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Congratulations to NIAF Board Member Dr. John P. Rosa, a renowned chiropractor and community organizer, on being appointed the Consular Correspondent of the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia for South-Eastern Maryland.   In this role, Rosa will assist Italian residents in Maryland and Philadelphia in all visa, passport, and citizens...

Superare un milione di turisti italiani negli Stati Uniti nel 2016. E' questo obiettivo che ha animato i lavori del 19° Showcase USA-Italy tenutosi a Torino, organizzato dall'U.S. Commercial Service del Consolato Usa di Milano e dall'Associazione Visit Usa Italia.   "Our Parks", ispirato dal Centenario del National Park System, è stato il te...

It is not often that a prestigious scientific periodical like Nature cites Italy as a frontier for research. But when, in an article published on February 3, it came to talk about soft robotics, a new discipline which develops robots privy of rigid structures, it was necessary to cite Italy. Because soft robotics was born thanks to a pool of resea...

Walter Lantz was born on April 27, 1899, in New Rochelle, New York. His parents, Maria (née Gervasi) and Francesco Paulo Lantz were immigrants from Calitri, Italy. When Francesco arrived in America, immigration officials anglicized his last name from Lanza to Lantz. When Walter was 12, he participated in a mail-order cartoon drawing class, where he...

Cirque Italia, a group trumpeting itself as "the first-ever Italian water circus" to travel the United States, will set up its blue-and-white big top near Battlefield Mall later this month for a three-day Springfield run — its first appearance in Missouri ever.   In the space between Nakato's and Meador Park, you'll find mermaids, aerialists...

With his career in mid-upswing after his financially successful Expendables franchise and a Golden Globe win for Creed, Sylvester Stallone is apparently finally prepared to accept the responsibility of a lead role on a television drama.   The 69-year-old actor is attached to star as aging crime boss Raymonde Aprile in the Weinstein Company's...

When: From Friday, May 20, 2016 to Friday, July 08, 2016 - From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute of New York Entrance : Free In 1956, the poet of the Beat Generation Allen Ginsberg publishes one of his most famous compositions, emblematically titled "America". In these verses Ginsberg portrays the many contr...

Mauro Magarelli's parents emigrated to the U.S. from the fishing port of Molfetta on the heel of the Italian boot. Magarrelli's father, Guiseppe, was 17 when he and his new wife, Teresa, came to the U.S. in 1958. He began a lifelong career as a plasterer but wanted more for his son as he would tell the young boy, "always put the tie on." &nbs...

The so-called art bonus — a 65% tax break for art-related donations — was an experimental measure adopted in 2014 for three years that was made permanent in Italy's most recent budget law. The incentive has already created a significant group of patrons. As of last January, more than 2,000 of them (between private citizens and businesses) had cont...

Ask a restaurateur opening a cozy corner restaurant and he'll tell you his aspirations are to be a neighborhood place. But these are often just buzzwords. To experience a textbook example, visit Sal's Italian Kitchen in Cabin John where keeping things neighborly comes easily.   It's easy for guests to push tables together when neighbors and...

A Fresonara, nella sua casa, ne conserva oltre 20 perché per Carlo Fortunato la fisarmonica è passione vera. «Da piccolo mi appropriai della fisarmonica comprata a mio fratello perché imparasse a suonarla e da allora non ho più smesso di appassionarmi a uno strumento brevettato nel 1829 a Vienna da un certo Sirj Deina ma che in Italia ha conos...

By Alex Hickey  This summer Emily Vincent and Erika Piancastelli have taken their softball talents from The Boot to ... The Boot. But a very different boot indeed. After leading McNeese to a Southland Conference championship and NCAA regional appearance this spring, the duo made their way from Louisiana to Italy this summer to continue t...