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Coronavirus restrictions have begun to bleed into the warmer days, forcing summer holiday festivities and traditional family gatherings to be canceled—this, of course, includes our beloved Feast Day celebrations. The oldest feast of its kind, the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast — set to take place in Williamsburg, Brooklyn — will not be held this ye...

In a world turned upside down, we know that we can’t return to what was, yet we have no idea what will be. Although much has changed, one thing hasn’t: our love for Italy. Over the past few months, we’ve wept for the lives lost. We’ve worried about friends and loved ones. We’ve sadly cancelled our plans to visit. Yet when asked if I miss Italy, I s...

Sunday June 7th at 3PM on Zoom. SARA GAY FORDEN in conversation with Robin Givhan presents her non-fiction book “The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed”. Named one of the best books of the year by the Economist, House Of Gucci tells the remarkable story of the power of the Gucci Dynasty and their famed luxury...

Congratulations to NIAF Member, novelist and Ambassador magazine’s wine columnist Dick Rosano for his latest novel Islands of Fire. When Luca went to Sicily in search of his parents’ roots, he didn’t count on meeting Vito: a wizened old man who seemed to embody the history of the island in his bones.  He also didn’t count on Vito taking him back ce...

After a successful launch last week with special guest Frank Catalanotto, the Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) Spaghetti & Baseballs Facebook Livestream hosts Chris Colabelloand Natalie Spedaliere welcome Chicago Cubs coaches Mike Napoli and Anthony Iapoce on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 2 pm (EDT).  Mike Napoli has been a friend of the IAB...

On behalf of the United States Government and the American people, I congratulate the Italian people on the 74th Anniversary of the founding of the Italian Republic. More than 20 million Americans, including myself, can trace their roots back to Italy, and Italian-Americans have made important contributions to every facet of American life.  I fondl...

Tune in this Wednesday for the next episode of OSDIA Interviews LIVE! Wednesday (6/3) at 1:30pm EST on Facebook Live, our hosts Clarissa Burt and Mary Kovach will be joined by award-winning singer and member of The Sicilian Tenors, Aaron Caruso! Don't forget to leave your questions for Aaron to be asked during the live show! Watch interview here

For many Italian Americans, the start of summer means the start of “Feast Season,” but the summer of social distancing looks like it’s also destined to be the “summer of no feasts”… or is it? In this week’s episode, our team discusses how the current COVID-19 crisis has affected the most tangible representation of the Italian American community at...

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 5:00pm. Presenting the 2020-21 Italian Capital of Culture with Michele Guerra. Stefano Albertini (NYU) in conversation with Michele Guerra, Assessore alla Cultura, Parma. The episode will be broadcast live on Casa's Facebook Page and website. In ITALIAN with ENGLISH subtitles. Art Tribune recently nominated Michele Guerra Best Cul...

In these years Lady Gaga has changed its identity dozens of times, in a stream of continuous change. After the huge success of the film “A star is born”, which has led it to win an Oscar, and a show millionaire in Las Vegas, which was interrupted due to the emergency related to the coronavirus), we find the pop star with a clear mission: “I Want pe...

Between their time living in Italy to their two years together on the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant and Houston Rockets Coach Mike D’Antoni crossed paths often. Before Bryant was even close to becoming one of the greatest players in NBA history, he was drawing inspiration from D’Antoni. Mike D’Antoni began his playing career in the NBA in 1973 bu...

In 2017, Kazabo Publishing was established, translating best-selling books from other countries into English. Although its mission “is to find best-selling books from around the world,” currently, most of the books it has published are from Italian authors. It may be because the director of the New Authors Division is Chiara Giacobbe, a native of I...