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The editorial team celebrates with NIAF President John Viola at our NYC office, which we call La Casa di i-Italy
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Letizia Airos(May 18, 2017)
A new magazine. Our design isn’t the only thing different about us. After four years of covering New York, we’ve decided to reach out to readers in other American cities: Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington DC. And Miami, Philadelphia and Chicago are just around the bend... That means we won't just be talking about the New York area.
Italian judge and prosecuting magistrate, Judge Giovanni Falcone
Life & People
Alex Catti(May 23, 2017)
On May 23rd, 1992, the Mafia in Sicily tragically killed Judge Giovanni Falcone, who dedicated his career to fighting organized crime. Now, 25 years later, the Fulbright Commission Italy has joined with the Fondazione Falcone and the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) to create a grant for students in the field of Criminology.
Frank Serpico behind the scenes with Antonino D’Ambrosio. Photo: Trevor Tweeten
Art & Culture
Stanislao Pugliese(May 10, 2017)
For the first part of his life, Frank Serpico had to deal with the corruption of the New York City Police Department. Once he agreed to testify at the Knapp Commission in 1971 and then after the Peter Maas book and Sidney Lumet film (1973) starring Al Pacino, he had to deal with the mythical figure of Serpico.
In front of the Mother Italy sculpture in Poses Park on Hunter College Campus
Art & Culture
Joelle Grosso(May 15, 2017)
The Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York recently showed their gratitude to the finest individuals and organizations in the Italian American community during the 2017 Leonardo da Vinci Award Ceremony.
Francis Ford Coppola on the set of The-Godfather Part-III (1991)
Art & Culture
Fred Gardaphe(May 18, 2017)
If you know the lm well, you will appreciate the ideas surrounding the decisions the director made before and during the production. All in all, the value here is the unique access the Notebook gives us to the way Coppola worked, and this is the beauty of the book
Lorenzo Lucchetti in Cyrano de Bergerac (Conte De Guiche), Teatro dei Conciatori
Life & People
William Pen(May 19, 2017)
Recently graduated from the prestigious The Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York, actor Lorenzo Lucchetti is about to make a name for himself in the entertainment business both in Italy and in the US, where he dreams to follow the steps of his two biggest role models: Marlon Brando and Jim Carrey.
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Alex Catti(May 15, 2017)
On Saturday, May 13th, the Association of Italian American Educators welcomed Guido Dettoni della Grazia–the prolific Italian artist, sculptor, and creator of the “Global Peace Network.” While in New York, the artist held the United States’ first ever “Peace Gathering” at Hofstra University. Participants created their own wax sculptures to both find their own peace and to contribute to the global Peace Network.
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Joelle Grosso(May 10, 2017)
Gruppo Italiano (GI) and Il Gattopardo Group recently put on a rare Italian pastry baking demonstration by famed Pastry Chef, Pietro Macellaro. The i-Italy team got the opportunity to talk to the master chocolatier as well as the owner of Italian fine dining restaurants, Gianfranco Sorrentino, in an exclusive interview.
Art & Culture
Judith Harris(May 10, 2017)
The 57th Venice Biennale, the world's oldest international exhibition of contemporary visual art, opens May 13 under the theme "Viva arte viva," or "Long Live Living Art." Founded in 1895, this prestigious art show-of-shows...
Antonio Canova's sculpture of George Washington comes to the USA
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Joelle Grosso(April 28, 2017)
A statue of George Washington created by one of the greatest Italian neoclassical sculptors of all time, Antonio Canova, will be displayed at the Frick Collection starting on May 22nd, 2018 and it provides an entirely new outlook on America’s...
“Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer" opens in November at the Met
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Joelle Grosso(May 11, 2017)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is organizing its largest Michelangelo exhibition to date which will run from November 13th through February 12th, 2018. The upcoming show entitled “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer" will feature the...
Indivisible - Edoardo De Angelis
From June 1-7 at the Film Society Lincoln Center - Walter Reade Theater, the upcoming festival, in its 17th edition, will once again put the spotlight on contemporary Italian films, featuring eight North American and six New York premieres.
With actress Monica Bellucci Mistress of Ceremonies and Claudia Cardinale (see the official poster above) Cannes speaks Italian more then any other year. Movies lovers all around the world are highly anticipating the 2017 Cannes Film Festival which...
In preparation for Consorzio Vasari’s Florence in New York Trade Show that will take place from May 15-17, a press conference was recently held at the Italian Trade Agency to discuss the exciting upcoming schedule.
The Hillyer Art Space in Washington, D.C. presents an exciting exhibition from May 5—July 2, featuring Italian artists Marco Bagnoli, Domenico Bianchi, and Remo Salvadori, whose work will also be part of the inaugural show at the Magazzino Italian...
From gladiators yielding plastic daggers to 3D adventures, the old Colosseum is up to new tricks, which include an exhibition showing its lively post-combat history.
The Mobile Care Clinic and one of the women who got her screening
The American-Italian Cancer Foundation operates with the mission to support cancer research, education, and control. Among its many successes in improving cancer research through the years, the Foundation has conducted outstanding work in helping...
Stefano Albertini interviews Fred Plotkin at Casa Italiana All Photos by: Molly Engleman
At New York University's Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, Fred Plotkin hosted nearly half a dozen live interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Italian Opera. Now, his series "Adventures in Italian Opera" is nearing the...
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Cyclist Tour Italy With the 100th Giro d'Italia

Starting in Sardinia and ending in Milan, this year's Giro d'Italia will bring more challenges than every before. Competitors are up against the the rocky terrain of Mount Etna, the sprinting flats of Tuscany, the valleys of the Dolomites, and the thin altitude of the Alps. Who will take home the first place prize this year? Stay tuned! The races kick off May 5th and end May 28th.
Art & Culture

Pecore in erba: A Satirical Work by Alberto Caviglia

A groundbreaking Italian mockumentary entitled “Pecore in erba” made it’s debut in New York this week as part of NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò’s “Primi al Cinema” film series.
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Ocho Pasos Adelante: Dealing with Autism

The Scuola d'Italia G. Marconi, the only bilingual English-Italian school in the country, recently hosted a screening of a documentary entitled “Ocho Pasos Adelante” by Italian director Selene Colombo which takes us on an intimate journey with five young children living in Argentina who have been diagnosed with various levels of autism.
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Taormina’s Teatro Greco: Backdrop to G7 Summit

Featured in the logo of the Italian presidency of the G7 in 2017, the archeological wonder will serve as the setting for the G7 annual photo on May 27, as well as a concert venue for the delegates later that day.
Art & Culture

New Martone TV Series about Eduardo De Filippo

Mario Martone excitedly introduces his new Naples based television show about the famous early 1900s actor Eduardo De Filippo. This will be the directors very first TV series after releasing 15 successful films since his debut in 1985.
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Taking Pride in Italy's Outdoor Murales

Legend has it that Romulus founded Rome 2,770 years ago on April 21. Among the birthday celebrations was an outdoor concert on the Tiber River to honor artist William Kentridge, whose 1,804-feet long frieze decorates the embankment. Other handsome murals are now also appearing in Rome.
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Italian Sonorities and Acoustic Communities

Listening to the Soundscapes of Italianità. Annual Conference @ the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute (April 28-29, 2017)
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Eataly Protects Da Vinci's ‘The Last Supper’

Eataly is funding an air-filtration system that will extend the painting’s life by an estimated 500 years, nearly doubling its current age. The Italian food mecca shared the details of the installation at an international press conference linked between New York, Milan, and São Paulo, Brazil.
Art & Culture

High End Fashion Guideline: Flowers Everywhere

"Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” A sarcastic Miranda Priestly declaimed in the 2006 cult movie The Devil Wears Prada. Besides being downright appealing, this selection of dresses and accessories (including a beauty essential) will literally make you feel “in bloom-” especially when the arrival of spring and summer in New York decides to make us wait a little longer… And we’re quite sure Ms. Priestly would agree, too.
Art & Culture

New York New York: Rediscovering America, in Milan

"New York New York: rediscovering America," an exciting new exhibition in Milan's Museo del Novecento and the Gallerie d'Italia in the Palazzo di Scala, encompassing a variety of Italian masterpieces and their personal depiction of modern New York City and the United States.
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Lampedusa Mayor Giusy Nicolini, SOS Mediterranee Win Unesco Prize

The UNESCO Houphouet-Boigny Prize for peace research went April 19 to Giusy Nicolini, mayor of the isle of Lampedusa, for her work in saving the lives of countless refugees and migrants.
Art & Culture

Gucci Sponsors New Project for Boboli Gardens

Two million euros will be distributed to the Uffizi Galleries to revive the culture and history of Florence's Boboli Garden.
Art & Culture

The Italy of Thomas Jefferson

Casa Italiana recently hosted a multimedia exhibit dedicated to American Founding Father and third President of the United States and his surprising influences from Italian culture.
Art & Culture

Giuseppe Di Piazza: Stories in Frames

The powerful visual narrative of the life of writer and photographer Giuseppe Di Piazza. A childhood in Palermo. A career in Rome and, later, Milan. Close ties to New York and “Italian” America. But there’s more to him than that, as can be seen in his "Landscapes"— on display at NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò starting next week, Thursday, April 20th—and in his singular portraits of women…
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Connecting Italian Studies to Italian Companies

Montclair University hosted a meeting with NJ/NY-based Italian companies to talk about and create new synergies between education and business, discussing the Italian language as a useful tool and creating internship opportunities.
The "Premio Piccolo Cafe - Fabrizio Alessandrini" Awards
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For the Best Storytellers: Piccolo Cafe Award - Fabrizio Alessandrini

Goosebump-worthy photography: a brand new exhibition space is launched in a Manhattan café frequented by Al Pacino and Uma Thurman. Dedicated to emerging young talents, the “Premio Piccolo Café – Fabrizio Alessandrini” awards offer recipients the opportunity to display their work in New York.
Art & Culture

Inspiring Interview with 34-year-old Met Maestro Daniele Rustioni

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò (NYU) airs the fifth episode of "Adventures in Italian Opera" with Fred Plotkin. This episode features Daniele Rustioni, a 34 year old Italian conductor who recently completed his debut at the Metropolitan Opera, among many other impressive milestones.
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Renzo Arbore: "The Mythical Totò Changed Our lives For the Better"

Extraordinary commemorations for Totò, the actor who died 50 years ago, include the opening of a museum in his honor. For Renzo Arbore, "Totò was my myth, an artist who changed our lives for the better."
Life & People

Paola Prestini–A Vision Into Art

Composer of music, producer, mentor, and impresario–Paola Prestini is a brilliant talent of Italian origin. Founder of VisionIntoArt, an interdisciplinary art company, Prestini is also the Creative Director of National Sawdust, a non-profit venue with the mission of being a platform for contemporary artists to see their visions shine through. This May 3rd, the National Sawdust organization will present its spring gala honoring Renée Fleming, Philip Glass, and artist Helga Davis, among prestigious guests like actress Julianne Moore. We had the chance to meet up with Paola and interview her about her career and her experiences with National Sawdust.
Facts & Stories

NIAF Mourns the Passing of Founding Member Pino Cicala

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Pino Cicala, one of the founders of NIAF and a tireless promoter of the Italian culture in the greater Washington, D.C. area for more than half a century.
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A Rome court annulled a short-lived ban on ride-hailing app Uber on Friday in the latest twist to a battle between the San Francisco-based multinational and Italy's traditional taxi cabs.

Laura Biagiotti, an Italian fashion designer who conquered global markets with her soft, loose women's clothes and luxurious knits that won her the nickname "Queen of Cashmere," died Friday following a heart attack. She was 73.

U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Italy on Tuesday ahead of meetings with Pope Francis and Italian leaders, on the third leg of his first international trip since taking office.

A concerted campaign by Italy to inject fresh talent into the country’s moribund museum sector was thrown into disarray on Thursday after a court struck down the appointment of five new museum directors.

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni lobbied President Trump on Wednesday to make a dramatic about-face and open the United States border to more migrants, while police detained at least two dozen protesters in the city.

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni lobbied President Trump on Wednesday to make a dramatic about-face and open the United States border to more migrants, while police detained at least two dozen protesters in the city.

First lady Melania Trump told the children of the Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital to “Stay strong and positive” during a visit after President Donald Trump’s and her meeting with Pope Francis. Meanwhile, first daughter Ivanka Trump praised the “strength, faith, and perseverance” of human trafficking victims during a visit to a Rome-based center which works with refugees.

US President Donald Trump has said he is "more determined than ever" to pursue peace in the world after meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican.

Nicky Hayden, a champion motorcycle racer, died at an Italian hospital Monday, five days after being struck by a car while bicycling as part of his training on the Rimini coast.

This week, former President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump will travel abroad in Europe.

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Italy in NY Calendar

Format: 2017-06-26
Format: 2017-06-26

May 26

Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence
10:00 am
Washington
National Gallery of Art
6th & Constitution Ave NW
20565 Washington D.C.
United States
Botticelli and the Search for the Divine
10:00 am to 05:00 pm
Boston
Museum of Fine Arts
Avenue of the Arts 465 Huntington Avenue
02115 Boston, MA
United States
Maurizio Cattelan Art Installation: “America”
10:00 am to 05:00 pm
New York
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Ave
10128 New York, NY
United States
Art Exhibitions:Mimmo Rotella: Selected Early Works
10:00 am to 06:00 pm
New York
Gladstone 64 Gallery
130 East 64th Street
10065 New York, NY
United States
Exhibition: European Art at the Time of the Treaties of Rome: Informel, Abstracion, Zero, around 1957
10:00 am to 05:00 pm
New York
Italian Cultural Institute
686 Park Ave
10021 New York, NY
United States

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