Ever wondered what it’s like to navigate Hollywood’s golden era with icons like Frank Sinatra and Robert Mitchum?  What defines the essence of resilience and the enduring power of family bonds? Join us as we sit down with the remarkable Brenda Vaccaro, who takes us on a heartfelt journey through her Italian heritage and family history. Venture into...

Dear Members of the Italian American Community, I extend our heartfelt congratulations to John Viola, and his parents, Vincent and Teresa, owners of the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup champion Florida Panthers. The Panthers won their first title in franchise history on June 24 with a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers in Game 7 of the champ...

Dear friends, it has been a very, very busy but exciting June for all of us here at We the Italians. We started it in New York's Little Italy with the opening party of the magnificent Red Sauce Studio, the latest genius brainchild of John Viola and the group that makes the Italian American Podcast with him, including my friends Rossella Rago and Pa...

Join us in our latest episode as we celebrate the Italian American community and culture from our new Red Sauce Studio in Little Italy, Manhattan. We continue to look towards the future and are excited to see what new adventures we will have with our brand new studio. In this episode we give thanks to those who have helped us get to where we are to...

Ciao Paesani and welcome to an exciting new era for the Italian American Podcast, because we are broadcasting from our brand new Red Sauce Studio in the heart of Little Italy, Manhattan. Join us as we celebrate this exciting new chapter with Pat, Rosella, John, and Dolores reuniting hours before the ribbon cutting ceremony that will officially open...

May 31, 2024 Little Italy, Manhattan, New York

The annual COPOMIAO meeting, held on June 1 in NYC in Little Italy's Italian American Museum, demonstrated a national coalition on the rise through the steady leadership of Basil M. Russo, who was unanimously elected to a third consecutive term by his peers. The Italian American Museum is not yet open to the public, as crews wrap up with a years-lo...

ISDA National President Basil Russo and VP John Viola were presented with the inaugural “Reputation Award” at the Italian Cultural Institute of NYC (Istituto Italiano di Cultura di New York) by Davide Ippolito, a celebrated publisher, filmmaker and producer. At the ceremony, Russo and Viola were honored for creating the Italian American Future Lead...

The Italian Reputation Award ceremony was held at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, an esteemed recognition for individuals who have distinguished themselves in the reputational field through constant commitment and innovation across various professional sectors to promote Italy globally. The event was hosted by journalist Francesca Di Ma...

Explore the deep roots of the Italian community in New Haven, CT with our esteemed guests, Frank Stellato and “Uncle Frank” Carano as we explore the cultural and culinary importance of the St. Andrew of Amalfi Society and the indelible mark of Italian migration on New Haven’s history.   Savor the stories of reconnecting with family history and trad...