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October 18, 2019 to April 26, 2020. Ellis Island Museum of Immigration, New York. This exhibition will explore the intersection between the ideas that inspired two monumental statues of Liberty: Liberty of Poetry, by Pio Fedi in the church of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy, and the 1883 Frédéric Bartholdi's Statue of Liberty, which was inaugurated...

Enjoy an intimate night with Sal "The Voice" Valentinetti from “America's Got Talent” with special guest Austin Giorgio from NBC's “The Voice” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Stanley Center for the Arts, 259 Genesee St. Valentinetti is an Italian-American crooner known best for his flawless vocals, larger than life personality, and his heart of...

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and the Diocese of Brooklyn’s Italian Apostolate will hold a procession and Mass on Oct. 6 in support of a public statue of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini. The procession will start at 3 p.m. in Mother Cabrini Park in Carroll Gardens, the site of the church where Mother Cabrini first ministered to poor Italian immigrants when s...

Dante, one of Greenwich Village’s most beloved stomping grounds, has undergone a transformation 104 years in the making. Its latest incarnation: the world’s best bar. Last night, the 50 World’s Best Bars—which is part of a group that also releases the popular (if at times controversial) 50 World’s Best Restaurants list—revealed its winners in Londo...

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 6pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10036. Novelist, poet, essayist, and professor Giose Rimanelli published a number of articles on Cesare Pavese's work. Over time, he cobbled these essays and others into a book on Pavese's opera omnia. Long left unpublished...

Hidden treasure was found in the basement of Saint Bernadette’s Shrine Church in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. Hidden for decades, the historic image of Our Lady of Pompeii has been recently restored pro bono by Cente Art Studio of NYC (307 W 38th Street-www.centerart.com).  Dyker Heights, a long-time Italian enclave, is home to thousands of Italians an...

This space could be its own Little Italy! An enormous new Italian restaurant in Williamsburg offers its visitors four distinct dining experiences. Ainslie Italian Wine Bar and Beer Garden, which opened in a former warehouse on Sept. 12, slices its space into a rustic wine bar, an expansive beer hall, a cocktail lounge, and a relaxing rooftop patio,...

October is a busy month for organizers in the Italian American community in Monroe County. The leaders of 15 area civic organizations are preparing for their biggest event of the year; the 79th annual Columbus Day celebration.  Celebrating Italian heritage, exploration and the American dream will be the theme at the luncheon on Monday, Oct. 14 at t...

With all the competition in the New York restaurant business, the NoMad Italian eatery Cardoncello diVino is trying to stand out by being the only restaurant to offer the Cardoncello mushroom, which has unique features and a storied history. The restaurant, at 43 W. 27th St., between Broadway and Sixth Ave., opened last July. Several menu items inc...

For its 2019–2020 season, the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) will present the first U.S. exhibition devoted to the nude sculptures of Marino Marini (1901–1980), among the artists credited with revitalizing Italian figurative sculpture in the 20th century. Opening in CIMA’s luminous SoHo space on October 17, 2019, this focused exhibition inclu...

Julio Vincent Gambuto sets his film in a part of the world that owns his heart: Staten Island. Now, he’s among A-listers in the Mill Valley Film Festival, where his feature film “Team Marco” will make its world premiere on Sunday, Oct. 6. The 92-minute production is listed in the “family films” category, screening at 11:45 a.m. PST on Sunday, Oct....

Discover the Howard Beach Columbus Day party for yourself. State Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) is throwing a shindig in honor of the Italian explorer on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church Hall at 100-05 159 St., in Howard Beach.   “For me, Columbus Day has always been a time to celebrate my Italian American heritag...