Italian culture, deeply rooted in history and rich in artistic design and time-honored customs, continues to be preserved throughout the world and shared in countless ways. It’s always gratifying to shine the spotlight on significant contributions made by immigrants and their descendants and celebrate Italy’s rich legacy, as well as recognize the p...

A perfect Saturday morning with clear, sunny skies was the backdrop for St. Roch Church’s centennial. The jubilee marking the 100th anniversary of the beloved Port Richmond parish began with a solemn procession at 11 a.m., led by an Italian marching band from St. Adalbert School to St. Roch Church, attended by dozens of parishioners, neighbors, and...

This crypto trader is bullish on her career in comedy. Brooklyn-born, Staten Island-bred Elyse DeLucci is a digital marketing officer by day and a standup comedian at night, and will be headlining at Caroline’s on Broadway on Sept. 29. “I don’t go on and talk about bosses. I do talk about how at my last job, I was going for drinks, and next thing I...

Sausage ‘n’ peppers fans along with cannoli lovers will say ‘benvenuto’ to the upcoming Italian Festival at The Mount. This year’s “Festa” at Mount Loretto in Pleasant Plains marks a four-day affair. Dates are Friday, Oct. 7 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8 from noon to 11 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 9 from noon to 8 p.m. and Monday, Columbus Day, O...

Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7 pm. Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Presented by Luci Callipari-Marcuzzo. Register here. This is an in-person participatory collaborative performance, workshop and dialogue, which invites participants to crochet chains of red cotton thread, a symbol of the chain migration scheme in which many immig...

11th annual Italian Festival and Luxury Car and Motorbike Show. On the grounds of beautiful Casa Belvedere overlooking NY Harbor - 79 Howard Ave., Staten Island, NY 10301. Saturday, Sept 24 • Noon to 6 pm. Sunday, Sept 25 • Noon to 5 pm. A FUN-FILLED WEEKEND FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY! A two-day extravaganza featuring an extraordinary showcase of Italia...

Musica Sotto le Stelle. The final one of the season! Antonio Guarna & Francesca Cavaliere perform Italian-American favorites! Register here for Musica dinner at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY. Tuesday, Sept. 13 • 6:30 to 9:30 pm; doors open at 6 pm. $125 members, $135 non-members. Four-course dinner includes wine, Flagship Brew...

One night only open to the public: September 7, 6-10 PM. Casa Belvedere, The Italian Cultural Foundation | 79 Howard Ave., Staten Island, NY. RSVP here, required by Sept 1st. For the last 25 years America’s Artist Scott LoBaido has respectfully painted thousands of renditions of Old Glory. On schools, homes, fire houses, police stations, cars, and...

The National Organization of Italian-American Women (NOIAW), the Greater New York Region Staten Island Network, will celebrate “Ferragosto” -- an Italian holiday with roots in Catholic traditions -- with a meet and greet, a gallery tour and a brunch at the Hilton Garden Inn, Sunday, Aug. 14 at 11:30 a.m.  The event, open to both NOIAW members and n...

It is not surprising that Staten Island, the most bucolic borough, became a haven for Italian immigrants who arrived from Contursi-Terme, Italy during the early 20th century, says Frances R. Curcio in speaking of those who came to America to make a better life — in the country where many believed the streets were paved with gold. Curcio, of Arrocha...