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While this year marks the 75th anniversary of what has evolved into a holiday classic — “It’s a Wonderful Life” — a Rome native has co-produced and directed a documentary film that explores whether the fictional location in the movie — Bedford Falls — was in reality Seneca Falls, and that the beloved motion picture was in truth, influenced by a sma...

NYU Tisch School of the Arts has received a major gift from the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation to establish the Martin Scorsese Institute of Global Cinematic Arts, an academic and production institute which will encompass the new, state-of-the-art Martin Scorsese Virtual Production Center, the Martin Scorsese Department of Cinema Studies, and suppo...

A popular Italian restaurant chain that has locations across the globe is opening a venue inside a new development in the Queens Plaza section of Long Island City. Serafina – which has restaurants in Puerto Rico, Brazil, Japan, India, Turkey, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – will open in the second half of 2022 inside the recentl...

We are now accepting applications to the 2022-2023 Columbus Guarini Scholarship! APPLY TODAY. The Honorable Frank Guarini, former CCF Board Member and Chair Emeritus of John Cabot University's Board of Trustees, made a generous donation to the Columbus Citizens Foundation from which John Cabot University students may be awarded scholarships. The ap...

The City of Salerno, with the support of the Presidency of the Campania Region and Scabec, with the extraordinary collaboration of Ellis and Statue of Liberty Island Foundation, the Consulate General of Italy in New York and Slideworld, will implement the project SLIDEDOOR: The World Needs a Door. Beginning December 21, 2021 and ending June 21, 202...

The perpetually creative Laura Caparrotti wears many hats. Not only is she a director, actor, writer, educator, and leader in various theater and language organizations, but she is also the Founding Artistic Director of the main Italian theater company in New York, Kairos Italy Theater, and of In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY, the first Italia...

No, you need not visit Italy just for a meal! Thankfully there are a bunch of restaurants around that let you taste authentic and traditional dishes of Italy right here in New York. While there are a number of average Italian places mushrooming all over the city, Casabianca NYC is the ‘ristorante’ to enjoy a traditional meal. It is a family restaur...

The “Fleeing Mussolini — Italian-Jewish Refugees in the United States” video was released on Youtube by the Sousa Mendes Foundation (SMF) on November 28th. Opened by Olia Mattis, President of the SMF, and moderated by Natalia Indrina, director of the Centro Primo Levi (CPL), the video featured a short documentary film based on Gianna Pontecorboli’s...

Join us on Sunday, December 19 at 4PM and discover the surprising stories behind our most cherished traditions from Saint Nicholas and the Nativity to candy canes and Christmas stockings. Award-winning author, lecturer and photographer, Carla Gambescia will guide us through the stories behind our holiday festivities! RSVP Here. This event is FREE t...

The nation branding Made in Italy promotion campaign "beIT", recently launched worldwide by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, has landed in the United States. The Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Mariangela Zappia, launched the campaign in New York, with a video filmed in one of the over 5,000 iconic yellow tax...

Described by the owners as offering Italian cuisine with a modern flair, Lago Ristorante in Harrison has become known for its homemade pasta, daily specials, tableside meal preparations, pizzas, and panuozzi, a panini-like sandwiches made with charred pizza dough. The restaurant is also known for its meatballs that can be eaten any number of ways i...

A new restaurant that specializes in Neapolitan-style pizzas and Italian pasta dishes has opened on 31st Street in Astoria. Sotto La Luna, which means “under the moon” in Italian, opened today at a new food and beverage hall at 34-39 31st St. The restaurant has taken a 2,500 square foot space at the recently-constructed development known as The Wor...