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As the death toll from last week's calamitous earthquake in Central Italy neared 300, some Los Angeles restaurants pitched in to the relief effort by earmarking profits from a pasta dish made in the region to quake relief. Restaurants across the Southland are collecting money for earthquake ...

by Marco Carminati

 

The small town of Rossano in the province of Cosenza is home to an astonishing treasure, now back in the spotlight with its return after three years of careful restoration in Rome. The Codex Purpureus Rossanensis, or Rossano Gospels, is an illuminated parchment book ...

The 52nd Annual Villa Rosa Festival is on Sunday, September 11, 11-6 p.m. on the grounds of Villa Rosa Nursing Home in Mitchellville, Maryland. This annual event has been a tradition for our local Italian Community since its inception. I learned the meaning of being Italian at the Villa Rosa ...

By Rossana Weitekamp


As a first-generation Italian-American child, a tomato milling machine was as ordinary to me as a skate key. At the same time, the very sight of it triggered my flight instinct: I knew the minute that machine appeared on my kitchen table that hours upon hours of stewing ...

Il Festival della Musica Italiana di New York compie 9 anni e si terrà l'11 settembre 2016 dalle 3.30 pomeridiane al Master Theater (Millenium) di Brooklyn, New York". Ad annunciarlo è la versione on line del quotidiano in lingua italiana di New York "America Oggi".


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Il Circolo, the Italian Cultural Society, has as its goal to preserve and promote the Italian culture. Not widely-known to many, August 15 is a celebrated day in Italy. It's virtually impossible to find any places of business open because this is the day when families go to the beach or other ...

by Laura Dimon and Larry McShane

 

Arthur Avenue is the expressway to Italian earthquake relief. The Little Italy of the Bronx joined local politicians and business people Friday to raise money for the victims of the deadly central Italy quake blamed for 267 deaths.

 

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by Patrice Wilding

 

From its humble beginnings as a single-block festival 41 years ago, La Festa Italiana grew into a destination event for locals, out-of-towners and homecoming natives. The Labor Day weekend festival now features more than 80 food and craft vendors, as well as dozens ...

by Louisa Chu

 

Chicago restaurants are joining a worldwide campaign to bring aid to victims of Wednesday's earthquake in central Italy, creating specials and donating the proceeds to the effort. Because Amatrice, one of the villages most damaged in the quake, is the birthplace of the ...

by Luis Hernandez

 

John J. Laspina was a family man. As such, he spent much of his life building homes for families, helping first-time homebuyers find their perfect space. The World War II veteran will always be remembered for those lives he touched. The Tulare man, who earned a ...

by Hannah McGivern

 

Italy's state museums and archaeological sites are to donate their income, including all ticket sales, this Sunday (28 August) to the central regions recovering from a 6.2-magnitude earthquake yesterday (24 August). As rescue efforts continue in the town of Amatrice and ...

For the September Cinema Italiano, the Bowers Museum will be introducing Cena e Cinema, an Italian dinner and movie program! Join us in Tangata for dinner at 5PM (Menu TBA), followed by the film screening at 7PM in the Norma Kershaw Auditorium.


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By Giovanni di Napoli

 

Thursday night, I finally got to go to the Feast of Santa Rosalia in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. After a grueling week of work, I was really looking forward to blowing off some steam and having a good time. Visiting the outdoor chapel to venerate la Santuzza, I said a ...

by Tony Gugliotta

 

A relief effort for the victims of the Italian earthquake is already being started in Cranston by Chef Walter Potenza. "It makes you very uneasy. You can't go back to your own home. Just to think, someone died this morning," Potenza said.


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WHEN: Friday, September 9, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT). WHERE: I AM Books - 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113, United States

 

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San VitoJune 15th is the Feast day of San Vito (St. Vitus), one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. Widely venerated across Southern Italy, he is the patron saint of Mazara del Vallo, Ciminna, Forio, San Vito sullo Ionio, Regalbuto and Torella die Lombardi, among others.

 

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LA Restaurants Lead Italian Quake Relief Efforts With Pasta

LA Restaurants Lead Italian Quake Relief Efforts With Pasta

As the death toll from last week's calamitous earthquake in Central Italy neared 300, some Los Angeles restaurants pitched in to the relief effort by earmarking profits from a pasta dish made in the region to quake relief. Restaurants across the Southland are collecting money for earthquake relief, particularly by promoting a dish made famous in Amatrice, where the quake was...

An astonishing gem returns home to the province of Cosenza

An astonishing gem returns home to the province of Cosenza

by Marco Carminati   The small town of Rossano in the province of Cosenza is home to an astonishing treasure, now back in the spotlight with its return after three years of careful restoration in Rome. The Codex Purpureus Rossanensis, or Rossano Gospels, is an illuminated parchment book dating back to the 6th century AD, a fact that probably doesn't mean much to...

52nd Annual Villa Rosa Festival September 11th!

52nd Annual Villa Rosa Festival September 11th!

The 52nd Annual Villa Rosa Festival is on Sunday, September 11, 11-6 p.m. on the grounds of Villa Rosa Nursing Home in Mitchellville, Maryland. This annual event has been a tradition for our local Italian Community since its inception. I learned the meaning of being Italian at the Villa Rosa Festival. I have been attending the festival with my family...

Sauce like mamma’s at Crossroads Farm

Sauce like mamma’s at Crossroads Farm

By Rossana Weitekamp As a first-generation Italian-American child, a tomato milling machine was as ordinary to me as a skate key. At the same time, the very sight of it triggered my flight instinct: I knew the minute that machine appeared on my kitchen table that hours upon hours of stewing tomatoes, running them through the mill, pouring the sauce into...

È l'ora del Festival della musica italiana

È l'ora del Festival della musica italiana

Il Festival della Musica Italiana di New York compie 9 anni e si terrà l'11 settembre 2016 dalle 3.30 pomeridiane al Master Theater (Millenium) di Brooklyn, New York". Ad annunciarlo è la versione on line del quotidiano in lingua italiana di New York "America Oggi". "Il Festival, organizzato dall'Associazione Culturale Italiana di New York di Tony di Piazza, dopo il grande...

Ferragosto 2015 at Il Circolo

Ferragosto 2015 at Il Circolo

Il Circolo, the Italian Cultural Society, has as its goal to preserve and promote the Italian culture. Not widely-known to many, August 15 is a celebrated day in Italy. It's virtually impossible to find any places of business open because this is the day when families go to the beach or other places of relaxation and take time off to...

Bronx’s Little Italy launches earthquake relief fund-raiser with Arthur Ave. res…

Bronx’s Little Italy launches earthquake relief fund-raiser with Arthur Ave. restaurants donating to the cause

by Laura Dimon and Larry McShane   Arthur Avenue is the expressway to Italian earthquake relief. The Little Italy of the Bronx joined local politicians and business people Friday to raise money for the victims of the deadly central Italy quake blamed for 267 deaths.   "The neighborhood owes its unique vitality, identity and heritage to Italy," said City Council member Ritchie Torres (D-Bronx). "So...

Scranton native’s eight-piece band slated to play annual Italian festival

Scranton native’s eight-piece band slated to play annual Italian festival

by Patrice Wilding   From its humble beginnings as a single-block festival 41 years ago, La Festa Italiana grew into a destination event for locals, out-of-towners and homecoming natives. The Labor Day weekend festival now features more than 80 food and craft vendors, as well as dozens of regional entertainment acts, spread out over three stages and four blocks surrounding Lackawanna County Courthouse...

Chicago restaurants donate to Italy earthquake relief through pasta

Chicago restaurants donate to Italy earthquake relief through pasta

by Louisa Chu   Chicago restaurants are joining a worldwide campaign to bring aid to victims of Wednesday's earthquake in central Italy, creating specials and donating the proceeds to the effort. Because Amatrice, one of the villages most damaged in the quake, is the birthplace of the dish spaghetti all'amatriciana, many of the specials involve that pasta preparation.   Indeed, this weekend the village was...

Laspina: a devoted family man

Laspina: a devoted family man

by Luis Hernandez   John J. Laspina was a family man. As such, he spent much of his life building homes for families, helping first-time homebuyers find their perfect space. The World War II veteran will always be remembered for those lives he touched. The Tulare man, who earned a street named after him, died Wednesday. He was 99. Born in San Francisco, Laspina...

Italian museums to donate ticket sales on Sunday to earthquake rescue efforts

Italian museums to donate ticket sales on Sunday to earthquake rescue efforts

by Hannah McGivern   Italy's state museums and archaeological sites are to donate their income, including all ticket sales, this Sunday (28 August) to the central regions recovering from a 6.2-magnitude earthquake yesterday (24 August). As rescue efforts continue in the town of Amatrice and the surrounding area, where the death toll has risen to 247, the culture minister Dario Franceschini urged...

September 18, Sunday - Cena e Cinema Italiano Bowers Museum

September 18, Sunday - Cena e Cinema Italiano Bowers Museum

For the September Cinema Italiano, the Bowers Museum will be introducing Cena e Cinema, an Italian dinner and movie program! Join us in Tangata for dinner at 5PM (Menu TBA), followed by the film screening at 7PM in the Norma Kershaw Auditorium. The Film: Mio Fratello e' Figlio Unico- My Brother is an Only Child (2007) (108 min).This follows the lives...

Recharging at the 41st Anniversary Feast of Santa Rosalia in Bensonhurst, Brookl…

Recharging at the 41st Anniversary Feast of Santa Rosalia in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

By Giovanni di Napoli   Thursday night, I finally got to go to the Feast of Santa Rosalia in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. After a grueling week of work, I was really looking forward to blowing off some steam and having a good time. Visiting the outdoor chapel to venerate la Santuzza, I said a few prayers for the earthquake victims in Italy, for my...

Chef Walter raising money for Italy earthquake victims

Chef Walter raising money for Italy earthquake victims

by Tony Gugliotta   A relief effort for the victims of the Italian earthquake is already being started in Cranston by Chef Walter Potenza. "It makes you very uneasy. You can't go back to your own home. Just to think, someone died this morning," Potenza said. Chef Walter is offering Bucatini Amatriciana -- a dish created in the town at the epicenter of the...

Cettina Donato - Allegro Concert Series 2016/17

Cettina Donato - Allegro Concert Series 2016/17

WHEN: Friday, September 9, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT). WHERE: I AM Books - 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113, United States   Born and raised in Sicily (Italy), Cettina is a classical and jazz piano player, composer, arranger and conductor. She graduated in Jazz Composition and Performance at Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA). She's also graduated in...

New restaurant to open at Village at Meridian this month

New restaurant to open at Village at Meridian this month

by James Patrick Kelly   Bodovino is opening a second Treasure Valley location on Saturday, Aug. 27, and the food menu will be noticeably larger than its wine-bar concept at 404 S. 8th St. in Boise. The new Bodovino Ristorante will be in Fountain Square at The Village at Meridian, situated in the former Cacicia's Cucinas Old World Sicilian Foods space, 3630 E....

Puglia's Pizzica Powerhouse CANZONIERE GRECANICO SALENTINO (CGS) Celebrates Seco…

Puglia's Pizzica Powerhouse CANZONIERE GRECANICO SALENTINO (CGS) Celebrates Second Generation with Stateside Performances this Fall

Italy's leading ensemble on the world music circuit, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino returns Stateside for a series of Fall concert dates. Running from September 29th through October 10th, stops along CGS's 2016 mini-tour include Midwest performances at the Madison World Music Festival, Legion Arts (Cedar Rapids, IA) and Minneapolis's Cedar Cultural Center. The band then heads East for a one-off club...

Pittsburgh bocce traditions are alive and well in Bloomfield

Pittsburgh bocce traditions are alive and well in Bloomfield

By Ashley Murray   Sure, Bloomfield's Little Italy Days festival isn't exactly true to its name. There's a wide array of non-Italian items for sale along Liberty Avenue; you can easily eat chicken fried rice or barbecue instead of pizza; and if you're remodeling your home, there are even siding and gutter kiosks. But one event is undeniably indicative of the city's...

Kitchen sisters bring Scavolini showroom to Washington DC

Kitchen sisters bring Scavolini showroom to Washington DC

Scavolini Store Washington DC is officially reopened and under the new ownership of Michigan-based Cucina Moda. The renovated space is a custom-designed 1,100 square foot showroom located at 1005 Wisconsin Ave NW in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC, and features 3 kitchen and 3 bathroom vignettes in contemporary Italian designs. The store joins the Cucina Moda group, which also owns Scavolini Store Detroit and Scavolini...

CT Scan of Thirteen Natural Mummies Dating Back to the XVI-XVIII Centuries: An E…

CT Scan of Thirteen Natural Mummies Dating Back to the XVI-XVIII Centuries: An Emerging Tool to Investigate Living Conditions and Diseases in History

Objectives - To correlate the radiologic findings detected with computed tomography scan with anthropological data in 13 naturally mummified bodies discovered during works of recovery of an ancient church in a crypt in Roccapelago, in the Italian Apennines.   Methods - From a group of about sixty not-intentionally mummified bodies, thirteen were selected to be investigated with volumetric computed tomography (CT). Once CT scan...

The SF Symphony Welcomes the Italian Community

The SF Symphony Welcomes the Italian Community

Friday, September 23, 2016 at 7:30 PM. Davies Symphony Hall. MTT and the SF Symphony showcase the many facets of Italian music – from its sweeping drama to moments of delicate beauty and lighthearted joy. Hear Verdi's show-stopping Te Deum, alongside Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble The Swingle Singers, SF Symphony Principal Oboe Eugene Izotov, and tenor Michael Fabiano, hailed for his "gloriously...

Consular Visit to Phoenix, Arizona

Consular Visit to Phoenix, Arizona

The Consulate General of Italy, in order to facilitate the access to the services rendered by the passport department to our citizens living in areas far away from Los Angeles, also this year is organizing - in collaboration with our local Honorary Consulate - a meeting in Phoenix to take the fingerprints of those who wish to apply for a...

Foodiamo and friends: Amatriciana for Amatrice

Foodiamo and friends: Amatriciana for Amatrice

Last night, the historic town of Amatrice, 65 miles from Rome, was hit by a devastating earthquake. The neighboring towns of Accumoli, Arquata, and Pescara del Tronto, among others, were also struck. As of now, 247 people appear to have died, while 368 were injured.   Here at Foodiamo, on the other side of the ocean, we felt like we had to...

Confusion reigns over fundraising efforts for Mount Carmel Church

Confusion reigns over fundraising efforts for Mount Carmel Church

by Tom Quinn   For decades, Our Lady of Mount Carmel has served in the dual role of religious structure and Italian-American community gathering place. The Catholic Diocese of Worcester shut down the religious aspect of the building when it shuttered the damaged building in May, but the Italian Festival this year brought parishioners and others to the parking lot by the...

Festa Italiana celebrates 25 years of Italian culture this weekend at Pioneer Sq…

Festa Italiana celebrates 25 years of Italian culture this weekend at Pioneer Square

By Mike Zacchino   Sometime before I left San Diego I went to the Italian market my family frequented and saw a T-shirt that read:" There are two kinds of people in the world. Italians, and those who wish they were." While some may not wish they were Italian, those who do have an opportunity to experience Italian culture this weekend at the...

Italian Gathering 2016 September 4th, Sunday

Italian Gathering 2016 September 4th, Sunday

Evans Automotive, Primary Aim and Midwestern Auto Group have once again teamed up to host the 11th Annual Italian Gathering. The Sunday, September 4th event welcomes Italian motor vehicles and motorbikes of all vintages to the Wendy's International Corporate Grounds at One Dave Thomas Blvd., Dublin, OH 43017 from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Automobiles such as Alfa Romeo, De Tomaso,...

Governor Cuomo Lights World Trade Center to Honor Victims of Earthquake in Italy

Governor Cuomo Lights World Trade Center to Honor Victims of Earthquake in Italy

This evening, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed the lights of One World Trade Center's 408-foot spire to be displayed in the green, white and red colors of the Italian flag to honor victims of the earthquake in Italy. Italy's influence touches every community across New York – from its vibrant culture to the more than 2.7 million Italian Americans who...

Exhibition reception - Nicole Alexandra Cacchiotti

Exhibition reception - Nicole Alexandra Cacchiotti

Please join us for the Opening Reception, Thursday, September 8, from 6-9 PM, at I Am Books, 189 North Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Nicole Alexandra Cacchiotti, "Scenes of Italy" Fine Art Photography Exhibit coming to I Am Books, September - October, 2016. Capturing the warmth, beauty and majesty of the Italian countryside, Cacchiotti, an internationally recognized award winning photographer, displays over 25...

Italy’s Roberta Vinci advances to quarterfinals at Connecticut Open

Italy’s Roberta Vinci advances to quarterfinals at Connecticut Open

by David Borges   While Roberta Vinci made quick work of her opponent in a round-of-16 match on Wednesday afternoon, her mind was, in part, on her native Italy. A powerful earthquake ravaged a mountainous region in the central part of the country earlier in the day, killing at least 120. "Not an easy day for Italy, for the Italians, for sure," Vinci said.   Fortunately...

Experience Sicily

Experience Sicily

Tuesday, August 30th, 6:30 P.M. - Italian American Museum - 155 Mulberry Street (Corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets) - New York, NY 10013. Suggested donation of $10 per person. RSVP Code: VP0830. For reservations, please call the Italian American Museum at 212.965.9000 Email: ItalianAmericanMuseum@gmail.com or fax 347.810.1028. Please Include RSVP Code When Making Your Reservation    Join multifaceted guitarist Joe Ravo and multi-instrumentalist and singer Allison Scola - the music duo Villa...

September 13, Tuesday - Dinner Meeting - Italian American Lawyers of Orange Coun…

September 13, Tuesday - Dinner Meeting - Italian American Lawyers of Orange County / Lex Romana

September 13, Tuesday - Dinner Meeting - Italian American Lawyers of Orange County / Lex Romana - 5:30pm-9:30pm. Join IALOC for our annual Bocce Tournament at Il Fornaio in Irvine, California. Appetizers are included in the cost of attendance of $20.00 for members and $30.00 for non-members. The Bocce Tournament will guarantee that you will play at least 1 game....

116-Year-Old Catholic Festival Returning To Niles For Second Year

116-Year-Old Catholic Festival Returning To Niles For Second Year

by Tom Robb A unique Catholic religious festival with centuries of history returns to Niles early next month for the second year. The Maria SS Lauretana of Altavilla Milicia festival comes to Golf Mill Park and Church Street, near Golf Mill Shopping Center, from Friday, Sept. 2 through Monday, Sept. 5. Last year, Niles police estimated the crowd at Saturday's event reached 5,000...

Puglia and Matera: History meets cinema in Italy’s heavenly heel

Puglia and Matera: History meets cinema in Italy’s heavenly heel

by Jackie Cooperman   Long overlooked by tourists, the Italian cave town of Matera is having a moment, spurred by its selection as the 2019 European Capital of Culture, its recent designation as a UNESCO World Heritage site and a timely dose of Hollywood: The just-released remake of "Ben-Hur" was shot here.   Matera's nascent popularity is justified. Carved out of limestone and inhabited...

Sprezza Is a Roman Holiday

Sprezza Is a Roman Holiday

by Eve Hill-Agnus   Julian Barsotti's latest love letter to Italy is his most specific, fixated on a place as much as an idea, a feeling. At Carbone's, he honored his Italian-American roots. At Nonna, he ventured into the regions of Italy. Sprezza, in the emergent Maple Avenue Dining District, gives primacy to Rome.   What does it mean to open a Roman restaurant?...

Italy trade tour facilitates furniture connections

Italy trade tour facilitates furniture connections

Cindy W. Hodnett   Made in Italy might soon be coming to a showroom near you. Last month, a group of invited architects and designers visited with 25 Italian manufacturers in the Lazio region of Italy, meeting with the business owners and learning about a diversity of product including furniture, accessories, textiles, lighting and building materials. An event hosted by the Italian Trade...

Book launch event - "Not My Mother's Kitchen"

Book launch event - "Not My Mother's Kitchen"

Tuesday September 6, from 5,30 pm to 7 pm EDT - I Am Books, 189 North St, Boston 02113 "When life gives you lemons, make limoncello! Not My Mother's Kitchen is a funny, loving and oh so useful manual on food, family and survival when your mom is a terrible cook." —Mo Rocca, host of "My Grandmother's Ravioli"   Award-winning chef Rob Chirico learned to...

Girl, 10, Pulled From Italy Earthquake Rubble After 17 Hours

Girl, 10, Pulled From Italy Earthquake Rubble After 17 Hours

A 10-year-old girl has been rescued from the rubble of the Italian earthquake - after being trapped upside down for 17 hours. A firefighter clutched her tightly to his chest after she was freed from the ruins of a building in the town of Pescara del Tronto. Crowds had gathered round after one person spotted signs of life under the rubble, saying:...

Italy’s Fragile Beauty

Italy’s Fragile Beauty

by Beppe Severgnini   If you put a pin right in the middle of a map of Italy, you're likely to hit Amatrice. A small, historic city known as "the town of the hundred churches," it lies two hours from Rome and 3,280 feet above sea level, in the scenic Gran Sasso National Park, on the watershed between the Adriatic and the...

How to help: the Italian American fundraisers to help Italy after the earhquake

How to help: the Italian American fundraisers to help Italy after the earhquake

We the Italians is setting up a page promoting all the different initiatives that are starting to raise funds to help Italy after the terrible earthquake of August 24. Please write us at info@wetheitalians.com if you know of any activity not yet listed here. This is a work in progress. To donate, please click on the logo of the institution below,...

Amanda Beagle's Italian-American Songbook CD

Amanda Beagle's Italian-American Songbook CD

by Amanda Beagle   I truly believe that one of the keys to success in life is appreciating where you come from! The granddaughter of Italian immigrants, I grew up in Northeast Ohio where Italian-American music and culture enriches the region. I am passionate about the Italian music tradition and want to keep it alive for future generations to enjoy. That's why...

The Early Years – 1930s

The Early Years – 1930s

The year was 1931, the country was in the worst economic depression of its 155 years. The great immigration was over, but many Italians still struggled and strove to make the lives of their families better. Those that had jobs worked hard for little pay and, if they felt fortune if they were able to work long hours. Italian Americans...

Worlds Collide at the Feast of San Rocco

Worlds Collide at the Feast of San Rocco

by John Nappoli   My worlds collided Sunday when my confratelli from the Saint Rocco Society of Potenza and the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George came together to celebrate the 127th Annual Feast of Saint Rocco at Most Precious Blood Church in historic Little Italy in New York City.   Considering the caliber of membership and level of devotion in both groups,...

Journalist discovers stories behind US cities and towns with Italian names

Journalist discovers stories behind US cities and towns with Italian names

By Amy Kellogg   Did you ever wonder, why NAPLES, Florida? Or MILAN, Ohio? One Italian journalist turned this puzzle into an enlightening voyage across the United States, from Venice, Calif., to Verona, N.J., and six other towns or cities in-between. Alberto Giuffre, who works for Fox's sister network Sky Italia in Milan, talks about how his recent odyssey came about.   "I have always been...

A garage of catechism and spirit

A garage of catechism and spirit

by Cookie Curci   It was the spring of 1950 when I first met Sister Mary Katherine and Sister Mary Agnes Ann, two Catholic nuns teaching Sunday school classes to a group of us kids from Lincoln Glen Elementary School. Willow Glen was a small, growing community back then and much in need of its own Catholic church to serve the influx of...

Meet the Owners of Bacaro Italian Tavern

Meet the Owners of Bacaro Italian Tavern

By Priscila Korb   Meet Thomas Soluri and Joseph Bonacore, the owners of the Bacaro Italian Tavern which recently opened up in Massapequa Park. Patch spoke with the duo about their restaurant, which opened on Park Boulevard last year   Is this the first restaurant you ever owned? No. We started with Caraway's back in the '80's and have had several successful restaurants since then. What makes...

Photo Contest at Festa Italiana, enter for a chance to win!

Photo Contest at Festa Italiana, enter for a chance to win!

Ready. Set. Wow! Capture Italian cultural influence in Texas for a chance to win at the Houston Italian Festival. Dear Members and Friends, The Italian Cultural & Community Center is hosting its first Annual Photography Contest for the 38th Houston Italian Festival. Each participant must submit one photograph with their view and representation of the Italian cultural influence in Texas. This competition is...

Lidia Bastianich Takes Us Inside Her New York City Kitchen (and Garden!)

Lidia Bastianich Takes Us Inside Her New York City Kitchen (and Garden!)

by Ana Calderone   The kitchen is Lidia Bastianich's ship and she is the captain. For our exclusive video series What I Really Cook for Dinner, the cookbook author and restaurateur takes PEOPLE inside the New York City home she's been cooking in for over 35 years. Fans may recognize the sprawling space as the backdrop for many of her early television shows. "Here,...

The Festa is almost upon us!

The Festa is almost upon us!

The Festa is almost upon us! Returning for it's second year, the Festa Italiana will include all things Italian. Sample Italian cuisine from authentic, local restaurants and enjoy the culture through music and activities. Try arts and crafts, or stop by the Italian beer & wine garden. The ICSL is excited to contribute to this festival and hopes that you...

Belleayre Mountain Presents CRISTINA FONTANELLI AND HER FABULOUS FRIENDS

Belleayre Mountain Presents CRISTINA FONTANELLI AND HER FABULOUS FRIENDS

Award-winning Singer/PBS & CBS-TV host with family roots in the Catskill Mountains returns to Belleayre Mountain after performing throughout the U.S. and the World. Date: Saturday, August 27. Time: 8 p.m. Venue: Belleayre Music Festival. Address: 181 Galli Curci Rd, Highmount, NY 12441. Cost per ticket: $38.00. Buy tickets:  http://www.belleayre.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/357/ Information: (845) 254-6094   Dinner is available before the concert. Meal ticket purchased at door. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. "This...

NIAF official statement: earthquake in Central Italy

NIAF official statement: earthquake in Central Italy

Attribute to: Joseph V. Del Raso, Chairman, and John M. Viola, President "The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) extends its sincerest condolences to the victims and their families suffering from the recent earthquake that struck central Italy. "Our hearts are broken by the death and destruction that is taking place in Accumoli and throughout the central region, including Lazio, Umbria and Le...

Fall 2016 Philip V. Cannistraro Seminar Series in Italian American Studies

Fall 2016 Philip V. Cannistraro Seminar Series  in Italian American Studies

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 6pm. Italian Mobilities - Ruth Ben-Ghiat, New York University; Stephanie Malia Hom, Acus Foundation The Italian nation-state has been defined in part by practices of mobility. Tourists have flowed into the country from the Grand Tour era to the present, and Italians left in massive numbers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: the largest voluntary emigration in recorded...

Festival to cook up Italian flavor in Endicott

Festival to cook up Italian flavor in Endicott

by Katie Sullivan   Alluring aromas of Italian food will fill the air beginning Thursday, as the Gusto Italian Festival takes to the street on Endicott's North Side. Once home to many Italian-American immigrants, the festival will celebrate the ethnic roots of the Endicott neighborhood.   This year's Gusto festival, now in its 12th year, will begin with live music at 7 p.m. on the...

Discovering Italian Maiolica with Professor Justin Raccanello

Discovering Italian Maiolica with Professor Justin Raccanello

by Serena Perfetto   The beauty of the Italian Maiolica and the Renaissance Lustre Pottery have been the main topics of the lecture held by professor Justin Raccanello and hosted by the De Young Museum in San Francisco a few weeks ago. The story of these handcrafted ceramics goes back to the Renaissance but only in the 19th century Italian factories started...

Pizzeria, Italian Restaurant Show Will Launch 2017 in Atlantic City

Pizzeria, Italian Restaurant Show Will Launch 2017 in Atlantic City

International Pizza Expo, a pizzeria business-to-business trade show owned by Emerald Expositions, will launch a new two-day trade show at the Atlantic City Convention Center that will focus on pizzerias and Italian restaurants.   "This is in no way a replacement to Pizza Expo for East Coast pizzeria operators and their staffs, but more of an opportunity to let them be a...

Kenny’s kickin’ it on the bocci court

Kenny’s kickin’ it on the bocci court

by Margaret Daykin   The Italian American Club in Wickliffe is the place to be if you love bocce! Over 15,000 people are expected to visit and 96 teams are expected to compete in the 2016 Cleveland Challenge Cup of Bocce Tournament.   Fox 8's Kenny Crumpton got a taste of why the sport is so popular and learned more about the tournament that...

First look: Pi Pizza

First look: Pi Pizza

by Greg Morago   Houston is mad for pizza. Pie shops are opening faster than you can say pepperoni. But pieman Anthony Calleo of Pi Pizza isn't sweating the competition. He knows he has great pizza. So do his many fans who knew him from more than four years of slinging slices out of his popular pizza truck. His biggest vote of confidence...

Opportunità Fulbright per ricercatori e docenti

Opportunità Fulbright per ricercatori e docenti

Anche per l'anno accademico 2017-2018 la Commissione Fulbright offre a ricercatori e docenti la possibilità di soggiorni di ricerca/insegnamento negli USA attraverso i programmi Research Scholar e Distinguished Chair. Al bando Research Scholar possono partecipare anche artisti non formalmente inquadrati all'interno di istituzioni universitarie, purché in possesso di determinati requisiti.   Si invitano i candidati interessati a consultare il bando e la...

Orlando City's Antonio Nocerino's Regista Performances Exemplify the Italian's I…

Orlando City's Antonio Nocerino's Regista Performances Exemplify the Italian's Improvement

by Nick Morales   It's no secret that Orlando has had a strained relationship with Antonio Nocerino. The former AC Milan midfielder didn't have the best start to life at Orlando City with some poor performances, and a particular exchange of words with a fan gave the fan base the impression that he was just another big name signed to put butts...

Local gelato geniuses advance to finals

Local gelato geniuses advance to finals

Gelato artisans Angelo Lollino and Ali Caine Hung competed in the Gelato World Tour at Millennium Park in May, placing second with their flavor 'Chicago Pothole' to advance to the finals in Rimini, Italy, next September. Lollino and Hung vied for the title of "World's Best Gelato" against 15 teams from all across North, South and Central America. "It was a wonderful...

Pebble Beach 2016: 1936 Lancia takes best of show prize

Pebble Beach 2016: 1936 Lancia takes best of show prize

by Charles Fleming   A beautifully restored pre-war Italian sports car once owned by musician Eric Clapton walked away with the best of show award at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance automobile exhibition. The 1936 Lancia Astura Cabriolet, with body by design house Pinin Farina, also took the top prize in its European Classic Early category. Owner Richard Mattei of Paradise Valley, Ariz., thanked...

Evviva San Rocco! A Look at the 127th Annual Feast of San Rocco di Potenza in Ne…

Evviva San Rocco! A Look at the 127th Annual Feast of San Rocco di Potenza in New York City

By Giovanni di Napoli   Sunday, August 21st, the St. Rocco Society of Potenza in New York City celebrated their 127th Annual Festa di San Rocco. Mass was celebrated in English and Italian outside Most Precious Blood Church (113 Baxter St.) in historic Little Italy with Pastor Donald Msgr. Sakano and Msgr. Joseph Ambrosio, visiting from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church...

Christine Simolke's New Book, CHILDREN OF ITALY

Christine Simolke's New Book, CHILDREN OF ITALY

As a girl, Christine Simolke was fascinated by her grandmother's young life in America after arriving from Italy. Her grandmother, Giovanna, and great aunt, Evelina, told her stories about their journey across the ocean with their Mama and sister Maria to be reunited with the Papa they barely knew. Inspired by her relatives' courage and determination to make this strange,...

A cooking contest I could not refuse to judge

A cooking contest I could not refuse to judge

by Andrea Weigl   I've written before about how I don't often judge cooking contests anymore. I could probably judge four to six contests a month if I accepted all the invitations I receive. But I have a preschooler and want to be home with her after work and on the weekends. (Well, most of the time anyway.) But when the Sons of Italy...

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welcome-to-portland-oregon-italy-is-here-too-alive-and-kickingAs we're having a great time wandering all over the 50 States in search of Italian stories, our trip today stops by Portland, Oregon: we're far from the motherland, but that doesn't mean that there's no Italy, here in the Beaver State.   On the contrary, we're happy and grateful to meet our...

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