The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will celebrate its 47th Anniversary Gala at the elegant Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, October 29, 2022. This year, NIAF will salute its 2022 Region of Honor, Tuscany, the birthplace of the Italian language and Renaissance. Hosting the black-tie event will be Maria Bartiromo, a...

Joe Quattrone, witness to 50 years of Congressional history from his barber’s booth in the Rayburn Building, will be retiring at the end of August. Mr. Quattrone started on Mar. 2nd, 1971, coinciding with a Weather Underground bomb going off in a Senate bathroom. Over the years, he has remained, even after all but one of the barber shops in the Hou...

The "Storia e memorie" group of 21 students and teachers from Friuli and Sardegna returned to Italy this weekend after an intensive three-week program at Georgetown University and Casa Italiana. The program was funded by the Italian Senate and managed by Fri.Sa.Li World in cooperation with the Embassy of Italy. A CISC team - Liz DiGregorio, Anna Is...

Chefs are thinking outside the box for new pizza restaurants. Little Grand is now open on H Street, Northeast with “New York-ish” pies and “Sicilian-ish” squares. At Bethesda ghost food hall Ensemble, Pizza TBD launched this week with a hybrid Roman-Detroit (Rotroit?) rectangular style.  Going a more traditional route—with a style that is still unc...

As part of the project “Storia e memorie” (history and memories), on Monday, July 11, the Embassy of Italy welcomed a group of 15 Italian students and 6 teachers from high schools in Sardinia and Friuli. The project is promoted by the “Commissione per la Biblioteca e l’Archivio Storico del Senato della Repubblica” (Commission for the Library and th...

Every year the AMHS awards scholarships to two outstanding students who have demonstrated both academic excellence and a strong interest in Italian culture and the Italian language. As often happens, this year’s selection process was extremely challenging for the AMHS Scholarship Committee (Lucio D’Andrea, Peter Bell, Mark Lino, Ray LaVerghetta, Ro...

The second in-person program for 2022 at Casa Italiana on May 15 was a successful and fun event.  About 80 AMHS members and guests enjoyed a lively panel discussion on why Italian cuisine is not only delicious but nutritious and healthy too. The event was organized by AMHS, with the Casa Italiana Sociocultural Center Inc. and the Casa Italiana Lang...

The Italian Cultural Society held its Gala Awards Dinner 2022 “Beyond the Runway” at the Italian Embassy on June 10. The evening began with a cocktail reception, both indoors and on the sun-dappled patio to the sounds of a jazz trio. Ambassador Mariangela Zappia welcomed guests and lauded the ICS for its Italian language instruction, which opens th...

Zucchero Fornaciari World Wild Tour 2022. September 14, 2022 @ 8:00 PM. Howard Theatre, 620 T Street NW, Washington DC 20001. Buy tickets here. Credited as the father of Italian blues and boasting over 50 million records sold worldwide, Zucchero is coming back to the United States with a special, intimate performance at the Howard Theatre in Washin...

The Italian Minister of the Interior Luciana Lamorgese visited the United States of America on June 16, 2022. In the early afternoon, the Minister held meetings with U.S. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, as well as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. Topics of discussion included combating organized crime and terrorism, coun...