The story of Italian Masters begins in the southern Italian town of Agrigento on the island of Sicily during the early 1900’s. It was here that a talented young artist with a keen eye for color and a strong desire to learn offered his services as an apprentice to master painters Giuseppe and Vincenzo Guadanga. Under the tutelage of these revered an...

The 94th Annual San Gennaro Feast was officially canceled on Thursday evening, as COVID-19 cases spike across the country. The 11-day feast, which draws hundreds of thousands of people to Mulberry Street every year, was founded in 1926 and has only been canceled twice—after 9/11, and now, amid a resurgent pandemic. However, the Solemn High Mass and...

Being an Italian in the United States over the past several weeks has meant living the nightmare of the pandemic twice. The first time was in February and March, as I heard the stories coming from parents and friends in Italy, once the global epicenter of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. The virus has killed almost 35,000 people...

Part chef, part mad scientist, James Briscione is a Jersey-born, Pensacola, Florida transplant who has experienced practically every facet of the restaurant industry and knows more than almost anyone how to make your food taste better. You might be familiar with Briscione as the sous chef from world-famous restaurant Daniel in New York City. Or per...

Anni cinquanta. Il sole estivo batte sul tetto delle auto in fila, da lontano si sente lo schiamazzo dei bambini, l’ottimismo senza complicazioni delle loro voci. Don DeLillo ha vent’anni ed è seduto all’ingresso del parcheggio del luna park del Bronx. Il suo compito è quello di controllare le macchine in fila facendo un fischio in caso di problemi...

As Arthur Avenue settles into Phase 2 of reopening, the Bronx’s historic Little Italy has become something brand new: A piazza, complete with 100 tables set up on the sidewalks and into the street. Peter Madonia, chair of the Belmont Business Improvement District and the owner of Madonia Bakery, said it’s a plan he’s excited about for its own sake,...

Tutti a Casa! dedicates an episode to the legacy of legendary director Federico Fellini (1920-1993), as seen through the eyes of NYU Professor of Film and Artistic Director of the Rome Film Festival Antonio Monda. Tutti a Casa! Live Chats About All Things Italian is the new radio-style, web-based talk show that Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and the...

Over the course of his short but unprecedented career, Raphael painted the image of the Virgin and Child many times and in different iterations. In this lecture, Davide Gasparotto illustrates how Raphael was able to infuse new life into a traditional subject, exploring the artist’s creative process and his intense dialogue with contemporary painter...

It has been a challenging 2020 for New York City restaurants and high energy Chef Michele Casadei Massari’s Lucciola, located near Central Park at 90th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, is no exception. Fortunately, things are looking up with exciting news. Chef Casadei Massari, who has brought his culinary passion from his native Bologna, Italy to New...

The Italian Trade Promotion Agency (ITA) is currently seeking a Foreign Direct Investment Specialist for the FDI Desk operating in the New York Office. The purpose of the role will be to support US direct investment in Italy, as well as to strengthen awareness of Italian business and regulatory environment. The ideal candidate will have a consolida...