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On the occasion of Columbus Day 2020, NYC Council Member Paul Vallone said, “For centuries, Italian Americans have helped shape the course of our nation’s history. Though we were unable to celebrate as we traditionally do, marching down 5th Avenue and with our City Hall Celebration, it’s my honor to celebrate this Italian Heritage Month and recogni...

An Inwood restaurant is getting into the Italian spirit this weekend by holding a San Gennaro festival in the neighborhood. The Tryon Public House is hosting the Uptown San Gennaro Festival starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday. The celebration will take place both inside and outside the restaurant, and all guests are asked to maintain social distancing s...

The story behind the Mother Cabrini statue unveiled by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a ceremony in Battery Park on Oct. 12 is one of perseverance and artistic vision. The sculptors, Giancarlo Biagi and his adopted daughter Jill Burkee-Biagi, gave The Tablet an inside view of their process from concept to completion. The bronze statue, depicting a young Moth...

“Cancel Culture” struck home. John Cartafalsa fought back. Fight back in his memory. For more than thirty years, John Cartafalsa's beloved Columbus sculpture welcomed all who entered the lobby of his Manhattan apartment building. Then one day last summer, "cancel culture" struck home. The bronze figurine vanished, taken from its niche. The 91-year-...

Town of Babylon Councilman Anthony Manetta welcomed Anthony Naccarato, President Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in America, Grand Lodge of New York and Carmine Soldano, President of the Constantino Brumidi Lodge of the Sons & Daughters of Italy in Deer Park to Town Hall to recognize them as part of Italian American Heritage Month in the town.  "An...

October 20th • 7:00-9:00pm - Raphael Santi/Sanzio – Celebrating His Art 500 Years After His Death. Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael, all three known by their first names, are considered the greatest masters of Italian High Renaissance. Raphael created his own recognizable style -serene celestial beauty of religious paintings – but learned from,...

Italian American tradition has many cornerstones, and the Dance of the Giglio is one the most awe-inspiring. To build a Giglio is a feat onto itself, and then to dance this multi-story piece of art is another grand accomplishment altogether. The Giglio Boys of Williamsburg along with their friends from East Harlem, Franklin Square Long Island and m...

Each year in October, the Italian Heritage Club of the Mohawk Valley selects a way to celebrate Italian History Month. This year, Dr. John B. Marchisi, the first Italian immigrant to Utica (1815) was honored by a wreath laying and presentation. Following the event, club president Mrs. Joann Campbell gave a presentation about the pertinent facts of...

The annual Columbus Day Parade went on as scheduled this year, but looked a little different. Rather than marching through the streets, the Columbus Citizens Foundation moved the annual event online with Gov. Andrew Cuomo as the Grand Marshal of the 76th annual event. The event looked to honor Italian Americans and Cuomo was selected as Grand Marsh...

In recent years Christopher Columbus has come under attack by some for his treatment of the indigenous peoples he conquered. And today, a statue of Columbus at the Troy Italian Community Center ramped up the controversy. This sign was hung around the neck of the bust of Columbus that sits outside the building on Fifth Avenue. It says “Stop celebrat...

The Italian flag flies high in Watertown in honor of Columbus Day. Watertown Mayor Jeff Smith and Italian American Civic Association President Richard Warner raised the green, white and red flag in front of city hall Monday afternoon. They were joined by members of the public and city council. Warner says raising the flag on this day symbolizes the...

The Friends of Columbus hosted a Columbus Day celebration at Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village on Saturday, Oct. 10. The event kicked off the celebrations for both Columbus Day and Italian-American Heritage month, which is celebrated in October. Politicians from around the borough, most of whom are conservatives, came out to give remarks during...