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September 25 (Friday) 6:30 pmFesta della Vendemmia/Wine Contest and Dinner DanceWines made by the Society's members are judged and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes are awarded. Wines and grapes will be featured as well as the techniques of winemaking. Italian food will be served. Musical entertainment. Sponsored by The Kensico Italian American Society.Hey...

In our journey to discover the thousands of different angles useful to analyze the relationship between Italy and the US, books are undoubtedly essential. Today we meet Maria Gliozzi, founder of AIFIC - American Initiative For Italian Culture and organizer of the Book Award The Bridge.   We thank her because we find very significant what she does...

di Laura Caparrotti   Vi ricordate quando Gianni Morandi venne attaccato duramente dal popolo di Facebook e da vari politici per aver detto che una volta anche noi eravamo immigrati? Dalle reazioni spropositate sembrò che il popolo italiano si fosse dimenticato le partenze in nave o in treno verso un mondo migliore - e noi non scappavamo nea...

By Eric Obernauer   Asked how travel has changed since Christopher Columbus' epic voyage to the New World, one wag once observed that Columbus headed for India and wound up in Santo Domingo. Today, if you head to India, you get there. It's your luggage that winds up in Santo Domingo.   Still, in an age of space exploration and superco...

On Sunday January 31, 2016 at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto (3921 Fabian Way), a new flower in the current "Italian Spring" in San Francisco will blossom: the first ever Silicon Valley Italian Festival is on the way. Sponsored by all stripes of the Italian community, from the Italian Consulate General in San Francisco to Cl...

by Steven Kurutz Matt Baldassano, 35, works in tech and lives in Alphabet City. So when you hear that he makes wine in his apartment, you may want to roll your eyes. Another hipster practicing the dilettante arts? Rooftop Reds, it seems, are the latest product, after pickles and chocolate, to get the artisanal, made-in-New York treatment. &n...

by Julie Yolles   Champagne toasts and milestones all around for the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musicalJersey Boys this month. On Nov. 6, Jersey Boyscelebrated 10 years on Broadway. When the curtain rises Tuesday at the Fisher Theatre, Detroit will mark the 100th city that the current national tour has played.   And for ac...

By Ligaya Mishan   The ceramic water pitcher on Amanda Hunt's dining table, loosely painted with golden fish in a sky-blue sea, bears the legend "Ristorante 'Sabatini' Roma" and a telephone number. "Should we call it?" she asked. To Ms. Hunt, a curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the pitcher is a family heirloom, a rustic souvenir h...

by Luisa Taliento   Alberghi diffusi are true gems created in communities where you can breathe in the history. A model of responsible tourism, they include dozens of structures all over the country, many brought together in the Alberghi Diffusi Association (alberghidiffusi.it), creating an accommodation that is halfway between a home and a...

Domenica 20 dicembre 2015. Ore 4:00pm presso St Mel Church, 26-15 154th St, Flushing, NY 11354   Cari amici, anche quest'anno siamo lieti di ospitare a New York la straordinaria cantante italiana CHIARA LUPPI e il suo ospite speciale MASSIMO SCATTOLIN per un Concerto di Natale intitolato "PRAYER IN SONG Welcome Joy into Your W...

by Maria Guardado   In an election that some would view as overdue, former Mets catcher Mike Piazza was voted to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Wednesday. Piazza, who was in his fourth year on the ballot, earned 83 percent of the vote from the Baseball Writers' Association of America electorate, surpassing the 75 percent barrier req...

Death is inevitable, but what death shows us about the social behaviors of the living is not. And recent University of Cincinnati research examining the ancient bereavement practices from the the Central Apulian region in pre-Roman Italy helps shed light on economic and social mobility, military service and even drinking customs in a culture...