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Vico Magistretti was one of the most prolific industrial designers of his generation. His pieces, from lamps to chairs, to sofas and kitchens, grace homes and offices around the world. And he was not just a designer, but also a highly influential architect and a generous teacher. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Magistretti’s birth, and...

Friday, March 6, 2020. 5.30 pm - 7 pm Light Snack (Appetizers & beverages), Networking, and Presentation. History of the Italian Immigration Museum - 1834 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19148. The event is $15 for all Filitalia members and $20 for non members. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online.‌Join Angela Cacciarru and...

Thursday March 26 | 5:30pm. Milton & Betty Katz JCC, 501 N Jerome Ave., Margate, NJ 08402. A delicious Kosher Italian Pasta Meal and presentation by Eleanor Foa, author of Mixed Messages: Reflections on an Italian Jewish Family and Exile. In post-World War II America, who ever heard of an Italian Jew? Author, Eleanor Foa born in Italy raised in Ame...

The Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick’s annual dinner will have a little Italian flair this year. Former Pittston Area and Penn State star Jimmy Cefalo will serve as keynote speaker for the event, set for March 17th at the Woodlands Inn and Resort. Tickets can be purchased through any member of the organization or can be bought at the P...

Wednesday, February 26, 2020. 9 am - 11 am Light Breakfast (coffee & cookies), Networking, and Presentation. History of the Italian Immigration Museum - 1834 E. Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19148. The event is $10 for all Filitalia members and $15 for non members. RSVP is required (limited seating), so please reserve your ticket online. Join...

The Plainfields' Chapter of UNICO was joined by UNICO District X Governor Anthony Bengivenga in swearing in Joe Belardo, a Vietnam veteran and recipient of many honors not only for his heroic work during the war, but also for his volunteer work for countless veteran organizations.  Joe Belardo won the 2019 Lou DeFillipo Armed Services Freedom Award...

The Italian American Police Society of New Jersey is proud to announce that it will honor John Gunnello as the 2020 Man of the Year. Born and raised in Newark, John Gunnello came from a hard working, modest, blue collar family. Johns father, Edward Gunnello was a lifelong employee for the City of Newark, who worked endless hours to earn an honest p...

Some of author Michael DeMarco's fondest childhood memories are of sitting at the kitchen table at his grandparents' Erie home and listening to their stories of their ancestral roots in Italy. His grandparents emigrated to the U.S. in the early 1920s from Montenero Val Cocchiara, a secluded village nestled in the central Apennine Mountains in south...

Florence is home to great masters of Italian Renaissance art such as Botticelli, Donatello, Leonardo and Michelangelo but few people know that the city nourished women artists as well. Through the joint efforts of Italian museums such as the Uffizi and the US organization Advancing Women Artists, these often-forgotten women are now being rediscover...

An Episcopal congregation in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has unveiled a restored 500-year-old painting of Mary and Jesus, which had been in the parish’s possession for more than a century but only recently was revealed to be a rare work by an Italian artist from the Renaissance period. Christopher Daly, an art historian from Baltimore, Maryland, had b...

The Italian American Police Society of New Jersey is proud to announce that it will honor Denise Dalessandro as it’s 2020 Woman of the Year. Dalessandro, who serves as the Hudson County Director of Roads & Public Property has deep roots in the Italian American community of Hudson County. Dalessandro has been the Woman of the Year of the Jersey City...

The Italian American Police Society of New Jersey is proud to announce that it will honor Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo as its 2020 Law Enforcement Executive of the Year. Ruotolo, was sworn in as acting Union County Prosecutor on July 18, 2019. Before her current appointment, Ruotolo had joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office (USAO) in Septemb...