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By Giovanni di Napoli   Tuesday (Aug. 19th), I was finally able to go to Saint Luke's Church (16-34 Clintonville Street) in Whitestone, Queens and see the Sacred Image of Our Lady of Romitello. On loan from the Santuario Santa Maria Addolorata di Romitello near Borgetto, in the Province of Palermo, the painting was only on display from Augus...

The documentary film MEN OF THE CLOTH will have its New York premiere on Thursday January 8th at 7 PM the Village East Cinema in Manhattan, Wednesday January 14th at 7:30 PM at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, Long Island and on Sunday January 25th at 7 PM at the Picture House in Pelham, NY.   The film by Vicki Vasilopoulos is an inspir...

by Rachel Silberstein When Angelo Bonsignore was a kid in Dyker Heights, he was always curious about the neighborhood. For one, what where those strange pillars he passed everyday on the way to school at P.S. 201, randomly erected on two corners of 11th Avenue near 79th Street?   Now a filmmaker and producer, Bonsignore began to research th...

On Sunday, January 18, the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute will host a memoir writing workshop, "Documenting Family Stories, Giving Voice to Our Ancestors and Ourselves," from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.   In this workshop, Annie Lanzillotto will teach her signature writing techniques including Action Writing, Spiral Writing, and Memory Sca...

An American consortium is interested in a takeover of AC Milan, but it will not involve the club's former midfielder David Beckham. The group wants to purchase 51% of shares in the Rossoneri, but current owner Silvio Berlusconi has said that he is only willing to give up 30% for €300 million.   According to Tuttosport, the consortium be...

The Italian American Community Center will hold its 18th Annual Women of the Year Awards to recognize the accomplishments of Rochester area women of Italian descent. These women represent a cross section of the community, with accomplishments in business, education, civic affairs/government, the Lifetime Achievement Award will awarded for dedicated...

On a recent weekend afternoon, Jeremy Mustakas flitted between working the barista station and helping scoop ice cream for local Crown Heights families. Earlier this month, the Brooklyn-raised, bespectacled business owner opened Elsie's Parlor (667 Classon Avenue, 718-717-8654) in the space that once held Crosby Coffee, which he also owned.  ...

The Sons & Daughters of Italy will present the Columbia-Greene County Italian Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1 in Hudson. Admission and parking are free. The festival will feature live entertainment with Johnny Cassera of the Route 66 Band performing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Food vendors will offer cannoli, fried doug...

Even before Valentine's Day, our local grocery installed an imposing wall of Easter candies: foil-wrapped Cadbury Creme eggs; Peeps in impossible shades of yellow, pink and blue; speckled malted milk balls made to mimic robins' eggs — all the makings of an industrial sugar swoon.   For Eastertide treats with a more personal touch, I visited...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016. From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Organized by : ICI. Entrance : Free. Book Now   Book Presentation: Cephalonia, by Luigi Ballerini, translated from the Italian by Evgenia Matt, published by The Brooklyn Rail (2016). The author will talk about his work with Tom Huhn (School of Visual Arts). Cephalon...

When: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm Where: Italian Cultural Institute of New York, 686 Park Ave, New York, NY 1002 Entrance : Free Italian Psychology and Jewish Emigration under Fascism, From Florence to Jerusalem and New York, by Patrizia GuarnIeri. With the participation of Guido Calabresi.  Fascism and the r...

In 2009, Bill de Blasio and Mark Green, both Democrats running for public advocate, were asked to name the most interesting New Yorker they knew.   Mr. Green paused a moment, then singled out John Sexton, the erudite Jesuit-trained magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, best-s...