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Though the pandemic has prevented live participation in Casa Belvedere’s classes and program offerings over the last several months, it didn’t stop the cultural foundation from sharing Italian arts and culture with the community on a virtual basis. In late summer when the foundation was able to resume outdoor programs, protocol related to proper so...

Columbus Day is just over three weeks away, and Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh says this may be the year the city decides on concrete action to take with the controversial Christopher Columbus statue downtown. "I've indicated the status quo at Columbus Circle is not acceptable so change is going to come," said Walsh. In June, the city announced the forma...

Wednesday, September 30, 5pm EDT. Gianfranco Angelucci: “Federico Fellini: maestro di cinema e di verità” (subtitles in English). Host, Uff. Mico Delianova Licastro. Please click here to register for webinar.  Gianfranco Angelucci is a writer, director, Academy teacher, who collaborated with Fellini on the film Interview (1987); it won a Special Ju...

Oct 1 at 7pm EDT. Presented by Mark Hehl. FREE. Click here for more info & to register. Like many Italian Americans, Mark Hehl grew up with a foot in two worlds. At home, his mother maintained many rich southern Italian traditions. In school, and on the streets of Brooklyn, he was American. After writing his second book An Immigrant’s Dilemma, Lega...

  The National Columbus Education Foundation has condemned the alleged theft of a Christopher Columbus statue belonging to an elderly Upper West Side, New York City, resident. According to a recent New York Post article, the purported incident took place in late June at a co-op on Riverside Drive owned by 91-year-old John Cartafalsa, who had placed...

Rev. Vincent Capodanno served both his country and as a member of the clergy. On Sept. 4, 1967 -- 53 years ago -- he died in action while ministering to wounded Marines on the battlefield during the Vietnam War. Father Capodanno spent time as a Maryknoll Missionary, a Catholic priest and U.S. Navy Chaplain. Born on Feb. 13, 1929, on Staten Island,...

Since we couldn't have our Annual Feast of Mother Cabrini this year, we decided to help out our community with our first "P B & J FREE Lunch giveaway" on Saturday September 12th, 2020 at the River of Life Full Gospel Church in Bay Shore, NY. With the help of our amazing team of Lodge Volunteers, we made 500 FREE lunch bags filled with lots of love,...

A Mt. Sinai doctor, Sean Morrison, has been charged with petit larceny after he allegedly destroyed his elderly’s neighbor’s Christopher Columbus statue, the New York Post reports. As John Cartafalsa, 91, walked into his New York City apartment building lobby in late June, after spending months hunkered down in Florida due to the pandemic, he happe...

Each year, the Board of Directors of the Italian Heritage Committee of New York, Inc. (IHCC-NY, Inc.) selects a new theme and then proceeds to create a theme poster and publish its “Calendar of Events” for the annual month-long celebration in October. We encourage you to discover your heritage with programs that celebrate any facets of the theme as...

On September 5, retired detective Angelo Capobianco passed at 90 years of age. He was the last survivor of his immediate family. Cappy was born of Italian immigrants in 1930 and raised in Glen Cove’s “Little Italy”, The Orchard. After attending St. Patrick’s Elementary School he graduated from Glen Cove High School, Class of 1948. Heeding the call...

Patchogue’s annual Italian heritage celebration — the Saint Liberata Festival — is getting a new look this year. On Sunday, Sept. 13, the Saint Liberata Festival will be highlighted at Patchogue’s weekly Sundays in the Streets event. The Patchogue-Medford Library will be also offer online programing and Italian heritage activities. David Kennedy, e...

For the first time in its 36 year history, Watertown’s Italian American Civic Association is unable to hold its annual Bravo Italiano Festival because of COVID-19. However, the group is making sure people can still enjoy the festival’s main draw - the Italian food. Association members are gearing up for Bravo to Go this Saturday. They’ll be selli...