Staten Island’s Garibaldi-Meucci Museum has proposed the installation of a new 34-foot monument on the western edge of the property. Titled “Venezia New York,” the new sculpture would rise from a 20-foot by 20-foot concrete base accompanied by a new concrete walkway, a dedicated plaque, and additional benches in the museum’s front lawn. Constructed...

Virtual Writing Workshop: Laboratorio Virtuale di Scrittura “Writing the Italian in Your Memories” Spring Edition. May 22, June 5, June 19 - 10:00-11:45am EDT. REGISTER NOW!! No experience necessary, just a notebook and pen! The fee for each workshop is $30NM-$27M There is a member discount for family members. Organized by The Italian Cultural Foun...

About 50 Italian classic cars, including Alfa Romeo’s, will converge on Angelina’s in Tottenville on Thursday, May 13. The free event is open to the public and serves as a welcome stop to the North American Alfa Romeo national ambassador Ofer Kedem.  Kedem will be driving his Alfa Giulia across the United States on a national tour, stopping to spea...

A state lawmaker — outraged by the de Blasio administration’s canceling of Columbus Day as a school holiday — is introducing a bill to restore the explorer to the New York City school calendar by rescinding the re-labeling to “Italian Heritage Day/Indigenous Peoples Day.” “It is being drafted. Hopefully ready for submission next week,” said state S...

Not even a pandemic can come between the friendship of two native Staten Islanders, self-dubbed as “friends since birth,” who have been pals for over 79 years. Ann Somma Terjesen of West Brighton and Dolores Viscione Connelly of Tompkinsville have enjoyed a lifelong friendship that has spanned cherished childhood memories, high school years, marria...

For Josephine DiDio’s 99th birthday last year, family members were only able to spend a few minutes outside her door to offer congratulatory greetings. But this year for her 100th, things changed. Family members were thrilled to gather in Italianissimo Restaurant for the birthday girl’s 100th celebratory dinner and extend to the new centenarian goo...

The Original Goodfella’s will be vacating its Dongan Hills brick-and-mortar location for what is slated to be a South Shore opening, the Advance learned Monday. According to the owner, Scot Cosentino, The Original Goodfella’s is slated to move to the Great Kills area of Staten Island “in the coming weeks.” The exact location is not confirmed, but C...

Please join us for a celebration Honoring the Birthday of Antonio Meucci. Saturday, April 17th at 1:00 p.m Open Air Event on the grounds of the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, 420 Tompkins Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305 Winners of the High School Essay Contest will be announced, and students will receive their awards. There will also be a raising of the...

A special two-part virtual series on Thursdays, April 8 and 22. Presented by Carla Gambescia. 04/08 • Thursday 7 pm, Part 1: Humanizing Art – Giotto di Bondone; 04/22 • Thursday 7 pm, Part 2: Art as Propaganda in Baroque Rome. Organized by Casa Belvedere Carla Gambescia is the author of La Dolce Vita University: An Unconventional Guide to Italian C...

Learn the best gardening tips for getting your garden ready for the season!  In this short presentation, professional Landscape Designer and Garden Coach Carmen De Vito shares her best advice for preparing your garden for a successful growing season. Whether you have a small plot or an acre of space, you will learn gardening practices that will boo...