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Fiorella Mannoia. "La Combattente" at the Town Hall

Fiorella Mannoia, the female voice of Italian song, the "singer’s singer" will take the Manhattan stage on Friday, February 23rd at Town Hall. In this long-awaited Stateside appearance, the audience will be treated to Mannoia’s interpretations of the songbook that has accompanied fans of Italian music for over two generations. This special event also serves as the wrap-up of The Combattente Tour, a string of exactly 100 live dates through Italy’s most prestigious theaters as well as European capitals, in support of the artist’s latest platinum album release. The Town Hall concert caps off a whirlwind year of activity for Fiorella Mannoiaincluding her fifth return to the Italian nation's renowned Sanremo Festival.
Vintage: Italy 1964

VINTAGE: ITALY 1964 @ Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò

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.

The Table of Silence Project 9/11

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, 2017, 8:15 a.m. at the Josie Robertson Plaza, Lincoln Center - you can watch the event in live stream too)

Williamsburg’s 130th Giglio Italian Feast Kicks Off

The world-class festival, most famous for its 80-foot tower topped with a Neapolitan Saint and carried by a 125-man platoon while a brass band plays, is not to miss from July 5—16.

Italian Food Awards Come to Summer Fancy Food Show

In its inaugural US edition, the award program will celebrate Italy’s most creative and versatile food products on the US market at the Javits Center in NYC on June 25.

Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel at the Oculus

Westfield Corporation will soon recreate the awe and wonder of one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements, while allowing visitors to experience Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel from a different perspective inside the spectacular new Oculus train station in Lower Manhattan.

Make Music Day: Celebrate the Gift the Music

June 21st is Make Music Day, a free international celebration of music held in over 750 cities all around the world. This year, the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles invites you to participate in an evening full of special festivities and performances.

"Lifegate" by Giorgia Mazzucato at the Hollywood Fringe Festival

Artists from all over the world are coming to Los Angeles Italian because the Hollywood Fringe Festival is back from June 8th to the 25th! Italian actress, writer, and director, Giorgia Mazzucato, will be on stage performing “Lifegate,” a monologue which weaves together the adventures of three different characters who seem to have nothing in common.

IDACO: Italian Dance Connection

"Italian Dance Connection" announces third annual NYC festival, May 30-June 4. New York and Italian artists to connect in a week long contemporary dance performance and art event.
Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2017 | Trailer

Open Roads 2017: New Italian Cinema at the Film Society Lincoln Center

The upcoming festival, in its 17th edition, will once again put the spotlight on contemporary Italian films, featuring eight North American and six New York premieres (June 1-7).

Il Bello Marcello: A Celebration of an Italian Icon

A 28-film retrospective starring Italy's most iconic actor, Marcello Mastroianni, is coming to New York from May 17-31 at the Walter Reade Theater.

Calandra Institute Explores Italian Sonorities and Acoustic Communities

The Calandra Italian American Institute in NY recently hosted a conference dedicated to the exploration of Italian acoustic communities. We talked to Dean Anthony Julian Tamburri and the Director for the Academic and Cultural Program, Joseph Sciorra, about this year’s theme.

Chef Massimo Bottura at UCLA 'Science and Food' Lecture

The world-renowned chef, Massimo Bottura, recently joined a panel discussion on food waste, hunger, and the environment, joined by UCLA’s Jennifer Jay, Burbank Recycle Center’s Amy Hammes, and moderator Evan Kleiman of KCRW-FM.

Lina Wertmüller Retrospective at Quad Cinema

After a two-year renovation, Quad Cinema is relaunching their theater with the most extensive retrospective ever seen in New York of one of Italian cinema’s great unsung legends until May 11.

William Papaleo Breaking Walls with New Exhibition

The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute is currently hosting a fascinating art exhibition entitled “Breaking Walls: An Emigrant/Immigrant Journey through Southern Italy” which features the work of American artist, William Papaleo.

See Italian: Vision Expo East Show 2017

Vision Expo East 2017 is being held from March 31 to April 2 at the Javits Center. It’s one of the optical industry’s most important international shows. The Italian Trade Commission, in collaboration with ANFO (Associazione Nazionale Fabbricanti Articoli Ottici), organized an Italian Pavilion comprised of 25 Italian companies.

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."