ITALY EARLY AND LATE. An exhibition of paintings by Peter Ruta The artist in conversation with Ara Merjian (NYU). On view through February 27, 2015 - Mon-Fri 10-5. Casa Zerilli marimò   Peter Ruta is known in the US for his mature work: New York cityscapes and rugged western landscapes, but from 1947 to 1962, moving between R...

Un pezzo di New York al Festival del Film di Roma. Antonio Monda è stato nominato direttore della rassegna romana che si tiene ogni anno in autunno.   Monda insegna cinema alla Tisch School of the Arts della New York University. Vive da più di 20 anni a New York dove è animatore di importanti eventi culturali e ha contribuito...

Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper was born on June 22, 1953. Her mother, Catrine Gallo, is an Italian American whose family is from Sicily. Cyndi was raised in Queens, NY, as a Roman Catholic. She dropped out of high school and moved out on her own when she was 17.   She began singing in local cover bands and working odd jobs to make ends meet. I...

For 14 years, Open Roads has proudly offered to North American audiences the most diverse and extensive lineup of contemporary Italian film available. This year's program strikes a satisfying balance between emerging talents and esteemed veterans—as well as (at least) one master: Ermanno Olmi, among the nation's leading lights for over half a centu...

East Coast Power & Gas, an energy services company founded in 2008, serving natural gas, electricity and renewable sources of energy to both residential and commercial customers in New York State, announced today that Chief Operating Officer Vincent Palmieri has been named "Businessman of the Year" by the Bronx Chamber of Commerce Italian Herit...

After 131 years, Madonna of 115th Street needed a makeover — a makeover worthy of a Catholic icon parishioners say is responsible for miracles. And last week, the refurbished life-sized statue and her new gown were unveiled last week in East Harlem. From high above the altar, the Blessed Mother at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church has watched...

by Nick Vivarelli   New York's Museum of Modern Art will celebrate Italy's Rai Cinema with a screening series set to kick off on December 4 with the U.S. bow of Matteo Garrone's English-language fantasy/horror film "Tale of Tales" segued by nine other high-profile Italo titles co-produced by the powerhouse film production and distribution un...

By Giovanni di Napoli Saturday morning I made my way to Most Precious Blood Church in Manhattan's Little Italy, to lend a hand to the Craco Society with the repositioning of the San Vincenzo statue onto its new base. Made to look like marble, the wooden pedestal was constructed by master craftsman Manny Mayo to display the saint at the foot of the...

by Antonia Ferraro   Last we spoke on the topic of front yard religious statuary, I posited the question to Carroll Gardens, Where Will All Your Marys Go? I won't lie. I had a great time writing that piece. I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with both Monsignor Massie and St. Stephen's Pastoral Associate, John Heyer II. Msgr. Massie helped me to...

May 1, 2013   Lecture on Giuseppe Verdi's youth, his training developmentand a lesson on "Va Pensiero" from Nabucco to be performed by students of La Scuola Italiana at the Bicentennial Ceremon, Verdi Square, 72nd and Amsterdam/Broadway, on May 1, 2013, at 1:00 pm   La Scuola d'Italia, Guglielmo Marconi 406 East 67th Street New York...