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"I wanted to bring something new to Huntington," said Lewis Vargas, chef-owner of the new La Tavola Trattoria Ristorante in Huntington, "and to bring new life to Jericho Turnpike." Among his signature offerings: wood-fired chicken served over puréed potatoes ($24), a salmon artichoke-encrusted entree ($26), classic meatballs and sauce ($12), and a...

Thursday October 15th • 7:00-9:00pm. With Carla Gambescia. Organized by Casa Belvedere – The Italian Cultural Foundation. Test your knowledge about Italian cuisine while discovering little-known facts and the origin stories behind some of the Italian cuisine’s most iconic ingredients and dishes. An interactive and entertaining “salon” exploring It...

The Academy of American Poets (AAP) has selected Maria Lisella, as a 2020 Poet Laureate Fellow; The 23 Fellows each receive $50,000 for a combined total of $1.1 million. The awards are given to honor poets of literary merit appointed to serve in civic positions and to enable them to undertake meaningful projects that engage their fellow residents w...

Wednesday, October 7, 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Host, Nancy Indelicato. Please click here to register for webinar. Richard Peña, (Harvard BA, '76, MIT MS, '78) is a Professor of film theory and international cinema at Columbia University and founder of its M.A. program in Film and Media Studies. He has been a Visiting Professor in the U.S. and internationall...

Dyker Heights’ beloved Colandrea New Corner Restaurant will permanently close after 84 years because of challenges stemming from COVID-19, one of the owners announced. “Today’s uncertain environment, unprecedented circumstances, renewed challenges, and the impact of COVID-19 have placed me in an undesirable position, contributing to my decision to...

Stemming from a collaboration with Italian drummer, composer and bandleader, Luca Santaniello the Italian Cultural Institute is pleased to present: With Jazz We Insist: An Italian Matinee in New York, a series of Jazz concerts streamed live from the Institute hall. The series wishes to support the many Italian musicians living and working in New Yo...

When you do what you love, you never have to work a day in your life. That's how Joe Putruele, who moved to Utica from Italy in his mid 20s back in 1963, feels every day. "I will be 87 on November 1," said Putruele. He's been on the air with different Utica area radio stations for 57 years, offering listeners Italian music and delightful commentary...

On September 14th, over 50 attendees joined the inaugural True Italian Taste Master Class “Boot” Camp. During the Master Class and tasting session, participants were led on a guided exploration of the flavors of Italy’s Piemonte region by a panel of expert speakers. Participants partook in a journey of discovery of Piedmont’s PDO and PGI products w...

In the light of recant events, some misguided souls have started a movement to remove the long standing Statue of Christopher Columbus located on the corner of Mohawk St and the Parkway in Utica New York.  For those of us that have a good handle of our history we believe the statue should be allowed to stay. In recent years many false versions of h...

Sat, Oct 3, 2020 at 2:00 PM. Harrison Public 2 Library, Bruce Avenue, Harrison, NY, USA More info here. In celebration of Italian American Heritage Month, educator Toni McKeen will discuss what motivated mass emigration, what it was like to get to the port, and to travel across the ocean. You will see examples of the health inspection cards, telegr...

Members and friends of the Fratelli della Santa Fede (Brothers of the Holy Faith), or Sanfedisti for short, returned to Amunì Ristorante in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Thursday evening to celebrate some of our September patrons. Our dinner for the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary earlier in the month was so enjoyable we jumped at the opportunity to go b...

"From Venice to the edge of the Universe: thirty years of discoveries with the Hubble Space Telescope” is an event part of #weareISSNAF, a series of webinars organized by the Italian Scientists & Scholars in North America Foundation, ISSNAF, in partnership with the Italian Embassy in Washington DC, the network of Italian Consulates and Italian Cult...