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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.
A two-month celebration of Italy’s authentic food products and traditions in the UAE, will see a number of events between September and November, with the aim of spreading awareness and educating the public about the importance of quality products.
One the most popular Italian singers of all time will make a once-in-a-lifetime appearance at Casa Italia in Stone Park, courtesy of Ron Onesti and Onesti Entertainment.
Italy’s unemployment fell in the three months through June to the lowest in almost five years, amid signs that the country’s labor market is recovering on a stronger economy.
The boy, who was on the family's balcony at the time, recovered from concussion. He was about 100m (330ft) away from the cricket game.
Police in Italy say an 11-year-old boy and his parents died in a steamy volcanic field near Naples that is popular with tourists.
Growth in Italy’s industrial sector came in well ahead of forecasts in July, the latest in a series of better than expected economic data out of the eurozone’s third-largest economy.
Over the weekend, hide-and-seek enthusiasts from across the globe descended on a tiny Italian town to battle it out in the quest to be crowned international champions of the sport.
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Italy in NY Calendar
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.
Passage is an artist’s vision of the movement of immigrants. Yorgos Giotsas uses materials of the earth to bring a tactile feel to his work, thus engaging us in the journey. His images of immigrants in New York City in the early 1900s could be our grandparents from Magna Grecia (Southern Italy). Yet he does not stop there as he moves us visually through the passage, with heart-wrenching yet hopeful images, of immigrants today landing in Sicily. Sponsored by the Italian American Museum/Consulate General of Greece in New York.
Admission: free; open to the public
Contact: Prof. Janine Coyne, Curator 212-965-9000