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On Columbus Day, a day of major significance to many in the Italian American community, The Italian American Political Action Committee strongly endorsed NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, citing his work in furthering the achievements of Italian Americans. Tom DiNapoli, the first Italian American to serve as NYS Comptroller, was named a Knight of t...

Concert Program- Oh Que Sarà (Chico Buarque)- Nobody Else But Me (Jerome Kern)- Waltz For Ruth( Charlie Haden)- Wrong Together(Steve Swallow)- Piazza ( Giovanni Mazzarino)- Moonlight Serenade( Glen Miller)   Giovanni Mazzarino was born on May 26, 1965. He has been playing jazz since 1980. 
He's considered one of the most important Italian ja...

By Giovanni di Napoli "While he worships the heroic his sympathies are with those whom life has maimed and oppressed." — John MayMeeting friends for Sunday dinner in Manhattan over the weekend, I stumbled across an interesting facade at 231 East 14th Street half-hidden behind some trees and the building's fire escape. Unsure of its history, I snap...

by Scott Willis & A.J. Abell The summer festival season continues this weekend in downtown Syracuse. The 17th annual Italian heritage celebration kicked off Friday morning and continues through Sunday. Festival president Ginny Lostumbo says along with all the food and festivities, every year they try to add an educational element to the feast....

Join Us For a Night of Poetry & Music at Casa Belvedere, Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue - Staten Island, NY 10301. T. 718-273-7660. E. info@casa-belvedere.org www.casa-belvedere.org   A New Life with Bianca. by Frank...

You are cordially invited to attend a book signing and live performance by award-winning Italian classical-crossover tenor, Michéal Castaldo at the Italian American Museum on Thursday, November 19th. Castaldo will present his first Christmas Music Folio, entitled Extravergine: A Mediterranean Christmas Folio, (in Italian, Natale nel Mediterraneo)....

Joan F. Mangones, a highly respected attorney and passionate advocate for legal rights, a former St. George resident who served as a staff attorney for and then head of the Staten Island office of the Legal Aid Society's Civil Division, died Nov. 18 in Cheshire Medical Center, Keene, N.H.   Born Joan File in Grumo Appula, Italy, she immigrat...

Earlier this month, Italian architect Piero Lissoni took home the top prize in a competition to design an aquarium positioned on the waterfront in Queens, New York. Lissoni took the commission one step further: planning to install the aquarium not on the waterfront, but in the water itself. He conceived Aquatrium, as the project is called, as an el...

Loggia Glen Cove No. 1016, Order Sons of Italy in America recently recognized scholarship, Dante Medal and community service awards at its membership meeting. There were several 2016 New York State Grand Lodge Foundation Scholarship recipients. Kevin Grande received the Angelo & Kathryn Grande Scholarship in Memory of Rose and Frank Della...

New York Italians is happy to offer our members a dual membership with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF). Members will benefit from a New York Italians membership as well as an associate level NIAF Membership.   NIAF/NYI Membership Card (with pertaining member benefits)NIAF/NYI Monthly Member Newsletter (separate)Yearlong subsc...

The Italian American Writers Association presents its Second Saturday Literary Reading (www.iawa.net). For 23 years, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series. The readings are now held at two venues: Cornelia Street Café on odd months (Sept, Nov) and Sidewalk Café on even months (Aug, Oct, Dec.)   Our next reading will tak...

A Night of Italian Opera," sponsored by The Scarsdale Woman's Club and The Westchester Italian Cultural Center, will be presented on Friday, November 14, at 7 p.m. at the Club located at 37 Drake Road, Scarsdale.   The concert will feature arias from the operas La Bohème, I Pagliacci, Madama Butterfly, Le Nozze di Figaro, and Aida by artists...