Monday, June 06 2022. 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. 25 W 43rd St Suite 1700, New York, NY. Alyssa J. Maldonado-Estrada (Kalamazoo College). Every Saturday, a group of men can be found in the basement of the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, busily measuring, hammering, and paintin...

Commendatore Aldo Mancusi was the founder, curator and President of the Enrico Caruso Museum of America. He dedicated much of his life to enlightening us to the wonder of Enrico Caruso and in doing has kept alive the voice and life of the greatest tenor in the world. Aldo’s ability and desire to share his passion for Caruso came from the love he ex...

Join us at Il Centro (8711 18th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY) on Saturday June 4th doors open at 6:30 pm. Please register all participants here. Our June Cultural Event welcomes Artist/Director Michele Petruzziello as he presents the screening of his docufilm: “Once Upon a Time in Brooklyno”. Click here to watch the Teaser. This documentary takes you on a...

You may already be eating Sicilian food without knowing it. What is probably the world’s most popular bar snack — fried calamari — is fundamentally Sicilian, and so is the eggplant relish (or is it a salad?) called caponata. And, of course, the thick, square slices of Sicilian pizza found in nearly every neighborhood pizzeria, more properly called...

After two years of suspension, the IBBL NY (Italian Brands Basketball League) the basketball tournament that combine sport and Italian excellence is back in New York. On April 8, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn was chosen as the grand opening event, where the Brooklyn Nets stars usually take the court. This year the tournament will also see the par...

Whenever traveling, it is always best to consult with the locals before picking a restaurant. This is especially true in a city like New York where the world is quite literally your oyster. It’s even more true when you’re looking for a good place to eat Italian since NYC is home to third largest population of Italians outside of Italy. Manhattan ha...

When five young Italian American friends from the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn discovered that they each had talented voices, they started singing together as a group on street corners in 1957.  After being together for a short time, the singing group decided to call themselves the Overons. They started the group just for the love of singing and...

Ten years ago, Andres Rodas and Andres Whang set out to open an Italian restaurant in Park Slope with a twist. Having both grown up eating homemade bolognese in Argentina, Rodas and Whang imagined a piccola cucina (little kitchen in Italian) where they could serve up so-called "new Italian" fare — traditional dishes made with organic and locally-s...

Brooklyn College Archives and Special Collections seeks an archivist fluent in Italian for a part-time, temporary position to process manuscript collections. The collections are related to the Italian invasion of Ethiopia in the 1930s. The collections to be processed include both documents and photographs. The processing includes the creation of fi...

Domenico “Dom” DeMarco, the owner of beloved Midwood institution Di Fara Pizza since its opening in 1965, has died. His daughter Maggie DeMarco-Mieles wrote in a Facebook post that it’s with a “broken heart” that she was announcing Dom had passed away Thursday. He was 85 years old. “He was the hardest working man I know and he was a leader and will...