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Nearly eight decades have passed since Dante Tini left his beloved home and family in Virginia and joined the Navy. He would die at just 19, killed when Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, and the United States was at war. On Saturday the remains of Dante Sylvester Tini were blessed at a funeral Mass at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in...

A new exhibit opening Saturday in Coney Island brings to light a bygone era when the seaside neighborhood was instrumental in saving the lives of hundreds of thousands of immigrants. From the 1870s to the 1920s, immigrant women and children would come to live in nonprofit summer homes to escape the disease-filled tenement houses of the Lower East S...

Amazing, local theater! Over the River and Through the Woods, written by Joe DiPietro with Jack & Donna Gestri, Jay & Irene Howard, Emily Staudt, Anthony Malchar Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his gran...

Maria Lisella is the sixth Queens Poet Laureate and the first Italian American to be named so. Her Pushcart Prize-nominated work appears in Thieves in the Family (NYQ Books), Amore on Hope Street (Finishing Line Press) and Two Naked Feet (Poets Wear Prada). Her work has appeared in New Verse News, The New York Quarterly, Ovunque Siamo, Paterson Lit...

Bebo Ferra: acoustic and classical guitar; Paolino Dalla Porta: acoustic bass. Bebo Ferra and Paolino Dalla Porta have been collaborating together since 1995 in various groups and recording projects. The duo was born in 1997 following an invitation by the "Centro Meridionale di Cultura italiana" for a festival of acoustic duos and original music, i...

Siete a New York, nella baia di Manhattan, e state ammirando la Statua della Libertà. Come reagireste se qualcuno vi dicesse che l'opera, realizzata dallo scultore Auguste Bartholdi, è ispirata a una statua che si trova nella basilica di Santa Croce a Firenze? Per la precisione alla "Libertà della poesia" di Pio Fedi, il monumento funebre dedicato...

UA 964 has landed at Aeroporto Internazionale di Napoli! “Da oggi Napoli e NewYork saranno ancora più vicine! Questo nuovo collegamento diretto United renderà ancora più forti i legami tra la Campania e gli Stati Uniti, e faciliterà sia il turismo che le attività economiche”, ha detto la Console Generale Mary Ellen Countryman alla celebrazione per...

To commemorate the centennial of the author’s birth, writers, performers, and scholars gather for a multilingual, full-length reading of his seminal memoir. “Many people—many nations—can find themselves believing, more or less consciously, that “every stranger is an enemy.””—Primo Levi, preface to "If This Is a Man'. In 1947, just three years after...

Giovanni Guidi in a rare piano solo performance. Born in Foligno 1985, Guidi meets Enrico Rava during a Workshop in Siena. Rava notices his talent and decides to include him in “Rava Under 21” project, that would become “Rava New Generation” after a little time. With this group Guidi will record three CDs  in 2006, 2010, and in 2016, for “L'Espress...

One doesn’t have to stroll far along the streets of Poughkeepsie’s Mount Carmel Little Italy district to come across a bakery or restaurant that reaches back into the century-old culinary traditions brought to the Hudson Valley by Italian emigrants. The Poughkeepsie waterfront saw an influx of émigrés in 1910, who settled around Our Lady of Mt. Car...

This lecture - organized by the Italian Cultural Institute and the Centro Primo Levi - launches “Primo Levi at 100”, a series of events on the occasion of 100 years from Primo Levi’s birth, that will take place at various venues in town, including the New York Public Library and Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò. Novelist and essayst Pankaj Mishra will...

Si parla molto spesso di fuga di cervelli, di eccellenze italiane in America, di viaggi pieni di speranza,con la valigia di cartone ricolma di sogni verso la Terra delle Promesse. Perchè per un attore, calcare il palcoscenico di un teatro storico newyorchese è qualcosa di importante che diventa realtà. Forse è anche questo lo spirito con cui le ott...