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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...

Twenty-five thousand dollars to save 118 Ukrainians, including many children. This is the gesture of two Italian-American entrepreneurs, Tony Di Piazza and Joe Ficalora, who donated this amount to the Orthodox Community of Messina of Father Giovanni Amante to go to the border and help these children. To coordinate everything the community of Father...

Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. the Garibaldi Meucci Museum (420 Tompkins Ave., SI, NY 10305) will be showcasing the 2nd Annual Antonio Meucci High School Essay Contest submissions in honor of Meucci’s birthday! Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP here. Antonio Meucci was a prolific Italian inventor, engineer, and practical chemist who...

Today’s tales and the tones with which Pier Paolo Calzolari narrates his art enable the fresh and remarkable landmarks of his outstanding career, in both Europe and North America.  Until April 23rd, Marianne Boesky Gallery is hosting the exhibition Painting as a Butterfly, the artist’s first solo show in the United States since 2017. This exhibitio...

Dozens of Western New Yorkers joined together to help the people of Ukraine. Representatives from the Italian Center of Buffalo presented a check for more than $16,000 to the Dnipro Ukrainian Cultural Center. A few weeks ago the italian center hosted a “stand together for ukraine” event. The fundraiser brought together 42 businesses and organizatio...

Restaurateur Russell J. Salvatore has become synonymous with everything for a greater and progressive Buffalo. He is one of Buffalo’s greatest community benefactors, generously gifting millions to Buffalo and western NY projects. Born in 1933 to Italian immigrants and the youngest of three children, Salvatore lived to build a great restaurant and t...

Welcome to the forty-sixth annual celebration of Italian Heritage and Culture Month. Each year the Board of Directors of the Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee of New York, Inc., (IHCC-NY, Inc.) selects a new theme and then proceeds to publish a theme poster and a Calendar of Events for the annual October celebration. We encourage you to disco...

Giuseppe “Joe” Ritmo has been a barber for 60 years, but you won’t hear him calling cutting hair a job. “When you do work that you love to do, it’s not work,” said Ritmo. He’s owned Ritmo’s Barber Salon on New Scotland Avenue since he was 21. “I see it as a privilege to do so many people that the haircut has become a secondary thing,” said Ritmo. M...