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Italian American Writers Association Literary Reading (www.iawa.net). Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every second Saturday of the month. IAWA East is held even months at Sidewalk Café and IAWA West continues at Cornelia Street Café on odd months.   WHEN: Saturday, November 8, 5:45-7:45 pm WHERE: Corn...

American outfit New York Cosmos are ready to make a concrete offer for Udinese veteran Antonio Di Natale. The 37-year-old Italian international confirmed at the start of the month that he is set to leave Udinese at the end of the season, after 11 memorable seasons.   'Toto', as he is affectionately known, is regarded as a legend at the...

Monday, June 01, 2015 - 7:30PM Roulette Theater - 509 Atlantic Avenue - Brooklyn, NY Organized by Enzo Capua in collaboration with Italian Cultural Institute http://roulette.orgGeneral admission: $ 15, online booking in advance, only $ 10 Domenico Sanna, piano;Ameen Saleem, double bass; Dana Hawkins, drums The most talented...

Hankering for sfogliatelle? If you're from Staten Island or Brooklyn, you have come to love these flaky, crackling Italian pastries wrapped around a ricotta cheese-based filling. You may ask for these as "Zvoy-Uh-Dell." Or, is that Sa-foy-ya-tella? Mammadelle!   "Sfogliatelle is plural for sfogilatella," says Dr. Lucia Collett...

Call for Applications: Journal Editor, Italian American Review   The Italian American Review (IAR), a journal of Italian American studies encompassing a range of professional concerns and theoretical orientations in social sciences and cultural studies, welcomes applications from qualified individuals with editorial and/or publishing ex...

By Melissa Kravitz   While Brooklyn used to be known for its manufacturing, the industrial side of Brooklyn has been noticeably shrinking through the past decade. Blocks away from the Canarsie L, the last stop on the line, stand the Victoria Fine Foods factory.   Started as a family company in 1929, 86 years later Victoria still...

By Mike Billoni   I was a 22-year-old rookie sportswriter at the Buffalo Courier-Express in August of 1977 when at precisely 7 p.m. my idol, legendary columnist Phil Ranallo, walked into the sports department. A Lucky Strike cigarette dangling from his lips, Ranallo presented his column to copy editor Joe Alli.   As I sat at my d...

Filaga, an authentic Sicilian Pizzeria and Rosticceria opened its doors on March 28th at 75 9th avenue in the famous New York Chelsea Market. Founded by Sicilian natives, this pizzeria and rosticceria is inspired by Sicilian style.   The 800 square foot space will at first offer "Pizza al Taglio" (by the square slice), "Pizza ripiena" (...

Stagnation in retail spells death, according to Domenico Vacca. "I think that every ten to 15 years —€" actually, now, it has to be faster than that," the Italian designer told us over a lengthy chat earlier this year. "It's good to reinvent yourself every five years, minimum."   To that end, Vacca has taken reinvention to the extreme at his...

The Vito Marcantonio Forum (VMF) invites one-and-all to attend "Vito Marcantonio: Fourth Annual Commemoration". The one-hour-long program will feature the reading of "The People's Proclamation for Vito Marcantonio." In addition, there will be dramatizations by Roberto Ragone and LuLu Pascale. Gerald Meyer will deliver a eulogy. Elected officia...

A New York, patto a quattro per ospitare eventi culturali di promozione della penisola sorrentina Il Queens College della Cuny, la City University of New York, Il Calandra Italian American Institute, tra i principali istituti culturali italoamericani negli Usa, l'Ilica, l'Italian Language Inter-Cultural Alliance, la grande fondazione statunitense d...

The New York State Commission for Social Justice (CSJ), the anti-defamation and positive image arm of the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA), is hosting a "CSJ in the Classroom" event. We want to engage you with us to learn about the missions of CSJ ---fighting bias and bigotry against Italians and promoting a positive image of Italian people. P...