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Quando i funzionari dell’Opera di S. Croce di Firenze  hanno contattato per la prima volta i loro colleghi del Museo di Ellis Island per proporre la mostra Sisters in Liberty,  che verrà inaugurata ad ottobre, non hanno ottenuto la risposta entusiastica che si aspettavano. In seguito hanno saputo che ogni anno decine di istituzioni propongono impro...

Anthony DiMango, a longtime resident of Dyker Heights and a revered oral surgeon, died on May 31. He was 95 years old. DiMango reigned over Brooklyn dentistry, working as a surgeon and a professor for more than 50 years. In addition to his private practice in Bay Ridge, DiMango served as a senior vice president, chief of dentistry, and co-director...

Thousands of feast-goers take over Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood every summer to witness the lifting of the Giglio—a 4-ton, 72-foot statue that’s carried through the crowd by roughly 180 men. This year marks the 116th anniversary of the larger-than-life tradition, which honors Italian Saint Paulinas of Nola, who sacrificed himself to save ot...

It all still seemed like a dream for Anthony Volpe: Finally deciding to go pro after a few sleepless nights, hearing his name called in the MLB draft by the team he grew up rooting for and getting a call from Yankees manager Aaron Boone to congratulate him. Then he put on the pinstripes for the first time on Monday — the real ones — and it all star...

Dear members and friends of the American Italian Heritage Association and Museum,  As you know, on Thursday, September 12th, our gala dinner will be taking place at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center. The event is a mere three months away. We are putting together a dinner committee to help pull together the details to make this a spectacular...

Rocco Commisso was 12 years old when he emigrated from his native Calabria, located in the toe of the Italian boot, to New York City. His quickly became an immigrant success story: academic excellence in Catholic high school, a full academic scholarship to Columbia University and then a blazing career in finance and telecommunications that saw him...

New York-based Banfi Vintners parted ways with Riunite, Bolla, and a number of other well-known Italian wine brands this spring, with those labels moving to Frederick Wildman & Sons. After building Riunite into a multi-million-case brand over the years, Banfi is now revamping its approach to focus sharply on the premium and luxury market, leading w...

New York powerhouse gallery R & Company is known for its ability to balance a historical and contemporary focus. Its expertise of the midcentury modern Brazilian period is matched by its mastery of Postmodern design from the late 1960s through to the early 1980s. The multi-venue gallery is also recognized for its diverse roster of contemporary tale...

La prestigiosa Casa Zerilli- Marimò della New York University, ha ospitato ieri il secondo evento annuale degli International Friends of Festival Verdi. L’IFFV, associazione diventata recentemente una non-profit, è stata fondata negli Stati Uniti nel 2017 per promuovere il Festival Verdi e per stimolare e condividere nuove ricerche e riflessioni su...

Gianluca Rana, amministratore delegato del Pastificio Rana, ha ricevuto a New York l’International Awareness Award. Il riconoscimento è stato dato dalla Fordham University di New York, prestigiosa università americana che è tra le 3 storiche e più importanti università di New York. Gli scopi e gli insegnamenti dell’università Fordham dove esistono...

Ermanno Olmi’s first fictional feature, “Il Posto,” shown at the Venice Film Festival in 1961, was released in the United States two years later with the incongruously noisy title “The Sound of Trumpets.” That name doesn’t entirely come out of nowhere; it echoes a phrase uttered by the mother of the main character, Domenico Cantoni, a young man sta...

The Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce’s Saint Liberata committee selected Grace Rizzi-Gallipoli as this year’s Italian-American of the Year. According to chamber executive director David Kennedy, she was selected for her ties to the community dating back to the early years of the festival. Currently owner of G&M Dege Inc., pump and tank contrac...