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Wednesday December 9 at 7pm EST. Organized by the Westchester Italian Cultural Center. Click here for more info & to register. Presented by Christine Contrada. $10. Columbus Day in 2020 was a very different affair for New Yorkers. Overshadowed by a continuing pandemic, there was no parade. Instead, Governor Andrew Cuomo took the opportunity to unve...

Giving Tuesday is next week - and we are launching our campaign now! For the first 50 leadership donors of $500 and above that give or commit a pledge between now and December 1, we will be sending you a beautiful Biordi Imports ornament as a token of our appreciation. All Biordi Imports ornaments are Italian made and hand painted. Their popular Ra...

Bob Farina’s grandparents immigrated to the United States, leaving Sicily, Italy, by boat on June 14, 1913. They arrived in the country nearly one month later on July 1, 1913. Like millions of other immigrants at the time, they were greeted by the Statue of Liberty upon arriving in New York. Born into this hardworking family of New York Italian imm...

When: Friday, December 11, 2020 From 12:00 pm To 1:30 pm - Organized by : ICI - REGISTRATION REQUIRED Wallis Wilde-Menozzi in conversation with Jonathan Galassi will talk about her book: Mother Tongue, an American Life in Italy -a probing and poetic examination of language, food, faith, and family attachment in Italian life through the eyes of an A...

Billy Joel’s dedication to Long Island is no secret. The location seeps into his music regularly. After growing up mostly in Oyster Bay, Joel has owned property all over the island. Over the years, he had beachfront estates in Sagaponack, Sag Harbor, Oyster Bay, and Amagansett, to name a few. Since he’s so dedicated to staying on the island, it sho...

December 1st at 7:00 PM EST - Hosted by Westchester Italian Cultural Center - Presented by Toni McKeen. Christmas and the Italian culture... Two things we have come to love. Now put them together and you have a divine pairing! We will talk about many of the favorite Italian traditions that we celebrate during the holidays and how they came to be ce...

The NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs, Consulate General of Italy in New York, and Magazzino Italian Art  presented an outdoor screening of Francesco Simeti’s video work Unrelenting (2020) on  November 17, 2020, from 5 to 7 PM. The artwork was projected in largescale on the exterior of the Consulate building, visible on the southwest cor...

As the Columbus Monument Corporation Board was preparing for the 86th Annual Columbus Day Wreath Ceremony, our emotions were mixed with thoughts – negative and positive. We were happy to have our Italian American and Central New York communities share the celebration we have always cherished reflecting our heritage and the hard fought “battle” our...

Dear friends, we are pleased to report that we have topped off our new building and the new brick facade is being applied. Due to COVID-19 we have postponed all of our fundraising activities for the year including our annual Golf Classic and Ambasciatore Awards dinner. However, we ask that you be as generous as possible during this time of our Annu...

Today, Magazzino Italian Art announces plans to expand the museum campus in Cold Spring, NY, with the acquisition of 3.5 acres of additional land and creation of a new 13,000-square-foot pavilion for special exhibitions, and public and educational programs. Designed by Spanish architects Alberto Campo Baeza and Miguel Quismondo, the latter of whom...

To kick off the nationwide release of “Team Marco,” a family film shot entirely on Staten Island, the filmmakers will host a virtual event benefiting the St. George Theatre’s relief fund, which was established in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Boro Five will present the “Staten Island Celebration” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. T...

In July 2016, Lisa Giordano of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, arrived at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute’s midtown Manhattan offices bearing a cache of letters written in Italian. Earlier that same year, on a Saturday morning in March, she had come upon the letters strewn on the sidewalk in front of a brownstone on Degraw Street, betwee...