Mina Liccione is a comedian and performer who makes her home in Dubai. Her homecoming show at the Rochester Fringe Festival is called “Growing Up Ringside,” which is her journey from 1980’s Rochester in an Italian-American household, to Dubai, but at its core is the relationship between her and her dad, a boxing promoter. The show hits Rochester Fr...

The stroll south down 104th Street from Roosevelt Avenue to the Park Side Restaurant — an Italian-American old-timer in the heart of Corona that I longed to revisit — is a walk backwards in time. It traverses a former Italian neighborhood dating to just after World War II, of which only a few vestiges remain. One establishment you’ll pass is Leo’s...

A new exhibition on the Ithaca campus celebrates the enduring legacy of the Italian poet Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) and showcases one of the most significant collections on the writer in the United States. “Visions of Dante” opens Sept. 14 at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, timed to mark the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death. The exhibition...

Here at the Saracino Industries family of stone companies, we like to say, "one man's rocks are another man's treasure."  This has been the case for centuries, where dusty, noisy, industrial stone quarry sites yield the finished, polished, pristine architectural stone exhibited on the world's most beautiful structures.Granites, marbles, limestones,...

The world of tidily ordered forms is a convenient fantasy. The real world gloops and glops. Here and there, it bulges. It sags. It was once considered modern to architect this chaos into order, to machine the wet muck of existence into clean lines and hard edges. That is not the modern of Gaetano Pesce, the Italian-born industrial designer–artist–a...

Join us at Magazzino Italian Art for a day of presentations and conversations in conjunction with Nivola: Sandscapes, a special exhibition, open until January 10, 2022, that features work by Sardinian artist Costantino Nivola, with a focus on his original sandcasting technique.  The program will take place from 2:00–5:00 p.m. in Gallery 8 and will...

A painting that had been lost to art historians for decades was recently discovered at a church in Westchester County. Workers carefully hung a valuable 17th century oil on canvas masterpiece in the Ryan Library at Iona College on Monday. But how it got there - and the man who found it - is the real story. "I knew immediately that a quest had begun...

John Cesarano is a seeker of truth and knowledge. About pizza. For years, the head pizzaiolo (and partner) at King Umberto in Elmont has been exploring artisanal pizza traditions that use more time rather than more yeast to leaven the dough and amplify the flavor of the wheat flour. In 2018, his long, rectangular "metro pie" soon took its place in...

The Feast of San Gennaro returns to Manhattan’s Little Italy neighborhood this week after last year’s event was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Kicking off on Thursday, the 11-day celebration began in 1926 as a way for immigrants in New York to maintain the Italian tradition of honoring the patron saint of Naples, Saint Januarius, wit...

The docufilm “Voyage to Procida”, written by director Federico Siniscalco, is a story about sea travel and seafaring, and there is no better way to enjoy it than with a breathtaking view of New York Harbor.  The screening of the movie was hosted by Casa Belvedere, a mansion built in the early 1900s which was donated to the Italian Cultural Foundati...