NEWS FROM : NEW YORK  

A customer ordering a slice of pie at Mr. Pizza’s Pasta House in New Springville would never know by glancing at Jaxson Zollo that the energetic toddler was born with a potentially life-threatening heart condition. Jaxson, who will be 3 years old in June, has defied all the odds and he does not sit still even for a second as his parents, Dennis and...

The autographed score of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor at the IIC-NY on the occasion of the new production at the Metropolitan Opera, conducted by Riccardo Frizza. The precious manuscript will be on display from April, 22 to  May, 20 2022 - 10AM to 4PM -  Italian Cultural Institute 686 Park Avenue, NY.  Lucia di Lammermoor is undoubtedly, togethe...

Tuesday, May 10, 2022. 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM CEST. Online event. Register here. This event is co-organized by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medicine, and The Rockefeller University in New York (The Tri-Institutions, or “Tri-I”), partnering with Associazione Internazionale Ricercatori Italiani (AIRI) New York Chapter and under th...

Italian Charities of America is proud to present the first event of our Spring 2022 Italian American Speaker Series! Join us for a free virtual event: A Sicilian Discussion and Q&A with Dr. Gaetano Cipolla on April 27th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. Click Here To Register For This Event! Dr. Cipolla will be speaking about his organization and its mission,...

Folks walking the High Line this week are pulling out their iPhones to photograph a funny new sculpture, “You Know Who I Am,” at the end of a spur spur in a valley of buildings on West 16th Street. Measured to the torch, the 5-meter-tall bronze copy of the Statue of Liberty – her classic face and straight Greek nose topped with an emoji-esque mask...

The New York Auto Show was pretty predictable for the most part; lots of model refreshes, trim lines and new engines. The stuff you would expect from a lot of auto shows. But there was one truly bizarre, inexplicable appearance: the Fiat 500 Electric. For reasons unknown to us, or even to a Stellantis PR representative, the Fiat booth was not adorn...

If you’ve been searching for the best Cannoli in NYC, you’ve come to the right place. With so many Italian restaurants and bakeries in NYC, it can be hard to know where to look for the best Cannoli in NYC. There are so many options and so many Cannoli places in NYC! Hopefully this list of locations for the best Cannoli in NYC will give you some gui...

Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 6pm. Free, open to the public, and held in person at the Calandra Institute - 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10036. RSVP by calling (212) 642-2094. In Scena! presents an informal discussion among Italian and Italian American playwrights on the meaning and importance of identity in their work. Guests: Tobia Rossi...

After two years of suspension, the IBBL NY (Italian Brands Basketball League) the basketball tournament that combine sport and Italian excellence is back in New York. On April 8, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn was chosen as the grand opening event, where the Brooklyn Nets stars usually take the court. This year the tournament will also see the par...

On April 3, 2022 Domenic Giampino, President of Italian Charities of America received the Italian American Culture Award from Festival of Song USA. The award was given by the Festival of Song USA Board Member William Russo and President/Organizer Maria Grazia Romania Lindh. President Giampino was extremely honored to receive such a meaningful award...

Teri Russo, who championed causes for the developmentally challenged, particularly those with Down Syndrome, for whom she provided food, shelter and clothing, and whose “rights as children of God” she fought for tirelessly, died April 8 in Staten Island University Hospital. She was 82.  Ms. Russo dedicated her life to disabled, forgotten children a...

Whenever traveling, it is always best to consult with the locals before picking a restaurant. This is especially true in a city like New York where the world is quite literally your oyster. It’s even more true when you’re looking for a good place to eat Italian since NYC is home to third largest population of Italians outside of Italy. Manhattan ha...