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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...

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...

When: Thursday, May 25, 2017 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute of New York - Organized by : ICI - Entrance : Free The last encounter of the series focused on "the excellence of Italian human capital and personal success stories" is dedicated to Mauro Porcini, Chief Design Officer of Pepsico, Inc. He will be in conversation...

Clark UNICO took Little Italy in the Bronx by storm on Saturday, visiting the famous Arthur Avenue for an afternoon of all things Italian.  A group of 55 Clark UNICO members and guests traveled by bus to the historic Belmont section of New York's northernmost borough. After lunch at Enzo's Restaurant, the group strolled the historic district soakin...

Our feature story two weeks ago on Lockport’s once thriving “Little Italy” community in Lowertown has generated quite a bit of response from locals whose family roots began or passed through there. In a Lockport Sunday feature article on April 9, Lockport’s Roy Ranney, 90, and Joe DiCarlo, 81, talked about their days growing up in Little Italy — lo...

Although a Virginian by birth, George Washington has myriad associations with New York City, the most obvious of which include the uptown neighborhood, downtown park and bridge to New Jersey that bear his name. But soon, New Yorkers are going to be given an entirely new—and revealing—perspective on the Father Of Our Country when a nude statue of hi...

On her debut recording Italiana Fresca, scheduled for release on May 19, 2017, sultry songstress VANESSA RACCI takes a fresh approach to classic pop, reviving Italian-American standards associated with the likes of Dean Martin ("Return to Me"), Al Martino ("Al di là"), Louis Prima ("Buona Sera"), and Connie Francis ("‘O sole mio"). RACCI, a New Yor...

Hands off that historic church building! A judge has called a temporary halt to the planned demolition of a century-old Ocean Hill-Brownsville church, Our Lady of Loreto. Catholic Church officials recently got demolition permits from the city Buildings Department for the vacant church at 126 Sackman St. They've been threatening to tear it down and...

Tuesday, May 2nd at 7:00 PM - Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10301 The Le Marche region is a treasure still unknown to most foreigners. The New York Times and The Guardian enthusiastically described it as "the new Tuscany," but it has its own strong geographical and cultural identity. The region boasts a highly diversifie...

The Sons of Italy’s New York State Grand Lodge Foundation has recognized Dr. Ann Jablon, Professor and Chair of Communication Sciences and Disorders, with the 2017 Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Award. This award recognizes outstanding Italian-American women in education for their significant contributions to their profession and their communities. It is n...

You have to try it. That’s what people had told me about Mamma Onesta’s in Lockport. So a friend and I stopped one day when we had to be in downtown Lockport anyway. One step inside and we were struck by its Old World elegance and café charm. I quickly snapped a couple pictures and sent them to a friend I thought might appreciate them. “Mamma Onest...

Staten Island: I am a collector of Arturo Di Modica’s beautiful work and a family friend of many years. The message he’s trying to convey is far more compelling than the media suggests, and I believe it needs to be articulated. Let’s be clear: In this day and age, we all believe in equality and women’s rights. We can all chastise not only Wall Stre...