The Conference of Presidents of the fifty largest and most influential Italian American organizations in the United States has unanimously elected Basil M. Russo to serve as the organization’s new president. The Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations, as the organization is officially known, is headquartered in New York Ci...

October 12 2020 Roma, Italy / The United States

Thrasher Dinsmore and Dolan is proud to announce that Partner Ezio Listati has been appointed by the Italian Government as Honorary Consul, located in Cleveland, OH. Ezio will represent the Italian Government’s interests in Ohio and assist any of its citizens in the area. He will also work with Italian citizens in the area to ensure they receive th...

As the state of Ohio continues its fight against the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, event organizers continue to make adjustments. On Saturday, Italian Sons and Daughters of America announced the cancelation of the annual Cleveland Columbus Day parade due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns.  The event, bringing together " a diverse group of 20,000 people...

The 15th annual edition of the Cleveland Italian Film Festival will proceed in 2020 in a reduced capacity after initial plans to cancel due to Covid-19. Four Italian films will be screened on Thursday evenings from Sept. 17 to Oct. 8 at the Atlas Eastgate Cinemas in Mayfield Heights. Festival founder Joyce Mariani said that usually, efforts are mad...

The annual St. Rocco Church Italian Festival is continuing on this Labor Day weekend in Cleveland, albeit in a different capacity than its previous 105 iterations. In spite of the coronavirus pandemic, the Catholic church on Fulton Road plans to hold a slimmed-down, drive-thru version of its famed festival. This time celebrating classic Italian foo...

Sometimes a magical moment appears and life gently taps us on the shoulder guiding us to something greater than ourselves. Such a revelation happened upon discovering the great dreams and ambitions of a trio of brave Italian men who came from Italy to America full of anticipation and a burning desire to share Italy’s great cultural patrimony.  Thes...

The streets will be quiet in Little Italy this weekend. For one of the few times since 1898, the Feast of the Assumption will not be celebrated publicly in the neighborhood (other cancellations were in World War I and World War II). The street festival was called off in June due to COVID-19 concerns. Earlier this month, the public celebration of M...

GREAT award winning films from Italy! * SEPT. 17 -Oct. 8 * - Atlas Cinemas Eastgate. We jumped through cinematic hoops to bring you the best film fest this year and some GREAT films from Italy!! There are some changes this year as you can expect: :) We have half the normal seating available to allow for social distancing in the theaters. For each f...

Heartfelt THANK YOU! to all the donors!! The Italian Cultural Garden's newly completed restoration ($63,000) of black granite medallions in large 9 ft. circles honoring, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Donatello, Bernini, Palladio & Ovidio! 3 years of planning, raising money, delays,frustration and tears -finally finished!!