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Wednesday December 9 at 7pm EST. Organized by the Westchester Italian Cultural Center. Click here for more info & to register. Presented by Christine Contrada. $10. Columbus Day in 2020 was a very different affair for New Yorkers. Overshadowed by a continuing pandemic, there was no parade. Instead, Governor Andrew Cuomo took the opportunity to unve...

For many of us, looking ahead to the year 2021 represents a possible return to “normal”… but in the heart of one of Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhoods, a more than 40 old Italian American institution is gearing up to reclaim its rightful spot on the Italian American map! This week, host John Viola is sitting down with longtime friend, and newly-a...

“Una delle conseguenze più drammatiche della pandemia è la crescita del disagio sociale e economico, che ha colpito soprattutto persone che hanno perso il lavoro. In questi mesi di emergenza si sono moltiplicate le domande di aiuto che sono, sempre più spesso, domande di cibo”. Lo sottolinea la Comunità di Sant’Egidio, che, in una nota diffusa oggi...

A decade ago, Valerie obeyed her inner dream-voice and took the all-inclusive step back to her family roots in an unsung corner of Southern Italy that’s largely off the radar for travel and tourism. She and husband Bryan refurbished a small house in Trivigno (population 600, give-or-take) and reinvented themselves as language tutors, tour guides, a...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is now accepting applications for its 2021-2022 Scholarship Program. Over the past 45 years, NIAF’s Scholarship Program has grown to offer 29 different scholarships with various criteria, ranging in value from $2,500 to $12,000. NIAF offers scholarships in the fields of Italian language and culture, m...

Saturday, December 5th at 5:30pm. GET YOUR FREE TICKET TO WHATCH HERE. With the announcement of restrictions due to COVID-19, the Little Italy Association remains determined to support our businesses and residents while attempting to maintain a sense of normalcy with public health and safety at the forefront. That being said, our time-honored tradi...

At the end of the interview with Robert Barbera, who is over 80 years old, I felt like I was talking to a 20 year old boy. I was asking him about the wonderful things he has helped to create, why he is one of the largest and most generous financiers of the Italian American and Italian community not only in California, but all over the United States...

Il Consiglio di Amministrazione dell’American Chamber of Commerce in Italy - affiliata alla US Chamber of Commerce di Washington D.C - annuncia la nomina di Antonio Valla quale Rappresentante Locale per lo Stato della California per il biennio 2020-2022.  Grazie al network di Rappresentanti Locali presenti nei principali Stati americani, AmCham Ita...

Anthony Rodia is a real character. In fact, with Snapchat filter-aided alter egos Uncle Vinny and Zia Lucia on Facebook, he’s several funny characters to his growing legion of fans. Earlier this year, the New Rochelle, N.Y.-raised stand-up comic with the gift of gab was on the brink of performing in his largest venue at the time, Foxwoods’ Fox Thea...

An ambitious project to create what has been hailed as the "Netflix of Italian Culture" has taken further steps to becoming a reality, reports online art newspaper Artribune. The plan, first announced by culture minister Dario Franceschini during Italy's covid-19 lockdown in the spring, was recently allocated €10 million as part of the nation's so-...

Chicago writer-director Lucia Mauro’s new documentary, I Have a Name – that puts a respectful face on homelessness through the programs of  The Chicago HELP Initiative – won Best Documentary at the 2020 Mirabile Dictu International Catholic Film Festival at the Vatican in Rome. The prestigious film festival, under the High Patronage of the Pontific...

On October 7, 2020, the Italian American Chamber of Commerce (IACCM) held its annual Festa Della Lira. The Festa Della Lira has been one of the IACCM’s main fundraising events going back to the 1990’s. The Festa Della Lira is a $10,000 reverse raffle fundraiser, the proceeds of which are used to supplement IACCM operations and various donations.  ...