NEWS FROM : NEW YORK  

A sea of red, white and green took over Manhattan today. Tens of thousands of people marched up Fifth Avenue for the 75th annual Columbus Day Parade. The parade stepped off at 11:30 a.m. following a mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The Columbus Citizens Foundation organizes the event to pay tribute to Christopher Columbus and the contributions of c...

Tuesday, October 22 • 7:00pm. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Register Now. Sharing chants, rhythms, and sacred songs, accompanied by 12 audio tracks, Alessandra Belloni details how she uses these therapeutic musical practices to heal women and men and shows how these practices can be us...

The annual Columbus Day parade kicked off in Huntington Sunday. The Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in America, Grand Lodge of New York marked the annual Columbus Day Parade in Huntington with a variety of musical performances. Spectators lined the parade route on Main Street to celebrate Italian heritage, culture and the contributions made by coun...

Festival-goers young and old enjoyed the opportunity to be Italian for a day Sunday at the Italian Festival on the Rondout Waterfront. "This is where everyone pretends to be Italian for a day," Frank Casciano, the festival's entertainment coordinator said. Italian blood or not, it's a time to celebrate life and food, he added.  Casciano said he exp...

Cari Amici, this year, AIAE is proud to present for the first time during the Columbus Parade, on Fifth Ave. The Andrea Doria Lifeboat #1 & Bell will be exhibited. The Italian passenger liner Andrea Doria was one of the first liners built in Genova after World War 2 and was the pride of the Italian ship building industry. On July 25th 1956 the Andr...

Western New York’s Italian American community has been paying tribute this weekend to its rich heritage and culture. Hundreds of people gathered Sundayt at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens for the annual awards dinner hosted by the Federation of Italian American Societies of Western New York. In a highlight of the evening, businessman Carmen Palma was h...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged his support for a memorial to Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini after the saint wasn’t chosen to be honored with a new statue. He discussed the idea in his remarks at the Columbus Citizens Foundation Gala on Saturday night. A recent city program to commission statues honoring influential women asked for public input, and Mothe...

Hundreds turned out Sunday for the Bronx Columbus Day Parade, one of the largest parades in the state. Spectators gathered to watch the festivities, dance along the route and celebrate Italian American heritage. Organizers say it's the 43rd year for the parade in Morris Park, and that it gets bigger each year. But some spectators say crowds are dwi...

A sea of red, white and green could be seen along 18th Avenue in Brooklyn on Saturday as the borough held its annual Columbus Day Parade, just two days ahead of the federal holiday. The holiday might honor the 15th century explorer but the celebration and parade honor everything Italian-Americans have contributed to the U.S. over the years. The par...

John Giorno, who blazed an inimitable, almost-impossible-to-believe path through the most venturesome regions of poetry, art, music, and activism in postwar New York, died on Friday. He was 82. His death was confirmed by his galleries Almine Rech and Sperone Westwater. Giorno was one of those extremely rare figures who would have had an admired car...

Friday, 10/18/2019 - 6:30pm. Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 24 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011-8604. Drs. Ann Wilkins and David Wilkins, two of the curators of the Sisters in Liberty: From Florence, Italy to New York, New York exhibition at the Ellis Island Museum of Immigration (October 18, 2019—April 26, 2020), will discuss Pio Fedi’s monumen...

Italian-Americans gathered at Utica City Hall to watch the raising of the Italian flag, an annual tradition dating back to the 1950s. Utica is an area rich in Italian culture and people gather at the event each year to show pride in their heritage ahead of Columbus Day.  "So we're celebrating obviously Columbus Day and Italian heritage, and we're s...