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A Binghamton tradition marches back through town on Monday. The 60th annual Columbus Day Parade will be held in downtown Binghamton. The event shines a spotlight on the local Italian Community, with an Italian Festival to follow. Six high school bands join the Tournament of the Marching Bands this year, with local band Rooster and the Roadhouse Hor...

Award-winning actress and playwright Isabella Ragonese will bring us on an emotional journey in between literature and theater featuring some of the greatest Italian authors like - Andrea Camilleri, Elsa Morante, Goffredo Parise, Nicola Ammaniti, Pier Vittorio Tondelli, and others.. “On a Solitary Beach” evokes the Italian coasts, the sea, the tran...

Un trionfo. Le strade del Bronx come i vicoli di Napoli, la magia della pizza come un ponte tra noi e New York. Il Pizza Festival 2019 è il sindaco Bill De Blasio che grida «Forza Napoli!», è la visione di Antimo Caputo e di Fred Mortati che hanno reinventato cibo e Stati Uniti, è un bagno di folla che si mescola tra dischi di pasta e felicità. Un...

A year after Mayor Ben Walsh called for talk about how the city remembers Christopher Columbus, he says he has no immediate plans to make changes to Columbus Circle or push to rename the October holiday. Yet Walsh said he is open to ideas that have come from a group of about three dozen people who’ve spent weeks talking, learning – and occasionally...

At Thursday’s opening of the Italian Academy’s new exhibition, photographs told the story of how an Italian entrepreneur bridged the gap between the Italian and American fashion markets. The exhibition, titled “Full of Enthusiasm: American Buyers Captured by Italian Fashion in the 1950s,” was curated by Barbara Faedda, the executive director of the...

The 75th annual Columbus Day parade, the largest celebration of Italian-American heritage and culture in the world, steps off in New York City on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. ABC7NY is proud to partner with the Columbus Citizens Foundation, and to present live coverage of the parade from Noon through 3:00 p.m..This year's event features o...

Actor Chazz Palminteri called first lady Chirlane McCray a “racist” for snubbing Italian American icon Mother Frances Cabrini in the “She Built NYC” competition to erect statues of great women. “Absolutely, she is being racist,” the “Bronx Tale” actor and writer said on the “Bernie & Sid” show on 77 WABC radio Friday. “C’mon. As Italian Americans w...

What does an abundance of Italian food, a cannoli eating contest, and a performance by Louis Prima Jr. all have in common? They will all be part of this year’s annual Italian Festival at the Mount presented by ShopRite and The Nicotra Group on Columbus Day Weekend from Oct. 11 to 13. Hosted by Catholic Charities of Staten Island and Borough Preside...

It’s la dolce vita — in Bensonhurst! A parade celebrating Italian-American culture will return to Bensonhurst on Oct 12 for the 38th time — and this year it will add its first-ever block party to the festivities. The annual Brooklyn Columbus Parade will turn a stretch of 18th Avenue into a red, white, and green festa to honor the 15th-century Itali...

October, the month we mark Columbus Day, is also Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month. That combined with the recent celebrations around the 125th anniversary of beloved pastry shop Veniero’s inspires a closer look at the East Village’s own historic Little Italy, centered around First Avenue near the beloved pastry shop and cafe. While not n...

An 11-inch bronze sculpture said to be linked to Leonardo da Vinci sits in a bank vault on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. “Horse and Rider” carries an estimate of $30 million to $50 million and is being offered for sale at the Pierre Hotel in New York this month, according to Guernsey’s auction house. But not everyone is convinced of its da Vinci ori...

Anyone who visits New York City, Italian or not, is drawn to Lower Manhattan’s Little Italy on Mulberry Street. Just below SoHo, this shrinking historic neighborhood has been frequented by tourists and Italian-Americans alike for its culture, shops, and, of course, food. But catch the B train 24 stops uptown to the Bronx, and you’ll be in a differe...