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After thirty years of following the Arena Football League Giancarlo Rancati from Monza, Italy attended his first AFL game in Albany New York at ArenaBowl 32. Rancati witnessed the Capital Region's first championship in twenty years, standing on the field under the confetti after the Empire’s victory. “I believed that it would be great, but it was m...

From Tuesday, September 10, 2019 to Thursday, October 10, 2019. Time: From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm. Entrance: Free. Book Now! Italian Cultural Institute of New York, 686 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065. Gianni Berengo Gardin photographs Renzo Piano. Exhibition curated by Guido Risicato and Lorenzo Trompetto Two talents, two creative practices, two diffe...

Dear Mr. Lynch, I am writing to express my extreme displeasure with your unnecessary – and wildly offensive – August 14th cover story headline and illustration. I am a native New Yorker, a longtime reader of the Post, and a proud Italian American. While I am no stranger to the Post’s attention grabbing headlines and graphics, I urge you to seriousl...

Police discovered the body of a missing chef at a Queens hostel Thursday, the NYPD said in a statement. Andrea Zamperoni had been missing since Monday. His friends and coworkers at the iconic Cipriani restaurant have been worried the whole time. The 33-year-old's body was discovered nearby his apartment. The hostel is known to be a trouble spot for...

Saturday, Sept. 14, 2-4PM. Mulberry Street Public Library, 10 Jersey Street, New York, NY (Corner of Mulberry and Prince Streets, near Lafayette Street, one block south of Houston Street). Wheelchair accessible. Q+ A with authors will follow the reading. IAWA [Italian American Writers Association] National Translation Month. Open Mic followed by Fe...

Crossing over Hempstead Turnpike headed south on Franklin Avenue into Franklin Square, you’re greeted for the most part by blue collar storefronts featuring a certain and undeniable air of industrial manufacturing. But that slate of gray and brown got an injection of brightly hued color with the opening of Dolce Cafe & Gelateria this past July. Ser...

Say the word “bocce” and it evokes images of old-time Italians playing on courts in quaint towns of their native country as they test their mettle against the “pallina” – or the bocce ball. Perhaps the ultimate representation of Italian culture, it’s believed that in ancient Rome soldiers were the first to play bocce, inasmuch as the game provided...

Michael Davi, author of a new book, “PrivileGEd — Experiences From My Unusual 40-Year Career with One of America’s Most Iconic Companies” will talk about his memoir as a 40-year General Electric engineer at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 9, in the Carnegie Room of Gloversville Public Library. He will sign his book. “My story begins more than a century ago...

Nothing annoys Italians more than mushrooms in their carbonara. And at Panza's in Saratoga Springs, a saucy version not only has wild mushrooms but also peas. Fortunately, despite the unorthodox approach, it's delicious and prompts my Italian guest to declare, "It's not carbonara so it needs a new name, but whatever it is, it's good." Frankly, this...

The 35th annual Bravo Italiano Festival runs Friday through Sunday at the Watertown Municipal Arena. There is free admission each day, but any donations at the door will go to the Jefferson Rehabilitation Center Foundation’s capital campaign. Doors open at 5 p.m. Friday. At 6 p.m., bocce and corn hole tournaments begin. The Miss Italia Pageant at 7...

Bertoldo di Giovanni lived in the mansion of Lorenzo the Magnificent. Upon his master Donatello’s death, Bertoldo finished the bronze pulpit reliefs from the life of Christ commissioned to grace the church that serves as the burial place of generations of the Medici family. Bertoldo may have led Michelangelo to fame. The self-promoting Michelangelo...

Periods of heavy rain passing through Mount Morris on Saturday sent patrons of the Mount Morris Rotary Italian Festival scurrying for cover in Bellamy Park, but despite the rain many who attended were unwavered by the weather. Vendors found ways to cope and protect their wares. The entertainment – under the cover of a large tent – kept playing. And...