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Dual Language Programs are Riding High in New York City

The event at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York on June 13, dedicated to the presentation of DLP in NYC schools by In Italiano – Bilinguismo a New York, was an amazing success. It was made possible thanks to the hard work of the Italian institutions, NYC public schools and two incredibly strong women

Team Colavia/Bialetti En Route to Defend Their #1 Title

Team Colavita/Bialetti takes on another race in hopes of remaining victorious and #1 at the Harlem Cycling Skyscraper Classic!

The Castle of Oliveto Just Might Be the New Home for You

Looking for a new home near Florence? Well, The Castle of Oliveto might be the new home for you! According to experts, the Famous Brunelleschi medieval castle is on the market for sale.

“It Will Be Chaos”: Stories of Human Strength and Resilience

"An epic, yet intimate portrait of lives in transit and the human consequences of the refugee crisis spanning the Mediterranean. It Will Be Chaos unfolds between Italy and the Balkan corridor, focusing on two unforgettable refugee stories of human strength and resilience in search of a better and safer future." In conjunction with World Refugee Day on June 20, the documentary film directed by Lorena Luciano and Filippo Piscopo is going to debut Monday, JUNE 18 (8:00–9:35 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO

Italian Dual Language Programs: Join the Bilingual Revolution in New York!

The event promoted by "In Italiano - Bilinguismo a New York" on June 13th at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York is addressed to all those who want to join the Big Apple's linguistic revolution

People are Demanding Respect to Ancient Artifacts of Pompeii

A French tourist has been ridiculed online after sitting on an ancient monument of Pompeii.

Italy Run by Ferrero: A Big One Italian Soul in Central Park

Tricolor pride ran yesterday, June 3rd, in Central Park to celebrate Italian National Day

Colavita Races Toward Pride

Colavita recently announced its sponsorship of NYC Pride 2018 and of the 6th annual NYC Pride Ride. Colavita’s collaboration with Bialetti and OutCycling will further promote the upcoming events of this pride month. Celebrate with cyclists and other supporters on Sunday, June 10 as riders take off in an another spectacular race full of love and acceptance.

#ItalyRunNYC: Run to Celebrate la Festa della Repubblica

The first ever “Italy Run by Ferrero” will be held in Central Park celebrating the Festa della Repubblica. Ferrero Group, under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy, is sponsoring the event. The race will take place Sunday June 3 and is free for all participants.

Prepare For A Cyber-Attack Now—Don’t Wait!

Things you can do now to help prevent ransomware attacks. Ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to your computer system until a sum of money is paid.

VIVA LA LINGUA ITALIANA! The AIAE Celebrates 21st Anniversary

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.

NIAF’s 2018 Spring Gala Celebrates the Italian Way

NIAF’s annual spring gala was held at Cipriani 42nd Street this year celebrating the success of Italians and Italian Americans alike. Honorees include: Giovanni Colavita, Vincent Tizzio, Joseph Fichera, and Ron Lo Russo.

The Mediterranean Diet Roundtable Goes to Yale!

The unique palate-opening program announces its fourth edition. MDR is ready to roll its fourth edition: regarded as one of the most exciting events in the Food Industry, the MDR will offer once again the possibility of tasting and learning about products distinctive of the Mediterranean Diet, while networking and getting inspired. The two half-day conference will be held at the prestigious Yale University in New Haven on June 25-26, right before the International Summer Fancy Food Show in NYC.

Special Design for Special Pasta & ...Italian Postcards in NY

The Italian luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana partnered with the Italian pasta maker Pastificio di Martino to produce an extremely limited edition tin of pastas along with a special D&G-designed apron.The new packs have become real postcards from Italy. And look around you, if you're in New York: you could meet giant postcards ...

NIAF's Spring Gala 2018. A New York Style Evening

Another culture Italian-American evening in New York at the legendary Cipriani 42nd Street on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. The event has consistently sold out over the past few years, and this year is no exception.

Transhumance Treks to Reach UNESCO Status

Italy has put in a bid for transhumance to be added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. The final decision will be made in November 2019.

Gala Italia - An Effervescent 33rd Edition

A sparkling occasion to celebrate and award Italian wines and their constantly increasing success in the US market. The 33rd edition of the gala, hosted by the Italian Wine and Food Institute and his president Dr. Lucio Caputo, dazzled the crowd of media personalities and VIPs with an elegant ceremony held at the Grand Ballroom of Manhattan’s Essex House. The event is organized under the patronage of the Italian Ambassador to the US in Washington, Armando Varricchio with the support of the Italian Ministry of Economic Development and in collaboration with the ICE - Italian Trade Commission. Special awardees of the night included Ambassador Sebastiano Curdi, Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations in New York, and Dr. Maurizio Forte, the Italian Trade Commissioner.

For the Old and New Pols, it's Still the Ides of March

For the old and new pols charged with running Italy, the Ides of March are still approaching, which is to say the day when one or the other is done in. At the moment all the players are still aiming knives at each other, even as deadlines loom.

The Bay Area Chapter of ISSNAF

Italian Scientists and Scholars in the North America Foundation open a new chapter in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, expanding the reference point for young Italian researchers to the west coast.

Shock Election Results Signify Dawn of 3d Republic

The shock waves of this election have swept away the entire political system that has managed Italy for the past two decades. Dominated by populist parties, this is now being called the dawn of Italy's Third Republic.