Dear Members and Friends of the Italian American Museum, It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of the Hon. Jack Como, beloved friend and supporter of the Italian American community, who passed away on Monday, February 24, 2014.   Giacomo (Jack) Como, born April 1, 1924 in Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy and died on February...

Saturday afternoon (August 29th), I joined members of the Societá Gioventú Quagliettana in Astoria, Queens for the Feast of San Rocco. This year's celebration marked the Golden Anniversary of the society's beautiful statue, imported from Naples 50 years ago.   Joining the Quaglietta Society on their special day were Nicola Trombetta (Preside...

Arrivarono in California per cercare l'oro e lo trovarono, ma era l'oro della terra del Golden State dove gli italiani fecero fortuna come agricoltori, pescatori, viticultori. Un documentario racconta le loro storie e la loro identità culturale, ieri e oggi In questo documentario del 2013 Gianfranco Norelli e Suma Kurien raccontano degli immigrati...

Growing up in an Italian-American neighborhood in the Corona section of Queens, Peter Gaudio lionized the actors who brought to the silver screen the wiseguys he knew in real life — the De Niros, Pacinos and Stallones who instilled in him a sense of pride for his heritage. "You see them and you say to yourself, I have something inside of me that I...

Arlette Roxburgh ha vinto la sesta edizione del Festival della Canzone italiana di New York, svoltasi domenica sera, davanti a un pubblico di oltre 1000 persone, presso il Resort World Casino nel Queens. Folta la presenza di ospiti, applauditissmi dal pubblico italoamericano. Lo spettacolo ripreso dalle telecamere di Rai Italia e trasmesso in dire...

Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens, Inc presents the 38th Annual Queens Columbus Day Parade. Saturday, October 10th, 2015 - Kaufman Studios, 34-12 36th Street, Astoria. Assembling at 11:00 A.M., Parade begins at 12:00. Parade route: Steinway Street left to 30th Avenue right to 33rd Street, ends at review...

Award-winning poet Louisa Calio directs and hosts the Association of Italian-American Educators Poets & Writers Piazza at Hofstra's 21st Italian Experience, Sponsored by Arba Sicula, at the Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center and Theater, Hofstra University on Sunday, September 15, 2013 from 12: noon – 5:00pm. Readings by: John Barrale, Gaetano Cip...

Dear Friends,I am thrilled to announce that on October 23, 2013, to celebrate the colorful Fall Season, I will be hosting a Dinner/Demo at one of my favorite restaurants owned and operated by a great Chef: Chef Rocco Sacramone, originally from Orsogna, a small town in Abruzzo. But wait, I'm not just hosting! The dinner will be a four course meal d...

Gotham-dwellers are mad for Italian food, and some of the best New York restaurants offer world-class pasta, fragrant roasted meats and a show-stopping spreads of salumi, cheese and antipasti. But of all the Italian restaurants in New York (and there are many) only a handful topped our list.   Read on for our take on New York's best Italian...

by Natalia Kozikowska Queens residents do not need to fly to Europe to enjoy some of the finest authentic Italian cuisine with Cara Mia right in their backward. Today, Cara Mia is a well-known establishment in the Borough, offering locals a massive variety of quality Italian dishes. But much like all great family-run businesses, the restaurant had...