The Feast of St. Rocco — a five-day celebration of Italian heritage and the patron saint of the sick — returns to Glen Cove this month. The "Best Feast In The East," as it's dubbed, is hosted by the Church of St. Rocco. It kicks off July 28 and includes carnival rides, live music and entertainment, raffle prizes, and a wide variety of food. Each ye...

“Idda means ‘her’ in Sicilian dialect,” says artist and designer Gabriella Picone.  It’s a word she heard often growing up between New York City and Lipari, the Aeolian island off the coast of Sicily. Now it’s the name of her new studio, which she launched last year while hunkering down in another seaside locale, the North Fork of Long Island. What...

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...

Carattere gioviale da bambina quello della tenace bruna siculo-americana, Cav. Josephine Buscaglia Maietta, Presidente AIAE- Association of Italian American Educators. È con il suo “Sabato Italiano” di cui è Producer Speaker che ha centrato appieno l’obiettivo di unire l’Italia all’America. Josephine, insieme ad altri volontari, è colonna portante...

Work hard and treat people well: Those two tenets are a central part of the magic that propelled Antonio Fiorito’s success as the founder of Seven Brothers Gourmet, first in Queens and then in Oceanside. "Without him, we wouldn’t be here," said MaryAnn Piazza, a niece. "He really was the patriarch and he started the American dream for us." That's b...

Longtime East Norwich resident Leonard W. D’Errico, 91, a former Oyster Bay High School football coach and phys. ed. teacher, died on March 29 in the Briny Breezes retirement community in Florida. D’Errico was remembered by many as more than an all-everything football player and coach, named to sports halls of fame in three states. According to fr...

Leah Claire Borrie, director, writer, and Long Island-native is revisiting her hometown to tell the story of BABYGIRL, a short film that depicts the true story of Adele Rizoli, an audacious Italian-American girl who, in 1981, escaped her loveless marriage to find her soul mate, only to discover he was the Mob’s most talented young assassin. Filming...

Ciao, baby! The former Ciao Baby Italian restaurant has been replaced by Bar Grazie, an Italian gastrobar with Mexican flare. Cousins Lenny Oliva and Frank Cammarata remain owners, but everything else--including its famous oversized rice ball--has changed. After being closed just shy of a year, the eatery relaunches with an entirely refurbished int...

Tuesday, March 16, 2021. 2:30 p.m. ET. This is a virtual event. Advance registration is required. Registrants will be sent a link to attend prior to the event. Please RSVP using the RSVP for this Event. New York born artist, William Papaleo has spent the last 35 years living and painting the beauty of Naples and Southern Italy and given attention t...

Red-shirt freshman Luke Napolitano went 4-5 with a triple and seven RBIs to help Hofstra win game two of a doubleheader, 14-5, over La Salle Monday afternoon at Hank DeVincent Field. The Pride lost game one, 6-5. Hofstra moved to 4-2 on the season with the split. La Salle dropped to 1-3.Napolitano, a transfer from the University of Kansas, ripped a...