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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...

Thursday June 9 - 6:00pm. Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA) - 421 Broome Street, 4th floor, Manhattan, NY. Admission: $10/ $5 CIMA Members and Students. Contact: 646-370-3596. https://www.italianmodernart.org/ A screening of Giuliano Montaldo's Sacco e Vanzetti surrounded by works of Italian Modern art! The tenth and final film in our Staging In...

The Italian nationalist Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807–1882) was memorialized with a bronze statue in Washington Square Park in New York City in 1888. With statues a subject of recent controversy, especially as Columbus Day approaches yet again, the historical context behind this surprising statue of Garibaldi is worth digging into. The mid-nineteenth ce...

When: Friday, June 03, 2022 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Istituto Italiano di Cultura - NY - Entrance : Free Italian sculptor Eliseo Mattiacci (1940–2019) is known for his contributions to the Arte Povera and Minimalism movements in postwar Italy. This lavishly illustrated publication is the first to focus on Mattiacci's years in Rome from the...

They might be tall and Italian like Bill de Blasio, but Big Apple monuments honoring Christopher Columbus are no longer getting round-the-clock police protection like the former mayor. The NYPD has quietly stopped its years-long practice of providing 24/7 bodyguard service for bronze sculptures in Manhattan’s Columbus Circle and Central Park honori...

Monday, June 06 2022. 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. 25 W 43rd St Suite 1700, New York, NY. Alyssa J. Maldonado-Estrada (Kalamazoo College). Every Saturday, a group of men can be found in the basement of the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, busily measuring, hammering, and paintin...

Commendatore Aldo Mancusi was the founder, curator and President of the Enrico Caruso Museum of America. He dedicated much of his life to enlightening us to the wonder of Enrico Caruso and in doing has kept alive the voice and life of the greatest tenor in the world. Aldo’s ability and desire to share his passion for Caruso came from the love he ex...

The founder of Rochester's Little Italy Neighborhood in the Lyell Avenue corridor was recently contacted by an Italian American design engineer named Gabrio Marchetti. Mr. Marchetti is currently working on a project in Russia for a Dubai entrepreneur, and requested permission to reproduce Rochester Little Italy's famous wall mural of Italian Americ...