NEWS FROM : NEW YORK  

The Sons of Italy’s New York State Grand Lodge Foundation has recognized Dr. Ann Jablon, Professor and Chair of Communication Sciences and Disorders, with the 2017 Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Award. This award recognizes outstanding Italian-American women in education for their significant contributions to their profession and their communities. It is n...

You have to try it. That’s what people had told me about Mamma Onesta’s in Lockport. So a friend and I stopped one day when we had to be in downtown Lockport anyway. One step inside and we were struck by its Old World elegance and café charm. I quickly snapped a couple pictures and sent them to a friend I thought might appreciate them. “Mamma Onest...

Staten Island: I am a collector of Arturo Di Modica’s beautiful work and a family friend of many years. The message he’s trying to convey is far more compelling than the media suggests, and I believe it needs to be articulated. Let’s be clear: In this day and age, we all believe in equality and women’s rights. We can all chastise not only Wall Stre...

Umberto’s, a pizzeria chain with a presence on Long Island that goes back 52 years, opened a restaurant on Plandome Road on Sunday. The stretch of dining and retail places in the heart of Manhasset already plays host to Italian restaurants like Gino’s, Villa Milano and Randazzo’s. “Let the great Manhasset pizza war commence,” said the Twitter accou...

Two brothers are taking a page from their family by starting a pizzeria and adding their own twist to the pizza pie. Anthony and Sal Fasolino worked in Yolanda's Italian Restaurant on East 149th Street for 15 years. But on Monday, the third-generation pizza makers opened their own joint, Pizzaniste in Throgs Neck. The new eatery allows patrons to c...

Montauk Library will welcome Rome-born actress and playwright Laura Caparrotti on Sunday, April 30, for a performance of her one-woman show “A-B-C How to Learn Italian in Just One Hour,” or “ A-B-C L’italiano S’impara così.” Ms. Caparrotti takes on the role of Miss Margherita, a despotic teacher-diva, who has a unique method for teaching Italian th...

Alessandra Corona presents her A Corona Works in two world premieres by Italian choreographers: "Amore Impossibile" by Kristian Cellini of Rome, and "Just Joy" by Guido Tuveri of Sardinia, May 30 & 31 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (entrance on 25th Street). Corona, a former 12-year principal dancer with Ballet Hispanico,...

La voce italiana di New York è quella dello speaker "Tony" Anthony Pasquale, sostenitore di Progetto Sicilia nel Mondo, che da circa quindici anni diffonde musica italiana dalle frequenze della emittente  ICN Radio, di proprietà del Gruppo editoriale "Oggi", società editrice di "America Oggi". I componenti di ICN Radio, dal presidente Andrea Mantin...

There will be a one-time screening of “My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes,” a film about Italians who helped hide and protect Jewish people during the Holocaust, starting at 7 p.m. tonight at Proctors. The movie will be shown at the GE Theatre at 432 State St. Liora Kelman, known as La Rabinessa of the Congregation Beth Israel, will also share...

Thousands of Italian-Americans processed through the streets of Bensonhurst praying The Way of the Cross last week to commemorate Good Friday, the most solemn day of the Christian calendar. This tradition, which brings together several Roman Catholic parishes in Bensonhurst, is in its 35th year. The Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio, bishop of Brooklyn,...

Everyone was Italian the other evening when the Italian Club of Staten Island Foundation's 66th annual Dinner Dance unfolded to perfection at LiGreci's Staaten, the popular West Brighton catering spot where more than 260 revelers came out to celebrate the time-honored tradition. Lauded during the evening's fare were distinguished local leaders with...

Congratulations to our old friend Olivia Kate Cerrone on the recent publication of her new book, The Hunger Saint (Bordighera Press 2017), a historical novella set in post WWII-era Sicily about young Ntoni and the carusi, child-aged sulfur minors. Olivia gave a wonderful presentation Thursday evening at the Italian American Museum in NYC’s historic...