At this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, Robert De Niro hosted friend and collaborator Martin Scorsese for a freewheeling conversation about the director’s career. They discussed his titles ranging from their 1982 flop The King of Comedy (and how it was resuscitated by film culture) to Scorsese’s massive success with Leonardo DiCaprio in 2013’s The Wo...

Residents debated whether Columbus Day should be changed to Indigenous Peoples Day at a public forum with the Select Board Monday. The request came from a petition from the town group, World of Wellesley (WOW) asking the town to consider changing the October holiday as a way to acknowledge the genocide of Native Americans and the loss of their home...

A rush of Italian culture, aromas, music and traditions will soon overtake the country’s oldest outdoor market. That’s right: South Philly’s 9th Street Italian Market Festival — a two-day, eight-block enduring celebration — will take place on May 18 and 19 from Fitzwater to Wharton Streets. Tens of thousands of people will flood the historic corrid...

Thursday, May 2nd, members of the Constantinian Auxiliary prepared and distributed food to the homeless in Chinatown and Two Bridges, New York on the Feast of Sant’Atanasio il Grande (Saint Athanasius the Great). Meeting at the Church of the Transfiguration (29 Mott St.), volunteers prepared 30 care packages replete with toiletries and ready to eat...

A New Castle festival wants to give you the business. The committee overseeing the city’s annual Italian Festival at Cascade Park decided two weeks ago to forego this year’s event. The goal for next year is to trim the festival from three days to one. The reason? “It becomes hard to have an Italian festival if you don’t have a lot of food vendors,”...

The debate over turning Columbus Day into Indigenous Peoples’ Day has people riled up on both sides, prompting calls for more civility.  The mayor and council discussed the idea of changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day or adding the second recognition to the first, at their April 24 meeting. The discussion came in response to about 14 em...

Gianluca Guidi, Italian singer and actor,  performs at the Institute opening the first edition of the "Peperoncino Jazz Festival - New York Session",  which takes place from  May 20 to May 26 in several locations around the city, including  the Birdland Theater. The "Peperoncino Jazz Festival", now in its XVIII edition, takes place during the summe...

IDACO nyc is an opportunity for both Italian and New York artists who want to take part in a dialogue with Italian culture, to explore and share their unique works through movement, choreography and visual arts. IDACO nyc aims at encouraging artistic research and network building, crossing cultural boundaries and cultivating a sense of shared ident...

Herrin Festa Italiana kicks off in just one month, and Tuesday organizers held a lunch to get preparations underway.  Up to 400 people were expected at the Herrin Festa lunch-in at the Herrin Civic Center downtown. Attendees included Herrin's chamber of commerce, local government members, sponsors, civic center workers and Festa volunteers.  The ev...

Grand prix competition visited Monza long before the inception of Formula 1 and the World Championship in 1950, as the major manufacturers of the automotive world did battle around the unique oval and road course venue. Fast forward 70 years and it remains a mesmerising venue, as Formula 1 drivers scream between the trees at the Parco di Monza at s...