The 36th Anniversary of the National Italian American Foundation promises to be the best in the history of the organization. President Barack Obama will deliver the keynote address at the Gala where over 3,000 guests from the United States and Italy are expected to attend and important personalities will be recognized for their contributions for the development of Italian culture and heritage in the world.
The Catholic charity Caritas announced that there has been a 80.8% rise in requests for help at its offices across Italy during the four years of economic crisis from 2007 to 2010. Most requests were for help in getting out of poverty while some sought assistance in getting jobs or solving family issues.
Eight of Italy’s most historic and popular distilleries will host tastings, classes and events so spirits’ enthusiasts can see for themselves the quality liqueurs that make Italy’s cocktail culture so diverse and cutting-edge
A consortium of bands and musicians representing Italy's popular music scene will be performing in the US for a triple-city tour known as Hit Week (Oct 10th – 16th). Hit Week artists vary wildly, but they share a certain spirit. They flirt with local sounds, satirize local conditions, climb local charts, and pack local stadiums with hundreds of thousands of dedicated fans.
The three teenage tenors from Italy have taken the US by storm with the release of their self-titled debut album. they have gone far since their debut on the popular Italian talent show "Ti Lascio Una Canzone." Il VOLO has made appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Their NYC live concert is on October 3rd at the Beacon Theater.
The Italian Cultural Institute of New York, in collaboration with Film Commission Torino Piemonte (FCTP) presents a whole week of film screenings and meetings to celebrate Turin and Piedmont’s film production and promote a dialogue with New York based movie professionals, film critics and film lovers alike.
Italy participates for the third time in a row to the Wine and Food & Fall Ferrari Festival in Saratoga Springs. The Italian Trade Commission, main partner at the event, organized a series of presentations to promote authentic Italian food products and high quality wines, healthy eating for families and the excellence of the Italian lifestyle!