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"So You Wanna Be Italian? - An Artist's Journey Exploring Her Roots" is a series of vignettes on various famous Italian figures who have had influence on the life of Anna Filameno. Anna gives us a unique experience as she explores her Italian roots. Each page has a beautiful background graphic art illustration that helps tell the story of each vignet...

The three-building campus at the Italian American Community Center has been a work in progress for nearly the last decade, but the most recent additions have really topped it off.   #In April, an upscale thrift shop was opened that offers handpicked, gently used items. And with the completion of a $50,000 sprinkler system, the museum portion...

By Giovanni di Napoli Sunday, October 26th, I made my way to Saint Joseph's Church (5 Monroe St.) in New York City, for the 113th Annual Feast of San Vincenzo Martire di Craco. Mass was celebrated in English and Italian by Rev. Monsignor Nicholas Grieco, who just happens to be of Cracotan descent.   During his homily, Father Grieco gave an...

"It's been 71 years. I can't believe it," said Josephine Ozzella Sirianni when referring to her date of enlistment in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II. Mrs. Sirianni, 94, of Olean, shared her story of serving as an interpreter in Italy during the war in commemoration of Veterans Day observed nationally on Tuesday.   Read mor...

Last December we did a roundup of the best Italian-American restaurants located in Brooklyn — old-timers peddling the red-sauced cuisine that first arose when immigrant housewives adapted American ingredients to their Italian recipes over a century ago, highlighting things like spaghetti with meatballs, stuffed clams, baked pastas, eggplant rollati...

Pinned to Mary Paley's denim jacket is a prized possession: a medal representing a Sicilian-American society for "the Black Madonna," Maria del Tindari. The South End had several such societies, and a three-day street festival was held in the Madonna's honor every September for more than 30 years.   Paley was given the membership medal by Do...

June, 16 2015 - 6PM Italian Cultural Institute - 686 Park Avenue - New York - CLICK HERE TO RSVP The documentary "Cinema, Maestro!" leads you into a tour of memories highlighting many successful protagonists behind the cameras. The documentary makes you discover how in the last fifty years - from the Fontana Sister to Milena C...

by Allegra Hobbs   Bensonhurst revelers feasted and celebrated the neighborhood's Italian heritage at the 40th-annual 18th Avenue Feast, a cherished borough tradition that kicked off on Aug. 20 and will rage on through Aug. 30. The feast is a spin-off of a centuries-old Sicilian ritual honoring St. Rosalia, the patron saint of the town...

September 17/20 - Blauvelt Sons of Italy - 46 Van Wyck Rd, Blauvelt, New York 10913Annual Italian Feast and Carnival to Take Place September 17th – 20th: Four Day Festival offers something for every Member of the Family   The Rockland Lodge 2176 of the Sons of Italy will host the 6th Annual Italian Feast and Carnival this Sept...

Teresa Federico, Valentina Ruggeri e Vera Dragone: loro sono le Ladyvette. Tre perfette pin-up anni 50 che salgono sul palco con il nome del gruppo o, singolarmente prese, con gli pseudonimi di Sugar, Pepper e Cherry. Tre personaggi da scoprire.   Tre attrici dallo stile vintage, hanno appena concluso le riprese della fiction Il paradiso del...

Si e' tenuto Mercoledì 18 Novembre 2015, presso il ristorante italiano "Taormina" a Little Italy, il Quarto Evento Annuale dell'A.N.P.S. USA, che ha contemporaneamente festeggiato il quarto anno di vita dell'Associazione. Protagonista indiscusso dell'evento, nonché ospite d'onore, e' stato il famoso attore italiano di fama mondiale Franco Nero...

September 29 (Thursday) 8:00 pm. Tarantata - South Italian Gypsy Music and Trance Rhythms. This fiery "percussive journey" through the South of Italy and crossing over to Brazil will explore through songs, dance and rhythm the magic rituals and tarantellas used as music therapy to cure the mythical bite of the tarantula, healing chants an...