October 3 (Tuesday) 7:30 pm Ceremony and Reception. Westchester County Proclamation Ceremony in Honor of Italian Heritage and Culture Month. Presentation and Proclamation by the Honorable Robert Astorino, Westchester County Executive. With Special Recognition of Outstanding Students and Teachers of the Italian Language in Westchester County. Sponso...

Discussion continued last week on the landmark status of three locations in White Plains, including a Christopher Columbus statue that has recently sparked debate. During a public hearing held by the Historic Preservation Committee last Wednesday, residents voiced that the Columbus statue should receive landmark status. The statue is located in Tib...

The patron saint of Naples will be honored in Yorktown next week, beginning with a traditional procession on Thursday, September 13, followed by five full days of fun, food, and good, old-fashioned community revelry. For the uninitiated, San Gennaro was not the inspiration for a truly excellent episode of Black Mirror. Saint Januarius was a Third C...

September 28 (Thursday) 7:00 - 8:30 pm. From the Heart: A Treasury of Italian Songs. Westchester Italian Cultural Center. One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, NY A one-hour video presentation featuring a collection of some of the most beautiful and beloved songs including O Sole Mio, Torna a Surriento, Mattinata, Core'ngrato from movie and television...

Vandals have damaged the Christopher Columbus statue in a Yonkers city park. Yonkers police say the two-foot plaster statue in Columbus Memorial Park was knocked off its pedestal overnight. Police found the front part of the statue at its base and the back part at the top of a hill. Neighbors are outraged by the vandalism. "I have a lot of Italian...

People of all nationalities came together for a celebration of Italian culture in Valhalla this weekend. The Italian Heritage Festival at the Kensico Dam draws thousands every year as people enjoy popular Italian food and classic Italian music. Event sponsors say Italians have contributed to Westchester's past, present and future. "We try to rememb...

06/15/2017 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM ET - Westchester Italian Cultural Center - 1 Generoso Pope Pl, Tuckahoe, NY 10707 - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE A one hour audiovisual presentation on the life and career of the legendary tenor from Philadelphia by noted Lanza authority Bill Ronayne. The presentation includes rare early private recordings and radio...

05/18/2017 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM ET Westchester Italian Cultural Center - One Generoso Pope Place - Tuckahoe, NY 10707. Members $20 – Non-Members $25 - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE A 10th Anniversary Remembrance. A one-hour video presentation by William Ronayne, featuring the beloved tenor in opera and song including memorable performances of arias...

Generoso Pope was one of the most important Italian Americans of the XX century. A kid who came to the US with a few bucks in his pocket, he became a king in the construction business in the growing New York with its ever-changing skyline. Generoso Pope was behind the most important media in the history of the Italian American community, the newsp...

NIAF member Karen Haid will be hosting two presentations of her book, “Calabria: The Other Italy,” at Italian cultural centers. The first will take place on Friday, February 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center in Tuckahoe, N.Y. This book presentation will also include a culinary demonstration and tasting of traditional Calab...