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Here’s an interesting exhibition for history buffs and Lower East Siders alike: The Lung Block, a New York City Slum and Its Forgotten Italian-American Community,” is digging into the parallel stories of a displaced Italian community on The Lower East Side in the 1930’s and our present day sagas of gentrification and immigration challenges.  The ex...

Opening Reception: Friday April 26, 6 - 8 PM, 2019. Duration: April 26 - May 11. Location: East Village Art View. 111 Third Avenue, # 15H. New York, NY 10003 Hours: Thursdays and Fridays by appointment (917) 859 9026 juliart5@hotmail.com Edoardo Marcenaro presents his collection of artworks made on actual $1 bills. The exhibition includes works by...

Laura Mattioli, the president of CIMA, decided to open this space in SoHo to promote public appreciation and advance the study of modern and contemporary Italian art in the United States and internationally. Laura believes that twentieth century Italian art is too little known outside Italy, and that there is an extremely rigid structure of thinkin...

Saturday April 27 2019 from 14:00 to 16:00 EDT. NYPL Mulberry Street Library, 10 Jersey St, New York 10012. Be Part of Versetto Libero. Translation Experience with Laura Caparrotti and Dave Johnson. At the IAWA event, Italian artists and Free Verse poets will recite poems in their original version followed by the Italian translations. The audience...

The Ibla Foundation of New York and Dr. Salvatore Moltisanti will present their 28th Annual International Grand Prize Competition Winners in concert on Tuesday, May 7 @ 7 PM at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, 154 West 57th Street in Manhattan. Dr. Moltisanti, recognized as one of the foremost Italian pianists of his generation, presents 2018's...

Deana Martin, the daughter of entertainment legend Dean Martin —  a founding member of the “Rat Pack” whose good looks, charisma and stage presence earned him the nickname “The King of Cool” —  is returning to Lorenzo’s Cabaret at the Hilton Garden Inn. And is Staten Island ever lucky! The multi-talented song-stylist, actress, best-selling author a...

“Intorno al mondo in 72 giorni…il Viaggio di Nellie Bly” selezionato per InScena! Italian Festival calcherà il palcoscenico per la prima volta a New York l’8 maggio alla Scuola Guglielmo Marconi, 12 East 96th Street . Lo spettacolo con la traduzione ed adattamento teatrale di Paola Sarcina e Diana Forlani dall’originale inglese Around the world in...

The contributions of Brooklyn’s Italian American community were in the forefront on April 7 as the Federation of Italian-American Organizations (FIAO) celebrated its 42nd anniversary gala at El Caribe with community leaders attending to salute this year’s honorees. Carlo Scissura, president and CEO of New York Building Congress and FIAO chair, welc...

The highly anticipated exhibit, The Art of Immigration: Paintings by Donatus Buongiorno, kicked off Thursday evening at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral Rectory Gallery (263 Mulberry St.) in Nolita, New York City. Featuring a nice selection of paintings from the artist's estate, a looped slideshow will show many of his other works not on...

Wednesday May 8 2019, from 19:00 to 21:00 EDT. Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd, Elmhurst, New York 11373. Free Admission. Donations are accepted and tax-deductible, as Italian Charities of America is a registered section 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our guest speaker Monsignor David L. Cassato, who is the Diocesan Coordinator of th...

The US World Herald’s chief economist Gina Friedman looks at the most recent census data to reveal where most Italian-Americans live today. This is the first part of the report and it will focus on New York City. Astoria, a neighborhood in Queens, is home to the largest Italian-American population in New York City — 15,418 to be specific. Italians...

The year 1927 was a milestone in Italian American assimilation.  Its immigrant culture was literally electrocuted in Boston as its classical heritage was reborn on Manhattan’s west side.   There was no connection between the state execution of anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti and the opening of the Italian House at Columbia University.  But, in retros...