...

With Jack Frost prepping to nip at some noses and Santa Claus getting ready for his Christmas globetrotting, many Staten Islanders are eager to uphold their holiday tradition of visiting the DiMartino house located at 107 Sharrotts Rd. in Charleston. Joe DiMartino started to build his famous “Lights for Life” display the day after Memorial Day, and...

Italian treats always seem to find their way to a holiday table at Christmas time in Upstate New York. And thank goodness for that! Italian Americans make up a huge number of families who can trace their heritage back to the Old Country.  And because of that, authentic Italian bakeries and delicious gelato shops are pretty easy to find all over the...

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere annually displays the Solidarity Creche, a gift by the Naples (Italy) Chamber of Commerce to the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) following the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Il Presepio Della Solidarieta, an exquisite, artisanal exhibit of museum quality that tells a...

Italian beef, Chicago dogs, and other foods from the Windy City have blown into Brooklyn. Bobbi’s Italian Beef, a new sandwich shop at 228 Smith Street, between Douglass and Butler streets, opened without much fanfare last weekend, but people walking down Cobble Hill’s main drag seemed to follow the smell of beef jus and end up at the counter. Most...

When my dear friend Julia Burke, mistress of the magnificent Ogilvie Farm in North Salem asked me to help her plan a soiree that would be part of the benefit series “Tables of Content” for the North Salem Free Library, I could not resist. Immediately, an evening based on my favorite novel “Il Gattopardo” — “The Leopard” by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lamped...

A new Italian restaurant opened its doors in Bayside’s 41st Avenue, hosting its soft launch this month as a string of new eateries open in the neighborhood. Valdari opened its doors at 41st Avenue between Bell Boulevard and 214th Place on Nov. 18 with the restaurant’s owner, David Arias, doubling as its chef. "Yes, We’re Open!" an Instagram announc...

The Callas Tribute Prize will return at the Italian Cultural Institute on Monday, November 28. The awards, which will begin at 6 pm, are conceived by Dante Mariti and produced by Melos International. The event, which falls on the centenary of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s birth, celebrates Maria Callas and Pasolini, two icons of Italian culture, featuring...

Spending the morning rush at a café for a quick coffee and pastry is not as common as it used to be. But luckily, there's still Italian breakfast in bed! This week, Leonelli Focacceria e Pasticceria, an Italian bakery located in the Evelyn Hotel of Manhattan, launched Pastry Chef Salvatore Martone's latest treat: frozen sfogliatelle ready to bake a...

The New York office of the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) continues to educate American trade and consumers on Italian Spirits partnering with the 11 Italian brands involved in the third edition of the PR Campaign (MeMento, Ditta Silvio Meletti, Strega Alberti Benevento, Distilleria Varnelli, Giulio Cocchi Spumanti, Luxardo, Toschi Vignola, Montenegro,...