Grab a glass of wine and relax with the Greater New York Region for its first mini Italian film festival! Courtesy of the award-winning television channel Eurochannel, four short films by Italian filmmakers will be screened in Italian with English subtitles.   The screening will be followed by a guided conversation and time for networking. L...

Thursday, January 28, 6:00-8:30 pm - John D Calandra Italian American Institute (CUNY) - 25 W 43rd St., 17th Floor, New York, NY 10036   On the occasion of the paperback reprint of Renzo De Felice's The Jews in Fascist Italy, this panel will explore the genesis of the book and its place in contemporary historiography. Commissioned...

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 6pmJohn D. Calandra Italian American InstituteQueens College, CUNY - 25 West 43rd Street, 17th floor - New York, NY 10036 Aniella, Concetta, Giuseppina, and Maddelana are the quartet of immigrant women at the core of author and blogger Fran Claro's book The Macaroni's in the Basement (2014). This collection of s...

by Vincenza Di Maggio   "He who loves cannot help but create better societies," said Luigi De Magistris, mayor of Naples, on Thursday evening at the Calandra Italian American Institute of the City of New York, directed by Dean Anthony Tamburri and where Italian-Americans gathered to hear him speak about the controversial issue of immigration...

  WTI Magazine #79    2016 May 13Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   Ciao from Rome! Welcome to the 79th issue of our online magazine. The second tour of presentations of We the Italians – the book has been a big success! Once again I've been lucky to meet a lot of committed successful Italian Americans and Italians recently moved to t...

Monday, September 22 Luzzi creates a personal portrait of Italy that leaps past clichés, delving into why Italian Americans have complicated relationships with the "old country" and how it is that Italy has produced astonishing and significant art while suffering from corruption, political fragmentation, and an enfeebled civil society.   Wi...

The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College/CUNY presents a free screening of "Rehearsal for a Sicilian Tragedy" on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m.   Actor and director John Turturro takes audiences on a haunting, intimate journey to his maternal homeland of Sicily while exploring the island's vanishing traditions—the few r...

Nel corso del suo viaggio a New York lo scorso giugno, Il Sindaco di Napoli Luigi de Magistris ha partecipato a una tavola rotonda su invito del J. D. Calandra Italian American Instiotute" della City University di New York. L'istituto è il più grande centro di studi e ricerche negli USA interamente dedicato all'esperienza italiana nelle Americhe....

by Barbara Gigante Per tornare alle origini di un'interrogazione sulla cultura specificatamente italoamericana bisogna risalire al 1825. È Ugo Foscolo, insospettabilmente, a darne notizia e a formulare in un carteggio, per la prima volta, un pensiero esplicitamente rivolto a questa sottocategoria letteraria.   Fino al 1885 se ne perdono poi...

Please join us in celebrating . . .- Reading, reception, and book signing of the 2013 Poetry Prize winner Joelle Biele's collection of poems, Broom, translated into Italian by Irene Marchegiani and Emanuele Pettener.- 25 years since Bordighera Press began publishing the journal, Voices in Italian Americana, followed by the VIA Folios series in 1993...