From May 24 until May 27, the Italian dance festival is showcasing various performances celebrating culture, dance, and visual artistry, providing a platform for Italian dancers to connect with artists in New York City.
From the left: Dolores Alfieri, Mickela Mallozzi, Terry Paladini Baumgarten, Josepine A. Maietta, Rev Msgr Hilary Franco, Matilda Raffa Cuomo, Mirko M Notarangelo, Joseph Guagliardo.
On May 4, the Association of Italian American Educators with its President Cav. Josephine A. Maietta celebrated their annual Awards and Scholarship Ceremony at the Consulate General of Italy in New York. An important occasion to highlight the Italian language and culture and to encourage the young generations to keep on studying and nurturing them. Special awardees and guests of the night included Consul General of Italy Francesco Genuardi; Dolores Alfieri, Director of Italian American Affairs, who spoke on behalf of Governor Andrew Cuomo; Former First Lady of NY Matilda Raffa Cuomo;
Rev. Msgr. Hilary C. Franco, Advisor Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations; Terry Paladini-Baumgarten, the Founder of the FiDi Lion’s Club; Cav. Dott. Joseph A. Guagliardo, President of The Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations and Dott. Mirko M. Notarangelo, Art Director, and Producer for Multimedia Educational Activities.
The Getty Villa in Los Angeles is featuring Michelangelo Pistoletto among many other talented artists at their new Plato in LA exhibit. This event was organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum in collaboration with LA’s Italian Cultural Institute.
On the occasion of Starring Europe: New Films from the EU, Rossella Schillaci’s “Ghetto PSA” will be premiering in LA with the support of the Consulate General of Italy, and the Italian Cultural Institute.
Master Class on Pizza Making at Song'e Napule Pizzeria with Master Pizzaiolo Ciro Iovine
The organization Dress in Dreams Movie & Costume brought an exciting celebration dedicated to the art of pizza making blended with the art of cinema to some of the finest, authentic Neapolitan pizzerias in the city, such as Ribalta Pizzeria and Song’e Napule. These events were made possible with the support of MiBACT - Direzione Cinema and in collaboration with AVPN - Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana.
From "Daughter of Mine" by Italian Director Laura Bispuri
From November 13th-19th, the second World Week of Italian Cuisine will take place across the United States. There will be educational conferences, food workshops, cooking classes, and much more taking place to promote Italian food culture this year.
Actor Richard Gere in conversation with Giovanna Calvino and Director of NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, Stefano Albertini. Photo by Shushu Chen
Hosted by New York University’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, Richard Gere, the award-winning Hollywood actor, performed a reading from Italo Calvino’s new English adaptation of 'The Baron in the Trees.' After the lecture the popular actor commented on the book and on his passion for Italian writer Italo Calvino, in conversation with Stefano Albertini, Director of Casa Italiana, and Calvino's daughter, Giovanna Calvino.