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When: Wednesday May, 18 2022 - Wednesday May, 25 2022 - Where: Italian Cultural Institute - NY - What: Venice Original: a project to sustain and promote the artistic and traditional craftsmanship of Venice A selection of authentic Venetian craftsmanship objects on display at the Italian Cultural Institute on the occasion of Italy on Madison. On May...

The Belmont Business Improvement District (BID) will host a brief press ceremony on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 11:00 AM to celebrate the co-naming of East 189th Street at Belmont Avenue in honor of Phil Foglia, a public servant who tirelessly advocated for the Italian American community and who passed away too soon at 69 years due to complications...

For countless Italian Americans, many of the best-loved hallmarks of our distinct culture are intrinsically tied to Catholic tradition.  Even for those who have let their personal practice lapse, or for others who come from different religious backgrounds, recollections of a special feast day in the old neighborhood, or holiday traditions rooted in...

May 5 - June 8, 2022. Entrance: Free. Italian Cultural Institute in New York - 686 Park Avenue - New York, NY. Book now. The exhibition is dedicated to the stories of the rescue of 300 Jews in Assisi, and also promotes the city of Assisi thanks to a video dedicated to the beauties of the city and the Franciscan message. The Museum of Memory, concei...

Chef Marc Forgione is taking over the restaurant at 1 Fifth Avenue, at Eighth Street, formerly home to the disgraced celebrity chef Mario Batali’s Italian restaurant Otto Enoteca Pizzeria. According to Forgione — who’s behind the wood-fired favorite Peasant and his namesake Tribeca establishment Restaurant Marc Forgione — the restaurant will be cal...

In celebration of Endicott’s restaurant week, Little Italy Endicott hosted a special pop up restaurant Monday, May 2 at Celebrations on the Avenue. People from around the community gathered together for a three course meal featuring a variety of Italian food. Special performances were also held by Ralph Muro and acoustic guitar duo Nino Samiani and...

One of the coolest recent examples of outdoor dining in the city is coming back this summer to the Bronx’s Little Italy.  Piazza di Belmont is set to return to Arthur Avenue for the third year starting next month from East 186th St. to Crescent Ave. The popular thoroughfare will be closed to vehicular traffic from 6pm to 10pm on Fridays and Saturda...

IT’S BACK! The Festival Committee is happy to announce that the Saint Anthony’s Festival is BACK for 2022. After two years of cancellations due to the pandemic, Cortland’s favorite Italian Festival and celebration of Saint Anthony will be held on Saturday, June 11th and Sunday, June 12th. Many of the Festival favorites are planned—the Spaghetti Sup...

The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University will present “Being Ariodante” on May 13-14, 2022. The opera, which was written by American composer Jonathan Dawe, will be conducted by Benjamin Grow and stars Bryce McClendon, Dickie Hearts, Sydney Anderson, Richard Pittsinger, Cree Carrico, Vako Gvelesiani, Gil Sweeney, and Chris Bu...

A new era begins for Giovanni Bartocci (above and below, left) and Marco Ventura at Via Della Pace. (The two also recently opened the small grocery Via Della Scrofa at 60 E. Fourth St.) Last night, the restaurant had a soft opening in its new home at 87 E. Fourth St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery... after months of delays while waiting for a...

United Airlines restores the daily direct connection Naples - New York/Newark with the first flight departing from Naples airport. The connection will operate until October 29. It joins the daily direct flights, operated all year round, from Rome and Milan Malpensa to the airline's New York/Newark hub and the seasonal connection from Rome to the Wa...

In the early 1850s, a cottage in Staten Island, NY, became the home of an inventor and a revolutionist. Both born on Italian soil, one lived in the house, the other was a guest. Collectively, their accomplishments ranged from creator to warrior. After working together for several years, each continued his own path to fulfill a dream. In 2002, the U...