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Tuesday, June 18th @ 7:00 PM. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere. 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. "Venice: A Preserve of a Bygone Civilization" presented by Francesco Bonavita, PhD. MEMBERS: $15 per person. NON-MEMBERS: $20 per person (cash, check or credit cards accepted). Refreshments and a light reception will follow. C...

The American Foundation of Savoy Orders is pleased to announce that The New York Foundling is the recipient of the Foundation’s 2019 Chivalry Award in recognition of its 150th anniversary of its founding by the Sisters of Charity and dedication to community service, helping children and their families cope with the challenges of caring, raising and...

To commemorate the centennial of author Primo Levi, The New York Public Library will host a full-length recitation of his seminal work, If This Is a Man, the unsparing account of Levi’s 11 months of internment in Auschwitz. Organized through a collaboration between the Italian Cultural Institute, The New York Public Library, and Centro Primo Levi N...

It’s been more than a century and one community in Rochester has officially gotten the recognition it has been pushing for. On Sunday, the city of Rochester recognized the Little Italy Historic District. The Lyell Avenue area has been home to many Italian immigrants, families, and businesses. The Little Italy Association says it hopes this will hel...

Author Karen Foresti Hempson will discuss her new creative non-fiction book “Bean Pickers: American Immigrant Portraits,” at 5:30 p.m. June 5 at the Oneida County History Center, 1608 Genesee St. in Utica. The book has eight true-life portrayals that focus on the struggles and triumphs of Italian-Americans who begin their American lives as summer b...

Il simposio, tenuto all’istituto Italo-Americano John D. Calandra e co-sponsorizzato dalla Società Dante Alighieri, dalla Fondazione Giorgio Ammendola e dall’Associazione Lucana Carlo Levi, prende il nome dalla collezione di saggi “Tra Accoglienza e Pregiudizio: Emigrazione e immigrazione nella storia dell’ultimo secolo: da Sacco e Vanzetti a Jerry...

Designer Domenica Vacca has found himself in a very unfashionable place: on the curb. After a months-long legal battle with his landlord in Manhattan, Vacca closed his 3-year-old flagship store at 15 W. 55th St. over the holiday weekend. A sign in the front window of the swanky store, which sold $3,700 smoking jackets, $580 suede loafers and $1,950...

Thursday June 6, 7:00 pm. Feinsteins/54 Below, 254 W 54th Street, Cellar, Manhattan (NY). Award-winning Singer/PBS-TV host Cristina Fontanelli returns to Feinsteins/54 Below in "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn." This Feinstein's regular, Boston Pops soloist, and PBS-TV host for Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, and Il Volo returns after her debut show Love,...

A restaurant in Pelham Bay that has been a staple in the community for more than 40 years has reopened its doors. Villa Barone Trattoria closed in December for renovations but now they’re back open and ready for business. Their big addition is a brand-new brick oven where patrons can watch some of their food being cooked. Owner Jimmy Bianchini says...

Tra le coppie di maggior successo del cinema italiano, un posto d’onore meritano senza alcun dubbio Dante Ferretti e Francesca Lo Schiavo; coppia artistica la cui pluridecennale carriera è stata oggetto la scrosa settimana di un interessante incontro presso l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di New York diretto da Giorgio Van Straten. Connubio artistic...

Dominick Causarano was born on Dec. 9, 1883 in Monte Sant’Angelo, Italy. He immigrated to America in 1907 with the skills of a blacksmith. Although the then-new invention of the automobile would help drive the profession’s decline, Causarano did well. He opened up a shop on Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City. He married Madeline Renzalli and they...

La Palazzo Strozzi Foundation “Renaissance Night”, al Racquet and Tennis Club a Manhattan è stata brillante e inusuale. Sempre determinata a promuovere i valori italiani dell’umanesimo in America, per la prima volta la Fondazione ha celebrato insieme sia il premio a un personaggio simbolo del Rinascimento, Wanda Ferragamo che i vincitori del concor...