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...

by Pamela Silvestri   Called the "Feast of All Feasts" by organizers, the San Gennaro street festival is ready to roll for 2015. The event, which attracts over a million revelers in a salute to the Patron Saint of Naples, Italy, is set for Sept. 10-20.   1. THE HISTORY Little Italy's San Gennaro festival began in 1926, a celebration...

by Claudio Bisogniero   One word, spectacular. The Boxer at Rest, on loan from the National Museum of Rome, will be unveiled in the United States for the first time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York this June 1 and remain on exhibit through July 15, 2013 as part of the Year of Italian Culture in the United States. This exceptiona...

Joseph R. Perella, philanthropist and leading Wall Street deal maker, was named Grand Marshal of New York City's 69th Annual Columbus Celebration, which will take place on Fifth Avenue on Monday, October 14, 2013.   The Annual Columbus Day Parade is the world's largest celebration of Italian-American heritage and culture. As Grand Marshal, M...

On a freezing November night in Times Square, Officer Lawrence DePrimo was manning a post at W. 44th St. and Broadway when he spotted an older, barefooted homeless man. The officer asked the man if he had anything to put on his feet. "It's okay, sir, I've never had a pair of shoes," the man replied. "But God bless you."   The officer we...

A group of North Americans led by New York lawyer Joe Tacopina completed the purchase of Italy's cash-strapped Serie B soccer club Bologna on Wednesday.   Tacopina was named club president and Montreal Impact president Joey Saputo is a large investor. A statement posted on Bologna's website announced the deal.   Read more   So...

Italian photographer and author Piero Ribelli, will introduce the subjects of his latest book project: "50 MAIN STREET, The Face of America," 50 stories and 50 portraits of 50 people in 50 towns, one in each of the 50 states, all found at the same address: 50 Main Street. Accompanied by a comprehensive slide show that will include outtakes from the...

The Italian Cultural Institute presents: Musical Treasures from 17th Century Italy. Isabella Bison, Violinist; Stefano Marcocchi, violist; John Thiessen, trumpeter; Dongsok Shin, organist will perform virtuosic 17th Century Italian chamber music on original instruments Thursday, May 21 - 6PMItalian Cultural...

Il ministro della Giustizia, Andrea Orlando, è stato ospite del Gei - Gruppo Esponenti Italiani - ad una colazione, tenutasi mercoledì in una sala privata del Ristorante Le Cirque di Manhattan. Nel corso dell'incontro il ministro Orlando ha ricevuto da Lucio Caputo, presidente della prestigiosa organizzazione che racchiude i principali rappresenta...