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Fri, Oct 2, 2020 at 7:00 PM. Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Avenue, Harrison, NY, 10528. More info here. Celebrate Italian Heritage Month by joining us for this virtual Happy Hour & Trivia Night with author Carla Gambescia. Test your knowledge of all things Italian and raise a glass in honor of Italy. Carla is sharing with us some delicious recip...

A Utica resident is offering a reward for information leading to a suspect that vandalized the Christopher Columbus state in Utica overnight, according to a report from WKTV. The word "killer" was written across the statue in red spray-paint. Vincent Scalise, executive director of the Central New York Veteran's Outreach Center, is offering a $1,500...

On September 23, 1894, one of the East Village’s longest-running businesses, Veniero’s Pasticceria, opened its doors. This venerable local institution has been serving confections, cakes, and pastries to New Yorkers and visitors ever since from its home at 342 East 11th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues, in the heart of what was once the East Vil...

Magazzino Italian Art announced today its appointment of Dr. Teresa Kittler as its 2020-21 Scholar-in-Residence. As the third scholar in Magazzino's history to be appointed to this position, Kittler will advance the museum's commitment to supporting new scholarship of Italian postwar and contemporary art. "We are thrilled to welcome Teresa to the m...

Osteria Umbra, a new Italian restaurant, officially opened in Smithtown earlier in September. Co-owner and chef Marco Pellegrini is at the helm of the kitchen, and he's providing a taste of traditional and modern cuisine inspired by his home region of Umbria, Italy. Pellegrini, along with co-owners Daniel Bragoli; his brother Stephen Bragoli; and S...

New York Times Best-Selling author Adriana Trigiani is a beloved writer by millions of readers all over the world. Reading an Adriana Trigiani book is like hot cocoa on a snowy day: wonderful, heart warming, and cozy. Her characters are charming and hilarious, with rich backgrounds. The author, director, and playwright chatted with me about her new...

If the streets of New York City could speak, they’d have tales of faith unlike any other.  Of course, they’d also have stories of crime, destitution, and mayhem, but that’s another story. If they could speak, they’d regale you with stories of saints like Mother Cabrini, Elizabeth Ann Seton, and Venerable Pierre Toussaint who in serving God served t...

The Columbus Citizens Foundation announced today that Governor Andrew Cuomo has been named Grand Marshal of the 76th annual Columbus Celebration Weekend. Governor Cuomo’s leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and his strong ties to his Italian heritage were all factors in naming him as the 2020 Grand Marshal. In a typical year, New York City’s an...

Osteria Umbra, a new Italian restaurant, officially opened in Smithtown earlier in September. Co-owner and chef Marco Pellegrini is at the helm of the kitchen, and he's providing a taste of traditional and modern cuisine inspired by his home region of Umbria, Italy. Pellegrini, along with co-owners Daniel Bragoli; his brother Stephen Bragoli; and S...

Forte del successo ottenuto nell’edizione di luglio, Urban Vision – media Company leader nel fundraising finalizzato alla tutela del patrimonio culturale e alla riqualificazione di aree urbane – e Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana rinnovano la partnership per promuovere l’appuntamento della Milano Fashion Week in programma dal 22 al 28 settembre...

Takeout pasta dinners will be available from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 299 Clark St., Auburn. The event is presented by the Cultural Italian American Organization to raise money for the parish due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and all food is being donated by the local organization.  Dinners include ziti, meatball,...

This week, Executive Chef Michele Casadei Massari, the founder of Lucciola Italian Restaurant and Piccolo Café in Manhattan, became the new US Brand Ambassador of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. For the next year, he will share the benefits of cooking, eating, and above all, enjoying this 1,000-year-old hard cheese made from just three simple ingredien...