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Saturday, January 16th • 10:00am ET Live from Italy!!! Umbria and Valnerina, Cascia, Norcia, Castelluccio and More. With Anne Robichaud. Organized by Casa Belvedere. Register Here. Do you know what a "norcineria" offers? Ever tasted the famous “lost beans” of the Valnerina? Ever heard of Preci and a curiosity that makes it famous? Let’s warm up our...

He’s the legend of Sleepy Hollow. Armando “Chick” Galella is a Pearl Harbor survivor and World War II veteran who is the toast of his tranquil town, population 10,000. But this year is extra special because Galella is 100 — he marked a century on New Year’s Day. On Saturday, the locals saluted their beloved patriotic hero with a motorcade and a sur...

A Madison (CT) native has written a book to inspire small acts of kindness that can make big difference. Kate West has brought her Italian-American holiday traditions and cherished childhood memories with her beloved Nona to the page. Her book “LeBefana and the Christmas Star” follows an enchanting character from ancient Italian folklore that child...

Cari Amici, we invite you will join us online for a very special event Tuesday, January 5, 2021, from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, live from Tom Tedesco’s Studio, for an Epiphany celebration hosted by Artistic Director Alessandra Belloni and Music Director John La Barbera, co-founders of I Giullari di Piazza. For tickets visit here.  This will be a special o...

Rick “Rico” Cassata was inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame in 2002 for his quarterback play with the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League (CFL), winning the MVP award in the Grey Cup Championship in 1973 and highlighting a nine-year CFL career. However, in 1964 after graduating from Tonawanda High School, Cassata h...

Simona Rodano, world famous singer and multi award winner is back! From her tiny apartment in Queens, the artist, also known as The Italian Fairy®, spreads her love for Italy and appreciation for the Italian lifestyle through educational entertainment. It features unique online educational offerings for young learners from all over the world. The I...

On Christmas Eve, while families were quietly celebrating the holiday, burglars broke into the storage room of newly opened Borsalia Café in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It wasn’t easy breaking through the space—they had to break the lock of the hatch on the sidewalk and drill a hole in the wall that prevented access to the kitchens.  When detectives an...

Congratulations to the Lanzi family celebrating the 100 Year Anniversary of their family-owned restaurant business last night at a small socially-distant celebration. It was an honor and a privilege to present a proclamation from the New York State Assembly recognizing an amazing history that started when Luigi and Amalia Lanzi opened Lanzi’s Annex...

A non-profit organization comprised of current members of the State Senate and Assembly that aims to promote Italian culture and achievement just launched its new website, the group’s president, State Sen. Joe Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach), announced Monday. The new website for the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is www.ny...

While looking through the website of the Museum of the City of New York last week, my eyes fixated on what I thought must be a painting: a colorful, somber scene in Little Italy in 1920—the men mostly standing against a brick storefront while women and children sifted through a basket of fresh loaves of bread on the curb. Which of New York’s many L...

“Un’italiana a New York” è la nuovissima produzione televisiva targata Patrimonio Italiano Tv – la tv degli italiani all’estero fondata e diretta dai giornalisti Luigi Liberti e Mike J. Pilla. L’italiana è Angela “Angie” Valentino, una giovane make-up artist italiana che vive nella Grande Mela da sei anni. Laureatasi nel 2008 in Set Designer all’Ac...

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—and the sweetest! It’s a time to sip cioccolata calda, gather around the tree eating Christmas cookies, and bake all of the treats that you can think of! If you grew up in an Italian household, it also consists of baking struffoli with Nonna and getting visits from family and friends all throughout the Chris...