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...

April 29 and 30. John D Calandra Italian American Institute | 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, NY. Attendance at the conference is open to all and free of charge, but space is limited. Please call to register: 212-642-2094. Proof of vaccination and ID are required upon entry. Masks are encouraged but not required. The conference will be l...

Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 6pm. Free, open to the public, and held in person at the Calandra Institute - 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10036. RSVP by calling (212) 642-2094. In Scena! presents an informal discussion among Italian and Italian American playwrights on the meaning and importance of identity in their work. Guests: Tobia Rossi...

“This wasn’t just the old man who limped everywhere. The more I learned about my grandfather, the more I felt distant from him,” said Mark Pedri. In his expedition-based documentary “Dear Sirs,” director Mark Pedri and his wife, producer Carrie McCarthy, embarked on a journey to discover his Italian American grandfather Silvio Pedri’s past as a sol...

When: May 10 2022 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm - Where: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute In partnership with Centro, The Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College - Discussion led by Vanessa Pérez-Rosario, Queens College, and Joseph Salvatore, The New School. The death of Christopher Sorrentino’s mother in 2017 marked the end of a journ...

Tuesday March 22, 2022. 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor. New York, N.Y. 10036. Dear Sirs (2021), 93 minutes. Filmmaker Mark Pedri had never heard his grandfather Silvio’s story, despite spending nearly every day with him for ten years. It wasn’t until after Silvio’s death that Mark...

Paying tribute to the memory of the Jewish Italian community lost during Italy’s fascist regime in World War II, the Calandra Italian American Institute hosted a discussion of Giorgio Bassani’s celebrated novel The Garden of the Finzi-Contini on Tuesday February 1st at 5pm. The discussion invited guest speakers familiar with the novel to debate the...

On January 27th, between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm, the Consulate General of Italy in New York will host the ceremony of the reading of the names of the Jews deported from Italy and the Italian territories. The event is held in observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day or Giorno della Memoria. The public is invited to take part in the reading...

The Italian Diaspora Studies Summer Seminar™ is a three-week summer program that takes place at Roma Tre University. It is designed to introduce participants (doctoral students and professors) to cultural studies of the Italian diaspora from a variety of academic perspectives and to foster development of individual projects responding to the materi...

As 2021 comes to a close, we wanted to let you know we have big plans for the upcoming new year! But first, we wanted to thank you for all the support and encouragement we have received over these past two weeks since opening our new space at 124 Salem Street! Being back in the North End is such a joy and privilege! Opening the space at 124 Salem S...