by Julie Besonen   On any given weekend, NoLIta's tastefully curated boutiques are brimming with avid shoppers. Over on the Bowery, the New Museum draws contemporary art lovers. Seekers of spiritual atonement — or the merely curious — slip into the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, a historic sanctuary on the corner of Mott and Prince...

The Consulate General of Italy together with the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, and the four Cities of the Medicean Versilia – Pietrasanta, Seravezza, Forte dei Marmi and Stazzema – present "Michelangelo and Versilia", an initiative organized to illustrate the excellences of the territory and to highlight the historical and artistic figure...

L'Umbria si presenta a New York dal 2 al 9 giugno nell'ambito di "Italy Forward", anno della cultura italiana in Usa.   Il programma, attivato dal ministero degli Esteri e dal Dipartimento di Stato Americano, prevede un anno di iniziative, un viaggio ideale che propone l'Italia del presente con le sue eccellenze, il suo valore ancorato all'o...

Trasformare il paesaggio contemporaneo in un luogo interiore, trasponendolo su tela con un paziente e meticoloso lavoro di pittura a olio. Così nascono le opere di Andrea Chiesi, vincitore, insieme al collettivo ZimmerFrei, del Gotham Prize 2013 indetto dall'Istituto Italiano di Cultura di New York. Arrivato alla terza edizione, il concorso offre...

From May 17-20, 2014, Ceramics of Italy will return to the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) at New York's Jacob K. Javits Center with its biggest multi-brand pavilion to date.   The Italian Trade Commission/Ceramics of Italy booth (1424-1432) will contain mini exhibits from 23 leading Italian ceramic producers, showcasing the...

Umbria is called the Green Heart of Italy, because of its lush landscape, warm people and central location. It has it all: ancient ruins, Renaissance art, scenic landscapes, medieval hill towns and exceptional wine and food, truffles, olive oils, chocolates, pasta and more.   Sip wines and nibble gourmet delights as you take a virtual tour o...

Simone Pallotta, a Public and Urban Art curator based in Rome, brings together the works of 10 contemporary street artists to the prestigious halls of the Italian Culture Institute of NY in the new show: "From Street to Art".   The exhibit delves into the world of Italian public and urban art through these artists who have made a memorable m...

Jazz, folk, blues and swing notes will entertain you all night while the chef serves up some delicious and authentic Italian food. Osteria del Principe - 27e 23rd street NY 1001010th september - 6,30 - 10,30 pm Ricky Russo DJ will start off the evening by playing a chill out session. "The most enthusiastic man in New York" (that's what people kno...

You are cordially invited to attend a reading of Anne Hood's latest novel, An Italian Wife at the Italian American Museum on Thursday, September 25th.   About the book: Spanning the course of three wars and almost a century, An Italian Wife is a multi-generational saga chronicling the story of the Rimaldi family, from the first generati...

The fourth night of the IN SCENA! Italian Theater Festival NY was presented at the beautiful and intimate Casa Italiana in Greenwich Village. There in the downstairs auditorium, I experienced Cingomma, written and performed by the wildly talented Jessica Leonello.   With a variety of lush and complex characters, this comic yet highly moving...