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Take a front-row seat to the Metropolitan Opera’s lavish production Puccini’s Turandot as part of the popular Live in HD series. Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska stars as the cold-hearted title princess in Franco Zeffirelli’s famed staging, alongside tenor Yonghoon Lee as the bold prince determined to win her love.  Enjoy one of the great mas...

Thursday, May 12, 6:00 PM. Columbus Citizens Foundation - 8 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021. RSVP here. Please note, due to the nature of this event, space is limited. Book now to ensure your attendance. Join us on for a sweet evening with C. Marina Marchese, beekeeper, author, and American’s only honey expert trained in Italy. Marina will dem...

The Belmont Business Improvement District and National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) welcomed Marco Marsilio, President of Abruzzo, Italy and his delegation to the neighborhood on Thursday, April 21. The visit started with a tour of Bronx Little Italy with stops at Borgatti’s Ravioli and Egg Noodles, Terranova Bakery, Joe’s Italian Deli, Teite...

Dion DiMucci is best known as the rock ‘n’ roller who rose to fame more than a half-century ago with such hits as “I Wonder Why,” “Teenager in Love” and “Runaround Sue.” And, of course, there’s his signature song, “The Wanderer,” a number that spoke to the Bronx-born artist’s gutsy attitude. But his wandering didn’t end there. Dion, as he’s simply...

Chris Riverso, former Director of Football Operations and Recruiting Coordinator at Grambling State University, was named Director of Football Operations at Fordham University it was announced by head coach Joe Conlin. Riverso arrived at Rose Hill after spending the 2021 season as the Director of Football Operations and Recruiting Coordinator at Gr...

You have either eaten at Bacaro Italian Tavern in Massapequa Park, know someone who has or need to move it up on your list of must-places to try. The food, service and atmosphere are all in alignment and have made it one of the most notable, bustling Italian restaurants on the island. The owners, Joseph Bonacore and Thomas Soluri, have said it best...

April 29 and 30. John D Calandra Italian American Institute | 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, NY. Attendance at the conference is open to all and free of charge, but space is limited. Please call to register: 212-642-2094. Proof of vaccination and ID are required upon entry. Masks are encouraged but not required. The conference will be l...

One-hundred years ago, a church was built to accommodate a growing Roman Catholic congregation. Albany architect Andrew Delehanty designed the building, Our Lady of Mercy Roman Catholic Church in Colonie; and Italian immigrants were among those who helped build the church and then later attended worship services there. Since 2009, it has been the h...

When: Mon, April 25, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Where: CIMA – Center for Italian Modern Art, 421 Broome Street, Floor 4, New York, NY 10013 Opera has dealt with injustice and political conflict since its inception around 1600. It is towards the end of the nineteenth century, though, that composers – in conjunction with the blossoming of a new m...

Buffalo’s Italian Heritage Festival is coming back this year after the COVID-19 pandemic kept it from happening in 2021. “Bringing it back, bringing it back a little bit different, I think is going to be really exciting,” said Lindsey Lauren Visser, who’s the Deputy Director of the Italian Cultural Center. “I think it’s just been something that peo...

Monday, April 25 2022 | 6PM. Italian Cultural Institute, 686 Park Avenue, NY. Please, RSVP HERE. Italian Masterpieces. Foundation for Italian Art & Culture (FIAC). Alain Elkann, President, FIAC in conversation with Fabio Finotti, Director, IIC New York. Free entrance. Guests will be asked proof of vaccination and ID upon entry. The event will be st...

Call it bel canto in the Rust Belt. The Metropolitan Opera’s new production of “Lucia di Lammermoor” plucks the ill-fated heroine out of the Scottish hills where Sir Walter Scott placed her in his 1819 novel and where Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti kept her in his opera 16 years later. Instead, director Simon Stone has transplanted her to a con...