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di Riccardo Chioni   Giornata della diplomazia al Gruppo Esponenti Italiani con l'assegnazione del riconoscimento "Gei Friendship Award" all'ambasciatore Sebastiano Cardi, nuovo rappresentante dell'Italia presso le Nazioni Unite, durante un incontro ieri al ristorante Le Cirque. Doppi onori diplomatici da parte del presidente del Gei, Lucio...

In keeping with the mission of the Italian American Museum, located in the heart of New York City's iconic "Little Italy", the newly created italytheater plans to create an Italian American "Cultural Roadmap" which promises to become the richest portfolio in the United States of Italian inspired activities, soirees, and educational programs, all me...

WHO: Mike Piazza, New York Mets Great and 12-Time MLB All-Star   WHAT: Mike Piazza will flip the switch and light the Empire State Building the colors of the Italian flag on Tuesday, June 3, on behalf of NIAF in a special ceremony to celebrate The National Italian American Foundation's mission and educational programs across the country. &n...

In collaboration with Friends of FAI - Presented by: Sarah Plimpton - Followed by a Q&A. Author and artist Sarah Plimpton will present a lecture on the history of FAI's magnificent Villa del Balbianello, located on Lake Como.   The 18th century villa was purchased in 1919 by her great uncle, Congressman Butler Ames, who c...

Last summer, Mayor Bill de Blasio paid homage his Italian roots with a nine-day family vacation to his ancestral homeland that garnered widespread media attention.   This month, he's making a much shorter journey to the New York University Kimmel Center in Manhattan to honor his maternal heritage.   Read more   Source: htt...

The National Italian American Foundation's annual New York Gala will honor WABC Channel 7's Lisa Colagrossi, Emmy Award-winning journalist and reporter; and Ken Rosato, anchor at Eyewitness News This Morning and Eyewitness News at Noon; Janet DiFiore, Westchester County District attorney; Edward A. Riguardi, a former commercial real estate executiv...

May 29th, 2015 - IONA COLLEGE, New Rochelle, NY Teaching Critical Thinking and Cultural Diversity in the Foreign Language Classroom. In collaboration with IACE   The perception of a lack of understanding of cultural diversity in the American learning community leads instructors to challenge assumptions and stereotypes while addressing...

The Italian Trade Agency is pleased to announce Italy's official participation at BookExpo America 2015 (May 27-29) at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The Italian pavilion in Booths 1631 and 1731 will showcase the latest books, catalogues and multimedia products by 16 Italian exhibitors. See an exciting selection of art and...

A tradition will return to the North Fork on Saturday when Opera in the Hamptons presents "Cristina Fontanelli and her Fabulous Friends: From Opera to Broadway" at Duck Walk Vineyards North in Southold.   An award-winning opera singer, Broadway performer and PBS/WLIW TV host, Cristina Fontanelli and several world-renowned artists will perfor...

Join the Staten Island Network for a High Tea featuring Maria Laurino, author of The Italian Americans: A History, a richly researched, beautifully designed and illustrated companion book to the much-anticipated PBS series that aired in February 2015. Laurino's presentation, "The Italian American Experience — Our History, Ourselves," will discuss...

By Patrick Rocchio   A high school senior with a fancy for softball and all things Italian has been selected as Miss Columbus for the 2015 Bronx Columbus Day Parade.   Bianca Mastropietro, a senior at Preston High School, was selected from a field of three semi-finalists after penning a winning essay about Italian cooking show host Gi...

Date: Monday, October 19, 2015 Hours: 10am to 8pm Venue: Italian Cultural Institute of New York Organized by: ICI In collaboration with: Scuola Italiana "Guglielmo Marconi" e IACE (Italian American Committeee on Education) Italian Student Day in collaboration with Scuola Italiana "Guglielmo Marconi" of New York and IACE (Italian American Commi...