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Yesterday I witnessed a genuine feel good story. You know the story by now. Boy leaves Calabria at the age of four and immigrates with his family to the Bronx. This article skips what happened between the Bronx decades ago when he grew up on Arthur Avenue until now, when he triumphantly returned with his pride and joy, ACF Fiorentina. It focuses on...

From Florence, Italy to the Bronx’s Little Italy. Italian Professional Football Club ACF Fiorentina to be Welcomed on Arthur Avenue With a Celebratory “Pep Rally” Sunday Afternoon, July 21. In Advance of Their Final USA International Champions Cup (ICC) Game, ACF Fiorentina Will Be Greeted By Fans, Local Officials & Business Owners, including Mario...

In the late ’60s and early ’70s, while Hollywood was in the throes of the Easy Rider movie-brat revolution, six thousand miles away, the Italian film industry was too busy ripping off Hitchcock and splashing the screen red with blood to take much notice. Dismissed by American critics at the time as low-rent imports barely deserving of the bottom ha...

The 46th World Series of Bocce gets rolling on Thursday, July 18 at the Toccolana Club, located at 1412 E. Dominick St., and organizers say this year’s event is sure to be a winner. The annual event will run through Sunday evening, as more than 150 teams vie for over $30,000 in prize money. The tournament is free and open to the public, and parking...

Rocco Commisso has done a lot of deals in his time. But when he finally had the chance to buy Italian soccer club Fiorentina, it was one of his quickest. “From letter of intent, I think it was less than two and a half weeks before I did signing and closing,” he told me in an interview. “We signed and closed on the same day, which means I didn't do...

Labyrinth Arts Collective is pleased to present Walk This Way: Imagining My Staten Island. The opening event is scheduled for July14th with headlining comedian Mary Dimino slated to perform at Stapleton Waterfront Park. Events will take place on the waterfront, in ArtBuilt Studios. Walk This Way is a series of shows and creative workshops celebrati...

A Celebration of Italian and International Dance Artists with guests from the U.S. and Italy, Thursday August 15 at 8 PM Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55 Street Tickets: $40; $20 for students and seniors; $90 for performance and cast party Reservations: www.eventbrite.com Antonio Fini announces the 9th annual Fini Dance International Gala and A...

Borough Park is not Williamsburg. The corner of 58th St. & 18th Ave is Brooklyn-Brooklyn and the headquarters, the still-beating heart, of the Brooklyn Italians Soccer Club. “It used to be Italian people as far as you could see in this neighborhood,” said Ludo Masucci, current club director, unlocking the front door and nodding to a family of Hasid...

Exactly 50 years to the day after the 1969 Stonewall uprising, pop icon and longtime LGBTQ advocate Lady Gaga made a surprise appearance outside the now-historic space. “I love you so, so much. Happy World Pride,” Gaga said as she took the stage in front of thousands of New Yorkers and visitors from around the world who gathered for Pride Live’s St...

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere’s inaugural “Taste of Italy” BocceFest Sunday saw hundreds participate in a professional bocce tournament, kids activities, award presentations and prizes, raffles, live entertainment, dinner — and indulge in authentic Italian specialties at all day food stations. These days the age-old sport of boc...

Our 1st IABF Sponsored College Showcase is scheduled for August 15 on the Campus of NYIT. The IABFshowcase allows young, talented players to learn from top college coaches while showcasing your abilities to elite college programs and pro scouts.  Among the colleges that have committed are NYIT, UConn, Sacred Heart, U of Maine, Fordham, Post U and s...

From July 12-14, 2019, Magazzino will present its second annual curated film festival, set from Friday-Sunday, presented in partnership with the Cold Spring Film Society. The festival invites visitors from the region and beyond to engage with Italian cinema culture. This year’s festival is themed Up the Boot – a tribute to the origins of this year’...