The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce that, as of last week, the Chapel of the Holy Shroud in Turin has reopened after two years of restoration. NIAF, with the support of its members and donors, contributed $30,000 (€27,000) to the chapel’s restoration project in 2016. A NIAF delegation visited the chapel in June 20...

Oftentimes, Italian or Italian American associations at the center of a community in one of the many American cities are led by exceptional Italian American men or women who have gained over the years the experience necessary to preside over a community that recognizes itself in loving and celebrating Italy. They are sometimes white-haired leaders...

La professoressa Alessandra Albertini, direttrice dal 2012 del dipartimento di Biologia e biotecnologie “Spallanzani” di Pavia, è andata in pensione il primo gennaio di quest’anno, donando all’università 250mila euro da utilizzare entro il 2023 per cofinanziare posizioni di ricercatori a tempo determinato junior e di assegnisti di ricerca del dipar...

To her legions of fans, public television personality Lidia Matticchio Bastianich is the smiling face and comforting voice of regional Italian cooking. Watching the energetic grandmother on her show Lidia’s Kitchen; visiting her restaurants in New York City, Kansas City, Mo., and Pittsburgh, Pa.; the Eataly markets in New York, Chicago, Boston, and...

The American Society of Friends of Teatro alla Scala presented a piano recital in Greenwich earlier this month featuring pianist Stefano Miceli in a program of works by Liszt, Beethoven, Gomes and Rachmaninoff.  The fundraising event was chaired by Deborah Hamilton of Greenwich, who is a trustee of the Friends, a nonprofit that supports the Teatro...

It’s Joseph Spremulli’s most favorite day of the year. It’s equally the same for his wife Eleanor, who like her husband enjoys helping people in need, no matter what the season or reason. So Sunday, the Spremulli’s met their long-time friend William “Bill” Costantino of Columbus Doors as well as Our Lady of Grace’s Pastor Rev. Peter J. Gower for an...

As a font of indelible folk characters, Christmas beats all other holidays: Santa, Rudolph, Tiny Tim, the Grinch, David Sedaris, you name it. In the Charleston section of Staten Island, there is also a retired Pepsi foreman named Joseph DiMartino, who in 2002 — the year after his wife, Debra Ann, was killed in the World Trade Center attack — began...

For international residents spending Christmas in Italy, the festive period can be a lonely time, far away from friends and family. But as the saying goes, Christmas is a time for giving – and giving your time to others in need will not only be gratefully received but will make any foreigner feel more connected to their community in Italy. You’ll p...

The Tri-State Italian-American Congress held its annual scholarship award prayer service at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Williamsburg Nov. 29. The Tri-State Italian-American Congress is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide educational opportunities for Italian-American children, to support organizations and charities benefiti...

La San Marzano, the makers of premium tomato sauces and canned tomato products, kicked off their first volunteer day in the United States at St. John's Soup Kitchen. Delicious pasta sauce and kind smiles were served up on December 5, 2018 as volunteers gave back to the local Newark community. Knowing that close to one million people in New Jersey a...