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  • CGNY’s activities range from a night of tombola and pizza, to a soccer match, to a full-scale young Italian music festival and the Miss Italia Nel Mondo NY competition. More recently, the group has partnered with ANFE (Associazione Nazionale Famiglie Emigrate) to offer qualified Italians and Italian Americans of Sicilian descent the opportunity to rediscover their roots together in Sicily. From September 4-12, they will travel to some of the most spectacular places in Sicily, including Taormina, Palermo, the Aeolian Islands, Cefalu', and Mount Etna.
  • The National Organization of Italian American Women, in collaboration with ANFE (Associazione Nazionale Famiglie Emigranti), is organizing a trip to Sicily (Palermo, Catania, and surrounding areas) and Rome from April 20 to April 29. Take a break from your everyday life and reconnect with your roots in this relaxing and fun tour! Show-biz stars Joe Bologna and Renee Tayler will accompany you throughout the trip , while former governor of the State of New York Mario Cuomo and his wife Matilda will join the group for some of the activities scheduled! The trip is open to everybody, but very few places are left. Hurry up!
  • The 1997 Mafia musical satire "Tano da morire" (finally) gets a U.S. release. There has never been a movie about the Sicilian Mafia quite like it... Surreal and often very funny, stylistically indebted to early Almodòvar and the American “trash” auteur John Waters, satirizes Mafia values and folkways, and in particular its perverse sex and gender codes
  • Art & Culture
    Judith Harris(December 13, 2009)
    Predictably, rhetoric marked the twentieth anniversary of the death of Leonardo Sciascia on November 20. But rhetoric was the opposite of Sciascia. If anything, the Sicilian author was about silences: pregnant silences, dangerous silences, silences that communicate entire worlds with the least nod of a head, or at most with one of the tiny handwritten notes in code, pizzini, used by Bernardo Provenzano.