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The IHCC-NY, Inc., joined by the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute and the Società Dante Alighieri NYC, Inc., is happy to present the following program to commemorate the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death. For additional information about the lectures, please go to the Calandra website. Wednesday, October 20, 6:00 PM “'The Joy You Have b...

The Italian Cultural Institute of New York will participate in the 21st week of the Italian language in the world from October 18-24, 2021. The title of this special week is “Dante, the Italian language” and ad-hoc events will be viewable on stanzeitaliane.it. On September 25, 2021, “The sound of Dante” – a project carried out by Mariateresa Sartor...

Mike Cutillo remembers exactly when he caught the journalism bug: Mr. McKee’s seventh-grade English class at Durgee Junior High School. “We could write anything we wanted to, but it had to be in the style of a Greek myth,” Cutillo recalled. Cutillo penned a fantasy football tale of the Minnesota Vikings facing off against the Dallas Cowboys. Mr. Mc...

When: Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 7 pm - Where: Casa Belvedere – The Italian Cultural Foundation Homer, Dante and Shakespeare are considered giants of world literature. Of all three, however, Dante’s Divine Comedy is considered one of the greatest literary masterpieces of all time. In this lecture, Professor Louis Leonini will defend this critique as he ta...

When: 10/05 Tuesday 7 pm - Where: Casa Belvedere – The Italian Cultural Foundation What: A Reading/Performance by Joanna Clapps Herman and Michela Musolino, facilitated by Maria Giura In her book When I Am Italian, Joanna Clapps Herman raises the question: To what extent can a person born outside of Italy be considered Italian? The granddaughter of...

Philip Caruso, an NYPD beat cop who rose to lead the city’s largest police union during a time of intense contract negotiations and fiscal problems in the 1980s, has died. The Aug. 8 death of Caruso, 86, of Sayville, received scant publicity and surprised some of his former colleagues and associates who were told in recent days of his passing. Acco...

When you think of an Italian neighborhood in New York City, you probably get an image of Manhattan's Little Italy in your mind. You may even think of Bensonhurst in Brooklyn or Arthur Ave. in the Belmont section of the Bronx. Unfortunately, these communities are no longer predominantly Italian. The Rossville section of Staten Island is the biggest...

October is Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month. The month-long celebration recognizes the many contributions and achievements of Italian-Americans in the U.S. According to National Today, "Over 26 million Americans of Italian descent currently reside in the U.S. — making up America's seventh largest ethnic group." New York Public Library's,...

The legacy of Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) was commemorated on September 14, the date in 1321 of his death, with two major events in New York, continuing the celebrations of Dante 700. The sun shone brightly on Dante’s image at Lincoln Center in New York City for the rededication of the conserved larger-than-life-sized bronze sculpture by Ettore Xim...

On view on: Stanze Italiane. A new series of video conversations conceived by Vincenzo Pascale and filmed in front of the cozy fireplace (‘Caminetto’) of the Italian Cultural Institute, with nine prominent guests from the academic world ranging from Science, Economics, Tourism and the New York Philanthropy. Each of these scholars, that is well know...

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Cristina Fontanelli in A Tree Grows In Brooklyn Two on October 12, 2021 at 7:00pm. Back by popular demand, award-winning singer/award-winning Actor/PBS-TV host Cristina Fontanelli returns to Feinsteins/54 Below in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Two. This Feinstein's regular, Boston Pops soloist, PBS-...

In 2015, as Nick Ranieri tended his 100-by-100-foot garden in Mattituck, growing a veritable bounty that included artichokes, plum tomatoes, Swiss chard and fava beans, and grafting his own fruit trees — apple, peach, chestnut and others — the now-82-year-old Italian immigrant had no idea that a woman in Pittsburgh was on a mission to find and inst...