by Ross Barkan   Despite threatening to throw a reporter off a balcony and allegedly having sex in a wine bar bathroom, Congressman Michael Grimm was arguably a favorite to win re-election at this time last week.   But Monday's indictment on a slew of wire, mail fraud and other charges badly damages the Republican's chances of survivi...

December 8 (Monday) 4:30 pmCelebrate Italian culture and share the season of good cheer with NOIAW members and friends. Victoria Ferrera, a NOIAW young professional member and talented singer will speak briefly about her experiences and delight us with a few songs.Please bring a plate of finger foods, such as Italian desserts, cheeses, baked goods,...

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere presents"A Trip to Operatic Italy" with Lou BarrellaTuesday, May 26, 2015 @ 7:00 PMDuring the summer of 2009, Lou made a long awaited trip to Italy. In addition to visiting some main cities, he went to the places important in the lives of Giuseppe Verdi (Busseto, LeRoncole, Sant Agata and...

July 12th — July 16th, 2013 Our Lady of Mount Carmel Grotto - 36 Amity Street at White Plains AvenueRosebank, Staten Island, NY 10305   There will be plenty of delicious food, fun games and live entertainment Tuesday, July 16th the procession will begin at 9 AM from the grotto to the Church of St. Mary. Mass will celebr...

by Pamela Silvestri   Sausage and peppers sizzled at two Montalbano's food trucks on opposite ends of Centre Street Saturday at Historic Richmond Town. In between, revelers descended on "Rome Through Richmond Town" for live entertainment, eats such as pizza and fresh mozzarella plus complimentary shots of Punzone, an Italian-made, organ...

A Wine and Food Tasting Featuring Italy's Emilia-Romagna Region with a special Presentation Celebrating its Favorite Son - Giuseppe Verdi Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 7:00 PMWine, Food & Opera Lovers Rejoice!   The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere is proud to present Vino & Verdi - an Italian food and wine tasting fe...

On November 22, 2014, the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum unveiled the dual portrait "Riders on the Winds of Time," by the artist William J. Castello, to a packed house of over one hundred a fifty guest, possible more folks than the Rosebank, Staten Island cottage had ever hosted before all at once.   I have had the pleasure of knowing Bill as a fri...

Music legend Louis Prima (1910-1978) helped popularize Italian culture in this country by assimilating "Old Country" expressions and names of delicacies into some of his classic song lyrics.   So, it makes sense that Oct. 10's "Rome Through Richmond Town" — the second annual celebration of Italian-American culture and pride — will feature th...

The New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators is accepting applications for four $2,500 college scholarships to be awarded in June at their Annual Conference Weekend. Applications are available through the office of State Senator Diane Savino (D-North Shore), by calling (718) 727-9406.   "Given the high costs of college, ever...

For year 2013 to every $ raised in bricks we will receive an extra $ as a matching grant! Your contribution this year will be double the value, every $ brick purchased in 2013 will bring to the museum 2x$. For over 50 years the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum has fulfilled its mission to preserve the legacies of Giuseppe Garibaldi and Antonio Meucci, and...