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For 78 years it happened on September 8. The streets of this Italian East Village neighborhood in New York City were strung with banners and lights and a replica of the black Madonna del Tindari was paraded through the neighborhood and brought to the window of a small chapel that couldn't hold more than a dozen people at a time.   Sicilian i...

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò - 24 West 12th Street - New York, NY 10011. OCTOBER 29, 2015 - 06:00 PMA Short History of the Italian Renaissance (I.B. Tauris, 2015) by Virginia Cox (Chair of the Department of Italian Studies, NYU). The author in conversation with Stefano Albertini (NYU) and Christopher Celenza (John...

di Maurita Cardone   Vedere un testo teatrale italiano contemporaneo tradotto per i palcoscenici newyorchesi è di per sé motivo di gioia per chi, come noi, segue la cultura italiana nella Grande Mela e sa quanto raro sia che qualsiasi cosa sia venuta dopo Pirandello (e che non sia Eduardo De Filippo) attraversi l'Atlantico. Ma Dealers of Sou...

by Julie Besonen   On any given weekend, NoLIta's tastefully curated boutiques are brimming with avid shoppers. Over on the Bowery, the New Museum draws contemporary art lovers. Seekers of spiritual atonement — or the merely curious — slip into the Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, a historic sanctuary on the corner of Mott and Prince...

by Christopher Barca   For the second straight year, Community Board 5 voted to keep Fresh Pond Road between Woodbine and Menahan free of revelers in early September. In a 27-8 decision, the board turned down an application by the Federazione Italo-Americana di Brooklyn and Queens to host its 23rd annual street fair from Sept. 8 to 11,...

October 1 (Saturday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Conference: Guido Gozzano in America. An international "Convegno," in recognition of the centennial of the death of Poet Guido Gozzano (1883-1916). Offered collaboratively by the Gradiva International Poetry Society and the Center for Italian Studies at Stony Brook University. Program as it is curre...

Quando nel proprio lavoro ci si mette passione e determinazione, non solo si ottengono grandi soddisfazioni personali, ma la cosa più appagante si ottiene quando il proprio impegno viene riconosciuto e apprezzato anche all'esterno. Il prossimo 16 marzo, nella serata annuale di gala che si terrà al "El Caribe Country Club" di Brooklyn, New York, org...

Located near LaGuardia Airport and Jackson Heights, Joey's Place in East Elmhurst draws a faithful clientele to the restaurant for excellent Italian cuisine and to the adjacent bar and lounge that always hosts a lively crowd.   Joey's Place has been serving the community, airport staff and visitors to New York staying in nearby hotels for 21...

A group of local graduates were honored at a yearly tradition in Hastings-on-Hudson Sunday morning.Seven Yonkers students received the Enrico Fermi Scholarship at Westchester Manor during a special breakfast ceremony.   The scholarship award was started in the Italian-American community 51 years ago. The breakfast was attended by local...

by David L. Shaw   Thirty-five years ago, Vincent "Jimmy" Colella was named the first recipient of the Father Joseph Beatini Award, presented annually by the St. Anthony Commission to a person of Italian descent for outstanding community service. The latest honoree is Michael Scaglione — the man who now lives in Colella's former Lincoln...

Event Description:Lecture with screening of selections from documentaries on the theme: Ethnicity, National Identity and Multiculturalism in Contemporary Italy. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Center for Italian Studies.   Location Information:West Campus - Harriman Hall (View Map)Nicolls RoadMain EntranceStony Brook, NY 11794...

A northern Italian village is holding a memorial ceremony to honor two U.S. World War II pilots who died when their bomber crashed into a mountain in 1945.   Relatives of pilot Earl Remmel of Hooker, Oklahoma, and surviving crew member Isidore Ifshin, a Bronx native living in Boca Raton, Florida, plan to attend Sunday's ceremony in Ronzo di...