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The small town of Pontida in northern Italy has sparked outrage by offering free parking permits to pregnant women and young mothers — but only if they are married or an EU citizen.
Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said the government is still committed to a bill that would grant citizenship rights to children born to migrant parents.
An investigation by Italy's police and the anti-drugs squad found several representatives of Colombian drug barons selling cocaine across Sicily with the help of the local mafia.
A trio of researchers with Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia in Italy has created an earthquake warning system that reliably predicted a series of aftershocks after a major quake in Italy.
Being one of four pupils in the country to have achieved perfect grades in the Junior Certificate is an impressive feat.
Like Christmas Day or the announcement of the newest iPhone, the release of Olive Garden’s Never Ending Pasta Pass is quickly becoming one of the most anticipated events of the year.
When Joyce Mariani moved back to Cleveland from Italy, she was disappointed to not find theaters showing the award winning films she had seen back in Europe.
YuMi the humanoid robot showed no signs of nerves on Tuesday night as it raised its baton to conduct the Lucca Philharmonic orchestra alongside Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.
The Italian Center and the Ladies Auxiliary invite local dignitaries, members of the Italian-American community and the general public to join them in recognition and celebration of Italian Heritage Month, as designated by Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro and City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison.
A vandal defiled a larger-than-life statue of Christopher Columbus in Central Park on Tuesday, leaving “blood”-red paint on the explorer’s hands and scrawling “Hate will not be tolerated” on its pedestal.
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Italy in NY Calendar
Offered collaboratively with the Italian American Scientists of Long Island and the Center for Italian Studies. Program includes presentations and a poster symposium by Italian scientists. Breakfast and light lunch refreshments will be offered to provide an opportunity for informal meet-and-greet exchange with and among the participating scientists. Free and open to the public.
Italian language enrichment course for children ages 4 to 10. Students are grouped by age and ability level in this full immersion enrichment class. The program is designed to allow students to acquire an understanding of and develop basic communication skills in the Italian language, while exploring its culture by engaging directly in interactive learning. They will follow a routine that is meant to reinforce what they have previously acquired and facilitate the acquisition of new topics. It is designed as an immersion language and cultural experience, with the outcome of having children with no previous knowledge or understanding of spoken Italian acquire linguistic communicative skills and an appreciation of Italian culture and way of life.
Passage is an artist’s vision of the movement of immigrants. Yorgos Giotsas uses materials of the earth to bring a tactile feel to his work, thus engaging us in the journey. His images of immigrants in New York City in the early 1900s could be our grandparents from Magna Grecia (Southern Italy). Yet he does not stop there as he moves us visually through the passage, with heart-wrenching yet hopeful images, of immigrants today landing in Sicily. Sponsored by the Italian American Museum/Consulate General of Greece in New York.
Admission: free; open to the public
Contact: Prof. Janine Coyne, Curator 212-965-9000
A 12-week program of Italian Heritage and Culture presented by Professor Louis Leonini. This course will concentrate on a culture which has given Western civilization and the world so many things. The class will explore the regions and provinces in the Italian peninsula including their history, dialects, foods, and their contributions in art, literature, music, science, etc. Sponsored by the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum. Admission: $175/$60 members; open to the public.
Outdoor Italian Festival with Specialty Foods, Live Music, Exhibits, Kids Activities, Vendors, Wine Tastings, Raffles, and a Showcase of Italian classic and performance autos and motorbikes. Fundraiser to support the ongoing works of The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere "A Unique Campus Showcasing the Rich Heritage & Culture of Italy."