Wednesday, January 12, 2022. From 6:00 pm To 7:30 pm. Location: IIC NY - 686 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021. Organized by IIC NY in collaboration with Casa Belvedere. Free entrance. Book Now here. A Christmas Tradition in the Italian American Community. A lecture by Anita Sanseverino & Lou Barrella This lecture and video presentation explores the ori...

Stefano Secchi is a chef renowned for his pastas at New York’s Rezdôra restaurant, a 2021 Michelin Star recipient. When asked which pasta is his favorite to cook, though, he says the question is “too loaded.” Secchi, who grew up in Texas and trained in Italy, mentions multiple favorites and says his mood comes into play. “When in one mood, I like t...

In the middle of the 19th century, hundreds of thousands of new Americans flooded into New York. They found homes in buildings like this one, on Orchard Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, where the population density in some neighborhoods approached nearly a quarter-million people per square mile by the mid 1860s. Architecturally, 97 Orchard St...

For its 2022 season, the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) will present Staging Injustice. Italian Art, 1880-1917, a group show exploring Italian painting and sculpture in the decades between 1880 and 1917 — the most dramatic year of World War I. In light of widespread social tensions, economic difficulties, and inequalities prevalent in the Uni...

I wish to share with you a few thoughts on this pre-Christmas Sunday afternoon, as we hopefully continue to exit this often tragic and sad morass of a Covid-19 existence we have had to endure for the past nineteen-plus months. Some of you will recall bits and pieces from some other communiqués of mine, but, alas, they tell us that repetition is the...

You really need a road map to find this place,” muttered someone at our table after making the long trek to the latest Danny Meyer venture, Ci Siamo — a journey that begins on some nameless sidewalk in midtown. (Pro tip: If your Uber driver attempts to career into the Lincoln Tunnel toward New Jersey, start yelling.) From there, you ascend to a fea...

Gathering Italian and Italian-American women to tell their stories, the Italian Consulate of New York set up an in-person event on Monday 13th of December. Hosted by the Consul General Fabrizio Di Michele and moderated by journalist/correspondent Maria Luisa Rossi Hawkins, guests Natalia Bergamaschi, Jodi Pulice and Adriana Trigiani were all invite...

Can't make it to the Italian Alps this year? We're bringing it to you with our Alpine Baita Winter Wine & Food Festa! Join us on Friday, January 14th, from 6-8pm in our marketplace to celebrate the season with unlimited Italian cuisine and winter wines that will bring your soul right to the ski slopes. Inspired by small cabins found in the Italian...

This week, plant-based deli Galioto’s reopens in NYC. Cofounded by Nicole Galioto and the JaJaJa Group, Galioto’s opened last year on Mulberry St in NYC’s Little Italy, providing a well-curated selection of plant-based Italian goods, as well as made-to-order dishes and prepared vegan specialties. Now, the restaurant makes its second debut as a chef...

NYU Tisch School of the Arts has received a major gift from the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation to establish the Martin Scorsese Institute of Global Cinematic Arts, an academic and production institute which will encompass the new, state-of-the-art Martin Scorsese Virtual Production Center, the Martin Scorsese Department of Cinema Studies, and suppo...