The Board of Directors of the Italian American Leadership Forum (IALF), founded in 2023, have coordinated a wreath laying ceremony at the Giovanni da Verrazzano Statue in New York City’s Battery Park at 11:30 AM to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the arrival of Giovanni da Verrazzano, an Italian navigator and explorer who traveled under the flag...

ISDA National President Basil Russo and VP John Viola were presented with the inaugural “Reputation Award” at the Italian Cultural Institute of NYC (Istituto Italiano di Cultura di New York) by Davide Ippolito, a celebrated publisher, filmmaker and producer. At the ceremony, Russo and Viola were honored for creating the Italian American Future Lead...

The Board of Directors of the Italian American Leadership Forum (IALF), founded in 2023, recently announced plans for coordinating initiatives to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the arrival of Giovanni da Verrazzano, an Italian navigator and explorer who traveled under the flag of France in his voyages across the Atlantic. While there may be a g...

The Italian Reputation Award ceremony was held at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, an esteemed recognition for individuals who have distinguished themselves in the reputational field through constant commitment and innovation across various professional sectors to promote Italy globally. The event was hosted by journalist Francesca Di Ma...

A 19-year-long embrace can only be emotional, and the one that the Italian community in New York wanted to reserve for the National Team could not have been more intense. From Newark, the Azzurri delegation reached Spring Place, an elegant venue in Manhattan, where NIAF hosted about 1,000 Italians for a cocktail reception between the Italian-Americ...

Many times we have described the historical and cultural reasons why attacks on Columbus are based on falsehoods, unacceptable and wrong. The Italian American comity is defending itself and the symbol it has chosen, in different ways. One of these ways is the legal way. Those who removed the Columbus statues and cancelled Columbus Day, not only obe...

A grand celebration took place in Lower Manhattan at the 25 Spring club to celebrate the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce. Over 300 people attended the gala, bringing together members from institutions, the financial sector, business, and media.  President Alberto Milani, accompanied by Executive Director Federico Tozzi, expressed gratitude to the...

In a captivating evening hosted at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York, the region of Basilicata took center stage with its rich cultural heritage. The event saw the presence of Fabio Finotti, the director of the Institute, Consul General Fabrizio Di Michele, and the President of Basilicata, Vito Bardi, who provided a journey into the treasu...

Puglia in the Big Apple has just delivered a culinary spectacle during the eighth annual week of the Italian Cuisine in the World, now a UNESCO 2023 candidate. The meticulously curated event by Puglia in Rosé, in collaboration with the Puglia Region, not only showcased the authentic flavors and top-notch quality of Apulian products but also undersc...

In the heart of New York City, a gastronomic celebration unfolded as the Accademia Italiana della Cucina commemorated its 70th anniversary. The event, seamlessly fusing the New York and Soho chapters with the two delegates Roberta Marini and Berardo Paradiso, took center stage at Barbetta, the city’s oldest Italian restaurant and a revered historic...