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Ho assistito silenziosamente e, con molta attenzione, all’incontro organizzato da Learn Italy per il master internazionale in formato Executive in “Communication, Promotion & New Media” del quale, il presidente Massimo Veccia, mi spiega brevemente le finalità, compreso la storia dell’agenzia. Da oltre undici anni Learn Italy organizza e prepara i g...

Yogi Berra once said, "A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore." Well, neither are postage stamps. They cost 55 cents for a forever stamp, and that's the price for the Yogi Berra stamp issued Thursday by the U.S. Postal Service. The stamp honoring the New York Yankees Hall of Famer and the man of endless philosophical musings was dedicated during a cer...

The dinner was preceded by a video sent to all the members of the Accademia Italiana della Cucina and guests, from a restaurateur/friend of Philip Guardione, Giovanni Ardizzone, owner of  “Da Nino,”  in the town of Letojanni, located next to Taormina. Ardizzone shared some typical Sicilian dishes and showed admiration for his friend who has brought...

The American Foundation of Savoy Orders (Savoy Foundation), as part of its “Chivalry for Children’s Causes™” mission, granted $50,000 for The New York Foundling’s 2021 in-person outdoor summer camp program for inner-city youth in upstate New York. The NY Foundling CEO and President Bill Baccaglini accepted the Savoy Foundation’s grant check on Apri...

Gary Perone has two very big anniversaries this year. The first came in March when he and his wife Ellena celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. And this week, will mark 20 years since the Brooklyn Cyclones came into existence with the Tottenville resident as one of its trusted employees. The wedding anniversary was special. The pandemic wiped...

Uncle Louie G’s distinctive blue-and-white-striped awnings shade the thresholds of scores of Italian ice shops throughout Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens — plus a few in New Jersey and one in Lindenhurst — but, until May, Nassau County was a Louie G’s-free zone. That changed when a spiffy new location took up residence in Oceanside, in the same...

Growing up in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn in the 1960s and 70s, Daniel Paterna was well aware of the sweeping yet often inaccurate stereotype of his Italian-American enclave. “In my household, my parents frowned on the clichés of the Italian-American gangster or buffoon,” Paterna says. “It was an earnest way of life: no guns, no mafia, no dead bodies, no...

On Monday June 28th at 7:00 PM, Opera Italiana is in the Air returns to Central Park to present a special, one-night only, open-air performance of beloved Italian opera classics under the baton of Maestro Alvise Casellati at the newly reopened Naumburg Bandshell. A summer evening of music that is free and open to the public, the concert will be tit...

The New York State Senate approved the appointment of a restaurateur and staunch defender of Christopher Columbus, Angelo Vivolo, to the CUNY Board of Trustees last week, after Gov. Andrew Cuomo nominated him the preceding weekend. Vivolo was interviewed at the State Senate’s board confirmation hearings on June 7, where he was approved for the six-...

The organizers of Festa Italiana announced this week that the annual late-summer event will return this summer to its normal spot on the calendar and normal location in front of Syracuse City Hall. The 2021 event is scheduled for the weekend of September 17, 18 and 19. Organizers of the festival, which usually hosts up to 20 restaurant vendors, hav...

Professor of religion Alyssa Maldonado-Estrada says that growing up in New York City she was always fascinated by street fairs. “There’s just a certain sort of magic about them,” she says. “You’re walking down the street, thinking it’s just a normal day, and all of a sudden you happen upon a saint’s procession or celebration. There are tents, speci...

Bocce is the game that moves as you play. If you’re Italian and you live near or in Lockport, you know about bocce, a slow-moving sport similar to lawn bowling and curling. And you know Bill Rosenberg, president of the Short Street Bocce Club, who said today’s heavy hitters are Bob’s Barber Shop (men) and the Lake Ladies (women), not to be confused...