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This month, Bensonhurst will once again host one of Brooklyn’s most storied traditions. The annual Feast of Santa Rosalia begins Thursday, Aug. 18 on 18th Avenue – aka Cristoforo Colombo Boulevard – from 68th to 75th streets. It will conclude on Sunday, Aug. 28. As usual, the 10-day event, sponsored by the Federation of Italian American Organizatio...

The National Organization of Italian-American Women (NOIAW), the Greater New York Region Staten Island Network, will celebrate “Ferragosto” -- an Italian holiday with roots in Catholic traditions -- with a meet and greet, a gallery tour and a brunch at the Hilton Garden Inn, Sunday, Aug. 14 at 11:30 a.m.  The event, open to both NOIAW members and n...

Columbus Citizens Foundation today announced William (Bill) Amelio as an Honoree of the 2022 Columbus Celebration. Amelio, Executive Chairman & Co-CEO of financial start-up DoubleCheck Solutions, will join Tom Golisano, who was previously announced as the 2022 Grand Marshal. The annual Columbus Day Parade, the largest celebration of Italian America...

It is not surprising that Staten Island, the most bucolic borough, became a haven for Italian immigrants who arrived from Contursi-Terme, Italy during the early 20th century, says Frances R. Curcio in speaking of those who came to America to make a better life — in the country where many believed the streets were paved with gold. Curcio, of Arrocha...

The 2nd Annual Bella Notte Italiana / Italian Festival will be in Orange Square Park in Port Jervis on August 20. The entertainment lineup will include the return of Sal Valentinetti, Golden Buzzer winner from America’s Got Talent. Also performing will be award winning singer and PBS television host Cristina Fontanelli and the Uncle Louie Variety S...

Fabrizio Di Michele, the Consul General of Italy in New York, hosted a grand reception on Saturday, July 23 to honor and celebrate the emerging bond between the Italian government and The Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations (COPOMIAO). Held at the Italian Consulate headquarters in NYC, the gathering reflects an ongoing...

Buffalo’s Italian Cultural Center cut the ribbon yesterday on a brand new courtyard. It’s called the Russel J. Salvatore courtyard. The restauranteur helped fund the project. It’s located at the corner of Delaware Avenue and Hertel. The courtyard has new statues, lights, tables along with a bocce court and community garden. There’s a fountain that...

After a two-year pandemic hiatus, the "De Cecco Little Italy Festival of Rochester, NY," will mark its triumphant return to downtown Rochester on August 20th at Parcel 5, to celebrate the National Recognition recently awarded to Rochester’s historic Little Italy Neighborhood, located in the city's Jay Street and Lyell Avenue commercial corridors.  ...

The 2022 Italian American Festival will return this weekend to Watkins Glen, Aug. 5 and 6. With expectations from festival organizers that thousands of visitors will come to the village, Festival President and Deputy Mayor Louis Perazzini is keeping his fingers crossed for good weather. "Good weather, that is all we need, because the people will co...

We are very excited to announce that our television series, The Italian America Show, is returning for Season 3 on News 12+ this September in the New York City Metropolitan area. If outside the NYC Metro area, you can stream the episodes online! Be sure to tune in every Sunday at 8 p.m. EST for our 30-minute episodes featuring interviews with promi...

My alarm goes off at 1:30 a.m. — it’s barbaric, I know,” says Lisa LaRocca, longtime reporter for News12 Westchester. While she admits to the occasional tap of the snooze button, LaRocca is up long before dawn almost every day, preparing to go wherever news is being made in our area. On air at 5 a.m. sharp, she has to move fast during those early m...

The Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations (COPOMIAO) unveiled its bold agenda for the coming year at its annual membership meeting in NYC in late July. President Basil M. Russo presented the delegates of the 58 member organizations with a detailed breakdown of three major initiatives. Developing a comprehensive campaign t...