History was made during the 52nd annual celebration of the Patchogue Italian Feast of Saint Liberata on Saturday, September 7th when 87-year-old Grace Rizzi-Gallipoli was named as their first female Italian-American of the year.  According to an announcement released by the organization, Rizzi-Gallipoli was born on February 13, 1932 in Montescaglio...

Hofstra University celebrated “Italy’s culture and culinary influence on America” by hosting its 27th Annual Italian Festival on the south campus on Sunday, Sept. 15. The Italian Experience Festival, emceed by host of “Sabato Italiano” on WRHU-FM and President of the Association of Italian American Educators Cavaliere, Josephine Maietta, is a popul...

September 24 (Tuesday) 7:00 pm - Hofstra University, Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library, 779 Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead, NY. The Italian-American Experience Lecture Series presents Look Again: Old and New Films in Italian Studies in fall 2019. The first lecture in the series will be a screening of Assunta Spina (1915) and will featur...

Port Washington’s Festa Italiana is marking its 40th year of operation this weekend. Run by the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America’s John Michael Marino Lodge No. 1389, the festival often marks the end of summer for area residents as they deck North Hempstead Beach Park in red, white and green. Activities will include rides provided by th...

Sunday, September 15, 2019. 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. South Campus, 1000 Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead, NY 11549. Outdoors, Rain or Shine! Celebrate Italy’s cultural and culinary influence on America at one of the largest and most beautiful outdoor festivals on Long Island when Hofstra University hosts the 27th Annual Italian Experience on Sunday, Sep...

Crossing over Hempstead Turnpike headed south on Franklin Avenue into Franklin Square, you’re greeted for the most part by blue collar storefronts featuring a certain and undeniable air of industrial manufacturing. But that slate of gray and brown got an injection of brightly hued color with the opening of Dolce Cafe & Gelateria this past July. Ser...

On Saturday, August 17, 2019, Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-Long Island, Queens) received the prestigious Guglielmo Marconi Award, the Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in America’s (OSDIA) highest honor. The award is named for Guglielmo Marconi, the Nobel prize-winning Italian physicist who invented wireless telegraphy. It is presented biennially to an...

Thomas S. Gulotta, the former Republican Nassau County executive on Long Island whose political career ended with his government verging on bankruptcy and his party’s once impregnable machine poised to lose its grip on one of the nation’s wealthiest strongholds, died on Sunday in Oceanside, N.Y. He was 75. His death was announced by County Executiv...

Every year since she was a kid, Cristina Cappiello, 24, has sat outside the Glen Cove home her great-grandfather built and waited for a statue of St. Rocco to be carried through her neighborhood. The Feast of St. Rocco, a celebration of the patron saint of healing, was an event that her grandmother insisted the entire family attend together. But, t...

A popular Italian restaurant is changing locations in Suffolk County. For the past 13 years, Butera’s Restaurant served customers at 65 E. Main St. in Smithtown. The eatery served its final meals there Saturday, Aug. 3, says a note on its website. The restaurant has two other locations -- in Woodbury and Sayville -- that will remain open and servin...