Are you the type of person who loves Rao’s Homemade pasta sauce so much, you’ve thought to yourself, “Gosh, I wish they had an entire store just dedicated to all their sauces so I can just shop ’til I drop?” No? Well, after today, you may wonder why you haven’t been. Authentic Italian pasta sauce maker Rao’s Homemade is taking their beloved brand p...

An iconic Little Italy shop might have to close for good due to the financial strain from the pandemic. "Alleva Dairy" has been selling fresh cheese since 1892, and is considered to be the oldest cheese store in America. But Little Italy businesses were hit especially hard during COVID, and it might be too much for "Alleva" to come back from. Busin...

Today’s tales and the tones with which Pier Paolo Calzolari narrates his art enable the fresh and remarkable landmarks of his outstanding career, in both Europe and North America.  Until April 23rd, Marianne Boesky Gallery is hosting the exhibition Painting as a Butterfly, the artist’s first solo show in the United States since 2017. This exhibitio...

Café Serafina is your all day-every day café located in the heart of Midtown on the corner of 58th Street and 7th Avenue. It is newest outpost from New York's renowned Italian experts. Guests love the location that's convenient to area theaters and only steps away from Central Park South. The attractive interior has seating that includes a broad co...

The Metropolitan Opera will present an audacious new production of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, which moves the Bel Canto masterpiece from 18th-century Scotland to a present-day town in the American Rust Belt, with nine performances April 23-May 21, 2022. Australian film, theater, and opera director Simon Stone makes his Met debut with this bol...

In New York, opera lovers can rejoice.  The Metropolitan Opera’s Madama Butterfly is in production. It’s the opera in three acts that Giacomo Puccini wrote and dedicated to the Queen of Italy, Elena of Montenegro. Interpreting the role of the tragic geisha will be the soprano Eleonora Buratto. Until May 7th, those interested may attend the six oper...

“Poor Christ,” Italian immigrant. The Italian saying refers to people who are unlucky and disgraced: Poor Christ… but in Italian American literature and art it has become a widespread metaphor, at least thanks to the foundational novel Christ in Concrete by Pietro di Donato, released in the United States in 1939 and translated as Cristo tra i murat...

The Tank has announced it will present The Land of Swollen Faces by Paolo Bignami and Hide and Seek by Tobia Rossi in collaboration with Kairos Italy Theater as part of the 2022 Play It Again In Scena!: A Very Special Coming Back Edition of the Italian Theater Festival. Performances are scheduled for May 5-15 at The Tank's Proscenium Theater. Bigna...

The Columbus Heritage Coalition and The Columbus Citizens Foundation present "Meet The Candidates," an invitation-only series of evening appearances featuring Democratic and Republican candidates for Governor in the June 28 primary election. "Meet The Candidates" begins on Monday, April 11, with a 6 pm cocktail reception and program to follow for C...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will host its annual New York Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on Thursday, April 21, 2022. This distinguished event, held at the world-famous, historical, New York City venue, will highlight the very best in Italian food, beverage and cultural experiences – as well as celebrate some of the most notable a...