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Stefano Albertini(September 21, 2017)
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.
Indivisibile at Lincoln Plaza
Facts & Stories
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...
Elena Berriolo performing 'A Book as a Line on The River'. Photo by Sara Pettinella
Art & Culture
Tommaso Cartia(September 20, 2017)
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.
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The portraits and landscapes of Italian life during 1964, primarily of Rome but also of the South and Sicily, give us a glimpse into the heart of a country at the cusp of profound industrial and political change.
Art & Culture
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 (...
Art & Culture
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
N. L.(September 14, 2017)
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
Tommaso Cartia(September 14, 2017)
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.
Gilberto Benetton, Chairman of Autogrill
Facts & Stories
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.
Courtesy: www.vinitalyclub.com
Dining in & out
Alex Catti(September 12, 2017)
Are you a wine aficionado or even just a casual wine-drinker? Do you want to learn more about Italian grapes and Italian wines? Well, today is your lucky day! A new book entitled "Italian Wine Unplugged Grape by Grape" and a new podcast called the "Italian Wine Podcast" are now available. These multimedia guides to Italian wine are an excellent way for anyone interested in wine to discover more about it in an engaging way.
Raphael Gualazzi during his Eurovision Song Contest show
Life & People
Francesco Foderà(September 10, 2017)
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.”
Facts & Stories
Alex Catti(September 07, 2017)
Following last month’s removal of some statues and monuments, protests ensued, sparking tension regarding race relations and whether or not statues depicting prominent figures in American history should be removed. Although the statutes in question are mostly located in formerly Confederate states, some are found in the north as well. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the statue of Christopher Columbus in Manhattan’s Columbus Circle would come under scrutiny.
Evelina's garden
Art & Culture
Valeria De Bresciani(September 07, 2017)
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.
i-Italy at the Columbus Day Parade in New York City
Facts & Stories
The National Italian American Foundation and i-Italy have partnered to offer 3 paid internship opportunities for recent Italian American graduates interested in building the basis for a career in media while furthering their proficiency in the...
Facts & Stories
Promo(September 07, 2017)
Ready to see the world and get paid for it? United’s routes to Milan, Venice and Rome have brought new exciting job opportunities. They’re seeking candidates (especially Italian speakers) to apply and start a career flying the friendly skies.
Orecchiette with cime di rapa
Dining in & out: Articles & Reviews
Natasha Lardera(September 02, 2017)
The cuisine in Apulia is healthy, based on homemade pastas and cheeses, fresh vegetables, seafood and local olive oil. Its sunny location provides the ideal conditions for the cultivation of flavorful fruits, vegetables and viticulture. Apulian...
Monuments to Christopher Columbus are ubiquitous in America, or as they say "as American as pizza pie." This one is mostly unnoticed near an entrance to State Road 8 in Torrington CT, so efforts to tear it down are unlikely.
Given the recurrent debate over monuments of dubious distinction I thought to remind people that, as I wrote in 1992: Five hundred years ago an Italian discovered America. Five hundred years later Americans have yet to discover Italians.
The Table of Silence Project 9/11 is a multi-cultural performance ritual for peace and healing, realized through a ceremony with 100+ dancers and musicians conceived and choreographed by New Yorker for Dance, Jacqulyn Buglisi. (Monday, September 11...
Among many other figures, the Great Navigator has found himself caught in the mad rush to seek out detested statues dedicated to controversial individuals in American history. Columbus has more than 5 monuments in the city, one of which being the...
How is Italian gastronomy really doing? What are its future prospects in terms of internationally trading our products and culinary specialties, in particular pizza? We were able to speak about it with Luciano Pignataro, who is a renown journalist...
POST YOUR COMMENT ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA! And join the rally at CityHall. Christopher Columbus statue in New York City could be considered for removal. Two days ago, Baltimore’s Christopher Columbus monument was vandalized, and now there are calls to...
Dining in & out
Amy Riolo(July 11, 2017)
Panna cotta, Italian for “cooked cream,” is a specialty of northern Italy’s Piedmont region—an area known for its superior dairy products. Panna cotta, or some version of it, has long been popular throughout most of Europe and in other countries...
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Igiaba Scego's "Adua": Linking Italy's Past and Present

Novelist Igiaba Scego, the author of "Adua," interweaves time, people, and tragedies, as her solitary character, Adua, whispers her most secret thoughts and dreams to Bernini's marble statue of an elephant in front of the church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva.
Facts & Stories

Harlem's Giglio Feast: Raising a Five-Ton Tower

Do you know about the Dance of the Giglio in Harlem? If not, this is an event you won’t want to miss. Head to East Harlem on Sunday, August 13 to watch as men and women hoist a 75-foot tower, weighing several tons, into the air and carry it on their backs! This annual festival honors Saint Anthony of Padua and is organized by the Giglio Society of East Harlem, a religious and cultural organization of Catholics of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Shrine Church. If you're looking to see a giglio right away, Our Lady of Mount Williamsburg is currently lifting their own for their 130th annual feast. But hurry! The last day is July 16th.
Facts & Stories

Happy 60th Birthday to the FIAT 500!

The Fiat 500 turns 60 this week, and the occasion is being commemorated in a unique way. The Museum of Modern Art in New York incorporated a 500 F into its permanent exhibition. Fiat itself is producing a special edition of the car and a commemorative stamp, both of which are available in a limited run. The automaker has also released a nostalgic video with the new 500 as the star.
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Dante In Love: Dante Alighieri’s Vita Nuova Reinterpreted

You might know Anthony Valerio from his previous stories, novels and biographies, and if you do, then you’ll have found that he is a master of the love story. Whether it’s street love in Brooklyn, the historical romance between Giuseppe and Anita Garibaldi, or the illicit affair between a writer and a married woman that’s mediated by a gangster the common thread of them all is love: how people live with it and without it. In his latest work, Valerio reaches back to the Renaissance master Dante Alighieri and explores this theme in a very unique way.
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Hijacking History: The Columbus Day “Delete”

Are we capable of knowing the full story of Christopher Columbus and its implications, and yet continue to revere him? Are we to trust our ability and that of our fellow citizens and students to study history and draw fair conclusions? Or must it be cleansed for consumption to erase the uglier aspects? As cities and school districts such as New Paltz in New York and others move to undo Columbus Day from the calendar, to rename it or to use it to express lessons of injustice and oppression, in the Guest Editorial that follows Steve Acunto, a business and cultural leader, calls for a reckoning from the vantage point not just of Italian Americans who are offended by the symbolic slap in the face this “delete” causes, but from the wider vantage point of all free people who read and study history and should be trusted to use their judgement freely – with the result that Columbus, on balance, would rightly deserve his heroic place in history… and on the calendar and in curricula.
Life & People

Chef Pasquale Cozzolino's Pizza Diet

Eat pizza and lose weight? It can be done! It all depends on what pizza you eat, how it’s prepared, and what time during the day it’s eaten. Pasquale Cozzolino, Executive Chef of the New York restaurant Ribalta, rediscovers the ancient Mediterranean tradition, putting his favorite dish at the center of his diet: pizza. This pizza is the typical Neapolitan one–which, if crafted proprly, is light, nutritious, and low in calories. In his book “The Pizza Diet–How I Lost 100 Pounds and You Can Too!,” the Neapolitan pizza maker tells his story and presents his diet with recipes and advice on how one should eat to stay in shape.
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Summer in Italy: Time to Celebrate a Sagra

Mid-summer Italy is sagra time, when even the smallest town celebrates itself and its identity, especially but not only through its culinary specialties, from wine to chestnuts, cheese, honey and even pumpkins. Visitors are welcome.
Art & Culture

When Art is Life: Magazzino Opens in Cold Spring

“Magazzino Italian Art”–the first space in the United States dedicated exclusively to Italian art from the second half of the 20th century–officially opened to the public last Wednesday, June 28th. An immersion in the green landscape of Cold Spring in New York’s Hudson Valley at Giorgio Spanu and Nancy Olnick’s enchanting warehouse, which opened its doors with the show “Margherita Stein: Rebel With a Cause,” honoring Margherita Stein, one of the pioneers of Italian Arte Povera.
Art & Culture

Opera Italiana in Central Park

The 1st ANNUAL CONCERT CELEBRATION “Opera Italiana” Most Loved Music by Rossini, Verdi, Puccini” With Central Park Symphony Orchestra & Acclaimed Opera Stars: Michelle Bradley, Soprano, Renée Tatum, Mezzosoprano, Noah Stewart, Tenor, David Perhsall, Baritone. Music Director: Alvise Casellati
Art & Culture

A New Biography—“Toscanini: Musician of Conscience”

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the maestro’s birth, music historian, Harvey Sachs, published “Toscanini: Musician of Conscience," his second biography on one of the greatest conductors of all time.
Art & Culture

‘Pompeii like scene’ Found in Rome Metro Dig

Excavations for Rome’s new subway lead to the discovery of two 3rd century edifices near the Aurelian Walls, with archaeologists hailing the find as a “mini Pompeii” in reference to its well-preserved nature.
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World Art Crime Experts Convene in Amelia

At historic Amelia in Umbria, the Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA) held its 8th annual international conference June 23-25. One focus this year was the endangered archeological and art heritage in the war-torn Middle East.
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Pope Francis and Don Mazzolari: Ecumenism and the Poor

Pope Francis at the tomb of Don Mazzolari, archpriest of Bozzolo, the priest whose books were withdrawn from the Holy Office. The same trip on which he also pays homage to Don Milani, the Prior of Barbiana. An attentive and sincere reflection that connects Pope Francis and the unheard prophet Don Mazzolari. The sensibility of two men coming from the suburbs, who, at different moments in history, knew how to open the windows and doors of the Church to the Spirit that constantly renews and transforms it.
Life & People

Negramaro Band – Italian Rock With “Southern-Taste”

Today we start a journey into Italian music, introducing the best of my 15 years spent on meeting and interviewing the best Italian singers of today and the past. I invite you to play the following videos and read the article to enter the heart of Italian vibes. This is “Francesco Foderà’s ItalianSound”.
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Who Has the Right to Italian Citizenship?

The struggle over ius soli, or citizenship based upon place of birth, has turned the Senate into a battleground. It is also feeding into the larger clash over immigrants, the essential political battle underway in Italy today and tomorrow.
Art & Culture

Fashion in Matera, the European Culture Capital of 2019

In the ninth edition of Città dei Sassi Fashion Awards, an international competition for high fashion stylists, Sardinian designer Mara Piras came out on top in Matera.
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The Courage to Shout for Peace and Justice

Yet in times like these, when tensions run high, people must search the depths of their hearts for the power to hold high the flag of peace. Never before has it been so important to recall the words of the Lord: “Peace be with you.”
Art & Culture

When Rome Was Italy’s Film and Fashion Capital

From Florence on down, craftsmanship reigns. Up north is the reign of finance, industry, and media, with Milan at the helm. And at the center presides Rome, like a classy patrician, the ancient capital of Italian couture. Leading us on this first installment of a multipart trip to the heart of Made in Italy is a doyen of the fashion world.
Facts & Stories

Montclair's 4th Annual Exotic Car Rally is a Success!

On Sunday, June 11 Church Street in Montclair, NJ was a sight that you would see perhaps only in a Formula One race. This was all thanks to Hollywood executive producer, restaurateur, radio host, and philanthropist, Franco Porporino Jr. The occasion was the 4th Annual Mille Miglia Exotic Charity Car Rally, hosted by Porporino's celebrity hotspot, Fresco Da Franco Italian Restaurant.
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Elections in 1,000 Towns Send Shock Waves Thru Italy

For the first time since its founding in October 2009 the Movimento Cinque Stelle (M5S) was trounced in an election held in 1,021 townships throughout Italy. The shock waves also rippled onto the Partito Democratico (PD). The result: probable postponement of early national general elections.
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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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I fiori in omaggio alle vittime davanti al bassorilievo per la memoria dedicato all'11 settembre
Fatti e Storie
Tommaso Cartia(September 12, 2017)
Presso il Consolato Generale d’Italia a New York si è reso omaggio alla memoria dei caduti dell'attentato alle Torri Gemelle. Un’occasione per non dimenticare anche i nostri italiani scomparsi durante il tragico evento. L'evento ha avuto...
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Gennaro Matino(September 10, 2017)
Essere a Gerusalemme in questi giorni è anche essere protagonisti di un tempo che ancora non riesce a lasciarsi coinvolgere dal grido della vita, della pace, la stessa pace che il Risorto annuncia ai discepoli prigionieri nel cenacolo. Si avverte...

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Italy in NY Calendar

Format: 2017-09-22
Format: 2017-09-22

September 29

Book Presentation: Come della rosa by Tiziana Rinaldi Castro
06:30 pm
New York
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
24 West 12th Street
New York, NY
United States

September 30

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
Kids in the Kitchen
02:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Westchester Italian Cultural Center
1 Generoso Pope Place
Tuckahoe, NY
United States

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