The story of St. Francis is pretty well known. Yet, sitting in Manhattan’s La MaMa theater watching “God’s Fool,” I wished that, say, Capuchin Friar Remo DiSalvatore, the Franciscans’ provincial based in Union City, was in the next seat connecting the dots for me. But that would miss the genius of Martha Clarke, the creator and director of this non...

Wednesday, June 29, 2022. From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm. Organized by IIC-NY in collaboration with Università di Padova. Italian Cultural Institute in New York - 686 Park Avenue - New York, NY. Entrance: Free. Book Now here. Libera il tuo futuro. Padova nel mondo - Free your future. Padua in the world. the Italian Cultural Institute presents a conversati...

Join us on Monday, July 11 at 6PM at Columbus Citizens Foundation (8 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021) for an intimate discussion with New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. CLICK HERE TO BOOK This event will provide unique insight into the role of State Comptroller and an overview of all issues important to New Yorkers. Book now to reserve y...

Grappa is grabbing more and more attention in the US, thanks to its sustainability through its zero-waste production process, and also because Americans (above all, New Yorkers), are discovering it as a distilled spirit to be savored not only at the end of the meal as a digestive, but also as a cocktail ingredient. For the first time ever, a Grappa...

A new Italian restaurant is opening on the Upper West Side in the former home of a neighborhood staple. For most local foodies, the address at the corner of West 77th Street and Columbus Avenue is remembered as the location of Isabella's — a Mediterranean restaurant that operated in the neighborhood for 30 years before abruptly closing in 2017. It...

Italian conductor Alvise Casellati is set to bring his ‘Opera Italiana is In the Air’ to New York City. The free concert, entitled, “Rebuild Harmony,” will take place at Central Park’s Naumburg Bandshell on June 27 and will be a celebration of female talent. The concert will feature sopranos, Dísella Làrusdóttir and Caitlin Gotimer as well as two o...

Light, funny and bubbly, of course! In just two years, the “Pink Wine” from Apulia – also known by its Italian name Puglia, pronounced “pulia”- triumphed in New York City.  This is what the Summer Fancy Food 2022, the largest U.S. show devoted exclusively to specialty foods and beverages, tells us. In three days, a crowd of guests, foreign buyers,...

AccordingAccording to the New Age philosophy known as Human Design — a Gwyneth Paltrow-endorsed remix of the Myers-Briggs test that pulls from astrology, chakras, and the I Ching — Jeff Katz is a manifestor. What does that mean exactly? “I’m not an expert,” the acclaimed restaurateur behind Crown Shy and Saga admits, but his wife has been telling h...

Reopened in March on New York City’s Lower East Side following a two-year hiatus, Una Pizza Napoletana has wasted no time in returning to form and was just named the top pizzeria in the U.S. by Italian website 50TopPizza. According to the site, its anonymous rankers spent a year dining at pizzerias around the country in order to come up with 50 fin...

Robert De Niro and Al Pacino are still repping the family business half a century later. The screen legends reunited Thursday for a 50th anniversary screening of The Godfather at United Palace, hosted by the Tribeca Film Festival, which De Niro, 78, co-founded in 2002 to revive the cultural scene of lower Manhattan in the wake of 9/11. Pacino, 82,...