The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University will present “Being Ariodante” on May 13-14, 2022. The opera, which was written by American composer Jonathan Dawe, will be conducted by Benjamin Grow and stars Bryce McClendon, Dickie Hearts, Sydney Anderson, Richard Pittsinger, Cree Carrico, Vako Gvelesiani, Gil Sweeney, and Chris Bu...

A new era begins for Giovanni Bartocci (above and below, left) and Marco Ventura at Via Della Pace. (The two also recently opened the small grocery Via Della Scrofa at 60 E. Fourth St.) Last night, the restaurant had a soft opening in its new home at 87 E. Fourth St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery... after months of delays while waiting for a...

The lawsuit between Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) and the city of Pittsburgh regarding the fate of the Schenley Park Columbus statue is in the discovery process, and a rally was recently held at the historical site where protestors demanded that the tarps be removed from the monument. Judge John McVay, who is presiding over the suit,...

When Fabio Finotti welcomes us to the Italian Institute of Culture, he acts like a gracious host. The Director has been in New York for one year, but he is already comfortable with the many cultural Italian realities of the city.  We chose to interview him last for this series of articles dedicated to the promoters of our heritage, because he is th...

Tucked away on Greene Street in Lower Manhattan is a storefront whose late-19th century cast-iron facade—complete with ornate Corinthian columns drenched in a rich cream color—juxtaposes against bold, red branding. This cohesion of contemporary design and historic architecture serves as the backdrop for Italian lighting brand Foscarini’s flagship N...

ITA (Italian Trade Agency), in collaboration with FEDERORAFI (Federazioni Nazionale Orafi Argentieri Gioiellieri Fabbricanti) and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will host “The Italian Jewelry Manifesto” a three-day inspirational and educational workshop on the strategy of the Italian Jewelry Sector, featuring over 50 Italian jewelry brand...

Friday, May 20, 2022, 8:00 PM EDT. The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY. Ticket is 25 $. . Pianist Alexis Zingale, creator of the Southern Italian Piano Project, performs works of under-represented southern Italian composers. Recital will include works of A. Scarlatti, D. Scarlatti, Cimarosa, Longo, Cilea, Pila...

Calling all foodies! As the Italians say, qui si mangia bene–here, we eat well! Whether you live in the Big Apple or are traveling in from afar, taking a trip to Mulberry Street to eat is a must.  NYC’s Little Italy is steaming hot with savory Italian cuisine, and centuries-old recipes straight from Nonna’s cookbook.  In the late 1800s, Italians em...

In the heart of Columbia University, the most famous university campus of the Upper West Side, a six-story gem stands out from the rest of the buildings. It is the headquarters of the Italian Academy, which was founded in 1991, subsequent to a deal made between Columbia University and the Italian Republic and that, before that time, had been the “C...

Even as questions about the future of traditionally office-concentrated neighborhoods like midtown and the Financial District continue to make headlines, new restaurants and bars move into the formerly much buzzier areas.  Firenze Ristorante Toscano & Bar is the latest addition to the former, an Eataly operation on the third floor of 101 Liberty St...