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It isn’t entirely unheard of for siblings to find success separately in the spotlight; look at Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine, Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, or even Beyoncé and Solange Knowles. When it comes to talent making their way from overseas to find acclaim in the crowded U.S. film market, however, it’s a much smaller club. So, when the It...

Thursday, December 12th at 5:30 pm at the Morris Park Community Center at 1824 Bronxdale Avenue, The Bronx, NY 10462. Please Come and Bring Your Friends, You Don't Have To Be A Member To Attend! “Freedomland U.S.A.: The Definitive History” - Tale Of America’s History-Themed Park In The Bronx. Our featured author is Michael Virgintino, who wrote Fre...

Tuesday December 17th • 7:00 pm. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Come hungry & thirsty! Concession available with homemade food from our Cucina Colavita plus beer, wine & soft drinks. Cash & credit accepted. REGISTER ONLINE OR CALL 718-273-7660. Members: FREE. Non-Members: $10pp. Additio...

Potsdam schools will no longer celebrate Columbus Day. Instead, it will celebrate Indigenous People’s Day. It all started with Potsdam elementary students reading a book about Christopher Columbus. It's called “Encounter.” They learned new things. “I think it was a good book, because we've been learning the wrong history for a long, long time now...

Join us for an evening celebrating the publication of the second edition of the Segal Center’s IPP Italian Playwrights Project with a reading of Event Horizon by Elisa Casseri. The Segal Center collaborated again with Valeria Orani and Umanism NY (https://www.umanism.com/) to publish a volume with some of the innovative and engaging playwrights fro...

Casa Belvedere will unveil its annual display of “Il Presepio Della Solidarietà” — The FDNY 9/11/01 Solidarity Crèche — on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the Italian Cultural Center on Grymes Hill. The Il Presepio is gift of friendship and solidarity from the Naples, Italy Chamber of Commerce to the New York City Fire Department in honor of the v...

Monday 12/16/2019 - 6:30pm. Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 24 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011. Titian's Touch: Art, Magic and Philosophy (2019, Reaktion Books) by Maria H. Loh (CUNY). The author in conversation with Ara H. Merjian (NYU) and Jane Tylus (Yale). At the end of his long, prolific life, Titian was rumored to paint directly on the canvas wit...

Marilyn E. Saviola, who after childhood polio left her a quadriplegic spent much of her adult life advocating for people with disabilities, pushing for the removal of both the physical barriers and the attitudes that hinder people like her from fully participating in society, died on Nov. 23 at her home in Brooklyn. She was 74. Independence Care Sy...

Joe DiMartino is not in the business of waiting. The Charleston resident started inviting Staten Islanders to tour his impressive Christmas village of a home on Thanksgiving evening. DiMartino created the display in memory of his wife, Debra Ann, who fell victim to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack at the World Trade Center. Each year, he raises...

“Finding Forever: A 1970s Love Story” is a new book from the mind of Middle Village resident Anthony Sciarratta. He describes his book, published by Post Hill Press, as “the Italian version of ‘When Harry Met Sally.’” The main character, loosely based on himself, is a neurotic Italian American who falls in love with a quirky Broadway actress. He’s...

Friday December 6. 7:00 pm. Westchester Italian Cultural Institute, One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, NY. Admission: Members $20; Non-Members $25. Contact: 914-771-8700 http://www.wiccny.org This lecture will trace the development of technical and aesthetic excellence in Italian Renaissance painting by highlighting the works of Raphael Sanzio, the...

On 23 November 2019 members of the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St. George and the Comitati delle Due Sicilie had the honor of venerating St. Padre Pio’s relics at Immaculate Conception Church, in Tuckahoe, New York, originally founded in the parish in 1853 as the area’s second Catholic church. Graciously overseen by the Saint Pio Foundat...