by Lavinia Pisani   "No Italians Need Apply" was the sign that Louis Rossetto's grandparents had to read when they first moved to New York City from Bollengo, Piedmont, at the turn of the 20th century. The founder of Wired magazine is a son of Italy.   "My family was a part of the American assimilation story," wrote Rossetto during...

Poetry reading by Richard VeterePlease join us as Richard Vetere presents his newly published book of poetry, The Other Colors in a Snow Storm. Richard Vetere's poetry is built on a beautiful, spare language that keeps him always on point. At times, bracing and revealing, Vetere is also capable of infusing his poetry with a good dose of sober comed...

This symposium is a continuation—a sort of inter-mission—of the last three symposia ILICA has sponsored on the topic. After two events last fall and a third this past spring in Rome, ILICA concludes this discussion in November.   This event, in the meantime, offers the four Italian Americans an opportunity to gather their thoughts, so to spe...

Don't miss out on the first lecture of the season! Learn Sicilian-Mparamu / lu Siciliano by Professor Cipolla. Friday, September 13, 2013 at 6:30pm Lecture presented by Professor Gaetano Cipolla who will also present his latest book Mparamu lu Siciliano. Professor Cipolla will provide a historical background on the Sicilian language as the f...

Verrà presentata domani a Napoli la Missione Internazionale 2013 che impegnerà l'ASMEF - Associazione Mezzogiorno E Futuro presieduta da Salvo Iavarone - a New York dal 10 al 17 ottobre in occasione del Columbus Day.   La missione, promossa nell'ambito della VIII edizione della rassegna "Giornate dell'Emigrazione", sarà anche occasione per p...

Celebratory corks were popped in the southern Italian town of Sant' Agata de' Goti to toast Italian-American Bill de Blasio's landslide victory in the Big Apple's mayoral race. De Blasio's maternal grandfather hailed from the town near Naples almost a century ago, and he still has cousins there today. Dozens of people gathered in the town's former...

di Maurita Cardone   Sono lontani i tempi in cui gli immigrati italiani che arrivavano in America dovevano cercare di integrarsi anche a spese della propria identità culturale. Oggi i nuovi immigrati sono giovani, con un grado di istruzione generalmente alto, e non hanno intenzione di vergognarsi delle proprie origini né di recidere il legam...

As part of a comprehensive effort by Italy's Ministry for Economic Development (MSE) and the Italian Trade Commission (ITA) to give more international exposure to small- and medium-sized companies in the country's south, ITA's publishing taskforce is organizing Voices from the South, an initiative aimed at bringing more attention to the region's pu...

Introduced by Peter Gelb, General manager, Metropolitan Opera with the participation of Esward Smaldone, Director, Aaron Copland school of music. Giulio Gatti-Casazza (1869-1940) who was born in Udine, Italy was the beneficiary of extensive education at major universities as well Genoa's Naval School of Engineering. He left the world of engineering...

The Turkish have kofte; the Brazilians almôndegas. Polish cooks make pulpety, the Swedes do kottbuller, and the Greeks fry keftedes. And you can find them all in New York City.   They're all meatballs. But nine times out of ten, when we talk about meatballs in New York, we're only referring to one. It's coated in red sauce and sits over brea...