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One hundred thirty years ago, on March 31, 1889, a humble Italian nun was greeted upon her arrival in New York by the unpleasant news that her accommodations were not ready and her plans to establish an orphanage were in danger of being scrapped. Despite obstacles and opposition, Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini and the seven nuns who arrived with her...

Thursday May 23 2019. 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10036. "In poems born of the rocky soil of the old country, where children learn to sew in a 'walled-in garden' with 'one potted plant-crown of thorns,' Frasca threads history and myth. She tells of immigrant hope th...

New York City audiences are used to seeing just the top of Gianandrea Noseda’s head in the orchestra pit at the Metropolitan Opera, where the Italian maestro is a frequent guest conductor. But on May 19, Noseda will be front and center at Carnegie Hall with the National Symphony Orchestra. Whether he is conducting an opera or a symphony, Noseda’s a...

The younger face of Italian fashion will be on display with a special one-day exhibition on Friday at New York’s High Line landmark.Organized by the Italian fashion chamber’s Camera Club initiative aimed at promoting up-and-coming labels, the exhibit, called “Borders: A Flash of New Italian Fashion,” collects the signature pieces — to be showcased...

Sergio Rossi has launched its New York store, marking the brand’s continued push into the U.S. market. “New York is a city with a unique and international energy, which represents our attitude, and it was crucial for me to find the perfect spot for our store here,” said CEO Riccardo Sciutto on the store’s Madison Avenue location. “After three years...

The Lt. Det. Joseph Petrosino Association in America honored the late NYPD Detective Doug LeVien with the Jack and Helen Como Award at their annual awards dinner held on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at Russo’s on the Bay in Howard Beach. This year’s event has marked the 110th anniversary of the day when NYPD Lt. Det. Giuseppe (Joseph) Petrosino was gunne...

Giovedí 9 febbraio il Consolato Generale d’Italia a New York ha ospitato un incontro aperto al pubblico con la nota youtuber Clio Zammatteo, fondatrice di ClioMakeUp e il Direttore dell’Istituto per il Commercio Estero Maurizio Forte. Tema della serata: “Come vincere la sfida dell’innovazione nell’industria cosmetica italiana”. L’evento fa parte di...

I am writing to request assistance in preserving the North Bronx childhood home of Adelina Patti, the most famous 19th century singer. Modern day diva Patti Lupone is her great-grand niece. Adelina Patti was the first diva, and was able to overcome sexism of the era. Adelina was a progressive Victorian woman who lived with a man before marriage, wh...

Welcome to the Sons of Italy Foundation's online auction! See one of the greatest musicians of all time! Click here to view all of our auction items. Two VIP tickets for Maestro Andrea Bocelli’s concert at Madison Square Garden, New York City. Click here to bid! See Andrea Bocelli in concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Thursday, De...

Tony Pecora knows Italian cuisine like the back of his hand. Growing up in Sicily, he was always working with food. And when he moved to New York City in 1970, Pecora started out washing dishes and worked his way up in the industry until he owned multiple successful restaurants specializing in his home country’s cuisine. “Hospitality is in my DNA,”...

Hallie Meyer, the daughter of New York City restaurateur Danny Meyer, is prepping to open an Italian coffee and ice cream parlor in Gramercy this summer. The new scoop shop will be called Caffè Panna, translating to “coffee” and “cream,” and will focus on just that. It’ll be a 25- to 30-seat space with a separate coffee bar and ice cream counter, s...

The Department of Education center in Hicksville was red, green and white on Saturday at a ceremony awarding 25 students from Long Island Catholic schools scholarships from the Tri-State Italian-American Congress. “The scholarships were designed to assist deserving families with the cost of their annual tuition to attend a Catholic elementary schoo...