April 2012

Antonio Meucci Young Inventors’ Competition

April 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Sponsored by Garibaldi-Meucci Museum & Time Warner Cable Registration is now open to all New York City school children, grades 4 through 8, for the Antonio Meucci Young Inventors’ Competition. Sponsored by the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum and Time Warner Cable, the competition was inspired by the legacy of ingenuity and innovation manifested in the life of Antonio Meucci. Throughout his lifetime, […]

U.S. Government returns stolen and looted art and antiquities to Italy

April 26, 2012 // 0 Comments

Seven stolen and looted objects of Italian cultural heritage will soon be on their way back to Italy, following a ceremony Thursday in which U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano officially returned the antiquities to Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero at the Embassy of Italy in Washington. Two 2,000-year-old ceramic vessels, one Roman marble sculpture, one Renaissance painting […]

Italia-Stati Uniti: stasera l’annuncio del vincitore del Premio Urbino Press Award 2012

April 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

L’Ambasciatore d’Italia negli Stati Uniti, Claudio Bisogniero, annuncerà questa sera nel corso di una cerimonia all’Ambasciata a Washington il vincitore della settima edizione del premio Urbino Press Award, assegnato ogni anno a un giornalista americano distintosi per la “capacita di raccontare il mondo che cambia”. “La cerimonia di stasera, oltre a premiare l’eccellenza nel giornalismo, costituisce anche un’occasione per riflettere […]

Sicilian Film Festival Awards 2012

April 22, 2012 // 0 Comments

Italians Americans flocked to Miami Beach last week for the Seventh Sicilian Film Festival an annual event established by its president Emanuele Viscuso. The 2012 winners were: Best Movie:  Martino’s Summer by Massimo Natale Best actor:  Treat Williams for Martino’s Summer by Massimo Natale Best actress:  Tilda Swinton for I’m Love by Luca Guadagnino Best direction:  Shock by Lizzani, Gregoretti, Maselli, Russo […]

Italian American Criticizes New Development on the House Ban on Commemorative Resolutions

April 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

On March 29, Representative Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25) introduced H.Con.Res 115, Recognizing the 64th anniversary of the Independence of the State of Israel with 67 co-sponsors. The resolution was referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. As of April 20, the resolution now has 96 co-sponsors. The resolution was submitted despite the House GOP leadership ban on commemorative resolution […]

US Customs Columbia Association Awards Dinner, May 18, 2012

April 16, 2012 // 0 Comments

U.S. Customs Columbia Association will be hosting their Annual Dinner and Dance on Friday evening, May 18, 2012 @ Gargiulo’s Restaurant, 2911 West 15th Street, Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY 11224 (Convenient valet parking). This year’s honorees will be Kathy and Tom Campanelli (National Import Specialists, One Penn Plaza, NYC), Robert Alvino (Program Manager, Office of Field Operations, CBP Headquarters, Newark, […]

A Spectacular Evening at NIAF’s Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street

April 15, 2012 // 0 Comments

American Idol Finalist Pia Toscano, Italo-Australian Singer ALFIO Perform (Washington, D.C. – April 13, 2012) “The Bronx Tale” star and Academy Award-nominated actor Chazz Palminteri joined Emmy Award-winning journalist Maria Bartiromo along with business leaders BNY Mellon’s Art Certosimo and Pfizer’s Frank D’Amelio, as well as Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business Dean Donna M. Rapaccioli, Ph.D., as honorees at […]