​October 23, Friday / Movie Times: 3 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm; October 24, Saturday / Movie Times: 2 pm, ​4 pm, 6 pm ​​(formerly scheduled as a November event). Screening of recently produced Italian films (English sub-titles) Four Feature Films and Two Documentaries. ​Program and Screening Schedule are noted below (subject to c...

St. John's University and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz last week hosted a celebration of Italian-American heritage on the school's Utopia Parkway campus.   Katz presented citations of honor to five Italian Americans "in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the community": Dr. Robert Mangione, provost of St. John's Unive...

The Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Queens (FIAO) is holding their 2014 5K Run/Walk to help fight drug abuse on Sunday, July 20, 9 a.m. at the FIAO Soccer Field, at 20th Avenue and 33rd Street. Their new headquarters is at 20-12 21st Ave., Astoria, NY 11105.   The course is five kilometers (3.1 miles) through the local street...

Bella Lena's is the perfect, corner Italian restaurant offering "Everyday Italian with Old World Charm", goes their slogan, and that's just what you'll get at this fabulous eatery located in the cozy village of Ridgewood, a short walk from the M train.   Bella Lena's is a family operation, opened two and a half years ago by the dynamic wife...

di Sante Rifino   È stato presentato a New York il libro Built with Faith (Costruito con la fede), di Joseph Sciorra, direttore per i programmi accademici e culturali del Calandra Italian American Instiute del Queens College - CUNY.   In un affollato evento tenuto nella sede di Manhattan del Calandra, Sciorra, tra i più autorevoli stu...

For the first time since 2011 the Howard Beach Columbus Day Parade marched down Cross Bay Boulevard on Sunday.A steady stream of red, white and green enveloped the boulevard, along with the sounds of marching bands from local high schools and Franklin K. Lane High School's JROTC troop. Neighborhood schoolchildren from St. Helen and PS 207 joined th...

by Erica Marcus   Cassariano has opened in the Mineola spot that most recently housed True American Kitchen and, before that, Lula Trattoria and Circa Enoteca. The Italian restaurant is the second outpost of the well-regarded Cassariano in Venice, Florida.   Two of the five partners, general manager William Conte and chef Giancarlo Di...

The Italian American Review is currently accepting article submissions addressing the history and culture of Italian Americans, as well as other aspects of the Italian diaspora. The journal embraces a wide range of professional concerns and theoretical orientations in the social sciences and in cultural studies. The journal entertains articles abou...

Nonno Antonio Tenaglia taglia il traguardo dei 100 anni nel giorno in cui a New York si festeggia il 75° anniversario della fondazione dell'Orsogna Mutual Aid Society. E nella sala "Ricardo's By The Bridge" di Astoria, diventata per una sera "Casa Orsogna", tutti in coro gli augurano "Buon compleanno".   Un augurio speciale che arriva anche...

September 14 (Sunday) 8:00 - 10:00 amAIAE Breakfast MeetingItalian Experience Festival AIAE, Association of Italian American Educators, together with the NYS Commission for Social Justice and several other organizations on Long Island (TBA) will host the Second Annual Breakfast Meeting at Hofstra University. Main Topics on Legends & Icons in S...