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Melodico is a short documentary chronicling the story of Tony Maiorino, a modern day Italian immigrant living in the Bronx's Little Italy. Tony Maiorino is a barber and an aspiring singer who lives and works out of the Bronx's Little Italy neighborhood. Though the narrative of the documentary is ostensibly about Maiorino's quest for some recogniti...

Hasted Kraeutler announces The Infinite City, by Paolo Ventura, running through June 22, 2013.   Paolo Ventura's Infinite City, is composed of sets of unique hand painted, 4" x 5" photographs. The works are groups of either 5 or 10 images, all framed individually, hung together to create a skyline of an imagined city. Inspiration for the inf...

This proposed book, Identity, Culture, and Communication among Italian Americans, aims to bring together essays on the diverse ways in which Italian Americans communicate their identities in various locations around the United States. There is no single volume in print that provides accounts of these communities and the regional differences in thei...

By Carol Ann Benanti   The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, Staten Island's historic Italian landmark — the age-old Gothic Revival-style house located at 420 Tompkins Ave. in Rosebank — will be featured on the Travel Channel's "Mysteries at the Museum" Thursday at 9 p.m.   According to Carol Berardi, event coordinator at the cultural center,...

Our readers are cordially invited to attend a reading of Dennis Loiacono's play, "The Innocence of Maria" on Thursday, April 3rd at the Italian American Museum. The play tells the story of Maria Barbella who was the first woman sentenced to die in the electric chair. About the play:On April 26, 1895 an Italian immigrant from the Lower East Side of...

by Anthony J. Tamburri   The author in conversation with: Josephine Hendin, NYU and Martino Marazzi, University of Milan This book is divided into three sections. The first section deals with the general situation of Italian/American literature and its reception both in the United States and in Italy. It also discusses other socia...

MAY 08, 2015 (06:00 PM)Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò - 24 West 12th Street - New York, NY 10011 Presented as part of The Literary Mews - a festival within the PEN World Voices Festival. Award-winning translator Ann Goldstein (The New Yorker) and NYU professor Rebecca Falkoff will discuss the anonymous Italian author, whose devastatingly h...

The 14th annual Italian Festival will be held beginning at 9 a.m. Aug. 9, at Molinaro's Ristorante Pizzeria Caffe', 90 Walnut St. Some of the festivities planned for the event include a spaghetti eating contest, wine tasting contest, secret sauce contest, activities and games for children, live entertainment, delicious food from local vendors,...

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015 Hours: 6pm Venue: Italian Cultural Institute of New York Organized by: ICI Reserve   Over the course of his 50- year career, Alberto Burri developed his artistic path in series, most of which were defined after a dominant material or process: Catrami (tars), Sacchi (sacks), Combustioni (combustions), Leg...

WHERE: @ Cornelia St. Café @ 29 Cornelia St. off Bleecker WHEN: Saturday, November 12, 2016 @ 5:45 – 7:45 pm   The Italian American Writers Association is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. Since 1991, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series every 2nd Saturday of the month. Readings begin with an Open Mic: IAWA-East is he...

Geraldine Ferraro, who earned her place in history as the first woman and first Italian-American to run on a major party presidential ticket died on the same day that Nancy Pelosi, the first woman and first Italian-American to be Speaker of the House was born, March 26.   In response to her passing in 2011, New York City public advocate Bill...

Chronicles of an American Journey 1961   Two striking documents retrace the artistic and professional fellowship between Lucio Fontana and Ezio Gribaudo. In the background, the metallic city of New York is the inspiration for new spatial concepts... In 1961 Lucio Fontana was fascinated by the New York atmosphere. He was there for an exhibit...