Showing posts with label Abruzzo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Abruzzo. Show all posts

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Giada Valenti Set To Perform A 2nd Abruzzo Quake Relief Concert in New York.

Italian Singer, songwriter Giada Valenti is set to perform a second Abruzzo quake relief performance in New York on May 31st. Due to the success of her previous benefit concert, she and the Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Queens, Inc., have come together to organize another great night of Giada's singing. Proceeds will be donated directly to the Abruzzo, Italy quake relief fund.

Giada will perform songs from her new show “Tribute To Love.” The ticket price is for this Benefit Concert is relatively low to give the opportunity to many people to come and show their solidarity, but attendees are invited to do extra donations at the event.

The Abuzzo Earthquake Benefit Concert is by the Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Queens, Inc. For tickets call (718) 204-2444.



28-46 44th Street, Astoria, NY


TICKET: $20 (regular seating)
$35 (premium seating)

Friday, May 8, 2009

"Domani 21 Aprile 2009 Artisti Uniti Per L'Abruzzo." Famous Italian Singers Come Together For Abruzzo Victims In A Beautiful Collaboration.

Thank you to TONY MANGIA, Italian American radio host, who keeps me posted on Italian music industry events and new music.

The Tony Mangia Show - Radio: Italian Style airs live every Sunday from 3 PM-6 PM on "Brave New Radio" WP 88.7 FM and streams at The show is hosted by Tony Mangia. He spotlights the positive aspects of the Italian & Italian-American Experience. The Tony Mangia Show - Radio: Italian Style is the only show of its kind to be broadcast from New Jersey.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Giada Valenti Performing Benefit Concert At St. John's University For Abruzzo, Italy Quake Victims.

Singer, songwriter; Giada Valenti will be performing a benefit concert this May 3rd, 2009 at St. John's University in NY. Her concert proceeds will be donated to the Italian quake victims.

Giada will be performing songs from her new show, “Tribute To Love.” It's truly a unique and entertaining show that appeals to the romantic in all of us. Giada's great storytelling and emotional vocal skills takes her audience on a virtual trip through the most romantic places on earth, as she performs timeless songs with beautiful melodies and lyrics that will touch your heart.

The Abuzzo Earthquake Benefit Concert is organized together with the Italian Heritage & Culture Committee - NY, Inc. and the Italian Cultural Center of St. John's University Scholarship Program.



8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439
(free parking!)


TICKET: $20 (regular seating)
$35 (premium seating, includes reception following the show)

For more information, contact:
Perla Entertainment -

Sunday, April 12, 2009

National Italian American Foundation Organizing Benefit For the L'Aquila Earthquake Relief Fund at Italian Wine Merchants in New York City.

A Wine Benefit for the L'Aquila Earthquake Relief Fund has been organized by the National Italian American Foundation at Italian Wine Merchants in New York City on Friday- April 17, 2009.
The evening will include wine, food and special guests. Tickets will sell out, link onto the site for ticket purchase below! Support and help our Italian family.

Date: Friday, April 17, 2009
Time: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Admission: $75.00** (donation minimum)

Address: Italian Wine Merchants
108 East 16th Street(between Park Avenue South and Irving Place )
New York , NY 10003

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

L'Aquila Relief Efforts Event on Thursday, April 9, 2009 at the Cipriani Club 55 in New York City.

Commissione Giovani New York, Commissione Giovani New Jersey, in collaboration with “The Sunday” and Cipriani are hosting this fundraising event to benefit the victims of the Italian earthquake this past Sunday.

We invite you and your friends to join us this Thursday night, April 9th, as we raise funds to help the survivors recover and begin to rebuild their lives.

Location: Club 55 at Cipriani 55 Wall Street New York, NY, 10005

When: Thursday, April 09, 2009 from 07:00pm to 10:30pm

Admission: $25.00 minimum donation

Cipriani will offer drinks and hors d'oeuvres throughout the evening in its new Club 55 to all those making the minimum contribution. All proceeds from this event will benefit the victims of the earthquake.

For further information contact

For Donations through Paypal go on and click on the Donate Button.

Madonna, Italian American Celebrity, Gives To the Victims of the Italian Earthquake.

Famous Italian American celebrity, Madonna has pledged an undisclosed large amount of money to the victims of the earthquake in L'Aquila. Madonna was quoted as saying. ""I am happy to lend a helping hand to the town that my ancestors are from."

I commend her for being one of the first influential Italian American celebrities to step forward and help the victims of this tragic event in Italy.

Here's more on the story:

Friday, November 7, 2008

Are You Ready For Agritourism? Live The Simple But Yet Magnificent Italian Way.

Did you ever dream about going to Italy for a once in a life time vacation? I still dream of Italy all the time and I've been there quite a few times. The newest and the latest in vacation trends is Agri-tourism. This term is really broad, living like a rustic- farmer with the simplest of necessities offered on a farm, grove or orchard estate in the hills of Tuscany. The experience is really quite amazing because you are truly exposed to the raw nature and exquisite lifestyle and culture of the Italian people.

If you think you know Italian, you really don't until you live and experience the traditions of Italian rural life, whether its milking cows, making wine, growing food, tending to goats, or cultivating your own land. Now, I really love the idea that Agri- tourism has become so trendy because in most living situations around the world today, we are so consumed with city and suburb life, which means little or no time for traditions. I mean come on, when was the last time you really had to make or grow your own food or tend to your live stock?(unless you live on a farm here in the US..which most of us don't)

The funny thing is I never realized that all the while-- while I visited my own family in Italy, that I was experiencing the Agri-tourism first hand. I didn't know that hanging out on my aunt's farm and helping to collect the fresh eggs was so hip and trendy. I'm really lucky because in experiencing my trips to Italy as a child and seeing the raw traditions first hand really gave me a sense of myself and education in knowing that if I had to, I could grow, cultivate and probably tend to my own live stock. Behind this glamorous (kidding of course) exterior is a Southern Italian agri-farmer.

So, in endorsing this new fabulous trend, I leave you with some links to really great places all over Italy that provide these Agri-touristic vacations. The beauty lies in the choices of these experiences, because you can choose a real raw first hand experience, or a some-what get your hands dirty experience with amenities. Not everyone is cut out for the rural life. If you're in the market for this experience, check out the links below.