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Pier Paolo Pasolini (Italian, 1922–1975), one of 20th century Europe's leading intellectuals, known for his prolific work as a poet, writer, and film director, and who railed against government corruption, materialism, consumerism, and political and social repression, will be the focus of Pier Paolo Pasolini: Subversive Prophet, an important exhibi...

Tuesday, 01/28/2020 - 6:00pm. Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at New York University. 24 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011-8604. Join the KIT staff and their friends in celebrating 20 years of theater in NY (and beyond)! January 28, 2000: KIT incorporates becoming officially the main Italian theater company in New York. Twenty years later, it bring...

Daniel ‘Danny’ Charles Cestaro, a founder of the Morris Park Community Association, passed away peacefully in his Morris Park home on Tuesday, December 17 alongside family at the age of 89. According to his daughter, Jaclyn DeBellis, Cestaro, the son of Italian immigrants, was born on Bogart Avenue in Morris Park. Cestaro attended P.S. 83 as a youn...

After 90 years, the family-owned-and-operated Italian restaurant, Marchi’s, at 251 E. 31st St., closed December 28. There was no menu, and the same courses were served all the time. Fans included publicist Sy Presten, 95, and Joanne Binder, who just marked their 30th year of going there. Customers came in and ordered a cocktail or a glass of wine....

Maybe it’s because it’s the holiday season and everyone is putting in a bit more effort. Maybe it’s because patrons and staff were dressed up a bit more than usual. Grano, the new restaurant on State Street, looked terrific the night we visited, raising our expectations for the food and raising the bar. We were not disappointed. Grano, in the space...

Netflix is bringing back the seedy underbelly of the stand-up world with The Degenerates season 2 in December. Adrienne Iapalucci is the comedian to watch among the lineup of cynical and politically incorrect comics. If you haven’t checked out this comedian’s scathing sarcasm yet, our Adrienne Iapulucci wiki is the primer you need before binging on...

Chiara / Valerio, a couple of international theatre makers, will stage “Marathon” by Edoardo Erba (translation by Francesca LoDico) on Wednesday January 15 2020 at 7:30PM at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, between Rivington and Delancey, Manhattan NY. Featuring Chiara Cimmino and Kimberly DiPersia. Directed by Valerio Vittorio Garaffa and stage-...

The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, the Costantino Nivola Foundation, and the Italian Cultural Institute of New York present Nivola in New York I Figure in Field, an exhibition of the work of Italian sculptor Costantino Nivola (1911-1988), known for his large-scale bas-reliefs, murals, and free-standing sculptural installations created in c...

When: Friday, January 10, 2020 From 7:00 pm To 9:30 pm - Where: Americas Society 680 Park Avenue, NYC - Organized by: Americas Society In collaboration with : ICI - Entrance : Free For the Music of the Americas Concert Series - featuring music and musicians from the Western Hemisphere, including Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada - the Americ...

Wednesday January 8, 5:30 pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College/CUNY. 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, Manhattan, NY. Admission: free. Contact: Dante in Italiano 212 966-3245 danteinitalianonyc@yahoo.com The Dante in Italiano group has been reading for two years and in January, 2020, will finally be in the second half of...

Robert and Angela Portanova decided to open a second location of Brunello's Pizzeria in East Northport because of their deep involvement in the Northport community. The Commack residents opened the casual Italian eatery last week at 398 Larkfield Road and so far have enjoyed a positive word-of-mouth reception, Angela Portanova told Patch. The famil...

The Archaeological Institute of America - NY Society presents “Seeing is Believing: Communal Religion at the Etruscan Sanctuary of Poggio Colla” A lecture by Dr. Gretchen Meyers, Associate Professor of Classics, Franklin & Marshall College. This lecture examines the archaeological remains from Poggio Colla to reconstruct a community shaped by its g...