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On Oct. 6, Netflix’s first Italian original, “Suburra,” rolled out in 190 territories, including Italy, of course. The show about corruption in contempo Rome — in which a priest has a heart attack during a cocaine-fueled orgy — will also air domestically on state broadcaster RAI, thanks to an unusual pact with Netflix.
The town of Amatrice, all but destroyed in a earthquake last year, has been added to a list of the world’s most endangered heritage sites.
While the world focuses on incomers, the number of young Italians leaving their homeland rose significantly last year, according to new figures.
German airline Lufthansa has submitted an offer for parts of Alitalia and a plan to reshape Italy’s ailing national carrier just days after agreeing to buy some of Air Berlin’s assets.
Convicted killer-turned author Cesare Battisti believes his extradition to Italy from Brazil would be illegal and would endanger his life, he told AFP in an interview.
Pope Francis marked UN World Food Day on Monday with a call for world governments to act together to fight the hunger, conflicts and climate change driving mass migration from the developing to the industrialised world.
Number of positions back at pre-crisis levels but many are temporary and low-paid
Thousands of Italian school students are protesting nationwide over work placements which they say contribute little to their future job prospects.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly warns more terrorists are heading to Europe. Will they feel safe in Italy? Many who’ve carried out attacks across Europe have ties there.
New italian eats come to Manhattan.
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Italy in NY Calendar
Queens Poet Laureate and Queens College graduate Maria Lisella reads from her poetry and other literary work. Sponsored by Association to Reunite Italian Americans, at Queens College (ARIA). Admission: free; open to the public.
Come see the “best decorated” library lobby window, a title given by the library. The Galileo Galilei Lodge adds a colorful display with Italian heirlooms, posters, and other items to educate and, hopefully, generate some membership interest as well. Sponsored by the OSIA Galileo Galilei Lodge #2253.
Stimulating language lessons for babies and toddlers, 12 months to 3 1/2 years old, and parents or caregivers. Immerse your children in Italian songs, rhymes, movement, and stories with a theme craft activity culminating each lesson. Our experienced teacher implements her own curriculum and songs. Children learn in an age-appropriate, nurturing setting, utilizing fun props. Vocabulary lists of childhood topics are provided each session for non-Italian speaking parents and caregivers so that they may reinforce the vocabulary at home. Siblings under 12 months are welcome free of charge.
6pm- Tribute to Dario Fo
Sweet Democracy directed by Michele Diomà-following Q&A with director
Introduction by the creator and coordinator of MigrArti project Paolo Masini. Intervention of Andrea Bartoli, Representative of Sant'Egidio Community at the UN. Following; Wind of Europe International Award Ceremony to Paolo Masini
A one-hour video presentation featuring classic performances of duets from Italian operas including La Boheme, Otello, I Pagliacci, La Forza del Destino, and many more. Celebrated artists such as Jussi Bjorling, Renata Tebaldi, Mario del Monaco, Luciano Pavarotti, and many more are among the wonderful singers giving moving and thrilling renditions. Presented by William Ronayne.