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Opera in the Italian Garden 2017

June 2017 |

The popular, free concert "Opera in the Italian Garden" will be presented on the lawn of the beautiful Renaissance Italian Cultural Garden on Sunday, July 30, 6-7:30 p.m. The concert highlights one of Italy’s greatest cultural arts featuring famous music…

The Power and Strength of Italy

The Power and Strength of Italy

June 2017 |

“Where would we be without the Italians? What would the quality of life be without their countless contributions? The great advances of the Rinascimento ensured that Italy remained the most highly cultured and civilized place in Europe even though the…

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Textiles in Renaissance Painting

June 2017 |

Textiles were an important and expensive commodity in most affluent homes in Renaissance Italy. An inventory made in 1600 of the Florentine noblewoman, Camilla Magalotti, following the death of her husband, reveals no less than 929 braccia (1,771 feet) of…

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Italian American Mayors of NYC

June 2017 |

New York City’s 99th mayor, Fiorello LaGuardia, the “Little Flower,” was not only the first of four Italian Americans, but probably the most colorful and dynamic of all to occupy the city’s highest office. The 5-foot tall NYU law grad…

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Vinny Viola

Vinny Viola

June 2017 |

Most everyone knows that “Always Dreaming” won the 2017 Kentucky Derby, but perhaps not as well-known is the fact that the Derby winner is co-owned by Vincent ‘Vinny’ Viola and fellow Brooklynite Anthony Bonomo. Interviewed after the race, Viola apologized…

<div class="buttonTitle"><div class="roundedlIcon white mbianco mprest"></div></div>Terre del Sud - Proponents of Traditional Southern Italian Music and Dance