The Italian American Baseball Foundation and Federation of Italian Baseball and Softball signed a memorandum of understanding to further the strong and growing partnership between both organizations. Joe Quagliano, President and Founder of IABF, and Andrea Marcon, President of FIBS, signed shared copies of the document prior to the 2022 IABF Gala a...

The larger-than-life Rockefeller Center Christmas tree once again came to life Wednesday evening in New York City. The 12-ton, 82-foot Norway spruce — adorned with 50,000 lights — was crowned with a star ornament that holds 3 million Swarovski crystals. Almost lost to history, it was Italian immigrants, during the height of the Great Depression in...

The heavyweights at Major Food Group are opening Torrisi Bar and Restaurant in Manhattan on Thursday, December 1. The new restaurant — from the team behind spots like Carbone and the Grill, which often feel like glitzy, luxury theater with celebrity-packed seats — is located inside the landmarked, 19th-century Puck Building, formerly home to reside...

Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 5:00 PM. Local 92 Restaurant, 92 Second Avenue, NYC. Grab your tarantella shoes and join Alessandra Belloni and the renowned Southern Italian folk company I Giullari di Piazza (The Jesters of the Square) for a Benefit performance of "Tarantata," a production of songs, tarantellas, and magic rituals used to cure the mythi...

Fondazione Mont'e Prama and the Metropolitan Museum of New York have signed an agreement for an exhibition on the ancient history of Sardinia, which will open in May 2023 and remain open until November of the same year. Mont'e Prama director Nadia Canu, who curated the exhibition's scientific project, together with Sean Hemingway, curator of the Gr...

Italian treats always seem to find their way to a holiday table at Christmas time in Upstate New York. And thank goodness for that! Italian Americans make up a huge number of families who can trace their heritage back to the Old Country.  And because of that, authentic Italian bakeries and delicious gelato shops are pretty easy to find all over the...

The Callas Tribute Prize will return at the Italian Cultural Institute on Monday, November 28. The awards, which will begin at 6 pm, are conceived by Dante Mariti and produced by Melos International. The event, which falls on the centenary of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s birth, celebrates Maria Callas and Pasolini, two icons of Italian culture, featuring...

Spending the morning rush at a café for a quick coffee and pastry is not as common as it used to be. But luckily, there's still Italian breakfast in bed! This week, Leonelli Focacceria e Pasticceria, an Italian bakery located in the Evelyn Hotel of Manhattan, launched Pastry Chef Salvatore Martone's latest treat: frozen sfogliatelle ready to bake a...

While in America the black transgender community proactively asks for protection, in Italy there is a legislative vacuum on same-sex couples. Based on three simple and powerful words, Know Your Rights, this was the first conference on domestic abuse organized at the New York Consulate by the Tri-State Comites in collaboration with the Italian Women...

Every time we decide we want something new to eat, we might head for Italian. It is just our nature to do this. Even in New York. We walk in our neighborhood and usually find places to go. But sometimes we want to try something different. Not the same pizza. Of course, here in New York, it is always the same. It looks the same. It tastes the same....