Monday 11 lug, 19:00. Staten Island, 420 Tompkins Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305, USA. RSVP HERE. Dr. Frances Curcio will be the guest speaker honoring Giuseppe Garibaldi’s 215th birthday at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum during which she will share her culturally rich experience in Caprera where the “Hero of Two Worlds” rests eternally. Dr. Frances Cu...

The Italian nationalist Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807–1882) was memorialized with a bronze statue in Washington Square Park in New York City in 1888. With statues a subject of recent controversy, especially as Columbus Day approaches yet again, the historical context behind this surprising statue of Garibaldi is worth digging into. The mid-nineteenth ce...

In the early 1850s, a cottage in Staten Island, NY, became the home of an inventor and a revolutionist. Both born on Italian soil, one lived in the house, the other was a guest. Collectively, their accomplishments ranged from creator to warrior. After working together for several years, each continued his own path to fulfill a dream. In 2002, the U...

After extensive research, discovering artifacts and uncovering items stored in the basement of the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, the 1849 Gothic Revival cottage that once served as the home of inventor/candle maker Antonio Meucci in Rosebank, a more complete story has been revealed about Meucci and General Giuseppe Garibaldi, the Italian revolutionary a...

Admirers of the British writer Tim Parks might find his latest nonfiction book, “The Hero’s Way” (Norton, 384 pages, $27.95) a surprise. For 40-odd years he has written about his adopted country, Italy, almost always from the point of view of the stranger who has chosen to live there but who continues to notice the things they do differently. His l...

The statue of Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi in Washington Square Park was vandalized, police said Friday. Cops say illegible graffiti was found Thursday spray-painted on three sides of the statue of Garibaldi, an Italian leader credited with helping to unify Italy in the 19th century. The Greenwich Village park has recently been embroile...

Did you know that Christmas isn’t just a day but it’s a frame of mind?! And it’s to celebrate this frame of mind that we’ve decided to tell you about three unforgettable italians this month. It’s been a challenge year for everyone, but I think it’s time to roll our sleeves up again and put us back in the game stronger than before so as King Vittori...

Congratulations to NIAF Member Diana Giovanizzo for her new book, The Woman in Red. The novel is a sweeping tale about the epic life story of Anita Garibaldi, the courageous, headstrong revolutionary who fought for freedom and self-determination in 19th -century Brazil, Uruguay and Italy. It’s one of the most passionate love stories in history. For...

When: October 6th at 7:00 PM EDT - Presented by Toni McKeen. Scroll down to see what we'll cover! Hosted by wiccny About the Webinar Garibaldi was one of the greatest Italian generals. The important battles that he fought with his famous army of Red Shirts, played a major force in the Italian Unification and national independence of Italy. Toni wil...

Tuesday March 17th • 7pm - Casa Belvedere – The Italian Cultural Foundation, 79 Howard Ave, Staten Island, NY 10301. The anniversary of the Unification of Italy / Anniversario dell'Unità d'Italia is a national day that falls annually on March 17. It celebrates the birth of the Italian state, which took place following the proclamation of the Kingdo...