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The Columbia University grad student stabbed to death near the Manhattan campus late Thursday was a soccer-loving Italian who came to the US eight years ago for school and loved living in New York, pals say. Davide Giri, 30, was knifed in the stomach in a random attack as he walked back to his Morningside Heights apartment after soccer practice wit...

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere invites the public to see its annual display of “Il Presepio Della Solidarietà,” the FDNY 9/11/01 Solidarity Crèche, beginning Friday, Dec. 10 when it will be displayed on Casa Belvedere’s front porch. The 18th century style handcrafted nativity scene was a gift of friendship and solidarity from t...

Little Italy in Endicott is kicking off their holiday season this Friday. The annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa Watch will start the season in conjunction with the Village’s Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting. George W Johnson Park will be open from 4 – 8pm so the public can enjoy free carousel rides and hot chocolate. There will also be a San...

The contentious debate between keeping controversial statues or removing them has reached a boiling point. In Syracuse, our discussion centers around a landmark of downtown, the Columbus Monument. A towering, 11-foot bronze statue of Christopher Columbus stands on top of a large pedestal. On both sides of the debate there are passionate opinions on...

Sotheby’s will offer Sandro Botticelli’s masterpiece The Man of Sorrows at a January auction in New York, where the painting of a resurrected Christ is expected to fetch more than US$40 million.  Created in the late 15th or early 16th century by the famed Renaissance artist, the work is set to star in an Old Masters week sale series, Sotheby’s anno...

At Colnaghi New York, audiences have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience rare and newly discovered masterworks by some of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance. The exhibition marks a rare occasion in which so many museum-quality works from that period come to the market at one time. Indeed, alongside Rovezzano and Antonio Lo...

Friday, December 10, 6-7pm EST. In Italian - Online & In-Person. Register here. NB: This event is in Italian. Collina Italiana - 1556 Third Avenue, Suite 603, New York, NY. We need proof of vaccination for in-person participants. For online participants, you will receive the Zoom link after registering. The first impression anyone has when looking...

Professor, writer, activist and citizen are just a few of the words that Blank Slate Media columnist Michael D’Innocenzo used to describe himself. Father, brother, husband, friend, columnist and coach are some that others will use in keeping his memory alive after his death on Thursday at 86. D’Innocenzo’s long list of accomplishments started with...

Saturday, November 27, 2021. The ceremony will begin at 4:00 PM and the tree will be lit at 5:30 PM at Ciccarone Park at the intersection of East 188th Street and Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. The Belmont BID’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony will be open to the public, featuring festive entertainment including carolers, an appearance by Santa...

When stains had to be cleaned from a mosaic that once decorated a lavish pleasure vessel from the first century, they were not remnants from the debauched revelries that the murderous and sex-crazed Roman Emperor Caligula used to hold on the ship. Instead, they were vestiges of modern, everyday life from a New York City apartment almost 2,000 years...

Wednesday, December 1, 6pm. On Zoom. “He (Dante) Showed How Powerful Language (Our Language) Could Be”. Luigi Ballerini, UCLA, Emeritus. Register in advance for this Zoom webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_T58XXJ97RWCQY7w90UekZg.  An invitation to reflect on Dante’s divine obsession with language, poetry and the making of meaning....

On November 14, the new Governor of New York Kathy Hochul, decided to eliminate the state’s Director of Italian American Affairs position. It just so happens that the director was one Dolores Alfieri Taranto, co-founder of the Italian American Podcast. What began with the Governor’s intention to eliminate the position as a whole has caused an unpre...