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Lady Gaga's awards season has begun! The 35-year-old star was honored by the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) Friday as she was named best actress for 2021 for her performance in House of Gucci. In her big-screen followup to 2018's A Star Is Born (which earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress), Gaga plays the real-life Patrizia Reggiani...

Exhibition. December 9, 2021 – January 8, 2022. Monday through Friday, 10AM to 4PM. Italian Cultural Institute, 686 Park Avenue, NY. The project stems from the desire of photographing archives and collections, an often-unknown heritage, full of beauty and history, building a narrative space within which, in addition to the works and documents, it i...

Professor Gaetano Cipolla presented his new book, Learn Sicilian II, just published by Legas, at the Columbus Citizens Foundation in Manhattan on November 30, 2021. The event, which was open to the members of the Foundation and to the public, was attended by Arba Sicula members from the tri-state area and by lovers of Sicilian culture. One person c...

The Columbia University grad student stabbed to death near the Manhattan campus late Thursday was a soccer-loving Italian who came to the US eight years ago for school and loved living in New York, pals say. Davide Giri, 30, was knifed in the stomach in a random attack as he walked back to his Morningside Heights apartment after soccer practice wit...

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere invites the public to see its annual display of “Il Presepio Della Solidarietà,” the FDNY 9/11/01 Solidarity Crèche, beginning Friday, Dec. 10 when it will be displayed on Casa Belvedere’s front porch. The 18th century style handcrafted nativity scene was a gift of friendship and solidarity from t...

A new local Italian restaurant has opened at Eastview Mall. Nocino is in the massive space previously occupied by Prime Steak House and before that, Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano. Rochester restaurateur Josh Miles — who owns and operates  The Revelry on University Avenue, Parcel 5-adjacent Branca Midtown, and Bitter Honey and Velvet Belly, both at t...

The original Off-Broadway production of the show will debut on the streaming platform Broadway on Demand, one of Broadway's digital media services, this Monday. This funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story explores an Italian immigrant child's delicate dance between culture, identity, and forgiveness. Ingrasciotta gives a tour-de-force portrayal of...

This fall, Long Island got another Italian restaurant. But the owners of Nunzi's in Farmingdale wanted to create a unique Italian dining experience. Michael Napolitano knew downtown Farmingdale would be the perfect place for the southern Italian food eatery, he told Patch. "We wanted to find something in a town that was growing and expanding such a...

Little Italy in Endicott is kicking off their holiday season this Friday. The annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa Watch will start the season in conjunction with the Village’s Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting. George W Johnson Park will be open from 4 – 8pm so the public can enjoy free carousel rides and hot chocolate. There will also be a San...

Staten Island’s own, Candice Guardino, is coming to the historic St. George Theatre after acclaimed, sold-out shows in New York., New Jersey, Florida and Chicago. Tickets are now available for her show, ‘Italian Bred!’ scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 8 p.m. Doors will open 7 p.m. and ticket are $19-$59. Guardino’s hilarious show ‘Italian B...

For true Italian Americans, love really can blossom over the exchanging of caponata recipes. For Scott Tacinelli and Angie Rito, a shared passion for the tastes of Italian American life didn’t just lead to amore, but to marriage, a family, a Michelin-starred restaurant and their debut cookbook, Italian American, published by Clarkson Potter in Octo...

The contentious debate between keeping controversial statues or removing them has reached a boiling point. In Syracuse, our discussion centers around a landmark of downtown, the Columbus Monument. A towering, 11-foot bronze statue of Christopher Columbus stands on top of a large pedestal. On both sides of the debate there are passionate opinions on...