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One of the most difficult and altogether beautiful things about serving young children from the South Bronx is that they are entirely transparent. If they love something, you can see it in every part of their being — their smiles, their words, their laughter, their curiosity. If they hate something — you, for instance — you will know within seconds...

If you’re a student-athlete at Sarah Lawrence College, you know Joe. “That man is an icon,” says Bismillah Bath, a sophomore on the basketball team. Members of the Campbell Sports Center faculty have come and gone; new coaches, new directors, new building managers. But, Joe remains. In fact, he’s been here longer than the sports center itself. In 1...

Incontro Massimo Veccia al Row Hotel, non molto lontano da Times Square. Al bar della hall c’è un po’ di confusione. Un suo amico passa a salutarlo. “Pensa – mi dice Massimo – oggi è diventato cittadino americano. Ed è anche il suo compleanno!” Ordiniamo da bere e brindiamo in suo onore, poi ci spostiamo in una saletta poco distante, ma decisamente...

March 11 (Wednesday) 6:00 pm. The John D. Calandra Italan American Institute - 25 West 43rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), Manhattan, NY. Admission: free; open to the public. Contact: 212-642-2094 calandra@qc.edu Co-sponsored by the Società Dante Alighieri di NYC, Inc. Through a presentation of two recent books by Giuseppe Faustini, Professo...

After sold-out lectures at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the MFA in Boston and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth TX, join Rocky for an in-depth analysis of the great Italian Renaissance art treasures in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Fifth Avenue in New York City. We shall examine works dating from the 14th through the 17th cent...

Rocco G. Verrigni, who educated thousands of young chefs during a nearly 40-year career teaching in the culinary program at SUNY Schenectady, died Monday (2/17) at home in Saratoga Springs. He was 68 and since 2015 had been been battling pancreatic cancer, which claims 80 percent of its victims within the first year. Verrigni’s death was confirmed...

The New York Conference of Italian American State Legislators, formed by state lawmakers who celebrate the state’s Italian American community, is now accepting applications for the group’s 2020 academic and athletic scholarships, state Senate Deputy Minority Leader Joseph Griffo announced Thursday. Current high school seniors and college students w...

On the occasion of the 699th anniversary of the death of Dante Aligheri, the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York, Inc. (IHCC-NY, Inc.), together with the Società Dante Alighieri di NYC, Inc., will celebrate the genius of the great medieval poet and philosopher on March 24 and 25. On the evening of March 24, the John D. Calandra Itali...

Queensboro UNICO awarded five students with the “American Italian Achievement Award” scholarships on Tuesday, Feb. 4, in Rego Park. The Queens chapter of UNICO — an association for Italian Americans — works hard for their community and is always looking for ways to serve the public. One of the ways the group serves the community is by providing sch...

Saturday, February 22 at 10:30am. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, NY 10707. Presented by Toni McKeen. Members $20; Non-Members $30. Register Here. Our scientific world would be very different without the major contributions of people like Enrico Fermi, Guglielmo Marconi, and Alessandro Volta. (Imagine us with...

East Harlem, 6 febbraio 2020, ore 19:00, alla pizzeria Sottocasa.  La scena si apre su una delle zone storiche della comunità italiana a Manhattan, dove ha avuto luogo l’ Italian Town Hall Meeting organizzato dal Consolato Generale d’Italia a New York. Protagonista indiscussa della serata: la lingua italiana. Oggetto di crescente interesse e studio...

The NYU Department of Italian Studies and Casa Italiana Zerilli – Marimò will host a career fair on Thursday, April 16, from 3:00pm-5:00pm at the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development (133 E 13th St, Presentation Room B, New York, NY 10003). The career fair will be an opportunity for students, from all disciplines with some knowledge of the I...