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The docufilm “Voyage to Procida”, written by director Federico Siniscalco, is a story about sea travel and seafaring, and there is no better way to enjoy it than with a breathtaking view of New York Harbor.  The screening of the movie was hosted by Casa Belvedere, a mansion built in the early 1900s which was donated to the Italian Cultural Foundati...

If you noticed a long winding line down 30th Avenue and Steinway Street last weekend, that was due to Comfortland kicking off their second annual San Gennaro Festival on Friday, Sept. 3, featuring their usual tasty fare, including deep-fried rainbow cake, boozy tiramisu shakes, deep-fried lasagna and more delicious Italian food for the two-weekend-...

E’ scomparso Eugenio Magnani che per anni, a cavallo tra il XX e XXI secolo, era stato il direttore a New York e per tutti gli USA dell’ENIT, l’Ente Nazionale del Turismo. Sconfitto da una lunga malattia, negli ultimi mesi era tornato in Liguria. Negli ultimi anni aveva continuato ad operare nella promozione del turismo con un’azienda privata, e in...

For almost a year, supporters of the Columbus statue in Syracuse have been at war with Ben Walsh. This is becoming more and more political as the mayoral elections approach. The Columbus Monument set the goal of his decision to remove and replace the tribute to an Italian-born explorer last October. They filled the neighborhood with lawn signs and...

UNICO National made the second installment of $10,000 on their $50,000 pledge to the Italian American Museum during their annual convention which was held on July 27th in Parsippany, New Jersey. UNICO chapters and individual members pledged an additional $50,000 from the convention floor for a total of $100,000 towards the construction of the "New"...

Titled "Due to the Image", the exhibition consists of the first series of paintings made by Alessandro Giannì in collaboration with his custom-made artificial intelligence program named Vasari (after Giorgio Vasari, 1511-1574); opening: Friday, September 10  5-8pm, at Postmasters Gallery  (New York).  The exhibition will be accompanied by a limited...

 In late April 1968, Gino and Anna Dagri of Queens were honeymooning in their native Italy when she insisted they visit Padre Pio, the future saint known for bearing stigmata — wounds corresponding to the wounds of the crucifixion of Christ. At first, Gino wasn’t interested, but he soon agreed to accompany his bride to Padre Pio’s church in the tow...

The Ulster County Italian American Foundation’s 14th annual Italian Festival will return to T.R. Gallo Park on Sunday, Oct. 10. The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the park at the foot of Broadway. It will mark the return of the festival to the park after last year’s event was scaled back and moved to the town of Ulster due to COVID-19...

The clams, sausage and peppers, fold-over pizza slices, rainbow cookie chocolate donuts (a must-try!), and enough pasta to feed an army will soon be dished out to thousands of San Gennaro Feast-goers in Lower Manhattan’s Little Italy. “The Feast of All Feasts” will run from Sept. 16 – 26, and 2021 will mark the 94th celebration of this historic and...

Columbus Citizens Foundation today announced New York City Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro as the recipient of 2021’s Humanitarian of the Year Award. Nigro joins the previously announced guests of honor for this year’s Columbus Celebration, including 2021 Grand Marshal Michael Pascucci, and Columbus Citizens Foundation’s 2021 Honorees Joe Gurrera an...

Tourists not familiar with this end of NYC will call it Belmont, but the Bronx neighborhood known as Arthur Avenue is a true, old school Little Italy. It’s home to a string of century-old red sauce joints and family-run shops that serve a diverse clientele — from the Italian regulars and families who have been coming for decades, to all the welcome...

Roy Peter Clark: When I learned that a jet plane had hit one of the Twin Towers — even before we knew it was terrorism — I thought of my cousin Theresa, who worked on the 57th floor of Tower One. It took some time to learn that she had escaped. The next day, or it may have been the day after that, I got Theresa on the phone and she told me her stor...