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Wednesday, 04/17/2019 - 6:30pm. Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at New York University, 24 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011-8604. Between the late 19th and early 20th centuries, hundreds of thousands of Italians left their country for the Americas. This performance uses words and music to tell their story: a story of hope and creativity that ended...

Saturday, April 13, 2019. 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT. CUNY College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10314. From her Italian family roots in Little Italy and Hoboken to the great opera stages, this award-winning singer/PBS-TV host carries the Italian torch in her debut at the CFA. Her accomplishments include hosting Andrea Boce...

Monday April 8 from 19:00 to 21:00 EDT. Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd, Elmhurst, New York 11373. Tickets here. Free Admission. Donations are accepted and tax-deductible, as Italian Charities of America is a registered section 501c3 nonprofit organization. Movie Showing of the docufiction film "Focaccia Blues" by Italian filmmaker...

For a guy named Gatto — Italian for “cat” — Joe Gatto sure loves dogs. “We have four now,” says the Lynbrook resident, one of the stars of truTV’s hidden-camera prank show “Impractical Jokers,” which begins its eighth season Thursday at 10 p.m. He and his wife, Bessy, “were up to five,” he says, “but we’d also adopted a senior” who has since died....

Last week, GreaterPatchogue published a story about a Ping Pong bar that could possibly come to Patchogue. Facebook commenters responded positively for Ping Pong —  yet some cried out for a bocce bar in the village. Sal Martinico asked, “How about a bocce ball bar too?” Nat Scaccianoce wrote: “Yes on a bocce bar … “ Well, Patchogue already has a bo...

In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY announces the readings of Italian plays in translation to be presented as part of In Scena! 2019. In Scena! will partner for the third year with the Italian Playwright Project (IPP) curated by Valeria Orani (Umanism NYC) together with the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at CUNY, to present a reading of My Hero b...

He’s performed on New York City streets and in the subway. He’s had gigs in the Bronx that started at 4 a.m. And trumpet player Chris Botti told the Journal that he’s played “Everyone’s wedding this side of the L.I.E.,” referring to the Long Island Expressway. “I went up through the ranks,” said the musician, who lives in a New York City hotel. Bot...

In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY announces Tobia Rossi’s play Hide and Seek (Nascondino) as the 2019 Mario Fratti Award winner. The award ceremony will take place on Monday, May 13 at 6pm at the Italian Cultural Institute (686 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021) where the reading of the translation of the play, made by the official translator of the...

Tuesday, March 26th, 8pm; Doors open at 7:30PM. Sicilian Dance Party to Celebrate the Return of Spring; March 26th at 8pm; Goddard Riverside’s Bernie Wohl Center, 647 Columbus Avenue at 91st Street, New York, NY 10025. Tickets $15 in advance on sale now at https://michelamusolino.com/shows or $20 At The Door Legend says that in Sicily when Persepho...

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm EST. Entrance: Free. Italian Cultural Institute of New York - 686 Park Avenue - New York, NY 10065. Book Now. Screening of Sicily Jass The world’s first man in Jazz by Michele Cinque, followed by Q&A with the director and author of the movie. A journey inside the Sicilian chromosome of jazz, forgotten...

The Capital Region lost a legendary baseball player and coach with a fierce competitive spirit when longtime SUNY Schenectady head coach Tim Andi passed away Sunday. Andi, who guided the Royals for 25 years and helped to put the program on the map, died at the age of 64 from a rare auto immune disease. A pitching guru who starred on the mound at se...

The New York Mets have named Al Leiter as a baseball operations adviser for the club and will rejoin the Mets after a near 15 year absence. The team also announced that current Mets’ ambassador John Franco will have expanded duties as also serving as a baseball operations adviser as reported by Tim Britton of The Athletic. Met general manager Brodi...