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Giorno della Memoria 2021 - New York

Giorno della Memoria 2021. A Long 'Digital Day' in New York

January 27, 2021 will mark twenty years since the first commemoration of Giorno della Memoria (Holocaust Remembrance Day) in Italy. In New York, each year, the Consulate General of Italy has held the ceremony of the reading of the names of the Jews deported from Italy and the Italian territories. This year, due to the pandemic, there will not be the usual events in person but you can virtually participate many initiatives during the day organized by the Italian Consulate in New York with Centro Primo Levi, the Italian Cultural Institute, NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, the Calandra Italian American Institute at CUNY, the Italian Academy at Columbia University, and the Scuola d’Italia Guglielmo Marconi.

Recipe. Sweet “Coal” ... Befana is Coming!

On January 6th, children and adults across Italy celebrate the epiphany by stuffing their stockings (and their faces) with various sweet treats, supposedly gifts from “La Befana,” a mythical old lady who comes down the chimney to bring candy to those who have been good and coal to those who misbehaved. But sometimes what looks like a punishment can reveal to be a tasty treat in disguise. That’s exactly the case with “carbone dolce” or sweet coal, for which you will find a recipe below.
Messaggio di fine anno del Presidente della Repubblica Sergio Mattarella

Messaggio di fine anno del Presidente della Repubblica Sergio Mattarella

Dal Palazzo del Quirinale di Roma, il discorso di fine anno del Presidente della Repubblica Sergio Mattarella

Happy New Year and Superstitions Italian Style

Italians are a fairly superstitious people, especially when the new year comes around. Here are some seasonal traditions, beliefs and superstitions from across the country, ranging from the most common, such as eating lentils and wearing red, to rather unusual ones. It is a terrible year because of the pandemic but certainly while respecting the rules the Italians will try to keep some traditions, the possible ones

Eataly Expands To North Texas in Dallas

The authentic Italian culinary destination safely opened their very first Texas location in NorthPark Center

#TheItalianResilience - Will Made in Italy Save Italy?

The 100per100 talks are back to understand what the future of Made in Italy will be in the world

Dr. Jill Biden is Set to Become the First Italian American First Lady!

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) , the largest and most loyal representative of the more than 20 million Italian American citizens living in the United States, congratulates Dr. Jill Biden as she is set to become the first Italian American First Lady. “Dr. Biden’s strong connection to her Italian American heritage and dedication to education aligns with NIAF’s mission,” said NIAF Chairman The Honorable Patricia de Stacy Harrison. “Education is at the Foundation’s core as we provide scholarships and grants to empower high achieving students to further their education in all fields. We send our congratulations to the First Lady designate.”

2020’S VIRTUAL NEW YORK COLUMBUS DAY PARADE

Governor Andrew Cuomo has been named Grand Marshal of the 76th annual Columbus Celebration Weekend, In Addition, Dr. Anthony Fauci Will Be Honored with Namesake Annual Columbus Citizens Foundation Medical Scholarship .This year, the Columbus Citizens Foundation is adjusting its Celebration Weekend, with a Virtual Gala on Saturday, October 10, a socially distanced Wreath Laying at Columbus Circle on Sunday, October 11, and a 90-minute broadcast special on Columbus Day, Monday, October 12.

REFERENDUM COSTITUZIONALE- SEPTEMBER 20-21, 2020

Please be advised that electoral packages have been mailed to Italian citizens voting abroad (and registered with the Registry for Italians who reside abroad AIRE), and to voters temporarily abroad (in compliance with Law 459/2001). --------- Si informa che ai cittadini italiani elettori residenti all’estero e iscritti nell’AIRE e agli elettori temporaneamente all’estero (legge 459/2001) è stato inviato, al loro indirizzo, un plico contenente il materiale per votare per corrispondenza.

Coronavirus Disruption: Will Losses be Covered by Insurance Policies?

The spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) worldwide to the pandemic level has changed all aspects of normal life. Businesses are experiencing major operational challenges.

Understanding Business Loan Options under the Coronavirus Stimulus Package

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions our advisors are hearing and answering.

Your PPP Loan Was Approved - Now What?

The recently enacted CARES Act, inclusive of the wildly popular Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), is the largest stimulus package since FDR's New Deal.

Tax Savings for Retaining Employees During COVID-19 Crisis

The Coronanavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act incentivizes employers to keep employees on the payroll. It does this by providing a refundable Employee Retention Credit (ERC) equal to 50% of qualified wages paid by eligible employers during the COVID-19 crisis.

Guide to PPP Loan Forgiveness

Now that our questions have been answered on eligibility and application requirements for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the focus will be on how to achieve maximum loan forgiveness. While we are expecting additional guidance to be released from the U.S. Small Business Administration this month, the following analysis of key issues reflects our current understanding of the considerations associated with PPP loan forgiveness, as of April 15, 2020.

Coronavirus Highlights Need for Businesses to Plan for Health Risks

Just like the medical field must rely on old-fashioned disease containment until they have the medical know-how to fight each new illness, businesses need to rely on basic emergency preparedness practices to protect themselves.

Mardi Gras or Martedì Grasso?

In the United States when we think of Mardi Gras we think New Orleans with floats, fried food, and colorful plastic beaded necklaces. In Italy, Martedì Grasso means Venice's Carnivale, complete with ornate masks, theatric performances, and a parade through Piazza San Marco.

Olive Oil Rejuvenates Brain Cells, Study Reveals

A study led by Felice Tirone in collaboration with Laura Micheli, Giorgio D'Andrea e Manuela Ceccarelli of the National Research Council’s Biochemistry and Cellular Biology Institute (Cnr- Ibbc) reveals that olive oil counters the aging of brain cells, particularly in older subjects, confirming once again the benefits of the Mediterranean diet.

The Italian Brands Basketball League Lands at Barclays Center

They step into the court for charity, with basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his deep ties to Italy on their minds. They face each other with honesty and passion in the sacred temple of basketball, Barclays Center, with two goals in mind: to win but also to promote the best strategies to communicate the Italian brand in the US. Who are they? New York’s Italian entrepreneurs, the members of the Italian Brands Basketball League, the first basketball association of Italian managers.

New Jersey’s Sicilians Welcome their President

The visit of Nello Musumeci, President of the region of Sicily, is a cause of celebration for New Jersey’s Sicilian community. It’s the occasion to reactivate the measures that have in the past kept alive the ties between Sicilian communities and their region of origin.

I.E.F. "Italy: Exporting Beauty"

The Italian Export Forum (IEF) met in New York to discuss the challenges and opportunities of promoting Italian companies and the Made in Italy brand abroad with a panel titled "Italy: Exporting Beauty," featuring various leading authorities from the private and public sector in Italy and the US.