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ILICA To Honor NOIAW with Women of the Year Award

ILICA To Honor NOIAW with Women of the Year Award

The Italian Language Inter-Cultural Alliance (ILICA) will honor our organization with the Women of the Year award at its 12th Annual Cultural Event and Gala Dinner on October 29, 2016. The event begins at 6:30 PM with a reception with music by acclaimed violinist Matteo Fedeli and continues with dinner beginning at 8:00 PM. The Awards Gala will take place at...

Columbus Citizens Foundation Announces Arianna Bergamaschi As 2016 Gala Guest En…

Columbus Citizens Foundation Announces Arianna Bergamaschi As 2016 Gala Guest Entertainer

New to this year's Columbus Celebration Gala entertainment is Italian singer, stage actress, TV personality and musical theater performer, Arianna Martina Bergamaschi.   Bergamaschi will be performing at Columbus Citizens Foundation's annual Gala on Saturday, October 8. The Gala is held at the Waldorf Astoria and is part of the Foundation's Columbus Celebration weekend. All proceeds from the Gala are used to...

Inside Pietro Nolita, the All-Pink Restaurant From Two Fashion World Veterans

Inside Pietro Nolita, the All-Pink Restaurant From Two Fashion World Veterans

by Serena Dai Chances are, you've already spotted new casual Italian restaurant Pietro Nolita on social media even though it's not fully open yet. It is striking because it is all pink. Everything — the chairs, the tables, the walls, the sign, and the pots for all the plants — is a different shade. You will be able to spot it...

Conference: Guido Gozzano in America

Conference: Guido Gozzano in America

October 1 (Saturday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Conference: Guido Gozzano in America. An international "Convegno," in recognition of the centennial of the death of Poet Guido Gozzano (1883-1916). Offered collaboratively by the Gradiva International Poetry Society and the Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University. Program as it is currently formulated and updates on this event may be viewed on...

Sorrento a New York patto con quattro istituti culturali italoamericani per ospi…

Sorrento a New York patto con quattro istituti culturali italoamericani per ospitare eventi promozionali

A New York, patto a quattro per ospitare eventi culturali di promozione della penisola sorrentina Il Queens College della Cuny, la City University of New York, Il Calandra Italian American Institute, tra i principali istituti culturali italoamericani negli Usa, l'Ilica, l'Italian Language Inter-Cultural Alliance, la grande fondazione statunitense dedita alla promozione della lingua Italiana, insieme alla Noiaw, la National Organization...

A Glimpse of the 116th Annual Santa Fortunata Procession in Bensonhurst, Brookly…

A Glimpse of the 116th Annual Santa Fortunata Procession in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

Returning to Brooklyn after celebrating the Traditional Votive Mass of San Gennaro at Most Precious Blood Church in Little Italy Saturday morning, I made my way to Villabate Alba Pasticceria in Bensonhurst to pick up a few Sicilian dessert specialties for a dinner engagement.   Disappointed I would not be able to attend the Annual Procession of Santa Fortunata, patroness of Baucina,...

First Taste of Mamma Guidara’s, the Nomad Hotel’s Red Sauce Throwback

First Taste of Mamma Guidara’s, the Nomad Hotel’s Red Sauce Throwback

Some nights, New York seems like one giant Italian restaurant, with an infinite strand of pasta connecting everything and everybody. It's hard to get that vision out of your head if you spend a night at the just-opening Mamma Guidara's, the red sauce spot that's taking over every Sunday evening at the Nomad Bar in the Gramercy Park neighborhood starting Oct....

Niagara Wheatfield rejects Columbus Day, adopts Indigenous Peoples Day

Niagara Wheatfield rejects Columbus Day, adopts Indigenous Peoples Day

An Italian-American teacher and some Tuscarora Indian students created a movement that led the Niagara Wheatfield School Board last week to do away with the Columbus Day holiday. Instead, the second Monday in October will be observed as Indigenous Peoples Day by the school district, the board decided.   That's because Christopher Columbus, the Italian-born explorer who was sponsored by Spain when he...

San Gennaro Feast Kicks Off This Weekend

San Gennaro Feast Kicks Off This Weekend

The sixth annual San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons will take place this weekend in Hampton Bays. The annual celebration of Saint Januarius will kick off with a Community Light Parade through the hamlet on Friday, September 30, starting at 7:30 p.m. The parade begins on Ponquogue Avenue, and marchers will continue to Main Street, go west on Main Street to...

An Italian Harlem Notable: Anthony Ravielli- Renowned Illustrator

An Italian Harlem Notable: Anthony Ravielli- Renowned Illustrator

Anthony (Tony) Ravielli (1 Jul 1916–9 Jan 1997) was born in Italian Harlem. He attended the Textile High School, taught himself anatomy by volunteering at the Bellvue Hospital morgue, and later studied at the Cooper Union and Art Students League. He began his career as a portrait painter, went into advertising, and by the early 1950s had become an author...

Ariosto after 500 years: A Symposium

Ariosto after 500 years: A Symposium

Date: DA Monday, October 17, 2016 a Friday, October 21, 2016 - Time: At 4:30 pm Entrance : Free - For more information and to view the program click HERE On the occasion of the fifth centenary of the publication of the Orlando Furioso, the City University of New York and New York University in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute and the...

40th Annual Bronx Columbus Day Parade on Sunday, October 9

40th Annual Bronx Columbus Day Parade on Sunday, October 9

Preparations for the 40th Annual Bronx Columbus Day Parade are progressing. Parade organizers announced the grand marshal and honorary grand marshal for the annual celebration of community and Italian pride.   When the parade steps off this year at noon on Sunday, October 9 and marches along Morris Park Avenue from White Plains to Williamsbridge roads, real estate developer and philanthropist Richard Naclerio...

Italian Wine Floods East Coast Ports, Lifting Import Volumes

Italian Wine Floods East Coast Ports, Lifting Import Volumes

Call it the summer of the sommelier. American consumers stocked up on European luxury goods, including wine from Italy and France in August, helping boost import numbers at the largest East Coast ports after a slow start to the peak summer shipping season.   On Friday, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reported that the marine terminals around New York...

Morris County Columbus Day Parade Marches Through Hanover October 9

Morris County Columbus Day Parade Marches Through Hanover October 9

By Yvonne McGreevy Columbus Day celebrations in Morris County will be kicking off on Friday, October 7, with The Morris County Columbus Day Parade Awards Dinner and finishing off with a procession through East Hanover on Sunday, October 9.   The East Hanover Italian American Club will be celebrating their roots on North American soil with a special gala and awards ceremony on...

J&A Italian and Counter due in November in Stuyvesant Plaza

J&A Italian and Counter due in November in Stuyvesant Plaza

By Steve Barnes The locally owned Marrello Restaurants and Catering, which operates three area Bellini's locations and Jacob & Anthony's American Grille in Saratoga Springs, will launch its next concept, J&A Italian, in the former Creo building in Stuyvesant Plaza in Guilderland. An opening in mid- to late November is projected, company owner Joe Marrello tells me. Renovations have modified the building...

Joint exhibition of Giorgio de Chirico and Giulio Paolini opening October 2016 a…

Joint exhibition of Giorgio de Chirico and Giulio Paolini opening October 2016 at Center for Italian Modern Art

This October, the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) will explore the direct ties between two Italian artists born in different centuries but characterized by deep affinities: the founder of Metaphysical painting, Giorgio de Chirico (1888–1978), and leading conceptual artist Giulio Paolini (b. 1940). The exhibition will bring the two artists together in conversation for the first time, with highlights including a new series...

Design plans for renovation of Bensonhurst’s Lt. Joseph Petrosino Park released

Design plans for renovation of Bensonhurst’s Lt. Joseph Petrosino Park released

By Anna Spivak Design plans for the $4.5 million rehabilitation and reconstruction of Bensonhurst's Lt. Joseph Petrosino Park, 71st Street and 16th Avenue, have been officially released.   A plan that heavily weighed on the opinions of community members, the park's new design – which will feature new basketball courts, a playground, spray shower, adult fitness equipment, fencing, lighting, benches, synthetic turf, sidewalk...

Stepping Back: A Journey into the ancient art of Italy

Stepping Back: A Journey into the ancient art of Italy

Opening reception Friday, Oct. 7 at 7 pm. American Italian Museum, 1227 Central Ave., Albany. Stepping Back is a cultural exhibit showcasing contemporary Italian artists working in the ancient and traditional art forms of Italy. Five artists working regionally, nationally and internationally are participating in this unique exhibit highlighting the ancient art forms of Italy. These techniques, best known through masterpieces...

Little Italy with a big heart

Little Italy with a big heart

In a city where everything is constantly changing, it proves difficult to maintain the traditions on which New York was built. But Italian-Americans of Little Italy continue to celebrate their culture through the Feast of San Gennaro and it has become the largest and longest running one in the city.   Its rich history dates back to 1926, when Italian immigrants who...

Italian company to take over Chautauqua County cheese plant, saving 80 jobs

Italian company to take over Chautauqua County cheese plant, saving 80 jobs

80 Chautauqua County jobs will be saved after an Italian company agreed to purchase the Empire Specialty Cheese plant in Ashville. The plant, which makes mozzarella and ricotta cheese, was previously "in a difficult financial situation" due to constraints and needed improvements.   Nuova Castelli Group will invest several million dollars into the manufacturing facility, which will include the additions of new machinery...

Staten Islanders enjoy Italian food, cars at Casa Belvedere Sunday

Staten Islanders enjoy Italian food, cars at Casa Belvedere Sunday

Looking for a way to relax, enjoy the beautiful fall weather and dine on delicious Italian food? Oh, and did we mention the cool Italian cars? The Italian Cultural Foundation is hosting its annual Festa D'Italia at Casa Belvedere in Grymes Hill. The event, which started on Saturday and continues on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. will feature Motori D'Italia,...

Italian Civic League to host Columbus Day celebration

Italian Civic League to host Columbus Day celebration

The Italian Civic League will be hosting its 76th Columbus Day luncheon at the Diplomat Banquet Center, 1956 Lyell Ave. in Gates, on Monday, Oct. 10. The banquet in honor of Cristoforo Colombo, an Italian explorer and navigator. There will be a flag raising ceremony at 11:15 a.m. followed by the noon luncheon.   The keynote speaker is former Gates town supervisor Ralph...

Celebrating the Traditional Votive Mass of San Gennaro at Most Precious Blood Ch…

Celebrating the Traditional Votive Mass of San Gennaro at Most Precious Blood Church in NYC

Even though I was out late the night before, I made it a point to attend the Traditional Votive Mass of San Gennaro at Most Precious Blood Church in Manhattan's historic Little Italy (Sept. 24th). It has been ages since a Traditional Latin Mass was celebrated at the storied church and I didn't want to miss it. Arriving early, I walked...

Italian Opera, A Reflection of Life!

Italian Opera, A Reflection of Life!

Garibaldi-Meucci Museum - 420 Tompkins Avenue - Staten Island, NY 10305. Wednesday afternoons, 1:30 p.m., October 12 to November 16, 2016. Lou Barrella: The Joy of Italian Opera. A Trip to Operatic Italy. Powerful Scenes in Opera. Similar Scenes in Film & Opera. Puccini's "Unfortunate Heroines"; Verdi's "Fathers & Daughters" Louis Barrella has been a dedicated Music Educator for over 40 years, specializing in Music and Opera Appreciation in...

Italian pride and tradition takes over Main Street in Patchogue Village

Italian pride and tradition takes over Main Street in Patchogue Village

by Michael White It was a celebration of green, white and red Saturday at the Italian Festival of St. Liberata in Patchogue Village, where Main Street was bookended by rice balls and bocce balls. Patchogue's Italian-American of the Year, Artie Fuccillo, was also honored. The parade was led by Deacon Marty Mclndoe of St. Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Church in Patchogue.   Deacon Marty...

Italian-American Singer Jenna Esposito Sings at Birdland in NYC - 10/10

Italian-American Singer Jenna Esposito Sings at Birdland in NYC - 10/10

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to announce the return of Jenna Esposito to the stage on Monday, October 10 at 7pm. The concert, titled "Italian Undercover," in honor of Columbus Day, will celebrate the most popular and influential Italian-American pop singers of the 20th century who changed their names and performed "Undercover!" Does the name Francesco Paulo LoVecchio...

A Huge Art Museum Is Secretly About to Open in the Hudson Valley

A Huge Art Museum Is Secretly About to Open in the Hudson Valley

For several years, Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu have quietly accumulated a 400-piece collection of postwar Italian art from a movement known as Arte Povera. Now the husband-and-wife team are on the verge of opening a 20,000-square-foot private exhibition space in the Hudson Valley town of Cold Spring, N.Y., to showcase their collection. "The only drawback to collecting Arte Povera is...

New Italian Restaurant Opens in Massapequa Park

New Italian Restaurant Opens in Massapequa Park

A new Italian restaurant opened up in Massapequa Park this past weekend. Tra'mici Ristorante Italiano (which translates to "Among Friends") hosted their grand opening, complete with a ribbon cutting, on Saturday night.   The restaurant, located on 4913 Merrick Road, replaced the steakhouse Cavendish & Ross, which opened in March last year. Serving a menu of strictly Italian cuisine, the restaurant strives for...

Workshop for teachers “La cucina italiana oltre i confini”

Workshop for teachers  “La cucina italiana oltre i confini”

Quando: 5 novembre, 9:30am -3:30pmDove: Consolato Generale d'Italia, 690 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065 Tavola rotonda e dibattito sull'insegnamento della lingua e della cultura italiana attraverso una delle sue più importanti espressioni: la cucina. E poi degustazioni.. e ricette! Attestato di partecipazione a tutti i partecipanti rilasciato da Iace e da Arcobaleno. Materiali didattici nuovi e free per ciascun partecipante da poter...

Christopher, LaVine buying Minissale’s, keeping it Italian

Christopher, LaVine buying Minissale’s, keeping it Italian

Vic Christopher and Heather LaVine, key leaders of the revitalization of the Troy restaurant scene in recent years with their Lucas Confectionery and Peck's Arcade, tell me they have an agreement to buy the former Minissale's Wine Cellar Café, which closed Aug. 28 after 38 years in business.   The $360,000 deal, not yet legally finalized, calls for the pair to take...

Frick to Present Major Italian Masterpiece by Cagnacci this Fall

Frick to Present Major Italian Masterpiece by Cagnacci this Fall

Guido Cagnacci was one of the most eccentric painters of seventeenth-century Italy, infamous for his unconventional art and lifestyle. His works, mostly religious in subject, are known for their unabashed, often unsettling eroticism, and his biography is no less intriguing.   Though his pictorial style was influenced by some of the most important Italian painters of the time-the Carracci, Guercino, and Guido...

Is Italian-American Food It’s Own Category?

Is Italian-American Food It’s Own Category?

Everyone knows what Italian food is - but is Italian food in America its own category? We went to the 90th annual Feast of San Gennaro in New York's Little Italy to try and learn the differences.   We spoke to business owners whose shops and restaurants have been around for over 100 years about the contributions Italian Americans have made to the...

MEUCCI VS. BELL Who Invented the Telephone?

MEUCCI VS. BELL Who Invented the Telephone?

September 30 (Friday) 6:30 pm. MEUCCI VS. BELL: Who Invented the Telephone?. A presentation by Professor Louis Leonini on the life and work of Antonio Meucci, the overlooked original inventor of the telephone who first discovered how sound could travel on a copper wire when Alexander Graham Bell was just two years old. The presentation will include the screening of the documentary by...

Caffe Nero to come to Brookline's Washington Square

Caffe Nero to come to Brookline's Washington Square

Washington Square is about to get yet another coffee shop. In addition to Athan's, Café Fixe, Starbucks and Dunkin, a London-based family owned chain of coffee houses is slated to make its Brookline debut in the store space that was once occupied by 7-Eleven and Square Market convenience store before it went empty for the past few months.   Still it will be...

Christian Siriano highlights women of all sizes in sunny Italian seaside collect…

Christian Siriano highlights women of all sizes in sunny Italian seaside collection

Christian Siriano made a lot of news this summer when he designed a gorgeous red gown for Leslie Jones after she complained that no designers offered to outfit her for the Ghostbusters premiere because she wasn't a model size 00. Siriano, who unlike most designers, says he wants to create beautiful clothes for women for all sizes, seems intent on practicing...

Jeanette Provenzano, Emanuele Savona to be honored by Ulster County Italian Amer…

Jeanette Provenzano, Emanuele Savona to be honored by Ulster County Italian American Foundation

The founder of Savona's Plaza Pizza and a former Ulster County legislator will be honored by the Ulster County Italian American Foundation as the 2016 Signore and Signora of the Year. Emanuele Savona and Jeanette Provenzano will be honored during the annual Italian Festival taking place Oct. 9 on Kingston's Rondout waterfront. The free festival will run from 11 a.m. to...

Hofstra Celebrates Italian Culture

Hofstra Celebrates Italian Culture

By Marialena Rago   On Sunday, Hofstra hosted their 24th annual Italian Experience Festival. The event had Italian poetry readings, music, food venders and the presence of cultural organizations. The music at the event included Italian opera and a mandolin and guitar orchestra. The one aspect of the festival that everyone seemed to love the most, besides the food, was the music.   One...

Growing up Italian in Lyncourt: CNY books and authors

Growing up Italian in Lyncourt: CNY books and authors

Lugi Visconti has recently retired after spending 33 years working for Lockheed Martin, an event he says helped spur the idea of writing a book, but it's a lifetime spent honing his sense of humor that has proved the most helpful tool in sharing his stories.   Visconti moved to the Lyncourt area in the 1960s, just in time to start school...

'Babbalucci' features Italian cuisine in Harlem

'Babbalucci' features Italian cuisine in Harlem

There is nothing like pizza in New York. But in this week's "Neighborhood Eats" this pizza comes with a twist. "Babbalucci" is located at 331 Lenox Avenue in Harlem. "I got to see every aspect of the restaurant and gravitated toward the cooking side,"   Andrew Lo Presto's father owned pizzerias, so Andrew knows a thing or two about pizza, but it's cooking that he...

Celebration Kickoff Event at Eataly NYC Downtown!

Celebration Kickoff Event at Eataly NYC Downtown!

The Columbus Citizens Foundation presents The Columbus Celebration Kickoff hosted at the newly opened Eataly NYC Downtown! Our event will take place in one of Eataly's several eateries, La Piazza. The announcements start at 7, but please arrive early to browse the incredible location!   Honored guests include: The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of New York; Maria Bartiromo, Anchor...

Raising the Italian and American Flags in Honor of "Celebrating 40 Years of…

Raising the Italian and American Flags in Honor of "Celebrating 40 Years of Italian Culture in America"

September 30 (Friday) 4:00 pm. Raising the Italian and American Flags in Honor of "Celebrating 40 Years of Italian Culture in America". Uff. Joseph Sciame, President, Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York, Inc., and the Board of Directors will officiate at the ceremony to honor "Celebrating 40 Years of Italian Culture in America" at the "Mother Italy" statue by Giuseppe...

On Chippewa, Frankie Primo’s offers a sophisticated touch of Italy

On Chippewa, Frankie Primo’s offers a sophisticated touch of Italy

A restaurateur returns from Italy with dreams of reproducing the trip's most memorable meals. It's a restaurant cliché old as candle-corked Chianti bottles. Yet Frankie Primo's +39, inspired by Jay Manno's tour of Rome and the Amalfi Coast, does more than avoid cliché. It provides a zone of respite and rejuvenation in a sheltered nook off of one of Buffalo's...

Thousands enjoy food, fun games at Italian Festival

Thousands enjoy food, fun games at Italian Festival

Thousands of Staten Islanders turned out for the inaugural "Italian Festival at the Mount" this weekend at Mount Loretto in Pleasant Plains. The event was hosted by the Catholic Charities of Staten Island and was presented by ShopRite. It ran from 5-11 p.m. Friday, 3-11 p.m. Saturday and 2-9 p.m. Sunday at 6450 Hylan Blvd.   "It was a great display for Catholic...

Mr & Mrs Italy finds NY home

Mr & Mrs Italy finds NY home

Mr & Mrs Italy, which creates luxurious and utilitarian outerwear — no, it's not an oxymoron — on Thursday will open its first U.S. store, a 1,200-square-foot unit at 779 Madison Avenue. The brand, which is based in Rimini, Italy — the backdrop for Federico Fellini's 1960 "La Dolce Vita" — designs military-style parkas with colorful mink patchwork linings and raccoon fur-trimmed hoods. A burgeoning ready-to-wear...

Little Italy Neighborhood Calls on Gates Town Leaders for Recognition

Little Italy Neighborhood Calls on Gates Town Leaders for Recognition

Silvano Orsi has a vision for the Lyell Avenue/Spencerport Road corridor in Gates. "What we are trying to do is revitalize the area, attract investment, fill up the plaza that has been vacant in Gates for close to 15, 20 years," said Orsi, CEO of Little Italy Neighborhood Association.   Orsi hopes to turn this area into an Italian destination. The association has...

Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York Celebrates 40th Anniversary

2016, a milestone in the history of the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York: 40 years of promoting Italian heritage and culture. Four decades ago, a group of educators led by founder/president Comm. Dr. Angelo Gimondo, then Superintendent of Schools, District 30, Queens, had the vision of creating a committee for an annual, week-long celebration of Italian heritage and...

8 honored at Wagner College DaVinci Society's annual scholarship dinner

8 honored at Wagner College DaVinci Society's annual scholarship dinner

Wagner College's DaVinci Society launched its observance of Italian Heritage Month by hosting its annual scholarship dinner Wednesday evening in Nicotra's Ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield.   Dr. Richard Guarasci, president of Wagner College; former Borough President Dr. Ralph J. Lamberti; and Eleanor Conforti, former chairwoman of Community School Board 31 and a Staten Island Advance Woman of Achievement; co-chaired...

Tarantata - South Italian Gypsy Music and Trance Rhythms

Tarantata - South Italian Gypsy Music and Trance Rhythms

September 29 (Thursday) 8:00 pm. Tarantata - South Italian Gypsy Music and Trance Rhythms. This fiery "percussive journey" through the South of Italy and crossing over to Brazil will explore through songs, dance and rhythm the magic rituals and tarantellas used as music therapy to cure the mythical bite of the tarantula, healing chants and ritual drumming in honor of the Black...

'You can taste the difference': the secrets of Coney Island's gelato master

'You can taste the difference': the secrets of Coney Island's gelato master

Along Coney Island's boardwalk, in between hotdog and nacho stands and White Castle burger restaurants, stands Coney's Cones, a colorful gelato shop where for the last two seasons, under the supervision of a young Italian gelato master, hundreds of secret recipes are used to produce fresh, old-fashioned handcrafted iced delicacies for thousands of passersby.   Daniele Dal Sasso, a chef and former...

Where to Find Italy in America: The Bronx's Arthur Avenue

Where to Find Italy in America: The Bronx's Arthur Avenue

Walk a few blocks around the intersection of Arthur Avenue and East 187th Street in the Belmont section of New York's Bronx and you are likely to hear Italian spoken, smell the tantalizing aromas of freshly cooked Italian food, and see people going about their grocery shopping at the many specialty stores: the bakery, the cheese and salumi shop, the...

Tony Danza's San Gennaro Meatball Contest Will Be Streamed Live to Italy

Tony Danza's San Gennaro Meatball Contest Will Be Streamed Live to Italy

The annual Feast of San Gennaro turns 90 this year — and to celebrate, it will be broadcast live for the first time in its Italian motherland. Organizers of the beloved neighborhood tradition are setting up cameras throughout the streets of Little Italy to document all 10 days of festivities honoring the patron saint of Naples for online viewers in Italy...

Celebration of Heritage, Family and Food: Festa Italiana Kicks Off This Weekend …

Celebration of Heritage, Family and Food: Festa Italiana Kicks Off This Weekend in Syracuse

For many, this is one of the most favorite festivals of the year, not only because of the delicious food, but the comfortable weather as well. Friday through Sunday Festa Italiana will offer all kinds of events, entertainment, and that great food we all love.   The three-day festival will include a bocce tournament, a cultural boutique and activities in the Children's Tent....

Celebrating Life, Italian Style

Celebrating Life, Italian Style

By Preeti Singh As cloudy skies gave way to a bright sunny day early Sunday morning, more than a dozen merchants, dressed in white or red aprons, started to organizetheir displays on long tables set up along Arthur Avenue between Crescent Avenue and 187th Street. A smorgasbord of Italian foods, from wheels of parmesan and provolone, slabs of prosciutto and small piles...

What to Eat at the San Gennaro Feast

What to Eat at the San Gennaro Feast

The 90th Annual Feast of San Gennaro will be held September 15-25, 2016 in Little Italy—the lower Manhattan neighborhood that served as the first home in America for countless Italian immigrants who came in search of a better life in the early part of the 20th century.   The lively street festival, which is filled with lots of yummy Italian meals, desserts,...

Cover Revolution

Cover Revolution

Data: DA Gio 29 Set 2016 a Mer 26 Ott 2016 - Orario: Dalle 18:00 alle 20:00 Luogo: Istituto Italiano di Cultura di New York, 686 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021Organizzato da : IIC - Ingresso : Libero   La mostra "COVER REVOLUTION!", Gli illustratori e il nuovo volto dell'editoria italiana, vuole mettere in luce come negli ultimi dieci anni gli illustratori siano riusciti...

Picking Favorites at Pisillo Italian Panini

Picking Favorites at Pisillo Italian Panini

By Nicolas Niarchos The best sandwich at this FiDi hole-in-the-wall is the No. 26, the Pisillo, a madcap omnibus of flavors that includes prosciutto di parma, porchetta, mozzarella di bufala, and roasted red peppers. Then again, there's the No. 16, the Perugia, in which tart balsamic dressing plays off the saltiness of coppa pork cuts.   The Trento, No. 9, is true bliss,...

Datebook: Francesca Pasquali at Leila Heller Gallery, New York

Datebook: Francesca Pasquali at Leila Heller Gallery, New York

Leila Heller Gallery in New York is hosting a solo exhibition displaying works of Italian artist Francesca Pasquali titled "Plastic Resonance" through October 22, 2016.   The exhibition is the first US solo exhibition of Pasquali. The artist creates site-specific installations, wall reliefs and folded sculptures that bring to life organic forms through ready-made inorganic material, giving birth to elegant, playful designs.   Read...

Osteria Leana review: Skilled chef offers simple Italian fare at new Oyster Bay …

Osteria Leana review: Skilled chef offers simple Italian fare at new Oyster Bay restaurant

Oyster Bay is having a restaurant boom, between the Sicilian-inspired newcomer Autentico, the newly opened Spinnakers in what used to be Jack Halyards, and a second location for Nikkei of Peru in the works.   Compared to Autentico, Osteria Leana is the more casual Italian spot, a 40-seat little hideaway with an entrance facing its South Street parking lot.   Read more   Source: http://www.newsday.com/    

Architetti italiani a New York: i segreti del successo

Architetti italiani a New York: i segreti del successo

di Maddalena Maltese Coniugare bellezza e funzionalità è uno dei must del design italiano. La passione per i dettagli, per i materiali artigianali, per l'eleganza delle linee sono un'attrazione per i cosmopoliti abitanti di New York che hanno affidato e affidano agli architetti italiani ristrutturazioni, progetti innovativi, edifici civili e spazi pubblici.   Meet the New Italians of Architecture & Design, l'appuntamento che...

Arthur Avenue Celebrates Ferragosto

Arthur Avenue Celebrates Ferragosto

By Kathryn Roberts It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. As a nation mourned the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, an aroma of spices and sweets drifted down Arthur Avenue Sunday for the 19th consecutive year at the annual Ferragosto Festival.   Tourists, neighborhood locals and students navigated through crowded streets, amassed food tents and live...

Oro, Italian restaurant with modern twist, opens in Long Island City

Oro, Italian restaurant with modern twist, opens in Long Island City

By Angela Matua After a year and a half of dealing with building code setbacks, Italian restaurant Oro has opened in Long Island City.   Located at 41-17 Crescent St., the 160-seat space offers classic Italian dishes Ravioli, Chicken Milanese and an array of pizza. Chef Scott Andriani, who was hired just after the grand opening on Aug. 26 – the official open...

Nick Cordero, Ariana DeBose, and More to Lead A Bronx Tale to Broadway

Nick Cordero, Ariana DeBose, and More to Lead A Bronx Tale to Broadway

Casting has been announced for the Broadway premiere of the new musical A Bronx Tale, beginning performances at the Longacre Theatre on Thursday, November 3. It will open December 1.   Under the direction of four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks and Oscar winner Robert De Niro, the show premiered in February 2016 at Paper Mill Playhouse. Based on Chazz Palminteri's acclaimed one-man...

Magna Graecia - The Presence and Power of Hellenic Culture in Ancient Southern I…

Magna Graecia - The Presence and Power of Hellenic Culture in Ancient Southern Italy

September 28 (Wednesday). Magna Graecia - The Presence and Power of Hellenic Culture in Ancient Southern Italy. By the 8th Century B.C., the Greeks had established themselves throughout Puglia, Basilicata, Sicilia, Calabria and Campania among other sites. For the ancient Greeks, Southern Italy was somewhat of an America. Seeking even greater rewards from this underdeveloped territory, the Greeks established a network of...

Caruso: Physical Dance by Mvula Sungani

Caruso: Physical Dance by Mvula Sungani

Monday, September 26, 2016, 6pm. Caruso: Physical Dance by Mvula Sungani and Italian American Faculty and Staff Advisory Council to the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute Annual Reception. The Italian American Faculty and Staff Advisory Council (IAFSAC) to the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute and the Italian Language Inter-Cultural Alliance in collaboration with the National Organization of Italian American Women present Caruso:...

Albany cafe reopening as Italian restaurant

Albany cafe reopening as Italian restaurant

An evening of dinner and a show could soon get easier on a small strip of Madison Avenue in Albany, New York. The former Tierra Coffee Roasters cafe — next to the Madison Theater — will reopen as an Italian fine-dining restaurant.   Gigi's Italian Restaurante is scheduled to open sometime before October, said Madison Theater director James Manning. Manning manages the theater,...

Votive Mass of San Gennaro at the Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood

Votive Mass of San Gennaro at the Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood

On Saturday, September 24, at 10:00 AM the Society of St Hugh of Cluny will be sponsoring a Solemn mass at the Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood at 113 Baxter Street/109 Mulberry Street, New York. It will be a votive Mass of San Gennaro with a commemoration of the Ember Day.   The Society continues its annual September "Italian Heritage"...

Madonna Mia! Sophia Loren seduced St. George on Saturday night

Madonna Mia! Sophia Loren seduced St. George on Saturday night

If this were Naples, it would be champagne," purred Sophia Loren, gesturing to the glass of water by her blue velvet wingback chair.   Before she even took the stage, the evening's moderator, veteran show biz journalist Bill Harris, warned the crowd Saturday night at the historic St. George Theatre: "You're getting ready to see one of the most beautiful women in...

Italian love affair: Food, wine, cars & more this month on Staten Island

Italian love affair: Food, wine, cars & more this month on Staten Island

Is Sophia Loren to blame for this? First, St. George scored a date with the eternally bella Queen of Italian cinema — even at 81 she's still got it — and now the entire borough's love affair with authentic Italian culture is reignited.   Coincidence? Perhaps. But check out this pair of upcoming events at Mount Loretto and Casa Belvedere: Catholic Charities of Staten...

Gola Osteria's takeout menu is a cheesy extravaganza

Gola Osteria's takeout menu is a cheesy extravaganza

Toasty Italian sandwiches and cheesy pasta drenched in Sunday sauce — welcome to Gola Osteria's takeout menu. Ithaca Voice Dining visited Gola for a taste of Italian-American comfort foods like meatball subs and baked fusilli. For folks missing classics that used to be prepared at Centini's Coddington Restaurant on South Hill, look no further than the Quarry Arms building. The pizza burger...

10 Corso Como to open in New York

10 Corso Como to open in New York

The concept store will open in June 2017 in the Seaport District. The storied Milan retailer 10 Corso Como is coming to New York. In an agreement with real estate group The Howard Hughes Corporation, the store founded by Carla Sozzani will open a unit in the Seaport District in June 2017. Covering about 13,000 square feet and designed by American artist...

Frank Barbaro, legislator and judge, remembered

Frank Barbaro, legislator and judge, remembered

Frank Barbaro, a champion of the working class who rose from longshoreman on the Brooklyn docks to progressive state legislator to state Supreme Court judge, died surrounded by family members at home Sunday, Sept. 4, of congestive heart failure. He was 88. The 6-foot-4, barrel-chested son of Italian immigrants never stopped fighting against powerful forces on behalf of poor, exploited people...

San Gennaro in NYC: A peek into the festival's past

San Gennaro in NYC: A peek into the festival's past

By Meghan Giannotta  When you think of Little Italy's San Gennaro festival, Italian eats instantly come to mind. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the event that brings more than 1 million tourists and locals to Manhattan, craving cannolis. But when the Society of San Gennaro first took to the streets in 1926, the group had something different in mind.   The religious...

Meatballs on the menu for Italian earthquake relief

Meatballs on the menu for Italian earthquake relief

by Kimberly M. Aquilina   Mama mia! Hungry New Yorkers raising money for victims of the Italian earthquake plan to break the Guinness Book World Record by throwing back more than 29 meatballs in one minute.   No word on whether the meatballs will be "on top of spaghetti all covered in cheese" as the song goes, but on Tuesday, New York State Assemblyman...

New York Supreme Court justice to speak at SUNY Canton for Constitution Day

New York Supreme Court justice to speak at SUNY Canton for Constitution Day

SUNY Canton and the Office of the St. Lawrence County Attorney will be hosting New York State Supreme Court Justice Vito C. Caruso for its Constitution Day celebration. Mr. Caruso will be presenting "The Constitution, its Origins — and its Future" at 1 p.m. Friday in the Richard W. Miller Campus Center's Kingston Theater. The event is free to the public...

Italian Playwrights Project

Italian Playwrights Project

Quando: Mercoledì 21 Set 2016 dalle 18:30 alle 20:30 Dove: Italian Cultural Institute of New York, 686 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021 Organizzato da: Istituto Italiano di Cultura di New York - Ingresso: Libero   Fausto Paravidino, ospite della prima edizione di Italian Playwright Project, torna a New York per iniziare il percorso di scrittura di una nuova piece che verrà messa in scena nella...

culinary-institute-of-america-launches-italian-cuisines-concentrationFuture chefs and food business leaders studying at The Culinary Institute of America can now immerse themselves in an academic concentration in Italian cuisines and culture that includes a 15-week study...
italian-opera-a-reflection-of-lifeGaribaldi-Meucci Museum - 420 Tompkins Avenue - Staten Island, NY 10305. Wednesday afternoons, 1:30 p.m., October 12 to November 16, 2016. Lou Barrella: The Joy of Italian Opera. A...
design-plans-for-renovation-of-bensonhurst-s-lt-joseph-petrosino-park-releasedBy Anna Spivak Design plans for the $4.5 million rehabilitation and reconstruction of Bensonhurst's Lt. Joseph Petrosino Park, 71st Street and 16th Avenue, have been officially released.   A plan...
inside-pietro-nolita-the-all-pink-restaurant-from-two-fashion-world-veteransby Serena Dai Chances are, you've already spotted new casual Italian restaurant Pietro Nolita on social media even though it's not fully open yet. It is striking because it is all pink. Everything — the...
ilica-to-honor-noiaw-with-women-of-the-year-awardThe Italian Language Inter-Cultural Alliance (ILICA) will honor our organization with the Women of the Year award at its 12th Annual Cultural Event and Gala Dinner on October 29, 2016. The event begins at...

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