Thursday, December 28th @ 6:30pm—8:00pm. Italian American Museum - 155 Mulberry Street. New York, NT 10013. Talk and dvd based photo presentation on "The Presepe Napoletano" by Anita Sanseverino and Lou Barella at the Italian American Museum on Thursday, December 28 at 6:30PM. The evening's program will feature a special unveiling of the Presepe Na...

With all of the Christmas shopping going on, it’s important to remember all of the food. It’s a huge part of the celebration, and many people are making a special trip to the Bronx to get their staples. As CBS2’s Andrea Grymes explained, stepping foot on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx’s Little Italy, will make you feel like you’re back in the old count...

The Rev. Matthew Bernelli was like a kid with a train set as he showed off his famous Nativity scene, now set up at St. Andrew Church in the North End after numerous Christmases on the East Side. “It came out good,” said the Catholic priest. “I love the little details.” There is no engine chugging along on tracks, desecrating the holy scene depicti...

It’s just after 6 o’clock in the morning, but Joseph Sabino Mistick is already on his second cappuccino and is now buying a round for everyone who just walked into La Prima Espresso coffee shop. “Misticks for all of them!” the former deputy mayor of Pittsburgh says to the barista. (The hot creamy creation with an extra sprinkle of cocoa is named af...

The Italian-American community has brought its share of holiday traditions to the United States, and there are some who still remember the story of Befana, the Santa Claus of Italy. The legend is a favorite of Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato, who was happy to relate this piece of folklore. “The Befana story is basically an ancient...

Dear Friends, at this time of our Annual Appeal, we have some very exciting news to share with you. The Italian American Museum is about to embark on a major expansion that will more than quadruple our current useable space. The new expansion and renovation will result in 6,500 square-feet of museum space. The Museum will span four levels, all link...

We haven’t done the seven fishes since I was a very little kid. Like pizza, spaghetti with meatballs and sweeping the sidewalk, the Feast of the Seven Fishes is one of those traditions with roots in the old country but is primarily an Italian-American invention. Mine was just the third generation born on US soil on my maternal grandfather’s side, t...

If you’re planning to visit the spectacular Dyker Lights Christmas light displays in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, be sure to stop by John Miniero’s house on 14th Avenue, between 79th and 80th Streets, to see his wondrous annual outdoor prespio.  The Neapolitan Christmas tradition has been a neighborhood favorite for many years and continues to amaze on...

When Chef Carmelo LaMotta, owner of LaMotta’s Italian Restaurant in south Fort Myers, makes his Christmas Eve grocery list, there's no mistaking his Italian roots.  In addition to the old standbys of bread and wine, he adds shrimp, calamari, octopus, clams, mussels and salted cod to the lineup. For LaMotta and Italian-American families across South...

 On Dec. 7, The Order of Sons of Italy in America Peter B. Gay Lodge No. 540 hosted its 12th annual holiday event for consumers and staff at CO-OP, a local non-profit agency supporting individuals with developmental and other disabilities. More than 100 people enjoyed lunch, with music, dancing and the traditional reading of “Twas the Night Before...