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Chiara / Valerio, a couple of international theatre makers, will stage “Marathon” by Edoardo Erba (translation by Francesca LoDico) on Wednesday January 15 2020 at 7:30PM at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, between Rivington and Delancey, Manhattan NY. Featuring Chiara Cimmino and Kimberly DiPersia. Directed by Valerio Vittorio Garaffa and stage-...

The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, the Costantino Nivola Foundation, and the Italian Cultural Institute of New York present Nivola in New York I Figure in Field, an exhibition of the work of Italian sculptor Costantino Nivola (1911-1988), known for his large-scale bas-reliefs, murals, and free-standing sculptural installations created in c...

When: Friday, January 10, 2020 From 7:00 pm To 9:30 pm - Where: Americas Society 680 Park Avenue, NYC - Organized by: Americas Society In collaboration with : ICI - Entrance : Free For the Music of the Americas Concert Series - featuring music and musicians from the Western Hemisphere, including Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada - the Americ...

Wednesday January 8, 5:30 pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College/CUNY. 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, Manhattan, NY. Admission: free. Contact: Dante in Italiano 212 966-3245 danteinitalianonyc@yahoo.com The Dante in Italiano group has been reading for two years and in January, 2020, will finally be in the second half of...

Robert and Angela Portanova decided to open a second location of Brunello's Pizzeria in East Northport because of their deep involvement in the Northport community. The Commack residents opened the casual Italian eatery last week at 398 Larkfield Road and so far have enjoyed a positive word-of-mouth reception, Angela Portanova told Patch. The famil...

The Archaeological Institute of America - NY Society presents “Seeing is Believing: Communal Religion at the Etruscan Sanctuary of Poggio Colla” A lecture by Dr. Gretchen Meyers, Associate Professor of Classics, Franklin & Marshall College. This lecture examines the archaeological remains from Poggio Colla to reconstruct a community shaped by its g...

Anthony Sciarratta grew up smelling tomato sauce and watching dough kneaded at his grandfather’s iconic pizza place, Tony’s Pizzeria, in Forest Hills. Seems like a kid’s dream, right? Well, Sciarratta admitted that he actually wasn’t all that fond of pizza as a kid. “At that time, I didn’t even eat pizza,” he laughed. “I don’t know why, when I was...

It was election night 1976. Fiore Leone and the others who had gathered at the office of District Judge Larry R. Fabrizi found themselves on the losing end of the ballot. Neither Leone's name nor the names of anyone else he was with were up for a vote that day. But they had waged a campaign against the establishment of a home-rule charter for Erie...

An extensive menu featuring homemade marinara sauce, pasta, bread, dough, authentic lasagna, and meatballs inspired by mama, with a fireplace-warmed tap and tavern, Ruggiero’s is a modern take on a traditional trattoria. “That’s what trattoria means,” explained co-owner Sharon Dunphy. “It’s a small, family-owned restaurant serving homemade food.” S...

It is not an idle question to ask if a non-Italian chef can truly cook Italian food, because when it comes to other national cuisines—Indian, Chinese, Turkish, Russian, Thai —few who are not from those regions ever attempt to make them. But the assumption that Italian food is easy to learn and master is a slippery slope indeed, with far too many ch...

Draped in a flowing regal red dress, a rosy-cheeked Madonna tilts her pelvis to the viewer’s right, dangling a rosary from her left hand and barely grasping her child with her right hand. Her heavy eyelids evoke a dreamlike state, the dramatic gestures amplified by chiaroscuro lighting.   Giovanni Battista (Giambattista) Tiepolo’s Madonna of The Ro...

There’s a new pasta sheriff in town and his name is Michael White. At Roosevelt Field’s Osteria Morini, the acclaimed chef is putting out tagliatelle, cappelletti and spaghetti that are worthy of the four Michelin stars his 18 restaurants have earned worldwide. White, whose Manhattan restaurants include Marea and Ai Fiori, may be the face of the em...