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The 2nd Annual Christmas Benefit Concert for Casa Belvedere on November 30 will feature award-winning Italian tenor Micheal Castaldo. Castaldo will sing classic Italian carols from his best-selling album, "Extravergine: Christmas in the Mediterranean," accompanied by the Richmond County Orchestra Strings. Special Guest will be the award winning UK...

Although is one of the smaller regions in Italy, Molise has surprising qualities. It is a mysterious land rich in art and history and steeped in cultural traditions. It has fine cuisine and uncontaminated landscapes stretching from the mountains to the sea. The event will start with a presentation by Francesco Paolo Tanzj who will recite some of th...

On the occasion of Film Forum's retrospective (Nov. 28 - Dec. 11). An homage to the great Italian director Mario Monicelli (1915-2010). Opening of an exhibition of photographs in the Auditorium of Casa Italiana.   Screening of: Vicino al Colosseo c'è Monti (2008; 20 min.) by Mario Monicelli. From an idea by Chia...

Gabriella Forte, a longtime board member of David Yurman, has been named the company's chief executive officer. The appointment is effective immediately. She reports to cofounders David and Sybil Yurman.   David Yurman has been serving as ceo since February 2014 when Glen Senk exited the jewelry and timepiece firm. "We have long wa...

May 21,7:00 pm — 9:30 pm Westchester Italian Cultural Center: One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, NY 10707. Please Call to Register at 914-771-8700 This presentation is a pictorial souvenir of Verdi and Puccini's beloved Italian spots, accompanied by their operatic music. The presentation transcends the typical viewing experience, a...

While waiting for my order (panelle and arancini) today at Ferdinando's Focacceria (151 Union Street) in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, chef and owner Francesco Buffa was kind enough to show me a couple of pieces of his grandfather's old carretto (cart) from Carini, Sicily.   Intricately detailed, Sicilian carts were often decorated with chivalr...

di Mauro Lucentini   Dal punto di vista legale, possiamo considerare italiano John Singer Sargent. Come ci ricorda la mostra di questo grande artista in corso al Metropolitan Museum of Art di New York, Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends, il futuro pittore nacque a Firenze – ripeto, a Firenze - nel 1856 da famiglia americana espatriata...

Joseph Sciame, Vice President for Community Relations and St. John's University alumnus, has received Knighthood in the Order of Pope St. Sylvester. This honor, one of the highest given by the Vatican, honors the contributions of lay people from Christian and non-Christian faiths for their contributions to the Church.   The award was present...

The 9-11 Solidarity Creche is now on display this holiday season at Casa Belvedere through January 7th. Il Presepio Della Solidarietà is a gift of friendship and solidarity from the Naples, Italy Chamber of Commerce to The New York City Fire Department in honor of the victims of 9/11 and the brave Firefighters, Police and EMS workers that made...

di Paolo Tartamella   Quattro giovani donne, quattro italoamericane, piccole imprenditrici alle prese con la quotidianeità del loro business. Quattro persone innamorate del loro lavoro. Martedì scorso la National Organization of Italian American Women (Noiaw) ha radunato attorno ad un tavolo Mickela Mallozzi, Joan Pelzer, Nikki Padilla...

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D., president of the Italian Language Foundation, announced today that The College Board's Advanced Placement Italian Language and Culture exam (AP Italian) in 2016 saw its highest level of participation ever.   "We are delighted that nearly 2,800 students took the AP Italian exam in 2016," Dr. Cuomo said. "With each pas...

Ultimo dibattito televisivo martedì sera in casa democratica prima delle elezioni primarie del prossimo 10 settembre per decidere chi sarà il candidato che nelle elezioni di novembre sfiderà il rivale repubblicano.Martedì sera è andato in onda su "NY1" lo "scontro" tra Christine Quinn, Anthony Weiner, Bill de Blasio, Bill Thompson e John Liu. Gli...