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Gov. Cuomo says the statue honoring Italian explorer Christopher Columbus won't be sailing out of New York any time soon.
The Italian government called on Tuesday for confidence votes in the lower house of parliament to try to force through an electoral law that is likely to penalize the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement.
For the 36th year, the Eldorado is bringing the sights, sounds and flavors of Italy to downtown Reno during the Eldorado Great Italian Festival.
Italy’s civil aviation authority is preparing sanctions against Ryanair over the airline’s handling of mass flight cancellations.
A group of Italian-American organizations has released a list of elected officials who they say “do” and “don’t” support preserving statues of Christopher Columbus.
In the Italian valley where his family has made wine for 30 generations, Lamberto Frescobaldi says his growth plans are being hampered by new European Union rules.
Italy’s Health Ministry has ordered the recall of a batch of frozen spinach after several people who ate it suffered signs of mandrake poisoning.
We have become so accustomed to bad economic news from Italy that few will have noticed how the euro zone’s third largest economy seems to be back on the march. That has helped some with job creation, but it also has significance for the future of the euro area.
After pushing to remove the city's statues of controversial historical figures, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been snubbed by organizers of the Bronx Columbus Day Parade.
There was more fallout Tuesday, from ‘statue-gate’ as Italian American leaders said they would boycott Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Columbus Day celebration, and withhold financial support.
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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.
Minestra di Zucca is a delicate comfort food: a soup made with pumpkin, potatoes, and aromatic herbs that give it a very particular aromatic flavor. Presented by Cathy Blanco. Admission: Members $50; Non-Members $60.
Giuseppe Antonelli, historian of the Italian language and conductor of an Italian public radio program, and internationally acclaimed Italian filmmaker Nanni Moretti will talk about the language of Italian screenplays, with reference to Moretti’s production as well as to some of the most famous episodes in the history of Italian cinema. Sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute, New York. Admission: free; open to the public.
Tour the Center for Italian Modern Art’s (CIMA) first major exhibition in the United States of the work of Alberto Savinio (1891-1952) with NOIAW members and friends. Savinio, the younger brother of Giorgio de Chirico (he was born Andrea de Chirico), was a Renaissance man – a gifted pianist, composer, musicologist, critic, and writer – in addition to a visual artist. CIMA’s exhibition will highlight his paintings after 1926 when he moved to Paris and became immersed n the city’s avent-garde movement. Despite his achievements, he is today virtually unknown outside of Italy. Keep informed of all upcoming NOIAW events by contacting Maria Volpe, [email protected] or visiting noiaw.org. Sponsored by NOIAW (Greater New York Region). Admission: $15 for Members and Non-Members.
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.