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In August 1948, the city of Syracuse celebrated its centennial. The celebration was going to be the largest civic event in the city's history. Syracuse streets and buildings were decorated, a four-hour parade was planned along with a mammoth Centorama held at Archbold Stadium, with a cast of 3,000 people, which would illustrate Syracuse history. An...

A century-old community tradition brought friends and family back together in Binghamton Friday night. St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Binghamton kicked off its three day celebration and bazaar. The Bazaar is for the Feast of the Assumption, which celebrates when Mary ascended into Heaven. Streets were filled with Italian food, drinks, music a...

A 750-ml bottle of Screaming Eagle Second Flight Cabernet Franc Merlot out of Napa Valley, which has about four to five pours, is one of the most expensive wines at $706— but there is a balsamic that costs more. Il Buco Alimentari in New York City — which opened in 2012 and serves as a sister restaurant and market to the famed Il Buco — sells the m...

Sam Ianotta laid down metal catwalks through part of his Oakwood garden, a gridwork that helps navigate the prolific tomato patch behind his house.  There is more to this extraordinary New York City garden and how it blossoms each year -- you will see that shortly -- but first get to know the gardener himself. Sam's owned his home since coming to S...

La Casa Italiana alla Columbia University è sempre stata un polo di riferimento culturale nel variegato panorama di New York. In occasione del 90° anniversario della sua fondazione, viene pubblicato il libro “From DA PONTE to the CASA ITALIANA”, un’opera di ricerca sulle origini e sui miti che circondano la storia dell’istituzione, scritto da Barba...

This is our main fund-raising event.  It is our hope that the profit from the raffle can go toward our society's budget for the feast and to help support Most Precious Blood Church.  This will help our Society keep the Feast of St. Rocco and our Italian-American Catholic Traditions going. Winner of the Raffle does not need to be present. We will ca...

More than 50,000 people are expected to flock to Watkins Glen this weekend for the village’s annual Italian American Festival at Clute Park. The event was founded 39 years ago to honor the Feast of the Assumption, which occurs each August. To celebrate, a procession of men carried the Virgin Mary on their shoulders through the streets of the villag...

In The Bronx, NY, neighborhood of Riverdale sits a Roman Catholic school named Manhattan College whose NCAA Division I baseball team bears a green and white logo strikingly reminiscent to that of Southern California Champion Park View Little League of Chula Vista. The Manhattan Jaspers have inducted several of their baseball team’s players over the...

The server at 99 Brick Oven Bar & Grille wasn't sworn in as a witness, but her words could have been introduced as evidence in the case of the People of Western New York vs. Boring Food. Every time I ordered a Neapolitan-style pizza at the Lancaster restaurant, she asked: with fresh garlic? Yes, I repeated. Why, at a restaurant with so much Italian...

On hot summer days, here in New York City, you will often see, at a stoplight in one of the neighborhoods where the traffic gets thick and slow, or in one of the places where the hapless pods of tourists find themselves most exposed to the sun’s pitiless rays, a young man or woman equipped with a blue Igloo ice chest and a lot of lungpower, pulsing...

Dear Direttore, You may remember the official launch of the Dual Language program in Italian of June 13, at the Italian Culturale Institute, at the presence of Giorgio Van Straten and Consul General Francesco Genuardi. The event was well attended by people from different boroughs and school districts, it managed to attract several Italian speaking...

Sal Civiletti's business, Sal's Prime Meats and Salumeria, opened over 14 months ago. And the reason why Sal is happy and smiling in his toils around the store is because the butcher is truly a happy man -- his dream of proprietorship, specifically of solely owning a salumeria, finally is reality.  "I come from Palermo," said Sal. "I started in thi...