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Poetry reading by Richard VeterePlease join us as Richard Vetere presents his newly published book of poetry, The Other Colors in a Snow Storm. Richard Vetere's poetry is built on a beautiful, spare language that keeps him always on point. At times, bracing and revealing, Vetere is also capable of infusing his poetry with a good dose of sober comed...

Don't miss out on the first lecture of the season! Learn Sicilian-Mparamu / lu Siciliano by Professor Cipolla. Friday, September 13, 2013 at 6:30pm Lecture presented by Professor Gaetano Cipolla who will also present his latest book Mparamu lu Siciliano. Professor Cipolla will provide a historical background on the Sicilian language as the f...

Verrà presentata domani a Napoli la Missione Internazionale 2013 che impegnerà l'ASMEF - Associazione Mezzogiorno E Futuro presieduta da Salvo Iavarone - a New York dal 10 al 17 ottobre in occasione del Columbus Day.   La missione, promossa nell'ambito della VIII edizione della rassegna "Giornate dell'Emigrazione", sarà anche occasione per p...

Celebratory corks were popped in the southern Italian town of Sant' Agata de' Goti to toast Italian-American Bill de Blasio's landslide victory in the Big Apple's mayoral race. De Blasio's maternal grandfather hailed from the town near Naples almost a century ago, and he still has cousins there today. Dozens of people gathered in the town's former...

Introduced by Peter Gelb, General manager, Metropolitan Opera with the participation of Esward Smaldone, Director, Aaron Copland school of music. Giulio Gatti-Casazza (1869-1940) who was born in Udine, Italy was the beneficiary of extensive education at major universities as well Genoa's Naval School of Engineering. He left the world of engineering...

The Altamura Center for the Arts, located on Winter Clove Road, has been a treasure trove of exciting and dynamic performances these past 15 years. And 2015 is no exception. The Center was founded by world renowned opera soprano, and her husband Leonard Altamura in 2000, with the purpose of promoting understanding among world people through the st...

The front-page article on the Agnoli family and their celebration of St. Mary's Feast brought back wonderful memories of my own and I'm sure resonated with many others in Rhode Island, a state with the highest percentage of Italian-Americans in the country. As a third generation Italian-American who grew up in Barrington, I would note that Holy An...

The Diocese of Brooklyn quietly filed plans on June 14 to go ahead with a "full demolition" of the historic, century-old Old Lady of Loreto Church at 126 Sackman St., city records show. Back in 2010, a similar plan to demolish the out-of-use church and replace it with an affordable-housing complex was met with a diverse parade of local opposit...

By Julie Sherwood A long list of individuals and organizations are joining together in a "Finger Lakes Salute" to honor outgoing state Sen. Mike Nozzolio, R-Fayette. The event will take place Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Smith Center for the Arts in downtown Geneva.   Nozzolio did not seek re-election and is retiring after 34 years in the Legi...

The Williamsville Central School District will continue talking about changing Columbus Day on its district calendar to Indigenous Peoples Day. Several speakers told the school board on Tuesday night the federal holiday allows Italian-Americans to celebrate their heritage and traditions.   "We are all in favor of celebrating with Native...

NEW YORK - «Nei suoi ottant'anni di vita, la chiesa di Santa Fortunata ha ospitato quattro grandi flussi migratori: prima gli anglosassoni, poi gli italiani e, negli ultimi trent'anni, gli spagnoli e gli afro-americani. Per ogni gruppo posso ricordare innumerevoli casi di discriminazione: dall'essere rifiutati in chiesa perché non parlavano l'ingle...

di Beatrice Bondi   Il 2 Giugno segna la nascita della Repubblica Italiana, e a New York per celebrare la nostra giornata nazionale sono in programma una serie di eventi, che spaziano dal cinema alla musica, dalla letteratura alle arti visive, organizzati dal Consolato Generale d'Italia insieme alle altre istituzioni italiane a New York (Ist...