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Italian couple Alessandra and Mario De Benedetti long dreamed of two things: New York City and nature. First, they moved here. Then, this fall the pair opened Il Fiorista on West 26th Street to celebrate flowers in food. "In Italy, we have this joy of life around nature and good food," said Alessandra De Benedetti. "We want to pay more attention to...

Tuesday December 17th • 7:00 pm. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Come hungry & thirsty! Concession available with homemade food from our Cucina Colavita plus beer, wine & soft drinks. Cash & credit accepted. REGISTER ONLINE OR CALL 718-273-7660. Members: FREE. Non-Members: $10pp. Additio...

Potsdam schools will no longer celebrate Columbus Day. Instead, it will celebrate Indigenous People’s Day. It all started with Potsdam elementary students reading a book about Christopher Columbus. It's called “Encounter.” They learned new things. “I think it was a good book, because we've been learning the wrong history for a long, long time now...

Join us for an evening celebrating the publication of the second edition of the Segal Center’s IPP Italian Playwrights Project with a reading of Event Horizon by Elisa Casseri. The Segal Center collaborated again with Valeria Orani and Umanism NY (https://www.umanism.com/) to publish a volume with some of the innovative and engaging playwrights fro...

Casa Belvedere will unveil its annual display of “Il Presepio Della Solidarietà” — The FDNY 9/11/01 Solidarity Crèche — on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the Italian Cultural Center on Grymes Hill. The Il Presepio is gift of friendship and solidarity from the Naples, Italy Chamber of Commerce to the New York City Fire Department in honor of the v...

December 14, 2019, 6-8pm. Magazzino Italian Art Foundation, 2700 U.S. 9, Cold Spring, NY 10516. Join us at Magazzino Italian Art Foundation for an evening of art, jazz, and apertivi as part of our annual holiday concert series. For this year’s program, the Pasquale Grasso Quartet performs a selection of classical jazz, from Louis Armstrong to John...

A little more than a year ago the Department of Education of New York started diversifying the multilingual offering in NYC Public Schools. Thanks for InItaliano's activism, Italian language was added to the DL choices of Manhattan public schools. This expansion continues and this year a second Italian teacher has been added to the pool of teachers...

Rachael Ray is taping her talk show at her studio in Manhattan and someone has just gotten a makeover. The woman is overwhelmed by her transformation, and Ray is encouraging her not to cry: "Turn back around, stop crying! You look so beautiful. Do you like what you see? Don't cry!" She gathers the woman in for "huggums" as the audience cheers. And...

Monday 12/16/2019 - 6:30pm. Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 24 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011. Titian's Touch: Art, Magic and Philosophy (2019, Reaktion Books) by Maria H. Loh (CUNY). The author in conversation with Ara H. Merjian (NYU) and Jane Tylus (Yale). At the end of his long, prolific life, Titian was rumored to paint directly on the canvas wit...

Marilyn E. Saviola, who after childhood polio left her a quadriplegic spent much of her adult life advocating for people with disabilities, pushing for the removal of both the physical barriers and the attitudes that hinder people like her from fully participating in society, died on Nov. 23 at her home in Brooklyn. She was 74. Independence Care Sy...

The Italian Chicks is a passionate blend of comedy, characters, music, song parodies, improv and Italian-American culture. When these four dynamic, multi-talented women hit the stage, they will make you remember things you paid your shrink to forget. It's a celebration of food, family, memories and Italian tradition. Whether you're Italian or not,...

Joe DiMartino is not in the business of waiting. The Charleston resident started inviting Staten Islanders to tour his impressive Christmas village of a home on Thanksgiving evening. DiMartino created the display in memory of his wife, Debra Ann, who fell victim to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack at the World Trade Center. Each year, he raises...