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Olive Harvest Time, and the News is Good!

The olive harvest has come to Italy early this year. Despite the overheated summer, scant rain and risk of the nasty bacterium Xylella fastidiosa, both quality and production are excellent.

Columbus Day Tension Brews at Gracie Mansion

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio at Gracie Mansion in Manhattan for a celebration of Italian pride. However, Mayor Bill de Blasio and some of his constituents did not necessarily see eye-to-eye.

2019 Diversity Visa Green Card Lottery Opens!

The U.S. Department of State has announced that entries for the DV-2019 lottery began accepting entries as of October 3, 2017 at noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and will continue to accept entries until noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The New Italy of Animal Lovers

Italians have discovered a love of animals. As attacks against the horse-drawn carriages of Rome increase, equestrian tourism is on the rise. And at present the 60 million pet dogs in Italy equals the country's human population.

Italian Soccer on the Front Lines to Help Those in Need

The Roma Club New York calls all soccer fans to collect for an event in support of the people affected by the hurricanes.
Ferrari – 70th Anniversary – Join Us in NYC

Join Ferrari in New York City over Columbus Day Weekend

Commemorate Ferrari’s 70th Anniversary by visiting an iconic collection of Ferrari vehicles in Manhattan.

John M. Viola Resigns as President and COO of NIAF

(Washington, D.C. – September 25, 2017) The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) announces the resignation of John M. Viola, president and chief operating officer of NIAF, effective December 31, 2017. The NIAF Board has begun a search for Viola’s successor.

Columbus Day. "A Celebration of Italian-American Authors"

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 Citizens Foundation is so honored to have Leonard Riggio as this year's Grand Marshal in our 73rdannual parade. His celebration of Italian-American authors and his creation of this year's Parade theme are both clear indications of the Parade's intention of celebrating Italian-American culture and achievement."

Gelato - Ice Cream - Sorbet

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 ...

Honoring the Italian Victims of September 11

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.

The “GEI AWARD 2017” Goes to Gilberto Benetton

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.

Columbus Circle Controversy

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.

NIAF & i-Italy Internship in Journalism and Italian American Affairs

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 Italian language

Job Opportunity at United for Italian Speakers!

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.

New Italian Migrations to the United States

Reimagining the last seventy years of Italian migration.

Saving Christopher Columbus’s Statue

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 centerpiece of Columbus Circle that is currently the center of controversy. We went to the rally at City Hall organized by City Councilor Joseph Borelli.

"The Tearing Down of History Does not Change that History" !

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 remove ColumbusCircle from the heart of NYC. If you believe in patience and dialogue over anger and violence, join the rally at CityHall at noon this Thursday, August 24 (12 pm) , and pass this message along!

The Amerigo Vespucci Ship Lands in New York

From the 26th to the 31th July 2017, the Italian Navy Training Ship Amerigo Vespucci is in New York, the eighth port of call of the 2017 Training Campaign. The Training Campaign on board the Amerigo Vespucci represents a key element in cadet professional development, passing on the Italian Navy’s core values of love for the sea, ethics, loyalty and honor

Welcome to Your Own Tropical Paradise

Tropical vibes all around for this summer, and there’s no doubt everyone will be pleased. Bright colors, tropical animals, and wild vegetation are the undisputed protagonists of this period, providing the right amount of cheerfulness to live the most enjoyable season of the year to its fullest.

Ferrari Celebrates 30 Years of F40

Thirty years have passed since the official presentation of the F40, which took place on 21 July 1987 at the Civic Centre in Maranello, now home to the Ferrari Museum. On the anniversary of the launch of this motoring legend, Ferrari has gathered together the memories of three of its creators: Ermanno Bonfiglioli, then Head of Special Projects, Leonardo Fioravanti, a designer for Pininfarina, and test driver Dario Benuzzi. The F40 is on show at the Ferrari Museum of Maranello as part of the "Under the Skin" exhibition devoted to the evolution of innovation and style in the 70- year history of the Company.