Italian NYC

Italian NYC is Opera, Ballet, Art, A Bronx Tale, Open RoadsFashionand food.  Easter, Christmas and Columbus Day are our big celebrations.

New York Mets end the 2019 Season in third place

Sunday, September 29, 2019
FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK, Queens ~ It’s closing day vs the Atlanta Braves for the Dominican, Italian, Puerto Rican & Venezuelan Mets players

NYCWFF is the Food Network & Cooking Channel’s wine and food festival

Thu-Sun, October 10-13, 2019
NEW YORK CITY ~ Culinary demonstrations, intimate meals and a giant pier party make the NYCWFF, New York City’s biggest wine and food festival

New York Film Festival 57 opens with Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’

September 27 – Oct 13, 2019
LINCOLN CENTER ~ The 57th Festival opens with Scorcese’s ‘The Irishman’ and screens Cannes Grand Prix winner ‘Atlantic,’ Pedro Almodóvar’s Spanish film ‘Pain and Glory,’ and Olivier Assayas’ French film ‘WASP Network’ at Film at Lincoln Center

St. Patrick’s Cathedral Columbus Day Mass

Monday, October 14, 2019
MIDTOWN EAST, NYC ~ The Columbus Day Parade Mass is at 9:30am

The Columbus Day Parade is America’s biggest Italian-American celebration

Monday, October 14, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ Grand Marshal Massimo Ferragamo leads over 100 marching groups, 24 parade floats, 35 vehicles and over 20 marching bands in this celebration of Italian-American heritage, culture and achievements

New York Yankees vs Astros American League Championship Series

Friday, Oct 18, 2019
Astros won last night 3-8. Series is Yankees 1-3 Astros. Yanks have to sweep the next three games to win. Let’s go Yankees!

MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art

Monday, October 21, 2019
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ One of the world’s most important museums of Modern, Post-War, and Contemporary art and film, reopens with exhibitions more inclusive of time, region and gender. ¡Bravo!

Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks play New Orleans Jazz at Iguana

Mondays & Tuesdays
TIMES SQUARE, NYC ~ Live music by New York’s specialist in early New Orleans jazz

World Ballet Day 2019

Wed, October 23, 2019
The world’s leading ballet companies take you behind the scenes to see a day in the life of a professional ballet dancer on Facebook Live

‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ is the funnest show on Broadway

Oct 2, 2019 – Jan 5, 2020
TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda brings one of his early projects, a Latin hip-hop improv show, back to the Booth Theatre

Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ with De Niro, Pacino and Pesci

Friday, November 1, 2019
NEW YORK CITY / LOS ANGELES ~ Martin Scorsese’s latest and best in years, stars Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino in a telling of the Jimmy Hoffa disappearance. It gets a limited theatrical release on November 1 and hits Netflix on November 27.

All Saints Day

November 1
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This Catholic feast honors all saints whether they are recognized by the church or just are saintly

Celebrate All Souls Day, the Catholic day for remembering dead family

Saturday, November 2, 2019
The Roman Catholic day for tending family graves was blended in Mexico with Aztec traditions into the Day of the Dead

‘Filomena Marturano’ is a play about marriage Caribbean style

Sunday, November 3, 2019
KIPS BAY, NYC ~ Cuban director Leyma López created a Spanish-language adaptation of Eduardo de Filippo’s classic Neapolitan comedy which inspired the movie ‘Marriage Italian Style’. At Repertorio Español.

Our Lady of Providence is patron saint of Puerto Rico

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
The idea is not that faith will give you what you want, but that “God helps those who help themselves”

Met Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

UPPER EAST SIDE, Daily, (estimated) November 19, 2019 to January 5, 2020 ~ The Met Christmas tree and a nativity are decorated with figurines from Naples, Italy where the nativity tradition began.
# italian christmas tree nativity

Saint Cecilia is patron saint of musicians

Friday, November 22, 2019
Said to have heard heavenly music in her heart, Saint Cecilia represents the idea of divine inspiration

Orchestra of St. Luke’s Baroque Storytelling at Brooklyn Museum

Sunday, November 24, 2019
PROSPECT PARK, Brooklyn ~ A concert of chamber works by Vivaldi (Italian), Rameau (French) and Telemann’s ‘Don Quichotte’ Overture-Suite (Spanish story) at the Brooklyn Museum

Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square 2019

Monday, December 2, 2019
LINCOLN SQUARE ~ This holiday street fair has entertainment, food tastings, a Christmas tree lighting, and a parade. FREE

Chris Botti is the biggest-selling instrumental artist in the U.S.

Dec 9, 2019 – Jan 5, 2020
GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC ~ The Italian-American jazz trumpet player who is the best-selling American instrumental artist riffs through his 15th annual holiday residency at The Blue Note

Celebrate Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
This day of repentance starts the Catholic period of devotion leading to Easter. “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

Socrates Annual, the sculpture of history, landscape and community

Daily
Oct 5, 2019 – Mar 8, 2020
ASTORIA, Queens ~ The annual exhibition of work by emerging artists created during a summer residency at Socrates Sculpture Park

Celebrate International Coffee Day

Thursday, October 1, 2020
Is your favorite coffee Brazilian, Colombian, Italian, Honduran, Peruvian, Guatemalan, French, Nicaraguan, Costa Rican or Mexican?

Celebrate Columbus Day 2020

Monday, October 12, 2020
MIDTOWN, NYC ~ This national holiday is the Italian-American celebration in the United States. It was created to reduce racist violence against Italian-Americans. The myths around Columbus Day helped Italian-Americans be accepted as just Americans. Benvenuto! Grazie! Saluto!

Celebrate National Pasta Day

Saturday, October 17, 2020
Pasta is an Italian food made from wheat and water. It was probably first created by Etruscans north of Rome.

The original leading ladies of ‘Chicago the Musical’ were Puerto Rican and Italian

Open-ended run. Dark Wednesdays.
TIMES SQUARE, NYC ~ Puerto Rican Broadway legend Chita Rivera originated the role of bad girl Velma Kelly. Italian-American Liza Minnelli played the good girl Roxie Hart in the original production.

74th UN General Assembly looks for global solutions to global problems

September 17-30, 2019
High-Level General Debate
September 24-30, 2019
MIDTOWN EAST, NYC ~ Politicians discuss Climate, Universal Health Coverage, Sustainable Development, Financing for Development, Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, and Small Island Developing States

Feast of San Gennaro is NYC’s most popular Italian street fair

September 12-22, 2019
LITTLE ITALY, NYC ~ This popular Italian street fair combines lots of food and live music with a parade and a religious procession on Mulberry St

Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Sunday, December 8, 2019
The idea that the Virgin Mary was born free of sin expresses that the divinity of women and men is equal

Opera singer Andrea Bocelli has one of the world’s most beautiful voices

Wed-Thu, December 18-19, 2019
CHELSEA, NYC ~ The Grammy-nominated Italian opera singer entrances Madison Square Garden

Carnival, Carnaval, Carnevale

Jan 6 – Feb 25, 2020
This Italian Catholic winter festival spread to France, Spain and Portugal, and then around the Latin world in colonial times

Happy Valentine’s Day 2020

Friday, February 14, 2020
This popular celebration honors a Roman saint who got associated with romantic love in the Middle Ages

Feast of Saint Joseph is Latin Father’s Day

Thursday, March 19, 2020 ~ The Catholic Feast of Saint Joseph is the Latin Father’s Day

Celebrate the Feast of the Ascension

Thursday, May 21, 2020
The religious narrative of Jesus rising into the heavens mirrors the natural narrative of crops growing towards the sky

La Festa della Repubblica, Italy’s national day

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Italian national day
ITALY ~ The Italian people voted to end the monarchy and found the Republic of Italy on June 2, 1946

Saint John’s Eve or Festa Junina

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Brazilian Creole French French-Canadian Italian Portuguese Puerto Rican Spanish Celebration
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico ~ Celebrate midsummer (or midwinter) by gathering with family around bonfires on the eve of Saint John the Baptist’s birth

Our Lady of Perpetual Help is patron saint of Haiti

Saturday, June 27, 2020
HAITI ~ She is known for miracles preventing cholera and smallpox in Haiti in 1882

The month of August was named after Augustus Caesar

Saturday, August 1, 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt ~ Octavian, the Roman emperor later known as Augustus, defeated the forces of Antony and Cleopatra in August 1, 30 BC

Tony Bennett is an Italian-American pop and jazz legend

Monday, August 3, 2020
Happy birthday Tony!

Celebrate the Assumption of Mary and the divinity of women

Saturday, August 15, 2020
The idea that when the Virgin Mary died, her body and soul went to heaven, expresses the divinity of women and how we all carry our mother’s spirit inside of us. It marks the start of summer holidays in many Catholic countries.

Mary Queen of Heaven

Saturday, August 22, 2020
Celebrate the idea that the divinity of woman as mother is present in the afterlife

Celebrate the Nativity of Mary

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Nobody knows when the Virgin Mary was born, but this is the day we celebrate her birth

St. Francis of Assisi is patron saint of Italy

Sunday, October 4, 2020
Celebrate the feast of the patron saint of Italy, animals and the environment

Bergdorf Goodman is NYC’s most luxurious department store

Daily
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Midtown, Manhattan
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NYC’s most luxurious department store also has the most elegant Christmas windows

Valentino

Upper East Side
Midtown East
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Legendary Italian fashion

La Perla

803 Madison Avenue
Upper East Side
434 West Broadway
SoHo

Edwynn Houk Gallery represents major photographers

745 Fifth Avenue #407
at 58th St
Midtown East, Manhattan
Monday – Friday

Lehmann Maupin

536 West 22nd St
Chelsea, Manhattan
Tuesday – Saturday

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Daily
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ New York’s encyclopedia of art

Guggenheim Museum

Closed Thursdays
UPPER EAST SIDE ~ One of the world’s great Impressionist, Modern, Post-War & Contemporary collections includes French, Italian, Jewish, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish artists

Met Cloisters is a museum of medieval European art

99 Margaret Corbin Dr
Fort Tryon Park
Washington Heights, Manhattan
Daily

The Frick Collection of old masters, European sculpture, and decorative arts

1 East 70th St at Fifth Ave
Upper East Side
Closed on Mondays

2-for-1 Broadway Week Tickets to Latin Shows in Summer 2019

SALE Wed, August 14, 2019
SHOWS Sep 3-16, 2019
Find out which Broadway shows in this Broadway Week have a Latin connection. Then see how to get 2-for-1 Broadway tickets.

Electric Zoo 2019 features Bennie Benassi & Boombox Cartel

Fri-Sun, Aug 30 – Sep 1, 2019
RANDALL’S ISLAND ~ Bennie Benassi (Italy) and BoomBox Cartel (Texas/Mexico) will make you dance at Randall’s Island Park

Watch the Venice Film Festival for future Oscar winners

Aug 28 – Sep 7, 2019
VENICE, Italy ~ The Truth (France), The Laundromat (Panama), Joker (Puerto Rico), Wasp Network (Cuba, Spain, Venezuela, Mexico) and The King (France) are big movies with Latin connections

FIFA World Soccer Rankings

Thursday, July 25, 2019
ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND ~ USA women are #1. 70% of the top ten men’s teams are Latin: Brazil, France, Uruguay, Portugal, Colombia, Spain and Argentina

NYC Restaurant Week Summer 2019 Latin Food Guide

July 22 – August 16, 2019
NEW YORK CITY ~ See which African, Brazilian, Cuban, French, Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Spanish restaurants joined this food festival of prix fixe lunches and dinners

Women’s World Cup France 2019

June 7 – July 7, 2019
Women’s soccer
Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, French, Italian, Spanish, & USA teams play to be the best

SummerStage 2019

June 1 – August 27, 2019
Summer live music dance theatre festival
NYC PARKS ~ African, Argentine, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Creole, Cuban, Dominican, French, Garifuna, Haitian, Indigenous, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Spanish culture and more. FREE

Antonio Mannino

A biography of the Italian ballet dancer and actor

The revenge of the Shaman ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’ at the Met Museum

Daily, May 9 – September 8, 2019
French, French-Canadian, Italian, Spanish fashion art exhibition
UPPER EAST SIDE, NYC ~ The Costume Institute’s 2019 exhibition explores how camp fashion goes mainstream

‘La Traviata’ Verdi’s Italian Opera at the Met

LINCOLN CENTER; CLOSES Sat Apr 27, 2019; Italian opera live music ~ Michael Mayer’s new production. ‘Sempre libera degg’io’ and ‘Addio, del passato.’

Watch Juventus play Italian soccer at the Football Factory

KOREATOWN | Sat, May 25, 2019 | Italian Serie A soccer | Watch the giants of Italian soccer play their last Serie A game of the season, Sampdoria vs Juventus

ArtExpo 2019 contemporary art & photography fair at Pier 90

HELL’S KITCHEN; Fri-Sun, Apr 4-7, 2019 ~ One of New York City’s big contemporary art fairs has independent artist [SOLO] and photography [FOTO SOLO] sections

Affordable Art Fair Spring 2019 at Met Pavilion

CHELSEA; Mar 28-31, 2019; Art fair ~ Dominican, French, French-Canadian, Italian & Spanish art for under $10,000

Independent New York 2019 at Spring Street Studios

TRIBECA; Armory Week, Fri-Sun, Mar 8-10, 2019; contemporary art fair ~ More of a gathering of art lovers and collectors around an art fair

Armory Show 2019 contemporary art fair at Piers 90, 92 & 94

HELL’S KITCHEN; Armory Week Thu-Sun, Mar 7-10, 2019; Modern, Post War, Contemporary art fair ~ Armory Week art fairs ride along with this huge art fair of international art with African, Argentine, Brazilian, Colombian, Cuban, French, French-Canadian, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish galleries

Plácido conducts last performance of Sonja Frisell’s ‘Aida’ at the Met

LINCOLN CENTER; Winter cast Jan 7 – Mar 7, 2019; Italian opera live music ~ Kristen Lewis stars in the final performances of Sonja Frisell’s production of Verdi’s grand opera set in ancient Egypt

Scope New York 2019 contemporary art fair at Met Pavilion

CHELSEA; Armory Week Thu-Sun, Mar 7-10, 2019; contemporary art fair ~ 60 emerging galleries are exhibiting including Argentine, Cuban, French, French-Canadian, Italian and Panamanian galleries and artists

Art on Paper 2019 at Pier 36

LOWER EAST SIDE; Armory Week Thu-Sun, Mar 7-10, 2019; contemporary art fair ~ Works on paper and works made from paper from Argentine, French, French-Canadian, Italian and Spanish galleries

ADAA Art Show 2019, art fair at the Park Avenue Armory

UPPER EAST SIDE; pre-Armory Week, Gala preview Wed Feb 27; Fair Feb 28-Mar 3, 2019 ~ The art fair of the association of America’s leading art dealers

New York International Children’s Film Festival 2019

MANHATTAN, BROOKLYN & QUEENS, Weekends, Feb 22 – Mar 17, 2019 ~ Children’s movies from Andorra, Brazil, Cuba, Colombia, France, Guatemala, Italy, Mexico, Portugal and Spain

Early Italian Drawings at the Morgan Library

MURRAY HILL | Tue-Sun, Feb 15 – May 19, 2019 | Italian Renaissance art exhibition | The development of Renaissance drawing practices in the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries

‘Rigoletto’ at the Met Opera is ending for the season

LINCOLN CENTER | CLOSING Fri, May 10, 2019 | Live music Italian opera | The womanizing duke stirs trouble when he wants to sleep with the court jester’s daughter

Westminster Dog Show brings Latin breeds to MSG

HELL’S KITCHEN & CHELSEA, Mon-Tue, Feb 11-12, 2019, Dog show with African, Cuban, French, Italian, Mexican, Spanish and Portuguese breeds.

Da Vinci Drawings and Prints at the Met Museum

UPPER EAST SIDE, Jan 28-Apr 28, 2019, Italian old masters art exhibition ~ The Met celebrates the Italian master’s 500th anniversary by showing drawings and prints from the permanent collection.

Master Drawings New York 2019 at 30 galleries

UPPER EAST SIDE, Jan 26-Feb 2, 2019 ~ A collaborative exhibition of old master art at 30 international dealers within walking distance of each other.
# old masters drawings art fair

Lucio Fontana ‘Spatial Environment’ (1968) at El Museo del Barrio

EAST HARLEM; Jan 24 – Apr 14, 2019; Argentine Italian post war art exhibition ~ El Museo reconstructs Fontana’s very last environment. See how his ideas influenced performance art and take a selfie

Lucio Fontana ‘On the Threshold’ Argentine-Italian art at the Met Breuer

UPPER EAST SIDE; Tue-Sun, Jan 23 to Apr 14, 2019; Argentine Italian post war art exhibition ~ The minimalist abstract artist mixed painting, sculpture and architecture in ways that foretold performance art

Oscar Nominations for African, Indigenous, Italian & Mexican movies

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, Tue, Jan 22, 2019 ~ Roma, Green Book, A Star is Born, Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Hale County, This Morning, This Evening, and Mother are recognized.
# awards african indigenous italian mexican spanish

Try new restaurants with friends during NYC Restaurant Week

Jan 21 – Feb 8, 2019 ~ 2-course lunches for $26 and 3-course dinners for $42.
# african brazilian cuban french italian mexican latin & spanish food

5,000 years at the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory

UPPER EAST SIDE, Opening night Thu, Jan 17, Show Jan 18-27, 2019, daily ~ African, French, Haitian, Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Spanish antiques, art and design. The show benefits East Side House Settlement which provides educational programs to families in the South Bronx and Upper Manhattan.
# antiques fair bronx philanthropy

Golden Globes 2019 Winners

NBC BEVERLY HILTON HOTEL, HOLLYWOOD, Sun, January 6, 2019 ~ “Green Book”, “Roma” and “A Star is Born” won film awards. Patricia Arquette and “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” won TV Golden Globe Awards from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
#AWARDS #FRENCHCANADIAN #ITALIAN #MEXICAN #MOVIES #TV

“The Magic Flute” Met Opera

METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE, LINCOLN CENTER, Closes Sat, Jan 5 ~ This shortened family version of Mozart’s fairy tale in English has become a New York holiday tradition
#OPERA #CHRISTMASSHOW #FAMILY #CLOSING

Met’s Winter “La Bohème” stars Ailyn Pérez & Michael Fabiano

METROPOLITAN OPERA, LINCOLN CENTER, Thu, December 13, 2018 ~ Mexican-American soprano Ailyn Pérez and Italian-American tenor Michael Fabiano are Mimi and Rodolfo in Puccini’s classic
#ITALIAN #OPERA #LIVEMUSIC

‘Green Book’ wins Academy Award for Best Picture (Review)

Nov 16, 2018 to Mar 28, 2019; Italian African movies Oscar winners ~ Oscar Best Picture, Golden Globes Best Musical or Comedy. When people who might seem different, actually live and work together, we discover our common humanity.

Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ Italian Opera at The Met

LINCOLN CENTER; Sat Apr 6 (Last show), 2019; Italian opera live music ~ Starring Jennifer Rowley and Wolfgang Koch. “Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore” (I lived for art, I lived for love)

The Salon Art + Design Fair 2018 is a matter of taste

November 8 – 12, 2018
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PREVIEW, November 8
Nathalie and Laura de Gunzburg
Benefits Dia Art Foundation
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Park Avenue Arrmory
Upper East Side, Manhattan
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Historic, modern and contemporary furniture and groundbreaking design

DOC NYC 2018 ~ America’s biggest documentary film festival

November 8 – 15, 2018
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IFC Center, SVA Theatre & Cinepolis
West Village & Chelsea, Manhattan
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America’s largest documentary film festival presents over 300 films and events with 42 world premieres and 17 U.S. premieres
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African – American, Brazilian, Honduran, Indigenous, Italian, Jamaican, Jewish, Mexican, Puerto Rican and Spanish films

Laura Pausini “Hazte Sentir” Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

November 15, 2018
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“Hazte Sentir” wins “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album” Latin Grammy
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August 31, 2018
Radio City Music Hall
Midtown, Manhattan
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March 16, 2018
‘Fatti sentire | Hazte sentir’ album

Antiquities auction Christie’s 2018

EXHIBITION
October 27 – 30, 2018
Saturday – Tuesday
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AUCTION
October 31, 2018, Wednesday
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Christie’s
Rockefeller Center, Manhattan
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Sold $35,903,875 work of antiquities

Affordable Art Fair 2018 Fall

Preview, Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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Thursday – Sunday
September 27 – 30, 2018
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Metropolitan Pavilion
Chelsea, Manhattan
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Over 70 exhibitors of art for less than $10,000, including French, Italian and Spanish galleries

TEFAF New York Fall 2018 at the Park Avenue Armory

OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW
October 26, 2018, Friday
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FAIR
October 27 – 31, 2018
Sunday – Wednesday
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Park Avenue Armory
Upper East Side, Manhattan
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New York society loves the Fall New York edition of Europe’s leading antiques fair. It focuses on fine and decorative art from antiquity to 1920.

IFPDA Print Fair 2018

PREVIEW
October 24, 2018, Wednesday
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FAIR
October 25 – 28, Thursday – Sunday
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Javitz Center, River Pavilion
Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan
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The biggest fine art prints fair

Celebrating Tintoretto Italian art at the Metropolitan Museum

UPPER EAST SIDE, Daily, Oct 16, 2018 to Jan 27, 2019 ~ Italian Renaissance art exhibition. The Met celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Venetian Renaissance artist known for working rapidly in a Mannerist style.

NYC Wine & Food Festival 2018 (NYCWFF)

PIER 94, HELL’S KITCHEN & AROUND MANHATTAN, Thu-Sun, October 11 – 14, 2018 ~ A weekend of fine wine and food prepared by over 500 world-renowned French, Italian, Jewish, Mexican & Spanish chefs and TV personalities from the Food Network and Cooking Channel
#WINEFESTIVAL #FOODFESTIVAL

Columbus Day Parade 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018
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Fifth Avenue
(47th to 72nd St)
Midtown – Upper East Side, Manhattan
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ABC 7
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World’s biggest Italian – American celebration

Socrates Annual 2018 at Socrates Sculpture Park

Daily, October 7, 2018 to March 24, 2019
Dominican French Peruvian & Puerto Rican sculpture
ASTORIA, Queens ~ Annual outdoor sculpture show in the NYC park. FREE

‘A Star is Born’ Lady Gaga (Review)

GREENWICH VILLAGE; Oct 5, 2018 – Apr 4, 2019; Italian-American movies, Oscar winners ~ Lady Gaga follows Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland in one of the great love stories. “Best Original Song”