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N. C.(October 19, 2017)
For the 150th anniversary of Arturo Toscanini’s birth, the “Cameristi della Scala” chamber orchestra will be performing a Celebration Concert in dedication to the iconic Italian musician. The event sponsored by Salini Impregilo Group and Lane Industries will take place at the Peter B. Lewis Theatre of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum this November 2nd.
Indivisibile at Lincoln Plaza
Life & People
Alex Catti(October 20, 2017)
On occasion of the Settimana della Lingua italiana nel mondo, The Association of Italian American Educators assembled an intimate gathering on Monday night to reflect on the promotion of the Italian culture in the United States. The event was held during the 17th annual “Settimana della Lingua italiana nel mondo,” which aims to promote the Italian language and culture on an international scale. Guest speakers that night included actor and producer Tony Lo Bianco and distinguished Italian-American studies scholar Dr. Vincenzo Milione.
Art & Culture
Appearances in Boston and New York in November for Italy’s “Prince of Singer-Songwriters”. After an award-winning career spanning nearly 50 years, De Gregori will finally make his US debut in November.
Members of the European Youth Orchestra from the Netherlands.
Art & Culture
S. K.(October 18, 2017)
Britain’s decision in 2016 to leave the European Union shook the foundations of the bloc, particularly within the arts world. The prestigious European Youth Orchestra (ages 16 to 26), headquartered for decades in London, relies heavily on EU funding to survive. However, once Britain leaves the Union, this funding will not remain available to the orchestra if it is based in the UK. In the face of extinction, the EUYO must turn to fresh solutions in order to survive.
Facts & Stories
N. C.(October 18, 2017)
The Italian luxury fashion brand has taken a step forward to rise up against animal cruelty and to protect animals' rights, along with Armani, Hugo Boss, Stella McCartney, H&M, and many others.
Art & Culture
F. A.(October 17, 2017)
As part of the celebrations for the 17th International Italian Language Week an array of special events that aim to promote Italian language and culture are scheduled all around the world. This years event, which runs until October 22, has the theme: "Italian at the Cinema, Italian in the Cinema".
Art & Culture
This year’s theme of the 17th edition of the Week of Italian Language in the World is the cinema, to highlight the role that the film-making industry and its stars had in developing our society and our language.
Art & Culture
I. I.(October 13, 2017)
Last Thursday, a large crowd flocked to the Art Center at Queens College of The City University of New York for the inauguration of the exhibition The Fabric of Cultures: Systems in the Making. The Made in Italy--Designers Link Their Collections to their Local Roots, Emphasizing Tradition and Local Culture
Life & People
Meet artist Margaret Ricciardi, born 103 years ago in Brooklyn to immigrants from Calitri (Avellino). Joining her in as she recounts her family memories and her life as an artist, is Margaret’s niece, Laura Erikson. This interview is a preview, part of the Second Season of the I-ITALY TV SERIES "Grandparents and Grandchildren in Italian America." And stay tuned for the full video.
Facts & Stories
Judith Harris(October 11, 2017)
The olive harvest has come to Italy early this year. Despite the overheated summer, scant rain and risk of the nasty bacterium Xylella fastidiosa, both quality and production are excellent.
Art & Culture
From October 18 to 22, New York University's Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and Stony Brook University's Center for Italian Studies will host the best in Italian contemporary cinema: premieres, great authors, young talented directors, iconic faces, and meetings between the media and the festival’s guests. For this edition, director and actor Sergio Castellitto will be our guest of honor during the screening of his films: Non ti muovere and Venuto al mondo. To pay tribute to Castellitto's career on this occasion, he will receive the Nino Manfredi Art Excellence Award.
Art & Culture
Natasha Lardera(September 28, 2017)
The Blue Bus Project: Making Socially Conscious Art on the Streets. This school bus doesn't take you to a classroom, but it comes to you. It comes to your neighborhood to provide a safe space for artists and communities to merge, while cultivating self-worth, social expression, imagination and creativity.
Botticella in Rome
Facts & Stories
Harris Judith(October 04, 2017)
Italians have discovered a love of animals. As attacks against the horse-drawn carriages of Rome increase, equestrian tourism is on the rise. And at present the 60 million pet dogs in Italy equals the country's human population.
Art & Culture
Join this Monday (October 16, 2017 - 6:30-8:30pm‌) Lecture Hall 101, Feliciano School of Business at Montclair State University. "Critical Made in Italy Part 3: Cinema" is the title of series, designed by the Inserra Chair in Italian and...
Art & Culture
Everyone knows that Rome destroyed Jerusalem in 70 CE. But most people do not appreciate how much, in the period before the War, Rome also built up Jerusalem, serving as a valuable ally and as a stabilizing force during the interminable Hasmonean...
Left - Consul General Francesco Genuardi, GEI President Lucio Caputo, Governator Andrew Cuomo rappresentative Dolores Alfieri, Gilberto Benetton, Ambassador Armando Varricchio and Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations in New York, Sebastiano Cardi
Life & People
Alex Catti(October 11, 2017)
Gilberto Benetton receives the prestigious “GEI Award” as chairman of Autogrill. The Italian company has a powerful presence both in Italy and in the United States. Founded by president of the Gruppo Esponenti Italiani (GEI) Lucio Caputo, the award...
By Antonio Marras
Multimedia exhibition curated by Eugenia Paulicelli (Queens College Art Center Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library). Exhibit highlights the Made in Italy aspect in which designers link their collections to the places in which they were made, emphasizing...
The U.S. Department of State has announced that entries for the DV-2019 lottery began accepting entries as of October 3, 2017 at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and will continue to accept entries until noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4),...
Joseph Guagliardo, national president of the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian-American Organizations
Joseph Guagliardo, national president of the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian-American Organizations, recounts how the “Columbus Controversy” started in New York and explains why it touches all Italian Americans, “both the blue-collars and...
Marching on Fifth Avenue? Yes, this year's Columbus Day Parade has a new protagonist, and thanks to the idea, direction, and performance of Massimiliano Finazzer, he will meet the people attending the most important Italian parade in the United...
Massimiliano Finazzer Flory as Giuseppe Verdi
Giuseppe Verdi is at the parade on Fifth Avenue with a coordinated choreography around Cultural Heritage sites protected by UNESCO. A performance personifying the Region of Lombardy and the Fondazione Stelline. It's a beautiful gesture guided...

“Why I became a First Time Marcher”

Barnes & Noble Chairman and Founder Creates Theme Entitled "A Celebration of Italian-American Authors" and Invites them to March Up Fifth Avenue. I will march because I was personally invited...
Facts & Stories

Italian Soccer on the Front Lines to Help Those in Need

The Roma Club New York calls all soccer fans to collect for an event in support of the people affected by the hurricanes.
Life & People

Italian Culture, Food, and Fun at Hofstra University

Earlier this month, Hofstra University hosted its 25th annual Italian festival. The day was a chance for the Long Island community to experience a bit of traditional Italian culture, from dancing to food, and to enjoy the beautiful weather that day on the University’s campus.
Ferrari – 70th Anniversary – Join Us in NYC
Facts & Stories

Join Ferrari in New York City over Columbus Day Weekend

Commemorate Ferrari’s 70th Anniversary by visiting an iconic collection of Ferrari vehicles in Manhattan.
Art & Culture

Stony Brook University Center for Italian Hosts Annual Concorso d'Eleganza

Stony Brook University’s 12th annual Concorso d’Eleganza was a success! Approximately 80 Italian cars rallied at the University located in the suburbs of New York City in order to show their cars and to attest to the “elegance” of Italian design. The event is hosted by the University’s Center for Italian Studies, which looks to promote the Italian language and culture both within and outside of the University.
Facts & Stories

John M. Viola Resigns as President and COO of NIAF

(Washington, D.C. – September 25, 2017) The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) announces the resignation of John M. Viola, president and chief operating officer of NIAF, effective December 31, 2017. The NIAF Board has begun a search for Viola’s successor.
Parole Parole S01E22: DESIDERIO
Art & Culture

Parole, parole

Casa Italiana Zerili Marimò at NYU is producing its own in house web series dedicated to the Italian language. Each episode of Parole Parole features a special guest presenting an Italian word that is dear to them for literary, linguistic, historical or purely personal reasons.
Art & Culture

Summering it Up in the Forum: ISAR and Sustainable Archeology

An international archaeological team has been sifting through 2,000 years of ancient Roman history at the base of the Palatine Hill, where traces of cabins dating from the time of Romulus and Remus have been found
Facts & Stories

Columbus Day. "A Celebration of Italian-American Authors"

Barnes & Noble Announces More Than 100 Italian-American Authors Marching Up Fifth Avenue in the Columbus Citizens Foundation's Annual Columbus Day Parade. Chairman and Founder of Barnes & Noble Leonard Riggio Is this year's Grand Marshal and created the theme "A Celebration of Italian-American Authors" Barnes & Noble Will Hand Out 50,000 Copies of The Constitution of the United States of America with the Declaration of Independence for Free at the Parade. Angelo Vivolo, President of the Columbus Citizens Foundation, had this to say; "The Columbus Citizens Foundation is so honored to have Leonard Riggio as this year's Grand Marshal in our 73rdannual parade. His celebration of Italian-American authors and his creation of this year's Parade theme are both clear indications of the Parade's intention of celebrating Italian-American culture and achievement."
Art & Culture

The Enchantment of the Sewing Machine

This September and October 2017 don't miss the chance to experience the several performances that Italian artist Elena Berriolo will present at the Children's Museum of the Arts in New York. This is a unique opportunity to witness this innovative performer who chose to investigate the world through a fascinating instrument: the sewing machine.
Art & Culture

Hokusai Life Coloured

Claudia Piscitelli follows an enigmatic and intricate innermost path and rather than simply painting, she challenges the limits and crafty pushes the boundaries of traditional technique until she finds her artistic tools with which she can take off toon a very personal journey. By doing so, she creates work with eyes and ideas which mirror her vast emotional nature. Her tribute to Hokusai becomes an introspective journey resulting in 12 diptychs on display at the New York Studio School - Student Gallery and Lobby at 8 W8th street, New York, NY 10011, from September 22 to October 4, 2017 (10 am – 6 pm)
Facts & Stories

Gelato - Ice Cream - Sorbet

We all experience an uncontrollable desire for something cold and sweet yet not too fattening, so gelato and/or ice cream immediately come to mind. Gelato is gelato and ice cream is a totally different thing. And there also are sorbets ...
Facts & Stories

Honoring the Italian Victims of September 11

At the Consulate General of Italy, homage was paid to the fallen victims of the attacks on the Twin Towers. It was also an occasion to remember the Italians whose lives were lost during that tragic event. The Consulate hosted representatives from New York’s Italian community and an institutional delegation from the city of Brescia, who remembered the attack on Piazza della Loggia 43 years ago.
Art & Culture

Book. The Bilingual Revolution

The story of a grassroots movement that emerged in New York. New Insider Guide Helps Parents and Educators Create Dual Language Education Programs in the American School System
Art & Culture

Modigliani Unmasked

At the Jewish Museum in New York, the First Exhibition in the U. S. to focus on Amedeo Modigliani's Early Work with a large selection acquired directly from the artist by Dr. Paul Alexandre, his close friend and first patron
Facts & Stories

The “GEI AWARD 2017” Goes to Gilberto Benetton

The “GEI AWARD 2017” will be awarded to Gilberto Benetton, Chairman of Autogrill, as announced by the president of GEI - Gruppo Esponenti Italiani, Lucio Caputo. The award ceremony will take place on October 5th during a Gala held in the Ballroom of one of Manhattan’s most elegant hotels.

Immigrants in the Mediterranean: Italy, Libya and Politics

Migrants now make up 8.3% of the Italian population, even as the mild seas bring more arrivals. "The other European countries must stop just looking the other way," says Premier Paolo Gentiloni.
Life & People

Raphael Gualazzi: The Italian Jazz that Conquers the World

Raphael Gualazzi is so Italian and–at the same time–so extraordinarily global for his music. Born in 1981, Raphael is a singer-songwriter who exported Italian vibes across the world. I’m proud to introduce Raphael Gualazzi as our second guest on “Francesco Foderà’s Italian Sound.”
Art & Culture

BOOK. A Victorian Heroine in Venice

Evelina, A Victorian Herone in Venice, by Judith Harris, is published in the UK by Fonthill Media Ltd., including in a Kindle edition, and is available in print in the US in October.

Columbus Citizens Foundation Committed to the Preservation of the Columbus Monument

Columbus Citizens Foundation President Angelo Vivolo responded to the recent inquiries regarding the Christopher Columbus Monument in Columbus Circle.
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The United States and Italy on Friday signed an agreement to share their fingerprint databases in a bid to root out potential extremists among migrants travelling to the West.

Tradition demands the ingredients for these bittersweet spirits are kept under wraps but is secrecy appropriate in a changing climate?

The Ferrero Group, the owner of such brands as Nutella, Kinder and Tic Tac, has entered into an agreement to acquire the Ferrara Candy Co. from the private equity company L Catterton. Terms of the agreement were not announced.

A small part of the ceiling of the famous Basilica of the Holy Cross in Florence, Italy, broke off today, hitting and killing a tourist who was visiting the church, Florence police told ABC News.

Northern League uses Lombardy and Veneto referendums to push for special status

The threat of fresh attacks on the West by foreign fighters fleeing the fallen Islamic State – or Isis – stronghold of Raqa is set to dominate a G7 meeting of interior ministers in Italy.

Silvio Berlusconi says he would have responded differently to the Catalonia crisis than Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy, backing a "legally controlled" referendum to resolve the situation.

The mayor of Italian town Candela has come up with a practical solution to its dwindling population number -- paying people to become residents.

The number of migrants arriving in Italy from the Mediterranean has dropped sharply, according to the European Union’s border agency.

Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Wednesday that Italy was a model for Europe on how to reduce migrant arrivals, a day after U.N. agencies said its policies had trapped tens of thousands of people in dire conditions in Libya.



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Gennaro Matino(October 15, 2017)
Siete contro la storia e la storia vi darà torto. Lo Ius soli è un diritto già acquisito nei fatti. Sarà approvato in questa legislatura, come io spero, lo sarà nella prossima, ma sarà legge se non per un ideale forte, per necessità di stato,...
Un momento della parata sul Columbus Day con i costumi della Quintana di Foligno a New York
Letizia Airos(October 15, 2017)
Questo è l'editoriale che uscirà sul magazine in carta in lingua inglese nei prossimi giorni. Crediamo sia utile pubblicare e diffondere anche la sua versione in lingua italiana. Per il suo contenuto ma anche come anticipazione del nuovo...

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Italy in NY Calendar

Format: 2017-10-21
Format: 2017-10-21

October 21

Saturday Children’s Classes
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
New York
Westchester Italian Cultural Center
1 Generoso Pope Place
Tuckahoe, NY
United States
Passage: The Art of Yorgos Giotsas
12:00 pm to 06:00 pm
New York
Italian American Museum
155 Mulberry Street, Manhattan
New York, NY
United States
Italian Language and Culture Classes
12:00 pm to 01:30 pm
New York
The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum
420 Tompkins Avenue
Staten Island, NY
United States
“Ciao Italia!”
12:00 pm to 05:00 pm
New York
Bloomfield Public Library
90 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ
United States
Kids in the Kitchen Homemade Fettuccine
02:00 pm to 03:00 pm
New York
Westchester Italian Cultural Center
One Generoso Pope Place
Tuckahoe, NY
United States



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