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Jean Leisher has until the end of March to learn how to make tiramisu from the man who may have invented it. She’d never cooked professionally until this year. But today, she’s working in the kitchen of Piedigrotta, an Italian bakery bordering Little Italy. Her teachers are Antonio and Bruna Iannaccone, who have owned the shop since 2002, but are n...

Summer 2017 is approaching quickly and that means time for the North End Processions & Feasts! A new addition this year is a Mass and candle lit procession with the statue of Saint Anthony of Padua that will be held on the traditional date of June 13th. The procession will include the Franciscan Friars, First Communion children, devotees and Italia...

Lisa Meeting fell in love with Italian gelato in 2008. Her taste buds soared the firs time she tasted it in Florence, Italy, while stationed there with her husband. Upon her return to the states in 2010 she would dream of opening her own gelato cafe. That dream will become a reality this month with the soft opening of Cafe Frutta Fresca in Sneads F...

When: Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 7:15 PM- where: The Manhasset Public Library | 30 Onderdonk Avenue, Manhasset, NY 11030 - General Admission: $25 - Advance registration required. RSVP now. Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author, invites NOIAW members and friends to the presentation of her new book, Kiss Carlo. The book is an exhilarating...

Constantino Brumidi (1805–1880) is best known for the murals he painted in the United States Capitol over a 25-year period, including the Apotheosis of Washington, the Frieze of American History and the walls of the Brumidi Corridors. His artistic vision was based on the wall paintings of ancient Rome and Pompeii and on the classical revivals that...

Ample selection of wine, zero natural light and you taking in some lively jazz, giving off serious Dickie Greenleaf vibes. These are the things the Producer Table is made of. It’s an underground, old-school supper club beneath Capri Ristorante in Little Italy, and it’s open to the public on a reservations-only basis Mondays and Tuesdays. We now rem...

The celebration season continues for Mission’s historic Division 3 state-championship boys basketball team.The Bears — along with NCAA championship soccer coach Stephen Negoesco — will be special guests at the inaugural High School Sports Awards banquet put on by the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club on May 8 at its North Beach clubhouse on Washi...

Francesco Mastroianni da “ragazzo d’acqua” a Banchiere. Francesco Paolo Mastroianni nacque a San Pietro Avellana (oggi provincia di Isernia), il 24 luglio del 1877, da Antonio Pasquale (n. a San Pietro Avellana il 1850) “muratore” e Anna Maria Izzi (n. a Vastogirardi il 1850). Francesco arrivò negli Stati Uniti quando aveva solo 10 anni e da subito...

Executive Chef Luciano Sautto, who joined Quattro in January 2017, has just unveiled new menu items that reflect his diverse culinary background and Italian upbringing. These additions provide a touch of spring to the award-winning Italian eatery whose menu is centered on house-made pastas and dishes influenced by various regions of Italy. “The new...

Sarà forse a causa della mia incontenibile passione per la musica, ma le parole della canzone di Edoardo Bennato del 1995 sono la prima cosa a cui ho pensato quando, a fine febbraio, mi sono ritrovata tra le mani la proposta di progetto di ricerca sul campo di Jackie Gillum e Natalie Cleland, due delle dieci studentesse americane che questo semestr...

A new restaurant is opening at East Hills Shopping Center. Primavera Italian Restaurant will be located at 3818 Frederick Blvd., in the building that previously housed Carlos O’Kelly’s. The eatery plans to be open by late summer or early fall. “We are excited to welcome a friendly, family-owned restaurant to the East Hills tenant line-up,” said...

The city’s school board approved a measure to name the media center inside the new School 16 building after Italian-American trailblazer Mary Augusto, who founded “La Voce Italiana” or “The Italian Voice” newspaper and was the first woman to run for mayor in the Silk City. Augusto died in 1982. To preserve her memory, Augusto’s daughter, Cesairna A...