The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, in collaboration with the AIAE, Association of Italian American Educators, will publish a study on the growth and impact of Italian American educators on American education. The Calandra Institute is seeking Italian American educators from all regions of the United States who have taught and administ...

In July 2016, Lisa Giordano of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, arrived at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute’s midtown Manhattan offices bearing a cache of letters written in Italian. Earlier that same year, on a Saturday morning in March, she had come upon the letters strewn on the sidewalk in front of a brownstone on Degraw Street, betwee...

November 4 (Wednesday) 5:30 pm. Sponsored by: John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College/CUNY - 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor. Contact: 212-966-3245 / danteinitalianonyc@yahoo.com The Dante in Italiano Midtown group has been reading and talking about the Commedia since January 2018. Our slow and steady descent into the Inferno mo...

These are difficult times for Italian Americans, but maybe they always have been. Ever since they arrived, Italians who emigrated to America have very often been treated with contempt, and have worked very hard to earn the respect that is due to them, sacrificing their lives, giving hard work and talent and beauty and excellence to the United State...

Dear Friends, I am delighted to inform you that our July 27 program, “Columbus on Trial,” is now available on the web. We had approximately 170 people who watched it live. As you will see, the program revolves around the notion of how can and/or should we discuss Christopher Columbus, especially in this post-George Floyd murder. For a copy of the f...

I’m ecstatic to share this news! Many passengers, especially immigrants who traveled on the Doria settled in New York and along the East Coast. The airing on CUNY TV (City University of New York's university system) will reach New York City and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut. Many thanks to Dr. Anthony Tamburri, Dean & Distinguished Professor...

Film Screening & Discussion hosted by The Calandra Institute on Zoom Monday, July 27, 2020 at 4 p.m.. Event registration is required and is limited to 100 attendees. Please click on link below to reserve your spot: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FIEG4rjmSqi8EGsbn71Gyg  With the tragic murder of George Floyd by police and the justifiabl...

Friday, March 20, 2020, 9am-6pm. Xavier University of Louisiana, Administration Building Auditorium, 1 Drexel Drive, New Orleans LA. Interest in and devotion to St. Joseph the Carpenter—the Virgin Mary’s husband and Jesus’s foster-father—has been present among Christians since the earliest centuries of the Common Era. Three academic institutions—Xa...

Wednesday March 18 - 6:00 pm. The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute - 25 West 43rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), Manhattan, NY. Admission: free; open to the public. Contact: 212-642-2094 calandra@qc.edu Co-sponsored by the Centro Primo Levi of New York and the Società Dante Alighieri di NYC, Inc. The panelists will discuss the fir...

March 11 (Wednesday) 6:00 pm. The John D. Calandra Italan American Institute - 25 West 43rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), Manhattan, NY. Admission: free; open to the public. Contact: 212-642-2094 calandra@qc.edu Co-sponsored by the Società Dante Alighieri di NYC, Inc. Through a presentation of two recent books by Giuseppe Faustini, Professo...