Thursday October 18 2018, from 19:00 to 21:00 EDT. Italian Charities of America - 83-20 Queens Blvd, Elmhurst, New York 11373. As part of our Italian American Month Lecture Series we welcome our guest speaker Vincent C. Maltese. Vincent C. Maltese is the current Chairman of the Triangle Fire Memorial Association. Vincent will be speaking about the...

Thursday October 4. 6:00 - 8:00 PM EDT John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York NY 10036. The panel discussion will screen three segments of Pane amaro followed by a discussion by the panelists and filmmakers. Segments to be shown are: (1) Lynching; (2) Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire; (3) Anarchists a...

On a hot mid-summer morning, Washington Cemetery in Brooklyn is blazing. Shadeless and weedy, it is occupied mostly by dragonflies and mockingbirds, along with a smattering of Italian wall lizards whose ancestors, according to legend, escaped from a pet store delivery truck in the Bronx back in the 1960s. The heat has them basking on tombstones, as...

On the 107th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, family members of the victims honored their legacy during a March 25 ceremony in the CNL Center at Christ the King High School in Middle Village. The annual gathering — hosted by former state Senator Serphin R. Maltese, now chairman of the Christ the King Board of Trustees and presid...

There are three reasons, among others, that have convinced me, as dean, to have the Calandra Institute remain officially neutral on the issue of the Christopher Columbus controversy. The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute is a university-wide research institute. It is, secondly, funded primarily by the State of New York with tax-levied mon...

The story of Sacco and Vanzetti is one of the most important and famous stories regarding the Italian American experience. Even in Italy, where unfortunately usually what happened to our fellow Italians who went to America seems not to bother much, these two Italians are well known, even if probably not many know exactly for what. On August 23, 192...

When we think about Made in Italy, the first word that comes to our mind is Fashion. It is an important part of the Italian lifestyle, and it represents some of the best talents of we, the Italians. I've been searching for somebody who could explain to us and our readers why is that, and how this influenced the relationship between Italy and the US...

Oftentimes, the stories that change our life happen by chance. And it is by chance that this story too was born, in 2009. It was early March and, as always happens in this period, the historic news that appeared in the newspapers and on the internet was the one dating back to 1908 when, in the New York Cotton Factory, the owner Mr. Johnson decided...

When: Friday, March 24, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM - Where: Casa Italiana at New York University | 24 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011This is a free event for NOIAW members. Spaces are limited. RSVP today. In honor of Women’s History Month, we invite you to join us for an evening commemorating the March 25, 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory tragedy...

di Riccardo Chioni   Si stava avvicinando la fine della giornata lavorativa del 25 marzo 1911 quando è divampato il drammatico incendio alla Triangle Waist Factory all'angolo tra Green Street e Washington Place, che in meno di venti minuti ha tragicamente distrutto 146 vite umane, in maggioranza sartine immigrate, molte italiane. Ieri, di fronte...