Sal "The Voice" Valentinetti has been one of the most popular singers to come out of Long Island. Rightly so, he has one of the best voices in the world. When the girls hear him sing they act like the ones who screamed for Frank Sinatra in the 1940s. In 1977, I met the great Sinatra at Patsy’s Italian Restaurant when I was there with the world cham...

Carmen Consoli is the most successful female singer-songwriter Italy has ever produced. Throughout a 25 year career the musician has been defined by her unflinching emotional live performances of songs that examine broad themes of love, illness, solitude and friendship from a feminine — and feminist — perspective. Her innovative mixture of Italian...

Monday, 11/11/2019 - 6:30pm. Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 22 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011. On the Italian Stage is a series of lectures conceived and led by Laura Caparrotti that journeys into the history of Italian Theater to explore its language, and its contribution to Italian society and world theater. This lecture will focus on Italian diale...

The Bronx’s Little Italy is – as the name suggests – not huge. From the intersection of East 187th Street and Arthur Avenue that marks the center of the neighborhood, its commercial district extends another two blocks south before bottoming out at St Barnabas Hospital. But those two blocks on Arthur Avenue contain everything you’d imagine a Little...

When: Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 | 7:00-8:30PM - Where: Manhasset Public Library, 30 Onderdonk Avenue | Manhasset, NY 11030 To celebrate Italian Heritage Month, NOIAW’s Long Island Network cordially invites you to a book presentation by Lou Del Bianco, author of Out of Rushmore’s Shadow. Using photographs and other primary source materials to illu...

Thursday, 11/07/2019 - 6:30pm. Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 22 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011. When I Am Italian - Quando sono Italiana (2019, SUNY Press) by Joanna Clapps Herman. The author in conversation with authors: Mary Ann Carolan, Maria Laurino, Edvige Giunta, Nancy Carnevale. The four women writers, scholars and friends discuss what it is...

Si terrà il 17 novembre al Cresthollow Country Club di Woodbury (8325 Jericho Tpke, NY 11797) il Gala dell’Italian American Museum che in questa occasione consegnerà il “Long Island Ambasciatore Award” a numerosi italo-americani che si sono distinti nella loro attività o in quella delle associazioni di appartenenza. La cerimonia inizierà alle 12.00...

“Sono preoccupatissimo sui sentimenti umani prevalenti che stanno alla base della decisione di mettere questi dazi. E’ la terza guerra mondiale. Non vi è dubbio. Stanno ripartendo quei sentimenti negativi che segnarono la prima parte del Novecento”. Così parlò Oscar Farinetti, fondatore dello straordinario fenomeno Eataly, nel mezzo del suo discors...

Wednesday, 10/23/2019 - 6:00pm. Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 22 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011. In partnership with the Bogliasco Foundation. Once deemed “the most beautiful cemetery in the world” (Le Figaro), Genoa’s monumental cemetery is a museum unique in the world, with some of the 19th century’s most stunning and elaborate statuary. Against a...

Wednesday, 11/06/2019 - 7:00pm. Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò22 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011. Idea by/starring Eleonora Micali. Written and directed by Stefano Maria Palmitessa. A true story, where fiction is just background to scenes from real life narrated in this monologue or - better - a "nonologo" [Nonna-logue], as author Stefano Maria Palmite...