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The latest episode of  “Nuova York: Hidden in Plain Sight”, which is the sixth in the series, tells the story of Giuseppe Verdi, the great Italian opera composer, and his statue in Piazza Verdi (Verdi Square) in Manhattan. Stefano Albertini from NYU, recounts Verdi’s story and talks about his legacy – not just the musical one – and the beauty of Pi...

Visiting the United States for the third time, the Consorzio di Tutela Barolo Barbaresco Alba Langhe e Dogliani is preparing to take New York by storm, bringing together 200 wineries for the Barolo & Barbaresco World Opening (BBWO) event on March 19th and 20th, 2024. The unprecedented number of wineries participating makes this event the Consortium...

Bronx, 1999. Beatrice Ughi is changing her life but perhaps doesn’t know it yet. At the end of the 90s, the “Guerrigliera del Gusto e del Giusto” or Good Food Warrior (as she describes herself on her Instagram page) was an account manager working for a financial statement auditing firm. Almost by accident, but perhaps by coincidence, she leaped int...

Our Lady of Pompeii Church is located on 25 Carmine St. in New York City since 1928. But originally it was born in 1892 as the chapel of St. Raphael Society for the Protection of Italian Immigrants,  in a townhouse that is still standing at 113 Waverly Place. The church location had to be changed several times but the needs of the ever-growing migr...

In a region awash with Italian restaurants, this small restaurant on the northern edge of Onondaga County has a trick up its sleeve: homemade pasta. Rolled into sheets for lasagna or cut into wide strips for fettuccine to be tossed in one of several housemade sauces, that homemade pasta is one of the many reasons The Cafe Bella Luna begins filling...

Tottenville resident Sal Rapaglia has spent a lifetime promoting the game of soccer and last week, he received one of the most prestigious honors for his decades of service. Rapaglia was awarded Life Membership in the U.S. Soccer Federation during its annual General Meeting last Saturday, according to ussoccer.com. The report said Life Membership i...

February 2024, marked a vibrant celebration of Italian culture as the renowned Italian Carnival journeyed to Suffolk County Community College. The event was hosted by Incanto Productions, a distinguished theatrical company dedicated to authentic creative works for educational purposes. It aimed to promote the country of Italy and foster the learnin...

The Italian American Museum, is set for a grand reopening of a brand new facility this spring in its new home in where else… Little Italy.  The Museum is dedicated to telling the history of Italian Americans in New York City, as well as celebrating Italian and Italian American culture in the modern world. Professor Joseph V. Scelsa founded the Ital...

Wednesday February 21 2024 5 PM (Local time). Italian Cultural Institute in New York, 686 Park Avenue, New York, NY. BASILICATË: A research and documentation project on Lucanian culture in the world. The title “BASILICATE” indicates the plurality of forms taken on by Lucanian culture in the countries where the emigrants’ communities reside. The pro...

The Silk Stocking District might need to be renamed the Delicious Sandwich District. The latest entrant to the specialty lunch market, La Panineria, officially opened at 322 East 81st St. on Feb. 8, and they're offering a special deal for Upper East Siders eager to try out the new spot. For the entire opening month, La Panineria is giving customer...

On view through April 6, 2024, Upper East Side gallery Michael Werner is presenting a solo exhibition of work by seminal Italian artist Piero Manzoni. A pioneering figure in the birth and trajectory of both performance and conceptual art, Manzoni is considered one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Included in the show are some of...

All’Antico Vinaio, the famous sandwich shop from Florence, Italy, is opening three more locations in Manhattan. The company, which opened here in 2021, is next headed to the West Village, at 89 Seventh Avenue South, near Barrow Street, on March 2, according to a company spokesperson. It’s located about six blocks from another outpost at 225 Sulliva...