NEWS FROM : NEW YORK  

  When: December 1st at 7:00 PM EST - Hosted by Westchester Italian Cultural Center - Presented by Toni McKeen Christmas and the Italian culture... Two things we have come to love. Now put them together and you have a divine pairing! We will talk about many of the favorite Italian traditions that we celebrate during the holidays and how they came t...

The NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs, Consulate General of Italy in New York, and Magazzino Italian Art  presented an outdoor screening of Francesco Simeti’s video work Unrelenting (2020) on  November 17, 2020, from 5 to 7 PM. The artwork was projected in largescale on the exterior of the Consulate building, visible on the southwest cor...

As the Columbus Monument Corporation Board was preparing for the 86th Annual Columbus Day Wreath Ceremony, our emotions were mixed with thoughts – negative and positive. We were happy to have our Italian American and Central New York communities share the celebration we have always cherished reflecting our heritage and the hard fought “battle” our...

Dear friends, we are pleased to report that we have topped off our new building and the new brick facade is being applied. Due to COVID-19 we have postponed all of our fundraising activities for the year including our annual Golf Classic and Ambasciatore Awards dinner. However, we ask that you be as generous as possible during this time of our Annu...

Today, Magazzino Italian Art announces plans to expand the museum campus in Cold Spring, NY, with the acquisition of 3.5 acres of additional land and creation of a new 13,000-square-foot pavilion for special exhibitions, and public and educational programs. Designed by Spanish architects Alberto Campo Baeza and Miguel Quismondo, the latter of whom...

After terrorists crashed two planes into the Twin Towers, Arthur E. Imperatore Sr.’s NY Waterway ferries hustled 150,000 people out of New York. When a commuter jet made an emergency landing on the Hudson River, Imperatore’s ferries rushed to the scene, helping to rescue everyone on board. Imperatore, the “visionary entrepreneur” who is credited wi...

Opening a business is no easy undertaking but trying to open one in the middle of a pandemic comes with even more challenges. Fresh pasta is made from scratch every day at Pasta Louise. Owner Allison Arevalo shared some of the tasty dishes with News 12. "The food feels fresh. We use lots of local ingredients and lots of organic ingredients. It does...

Four years ago, one of the trendiest fashion items among U.S. soccer fans was the jersey of a team in Italy’s third division. Under the direction of American CEO Ted Philipakos and American owners led by Joe Tacopina, Venezia FC rocketed to chic hipster status in a matter of months. The club also succeeded on the field, gaining promotion from the f...

Joe Strada would always walk into a typical pizzeria and feel like something was missing — something, breathtaking. His long-held concept for an ideal pizzeria will now be brought to life with Mozzafiato Pizzeria — which translates to “breathtaking” in Italian — opening at 1950 Middle Country Road in Centereach this fall. Mozzafiato Pizzeria will o...

Eating out during the winter is tough especially with COVID-19 restrictions in place, but Primi Italian Steakhouse in West Islip is getting creative. They are featuring cool new options for guests to enjoy.  Like all Long Island restaurants, Primi Italian had to pivot their business plan due to the virus. “Adapt the business, takeout, social distan...

Continua negli USA la quinta edizione della Settimana della Cucina Italiana nel Mondo, iniziata lunedì 16 novembre dall’Ambasciata d’Italia a Washington, e che si concluderà domenica 22 novembre. Quest’anno il Consolato Generale d’Italia a New York, in partnership con la Camera di Commercio Italia-America e l’Accademia italiana della Cucina oltre c...

Not far from the city where Romeo and Juliet fell in love [Verona], the small commune of Isola della Scala produces some of Italy’s most prized varieties of rice. Unlike other parts of Italy, in this region, rice– not pasta– is the carbohydrate of choice. In October, the rice-farming families, like the Melotti’s, dive into harvest, processing the p...