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The Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce’s Saint Liberata committee selected Grace Rizzi-Gallipoli as this year’s Italian-American of the Year. According to chamber executive director David Kennedy, she was selected for her ties to the community dating back to the early years of the festival. Currently owner of G&M Dege Inc., pump and tank contrac...

Tuesday, June 25th, 7:00 PM. The Etruscans: One of Three Great Civilizations in Italy. Presented by Francesco Bonavita. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Program Donation: MEMBERS: $15 per person; NON-MEMBERS: $20 per person. Q & A, Refreshments and a light reception will follow. Who are t...

The Italian American Civic Association is pleased to announce the launch of a Capital Campaign to renovate and enhance the Club’s long-standing headquarters on Bellew Avenue in the City of Watertown. The goal of the campaign is to raise $350,000. These funds will allow the club to make significant improvements to the building and, provide a firm fi...

Una vita di andate e ritorni, tra l’America e l’Italia, di biglietti staccati, di sogni realizzati e di capitoli nuovi aperti. Per Tony Boccia, pendolare dei cieli, la spola con l’altra sponda dell’oceano è parte regolare della sua vita. Arrivato per amore la prima volta a fine anni Settanta, sente il richiamo della madre patria dove ritorna e  lav...

Consider it a slice of American history. Literally. Johnny's Pizzeria of Mount Vernon and Posa Posa Restaurant & Pizzeria in Nanuet are being recognized at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration with a new exhibit entitled “A Slice of History: Pizza in America." The temporary show, produced by Evelyn Hill Inc. the food and beverage concess...

New York State Senate Deputy Minority Leader Joseph Griffo, R-47, was recently recognized by the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators as the conference’s Distinguished Legislator of the Year. “It is an honor to be recognized by my peers,” said Griffo. “From literature to the arts to politics and beyond, Italian-Americans have m...

The smell of food drifts down the streets of Endicott as hundreds kicked off their weekend at St. Anthony's Italian Feast Days. It's back for it's 29th year, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Community hit the streets with food music and dancing. A fun time, used to celebrate the Saint. Bill Matts, one of the Deacons, said "June 16th is his feast day a...

It was a night to recognize civic leaders as The Brooklyn Rotary Club of Verrazano celebrated its 41st anniversary on Friday, May 17 at Gargiulo’s Restaurant in Coney Island. Dr. Joseph Caruana served as master of ceremonies. The St. John’s University ROTC Color Guard presented the colors and performed the national anthem. This year’s Humanitarians...

Chissà quante volte mi è capitato, mentre ero Sindaco, di vedere arrivare all’improvviso in Municipio degli italo-americani da New York o dal New Jersey alla ricerca delle loro radici. Nonostante la loro cittadinanza americana il richiamo della terra, dei nonni o dei bisnonni è stato così forte da leggere nei loro occhi una commozione particolare n...

Anthony (Tony) Palmer is this year's Italian-American honoree selected by the Paolo Busti Cultural Foundation. He will be feted at the foundation's Annual Scholarship Dinner at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12th, at Terry Hills Restaurant in Batavia. One of eight student scholarship candidates will also be chosen. The family of Vincent Gautieri, also o...

Behind the bar at Graziano’s Restaurant in Canastota, along with images of legendary boxing champions and Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack, are several faded pictures of young men in military uniform. One photo of three soldiers is inscribed “June 6, 1944.” “They were killed,” says Tony Graziano, waving his arm toward the photos. He opened the Italian rest...

Tuesday, June 18th @ 7:00 PM. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere. 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. "Venice: A Preserve of a Bygone Civilization" presented by Francesco Bonavita, PhD. MEMBERS: $15 per person. NON-MEMBERS: $20 per person (cash, check or credit cards accepted). Refreshments and a light reception will follow. C...