The Italian Chicks is a passionate blend of comedy, characters, music, song parodies, improv and Italian-American culture. When these four dynamic, multi-talented women hit the stage, they will make you remember things you paid your shrink to forget. It's a celebration of food, family, memories and Italian tradition. Whether you're Italian or not,...

With this important fundraising  initiative, we're raising funds to create and install a permanent statue of Mother Cabrini in Rochester's "Little Italy Historic District" on Lyell Avenue. The Lyell corridor is one of Rochester's oldest immigrant's corridors. For over 150 years, the area has served as an inclusive and welcoming place of first entry...

Today is a HUGE moment in the history of the City of Rochester!! We are so proud to share that today, the City of Rochester administration has officially recognized the Little Italy Neighborhood and Little Italy Historic District, on the City of Rochester's website! The Mayor's and city administration's recognition today, now galvanizes City Counci...

The Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York will host two screenings of Italian classic films. Ermanno Olmi's 1978 film, The Tree of the Wooden Clogs, will be shown as part of the Labor Film Series. The film reflects Olmi's deep understanding of the rhythms of life and labor of northern Italy’s peasants and his commitment to them. Winner of the Palme...

October is a busy month for organizers in the Italian American community in Monroe County. The leaders of 15 area civic organizations are preparing for their biggest event of the year; the 79th annual Columbus Day celebration.  Celebrating Italian heritage, exploration and the American dream will be the theme at the luncheon on Monday, Oct. 14 at t...

It's a bar. It's an Italian restaurant. It's the new Fatso's XL. The new extra large Fatso's opened recently at 2351 Buffalo Road, the site of the old Rookie's. It's just down the road from its original location at 1370 Buffalo Road. After three years in business, owner Mike Angora decided it was time to expand the popular restaurant, bar and neigh...

Gates is home to many great Italian eateries. And many great Italian organizations. One of the two best deals on a meal can be found at the Italian American Community Center at 150 Frank Dimino Way off Manitou Road. It serves lunch every other Wednesday at noon and is open to the public. For $15, you can eat like a king. Start with antipasto with a...

Zweigle’s is expanding it’s Plymouth Avenue location, and the Little Italy Association of Rochester is worried about what changes that will bring to the neighborhood. Zweigle’s is one of Rochester’s oldest family-owned businesses, famous for their hot dogs. The company wants to add 29,000 square feet to its location in the Little Italy Neighborhood...

As he walks up and down the streets and backyards of Rochester’s Historic Little Italy Neighborhood, Silvano Orsi walks past trash-littered lawns; big, and small. From something simple like a pizza box to more dangerous garbage like needles. Orsi, who serves as the President of the Little Italy Neighborhood Association says it's due to years of neg...

The Swan family already owns five popular restaurants in Rochester, but it's their newest spot, Vern's, that feels the most personal. Co-owned by siblings Jon, Ashley, and Paulina Swan and barman Casey O'Mara, the recently-opened restaurant and bar is named after the siblings' grandfather, Vern Swan, and inspired by childhood visits to their grandp...