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Born This Way Foundation, founded by Lady Gaga and her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, who is its president, focuses on mental health initiatives for young people. Its annual #BeKind21 campaign, which encourages participants to perform a daily act of kindness, either toward themselves or to others, started on the first of the month and is running throu...

Join Us for an Evening of Fine Outdoor Dining, Live entertainment by Tony Cipriano, and a video presentation by Lou Barrella. Tuesday, September 14th • 6:30 – 10:00 p.m. • Doors open at 6:00 pm Come savor fine dining on the mansion’s rear patio with scenic views of New York Harbor and the Verrazzano Bridge while embracing your love of Opera! Singin...

Founder and president Philip J. DiNovo began the mission in 1979 when the American Italian Heritage Association was founded “with the expressed purpose of recording and preserving Italian heritage.” In 1985, he established the first museum of Italian American history and culture in Utica, New York, selecting the city because of its large Italian Am...

His friends call him the “Miracle Man” — and after suffering a heart attack, Anthony Cosentino is counting his blessings since receiving a heart transplant to save his life. But it wasn’t just any heart: he intentionally received one with hepatitis C. It’s been one year since the operation and Cosentino reunited with his doctors at Staten Island Un...

The Toccolana Club in Rome will be holding its first ever Feast of San Gennaro celebration this September. The festival honors San Gennaro of Naples, an Italian bishop who was martyred in 305 AD. The free event will feature live music, Italian food, live entertainment, a bocce tournament, food trucks and food contests, including ‘Best Meatball’ and...

A Watertown woman, well known for involvement in her family’s business and the local Italian-American community, has passed away. Ida Alteri died on Saturday at the age of 87. Alteri and her husband owned and operated Alteri Bakery for 36 years before selling it to one of their sons. She was very active in both the Mount Carmel and the Bravo Italia...

In a post on Facebook, the Blauvelt Sons of Italy announced that the 11th Annual Italian Feast and Carnival scheduled for the weekend of September 16th has been cancelled due to rising number of Covid-19 cases. The Blauvelt Sons of Italy posted the following on Facebook: “It is will great regret that we announce that the 2021 Italian Feast is CANCE...

After a year off, organizers tell 12 News they're excited to celebrate the Northside of Endicott once more. Little Italy Endicott's Annual Gusto! Italian Fest makes its return to the village Friday from 5 to 9 p.m., the event will be held along Witherill Street between Oak Hill Avenue and Hill Avenue. Organizers said Thursday there will be between...

One of Brooklyn’s most iconic events returned last week after a year off due to COVID-19. The annual Feast of Santa Rosalia began Aug. 19 on 18th Avenue – a/k/a Cristoforo Colombo Boulevard – from 67th Street to Bay Ridge Parkway. The 10-day event features rides, music, games for the kids, drinks and food. Bensonhurst resident Paul Gordon said the...

A memorial mass honoring the Rev. Vincent R. Capodanno will be offered by the Rev. Louis Jerome, pastor of St. Peter’s R.C. Church, on Saturday, Sept. 4, at 10 a.m. at Fort Wadsworth, one of the oldest U.S. military installations in the country.  The outdoor celebration, which is weather permitting, will take place near the chapel that bears Father...

Although the city's Little Italy Street Fest was able to be held last year, in a limited form, at the end of the first pandemic summer, organizers said they have called off this year's 16th annual event, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11, because of a resurgence of COVID-19 cases and staffing difficulties at businesses including restaurants that fee...

A greatly anticipated event will soon return to the North Country. The Annual Bravo Italiano Festival only weeks away in the North Country, and the appetite for this 3-day event could not be larger. This festival has been hosted in Watertown by the Italian-American Civic Association for 36 years. However, after being cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-...