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Thursday, October 24. 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Columbus Citizen's Foundation, 8 East 69th Street, Manhattan, NY. Contact: RSVP by calling 212-642-2094. Seating is limited and RSVP highly recommended. For further information, see: www.calandrainstitute.org This "Town Hall" will deal with some of the more pressing issues Italian Americans must confront if we...

More than 100 Italian Americans spent the afternoon of Sept. 29 dancing at America Lodge No. 2245’s 49th annual scholarship Dinner Dance. The Lodge aims to preserve Italian culture and history. Every year, it grants several local students a college scholarship award, as well as five local students with an Italian Language Award. This year, Lodge me...

A long-awaited project is finally taking off. The city of Buffalo has been trying to sell the North Park Library, located at the corner of Delaware and Hertel, since it closed in 2006. Now the library will be converted into an Italian Cultural Center. "This was my library as a child. To see it back to community use as a meeting center, as an honor...

Today was a banner day for Fiorentina. News broke out of Mayor Nardella’s office that the city of Firenze would be selling the land known to Fiorentina fans as Mercafir to Rocco Commisso, ensuring the stadium would be built in a timely manner inside the city limits. It was reported that Federico Chiesa’s injury was not as severe as initially feared...

A Queens councilman recognized a longtime Astoria resident for his significant contributions to the Italian-American community. On Oct. 10, City Hall played host to “A Celebration of Italian Heritage” in observance of National Italian American Heritage Month, sponsored by Councilman Paul Vallone.  The councilman issued a New York City Council procl...

“Sono onorata ed emozionata di essere stata premiata dalla Federazione delle Associazioni della Campania negli Usa dinanzi a una sala piena di famiglie che vivono da anni in America con il cuore in Italia, cercando di mantenere forte il senso di appartenenza alla loro terra d’origine e di trasmetterlo ai più giovani. La loro tenacia, il ricordo di...

While some people may view Christopher Columbus in a negative light, one particular group sees him as a source of pride. Columbus is perceived as a very heroic figure for many Italians and Italian-Americans, who see Columbus Day as a chance to celebrate the pride they feel toward Columbus, and toward their culture. The Village of Endicott was large...

For former Auburn mayor Melina Carnicelli, being the honoree of this year’s Christopher Columbus Day dinner was “thrilling” for multiple reasons. The first and only female mayor of Auburn, who served in that position from 1996 to 2003, said early in the evening that she was excited to be recognized in her hometown for her heritage and as a woman in...

A sea of red, white and green took over Manhattan today. Tens of thousands of people marched up Fifth Avenue for the 75th annual Columbus Day Parade. The parade stepped off at 11:30 a.m. following a mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The Columbus Citizens Foundation organizes the event to pay tribute to Christopher Columbus and the contributions of c...

The annual Columbus Day parade kicked off in Huntington Sunday. The Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in America, Grand Lodge of New York marked the annual Columbus Day Parade in Huntington with a variety of musical performances. Spectators lined the parade route on Main Street to celebrate Italian heritage, culture and the contributions made by coun...

Festival-goers young and old enjoyed the opportunity to be Italian for a day Sunday at the Italian Festival on the Rondout Waterfront. "This is where everyone pretends to be Italian for a day," Frank Casciano, the festival's entertainment coordinator said. Italian blood or not, it's a time to celebrate life and food, he added.  Casciano said he exp...

Cari Amici, this year, AIAE is proud to present for the first time during the Columbus Parade, on Fifth Ave. The Andrea Doria Lifeboat #1 & Bell will be exhibited. The Italian passenger liner Andrea Doria was one of the first liners built in Genova after World War 2 and was the pride of the Italian ship building industry. On July 25th 1956 the Andr...