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In partnership with the Rizzoli bookstore and La Scuola d'Italia NYC, Soho’s Center For Italian Modern Art, presented their debut “Arts and Letters Awards,” highlighting student literary and artistic responses (drawing, poetry, essay and narrative) to CIMA’s current exhibition, Staging Injustice: Italian Art 1880-1917. Student work was evaluated by...

Hundreds gathered in Juniper Valley Park on Saturday, June 4, to celebrate the Italian national holiday, Republic Day, during the annual festival hosted by the Federation of Italo-Americana of Brooklyn and Queens. There was music, food and entertainment for all the guests at the Italian heritage festival in Middle Village. Christ the King marching...

Tuesday, June 14 at 7 pm. Celebrating all father figures in June, the Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere presents Author Lucy Antel Johnson and her book: This was Toscanini. The Maestro, My Father, and Me. In-person & virtual event. Casa Belvedere, The Italian Cultural Foundation. 79 Howard Ave., Staten Island, NY 10301. Register for Tos...

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church kicked off the Feast of St. Anthony Wednesday in the Bronx. Games, rides and entertainment were centered along East 187 St. in Belmont. The feast is meant to honor St. Anthony, a priest who preached spreading love and sharing with the less fortunate. "We always say this is the real Little Italy, the one in the Bronx. E...

Chatter about St. Anthony’s Festa — one of the most popular celebrations in the city — actually made it to the band waves of truckers sharing details about the fete on their CB radios. In fact, one volunteer for the 3-day festival is still connected — some 84 years later. Mary Pratico was just 10-years-old when she attended with her parents back th...

Multipli Forti is a first annual appointment to open the Contemporary Italian Literary Fiction Festival in New York City. It will take place over three days, June 6th to 8th, and in three different locations: the Italian Cultural Institute, the Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA), and the Rizzoli Bookstore, but many of the participants are writers...

The Yorktown Feast of San Gennaro faced an uncertain future when its organizer was caught on tape uttering an ethnic slur on Election Night 2021. The Town Board acted swiftly, severing ties with Tom Pomposello’s organization, CCM of Westchester, also citing concerns about the organization’s delay in filing taxes for three years. About seven months...

Tuesday, June 7 at 7 pm. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. A presentation by Francesco Bonavita, Ph. D. In-person and virtual options. Register for in-person here. Register for virtual here. The epithet “Rome, the eternal city” has always resonated in Francesco Bonavita ever since he was...

radition continues as the annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast of the Giglio returns to Brooklyn to delight families and kids of all ages. The two-week Italian festival will run July 6-17. The festival is marked by fun celebrations near the church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on North Eighth and Havemeyer Streets. The highlight of the feast is the...

A bejeweled tabernacle believed to be worth $2 million was stolen from a Brooklyn church by godless thieves who also decapitated statues of angels, cops and church officials said Sunday. The crooks used power tools to slice open a steel cabinet at St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church in Park Slope and swipe the “pure 18-karat gold tabernacle with je...

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $4,999 in grant monies from NYSCA and MANY Partnership Grants for capacity building. The museum is excited to be utilizing these funds to better it's programs and create a more enjoyable museum experience for it's visitors. The Museum Association of New York (MANY) in partn...

Former Bronx Assistant District Attorney Phil Foglia may have fought and won against many of NYC’s rogue gallery as a longtime prosecutor, but his legacy in Belmont’s Little Italy is one of a fighter for his fellow Italian Americans. Phil Foglia died in 2020 at the age of 69 due to complications from COVID-19, but now East 189th Street and Belmont...