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The Italian Heritage and Culture Committee-NY, inc. in cooperation with the Consulate General of Italy in New York cordially invites you to the 2021 Leonardo da Vinci Award Ceremony presented to Prof. Luigi Ballerini - award winning poet, essayist, translator, and curator. Friday, October 8, 2021, 6:00 pm. Reception to follow. Consulate General of...

Raise the trumpets and beat the drums. The 39th annual Brooklyn Columbus Parade, which is sponsored by the Federation of Italian American Organizations, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 9. It will likely be on a smaller scale due to the lingering effects of the coronavirus and the difficulty securing participation by some schools and bands. This y...

Following an historic year, 2020, the Saint Rocco Society was able to again continue its undisturbed tradition of Mass and procession for Saint Rocco in Little Italy, NYC. The Saint Rocco Society of Potenza diligently worked to ensure that their faith and tradition could continue despite a torrential downpour throughout the entire procession. A glo...

A Celebration of the De Cenza Mystery Series, by Arthur Cola. This Friday at 6:00 PM EDT - Columbus Citizens Foundation | 8 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021. Columbus Citizens Foundation and the Italian American Museum of New York City are sponsoring a celebration of the De Cenza Murder Mystery series by author Arthur Cola. The event will be ta...

The American Italian Heritage Museum sits inside an old church building on Central Avenue in Colonie. Much like the people it represents, the building has blended into the scenery while still having a distinct identity of its own. The credit for this goes to Philip DiNovo. A retired professor from SUNY Morrisville, he felt the need to record and pr...

Last year, Mayor Ben Walsh announced changes were coming to Columbus Circle with some criticism and some support. On Wednesday, Walsh talked about the future of the statue and the circle, saying the Heritage Park project is still in the works, and they're still collecting community input for what should go in the park. That will continue until the...

At lunchtime Friday, the smell of Italian cuisine will begin wafting inside City Hall. It will be a welcome reminder that Festa Italiana returns to the intersection of Washington and Montgomery streets this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Festa is one of Syracuse’s most loved cultural festivals. I am excited this great tradition is back again this yea...

Mina Liccione is a comedian and performer who makes her home in Dubai. Her homecoming show at the Rochester Fringe Festival is called “Growing Up Ringside,” which is her journey from 1980’s Rochester in an Italian-American household, to Dubai, but at its core is the relationship between her and her dad, a boxing promoter. The show hits Rochester Fr...

A new exhibition on the Ithaca campus celebrates the enduring legacy of the Italian poet Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) and showcases one of the most significant collections on the writer in the United States. “Visions of Dante” opens Sept. 14 at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, timed to mark the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death. The exhibition...

September 25, 2021, 2:00-5:00pm. Join us at Magazzino Italian Art for a day of presentations and conversations in conjunction with Nivola: Sandscapes, a special exhibition, open until January 10, 2022, that features work by Sardinian artist Costantino Nivola, with a focus on his original sandcasting technique.  The program will take place from 2:00...

A painting that had been lost to art historians for decades was recently discovered at a church in Westchester County. Workers carefully hung a valuable 17th century oil on canvas masterpiece in the Ryan Library at Iona College on Monday. But how it got there - and the man who found it - is the real story. "I knew immediately that a quest had begun...

The Feast of San Gennaro returns to Manhattan’s Little Italy neighborhood this week after last year’s event was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. Kicking off on Thursday, the 11-day celebration began in 1926 as a way for immigrants in New York to maintain the Italian tradition of honoring the patron saint of Naples, Saint Januarius, wit...