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La direttrice del Kairos Italy Theater, Laura Caparrotti ha intervistato lo sceneggiatore Frank J. Avella e la storica Marcella Bencivenni. Accompagnati dalle letture teatrali degli attori: Giacomo Rocchini e Mario Merone “Political Theater in Italian American Theater” è l’evento organizzato da Kairos Italy Theatre e Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò de...

Mayor de Blasio's education department today violated the civil rights of the tens of thousands of Italian American students in New York City. By canceling the celebration of one culture and substituting another, themayor's appointees have pitted group against group. They seek to spread the virus of hatred to destroy understanding and unity. These...

Maybe they should have explored this idea — or even checked with City Hall — before moving ahead full sail. As backlash over its previously unannounced decision to scrap Columbus Day snowballed Tuesday, the New York City Department of Education later said it would now close schools on Oct. 11 for “Italian Heritage Day/Indigenous People’s Day.” “Cit...

La nuova piattaforma web dell’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di New York. Internet come «spazio che va disegnato con il gusto e lo stile italiano, costruendo edifici virtuali che abbiano la stessa eleganza e fruibilità di quelli reali». Da un’idea di Fabio Finotti, nuovo Direttore dell’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di New York, inaugura “Stanze Italia...

Not even a pandemic can come between the friendship of two native Staten Islanders, self-dubbed as “friends since birth,” who have been pals for over 79 years. Ann Somma Terjesen of West Brighton and Dolores Viscione Connelly of Tompkinsville have enjoyed a lifelong friendship that has spanned cherished childhood memories, high school years, marria...

Welcome to the 45th annual celebration of Italian Heritage and Culture Month. Each year, the Board of Directors of the Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee of New York, Inc., (IHCC-NY, Inc.) selects a new theme and then proceeds to publish a theme poster and publish its “Calendar of Events” for the annual October celebration. We encourage you to...

If you are in the NYC area, PLEASE come out to support the Italian American community in NY’s historic Little Italy on Mulberry Street. The Archdiocese of New York has called for a 6PM MEETING on TUESDAY, MAY 4th, 2021 at the historic Most Precious Blood Church (113 Baxter Street in Manhattan’s Little Italy). These meetings usually don’t bode well...

Stefano Porcini was born in the Province of Varese, a town poised midway between the natural beauty of the Alps and the metropolitan buzz of Milan, into a family that was passionate about culture, constantly surrounded by beauty: artists, architects, designers and humanists, among whom he spent his childhood and adolescence, experimenting with inno...

For Josephine DiDio’s 99th birthday last year, family members were only able to spend a few minutes outside her door to offer congratulatory greetings. But this year for her 100th, things changed. Family members were thrilled to gather in Italianissimo Restaurant for the birthday girl’s 100th celebratory dinner and extend to the new centenarian goo...

Cheesemaking may be returning to a town of Harmony processing plant closed for a year and a half. An Italian-based investment group has purchased the former Castelli America facility following its closure in December 2019. The newly formed company, Vittoria Dairy Inc., said in U.S. Bankruptcy Court documents it plans to eventually process cheese at...

Vincent Graziano has done it again. Having published his first work of fiction, Die Laughing, in 2009, and more recently The Family Jewels in 2018, the stand up comedian turned funeral parlor owner again borrows from memories of his youth in Little Italy and imagined scenarios only a funeral director could devise. While Die Laughing and The Family...

The arrival of Trucillo Italian coffee in the United States starts in the New York Greater Area. The Campania-based roasting company, which has been family-owned for three generations, could be defined as a boutique if it weren’t for its highly innovative and technological features which make it a flagship of the Salerno industrial area. Trucillo o...