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Piazza Italia: A New Approach To The U.S. Market

Piazza Italia is a new delicious way to open both minds and palates to the most authentic Italian artisanal productions. From March 31th to April 9th, enjoy exclusive new foods from across Italy. The showcase will highlight 25 artisans from 12 regions, bringing over 75 commodities for customers to explore, including traditional products spanning centuries of history, alongside innovative concepts that will intrigue and please even the most discriminating palates.

NIAF New York Gala: An Extravagant Evening

The National Italian American Foundation's annual NYC Gala was a grand affair suffused with song, homage to heritage, and an abundance of food. Emceed by Joe Piscopo, the event successfully upheld the countless contributions made by the Italian American community. The following day, the NIAF Board of Directors gathered one last time under the chairmanship of Joseph V. Del Raso, and saw the election of Co-Chairs Patricia de Stacy Harrison and Gabriel A. Battista.

Lady M 5.1 World Premiere Debuts at Mana Contemporary

LADY M 5.1 is a screen adaptation of Lady Macbeth’s soliloquy from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth—Act 5, Scene 1. The short movie is directed by Mariano Baino, starring Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni, accompanied by an installation designed by Baino & Cataldi-Tassoni and curated by Filippo Brunamonti. The short film debuts as a world premiere on March 18th and will be on view until March 25th at Mana Contemporary.

New Directors/New Films: Italy on the Lineup

Presented by the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the upcoming NYC film festival will feature two must-see Italian movies: Yuri Ancarani's "The Challenge" and Alessandro Comodin's "Happy Times Will Come Soon."

Italian Championship of Pasta Kicks Off!

What does the teaching of the Italian language have in common with Italian cooking and the new Italian Championship of Pasta in New York? Aside from the obvious fact that they are all Italian excellencies, the answer is in the name of Raffaella Galliani.

Italian Design Day: Celebrating Excellence

For the upcoming March 2 initiative aimed at promoting an important sector of Italian creativity, the Italian Cultural Institutes of New York and Los Angeles are hosting world-famous architects to mark the occasion.

Davide Balliano: a Contemplation of Minimalist Forms

From January 26th to February 24th, take the opportunity to view the wonderful work of Davide Balliano on display at the Tina Kim Gallery in Chelsea.

First Edition of 'Filming on Italy' in Los Angeles

In early February, the Italian Cultural Institute in LA will host "Filming on Italy" to promote the country as a prime filming location, featuring special guests Oliver Stone and Riccardo Scamarcio, along with exclusive film screenings.
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IAVANET Exhibition: Lavori Su Carta

Director of NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò Stefano Albertini welcomes the Italian-American Visual Artists’ Network, or IAVANET, for a three week long exhibition entitled “Lavori Su Carta.”

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2017

The Primo Levi Center is collaborating with the most influential Italian-American institutions in New York City to pay tribute to those who tragically lost their lives during the Holocaust and to use this time for reflection.

NY. Best of Italian Culture in 2017

We reached out to the heads of different Italian and Italian-American institutions in and around New York to find out what major events they have planned for the upcoming year. Here’s what they responded...

Dino Risi Retrospective at the MoMA

Dino Risi, one of the masters of Italian film comedy, is currently on display at the MoMA, as they screen 15 of his newly restored films.

A Tribute to Roman Countryside at Ierimonti Gallery

Explore the Ierimonti Gallery and witness an architectural challenge between innovation and tradition: a longstanding debate vocalized by emerging international architects with prints of 13 houses found on Rome's countryside.

Dario D'Ambrosi Returns to La MaMa Theater

Italian actor and director Dario D’Ambrosi makes his return to La MaMa theater in the East Village with a schedule of events called “An Italian Miracle.”

The World of Renowned Historian Arnaldo Momigliano

A conversation between Anthony Grafton and Carlo Ginzburg about the Italian historian, Arnaldo Momigliano, will be held at CIMA this week.

New York City Celebrates Venetian Arts

An exciting exhibition based on the timeless technique of Venetian glass blowing, Venetian textiles, and photography is currently at the Consulate General of Italy in New York City.

The Rediscovery of Guido Cagnacci and his Dying Cleopatra

A truly unique masterpiece by one of Italy’s most underrated and eccentric painters will be on display at the Italian Cultural Institute from December 2nd until January 19th, 2017.

How We Perceive Beards: Past & Present

A beard is a personal reflection, a key to confidence, and has undoubtedly transformed throughout history in various cultures. Italian photographer Roberto Chierici has explored today's mentality of beards through a series of photographs- now on display at the Atlantic Gallery in Manhattan.

Getting to know the Lehman family with Stefano Massini

Coming up in the beginning of December, the Umanism Italian Playwrights Project along with the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center and the Italian Cultural Institute of New York will be hosting an Artist Talk featuring the talented Italian playwright, Stefano Massini.

A Taste of Parma in NYC

Did you know that a person from Parma, Italy, is known as a parmigiano in Italian? That gives you an idea of how rich the food culture is in this Northern Italian town, famous around the world for its Parmigiano Reggiano DPO - Prosciutto di Parma DPO - pasta and much more.