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Italian-Americans gathered at Utica City Hall to watch the raising of the Italian flag, an annual tradition dating back to the 1950s. Utica is an area rich in Italian culture and people gather at the event each year to show pride in their heritage ahead of Columbus Day.  "So we're celebrating obviously Columbus Day and Italian heritage, and we're s...

The 2019 Long Island Columbus Day Parade will soon kick-off in Huntington, the Town announced. The parade is scheduled for Sunday at 12 p.m. The 1.5-mile parade route will take place on Main Street in Huntington Village, starting at the intersection of Park Avenue and West Main Street and continuing to West Neck Road and West Main Street. The event...

Actor Chazz Palminteri called in to "The Brian Lehrer Show" Friday to bicker with Mayor Bill de Blasio about an Italian-American saint and deny he called first lady Chirlane McCray racist. WNYC listeners got more than they bargained for during the roughly 10-minute sparring match that started with the Bronx-born actor demanding the city build a sta...

The Italian American Committee on Education (IACE), and the Italian Cultural Institute, are pleased to host New York Times bestselling author Dianne Hales presenting her latest book “La Passione: How Italy Seduced the World”,  a celebration of the Italian culture and its global impact. "There is a primal force that stems from an insatiable hunger t...

There’s a house on a hill – Grymes Hill – that needs your help. And, at least in this campaign, it won’t cost you a dime. The place has a rich history. It’s situated on Howard Avenue, across from Notre Dame Academy, with a commanding view of the Lower Bay, New York Harbor, Manhattan and the majestic Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Today we call it Casa...

The Italian Enclaves Historical Society is grateful for the open line of communication to Brooklyn’s Borough President, Eric Adams. Mr. Adams has always provided support to the large base of Italian Americans in Brooklyn, New York. When we reached out directly to Mr. Adams this morning to ask for his support of the Italian American and Catholic com...

New York's Columbus Day Parade has a long tradition of honoring Italian Americans who are making a difference. This year, one of those honorees will be an NYPD detective who saved a life by donating a kidney to a woman he had never met. "It seemed to be a no brainer, to be honest," Detective Michael Lollo said.He said it was an easy decision to hav...

The Italian Club of Staten Island Foundation will host their annual Gala Thursday, Oct. 17 in LiGreci’s Staaten in West Brighton, where four individuals who have made meaningful contributions to the community of Staten Island, will be recognized. Jackie Delfino and Nicholas Principato, residents of On Your Mark under the leadership of executive dir...

Following the publication of his book "L’italiano è Meraviglioso. Come e perché dobbiamo salvare la nostra lingua", Claudio Marazzini, the President of the century-old institution Accademia della Crusca, gives a lecture about the importance of preserving and promoting the Italian language. Event in Italian. Claudio Marazzini, is the president of th...

The Chelsea Film Festival is an international film festival, enlightening the work of emerging filmmakers, producers and actors. It offers a wide range of films, such as documentaries and feature-lengths, focusing on the theme of "Global Issues". It empowers the work of risk-taking storytellers and remains committed to its mission to discover and d...

Eugene Lissandrello, 95, an artist whose work was shown at CANO, peacefully died of old age on Sept. 30, 2019, at Fox Nursing Home. Eugene was born to Italian immigrant parents, Giorgio and Marietta Lissandrello, of Ragusa, Sicily, in Brooklyn, in 1924. Artist, teacher, and World War II veteran, Gene’s first opportunity to discover his love for art...

The Diocese of Brooklyn is adding a float featuring Mother Cabrini to the Columbus Day Parade — a jab at Mayor Bill de Blasio and first lady Chirlane McCray for snubbing the Italian American icon and saint in a recent statue competition. “We’re a little upset that Mother Cabrini wasn’t included for a statue dedication,” the Diocese’s Monsignor Jame...