NEWS FROM : NEW YORK  

Selleria Veneta, a Chicago area-based boutique of luxurious Italian leather goods, will be joining the fold of talented, artisans and designers represented at the Flying Solo Boutique in Soho, New York. Flying Solo is an innovative fashion brand and an organization of fashion designers that are revolutionizing the fashion industry by putting design...

The Consorzio di Tutela Vini d'Abruzzo is delighted to present a Restaurant Week in New York City, partnering with various restaurants from December 13th through the 20th. Throughout this time period prestige, yet approachable restaurants in both Manhattan and Brooklyn will promote wines from the Consorzio Tutela Vini D'Abruzzo highlighting Montepu...

We have been informed that Dr. Angelo Gimondo, an extraordinary lifelong educator, passed away on December 11, 2021, surrounded by his wife Sonia, his children and his loving family. Angelo was a key founder and city-wide chairman of (IHCM) Italian Heritage and Culture Month, and President of (IACE) Italian American Committee on Education. The curr...

Artist and designer Antonio Marras opened his “Aporίa” exhibit last night, curated by Valeria Orani,  on the occasion of the XVII Giornata del Contemporaneo (Italian Contemporary Art), featuring the site-specific installation “Su per le antiche scale” (Up the ancient stairs) of black string covering the walls and staircase at the Italian Cultural I...

Dr. Margaret Giannini, a pioneer in treating developmental and physical disabilities, died Nov. 22 at her home in San Diego. She was 100. Her son Louis Salerno confirmed the death. Giannini, an internationally recognized expert in the care of people with disabilities, was the catalyst behind what is now the Westchester Institute for Human Developme...

Just as winter sets in, Rivertown Film Society will take audiences to somewhere a bit warmer: a 1985 Sicilian summer to meet the Macaluso sisters (Maria, Pinuccia, Lia, Katia, and Antonella). These five young, orphaned girls live in an impoverished Palermo rooftop apartment, subsisting on money earned by renting out doves for various ceremonies. On...

The Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Mariangela Zappia, inaugurated in New York the "Bodini Center for Italian Philanthropy," a new space that hosts numerous Italian non-profits operating in the United States. Among them, the American Italian Cancer Foundation, the Gruppo Esponenti Italiani (GEI), the Foundation for Italian Art and Culture...

On the morning of Dec. 14, 1971, NYPD undercover detective Frank Serpico put on his only suit. The son of an immigrant cobbler then stopped to get his good pair of shoes shined. The bearded 12-year police veteran was about to dismantle the department’s infamous “blue wall of silence,” exposing the NYPD’s systemic corruption across three hours of un...

A round table to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the first performance of Luigi Pirandello's masterpiece. December 13, 2021 6PM - Italian Cultural Institute, 686 Park Avenue, NY. RSVP here. Limited capacity. Guests will be asked to show proof of vaccination upon entry. Speakers: Lisa Sarti, Ph.D. - The City University of New York; Pietro Fras...

Magazzino is a gem of a museum, tucked away in a corner of Cold Spring, in a former dairy warehouse. (“Magazzino” means warehouse.) Admission is free. As the name suggests, the art is Italian—in particular, art since World War II. The staff is so warm and welcoming, one expects them to spontaneously serve lunch. Last year, Magazzino opened a new ga...

Join award-winning singer and PBS/TV Host for Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble and Il Volo, Cristina Fontanelli www.cristinafontanelli.com for her beloved holiday program of Italy’s best-loved songs, arias, and Neapolitan and Christmas classics in her 18th Annual “Christmas In Italy®” show at the historic Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood in Li...

VI Edition of The Bridge Book Award, the literary prize that as a "bridge/ponte" unites Italian and American cultures with the aim of strengthening mutual understanding through Literature. At the award ceremony will participate the four winning authors and Fabio Finotti, director of the Italian Cultural Institute, Elizabeth Rodini, director of the...