Italian Charities of America is proud to present the first event of our Spring 2022 Italian American Speaker Series! Join us for a free virtual event: A Sicilian Discussion and Q&A with Dr. Gaetano Cipolla on April 27th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. Click Here To Register For This Event! Dr. Cipolla will be speaking about his organization and its mission,...

Join us on November 30 at 6pm for an enlightening evening with Gaetano Cipolla, an authority on Sicilian culture and language. RSVP Here. He is Professor Emeritus at St. John’s University and President and Editor of Arba Sicula, an international organization that promotes Sicilian culture. Dr. Cipolla launched two series of books on Sicilian cultur...

In occasione della presenza a Palermo di Gaetano Cipolla, professore emerito della St. Johns’s University, il Presidente della Regione Siciliana Nello Musumeci ha incontrato alcuni rappresentanti dell’associazionismo siciliano d’emigrazione. A darne notizia è Salvatore Augello, che il 5 giugno scorso ha fatto parte della delegazione insieme al Pres...

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. I AM BOOKS, 189 NORTH STREET, BOSTON, MA 02113. Gaetano Cipolla is a retired professor of Italian and Chairman of the Department of Modern Foreign Languages at St. John’s University in New York City. Cipolla has written numerous scholarly articles on Dante, Petrarch, Tasso, Pirandello, Calvino and others. Some of his e...

Sul siciliano scritto e parlato c’è molto interesse da diversi studiosi nazionali ed internazionali, come dimostrano i numerosi libri e saggi che continuano ad essere scritti sia in Italia sia all’estero. Sappiamo che la “Poesia Siciliana”, scritta nel 1230 in siciliano presso la corte di Federico II di Svevia, è la prima documentazione in lingua n...

I’m a firm believer that if the remnant of our community is to survive we need to participate in culturally relevant and edifying social gatherings to help strengthen our faith, family and community ties. Last Monday, I attended such an event at St. John’s University in Queens, New York organized by Prof. Gaetano Cipolla of Arba Sicula and Michela...

Dear Friends, I am happy to announce that Arba Sicula and Legas have just created an ONLINE STORE where you can buy books on Sicilian language and culture. Visit our site at Arbasicula.org. Browse through the Legas catalogue and order the books online by following the link. For every purchase valued $14.00, Legas will send you an additional book th...

Everyone knows that the first regional group among the Italian community in the US is the one from Sicily. The period of mass emigration, the one starting in 1880 and ending more or less in the early 20's of the XXth century, didn't see at the beginning Sicily as the main region of departure. Some Sicilians had previously gone to New Orleans (at th...