October is Italian Heritage Month, formerly known as National Italian-American Heritage Month. The proclamation of the President and Congress in the United States to honor the achievements and contributions of Italian immigrants and their descendants living in the United States was first celebrated in 1989. The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum in Staten Isl...

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum is celebrating 100 years as a museum. This small home on Tompkins Ave. has been a beacon of light for history, learning and the Italian culture. To commemorate this monumental  achievement, a series of exhibits will be highlighted. They will include  all of the regions of Italy with a colorful display of their regional d...

Tuesday May 21 2019, from 19:00 to 21:00 EDT. Casa Belvedere, The Italian Cultural Foundation, 79 Howard Ave, Staten Island, New York, NY 10301. Get tickets here. In Sicily, 1935 a four-year child walks away from her loving family, her mother, her sister and an infant brother, with a great-aunt for a vacation. She spends the next eight years of her...

Sunday September 30. 2:00 pm EDT. Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, 420 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island, NY. Admission: free; open to the public. Contact: 718-442-1608 www.garibaldimeuccimuseum.org. Marianna Randazzo, former Director of School Programs and newly appointed Commissioner of the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, will present her newest book Italians of B...

Marianna Randazzo is an Italian-American author from New York City. Teacher, wife, mother and grandmother, she taught for over 35 years, both in the educational system of NYC and as an instructor at the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum. After retirement, she devoted all her energies to teaching Italian culture. Marianna is an officer in Staten Island’s Capo...

Sunday, September 17. 3 PM - 5 PM EDT. Garibaldi-Meucci Museum. 420 Tompkins Ave, Staten Island 10305. Order Sons of Italy Literary Award Winner Marianna Randazzo will present her newest book: "Given Away, The Rest of the Story." It is the prequel/sequel of "Given Away, A Sicilian Upbringing." Tiziano Dossena, award winning Author, art critic and e...

Thank you for being here with us Marianna! First of all, I'd like to talk about your first book, Given Away, A Sicilian Upbringing, a novel based in Italy. What inspired you to write this book?   Thank you for the opportunity to speak about my novel. For many years I heard my mother tell warm, loving stories about her parents and about her...

You are cordially invited to attend a presentation and signing for Marianna Randazzo's latest novel titled, "Given Away, A Sicilian Upbringing". In Sicily, between Fascist Mussolini and Nazi Hitler's stronghold, a child is thrust into a world of personal strife and hardship and displaced in offensive living conditions. Though time heals most anyth...

To celebrate significant contributions made to culture and the advancement of our society, each year members of the Italian American Women of Staten Island host a gala luncheon for those deserving of recognition. The "Women in History" event was staged Sunday in the Trevi Garden at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bloomfield, where more...

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, once home of Antonio Meucci, the true inventor of the telephone and his houseguest, the Italian patriot, Giuseppe Garibaldi, is proud to announce the cooperation with L'Idea Magazine and to present their first Literature Series article with a husband and wife team: John and Nancy Petralia, Co-Authors of Not in a Tuscan...