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Sunday, May 16 | 6:00PM | Online Lecture. Dante in Boston Museums. Lecture presented by Danielle Carrabino Ph.D - Smith College Museum of Art. Online: www.events.dantemass.org RSVP Here. Boston is a city full of artistic treasures. In honor of the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri's death, we will explore key works of art in Boston Museums relat...

Due to updated pandemic restrictions in Italy, this event has been postponed to Thursday, May 27 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm EDT. Free event In Venice Italy, the "fórcola" (in English, oarlock) is as much a critical part of the Venetian Gondola as it is a cultural symbol. Today there are only five remaining artisans who know how to hand-carve these...

The New York Times, in 2001, devoted an article to aspects of society in Connecticut, a state on the east coast of the United States, where the influence of Italian Americans has been very strong, according to the prestigious newspaper. Political, economic, religious, sports, professional, etc. For the 2000 census, Connecticut was actually the seco...

It’s the aromas of the Mediterranean, the taste of homemade pasta, and the love of her Italian heritage, that has led Martha Napoli to share her passion with a circle of people in her community. Circolo Italiano, a new Italian conversation group, meets on the last Saturday of each month, via Zoom, at 11 a.m., and is hosted by the Bigelow Free Publi...

Could South Medford receive a historic district designation focusing on its Italian-American heritage? It's something two Medford officials are proposing. City Council President Richard Caraviello and Vice President Adam Knight on April 13 introduced a proposal for the Historic District Commission to study the idea. “South Medford was a very vibran...

In this episode of the Atlas Obscura podcast, we visit a graveyard in the “Granite Capital of the World” that pays tribute to the stone cutters and artisans who are buried amongst the sculptures they created. Our podcast is an audio guide to the world’s wondrous, awe-inspiring, strange places. In under 15 minutes, we’ll take you to an incredible si...

Farmington UNICO DELIVERED 702 pounds of pasta and sauce to the Farmington Food Pantry . Farmington UNICO, founded in 1970, is a Chapter of UNICO National, the largest Italian-American service organization in the United States. Farmington UNICO members dropped off their donations of pasta and sauce at Franklin Jewelers and Farmington Jewelers. Geno...

Regardless of which side they were on, the one thing most people who spoke up at Monday's Select Board discussion of the replacement of Columbus Day could agree on was that it was a difficult and often painful decision. In the end, the board sided 4-1 with the voters who on March 2 supported a non-binding resolution changing the second Monday in Oc...

After the last blog post, I was reminded of another amazing place that I have visited about five years ago during Lent that was also a message of peace. After Easter dinner, I dug up some old photos from my visit to Saint Margaret’s shrine in Bridgeport, Connecticut. There was a significant Italian enclave surrounding Saint Raphael church in downto...

Maria Tamburri, Chair of the National Organization of Italian American Women announced that Patricia “Pat” Tinto, a long-term Connecticut Region member, has been named President of NOIAW’s National Board of Directors. The daughter of Italian immigrants and first-generation college graduate, Pat has served as the President of NOIAW’s Connecticut Reg...

Frank Stella's name means star in Italian, and for decades that was the problem, the reason he stopped making them. "When I started out, I didn't really want to hear about, 'My name was Stella and I made a shape painting of a star.'" But then, computer design technology came along, and 3-D printing. Suddenly the star had possibilities. "It's pretty...

A year from now, a new monument surrounded by four panels that trace the story of Italian immigration to the city starting in the late 19th century should be in place as a unified reflection on their contributions to New Haven. “We have learned so much about ourselves and each other,” William Iovanne Jr., chairman of the large Wooster Square Monume...