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On the occasion of Columbus Day 2020, NYC Council Member Paul Vallone said, “For centuries, Italian Americans have helped shape the course of our nation’s history. Though we were unable to celebrate as we traditionally do, marching down 5th Avenue and with our City Hall Celebration, it’s my honor to celebrate this Italian Heritage Month and recogni...

Olive oil, with its healthy properties and its close link with the Mediterranean Diet, is a strategic food in the fight against obesity and food imbalance. This is what Assitol (an Italian association of oil producers) says on the occasion of World Food Day, celebrated every year on October 16, coinciding with the 75th anniversary of FAO, the UN or...

Stephen N. Adubato Sr., who rose to prominence as a North Ward leader in Newark in the 1960s and remained a towering figure in Newark civic life for the next five decades, has died at his home surrounded by family. He was 87. Adubato founded The North Ward Center in 1970 and went on to found the highly successful Robert Treat Academy in 1997, one o...

An Inwood restaurant is getting into the Italian spirit this weekend by holding a San Gennaro festival in the neighborhood. The Tryon Public House is hosting the Uptown San Gennaro Festival starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday. The celebration will take place both inside and outside the restaurant, and all guests are asked to maintain social distancing s...

The story behind the Mother Cabrini statue unveiled by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a ceremony in Battery Park on Oct. 12 is one of perseverance and artistic vision. The sculptors, Giancarlo Biagi and his adopted daughter Jill Burkee-Biagi, gave The Tablet an inside view of their process from concept to completion. The bronze statue, depicting a young Moth...

Martedì 27 ottobre sarà presentato a Roma alle ore 10,00 il Rapporto Italiani nel Mondo 2020 della Fondazione Migrantes. Si tratta della XV edizione completamente rinnovata e alla quale hanno partecipato circa 60 autori dall’Italia e dall’estero. L’evento si terrà in presenza con partecipazione solo su invito nel pieno rispetto della normativa sani...

Thursday October 22 2020, 6:30 Central/7:30 Eastern. Online event. The lecture will explore the crucial role costume and fashion have played in Federico Fellini's films (Juliet of the Spirits; La Dolce Vita; Roma), the role of Rome as a city of film and fashion and Fellini's legacy to future generations of filmmakers and fashion designers. Dr. Euge...

“Cancel Culture” struck home. John Cartafalsa fought back. Fight back in his memory. For more than thirty years, John Cartafalsa's beloved Columbus sculpture welcomed all who entered the lobby of his Manhattan apartment building. Then one day last summer, "cancel culture" struck home. The bronze figurine vanished, taken from its niche. The 91-year-...

The Italian American War Veterans will host a special Mass in honor of Veterans Day at 11 a.m. on Nov. 7 at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii in Chicago. During the Mass, friends and relatives will be invited to bring colored candles to the altar along with a card containing the name of deceased veterans. The names will be read aloud, and the candl...

Tue, Oct 20, 2020, 11:00 PM – Wed, Oct 21, 2020, 12:30 AM CEST. Online event. A history of Italian language in the United States from the 18th century to the present through the voice of its Italian & American speakers. Link to the presentation here at www.italianinnovators.com   To trace the history of the Italian language in the United States mea...

Last December I had the pleasure of attending the College Life Italia award ceremony, here in Rome. There were many boys who had finished showing their soccer skills, hoping to be chosen by American university coaches who had arrived from America. After I had provided an award to one of their boys, some parents came to ask me about College Life Ita...

This weekend marked a historic moment for Ducati as their Italian rider Lorenzo Zanetti took a phenomenal victory at the MotoAmerica Superbike Championship at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, fending off the advances of the best superbike racers in the United States and making a memorable U.S. debut for the Ducati Corse-supplied Panigale V4 R SBK. The...