Thursday, December 12th at 5:30 pm at the Morris Park Community Center at 1824 Bronxdale Avenue, The Bronx, NY 10462. Please Come and Bring Your Friends, You Don't Have To Be A Member To Attend! “Freedomland U.S.A.: The Definitive History” - Tale Of America’s History-Themed Park In The Bronx. Our featured author is Michael Virgintino, who wrote Fre...

Mundunur: A Mountain Village Under the Spell of South Italy, the recent title from Via Media Publishing, focuses on an ancient mountain village and its interrelationship with south Italy. Mundunur is located eighty miles east of Rome in Molise, the second smallest region in Italy, the youngest region, and the least known. The thorough coverage this...

Monday 12/16/2019 - 6:30pm. Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 24 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011. Titian's Touch: Art, Magic and Philosophy (2019, Reaktion Books) by Maria H. Loh (CUNY). The author in conversation with Ara H. Merjian (NYU) and Jane Tylus (Yale). At the end of his long, prolific life, Titian was rumored to paint directly on the canvas wit...

Kazabo Publishing (Kazabo.com) is publishing Death in a Bookstore by Augusto De Angelis on December 2nd, 2019. Originally published as Sei donne e un libro in 1936, it is appearing in English for the first time. Augusto De Angelis was the best selling Italian mystery author of his time and is recognized as the father of Italian crime fiction. Not o...

“Finding Forever: A 1970s Love Story” is a new book from the mind of Middle Village resident Anthony Sciarratta. He describes his book, published by Post Hill Press, as “the Italian version of ‘When Harry Met Sally.’” The main character, loosely based on himself, is a neurotic Italian American who falls in love with a quirky Broadway actress. He’s...

Wednesday December 4. 12:15 pm. Queens College, Rosenthal Library. 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, NY. Sponsored by ARIA and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. Admission: free. Contact: Alexandra de Luise 718-997-3748 Alexandra.Deluise@qc.cuny.edu www.qc.cuny.edu/calandra  Professor Lucchi, Substitute Lecturer in the Department of...

L'America degli italiani, l'America della Grande Mela, di Little Italy e di broccolino, l'Italia sbarcata a Ellis Island e quella dello star system, Sinatra e De Niro, Stallone e Di Caprio; l'America di Sacco e Vanzetti e di Fiorello La Guardia, di Toro Scatenato e di Joe Petrosino, del Padrino e della notte di San Valentino; l'Italia della lingua...

Pulitzer-prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri gave Montclair State University a public lecture titled “Unbuilding Walls, Expanding Cultural Horizons: Jhumpa Lahiri on Translation.” The lecture took place Nov. 18, on the seventh floor of University Hall from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Lahiri is the editor and partial translator of “The Penguin Book of Ita...

Aakenbaaken & Kent Publishers is pleased to announce the release of Sinatra’s Tailor-An Italian Immigrant’s Story, available for purchase at bookstores, directly from the publisher at Aakenbaakeneditor.com, and online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and everywhere books are sold.  Sinatra’s Tailor, by Mark A. Thompson, is the remarkable coming-of-age sto...

Our families were part of the more than 4 million Italians who came to America during the late 19th and early 20th century to escape poverty and start a new life. They settled in ethnic enclaves across America, working hard and maintaining the traditions while finding success in the mainstream. We all have stories about this journey that we either...