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Nicola Lucchi came to New York for love. His wife was born in Manhattan and Lucchi, who is now the Managing Director of the Center for Italian Modern Art, met her almost by chance when he was still a teenager. They were pen pals at a time when social media didn’t exist. After he graduated high school, his parents paid for him to travel to the Unite...

The Belmont Business Improvement District and National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) welcomed Marco Marsilio, President of Abruzzo, Italy and his delegation to the neighborhood on Thursday, April 21. The visit started with a tour of Bronx Little Italy with stops at Borgatti’s Ravioli and Egg Noodles, Terranova Bakery, Joe’s Italian Deli, Teite...

April 29 and 30. John D Calandra Italian American Institute | 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, NY. Attendance at the conference is open to all and free of charge, but space is limited. Please call to register: 212-642-2094. Proof of vaccination and ID are required upon entry. Masks are encouraged but not required. The conference will be l...

One-hundred years ago, a church was built to accommodate a growing Roman Catholic congregation. Albany architect Andrew Delehanty designed the building, Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church in Colonie; and Italian immigrants were among those who helped build the church and then later attended worship services there. Since 2009, it has been the h...

Monday, April 25 2022 | 6PM. Italian Cultural Institute, 686 Park Avenue, NY. Please, RSVP HERE. Italian Masterpieces. Foundation for Italian Art & Culture (FIAC). Alain Elkann, President, FIAC in conversation with Fabio Finotti, Director, IIC New York. Free entrance. Guests will be asked proof of vaccination and ID upon entry. The event will be st...

A customer ordering a slice of pie at Mr. Pizza’s Pasta House in New Springville would never know by glancing at Jaxson Zollo that the energetic toddler was born with a potentially life-threatening heart condition. Jaxson, who will be 3 years old in June, has defied all the odds and he does not sit still even for a second as his parents, Dennis and...

Italian Charities of America is proud to present the first event of our Spring 2022 Italian American Speaker Series! Join us for a free virtual event: A Sicilian Discussion and Q&A with Dr. Gaetano Cipolla on April 27th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. Click Here To Register For This Event! Dr. Cipolla will be speaking about his organization and its mission,...

Folks walking the High Line this week are pulling out their iPhones to photograph a funny new sculpture, “You Know Who I Am,” at the end of a spur spur in a valley of buildings on West 16th Street. Measured to the torch, the 5-meter-tall bronze copy of the Statue of Liberty – her classic face and straight Greek nose topped with an emoji-esque mask...

Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 6pm. Free, open to the public, and held in person at the Calandra Institute - 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10036. RSVP by calling (212) 642-2094. In Scena! presents an informal discussion among Italian and Italian American playwrights on the meaning and importance of identity in their work. Guests: Tobia Rossi...

On April 3, 2022 Domenic Giampino, President of Italian Charities of America received the Italian American Culture Award from Festival of Song USA. The award was given by the Festival of Song USA Board Member William Russo and President/Organizer Maria Grazia Romania Lindh. President Giampino was extremely honored to receive such a meaningful award...

Teri Russo, who championed causes for the developmentally challenged, particularly those with Down Syndrome, for whom she provided food, shelter and clothing, and whose “rights as children of God” she fought for tirelessly, died April 8 in Staten Island University Hospital. She was 82.  Ms. Russo dedicated her life to disabled, forgotten children a...

Magazzino Italian Art (2700 Route 9, Cold Spring, NY 10516) is thrilled to announce Piero Gilardi's first solo exhibition in the United States: Gilardi: Tappeto-Natura. This expansive show is dedicated to the Italian artist's Tappeto-Natura (Nature-Carpet) series at the core of his entire body of work. On view from May 7, 2022 through January 9, 20...