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Wednesday, 03/23/2022 - 6:00pm. Organized by Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò. Book Presentation on Zoom. In order to participate, RSVP here and you will receive an e-mail with your Zoom link by 12pm on March 23. If you don't receive the e-mail by then, contact us at casa.italiana@nyu.edu  Talking to the Girls. Intimate and Political Essays on the Tria...

Little Italy merchants are screaming “Mi offendo!” after learning Gov. Kathy Hochul awarded a $20 million economic and tourism grant to their Chinatown neighbors, The Post has learned. Civil leaders in Little Italy said they weren’t even asked to jointly apply for the state grant even though their businesses suffered alongside Chinatown’s during th...

The statue of Christopher Columbus in downtown Syracuse must stay where it is, a judge ruled today. State Supreme Court Judge Gerard Neri ordered Syracuse and Mayor Ben Walsh not to remove the statue as Walsh had planned. The Columbus Monument Corp. and other supporters of the statue sued in May, hoping to stop the city from removing the statue in...

Not many of us can say we’ve had "happy birthday" sang to us 108 times, but Margaret Ricciardi can. "I am 108 and I think I've tried everything," said Ricciardi, surrounded by five generations of loving family. "To think they all came, no matter the distance, for my special birthday."  In fact, she has eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren an...

Tuesday, March 22 at 7 pm. Visions of Dante. A virtual program led by Carla Gambescia. Register here: zoom link will be sent before the program. Organized by Casa Belvedere, The Italian Cultural Foundation. Dante Alighieri is perhaps the greatest poet to have ever lived, and his La Divina Commedia is universally considered one of the very finest wo...

Tuesday March 22, 2022. 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor. New York, N.Y. 10036. Dear Sirs (2021), 93 minutes. Filmmaker Mark Pedri had never heard his grandfather Silvio’s story, despite spending nearly every day with him for ten years. It wasn’t until after Silvio’s death that Mark...

March 8 - April 8 2022. Italian Cultural Institute, 686 Park Avenue, NY. Monday through Friday 10AM to 4PM by registration only at: iicnewyork@esteri.it. Presidents of the scientific committee: Maria Concetta Di Natale, Fabio Finotti, Pierfrancesco Palazzotto, Giovanni Travagliato. The Italian Cultural Institute in New York proudly presents: Consta...

Turn away from the tragic news in Ukraine for a few minutes and slide back in time to the early 1970s when life was filled with contentment, by little girl standards. In my mind, when the world seems upside down, I revisit my paternal grandparent’s yellow-tiled kitchen on Fort Hamilton Parkway in Bay Ridge. Come back with me to Marie and Bob Silves...

Longtime Carroll Gardens residents are mourning Celia Cacace, a well-known neighborhood civil leader and Community Board 6 member during the 1970s,‘80s, ‘90s and early 2000s. Community Board 6, on Friday, confirmed her death, which was originally made public on the local “Pardon Me for Asking” blog. The blog received the news from her nephew, Micha...

In the late 1930s, Pete Panto was a longshoreman on the Brooklyn waterfront. Working conditions on the Brooklyn docks were horrid, with endemic problems such as the “shape-up” hiring system (where men waited daily to be chosen to work), mandatory salary kickbacks, extortion, and high rates of work-related injuries. In addition, the local union, the...

Gloria Capodanno Holman, the sister of the late Rev. Vincent R. Capodanno, a Navy chaplain and Maryknoll priest who was recognized as a Servant of God, a process that could advance him to sainthood, has turned 100. For his valor and bravery to the U.S. Marine Corps during some of the most harrowing battles of the Vietnam War, he was awarded the Con...

What Makes It Italian?" is a music listening and discussion group that meets online on the Zoom platform and is open to everyone. Participation is free. The group is led by Gina Crusco, who guides listening at Bard LLI and Riverdale Y, and who has been music instructor at The New School and director of Underworld Productions. Please email ginacrusc...