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An ardent priest and a passionate cook, Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello has made, and is making, a giant impact on his local community and parishioners at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Brooklyn. For one, he cooks for parish events, especially for the annual observance of Our Lady. For this cheerful day, the parish hosts a large feast and parishioners carry...

Americans may not be able to travel to Italy anytime soon, but on August 7th, Eataly Flatiron’s popular seasonal rooftop restaurant will offer guests a taste of an Italian summer. Serra Fiorita by Birreria will be decked out in florals with a gin cart and even a special, biweekly flower dinner. The restaurant’s last concept was set to debut in mid...

When: Thursday, August 20 at 3:00pm EDT - Registration Required CLICK HERE TO REGISTER In this lecture, part of the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of Raffaello Sanzio's death -#Raffaello500- Thomas dalla Costa, Harry M. Weinrebe Curatorial Fellow National Gallery, London, will highlight and discuss the numerous similarities between Paolo Ve...

On Aug. 2, 1917, the day Pietro Mione entered the world, the average life expectancy for men was 47 years, only 14 percent of homes had bathtubs, fuel for cars was sold in drug stores, and only 8% of homes had a telephone. Fast forward to 2020 and Pietro — the Italian name for Peter — celebrated his 103 birthday surrounded by family members, friend...

The East Village just got a new vegan pasta and wine bar thanks to Matthew Kenney, the vegan chef who is creating a plant-based lifestyle brand that offers delicious dining options from coast-to-coast. SESTINA will open for service in East Village starting August 14th with a second location slated to launch in the Culver City area of LA in Septembe...

NOIAW was delighted to discover that a recent newsletter issued by New York’s Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) featured two oil paintings, “Walking Distance” (above) and “Venice” (below) by NOIAW’s longstanding member Nancy Macina, the Italian American painter who curated the NOIAW artists’ exhibition, “Rinascimento Femminile,” in July of 2019...

Every summer, like clockwork, New York-based artist Gabriella Picone’s Instagram account fills up with dreamy imagery of Sicily—or, more specifically, Lipari, the Eolian island from which her family hails. Sand, sky, sketchbooks, seashells (often arranged into faces that she affectionately calls “shellfies”), and craggy rocks overlooking the Medite...

Ernie Rossi and his shop E.Rossi and Company (https://erossico.com) is a staple of New York. Located in the heart of Little Italy the shop has been in business for over 100 years, marking it the oldest of its kind.Ernesto Rossi (Ernie's grandfather) opened the shop in 1910 before handing it over to his son Luigi, who would eventually hand over to E...

A chef is a person who generally cooks in a hotel or cafe. This word denotes the chief cook of a hotel or restaurant. He/she is the person who selects the food menus, cook the ordered food, and hoist the restaurant staff. Generally, he/she taste the food items made by co-chefs. Chef tries to bring some new food items for the restaurant by using his...

“The city that never stops” always takes a challenge and turns it into an opportunity. This summer was no exception. With Covid-19 restrictions banning indoor dining, New York restaurants are bringing the party outdoors with new sidewalk seating arrangements and patios that could compete with Paris café trottoirs and Roman piazzas. Since the city a...

When Mario’s Restaurant — a 101-year-old Arthur Avenue institution — reopened for outdoor dining at the end of June, it was a bittersweet return to the family business for Regina Migliucci-Delfino. She lost her father, Joseph Migliucci, 81, the longtime face of the Bronx restaurant, to COVID-19 in April. The night before the elder Migliucci died, h...

Hundreds of young people have learned everything they know about Italian American culture thanks to a person whose name they have never heard. For generations to come, they will continue to do so. These are the students of New York University (NYU) who regularly attend the courses offered through the Tiro a Segno Visiting Fellowship in Italian Amer...