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Author Karen Foresti Hempson will discuss her new creative non-fiction book “Bean Pickers: American Immigrant Portraits,” at 5:30 p.m. June 5 at the Oneida County History Center, 1608 Genesee St. in Utica. The book has eight true-life portrayals that focus on the struggles and triumphs of Italian-Americans who begin their American lives as summer b...

Il simposio, tenuto all’istituto Italo-Americano John D. Calandra e co-sponsorizzato dalla Società Dante Alighieri, dalla Fondazione Giorgio Ammendola e dall’Associazione Lucana Carlo Levi, prende il nome dalla collezione di saggi “Tra Accoglienza e Pregiudizio: Emigrazione e immigrazione nella storia dell’ultimo secolo: da Sacco e Vanzetti a Jerry...

Designer Domenica Vacca has found himself in a very unfashionable place: on the curb. After a months-long legal battle with his landlord in Manhattan, Vacca closed his 3-year-old flagship store at 15 W. 55th St. over the holiday weekend. A sign in the front window of the swanky store, which sold $3,700 smoking jackets, $580 suede loafers and $1,950...

Thursday June 6, 7:00 pm. Feinsteins/54 Below, 254 W 54th Street, Cellar, Manhattan (NY). Award-winning Singer/PBS-TV host Cristina Fontanelli returns to Feinsteins/54 Below in "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn." This Feinstein's regular, Boston Pops soloist, and PBS-TV host for Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, and Il Volo returns after her debut show Love,...

A restaurant in Pelham Bay that has been a staple in the community for more than 40 years has reopened its doors. Villa Barone Trattoria closed in December for renovations but now they’re back open and ready for business. Their big addition is a brand-new brick oven where patrons can watch some of their food being cooked. Owner Jimmy Bianchini says...

Tra le coppie di maggior successo del cinema italiano, un posto d’onore meritano senza alcun dubbio Dante Ferretti e Francesca Lo Schiavo; coppia artistica la cui pluridecennale carriera è stata oggetto la scrosa settimana di un interessante incontro presso l’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di New York diretto da Giorgio Van Straten. Connubio artistic...

Dominick Causarano was born on Dec. 9, 1883 in Monte Sant’Angelo, Italy. He immigrated to America in 1907 with the skills of a blacksmith. Although the then-new invention of the automobile would help drive the profession’s decline, Causarano did well. He opened up a shop on Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City. He married Madeline Renzalli and they...

La Palazzo Strozzi Foundation “Renaissance Night”, al Racquet and Tennis Club a Manhattan è stata brillante e inusuale. Sempre determinata a promuovere i valori italiani dell’umanesimo in America, per la prima volta la Fondazione ha celebrato insieme sia il premio a un personaggio simbolo del Rinascimento, Wanda Ferragamo che i vincitori del concor...

Ralph Louis Panella of Southold, N.Y., died May 14, 2019, at Stony Brook Hospital with his wife and two daughters at his side. He was 83 years old. Ralph was born in the Bronx, N.Y. He was a seasonal Southold resident since 1972 and permanent resident since 2004, moving from Yonkers, N.Y. He graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in the Bron...

Professor Stanislao Pugliese, professor of history and the Queensboro UNICO Distinguished Professor of Italian and Italian-American Studies, has been awarded a 2020 Fulbright grant to teach next spring at the University of Calabria in Italy and research patterns of Italian immigration and emigration. He also plans to finish a book on the port city...

Lavazza supports a new exhibition at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as part of an ongoing commitment to arts and culture worldwide. The exhibition titled, "Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection," is the first-ever artist-curated exhibition featured at the museum, coinciding with the 60th anniversary of the Guggenheim's iconic Frank...

The Paolo Busti Cultural Foundation Annual Scholarship Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12th, at Terry Hills Restaurant in Batavia. The Foundation welcomes eight candidates this year, seven from Genesee County schools and one from Wyoming County. The family of Vincent Gautieri, also offers a scholarship for members of the Foundation...