Appuntamento con i grandi nomi del Rinascimento italiano negli Stati Uniti dove nei prossimi giorni verranno inaugurate due importanti mostre, a New York e Williamsburg. Ad aprire i battenti domani sara' "La scultura all'epoca di Donatello: i capolavori del Rinascimento dalla Cattedrale di Firenze", fino al 14 giugno ospite al MOBIA, il Museum of B...

By Lisa L. ColangeloGentrification can't keep the giglio out of Williamsburg. The 129th Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and San Paolino kicks off Wednesday in Brooklyn, with sausage, zeppole and a 4-ton, 65-foot statue to honor a beloved Italian saint.   "It's definitely pride and a tradition," said Joe Galasso, a 41-year-old city fir...

Caravaggio comes to the United States. Three celebrated masterpieces by the great Italian painter will be on display from 8 February to 6 April at the Muscarelle Museum of Art di Williamsburg: two versions of "St. Francis in Meditation" – one on loan from the Church of the Cappuccini in Rome and the other from the City of Carpineto Romano – and the...

It is ready for its close-up! The Giglio festival will dance its way onto the silver screen in the new mob film "The Brooklyn Banker," opening Aug. 5. The flick, which follows a bank official from Williamsburg with ties to a local organized crime family, features scenes set during the 113-year-old Italian-American festival, and to get the right lo...

A spectacular Italian Festival kicking off July 6th in Brooklyn honoring Saint Paolino has it all: faith, food, music, neighborhood pride, history, colorful cultural celebrations and international visitors. Neapolitan immigrants from Italy settled in Williamsburg long ago and brought a beautiful tradition to the streets of Brooklyn with the fi...

by Kevin D'Angelo The Society of Our Lady of the Snow, a cultural nucleus of Italian-American tradition in Greenpoint / Williamsburg is marking its 125th anniversary this year. The celebration begins on Saturday, July 27th, with a 7:00PM candlelight procession, from its hall at 410 Graham Avenue to St. Francis de Paola Church. Over the next ten da...

La storia dell'emigrazione italiana negli Stati Uniti è alla base di ognuna delle chiacchierate con gli ospiti della nostra rubrica. Fenomeno sociale che connota la presenza italiana negli USA di ieri e di oggi e anche di domani, saperne di più serve non solo a capire gli italoamericani, ma anche noi italiani che viviamo al di qua dell'oceano. Ne p...

For the past decade, the annual Italian Festival sponsored by the Colonial Italian American Organization has raised money to help local students pay for college. Some $200,000 has been raised to underwrite scholarships and and other education-related grants. This year's event will be held this weekend, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 12-13 on the grounds of W...

The Muscarelle Museum of Art is hosting an exhibit through April that details the life of one of the leading women of the Middle Ages, marking the first time she has received such a treatment in the U.S.   The exhibit, called Matilda of Canossa and the Origins of the Renaissance, explores the life of Countess Matilda. She was instrumental in...