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Williamsburg’s storied Giglio Feast will make its return this week, after being cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 12-day feast, officially known as the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel after the eponymous neighborhood church, will begin on July 7 and run through July 18. “Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast, the best feast in Bro...

“Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Saved?, written and produced by survivor, Pierette Domenica Simpson of Michigan, directed by Luca Guardabascio of Rome, will air on CUNY Public TV on the following dates and times: CUNY TV. Sunday, July 25 @ 3pm - Monday, July 26, @ 6am, 12pm, 10pm. https://tv.cuny.edu/about.php for info on where and on what channe...

After more than two decades as a college basketball coach, Fran Fraschilla  is sharing his wealth of expertise as an analyst for ESPN. Growing up the oldest of seven children in Brooklyn, New York, Fran Fraschilla was hooked on basketball at an early age, like most of his peers. What Fraschilla, now 62, didn’t envision as a youngster was that his g...

The Yorktown Feast of San Gennaro will return this year from Wednesday, Sept. 15 to Sunday, Sept. 19, with the procession to be held at 6:30 p.m. on opening night. Tom Pomposello Jr. and Michael DiCostanzo, who co-founded the Italian heritage festival in 2015, said they are “excited to get back to the feast and celebrate our heritage, culture, and...

As Angelo’s rolls toward its 24th anniversary in August, the popular pizza and Italian eatery is offering an eclectic mix of Brooklyn cuisine peppered with the spice of hometown Pueblo chiles. For example, the “Brooklyn Bridge” pizza features Alfredo sauce, artichoke hearts, chicken and roasted Pueblo chile peppers locally grown at Musso Farms. Pue...

L’Artusi, one of the most popular Italian restaurants in the West Village, is quietly expanding its footprint in downtown Manhattan with two openings slated for August.  B’Artusi, located at 520 Hudson Street, near West 10th Street, will be a casual wine bar with indoor and outdoor seating. Via Porta, located next door at 522 Hudson Street, will ex...

CINEMA SOTTO LE STELLE  -  MOVIES UNDER THE STARS The Annual Outdoor Italian Film Festival organized by The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute Tuesday, July 13 - Tuesday, August 31 2021 FULL LIST AND SCHEDULE  Special Opening Night  Team Marco Tuesday, July 13 at 8 pm – Watch the movie...

2 lectures on this quiet and seductive Italian Region by Sandro Naglia  July 9 – 23 2021 at 6 PM EST First session: July 9, 6 PM EST “Basilicata: from North to South” (A general introduction to the geography and history of the region, followed by an itinerary from North to South)  Second session: July 23, 6 PM EST “Basilicata: from East to West” (A...

You know, travel can really change your life. In this week’s Destination New York, we’re about to meet a woman from the Mohawk Valley who went to Italy for an education, and came back with a life’s passion. Here’s NewsChannel 34’s Carrie Lazarus has her story. You can’t miss it. the Cremeria stands out in this college town, bringing a taste of Ital...

Giglio Season is underway at the Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, putting to rest any worries that this beloved Italian-American feast, now in its 134th year, might suffer a second pandemic-era setback. Last year, parish leaders were forced to cancel their Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel & San Paolino Di Nola to comply with health and s...

When I call Giovanni Lanzo to discuss the legacy of his father, Luigi Lanzo, founder of South Park Slope’s beloved Luigi’s Pizza and an exemplar of hard work and human decency, our conversation is interrupted at intervals by customers, all of whom Giovanni seems to know by name, and devastated well-wishers, who have spotted the memorial of roses an...

Former Sayville Little League President Joseph P. Gallo, a paratrooper during the Korean War, died on Saturday, June 26. “JP” Gallo lived in Sayville for 55 years before moving to Bayport with his wife Joanne in 2014. Born Nov. 4, 1929, in Bushwick, Brooklyn, to Italian immigrants, he was the youngest of seven children. After serving in the U.S. Ar...