When: Sat, October 1, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT - Where: Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Boulevard, Queens, NY 11373. Italian Charities of America and Arba Sicula have collaborated to bring you a wonderful evening filled with Sicilian culture and music. Join us on Saturday, October 1st from 6:00pm from 9:00pm at Italian Charities...

The owners of two successful Italian restaurants in Sunnyside opened a gelato shop in the neighborhood Sunday. Valerio Marchi, Gina Mastrovito and Manuel Gregorio, who own Sotto Le Stelle Pizzeria and SoleLuna on Queens Boulevard, opened Arcobaleno Gelateria on July 31 at 44-09 Queens Blvd. The addition represents their third business in Sunnyside,...

As proud Italian Americans, it is important to buy products from Italian American-owned businesses. Equally as important, it is enjoyable to pay visits to neighborhoods that are historically Italian, specifically communities that still have a significant amount of Italian American residents. The Empire State has Little Italy in Manhattan, Bensonhur...

Il Fornaio Bakery Café is the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch, coffee and desserts, where all their fabulous cakes, pastries, and cookies are made on premises at this delightful corner Café. Il Fornaio means “The Bakery” in Italian and you can stop in any time for a slice of cake, cookies, or cannoli to pick you up on your way home from work. Con...

Although Ray Romano has dabbled in writing quite a bit, including a series he created called Men of a Certain Age, the star (best known for the Emmy winning sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, which certainly contained lots of material drawn from his own life and family experiences) is now moving to the big screen with perhaps his most ambitious projec...

You may already be eating Sicilian food without knowing it. What is probably the world’s most popular bar snack — fried calamari — is fundamentally Sicilian, and so is the eggplant relish (or is it a salad?) called caponata. And, of course, the thick, square slices of Sicilian pizza found in nearly every neighborhood pizzeria, more properly called...

Just about anyone raised in or around New York City – and who loves eating – can tell you about Italian sandwiches. Not long ago, when we raised the subject with some of our dining buddies, in person and online, we were overwhelmed with recommendations. Our list of a few favorite sandwich shops quickly grew to more than two dozen that, we were told...

When: Thu, May 19, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT - Where: Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Boulevard, Queens, NY 11373 Join us on Thursday, May 19th at our non-profit building for a free event featuring live Neapolitan music along with a discussion on the Neapolitan language with our guest speaker and performer Robin Grasso. It is goin...

Whenever traveling, it is always best to consult with the locals before picking a restaurant. This is especially true in a city like New York where the world is quite literally your oyster. It’s even more true when you’re looking for a good place to eat Italian since NYC is home to third largest population of Italians outside of Italy. Manhattan ha...

Jimmy Alleva is a talented Italian American tenor. He specializes in classical Neapolitan music, but his shows include romantic Italian American songs. Jimmy was born in the Glendale neighborhood of Queens, NY. He graduated from Holy Cross High School in 1986. It was at an early age when Jimmy discovered his admiration for Italian music. The Allev...