What an incredible honor it was to receive the Mario M. Cuomo Government Integrity Award this year from the Capital Region’s American Italian Heritage Association, Museum and Cultural Center. I’m so very proud to be a first generation Italian-American, part of more than 26 million Americans of Italian heritage, and have always deeply admired the co...

THE AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE DONIZETTI OPERA FESTIVAL (AFDOF) has been formed to support the efforts of the Donizetti Opera Festival, an international celebration held each November in Bergamo, Italy, the birthplace of Gaetano Donizetti. AFDOF is charged with encouraging the collaboration of scholars, artists, and Donizetti devotees in the United St...

A New York gallery won’t return an ancient bust of Alexander the Great to Italy without a legal fight. On Wednesday, Manhattan’s Safani Gallery filed a suit against the Republic of Italy in the city’s Southern District Court with the hope of stopping the bust—an artifact dating back to the first century—from heading back to its home country. Dubbed...

To: Anne Lopes, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Re: The Reduction of Italian courses at Brooklyn College. As Director of Italian American Studies at Queens College I am writing to register my dismay over the recent action taken to severely reduce the Italian course offerings at Brooklyn College.   In my more than forty years...

Aiming to promote the prestigious quality of Italian beauty products in America, Beauty Made in Italy is partnering with the Italian luxury concept store 10 Corso Como New York for a limited-time holiday pop-up store featuring 12 Italian beauty brands. Open from November 14, 2019, through January 3, 2020, the pop-up will spotlight products from Acc...

After a piano rehearsal, two orchestra sessions and one concert performance together, soprano Christine Goerke gushed with praise for Gianandrea Noseda. “He doesn’t just use his hands and his arms. He conducts with his entire body,” she said. “And it is amazing, because when you see that kind of energetic physicality, there is no mistaking what he...

Tuesday 19 November 2019 / 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. C.I.M.A. 421 Broome St., 4TH FL, NEW YORK, NY 10013. In a 1950 interview for the New York Times, Marino Marini lamented that the plight of sculptors in Italy was “very bad […] and people have no place to put sculpture.”  The sculptor’s woes connected the low market to the post-war reconstruction as well...

On Wednesday. the Brooklyn Law School Italian-American Student Association held its annual alumni dinner at the school where it honored alumnus Frank Carone, the president of the Brooklyn Bar Association. A crowd of about 50 students and alumni and their families, colleagues and friends joined together at the event to share a dinner and to present...

Residents of the Bronx proudly proclaim Arthur Avenue as New York City’s real Little Italy. And, by all accounts, it is. Italian immigrants began pouring into the borough’s Belmont neighborhood in the early 1900s, when construction began on the nearby Bronx Zoo and New York Botanic Garden. They found work in these new developments, settled in the a...

Tuesday, 11/26/2019 - 6:30pm. 22 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011. Presented in collaboration with BACAS - Borghi Antichi Cultura Arti e Scienze. Mimmo Lucano, former mayor of Riace, Calabria, in conversation with: Pietro Costa, Founder and Executive Creative Director, BACAS; Tiziana Rinaldi Castro, Creative Director of Literary Programs, BACAS; Teres...