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The sound of music and crowds cheering echoed up Fifth Avenue as the 77th Columbus Day Parade weaved through Midtown to the Upper East Side Monday. The parade was the largest celebration on Fifth Avenue to happen since the coronavirus hit the city in 2020, canceling last year’s Columbus Day Parade and so many other cultural celebrations. Thousands...

Buffalo’s Italian American community is celebrating a big weekend in the Queen City. The Federation of Italian American Societies hosted its annual banquet Sunday night for the first time since the pandemic began. It’s a celebration of Italian culture and the opportunity to recognize the significant contributions of Italian Americans. News 4’s Jacq...

Opera returns to the Townhouse on Saturday, October 16 at 6PM. Cristoforo Colombo is an opera in four acts and an epilogue by Alberto Franchetti to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica, commissioned in 1892 to celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the Columbus Voyage. Tickets cost $35. The evening is presented by CCF, in partnership with Teatro Grattac...

In the Auditorium of Stanze Italiane, a video conversation with Gaetana Marrone-Puglia, Fabio Finotti, Gian Piero Brunetta, (Padova University), Maria DiBattista, (Princeton University), and with the daughter of the director Francesco Rosi, the actress Carolina Rosi. Gaetana Marrone-Puglia is full Professor of Italian Studies at Princeton Universit...

A Baroque painting considered lost to art history for more than 50 years is on exhibit at Iona College through December. A sharp-eyed art historian, Iona College visual arts professor Thomas Ruggio, knew that a painting of the Holy Family with the infant St. John was a 17th-century Italian Baroque work when he visited the Church of the Holy Family,...

There's nothing like sweater weather to serve as the perfect excuse for some major edible indulgence. After all, fall is the season of the harvest, Halloween treats, Thanksgiving, and, for the more globally minded gourmands among us, Eataly's Restaurant Fest. Now that's a reason to celebrate. The beloved dining festival returns to New York's favori...

Cosimo's Italian Fine Cuisine hosted its grand opening on Friday, Oct. 1. The restaurant is located at 668 South Country Road East in Patchogue. Owner Cosimo Fragomeni said over the summer he was driving past the location after a catering event, and he had a gut feeling that he should check it out.  He spoke to the owner of the business, and just a...

Francesca Alderisi, senatrice di Forza Italia eletta nella ripartizione estera Nord e Centro America, ha partecipato al gala di beneficienza che apre le celebrazioni del Columbus Day a New York. “Dopo tanto tempo, emozionata di essere di nuovo qui a questo importante appuntamento”, ha dichiarato la parlamentare a margine dell’evento. In una nota, p...

Closing day of the Medici's Symposium on the occasion of the MET Exhibition: “The Medici Portraits and Politics -1512-1570”. Thursday, October 14, 4PM to 6PM. Italian Cultural Institute of New York, 686 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065. Free Entrance. Book here. Delicacies and poisons: the Art of the Table during the Medici Era - Second Part Moderat...

A place for capturing and sharing Italian American culture and history opened Saturday  in Buffalo. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Saturday morning at the Centro Culturale Italiano di Buffalo's new home inside the former North Park library, 2351 Delaware Ave. The new location for CCI Buffalo will be the site of genealogy research, lessons in la...

Second day of the Medici Symposium on the occasion of the Metropolitan Museum exhibition: “The Medici Portraits and Politics -1512-1570”. Wednesday, October 13 -10:30AM / Noon. Italian Cultural Institute of New York, 686 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065. Free Entrance. Book here. The Art of Restoration. Moderator: Carlo Falciani Accademy of Fine Art...

Two opposing ceremonies will take place Monday to mark Columbus Day. The Columbus Monument Corporation will host a wreath-laying ceremony at the Columbus monument in downtown Syracuse on Monday morning. The ceremony will be followed by a luncheon at the Oncenter. County Executive Ryan McMahon and John and Leigh-Ann Tumino of the nonprofit In My Fat...