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When: Wednesday, April 10th from 6:30 to 8 pm - Where: Galleria at the Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere  La Dolce Vita: Fantasy and Modernity in Italian Cinema of the 1960s  As a dramatic departure from the gritty realism of Italy’s Neorealist films of the 1940s and 1950s, Italian cinema of the 1960s embraces modernism and the director...

Chris Vaccaro, the executive director of the Italian American Heritage Society of Long Island, spoke about preserving Italian heritage and culture today at the annual conference for the Long Island Chapter of the American Association of Italian Teachers. “I told them emphatically that we will advocate to protect and maintain Italian language progra...

CIMA is proud to host the morning of the last day of the third annual Italian Literary Fiction Festival. The Italian Cultural Institute in New York in collaboration with FUIS (Italian Unitary Writers’ Federation) — THE BRIDGE Book Award  – Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò New York University – CUNY Hunter College – (CIMA) The Center for Italian Modern...

The moment I strummed the strings of my first D’Angelico guitar, a sharp realization hit – not all guitars are created equal. This is Adam Perlmutter, here to take you on a journey through the intricate craftsmanship of D’Angelico Guitars, one of the world’s most respected guitar brands. Rooted deep in tradition, yet marvelously innovative in desig...

The NYPD honored a retired officer battling terminal cancer Friday evening by providing an ambulance home from the hospital where he was greeted by friends and family in Center Moriches. Joseph Stillitano’s brothers and sisters in blue made sure to be there at his home to celebrate his fighting spirit and dedication to helping those around him. It’...

As late as the 1940s, newspaper stories written about Buffalo’s Italian population were painted with wild strokes of exotic color. “Off in a section of the city where the rays of the sun, on a bright day, glisten down upon dilapidated housetops and seek their way into narrow streets and by-ways with which the place abounds, are colonized a people i...

When you drive on West Montauk Highway in Lindenhurst, you might notice two tall pillars with lions on East and West Riviera drives. Those massive structures are the entrance to American Venice, a project that debuted in 1926 that ties Long Island to Venezia.  Real estate developers Victor Pisani and Isaac Meister designed waterways to mimic the ca...

Delta Air Lines has a stacked schedule to make it easier for travelers to get to Italy, with several new routes to Venice ahead of the summer. By the end of this month, Delta will relaunch nonstop service between its New York-JFK gateway and Venice Marco Polo Airport on a Boeing 767-300, configured with Delta One, Delta Premium Select, Delta Comfor...

On March 12, 1909, while on a secret mission in Palermo, Sicily, NYPD Lt. Det. Joe Petrosino was murdered by members of the island’s criminal underworld. Members of the NYPD top brass, New York City dignitaries and family members of Lt. Detective Giuseppe “Joe” Petrosino gathered at his grave in Calvary Cemetery in Queens on Tuesday to mark 115 yea...

You can not tell the story of Italian Americans on Long Island without the first Italian native to settle on our land. That distinction belongs to Pietro Cesare Alberti, who immigrated from Venezia in 1635. Alberti settled in New Amsterdam, the landmass known as Manhattan today and lived on Broad Street with his wife until 1646. He moved to Brookly...

On behalf of Bronx Little Italy, let's spotlight some of the local pastry shops celebrating St. Joseph’s Day with sweet offerings this year. The Feast of St. Joseph, or La Festa di San Giuseppe, is celebrated annually on March 19th (Tuesday this year) to honor the husband of the Virgin Mary and earthly father to Jesus. It is also the day in which I...

The U.S.-based think tank Atlantic Council intends to bestow the Global Citizen Award on Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni at a ceremony to be held in September in New York during the week of the United Nations General Assembly. According to reports, the think tank has already initiated contact with Palazzo Chigi, although the decision to award the pri...